Epiphany is a superyacht concept by California based designer Steve Kozloff. What sets it apart from other existing or still in concept phase vessels is the masts, which can tilt to allow it to get under bridges.
The 54-meter trimaran is part of Kozloff’s Goliath series that are designed around Chantiers de L’Atlantique Solid Sail and the AeolDrive sail and mast system. The two masts can tilt up to 70˚ forward, which reduces the vessel’s hight from 44 metres to just 28 metres, allowing it to sail under bridges and thus access harbours otherwise unreachable in locations like the Panama Canal, San Francisco and San Diego.
Kozloff says his yacht has other advantages compared to classic sailboats besides the tilting masts. Each mast can rotate 360˚ to maximize wind power, while the sails can be automatically and quickly be raised or dropped. It can reach 8 knots on sail power only and 10 knots when the hybrid-diesel electric system is turned on.
The yacht’s interior is just as impressive as its exterior. The centre hull holds a 65 square metre owner’s suite as well as two master suites. Together with the side hulls, all fitted with large windows, the Epiphany can accommodate 12 guests in full luxury and 8 crew members.
The upper deck has an entertainment area that offers a 360˚ view of the seascape thanks to its floor to ceiling windows. The piano and bar are the centre of attention, while the pool outside offers refreshing spot for the hottest days.
Epiphany also comes equipped with a fleet of water toys, such as an A5 Icon seaplane and a Nemo U-Boat Worx submarine with dedicated launching systems, which all fit in the designated full-beam garage. A retractable beach club can also be unfolded across all three hulls to create an almost 140 square metre “playground”.