Introducing Trident is the name of the latest creation of Steve Kozloff Designs. A mega yacht of 100 meters, six deck, double masted trimaran with two Solid Sail systems from Chantiers de l’Atlantique Solid Sail/ AeolDrive sail and mast system.
Trident features two dedicated helipads, one on each crossbeam. Full beam beach club in the main hull with retractable decks. An integrated telescoping crane system in the boom of each mast can load and off-load provisions, tenders, seaplanes, and more. Amenities include: two large bow pools on each ama, two spas in the main hull, forward and aft. An elevator connects the flybridge to the bridge. The walkway network provides access to all areas of the boat: this is especially noticeable in the overhead view of the boat.
Forward viewing windows in the hulls. 5100 sq ft of living area in the crossbeams with 16 forward-looking windows. Trident is equipped with six self-inflating lifeboats that can be deployed from underneath the main decks of the amas, much like a bomb bay, in the worst of conditions.
Trident’s interior space
The interior space has multi-levels, curved walls, and a multitude of large windows. She features a 682 ft² owner’s suite located in the bow of the center hull and 2 master suites located at the bow of the two amas, guest cabins that can host 26 guests in full luxury, and crew cabins that accommodate 20 crew. The piano bar and entertainment (salon) area on the upper deck include floor to ceiling windows providing views of the surrounding seascape.
Advantages of the Solid Sail System
Trident with her Solid Sail system has many great advantages over traditional sailing rigs. The mast tilts 70 degrees forward to reduce the air draft from 238 feet to 138.5 feet making it possible for The Trident to traverse below most bridges. The Trident now can have direct access to the Panama Canal, San Francisco, San Diego, and many more notable harbors. Solid Sail system is the automated setting and dropping of the sails.
The boat can be pointed in any direction when raising or lowering of the sails. The Solid Sail System has a 360-degree rotating mast. The captain simply rotates the mast into the wind to preform the raising and lowering of the sails. Solid Sail material has a 20 plus year service life vs 4 to 5 years for traditional Dacron sails.
The free-standing mast is clean and free of yards and shrouds, thus making voyages into icing conditions much more practical and safer. Introducing a de-icing system to the clean mast is very feasible. The Solid Sail system has integrated load sensing technology that informs the captain how much to drive the sailing rigs.
The main sails on each mast is comprised of semi rigid panels that are hinged together. The jib is a traditional Dacron sail that is automatically rolled in or out.
Thanks to the Solid Sail system, the result is significantly less expensive than other free-standing sail rig systems.
Heated masts, handrails, and heated doors to minimize icing problems. Full-service sit-down bar on the upper deck. A full beam garage that can handle 2 tenders, one Nemo U–Boat Worx submarine with dedicated launching systems and other water toys. Full beam beach club at the stern of the main hull.
She can cruise at 14kts for 6700 nautical miles with diesel power only. Her range is greatly extended with careful management of her hybrid diesel-electric systems and sail power. Under sail power only, she can make 12kts.
(Trident, the mega yacht trimaran concept – barche magazine.com – June 2022)