12 of the coolest multihull superyachts

The market for multi-hull superyachts has skyrocketed in recent years as owners begin to favour the high volumes and superlative stability on offer. Once the novelty of a small group of owners, a recent slew of multi-hull concepts and the success of shipyards such as Sunreef has confirmed that two and three-hulled superyachts are well and truly on the up. We remember some of the most ground-breaking multi-hull launches...

White Rabbit

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White Rabbit

One of the coolest launches of 2018, the 84 metre White Rabbit is the largest trimaran in the world. She was built in fibreglass by Australian Yard Echo Yachts with exterior design by Sam Sorgiovanni and naval architecture by One2Three. White Rabbit was delivered to an experienced owner who owns a number of other multihull superyachts, including a 51 metre shadow catamaran, also built by Echo Yachts, which will be used as a support vessel; for the 84 metre trimaran.

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Echo Yachts   84 m •   2018

Hodor

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Inspired by Game of Thrones, the 66 metre shadow catamaran Hodor is a support vessel used to carry all the toys and tenders for her mothership. The vessel is fully custom and was designed by Incat Crowther. Hodor boasts five tenders, including a 17 metre chase boat and a 388 Skater powerboat with a top speed of 165 knots. Other toys include nine Jet Skis, two Yamaha ATCs, four Yamaha TW200 trail motorcycles and a three-person submarine.

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Adastra

A true icon, Adastra was launched in 2012 by Australian yard McConaghy Yachts. With a length of 42.5 metres and a sleek Kevlar and GRP exterior, this space-age design is every bit as out-of-this-world as its name suggests. Made for exploring, an impressive 10,000 nautical mile range means she can cross the Atlantic twice before needing to refuel. A shallow draft of 1.2 metres allows her to access hard to reach anchorages and shallow bays too.

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McConaghy Boats   42.5 m •   2012

Hemisphere

In 2011, Hemisphere was launched as world’s largest sailing catamaran with an LOA of 44.2 metres - and she remains so to this day. Built for American owners who had previously chartered a catamaran in the Caribbean, this British yacht was a bespoke project by Pendennis. Fully kitted out for diving, Hemisphere’s port hull contains a dive centre capable of refilling both air and Nitrox tanks.

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Pendennis   44.2 m •   2011

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Pendennis   44.2 m •   12 guests • Price from $260,000 p/w

Royal Falcon One

The 41.4 metre Royal Falcon One is a quirky catamaran launched in 2019. She was designed by Singapore-based Royal Falcon Fleet in collaboration with F.A Porsche Design Studio and built in Sweden by Kockums. Accommodation is for up to 10 guests in five spacious cabins, including a full beam master suite with its own private deck space. Crew are housed in the two hulls.

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Custom   41.4 m •   2019

Spirit

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Launched in 2015, Spirit is a 35 metre New Zealand Yachts powercat featuring Ken Freivokh interiors and naval architecture by Bakewell-White Design. A perfect example of how catamarans can help to maximise the living space available, Spirit has the interior volume you might expect from a 45 metre monohull. Her unconventional looks will make her stand out from the crowd in her new home of Australia, but Spirit is just one of many striking multihull superyachts to have hit the water in recent years.

Pilar Rossi

Formula One racing legend Nelson Piquet’s yacht Pilar Rossi was built in Turkey as a modest 33 metre Alucraft motor yacht. But his uncle, a Brazilian naval architect, helped Piquet convert her into a 64 metre sailing trimaran by adding outriggers and two masts. The reborn trimaran can accommodate up to 18 guests.

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Alukraft   64.34 m •   1989

Galaxy of Happiness

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Unveiled to the world in May 2016, Galaxy of Happiness is one of two 53 metre trimarans to be launched by Latvian yard Latitude Yachts. This multihull superyacht is built from a GRP and carbon fibre composite and is capable of a top speed of 30 knots. The interior, designed by Latitude Yachts and Jean-Jacques Coste, features an owner’s cabin and two guest cabins.

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Latitude Yachts   53.32 m •   2016

Asean Lady

Launched in 2004, this Chinese catamaran from Pride Mega Yachts may look like a vision of the future, but the inspiration for Asean Lady is actually ancient. The twin hulled 88.15 metre yacht is based on the proa design that has been used for more than 2,000 years to build fishing boats in the Pacific region. Her stability was put to the test in December 2004 when she survived the Indian Ocean tsunami while moored off Phuket.

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Pride Mega Yachts   88.15 m •   2004

Nurja

Popular among commercial buyers, SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) designs are becoming increasingly sought-after by private clients due to their internal space and sea keeping abilities. The most prominent example of this is the Abeking & Rasmussen designed Nurja (formerly Silver Cloud), a 40.54 metre SWATH that was launched in 2008. The torpedo-shaped submerged hulls contain the engines and as a result the vibration levels on board are significantly reduced.

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Abeking & Rasmussen   40.54 m •   2008

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