Unique and Beautiful Concept Yacht: Meet the Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran
We’ve got a really beautiful concept yacht concept for you to feast your eyes on today, a state-of-the-art vessel straight from a science fiction movie called the Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran.
Commissioned by the Holden Manz Wine Estate, (which you can find east of Cape Town, South Africa), the Fresnel Trimaran was designed by Margot Krasojevic and features a folding wingsail, for a better lift to drag ratio, as well as a retractable Kevlar sail covered in aero-nautical film. In addition to the cutting-edge materials and design, the ship is also powered in a highly innovative way, using solar panels, as well as wind energy to generate electricity. This is used to either run the motors, or the integrated desalination unit, which provides about 4 liters of drinking water per hour.
Let’s not forget, this is a hydrofoil boat we’re talking about – so when she gains speed, hydrofoils push the trimaran out of the water, greatly reducing water resistance, and contributing to a further increase in speed, which makes for a really smooth, fast, and fun ride!We rarely get to see a yacht as special as the Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran. Currently only in the concept phase, we’ll be definitely keeping an eye out for any further developments related to this awesome ship.
Original Post at Luxatic.