Prout International starts construction of a second 138' trimaran
by Raphael Montigneaux
The Chinese-based shipyard Prout International has started the construction of their second PT-138, at 42.06m the world's largest sailing trimaran superyacht.
The PT-138-02 will reach excellent performances with a top speed of 20 knots with 815sqm of sail area, and a cruising speed of 15 knots with her engines: a single Caterpillar C-12 in the main hull and twin Steyr Hybrid diesel engines fitted in the port and starboard wing hulls.
The Prout PT-138-02 was infused in a time of only three hours in early March. This piece is believed to be the largest single epoxy one infused in the world. You can see more of the process on the video below.
The construction of both PT-138 sailing trimaran superyachts continues with deliveries scheduled in late 2011 for the first one and in 2012 for the second.
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