Blue Coast Yachts reveals 60m trimaran project
by Chris Jefferies
Multihull specialist Blue Coast Yachts has revealed details of its latest project — a 60 metre trimaran that will be built in Latvia.
The French yard added that construction will begin in September at the Latitude Yachts facility in Riga, with a planned 2018 launch date.
The layout includes accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of eight, with a main-deck master cabin and five guest cabins in the central hull. The main saloon includes areas for entertaining and relaxing as well as a formal dining area with grand views through large windows.
The upper deck comprises a raised pilothouse and an upper saloon, while back aft there is room for a glass-sided pool surrounded by sunpads. Further lounging space is available on the foredeck.
Blue Coast Yachts adds that the 60m will come with “enormous scope for customisation”, with a choice of six hull colours and two transom configurations.
The hybrid propulsion system will feature a pair of 2,600hp diesel engines and one electric engine in each of the outriggers. This results in a maximum speed in excess of 30 knots, as well as an all-electric mode that allows silent cruising at up to 8 knots.
Meanwhile, the BCY 60m’s 20,000 litre fuel tank and super-efficient wave-piercing hulls should deliver an estimated cruising range of 2,800 nautical miles.
Naval architecture is by Coste Design, while the main build materials will be GRP and carbon fibre for a total displacement of around 200 tonnes.