Australian yacht designer Misha Merzliakov has unveiled a 102m superyacht design based on shipbuilder Austal’s unique trimaran hullform. The trimaran hullform is a proven platform which offers superior seakeeping, greater speed and fuel economy. The advantages of Austal’s innovative trimaran platform have been proven in commercial operation since 2005, and this leading technology is now available for the superyacht industry.
The design was conceived for an owner seeking a unique multihull vessel that is economical to build and able to operate at high speeds. “The trimaran platform is ideal for the superyacht owners looking for a vessel that combines speed and comfort”, Misha commented.
The 102m superyacht is capable of operating at up to 39 knots, and the trimaran hullform enables the vessel to operate in higher wave heights and at higher speeds than other high speed craft. "This yacht means business when at speed.”
With large outdoor entertaining areas, including an infinity pool on the main deck combined with a spacious interior, the superyacht comfortably accommodates up to 24 guests and a crew of up to 40 people. The superyacht has been designed as a luxurious home away from home, with the owner looking to spend up to six months at a time at sea.
A large array of tenders are hidden away on the main deck, and the design also allows for room to house a Eurocopter in a forward lift hanger.
Designer Misha Merzliakov commented he is "excited to bring this revolutionary hullform to the superyacht market".