A pair of unique trimaran expedition yachts unveiled by Nigel Irens Design

Nigel Irens Design is thrilled to unveil a pair of the breath-taking new ...

A pair of unique trimaran expedition yachts unveiled by Nigel Irens Design

January 14, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Nigel Irens Design is thrilled to unveil a pair of the breath-taking new trimaran expedition yachts, designated the ORIGIN 575 and XPLORE 70. Boasting an exciting new style and offering the ultimate experience for the adventurous owner, these unique explorer concepts, with their very impressive, but in essence, simple technology allow rapid ocean passage to remote destinations at reduced operating costs.

ORIGIN 575 design

ORIGIN 575 design

Developed in partnership with CMN shipyard and French designer Christophe Chedal-Anglay, this amazing fusion of design and naval architecture follows the successful launch and sea-trialing of the three OCEAN EAGLE (OE43) series power trimarans.

ORIGIN 575 - Deck Exterior

ORIGIN 575 – Deck Exterior

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.”

ORIGIN 575 - Lounge

ORIGIN 575 – Lounge

With a firm emphasis on comfort, speed and ocean crossing capability, the new trimaran configuration is notably more efficient than a conventional monohull at a given speed, leading to improvements in both fuel consumption and range, as well as an amazing level of comfort – even in moderate to rough sea conditions. The vessels can easily reach an impressive maximum speed of 28 knots and have a range of between 4,000 and 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots.

XPLORE 70 design

XPLORE 70 design

These true ‘travelling machines’ mix up explorer facilities with superb, understated interior and exterior spaces. This unique capacity to cross oceans at speed and in comfort combines the pleasure of the voyage itself with the excitement of reaching new destinations in such a way that they blend into a single seamless experience.

XPLORE 70 design - front view

XPLORE 70 design – front view

The interior arrangement of the 57,5m ORIGIN 575 design can be customized to meet owner’s needs and requirements. Accommodation is provided to up to 10 guests and 8 crew. In addition, there is deck space for a mini-submarine and a 4,5m tender, while the stern garage can comfortably store a 6m tender and personal watercraft.

XPLORE 70 design - aft view

XPLORE 70 design – aft view

Measuring 70 meters in length, the XPLORE 70 design naturally offers a larger platform with enhanced capabilities, additional space and further range. There is a helicopter deck, as well as space for larger tenders and a mini sub. The additional deck space can host containerised units ideal for rapid role enhancement whether it is a research laboratory, aquarium or a dive-centre.

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