Teddington, UK, 30-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT Asia Pacific and McConaghy Boats are pleased to announce the development of the Tri60®. Short-listed for the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015 in the Yacht Concept up to 40m category, this exciting new 60’ trimaran seeks to balance the desire for Space, Style and Speed in a unique platform that is poised to create big waves across the global power boat sector.
Boasting a modern, luxury design, the Tri60® is designed to provide an impressive power boat experience combining the comforts and pleasures of a day out on the water.
Richard Colwill, Managing Director at BMT Asia Pacific comments: “BMT worked with McConaghy two years ago on a unique composite project at the same time that the much-celebrated 142-foot Adastra trimaran was being completed. We asked – How can we capture the spirit of this compelling work? How do we create something that is as innovative and exciting, whilst also being accessible to a wider dayboat or weekender market?”
The Tri60® was created through the expertise and passion of BMT’s naval architects and engineers across Asia and Europe (www.bmtyachts.com) with styling assisted by Henry Ward Design and A Sea Marine. It is available in two variants: the more open Tri60® Cabriolet, ideal for those focussed on outdoor enjoyment, and the more enclosed Tri60® Saloon, which boasts an incredibly spacious cabin that straddles the full width of the deck. Both variants are built off an optimised trimaran hull form providing outstanding performance, and backed by the assurance of McConaghy’s award winning build quality.
Mark Evans, Joint Managing Director at McConaghy notes: “In taking the Tri60® forward we are building on decades of high-performance composite and multi-hull experience in prototype and production boats that will deliver a unique yacht, providing clients space, style and speed in a manner that no other yacht of this size offers.”
- Space. The Tri60® puts the space where you want it – at deck level; its hull configuration providing unexpected roominess. Its wide beam is more commonly found in yachts of 90’ and the inclusion of massive windows, skylights and sliding glass doors support the seamless integration of indoor and outdoor space. At rest, surprises are still in store as a stern garage is sized for a 10’ four-person tender, allowing the Tri60® to be the base for coastal exploration, while the pontoons store additional deck furniture, fenders and water toys.
- Style. The Tri60® turns heads – the focus of attention in any setting. The forward hull arches across to the pontoons, with long sweeping lines defining the powerful poise of the hull, even when at rest. The Tri60® features a lightweight carbon fibre roof, providing guests with a spacious open canopy to the stars and sky. Large sliding doors and windows, plus flexible furniture configuration allows the owner to rapidly and easily tailor the yacht to best suit swimming, lounging or entertaining and dining.
- Speed & Efficiency. The Tri60® looks fast, and although not a racing boat, can travel up to 32 knots on its base engine option. More importantly is how it delivers this speed: its narrow hull rides above the waves with smooth comfortable passage making assisted by the optimised pontoon design. The efficient hull permits the twin 475hp engines to deliver cruising and top speeds in a compact and lightweight package, providing unmatched performance (around 30% less power and fuel than a comparable monohull at 25 knots), while twin water jets are coupled with fingertip control for manoeuvring in marinas.
Mr Evans adds, “We are very excited to offer McConaghy’s advanced composite construction capabilities in partnership with BMT’s design initiative. The combined strength of our two organisations has created a light, efficient and durable yacht with eye catching style. The Tri60® is truly a platform for owners to experience the water in ways that they could only once dream of.”