An impressive custom-designed power expedition catamaran
Aptly named Quo Vadis, Open Ocean 750 Expedition Yacht is an impressive 75 foot catamaran, powered by two Cummins 228 kW/305 HP motors. It was custom designed by Du Toit Yacht Design for a seasoned game fisherman, and is stylish and luxurious as well as comfortable and functional. The Open Ocean 750 is essentially the big sister of the successful Open Ocean 630, also designed by Du Toit Yacht Design and built by Two Oceans Marine.
Designing this impressive expedition catamaran was a project that took 30 months and involved 1750 hours of design work, with three designers involved at various stages in drawing up the interiors, lines, structure and various mechanical details.
Although the 750 Expedition Yacht is not designed to sail, but rather to motor for long distances, it has the same elegant lines and styling as the Open Ocean 630. Quo Vadis is the mother ship for Two Oceans 48 Sport Fisher Game Fishing Boat, and with her powerful engines and large fuel capacity, she is capable of towing this craft on lengthy game fishing expeditions, and has been robustly designed and built for transatlantic voyages.
Accommodation is luxurious by expedition yacht standards, and at the same time comfortable and highly practical. The catamaran has ample accommodation and sleeps up to eight guests in four double cabins. Each cabin has its own spacious en-suite bathroom, with a heads and a shower. In addition, there are two crew cabins, accommodating three crew.
Every little detail in Quo Vadis’ design has been carefully thought out and planned, and she has everything a group of game fisherman would require for game fishing expedition – from bait boxes and numerous fridges and storage lockers, to a state-of-the-art sound system and navigation station, to washing machines, wet lockers and air conditioning.
She boasts two spacious aft cockpits – one upper and one lower – both protected from the sun and the elements. The lower aft cockpit is fitted out with an outdoor galley so that guests can enjoy watching their meals and possibly their catch being prepared over a few drinks in the good weather of the Mozambican waters, which will be Quo Vadis’ primary base.
The main saloon is spacious, and the galley is part of this area, rather than being hidden below as one finds in many charter boats. This impressive catamaran certainly has a more relaxed atmosphere, and is one where one would often expect the guests to enjoy preparing their own food or partaking in its preparation, while enjoying a cold beverage after a day of fishing. The interior of the boat is beautifully finished with wooden laminate flooring, and plenty of stylishly finished cupboard space.
Above deck, the seemingly endless decks are beautifully finished in teak, and around every turn on the beautifully laid out exterior, is another toy – two canoes and a small RIB on the foredeck, and a large davit which holds a large RIB on the aft deck, providing some privacy to the occupants of the aft cockpits when Quo Vadis is moored stern to.
The Open Ocean 750 Luxury Expedition Yacht is certainly the perfect yacht for a game fishing expedition in comfort and style. Certainly, one could not ask for more perfect accommodation or transport for a serious but luxurious fishing trip away with the boys.