JFA Yachts from France delivered the first unit of the Long Island 85 sailing catamaran - the Windquest.

This fast cruising catamaran is the first of a semi-custom “Long Island” series. The hulls of the yacht are made of aluminum; the superstructure is made of composite.

WINDQUEST has a carbon rig and carries a sail area like a high-performance sailing yacht. The hydraulic winches installed on the flybridge are well-suited to maneuvering with a reduced crew

WINDQUEST has 2 x 380 hp engines and 2 x 27kW generators. At her economical speed, WINDQUEST motors at 8.6 knots with fuel consumption of 21 l/h and can reach 12.9 knots at top speed.
The 16’ tender stowed aft of the cockpit is launched using an ingenious system comprising a retractable pole in the main boom. This is again a method of optimizing the weight without using a crane.

Numerous deck lockers allow the stowing of fenders and mooring ropes as well as all the toys (inflatable SUP boards, snorkeling equipment, wakeboard…). On this boat, a large garage opening on the aft platform has been provided for stowing four bicycles.

Outside, there is a large aft cockpit with a seating area on starboard and another one on port with a dining table, sunbeds either side and a day head. On WINDQUEST, the cockpit can be enclosed using removable panels of a see-through canvas.

The flybridge is the home of the outside helm and control winches, leaving room for a seating area and sunbeds.

Again to keep the weight of the boat down, teak decking has been used only forward of the owners’ cabin and in the aft cockpit.

Interior on WINDQUEST

The cockpit is extended inside by a seating area with a bar on starboard and a dining-room on the port. The helm station is set up against the bulkhead between the two indoor areas. The glass door aft, the large side portholes, and the front windscreen create a very luminous space down below.

A few steps on port lead to the owners’ cabin. The “must-have” on the Long Island 85! Stretching across the full beam of the yacht, this exceptionally large suite offers a superb view on 180°, never before seen on a sailing or even on a motor yacht of this size. A few more steps give access to a door opening on a private deck just forward of the owners’ cabin.

The Long Island 85 is available in 3 versions: 3 guest cabins and an office (like WindQuest); 4 guest cabins and five guest cabins.