, 2022-10-19 03:29:37,
The 178 foot double-masted trimaran Epiphany can carry a seaplane and has heated masts, handrails, and doors to minimise icing problems in high latitudes
Epiphany is designed for round the world sailing and high latitudes, and with three decks and a steel hull, guests and crew could easily spend months afloat.
Designed by the pen of Steve Kozloff Designs, the 178 foot trimaran has a Chantiers de l’Atlantique Solid Sail system, which allows the masts to tilt 70° forwards so the vessel can pass under bridges.
The free-standing masts rotate 360° so sails can be lowered and raised, and is free of yards and shrouds. It has integrated load sensing technology that informs the skipper how much to drive the sailing rigs, and is heated to prevent icing in colder climes.
An integrated telescoping crane system has been installed in each mast for loading.
Each mainsail is made up of semi-rigid panels that are hinged together. The jib is a traditional Dacron sail that is automatically rolled in or out. The total sail plan is 6,700 sq ft.
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