The concepts are a collaboration between Nigel Irens Design, the CMN shipyard and Christophe Chedal-Anglay.
Two dramatic explorer superyacht concepts have been unveiled, the 57.5-metre Origin 575 (above) and the 70-metre Xplore 70 (bottom). The trimaran hulls place the emphasis firmly on comfort and safety at sea in challenging conditions, and have the added benefit of being very efficient, increasing range and decreasing fuel consumption.
A punchy top speed of 28 knots is not the only impressive figure, with the projected range being 4,000-5,000 nautical miles at a speedy 18 knots.
Accommodating up to ten guests and eight crew, the yachts will appeal to an owner who enjoys long range cruising and exploration. Well laid-out spaces on the Origin 575 create a homely environment with lots of relaxing possibilities, whilst the Xplore 70 is more rugged in appearance. However, both have plenty of room for serious toys, including helicopters and even a submarine.
Nigel Irens comments: “Having applied what we had learned through the development of offshore racing trimarans to their motor-driven equivalents some 25 years ago it’s exciting to see how successfully that technology has now been passed on to the three Ocean Eagle 43 patrol vessels produced by CMN. I have had the pleasure of travelling many thousands of miles in powered trimarans and am passionate about sharing that experience with owners who want to be part of this exciting development.”
Theirry Regnault, CMN shipyard, Cherbourg comments: “We developed the OE43 with NID in order to propose a cost-effective solution for maritime surveillance. The trimaran architecture allows rapid ocean passage to remote destinations at reduced operating costs. The sea trials have also demonstrated a comfortable motion (comparable to the one of a larger monohull) in moderate to rough sea states.”