NEW - The Lightwave 55 Motor Yacht

22 December 2022

NEW - The Lightwave 55 Motor Yacht

The Lightwave 55 Motor Yacht–an elegantly styled, efficient, long range blue water cruising catamaran with no compromise on comfort.

Since 1996, Lightwave Yachts has handcrafted an exclusive fleet of over 90 vessels, right here in Australia. Over these last 25 years, our family of adventurous owners have cruised millions of nautical miles throughout many parts of the world. Their collective, invaluable experience & feedback has contributed to years of continual refinement & innovation which shaped the foundations of the all-new 55 Motor Yacht.

The 55 Motor Yacht marks the beginning of a new era for Lightwave Yachts. An entirely new design with more space & luxury, developed with the best attributes of all prior models.

Featuring long andsleek hulls, an optimal shaft angle, and 5500L fuel capacity the 55’ Motor Yacht can endeavour on blue water passages up to2500nm at acruising speed of 8 knots, or 1100nm at 16knots. The semi displacement hull shape is designed to cut through the water with very little propulsion, allowing the vessel to efficiently cruise at higher speeds.

The 55 Motor Yacht is poweredby twin shaft driven Volvo D6 engines, ranging from 300-480hp each. The 480hp version will deliver up to 25 knots of boat speed.

Designed with extended blue water passages in mind, essential safety features have been incorporated into the design. All large mass components onboard are balanced both vertically and longitudinally. Fuel, water & holding tanks are mounted amidships, ensuring a lower centre of gravity and greater stability whilst underway. The high bridgedeck clearance allows sea swell to pass through with minimal impact on the bridge, ensuring comfort in all conditions. Drawing just over one meter of water, global cruising grounds are open to adventure where other yachts could only dream of, and for peace of mind, the full-length keel will protect the rudders and propellers if grounded. In the unlikely event of a collision, there are several fully watertight bulkheads ensuring uncompromised airtight spaces.

For a unique sustainable cruising experience,the 55MY can be equipped with a range of Eco-friendly options.The large cabin top can accommodate up to 3600-watts of solar real estate,enough to power all the vessels onboard electrical equipment.Lithium battery banks feature automated charging and battery management systems allowing the boat to essentially look after itself. Electric or hybrid engines can also be utilized for increased cruising range and self-sufficient living.

The vast aft cockpit can seat up to 8 guests around the timber table. There’s a wet bar to port featuring a deluxe electric BBQ, sink & tap and under bench storage, which can also be used for
additional refrigeration or icemakers if required.

Through a bank of bi-folding doors, the gourmet galley features a full height pantry, door fridge/freezer & integrated appliances including an electric oven, microwave, 4 zone induction cooktop, rangehood and dishwasher. The large island bench has a breakfast bar overhang for two, and features a one and a half bowl sink with optional insinkerator and zip system delivering instant hot, cold, boiling & soda water.

A small step up into the saloon allows great visibility out the windows as you dine up to 7 guests
around the folding timber table on the L-shaped lounge and portable ottomans. Separated by the
optional pantograph door, providing quick access from the helm to the side & fore deck, an
additional L-shaped lounge is located aft.

The centrally located helm features two electric adjustable helm chairs with outstand ing comfort and visibility through the three forward tempered glass window screens. The latest touchscreen and digital switching technology is accessible at your fingertips and allows complete control & visibility of all systems onboard making your boat experience a pleasure.

The 55 Motor Yacht accommodates up to 8 guests with a king-size master cabin, port aft queen size VIP cabin, port forward guest cabin with double bunks, and optional starboard aft guest cabin with double bunks. All accommodation spaces on board features air conditioning and a natural HVAC system.

The master suite is accessed through the hallway, forward from the saloon,and is filled with natural light through the forward and hull-side windows. It features a palatial king island bed with twin bedside tables, office space with desktop and chair, enormous under bench storage, and a large walk-inrobe forward. Aft in the hull is the private ensuite providing all the comforts of home.

The VIP cabinisaft in the porthulland features a queen-sized end accessed bed, ample storage, hanging locker, and private access into the shared guest bathroom, which is conveniently located in the mid-section of the port hull. The guest bathroom is also accessed from the saloon through a separate door, making it perfect for guest to use as a day head. The forward guest cabin is located just forward and features double bunks, ample storage, hanging locker and access into the shared mid bathroom.

A set of curved stairs accessed starboard of the galley, lead down to a versatile space that can be configured to suit the customers particular requirements. Offered standard as a laundry / utility room, it features stacked optional washer & dryer,large bench space with sink and room for a built-in tool cabinet. This space can also be utilized for additional accommodation, possibly for crew, and can be converted into a fourth cabin with double bunks, a private ensuite and stacked washer & dryer.

Water Toy Storage

The forward storage room is theperfect place for storing fishing gear, surfboards, dive equipment, bicycles, or any other large bulky items. Its conveniently access through both an oversized deck hatch, and sealed door in the port forward cabin.