Blue Coast 160’

A green trimaran… that’s retractable!

Naval architect Jean-Jacques Coste has come up with an astonishing 160-foot (48 m) trimaran intended to be built in carbon. 

In addition to energy management and production systems that make it possible to do away with using fossil fuels for most situations, by drawing on the powerful BMS lithium-ion battery pack, the BLUE COAST 160 features folding linkage arms to reduce its beam from 75 feet (23 m) when under way to 36 feet (11 m) in harbor or at anchor. This “reasonable” width, combined with a draft of less than 6 feet (2 m), will allow this ambitious trimaran to stop in areas that would obviously normally be off-limits to a yacht of such beam... Seen from above, the arrowhead-shaped deck of the central hull is surprisingly reminiscent (albeit much more slender, due to its length) of the Allegro, a little 26-foot trimaran launched back in 1976...

Like most Catamaris® constructions, the BLUE COAST 160 is built as a prestigious triple-decked, one-off, adaptable to suit your preferences in terms of number and layout of cabins, interior fittings and furnishings. For example, there's a garage and platform designed to house, and transfer ashore, a car! An electric one, of course!

The BLUE COAST 160 is fully automated for optimum ease of use and the ultimate level of comfort.

Builder: Catamaris
Naval architect and design: Coste Design
Length: 157’5” (48 m)
Beam: 36’1”/75’9” (11/23.1 m)
Draft: 5’10” (1.8 m)
Sail area: 3,875 sq ft (360 m²)
Max. speed under power: 15 knots
Number of cabins: 9 including 3 crew cabins

www.catamaris.com 

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