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As the industry ramps up preparations for the forthcoming September boat shows, superyacht designer Mani Frers has taken the opportunity to put his 46m trimaran concept back into the limelight, and lists it for sale with Camper & Nicholsons.

The concept for this striking 46m vessel is already significantly developed. The pre-engineering phase and comprehensive tank testing has already been completed, bringing the design to a build-ready position with the McConaghy shipyard. With construction able to commence without the usual lead-time, the build period is greatly reduced and the superyacht could be in the hands of an owner in just 20 months.

Trimaran

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Engineered to meet DNV commercial class for trans-oceanic use, and capable of economical long range cruising without compromising on speed, this stealthy-looking trimaran superyacht presents a new benchmark in multihull design and builds on an already highly successful fleet of McConaghy multihulls such as the 42.5m Adastra (designed by John Shuttleworth) and their semi-custom catamaran series (designed by Ker Design), the models of which range from 50 to 77ft in length.

Bow entry resistance has been dramatically reduced, in particular at speeds above 25kts where there are big efficiency gains, and the tri-hull configuration delivers an extremely sea-kindly and stable passage, as well as enhanced stability at anchor. The Frers 46m is the first and only composite structure/design that has Preliminary Class approval for both private and commercial use.

The Frers Trimaran offers huge exterior space with the aft deck spanning the full 11.2m beam of the hulls. This area is dedicated to al fresco living and features a Jacuzzi pool, a bar, freestanding sun loungers and plenty of relaxed lounge-style seating. From here, steps lead down the transom on either side, where a large bathing platform awaits. The primary tender garage, situated within the transom, can then be opened up and converted into beach club mode to further enhance this recreational area. Side garages port and starboard will house additional water toys, with ample space for another tender or a pair of jet skis.

The interior layout and design has been envisioned by award-winning UK superyacht studio, Design Unlimited. The multifunctional accommodation is for up to eight guests across four spacious en suite cabins. The master suite is on the top deck, offering elevated views and a private owner’s deck to aft, which is accessed through full-height glass doors and the remaining guest suites are situated on the lower deck.

Trimaran

Image credit: GERMAN FRERS

At this pre-build stage, the interior design can be adapted and customised to suit an owner’s requirements and Design Unlimited welcome the opportunity to help an owner actualise their own unique vision.

On the upper deck, the design features a touch-and-go helipad – an unusual feature for a yacht of this size and a desirable addition for her usability as a go-anywhere superyacht.

McConaghy have been building super-strong, lightweight boats with complex hull forms for over 50 years and the yard are internationally recognised for their expertise in high tech racing and performance yachts. In the last two decades these have included some of the most successful maxis of all time as well as America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race boats.

Trimaran

Image credit: GERMAN FRERS

James Kinloch, sales and marketing Director at McConaghy comments: “In recent years we found that eco-conscious superyacht owners were taking greater interest in cutting-edge hull design and more efficient construction methods, and we looked to apply the same tech and build processes that we’re known for in the maxi and <24m world, to ultra-efficient superyachts. With particular applicability to multihulls, this has enabled us to make a bold and solid return to the superyacht sector.”

This collaboration between McConaghy and Frers offers an impressive design and build pedigree and, when built, is set be to an iconic and truly head-turning superyacht.

The Frers 46m is trimaran listed for sale at a guide price of $26,500,000. Contact Bart Kimman, Camper & Nicholsons, with all enquiries.

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