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January 2005

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This 200-foot trimaran is the first in a series that will be produced by the Australian boatyard North West Bay Ships. The idea of developing a multi-hull such as "E-Motion" was prompted by the desire of a wealthy owner for a unique yacht, with lots of space for relaxation and capable to sail in absolute comfort. After having travelled at over 40 knots on a 55-metre "fast ferry" trimaran, constructed by the same Australian yard, this owner decided to commission the NWBS to study of the possibility of building a super-yacht based on the multi-hull principle and able to sail at 20 knots. After twelve months of careful analyses, construction of "E-Motion" go underway, 61.40 by 15.40 metres of luxury designed by the "Sam Sorgiovanni Designs" studio. Both the hull and upperworks are in aluminium, material that guarantees resistance and limited weight in favour of performance and consumption. The interiors are decidedly roomy and full of light and include an owner's suite, a VIP suite and four cabins for guests. The crew's quarters comprise nine cabins giving a total of 16 beds. "E-Motion" comes complete with a series of indispensable optional extras, such as forward and astern manoeuvre propellers, air conditioning, radar, chart plotter, gyrocompass, GPS, autopilot, echo sounder and sonar. Standard communications equipment includes HF, VHF and satellite systems. All the fittings meet the owner's desire for long cruises and being able to count on maximum comfort, but above all on very high safety standards.

Given its large size, "E-Motion" has plenty of room in its garage for numerous tenders, including a Boston Whaler 275 Conquest, a 180 Dauntless again by the American yard, a Nautica International RIB 20 Cat and three jetskis by the Canadian Sea Doo.

For further information: North West Bay Ships; 83 Gemalla Road; Margate 7054; Tasmania; Australia; tel. +61 3 6267 0101; website; e mail

Overall length 61.40 m
Maximum beam: 15.40 m
Draught: 3.00 m
Displacement: 125,000 kg
Official maximum speed: 19 knots
Autonomy at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles
Fuel tank capacity: 94,500 litres
Water tank capacity: 15,000 litres.