Alibi unveils fast sailing trimaran concept 116 OneOff
by Simon Hardie
Thailand-based Alibi Catamarans has revealed details of its 35.35 metre trimaran sailing yacht concept, the Alibi 116 OneOff.
Alibi Yachts, led by former trimaran racer Loïc Goepfert, has used its experience from the world of racing trimarans to develop a fast and comfortable cruising trimaran concept, which has a top speed of 30 knots.
Alibi Catamarans has pitched the concept towards superyacht owners looking for a different way to travel. It said the “35 metre sailing multihull, with its renewable energy system, can travel almost for free. Crossing oceans in such a way unlocks new holiday destinations without thinking of delivery costs.”
Particular attention has been paid to the structural importance of the central hull, which takes most of the force, allowing the overall design to be lighter. Other important design elements include the 23 metre beam for stability and the three ultra slim hulls for speed.
The spacious living area provides accommodation for ten guests, as well as a central lounge and dining area. Two king-size cabins are located aft and two bunk-bed cabins forward.
On the lower deck a large master cabin has a brilliant view through large glass door in the transom. This door also provides access to the sea via a swim platform.
The separate crew accommodation, engine room and galley are all located forward of the master suite on the lower deck, meaning the crew can work without disturbing the guests.
Outside, OneOff has a lounge area forward of the glass-roofed saloon, a protected lounge in the main aft cockpit lounge and a separate raised helm station.
The engine room of the Alibi 116 features an efficient hybrid diesel, hydrokinetic generator to provide the necessary power. Smart electronics and sensors provide easier handling for the yacht to be sailed with a limited number of crew.
The yachting industry is seeing an increasing number of trimaran designs and builds, both sail and motor. Other sailing trimaran concepts include the UltraLuxum CXL160 and the 80 metre Dragonship from Pi Yachts.