Pictured: The stunning £330million trimaran that looks like Poseidon’s trident, with huge tilting sails (so it can pass under bridges), a beach club and two pools
- Known as the Trident, the ship has two masts that can tilt forward 70 degrees and rotate 360 degrees
- Passengers can enjoy amenities such as a large piano bar and salon, a helipad and a swimming pool
- Onboard accommodation includes an owner’s suite, VIP suites, 10 guest cabins and cabins for up to 20 crew members
A spectacular £330m ($400m) trimaran with huge sails giving it the appearance of Poseidon’s trident has been unveiled.
Dubbed the “Trident” for its resemblance to the Greek god’s three-pronged spear, the 328-foot (100 m) multihull uses two rigid, tilting sails that reach a height of 228 feet to navigate the ocean.
These can be tilted forward 70 degrees to reduce draft – the distance from the water surface to a ship’s highest point – from 228 ft (72 m) to 138.5 ft (42 m) and allow the ship to drive under most bridges. Also, each mast can be rotated a full 360 degrees to maximize wind power.
The spectacular trimaran Trident has sails that give it the appearance of Poseidon’s jagged spear
Trident is 100 m long and sails across the ocean with tilting sails
Inside the six-deck steel and aluminum vessel, designed by Californian designer Steve Kozloff, the multi-level living quarters span more than 474 square meters and feature huge windows throughout for panoramic views.
The large piano bar and salon on the upper deck act as the ship’s hub, from where a network of catwalks lead you to other areas.
The 64 square meter owner’s suite is located in the bow of the hull. VIP suites are located in the respective bows of the two smaller hulls and there are a further 10 guest cabins spread across the outriggers along with accommodation for up to 20 crew members.
Trident was designed by California-based designer Steve Kozloff
The ship’s two free-standing masts can be tilted forward 70 degrees to reduce the draft – the distance from the water’s surface to a ship’s highest point – from 228 feet (72 m) to 138.5 feet (42 m) and her to allow passage under most bridges
Each of the Trident masts can be rotated a full 360 degrees to maximize wind power
The trimaran is equipped with two helipads and two swimming pools on the outriggers
At the stern of the main hull is a full width beach club with retractable decks for even more space and two “spas” in the main hull – one forward, the other aft.
On the outriggers, however are two helipads and two swimming pools.
There is also a full-beam garage with space for two dinghies, The submarine Nemo by U-Boat Worx and other water toys.
The ship’s multi-level living quarters span more than 474 square meters and feature huge windows throughout for panoramic views
While Trident can reach 12 knots (22 km/h) under sail power, she is also equipped with a hybrid (diesel-electric) system that allows for a top speed of 17 knots. The Trident can travel 6,700 nautical miles when cruising at 14 knots (16 mph) on diesel alone
Trident is the latest model in Kozloff’s Goliath series of “foldable” sailing yachts
The ship is equipped with a crane system that can assist with loading and unloading of equipment and there are also six self-inflating lifeboats located below the main deck.
In terms of speed, Trident can reach 12 knots (14mph) under sail power. She is also equipped with a hybrid (diesel-electric) system that allows for a top speed of 17 knots. She can travel 6,700 nautical miles when cruising at 14 knots (16 miles per hour) on diesel alone.
Trident – currently a concept – is the latest model in Kozloff’s Goliath series of ‘foldable’ sailing yachts, which also includes the Elegante, Glory and Galleon models.
For more information visit www.thegoliathseries.com.