origin 575 + xplore 70  remodel explorer yacht design with trimaran layouts
the ‘origin 575’ top view
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a dramatic contemporary style of explorer yachts have been created by nigel irens design and CMN shipyardjoined by french designer and fellow long term collaborator christophe chedal-anglay, the group came together to work on the development of a pair of trimaran expedition yachts, designated the ‘origin 575’ and ‘xplore 70’. the partnership emphasizes comfort, speed and ocean crossing capability, with a trimaran configuration that is significantly more efficient than a conventional monohull. 


‘having applied what we had learned through the development of offshore racing trimarans to their motor-driven equivalents some 25 years ago, it’s exciting to see how successfully that technology has now been passed on to the three ocean eagle 43 patrol vessels produced by CMN,’ comments designer nigel irens.I have had the pleasure of travelling many thousands of miles in powered trimarans and am passionate about sharing that experience with owners who want to be part of this exciting development.’

the ‘xplore 70’ with helicopter and tender 
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performance is impressive with a top speed of 28 knots (52 km/h) and a range of between 7,408 and 9,260 kilometers at 18 knots (34 km/h). the interior arrangement of the ‘origin 575’ (57.5 meter design) can be customized to suit an owner’s requirements, but each can accommodating 10 guests and eight crew. there is deck space for a mini-submarine and a 4.5 meter tender while the stern garage offers storage for a six meter tender and personal watercraft. 

the 70 meter version can also hold containerized units ideal for rapid role enhancement 
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‘xplore 70’ naturally offers a larger platform with enhanced capabilities, additional space and further range. the yacht features a helicopter deck, as well as space for larger tenders and a mini sub. the extra deck space is able to board containerized units ideal for rapid role enhancement whether it’s a research laboratory, aquarium or a dive-centre. this unique capacity to cross oceans at speed and in comfort combines the pleasure of the voyage itself with the excitement of arriving at new destinations in such a way that they blend into a single seamless experience. 

the front hull of the ‘xplore 70’ 
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the smaller ‘origin 575’ accommodates 10 guests and eight crew members 
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the glass rear lobby 
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the front hull lounge area 
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the canopy of the ‘origin 575’ 
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the main indoor deck area 
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