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New Trimonoran superyacht concept could be future of luxury sailing

(Article originally published by CNN.com)

A yacht concept at least 20 years in the making, Escalade is being touted as a "game changer" by the team behind it.

Measuring 25 meters, the unique vessel is said to be the first of its kind to feature a Trimonoran hull, a combination of a monohull and a trimaran hull.

The project came about when designer Baran Akalın teamed up with G. Jelle Bilkert from Dutch firm Anwigema, who's been working on the Trimonoran for over two decades, to incorporate the innovative multi-hull concept into a motor yacht design.

According to Akalın, the Trimonoran, made up of three slim hulls, provides Escalade with at least 30% more space than a similar vessel with a monohull, along with greater stability and less water resistance.

As for pace, Escalade, which is fueled by a hydraulic propulsion system, will have an estimated top speed of around 42 knots.

"The hull provides top speed and stability with less power/energy because of the hull shape and hydrofoils under the body," explains Akalın.

"Her body also allows [for] smoother sailing than standard hulls. The hull cuts the waves very politely."

While its outside is certainly eye catching, the inside of the vessel is arguably just as impressive if recently released renderings for the design are anything to go by.

Described as the "superstar area of the yacht," Escalade's huge saloon, which holds a mirrored ceiling, is split into two sections, with a kitchen on one side, and a lavish lounge area and a raised dining area on the other.

Conceived by British interior designer Celia Sawyer, the décor also includes marble floors and custom-made cabinets.