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Pictured: The jaw-dropping 328ft trimaran that looks like Poseidon’s trident

Pictured: The breathtaking £330 million trimaran that looks like Poseidon’s trident, with huge tilting sails (so he can sail under bridges), a beach club and two swimming pools

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

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

Given its resemblance to the Greek god’s three-pointed spear, the 100-foot, multi-hulled boat has been given the name “Trident,” and uses two rigid, tilting sails that reach a height of 228 feet to navigate the ocean.

These can tilt forward 70 degrees to reduce vertical clearance – the distance from the water’s surface to the highest point of a vessel – from 228 ft (72 m) to 138.5 ft (42 m) and allow the vessel to move under most bridges by sailing. In addition, each mast can rotate 360 ​​degrees to maximize wind power.

Spectacular trimaran Trident has sails that give the appearance of Poseidon's toothed spear

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

Trident, which is 100m long, uses tilting sails to sail across the ocean

Trident, which is 100m long, uses tilting sails to sail across the ocean

Inside the six-deck steel-and-aluminum vessel — which was designed by California-based designer Steve Kozloff — the multi-story living quarters span more than 474 square feet and have huge windows throughout for panoramic views.

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

The 64-square-foot (64-square-foot) owner’s suite is located in the bow of the hull. VIP suites, meanwhile, can be found in the respective bows of the two smaller hulls, and there are a further 10 guest cabins scattered around the outriggers, along with accommodation for up to 20 crew members.

Trident was designed by California-based designer Steve Kozloff

Trident was designed by California-based designer Steve Kozloff

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

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

Each Trident mast can rotate 360 ​​degrees to maximize wind power

Each Trident mast can rotate 360 ​​degrees to maximize wind power

The trimaran is equipped with two helicopters and two pools on the outriggers

The trimaran is equipped with two helicopters and two 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 stamps, meanwhile, are two helicopters and two swimming pools.

In addition, there is a large garage with space for two tenders, the Nemo submarine from U-Boat Worx and other water toys.

The ship's multi-storey living areas cover more than 474 square meters and have large windows throughout for panoramic views

The ship’s multi-storey living areas cover more than 474 square meters and have large windows throughout for panoramic views

While Trident can reach 12 knots (14 mph) under sail, she is also equipped with a hybrid (diesel-electric) system that allows for a top speed of 17 knots

Trident can cover 6,700 nautical miles at 14 knots (16 mph) on diesel alone

While Trident can reach 12 knots (14 mph) under sail, she is also equipped with a hybrid (diesel-electric) system that allows a top speed of 17 knots. Trident can cover 6,700 nautical miles at 14 knots (16 mph) on diesel alone

Trident is the latest model in Kozloff's Goliath series of 'foldable' sailing yachts

Trident is the latest model in Kozloff’s Goliath series of ‘foldable’ sailing yachts

The ship is equipped with a crane system that can assist with the loading and unloading of equipment, and there are also six self-inflating lifeboats below the main deck.

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

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

For more information visit www.thegoliathseries.com

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