the Italian designer pierpaolo lazzarini introduces another innovative vessel called "pagurus" or "crabmaran".
Pagurus is, in essence, a 25-meter-long amphibious catamaran that uses solar energy to make its way through water and land.
An amphibious catamaran, two rooms in the middle of the sea
The yacht designed by Lazzarini (not the first: I have already spoken of the wonderful Project L) divides the living spaces into two lateral hulls, connected to each other by a steel bridge structure. The twin hulls, also in steel, can be configured on each side with 2 or 3 bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Pagurus is able to accommodate up to 8 passengers, plus 4 crew members.
The propulsion of the amphibious catamaran is obtained with two propellers at the stern, coupled to two 890 HP diesel engines, capable of moving the vessel at an estimated maximum speed of 24 knots.
The “magic” cylinders to go from the sea to the mainland
In the immersed part of Pagurus the hulls have a recessed space that houses two steel cylinders on each side. These cylinders, threaded like a screw, generate energy with the friction of the water and recharge the batteries of the amphibious catamaran during navigation.
I said "amphibian", right? Here. When the Pagurus reaches the ground the rotating cylinders lower towards the ground, transforming the catamaran into an amphibious vehicle capable of moving on sandy or muddy ground up to 30 kilometers per hour.
The central area acts as a driving position for a "vehicle" that carries out the loading activities by itself, thanks to a small crane platform, which is connected via 4 electric winches and can load and unload various things.
Lazzarini also has in mind an indicative price for the construction (on request) of an amphibious catamaran like this one.