Pictured: The jaw-dropping £330million trimaran that looks like Poseidon’s trident, with huge tilting sails (so it can cruise under bridges), a beach club and two pools

  • The vessel – known as Trident – has two masts that can tilt 70 degrees forward and rotate 360 degrees 
  • Passengers can enjoy amenities including a large piano bar and saloon, a helipad and a swimming pool
  • Accommodation on board includes an owner’s suite, VIP suites, 10 guest cabins and cabins for up to 20 crew

A spectacular £330million ($400million) trimaran with huge sails that give it the appearance of Poseidon’s trident has been unveiled.

Given the resemblance to the Greek god’s three-pronged spear, the 328ft- (100m) long multihull boat has been named ‘Trident’, and uses two rigid tilting sails that reach a height of 228ft to cruise the ocean.

These can tilt 70 degrees forward to reduce the air draft – the distance from the surface of the water to the highest point on a vessel – from 228ft (72m) to 138.5ft (42m) and enable the vessel to pass under most bridges. Plus, each mast can rotate a full 360 degrees to maximize wind power.

Spectacular trimaran Trident has sails that give it the appearance of Poseidon’s pronged spear

Trident, which is 328ft (100m) long, uses tilting sails to cruise the ocean

Inside the six-deck steel-and-aluminium vessel – which was designed by California-based designer Steve Kozloff – the multi-level living quarters span more than 5,100 square feet (474 sq m) and feature huge windows throughout for panoramic views.

The large piano bar and saloon on the upper deck act as the hub of the vessel, from which a network of walkways will lead you to other sections.

The 682-square-foot (64-sq-m) owner’s suite sits in the bow of the hull. VIP suites, meanwhile, can be found in the respective bows of the two smaller hulls, and there are another 10 guest cabins spread across the outriggers, along with accommodation for up to 20 crew.

Trident was designed by the California-based designer Steve Kozloff

The vessel’s two free-standing masts can tilt 70 degrees forward to reduce the air draft – the distance from the surface of the water to the highest point on a vessel – from 228ft (72m) to 138.5ft (42m) and enable her to pass under most bridges

Each of Trident’s masts can rotate a full 360 degrees to maximize wind power 

The trimaran is equipped with two helipads and two swimming pools on the outriggers

There is a full-beam beach club at the stern of the main hull with retractable decks for even more space and two ‘spas’ in the main hull – one forward, the other aft.

On the outriggers, meanwhile, are two helipads and two swimming pools. 

What’s more, there’s a full-beam garage that has space for two tenders, U-Boat Worx’s Nemo submarine and other water toys.

The ship’s multi-level living quarters span more than 5,100 square feet (474 sq m) and feature huge windows throughout for panoramic views


While Trident can hit 12 knots (14mph) under sail power, she’s also fitted with a hybrid (diesel-electric) system that enables a top speed of 17 knots. Trident can cover 6,700 nautical miles when cruising at 14 knots (16mph) on diesel alone

 Trident is the latest model in Kozloff’s Goliath Series of ‘folding’ sailing yachts

The vessel is equipped with a crane system that can assist with loading and off-loading gear, and there are also six self-inflating lifeboats located underneath the main deck.

In terms of speed, Trident can hit 12 knots (14mph) under sail power. She is also fitted with a hybrid (diesel-electric) system that enables a top speed of 17 knots. She can cover 6,700 nautical miles when cruising at 14 knots (16mph) on diesel alone.

Trident – which is currently a concept – is the latest model in Kozloff’s Goliath Series of ‘folding’ sailing yachts, which also includes the models Elegante, Glory and Galleon.

For more information visit www.thegoliathseries.com.

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