Latvian shipyard Latitude Yachts have launched two identical trimaran superyachts earlier this month. The spaceship-like vessels each measure 53.32 metres and are reportedly destined for the Middle East upon completion of their harbor and sea trials.
The hulls of the two craft are constructed from a combination of fiberglass and carbon fibre which delivers an extremely lightweight and tough solution. Together with their lightweight construction, two powerful engine packages will ensure a top speed of over 28 knots.
Exterior decks are laid with naturally grown Burmese teak, fabricated and fitted by an Italian company DUCA Solutions using the innovative vacuum technology.
“These two yachts mean two years and five months of intense, complicated and very interesting work,” said Valdis Irbe, the co-owner of Latitude Yachts. “This was a great challenge for me and I was brave enough to agree to bring this project to life. They have no analogues in size – they are the biggest trimarans in the world.”
The shipyard reports that a further two yachts of similar dimensions are on the cards also for Middle Eastern clients.
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