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Gallery: Inside the largest trimaran in the world White Rabbit
The 84 metre White Rabbit was launched in 2018, becoming the world's largest trimaran. The multihull superyacht is the fifth in a series of White Rabbits and follows two Feadship monohulls, a 36-metre catamaran built by Austal and a 61-metre trimaran built by North West Bay Ships. The owners loved their 61-metre White Rabbit but were looking for a serious upgrade. The result was the world's largest trimaran. BOAT takes a look inside...
Images courtesy of Neal Pritchard and Mark Stothard
White Rabbit was built by Australian yard Echo Yachts to a design by Sam Sorgiovanni with One2Three developing the naval architecture. The numbers are impressive: she has three hulls, a 20 metre beam, and can accommodate up to 28 guests with a crew of 36. White Rabbit travels with a 51 metre support vessel, which carries most of the toys and tenders.
White Rabbit is powered by a diesel-electric engine so she's remarkably quiet. In the lower deck master cabin Echo Yachts recorded sound levels of just 40db at 13 knots. The owner even walked around with his own sound meter to put it to the test. White Rabbit has range of 5000 nautical miles, and the diesel-electric engines offer the added benefit of being able to travel further carrying less fuel.
The spectacular staircase on board White Rabbit provides a grand entrance to welcome guests on board. The stairs lead to a central lobby that splits into two lounges – a more formal one to starboard and an informal area to port.
The Port Lounge
White Rabbit's main deck houses two lounges: the informal 'family lounge' to port and a more formal seating area to starboard for older generations (pictured). The saloons are not completely separated, because the owner didn’t want the generations split up. The carpet is by German company Oliver Treutlein and becomes mottled with foot traffic, adding layers to the design.
A spectacular central bar sits on the main deck, with an Alice in Wonderland scene in gold leaf in the ceiling and an eye-catching floor-to-ceiling light feature that doubles glassware storage. Sorgiovanni kept shiny surfaces to a minimum to make cleaning the yacht easier.
The Lower Deck Master Cabin
With an impressive 20 metre beam, White Rabbit can sleep up to 28 guests with accommodation for up to 36 crew. The owner requested two master cabins on board: one on the main deck and one on the lower deck of the centre hull for passages (pictured). The main deck master is the principal of the two, boasting a vast amount of space with a dedicated office and lounge and access to the deck forward and its spa pool.
Tasmanian oak in a chequer pattern has been used throughout the yacht, including in the sundeck games area, aft lounge on the main deck, and cinema. The sundeck cinema and games area is an informal area for younger generations to enjoy. The cinema seats vibrate depending on what’s happening on screen, while the whole area can be shut off for a true cinematic experience.
The Guest Accommodation
There are no televisions in guest cabins, a deliberate choice by the owner that forces younger generations into communal areas. Also unusually, guest cabins are very little cupboard space as guests are expected to live out of their suitcases during weekend and overnight cruising.
The Coffee Lounge
Walking down to the lower deck of the centre hull feels like going underwater, with hull windows revealing the tunnel between the centre hull and the starboard outrigger. It’s an unusual view, but also quite an exciting one as water rushes between the hulls at 18 knots. Plus, all the underwater lights are deliberately placed in the centre hull so they shine under the outer hulls as well.