Two New Superyacht Power Trimarans

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  1. brian eiland
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    Is this a stabilised mono hull or a trimaran?

    And what is the defining line...habitation in the hulls =trimaran?
     
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    Guess you could utilize either term, but since it has 3 hulls the trimaran designation holds true.

    Habitation in the outer hulls is an old idea that was utilized in the early development days of cruising multihulls. I can't think of many modern tri's that try to make use of their outer hulls for accommodations, or even storage.
     
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    ...from another forum

    I responded:

    The Navy's New Deadly Trimaran
    Here are some recent photos of the LCS 2 (to be USS) Independence.
    She's at 43 knots here running at half power. NOTE the absence of a bow wave.
    Turns tightly, also; allegedly this also was done at 43 knots...and from the look of the small bow wave, she's still in the turn.
    http://rense.com/general89/nav.htm



     
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    I'd have made the wing surfaces useful lounge area. Maybe terrace them.

    Carry small boats under the arm-pits, too, for easy launching, and to keep all that messy stuff away from main cabin.
     

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    I had a Nichols 45 built in the mid 60's .

    The bunks were in the wing section , only a ladder, small locker and head were in the float.

    Was exciting as a 13ft whaler could fit between the hulls , and friends would take thrill rides at midnight.
     
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