Design Unlimited’s new MC155 ready-to-build trimaran concept

Written by Charl van Rooy

Design Unlimited has teamed up with designer Mani Frers and McConaghy Boats to create a new 46.8-metre Trimaran motor yacht project that aims to deliver an ultra efficient and comfortable ride at sea. The advanced MC155 comes pre-engineered and developed and is ‘ready to commence production’ according to Design Unlimited.

The project’s bold exterior is the work of Mani Frers who also developed the naval architecture of the yacht while the team at Design Unlimited are behind the interior of the MC 155. McConaghy Boats were tasked with the engineering of all on board systems with Pure Design having handled the composite engineering so as to offer clients a well-rounded and trusted package.

Design Unlimited’s expertise proved useful in utilising every square centimetre of the compact interior and turning spaces in functional and inviting areas without altering Frer’s sleek exterior. The full 11.3-metre beam was made use of on the main deck where the main saloon and dining areas are located. Guests are led out on the expansive main deck aft that features outdoor lounging area complete with a bar, sunbathers and pool. The transom folds down to reveal two staircases that leads to the water’s edge.

The upper deck is where the owner’s suite is located which has been equipped with an en suite bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and gym. Heat-reflective curved glass sliding doors give access to the private aft deck that is also used as the yacht’s helipad, ideal for quick transfers.

Tank tests have verified the yacht’s efficient hull shape which is said to even reduce running and maintenance costs due to its low resistance. The MC 115 will reach 2,500 nm at 14 knots while able to achieve a top speed of 24 knots.



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