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[12 Apr 2012 | 11 Comments | ]
The $15 Million Trimaran “Adastra” Finally Launches!

Described as ‘one of the world’s most amazing super yachts’, the $15 million, 42-metre luxury trimaran yacht Adastra certainly turned a few heads at its launching ceremony yesterday in China. Commissioned by Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden, it is the result of five years of planning and construction.

Adastra is 42.5 metres long, 16 metres wide and weighs 52 tons. It was designed by John Shuttleworth Yacht Designs and built by McConaghy Boats in Zhu Ha, China. Maximum speed reached by the yacht is 22.5 knots and her range …

[27 Nov 2009 | One Comment | ]
Planet Solar Trimaran

Work on building the €10m 30m (98ft) solar-powered trimaran yacht PlanetSolar is progressing well at Knierim Shipyard in Kiel, Germany. The world’s largest vessel of her type is due to start a global circumnavigation in April 2011, with an estimated travelling time of 140 days. The yacht is due to be launched in January and will undertake a tour of European cities prior to the world trip. Next month, in advance of the float out, the two side hulls will have blocks of batteries with a total power rating of …

[2 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

On Wednesday, 27th of August 08 the world’s largest G-Class maxi-trimaran, Banque Populaire V was launched in Lorient, France. Measuring at 131ft (40 meters)long, the maxi-trimaran is the largest racing multihull ever built..
The trimaran was built at CDK Technologies shed and it took almost two years to be completed. It was a great feeling for the Team Banque Populaire to see their beautiful vessel land safe in water.
“The launching today pays tribute to a coordinated and committed team, and the reunion of the biggest French know-how in the field of …

[31 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

It may not be the fastest, but what could be classified as the world’s most extreme superyacht has been developed. This wave-piercing luxury trimaran may look like something from a Star Trek movie, but it’s no fantasy.

Craig Loomes is making a point. Three points to be exact. In his latest Buck-the-Trend, D A M N the Torpedoes hull design, he’s combined one part superyacht, one part submarine and one part angry hornet trumped-up on amphetamines into a stabilized monohull with wreckless disregard for waves. And just who is this Loomatic? …

[5 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

The flying trimaran l’Hydroptere came back to La Trinite sur Mer marina in France after spending six months in the shipyard. The l’Hydroptere team took the opportunity of good weather period to put the flying trimaran back in the water and remast her..
Last season the carbon trimaran broke two world speed records. l’Hydroptere broke a first record over 500 meters at an average speed of 44.81 knots. The second world sailing record was one over one nautical mile, this run made her the fastest craft in the one mile.After this …