The Porsche of the Water: 43 mph Porsche-Designed Cosmic Catamaran

November 26, 2021

Royal Falcon One is a fast and futuristic, all-aluminium power catamaran with a luxury interior and top speed of 43 mph that tool 10 years to construct. She is 135 ft (41.14 m) long and was developed by Singapore based ‘Royal Falcon Fleet’ alongside Porsche Design Studio. The owner recalls how this unlikely arrangement came about, saying that he has met the chief executive of Studio F.A. Porsche on a flight from Singapore. They had been chatting about his plans to build a Superyacht and the Chief Executive suggested that he used Porsche as it is not the first time a carmaker had ventured into the field of yacht building. 

Launched in 2019, its maiden voyage was a 4,000 mile passage from the Baltic to the Mediterranean that included long spells battling 15-foot high North Sea rollers.  

“She really proved herself on that maiden voyage. Especially when we had to outrun a big storm while crossing the Bay of Biscay. That’s when 10,000 horsepower makes the difference,” Roger Leitner, Royal Falcon One‘s project manager and executive vice president of Royal Falcon Fleet

To carry the Porsche name, this yacht had to be fast, so designers packed her with twin German-made MTU 16V 4000 diesel engines, each with 4,615 horsepower, as well as Marine Jet Power water jets instead of conventional propellers. 

Step inside and the volume of space inside is impressive thanks to her 41 ft beam; there is plenty of room to entertain. Guests enjoy the height of luxury whilst onboard as the owner wanted to use the highest quality materials and a modern and somewhat futuristic theme to create the ultimate experience for guests. Fit 10 guests round the dining table, or enjoy the hip bar or leather sofa. Walk along the long, glass-walled illuminated corridor that has been designed to create a star trek feel that leads into the panoramic lounge. This lounge is the ultimate spot for entertaining guests, with wraparound sofas, deep windows and cocktail bar. 

The top deck is home to the jacuzzi with cushioned sun pads for you and your guests to party or relax. 

The so called piece de resistance on this yacht is the private owner’s terrace off the master bedroom, with features such as a circular dining table under the skylight which means you can star tase while fine dining. 

Royal Falcon One has 5 ensuite cabins for 10 guests, and accommodation for up to 10 crew in the hulls, so it really is the ultimate destination for a glamorous soiree with your nearest and dearest as you won’t have to lift a finger. Beds in the cabins are raised from the floor so they appear to be floating in keeping with the futuristic space themed interior. 

As the name suggests, Royal Falcon One was intended to be part of a fleet of power catamarans, all with the same name. Yet, when the pandemic hit, production of Royal Falcon II was suspended and remains in a yard in Vietnam and only resembles an aluminium hull at the moment. 

Royal Falcon One was largely unused by the owner and is currently listed on the market for €27.5 million. The project manager of the yacht claims “She’s the perfect yacht for someone who likes to do things differently, a yacht that stands out everywhere she goes.” 


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