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Prout 138 Worlds Largest Sailing Trimaran

02 Aug Posted by in Latest News | Comments
Prout 138 Worlds Largest Sailing Trimaran
 

Under construction at Prout International is the second Prout PT-138 catamaran.
Measuring 42.06m, the Prout 138’is the world largest sailing trimaran and the first sailing trimaran super yacht intended for luxury global cruising. The Prout PT-138-02 was infused in early March and construction on both of the world largest sailing trimaran yachts continues.

After weeks of preparation, it took only 3 hours for the PT-138 hull 02 to be completely infused. The advanced construction method of composite G.R.P. with carbon fiber reinforcements is believed to be the largest single piece epoxy infusion in the world and was completed at the factory in China under the auspices of RINA.

The Prout design PT138 is fitted with a Caterpillar C-12 on the center hull and Steyr Hybrid diesel engines fitted on the port and starboard wing hulls. The vessel achieves a cruising speed under power of 15 knots. Computer polar projections indicate excellent boat speeds under sail ranging from the low teens to the 20-knot range with 814.7 sqm  (8,771 sqft) of sail area.

The PT-138 sailing trimaran superyachts are expected to be delivered in late 2011 and in 2012 respectively.

Watch the world’s largest single piece epoxy yacht infusion in the video below.

World’s largest sailing trimaran Prout PT 138

Breaking records, Prout has successfully infused all three hulls of its innovative sailing trimaran, the PT-138, using epoxy resin at the yard in Zhuhai (China). The Prout Trimaran 138’ is designed and constructed as an all-composite shallow draft sailing trimaran with a 46 ft beam with a very small draft of only 1.52 m. The hull and deck are to be constructed utilizing Prout International’s mold and when the Prout PT 138 is launched it will be the largest sailing trimaran in the world.

Trimaran Prout PT 138 infused hull

This 138 ft trimaran has been designed to conduct extended offshore passages with her owner and may also be used for luxury yacht charters.

World’s largest sailing trimaran Prout PT 138

Prout Pt-138s General specifications:

LOA: 138ft
Beam: 46ft.
Displacement: 32,767kg.
Draft: 1.52m.
Rigging and Sails:
Mast Height: 43m.
Mainsail 257m2
Genoa: 259m2
Gennaker: 271m2
Equipment:
Water Tank: 3,785 l
Fuel Tank: 15,142 l
Engine: 625 cv

About Prout International

The Prout name has been synonymous with quality yacht construction since its founding in 1954 by Roland and Francis Prout.  Through its demanding specifications and relationships with its Far East shipyards, Prout has been able to continue producing only the highest quality yachts with the finest materials at a fraction of the costs incurred at facilities elsewhere.  Using this competitive advantage in conjunction with Prout’s extensive IT and R&D work, Prout is able to provide labor intensive, high-end touches to its yachts, including compound curved high tensile safety glass in the salon windows, high-grade inlaid woods, genuine hard-wood flooring, natural golden teak decking, and granite countertops.

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