M/Y Triton - 88m superyacht by Platinum Yachts
By C.C. Schindel
True to her mythological name, the 88 metre diesel-electric superyacht Triton is destined to rule the waves. Platinum Yachts, a Dubai World Company Dry Docks World subsidiary, unveiled this superyacht at the inaugural 2009 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show in March. Triton was designed by the combined talents of Sam Sorgiovanni and Azure Naval Architects. With a 14.6 metre beam and 4.4 metre draft, she is the first in a planned series of six.
Triton’s design has timeless elements of classic yachts, with a modern perspective. She is a full displacement, twin screw diesel-electric motor yacht with a round bilge steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Her exterior consists of four accommodation decks and a spacious sundeck that can be fitted as a fully compliant helideck at the owner’s request. She has teak exterior decks, stainless-steel railings, glass windscreens, and tinted single glazed windows.
Her general arrangement allows great flexibility, providing luxury owner and guest accommodations, dining, large outdoor areas with ample stowage for water sports and diving equipment, swimming pool, two outdoor Jacuzzis, spa area, and full gymnasium. The Platinum Yachts mission was to create a superyacht perfect for vacation come rain or sunshine. Interior and exterior merge effortlessly without distracting from the surrounding beauty.
This superyacht’s diesel-electric propulsion configuration was designed in close collaboration with Imtech Marine, featuring a “single-deck” engine room that allowed more luxury interior space when compared with yachts of similar size. Though this propulsion design has a greater cost and is generally heavier in weight than others, the trade-offs for these minor considerations include better fuel consumption, low noise and vibration, less need for controllable pitch propellers, and easy maintenance due to the conventional arrangements. Triton has a maximum speed of 19 knots. At a cruising speed of 15 knots, she has a range of approximately 5000 nautical miles. Her classification is Lloyd’s Register - 100A1 SSC Yacht (P) Mono G6 - LMC, UMS, SCM, MCA Large commercial yacht code (LY2) compliant.
Throughout this superyacht, her living spaces focus on the wellness of those onboard. Water and light are the ingredients used to provide a unique atmosphere and ambience. The spa at the top, the three exterior Jacuzzis, the pool and the amazing “beach-club” at the transom form an interacting environment with light and water. The “beach-club”, in addition to the large pool (with waterfall) consists of a sunbathing area, beach bar and diving center, as well as everything a water-sports lover could dream off.
Within her exterior, the arrangement, the spaces, the circulation of crew and guests has been developed in order to provide a home-like feeling combined with sophisticated luxury and privacy. There is a central staircase with glass elevator that connects the five decks together, allowing access from the Lower-deck embarkation platform directly to all the accommodation spaces.
Beginning at the lower deck, the layout includes a full gymnasium with en-suite toilet facilities as well as crew cabin accommodation, fully-equipped galley and laundry facilities. On the lower deck is also the tender garage, capable of handling 11-meter tenders.
The main deck features six VIP suites with en-suite bathrooms, as well as the main dining with seating for 18 and the main salon.
The upper deck has a full-beam owners suite with his/hers bathrooms and walk-in closets, private outside forward deck with Jacuzzi, and informal salon convertible into a theater linked to the aft outside dining and seating area with bar.
The bridge deck this superyacht has a full spa-treatment room with sauna and steam-room, combined with great outdoor seating and sunbathing. Forward is the wheelhouse, office and Captain’s cabin. The Sundeck allows for more sunbathing with Jacuzzi, and exterior seating with dinning space offering a great forward view.