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CAT 12.0 - Catamaran

CompanySunconcept, Lda
Lead DesignersAlmadesign, Lda
Design TeamJoana Braga
Project LocationPortugal
Prize(s)Gold in Transportation / Alternative Fuel Vehicles
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Entry Description

CAT12.0 is an innovative solar powered catamaran, supported by photovoltaic panels, with capacity for 25 to 45 passengers. With modern lines and great dynamic performance, it meets the needs of different services through several interior layouts: lounge for events, open deck for aquaculture or fishing and “cruise”, with two suites for longer journeys. The light and neutral tones of the interior and exterior provide a home feeling and eco-friendly environment. The hull, specially designed for minimal impact on the ecosystem, provides additional harmony with the surrounding nature.


Almadesign focus is on driving innovation through design, using design as a tool to bring people, skills and capabilities together.
Combining human, technological, social and economic perspectives, Almadesign uses a holistic approach to design, developing user-centred technology-based solutions mainly for Transports, Product and Interiors. Almadesign is able to bring together knowledge from different areas and, through collaborative brainstorming, visualization and model making processes, create a tangible vision that helps to steer projects to completion.

Awards and Prize

IDA Design Awards, GOLD WINNER 2020 - CAT 12.0 (Sunconcept)
IDA Design Awards, GOLD WINNER 2020 - Flexcraft
IF Design Award 2020 - ALICE (Eviation)
GreenGoodDesign Award 2019 - CAT 12.0 (Sunconcept)
GoodDesign Award 2017 - Aralab Testa Project (ARALAB)
GreenGoodDesign Award 2016 - DesAIR Project
GoodDesign Award 2015 - inTRAIN Project
National Design Awards 2015 - DesAIR Project
GoodDesign Award 2013 - ISEAT Project
Crystal Cabin Award 2012 - LIFE Project
Prémio Bienal Iberoamericana Design 2010 - MOVE Cybercar (Critical Move)
GreenGoodDesign Award 2010 - MOVE Cybercar (Critical Move)