New 57m trimaran concept from Australian design studio

Australian design studio, Bury Design has released details of a new 57m ‘stabilised monohull explorer’ built on an aluminium trimaran platform, with a beam of 12.84m and a shallow draft of just 2.4m at full load.

Designed with world exploration in mind, the company says the trimaran configuration is key to the vessel, providing outstanding power efficiency, seakeeping ability and comfort not possible with a monohull or catamaran.

The hull configuration consists of a long, narrow, and deep centre hull containing propulsive machinery, with the dimensions of the outer hulls tailored to provide initial stability and a low rate of roll and minimal resistance.  The hull arrangement, coupled with the diesel-electric drive system, allows the vessel to travel 6000nm at 18 knots, with a non-stop transatlantic range at 22 knots.

The vessel layout provides a 16m x 12m open working deck area aft, offering user configurable space for tenders, water toys or submarines to be stowed and launched safely and easily. Forward, there is a touch and go helicopter landing platform, with tender storage underneath.

Accommodation for up to 10 guests features upper and lower lounges, while the crew and service areas are located in the lower hull.

Powered by 4 x CAT diesel driven generators, the vessel also has twin 1100kw electric motors driving controllable pitch propellers.

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