The world premier presentation of a giant trimaran, a project by Monegasque company UltraLuxum, was recently done at Monaco Yacht Show (21 to 24 September 2011).
Constructed in carbon fiber and fitted with retractable floats, the UltraLuxum CXL harnesses the very best of 21st-century technology. She is luxurious, inhabitable and ecological. The project is sponsored by the Monaco Yacht Club, involved on behalf of the Albert II Foundation and its Wood Forever program.
On 23 September 2011, during the Monaco Yacht Show, the UltraLuxum CXL project will be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Club, the project’s official sponsor. With her 48 meters in length and entirely constructed in carbon fibre body weighing a total of 110 tons, she is the biggest cruising trimaran in the world.
Furthermore, the giant will have a mast measuring 55 meters in height, suitable for approximately 1200m² of total sailing area. This should easily enable to navigate at a speed of between 20 and 25 knots under sail, affording passengers a perfectly comfortable ride.
The engines that are envisaged being diesel-electric will reach very comfortable speeds (approximately 15 knots) whilst consuming 40% less than a monohull of the same size.
Compared with a super yacht of the same length, the space available inside the trimaran is enormous. It can therefore be fitted out more completely for longer stays on board. For example, each of its three cabins has an en suite head.
There is also a spacious dining room, a lounge area, a flat-screen TV, an audio/video system on demand and Wi-Fi, a solarium with Jacuzzi on the fly bridge, and equipment for diving and other nautical activities. Swarovski, one of the project’s official suppliers, will ensure an innovative approach to the interior design, incorporating crystals and unique lighting features.
The furniture inside the yacht will be unique as custom made with some removable elements. Furthermore, the trimaran’s huge garage will house a supercar that is delivered with the boat; the brand of the vehicle will be revealed at the project’s launch.
Finally, the trimaran will be constructed in compliance with the requirements of operation Wood Forever, launched by the Albert II Foundation. The wood used will comply with the program’s standards.
The boat’s retractable fl oats constitute the biggest technological challenge of that project. Once tucked in (port configuration), they reduce the width of the yacht from 23 to 11 meters, which is extremely practical when seeking a berth in a port! The space inside each fl oat will be used to fit out spare cabins plus a huge technical area.