lukas avenas outlines rei river catamaran for traveling through lithuania lukas avenas outlines rei river catamaran for traveling through lithuania
jan 19, 2016

lukas avenas outlines rei river catamaran for traveling through lithuania

lukas avenas outlines rei river catamaran for traveling through lithuania
all images courtesy of lukas avenas

 

 

 

 

during lukas avenas‘ fourth year studies, he had a workshop with italian yacht designer alessio liuni and lithuanian designer sarūnas slektavičius. with their help, he created the ‘rei river’ catamaran, designed to go from vilnius, through kaunas, to klaipėda. catamaran layouts are geometrically very stable boats and don’t need ballasts. therefore, they are lighter than a monohull and offers a shallower waterline which is ideal for rivers. traveling up to 70 km/h, the boat could comfortably carry 48 passengers plus the capitan, incorporates a transparent hull that allows everyone to experience 360 degree view of the river. 


the ‘rei’ on the river vinius.

 

 

 

passengers are also able to see the view to the front of the boat and can immerse themselves in this unique trip. the group had no limits on how expensive the catamaran might become, but the main focus was to design unique construction for specific travel through lithuania. 

 

video courtesy of lukas avenas

the catamaran layout handles shallow rivers   

the design would handle speeds of up to 70 km/h
the entrance to the main deck

 

video courtesy of lukas avenas

the rear details of the ‘rei’ 

the center mast for balancing

 

the side louvers of the ‘rei’  

inside, the boat would carry 48 passengers 

the navigation lights for traveling at night

sketches by lukas avenas

the floor plan of the ‘rei’ river boat 

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edited by: piotr boruslawski | designboom

  • odd duck

    dbkii says:
  • If foils were added to the design, damage to river banks would be reduced and fuel economy enhanced d’-)

    Jetwax says:

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