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FOLDING TRIMARAN: Super-Size It!

CXL 160

HERE'S YET ANOTHER CONCEPT YACHT that may or may not exist someday. The Ultraluxum CXL 160, according to its creator, watchmaker Jean-Francois Ruchonnet, will be the "most extreme fusion of architecture, design, comfort, performance, economy and technology ever created in in a luxury sailing yacht." Which may be debatable. If this monster ever gets built, it will however most certainly be the first ever superyacht trimaran with folding amas.

The dimensions are insane: LOA is 158 feet; air draft is 197 feet; the beam is 75 feet (amas extended) or a mere 36 feet (amas folded). Construction is carbon fiber. The projected price tag is astronomical: $52 million.

CXL 160 amas extended

CXL 160 amas folded

If that seems a bit steep, bear in mind that the boat comes fully equipped with an exotic supercar, a McLaren MP4-12C, which fits neatly in the garage in the transom.

CXL 160

CXL 160

CXL 160

CXL 160

My understanding is you have to provide your own bikini-clad boat bunnies.

Sources: Ultraluxum Yachting, Gizmag, Jalopnik

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