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Aluminium 55' fast cruising trimaran

Discussion in ' Boat Design ' started by Two Bob Peter , Jul 8, 2017 .

Two Bob Peter

Two Bob Peter Junior Member

Hi All New poster, experienced sailor, looking to build a fast cruising trimaran in aluminium. Similar design basis as Chris White Hammerhead 54 or Rapido 60. Plan is to commence construction approx 3 years time. Fabricate hulls at my factory (aluminium fabrication business) in Australia and then do fitout in SE Asia. Havent got a huge budget, but from experience I believe I have a good grasp of how much a venture of this size is going to cost. Looking to discuss plans, design etc with architect / engineers that may have done something like this before. Cheers, Peter  

JSL

JSL Senior Member

Two Bob Peter said: ↑ Hi All New poster, experienced sailor, looking to build a fast cruising trimaran in aluminium. Similar design basis as Chris White Hammerhead 54 or Rapido 60. Plan is to commence construction approx 3 years time. Fabricate hulls at my factory (aluminium fabrication business) in Australia and then do fitout in SE Asia. Havent got a huge budget, but from experience I believe I have a good grasp of how much a venture of this size is going to cost. Looking to discuss plans, design etc with architect / engineers that may have done something like this before. Cheers, Peter Click to expand...

Alik

Alik Senior Member

Quite new to trimarans, but have done plenty of cats, also a lot of boats in alu - all with cutting files, to ISO/CE standards. Launched Boats and Catamarans Designed by AM Design, Thailand http://amdesign.co.th/Launched.html  

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Two Bob Peter said: ↑ New poster, experienced sailor, looking to build a fast cruising trimaran in aluminium. .. Click to expand...
JSL said: ↑ Why not contact Chris white? Click to expand...
Ad Hoc said: ↑ What is your SOR that lead you to dictate the hull form as a Trimaran from the outset? Click to expand...

Nico Crispi

Nico Crispi Junior Member

Hello Peter. If nothing else you MUST read this book: https://www.amazon.com/Case-Cruisin...877421005/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me=  

petebrown

petebrown New Member

Hi, I'm in Oz also and interested in these types of trimarans - just wondering if you are still pursuing this ? cheers pete  
Hi Pete Been away on other projects. Still interested in this build. Did get some communication from Chris White re the Hammerhead design. Don’t recall the exact text but recollection is that to recreate that particular design in ally is the same as starting with a blank sheet. I recall he was also worried about the weight. My previous vessel was a 49’ cat, cruising design with good performance and cruising weight of 7500kg. I still feel with the right design and construction principals ally is a viable option for this size tri, but I am speaking from a non-naval architect / engineer perspective and open to be proven wrong, or right! Ive still got research time before I need to start the build, so will keep researching ideas and concepts. Cheers, Peter  

Ilan Voyager

Ilan Voyager Senior Member

All depends of your program. Nice amenities or spartan (that can go from the american luxury condo to the monastic cell)? Very fast, fast or simply rather fast? How many people? How many able sailors (solitary to five guys)? long range or short range? for tropics or any latitude? wild mooring or marina? Young children? Pets? There are a lot of factors. Yes an aluminium tri is viable, some alu trimarans designs have been built in the 80's in France. The French NA Sylvestre Langevins (retired since many years) designed a few. However there are some difficulties which have killed the alu trimarans 30 years ago; Absolute necessity of a NA knowing well trimarans and aluminium ship building. Langevin was a very good NA (just one of his activities) but he was also an outstanding engineer of metallic structures. So good that he taught a generation of structural engineers at the Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers of Paris. A lot of NA who tried in the 80's to imitate Langevin failed. Too heavy or structural problems. there is a lot surface, it's the main problem of the tris. Weight so the engineering must be top, the building must be first class preferably by an experimented aluminium shipyard as very light scantlings will have to be used on a sophisticated structure with miles of welding on thin sheets. It's pretty expensive, but mistakes are more expensive. A medium heavy cruising aluminium catamaran is far easier to design and build. more in the abilities of aluminium factory. Two examples of totally different alu tris by Langevin, see the pics; Djebel Amour, a super luxury floating condo able to sail correctly. The building was very, very, very expensive. 16m x 9.2m. The boat, 30 some years old is now a charter at Madagascar. Découvert, racing tri foiler 15.15mx9m. Always racing 36 years later. I've sailed 30 years ago on its sistership Ker Cadelac, a pleasure. Pretty fast, very seaworthy.  

n5pgo

n5pgo Junior Member

I have been working on this same design in ACAD for years. I also worked in aluminum shipyards in states and Argentina. I have many, many, photos. As for the plans, you can have them. I am now too old and disabled to do this myself. My designs started with the basic Searunner, and scaled it up. The largest was a 70ft. Smallest a 44. My large design was posted on this site ages ago. My 60 used a stand-up engine room with pass thru walkway, semi-vented wings, and ketch rigged sail plan taken from the Creole (with the upside down main and mizzen staysail). Let me know if you want it and I send you the lot.  

CloudBayFlyer

CloudBayFlyer New Member

I know this is an old thread, but I am researching the exact same build. n5pgo or Peter, if you guys are still out there, I’d love to talk!  
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MiMc New Member

Not sure who from the original thread post is still around… I stumbled upon the forum recently and found it interesting and think it’s worth resurrecting. In addition to the boats designed by the French NA Sylvestre Langevins built in the 80’s I have found another French builder CNA Yachting who built 7 of the Tribellule cruising trimarans. These were designed and built by Claude Philippe, his son Yann Philippe has now taken over the family business and the company is now Laita Sailing in Quimperle, France. I have found a few examples of the Tribellule online hull #1 which is a 39’ and hull #7 “Quetzalcoatl”. Attached are a few photos of #7. I’d appreciate thoughts on the design anyone have experience with these rare tris?  

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For their size, trimarans can punch well above their weight in speed, cruising potential and fun. Monohull sailor Theo Stocker gets to grips with how to handle one

Humans tend to gravitate into tribes of like-minded enthusiasts, enjoying the encouragement, support and sense of identity, while often looking askance at others; sailors at motorboaters, cruising sailors at racers, monohull sailors at raft, I mean, multihull sailors, and everyone looks askance at jet-skiers.

Large cruising catamarans (40ft now counts as a small one) are a world apart from monohull sailing, but there’s a sub-tribe of sailors dedicated to life on three hulls and builders such as Dragonfly, Corsair, Farrier, and Astus give them plenty of choice.

I’ve been sailing a 22ft (7m) Astus 22.5 this season, with just enough space for a family of four and a minimum of creature comforts. Thanks to her VPLP-designed hulls and 650kg all-up weight, we can sail upwind at 7-plus knots and downwind at over 10 knots with ease, all on a roughly even keel, while the kids play Duplo down below. It can also be beached and is towable behind a car.

Having, it seems, caught the trimaran bug, I wanted to get better at sailing and handling the boat, but my monohull sailing experience and habits were proving something of a hindrance, so we sought advice from some existing trimaran owners, and well as the UK’s top multihull sailors.

Much of the advice will apply to all multihulls , whether two or three-hulled, while other parts are just for small trimarans. I also found that brushing-up some of my rusty dinghy sailing skills helped get my head around what we were trying to do.

To try out our expert tips we went out sailing to see what difference they made. On the day, we got a solid Force 4-5 southwesterly, averaging 16 knots, but fluctuating between 12 and 20 knots true.

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Blasting about on a sporty trimaran is a whole world of fun, but is much calmer than it looks

Trimaran sail trim

One of the biggest differences between a cruising monohull and a multihull is how the mainsail is trimmed. Leech tension on a yacht is often largely controlled by the kicker and the backstay, while the mainsheet sheets the mainsail in and out, predominantly controlling the angle of the boom to the centreline, and there may be a short traveller.

On a mulithull, however, there’s more than enough space for a good, wide traveller. Those who sail on performance monohulls will also be used to this. The sail shape is mainly controlled by the mainsheet, and the traveller then moves the boom towards or away from the centreline.

This is exaggerated on a multihull which has wide shrouds, swept well aft with no backstay, making space for a powerful square-top mainsail with full-length battens. There’s no backstay to bend the mast and flatten what is anyway a pretty rigid mainsail.

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The mainsheet purchase creates enough power to control the leech of the square-top mainsail

Depowering a trimaran

Sailing on a monohull, heel and weatherhelm and eventually a broach give loads of warning that you’re pushing too hard. With straight hulls and little heel, those warning signs don’t really apply to multihulls.

In reality, however, there are a host of warning signals that it’s time to back-off; they’re just a bit different. Even then, there’s still a large safety margin before you get close to danger.

By way of reassurance, with the boat powered up on a beat, Hein, from Boats on Wheels, the boat’s owner, stood on the leeward hull and lent on the shrouds. Even as his feet got wet and the wind gusted at the top of Force 4, the boat didn’t bat an eyelid, thanks to the huge buoyancy of the floats.

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Even with a person on the leeward float the boat was extremely stable

On the water – sail trim

My first inclination was to point the boat as high upwind as possible, pin the sails in and go for height. Doing that resulted in a not-terrible boat speed of 5-6 knots and a good pointing angle.

Free off by a handful of degrees however, and ease the sails just a smidge, and the speed leapt up to 8-9 knots – over 50% more; a huge increase. So, don’t pinch. If you had a decent chartplotter on board, you could find your optimum speed to angle using velocity made good (VMG).

I was also tempted to pinch in the gusts, but it’s better to hold your course and let the speed increase until the main needs easing.

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On the wind, it’s time to get the boat fully powered up

If that’s the case, drop the main down the traveller an inch or two or ease some twist into the mainsail and it makes all the difference in the world, but not so far that the top battens fall away and invert – that really isn’t fast. Push too hard and the boat will slow down, largely from the drag of submerging the leeward float and crossbeams. If you’re still overpowered and the main is luffing, it’s time to reef. Downwind is different, but we’ll get onto that later.

After we put a reef in the main, our boat speeds upwind remained largely the same, and the boat was much happier. I came away feeling reassured that even a little trimaran like this would be pretty difficult to capsize, and there were always plenty of warning signs telling me to take my foot off the pedal a little.

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Tacking and gybing a trimaran

Everyone knows that multihulls don’t tack as well as monohulls. Straight hulls and wide beam don’t lend themselves to turning, especially when coupled with the displacement and fixed keels of big cats. Trimarans are a little easier, with a single central daggerboard to act as a pivot, and one or other of the floats will generally be clear of the water. On the downside, light displacement means that there isn’t much momentum to keep you going through the turn and plenty of windage to stop you.

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On a trimaran the central daggerboard helps the boat to turn by providing a central pivot point that catamarans lack

Speed is your friend. Build speed up before the tack to give you as much momentum as possible. The helm needs to steer positively into and through the turn, and if necessary, keep the jib backed on the new windward side to help the bow through the wind. Don’t worry about scrubbing speed off, but you don’t want to get stuck in irons.

When it comes to gybing, speed is again key. The turning bit isn’t going to be an issue as you’ll be scooting along, but the faster you’re going, the less load there will be on the sails. The more you slow down, the more the true wind will pile up.

Trimaran sailing skills

Tacks took a bit of practice. It felt plain wrong to jab the tiller across the boat, slamming a big break on in the water but I ended up putting us through the tacks far too slowly, losing a lot of speed. A more aggressive approach worked better. On the Astus, the traveller was between me and the tiller, so the tiller extension needed to be swung around the stern behind the mainsheet onto the new side.

Similarly, old habits of controlling a gybe needed to be modified. With the asymmetric set, we were planing at well over 10 knots, and the ideal is to stay on the plane. Heading dead downwind and centring the main lead to a more violent manoeuvre than flying into the gybe as fast as possible and, as the boom was never that far out thanks to the apparent wind angle, it didn’t need much extra controlling.

Coming up onto the wind after the gybe helped the asymmetric around the front of the jib and to fill on the new side. Stay too deep and it’ll get blanketed by the main. Once we had built up some apparent wind, we could bear away again.

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You’ll be on a course deep downwind before you know it, hitting speeds in the double digits

Downwind in a trimaran

Upwind cruising may be fun in a multihull, but bearing away and going with the wind is what it’s all about. Easily-driven hulls, a generous sailplan and light weight mean you can be up and planing, leaving displacement boats wallowing in your wake.

The big difference comes from apparent wind. If you’re in a boat that can do 15 knots downwind in 20 knots of true wind, the resulting wind angles can really mess with your head.

To get going then, says Brian Thompson, ‘Use those leech tell-tales again when sailing downwind and reaching to set the correct twist through the mainsheet, and use the traveller to set the correct angle of the whole sail to the wind.’

As the wind and your speed builds, bear away and trim the main accordingly.

In theory, you shouldn’t need to ease the traveller at all, but you may need to if you want to sail deep downwind. As the gust fades, you’ll find the boat slows down, so you can come back up towards the wind a little to pick up some more breeze, and then bear away as you accelerate again.

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Bear away as the boat accelerates. Your course will be something of a slalom as you look to keep a consistent wind angle

This results in something of a ‘slalom’ course, and will also be accentuated if you’re sailing down waves, but that’s all quite normal for apparent wind sailing. Ultimately, you’re looking for a consistent apparent wind angle, even if the resulting wake isn’t straight.

It’s worth remembering that apparent wind reduces the felt effect of the wind, so you need a sailplan to suit the true, not apparent wind speed.

I found that the boat was more sensitive to having a balanced sailplan and trim downwind than upwind, largely because you’ve got almost double the canvas up, with the bowsprit as an extra lever. When weather helm built, I needed to ease the mainsheet to increase twist to depower so that I could bear away. I must admit, getting the boat balanced, sailing fast and light on the helm at 15 knots was something I came away feeling I needed more practice at.

Reviewing the images, I suspect the asymmetric was sheeted in too hard, with too much twist in the main.

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Getting a float fully submerged is when it’s time to back off

On the water

Unfurling the gennaker worked best on a beam reach, giving plenty of airflow over the sail to help it fully unfurl. This was also roughly the fastest point of sail, ideal for getting up some speed for apparent wind sailing. We mostly had the sails set for a close reach, even when we were beyond 120º off the true wind on a broad reach.

It was possible to soak deeper downwind, but lose the apparent wind benefit downwind and our speed dropped off dramatically, prompting us to point a bit higher to find some more speed.

As the boat powered up, it paid to hold a slightly higher angle than I would have done in a monohull for the boat to properly take off and get up into double digit speeds – topping out at 15 knots. Lymington to Cowes would have taken us just half an hour at that speed. It’s easy to give yourself a heck of a beat back!

We were sailing on a pretty flat day, so didn’t have to contend with any waves to speak of. On the recent RTI this is what caused the capsizes of at least two multis, a sobering reminder that you need to sail much more conservatively in lumpier conditions.

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The bows want to point downwind, so a stern-first approach works with rather than against the boat

Coming alongside

A 650kg boat with no draught and plenty of windage feels dreadfully skittish when manoeuvring in confined spaces. Straight hulls with no forgiving curves and fragile-looking sharp bows make berthing tricky. You’ve got a couple of advantages on your side, however. In the Astus, the floats are at pontoon height making stepping off easy.

Whether you have an engine in each hull of a cat, or one in the central hull of a tri, there’s also a lot more leverage to play with to turn the boat and drive her on or off the pontoon. A steerable outboard gives you even more options.

If the boat has a lifting keel or daggerboards, put them down if there’s enough depth to give you a pivot and to resist drifting. Think about getting corners onto the pontoon, rather than putting the boat alongside. On tris, you won’t be able to get to the bow to fend off as it’s too narrow. You can rig a fender up forwards on a line, and two fenders are enough on the flat sides.

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Steering with the outboard towards the pontoon will drive the stern in more; steer away to drive the bow in more

Offshore wind

Coming onto the pontoon with wind blowing off, it worked well coming in stern first. If there’s a tide running, you’ll want to be heading into the tide, so find a spot down wind and down tide to start your approach so you come in at an angle.

On our first attempt we had a bit of tide under us to start with so we came in at a much steeper angle, almost 90º, although this worked out OK in the end.

The crew could then step ashore, taking a line from the stern quarter round a cleat.

Drive forwards against the line and the bow will obediently drive up towards the pontoon, bringing you flat alongside. Getting off was simple, releasing the bowline, and allowing the bow to swing out the before slipping the stern line.

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Coming in astern and stopping upwind of the berth meant the bows blew towards the pontoon far to quickly

Onshore wind

Getting onto and off a pontoon with onshore wind proved rather trickier. On our first attempt we came in stern first. The issue was that once we were just upwind of our desired berth and stopped, we lost steerage and the bow immediately blew off with alarming speed towards the pontoon.

Going ahead would only increase the force of the impact, while going astern only increased the bow’s sideways drift. I managed to back out without smashing the bow, but only just, and ended up awkwardly stern to the wind with the bows pointing at the pontoon.

On our second attempt we came in bows first but having aimed at the berth, I had to motor the stern to leeward to stop the bow hitting, making for a rather forceful coming alongside.

On take three, I came in forwards and began ferry gliding towards the berth early, keeping the bows to windward of the stern. Being able to steer with the outboard meant I could go ahead to keep the bow up, and go astern with the engine pulling the stern down toward the pontoon. In this way, it was possible to come in pretty well controlled and parallel to the berth.

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To get out, motoring astern against a bow line pulled the entire boat clear before slipping the line

Leaving was a different proposition all together, as I didn’t want to drag the bow along the pontoon, or to drive hard onto it to spring off. Instead, we rigged a slip-line from the forward cross beam. Going astern against this, and then turning the engine towards the wind, I could pull the stern, and the rest of the boat, out and away from the pontoon.

Keeping power on astern, once we’d reached a decent angle, we slipped the line and went astern, finding steerage way almost at once, with the bow following obediently in our wake with more control than I had anticipated.

Whether the wind is blowing onto, or off the pontoon, you want the engine to be driving or pulling the boat off the pontoon with a line on the corner you are going away from. That way you avoid point-loading fine ends where it’s hard to fender.

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You’ll want a bridle to reduce swinging, but keep the pick up lines on the bow as backup

Anchoring and mooring a trimaran

While mooring a catamaran is complicated by the lack of a central bow, things should be simpler on a trimaran, and they are, mostly. Picking up a mooring buoy from the main hull bow with a low freeboard and dropping the pick-up line onto a cleat is easier even than a monohull.

The bow may be narrow, but for any lines that pass through a ring on the buoy, you still need to take it back to the same cleat to avoid chafe. That should be it, but windage from the two extra bows and the lack of keel mean the boat can dance merrily around the mooring buoy in a breeze.

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Rig the bridle so the buoy sits to one side to stabilise the boat

In practice, we found that a trimaran benefits from a mooring bridle in the same way that a catamaran does. It can’t be rigged from the floats’ bows, as there are no mooring cleats, so a line passed around the outboard ends of the forward beams gave a pretty good angle, again with long lines passed through the mooring and back to the same side. The main pick-up lines stay as a safety backup.

The other trick is to rig the bridle asymmetrically so that the buoy sits to one side or the other, just enough to not be dead head to wind, making it much more stable in the wind.

On the plus side, the lack of draught or keel means that you’ll nearly always be lying head to wind, so the cockpit remains nice and sheltered whatever the tide’s doing.

We ran out of time on the day to try anchoring, but rigging a bridle, effectively a long snubber to a point on the anchor chain in a similar way wouldn’t be tricky.

If you needed not to swing, or to behave more like deeper boats nearby, hanging a bucket over the stern can help, or there’s always anchoring with a kedge, either out ahead in a V, or in line astern.

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Trimaran Sailboats: Pros and Cons

Sep 22, 2021

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Trimaran Sailboats: Pros and Cons

Trimarans are boats in the multihull category. So let us give you a simple overview. A monohull has just one hull, a catamaran is a boat with two hulls, while a trimaran as the name itself suggests, has three hulls ( one central hull and two side ones that are smaller ).

There are many reasons why people prefer trimarans to other boats. These vessels are very easy to maneuver and quite light compared to catamarans or monohulls. They are often considered as an advanced form of the catamaran. The reason being, trimarans are faster than the average catamaran and obviously faster than monohulls. 

In addition, trimarans are much more stable than the alternative. The three hulls provide extra balance and lower resistance because even if there are three hulls in a trimaran, they are smaller and narrower. Lower resistance also leads to lower fuel consumption. 

Trimarans are very comfortable to sail in as the main hull is stabilized by the two outer hulls . 

Also, if you enjoy spending more time outdoors rather than indoors (which is usually the case for people who like sailing), trimarans offer more deck area that you can utilize. Whether for meditation, or social gatherings, this space offers plenty of breathtaking views and fresh air. 

Let’s not forget that trimarans have smaller gaps in between the hulls which makes them easier to build and therefore less expensive for the public to buy. 

This article however is titled trimarans pros and cons, so it is time to move into some less appealing characteristics of these vessels. 

While they offer plenty of deck space, the area below the main deck is limited, therefore you cannot have as many people on board as you would in a monohull or even a catamaran. 

In addition, trimarans are not appropriate for every type of activity. If you want to use it for recreational sailing then these boats will provide plenty of enjoyment. If your scope is to find something for the military or fishing, trimarans are not often the best choice. 

If you have your mind set on a specific trimaran, search it on TheBoatDB . Our extensive database includes features, pictures, specifications, and more useful information on a variety of boats. What is most interesting however is that you can also compare a couple of models side by side and decide which one is your favorite by getting all your facts straight. 

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Number of engines YANMAR
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Brand CNA YACHTING
Year 2004
Fuel Diesel
Engine hours 0
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6 Best Trailerable Trimarans For Bluewater and Coastal Sailing

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Having a boat costs a lot of money, even when you are not using it, marina fees, etc. And once it is in the water most sailors never go very far from their “home marina” and sailing will be somewhat restricted. However, what if you could fold your trimaran and put it on a trailer, store it at your house, and go to a new sailing spot the next time?

Here are 6 of the best trailerable trimaran:

  • The Dragonfly series
  • Corsair Series
  • Windrider 17

Choosing the best trailerable trimaran (a multi-hull with three “hulls”) will depend on crucial factors like speed, durability, design, and ease of transportation. This article is here to help you get started with your research and hopefully help you on the way towards your dream boat!

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Cruising Trimarans That Can Be Transported

Cruising boats are made for multiday sailing either on the coast of your favorite sailing area or full-out blue-water ocean crossings. Extended living should be a priority in these designs.

1. The Dragonfly 25 and 28 (Dragon Fly Series)

Dragonfly is in the business of making the “best foldable trimarans on the planet” many would agree with this statement. Dragonfly is known for its commitment to easy trailering and ease of use, shown in designs for the Dragonfly 25 and Dragonfly 28.

The “Swing Wing” system on the linchpins is one of the key features of the dragonfly series. The system’s application makes it possible for the trimaran to narrow its beam as much as 50%.

Attesting to its Scandinavian manufacturing, most parts of the trimaran are made in-house. This guarantees quality and ensures that all used parts are above standard.

You don’t need to look further than the Dragonfly 25. Its centerboard slightly offset to port. Extra space is created in the main hull’s interior with a trunk buried under a settee. Performance-wise, the low drag and narrow hull shape allow the boat to reach blistering speeds.

Dragonfly 28 In Numbers

  • Length: 8.75m
  • Beam folded: 2.54m
  • Max crew: 5-7 people
  • Max Speed: 22+knots

Dragonfly 25 In Numbers

  • Length: 7.65m
  • Beam folded: 2.30m
  • Max crew: 4-6 people
  • Max Speed: 21+knots

2. Farrier F-22

New Zealand enters the trimaran manufacturing race with this premium sea goer. The vessel comes in two different versions: a performance variation with more horsepower and a full cabin cruising version. 

Compared to the dragon series the F-22 has the biggest allowance for space.

The F-22 is known for being one of the easiest trimarans to fold and load.

The sports version of the F-22 has some really good performance to offer. It has an aggressive spirit: you can mount a sail while leaving plenty of space for the boat’s fine entry and flared forward sections. The build quality is also topnotch—a lasting memorial to a principle that Ian Farrier always worked by: excellence.

Farrier F-22 In Numbers

  • Length: 7.0m
  • Beam folded: 2.5m
  • Max crew: 3-5 people
  • Max Speed: 20+knots

3. Corsair Series

This boat series has an exciting history. Farrier created it to promote his trailerable tri concept. However, the series is now independent with a top-class vehicle to its name.

The Corsair 760 is listed as providing some of the best performance and safety benefits to sailors.

Building off the spirit of excellence of the founder, the Corsair 760 has created a boat with comfort and racing potential. The boat can be tricky to handle at first, but it will be a breeze once you get the hang of it.

It is also worth noting that the corsair 37 is the largest trailerable trimaran on the market today.

Daysail Trimarans That Can Be Transported

Boats that are made for dayssailing are usually smaller, cheaper and more easily handled. They are perfect for those looking to enjoy a full day on the water in calm weather, but are usually less suitable for multiday events or rough sea sailing.

4. The Astus Models (20ft, 22.5ft, and 24ft)

If you’re looking for something small but still capable of doing day sailing, this 22.5-foot trimaran is for you. Built for speed and maneuverability, the Astus 22.5 has optional foils to optimize speed.

The modern design, coupled with the spacious interior, can fit up to four beds. Accordingly, this trimaran is suited for family outings. 

The Astus brand specializes in transportable trimarans, worth noting is that some models need a specific trailer whilst the smaller boats use a standard trailer.

5. Weta 14.5

The 2019 Weta trimaran is a 14.5-foot (4.4-meter) trimaran featuring a carbon frame, centerboard, rudder foil, and rudder shock. The hull is made from fiberglass and foam. The Weta is built for strength and speed based on these lightweight materials. 

The 2019 Weta trimaran is easy to sail and is worth considering whether you want to take a quiet sail, race with your friends, or take kids to a sailing lesson. It has a simple design and is easy to set up independently.

The small size makes it more suitable for daysailing in good weather rather than multiday cruising, although more experienced sailors will of course push the limits of this boat.

6. WindRider 17

The 17.4-foot (5.3-meter) WindRider 17 is one of the more versatile trimarans in the market. It packs high performance for a low cost. This trimaran has a light rotating mast to boost performance, and a full-battened mainsail optimizes visibility. 

This sailboat is made from rotomolded polyethylene, which is more durable than fiberglass and demands less maintenance.

The WindRider 17 has a comfortable interior and can fit six adults. This is an ideal choice for social sailing for a couple or a family and friends. It’s easy to ride, and a shallow draft allows easy maneuverability. 

What’s the Largest Trailerable Trimaran?

The largest trailerable trimaran is the Corsair 37 , this multihull is built for single-handed cruising while still maintaining the ability to comfortably seat 6 people.

The Corsair 37 provides comfort, speed, and safety. It also contains just enough space to accommodate amenities like a propane stove, a sink, and other equipment.

The vessel is designed to be a performance cruiser. It features an aluminum rotating wing mast, carbon fiber bowsprit, and premium deck hardware. The corsair can still cut through the water with ease despite its size, putting the wind in your sails.

What Is a Catamaran?

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A catamaran is a boat with two hulls (a trimaran has three) connected by a bridge deck. Catamarans usually offer more space than both monohulls and trimarans of the same length. The catamaran is usually somewhat slower than a trimaran but faster than a monohull. They are usually made of fiberglass or carbon fiber.

Catamarans come in all shapes and sizes. You can find straightforward sailing catamarans, perfect for those who are only starting their sailing journey. Larger sailing catamarans have become extremely popular for long-distance sailing.

There are also power catamarans, they have huge diesel-powered engines (sometimes electric) and no sails. Also called “power cats”, these boats can reach 30+kts.

Can a Trimaran Be Trailerable?

As discussed above, some trimarans are possible to put on a trailer and move to another sailing area or to be stored at home. This is usually not possible with catamarans but is sometimes possible with the trimarans that are fitted with foldable amas (the two outer “floats” or “hulls”).

Some trimarans can be trailerable, this is mainly due to the ability to drastically decrease the vessels beam, sometimes as much as 50%. This allows the trailer plus trimaran to be below the legal requirements of the road.

Final Thoughts

It has proven difficult to beat the trimaran in terms of speed. Through the ages, this type of vessel has proven to be immensely enjoyable in all kinds of sailing activities. These can range from sea adventures to waterborne relaxation in your free time.

Trimarans come in various types, foldable, for cruising or racing, etc. However, there is a common factor: many of the small ones are trailerable. This makes them easier to move than most other types of boats.

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The Complete List of Trimarans

The Complete List of Trimarans

There is no single trimaran that is best for everyone. Where some prefer luxury cruisers for long trips with family and friends, others might opt for a high performance racing tri for thrilling rides at breakneck speeds. With the recent spike in trimaran popularity, these days there is a perfect tri for every sailor. So to help prospective trimaran owners decide which boat is just right for them, we here at WindRider have put together a comprehensive list of the best trimarans on the market today! Read through for simple at-a-glance trimaran comparisons of boats both big and small, exhilarating and relaxing, and for all price points.

Jump to a specific sailing trimaran: Neel Weta Corsair WindRider Dragonfly Catri Astus Hobie Sea Pearl Farrier Sea Cart Multi 23 Triak SeaRail Warren Lightcraft Diam Radikal Challenger

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Known for their award-winning luxury trimarans,   NEEL   is based in La Rochelle, the capital city of sailing in France. NEEL trimarans are built for fast cruising with an average cruising speed of about 10 knots, and are even configured to facilitate that sustained speed under motor propulsion. The NEEL 45 was notably named Cruising World’s Most Innovative Vessel in 2013, and by all accounts is an easy-to-sail, high performance boat that is just plain fun.

At a glance:

Models: NEEL 45, 65

Length: 45’ – 65’

Cost:   $$$$$

Use: Luxury cruiser

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A fan favorite,   Weta trimarans   are fast, stable, and remarkably easy to rig. This single-sailor tri has a capacity of up to three, and the ease with which it can be transported and stored makes this a great, versatile boat for beginners. The Weta was named Sailing World’s 2010 Boat of the Year, and one ride is enough to know why: simply put, the Weta is an absolute ton of fun to sail regardless of skill level.

Models: Weta

Length: 14’5”

Cost:   $$ $$$

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The high-end   Corsair trimaran   definitely holds its own in the categories of versatility, performance, and convenience. Boasting a rigging time of 30 minutes from trailer to sailor ,   the Corsair 42 – whose convenient folding amas makes trailering possible – is a simple option even for single sailors, though cabin space is suitable for two adults. These boats are wicked fast, capable of reaching speeds of 20+ knots, and were made for skilled sailors seeking solid construction and high performance vessels, not for beginners.

Models: Pulse 600, Sprint 750 MKII, Dash 750 MKII, Corsair 28, Cruze 970, Corsair 37, Corsair 42

Length: 19’8” – 37’

Cost:   $$$$ $

Use: Sports cruisers

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Built for the sailor who wants to maximize the joys of sailing while minimizing any hassle, WindRider trimarans are notoriously fast, very safe, and a blast to sail from start to finish. With several models that can hold between 1 and 6 riders, including adaptive designs to allow participation from sailors of all levels of mobility, there’s something to suit every sailor’s needs. The WindRider 17, an exhilarating ride perfect for families or camper sailors, has been known to reach speeds of up to 20mph. This easy day sailor goes from trailer to sailing in under 30 minutes and is sure to fit in perfectly with whatever adventures you have planned.

Models: WR 16, 17, Tango, Rave V

Length: 10’11” – 18’3”

Cost:   $ $$$$

Use: Day sailor

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The Danish-built   Dragonfly   trimarans come in a variety of models ranging from 25’ – 35’, all known for their spry performance, comfortable ride, and ease of use. Every model comes equipped with the unique “SwingWing” feature, a motorized system that can unfold the amas even while the boat is already underway – making it accessible to marinas and slips, and even makes trailering possible. Perfect for those who don’t want to sacrifice their comfort for high performance, the Dragonfly can breeze along at 13 knots while remaining one of the quietest compact cruisers out there.

Models: Dragonfly 25, 28, 32, 35, 1200

Length: 25’ – 39’

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Designed for both safe cruising as well as for high speed racing,   Catri trimarans   will make your day. Especially noteworthy is the Catri 25, a stable yet wildly fast foiling trimaran with accommodations for up to 6 people. With profiles optimized for speeds of 25+ knots when foiling, this is no beginner’s sailboat. The special attention paid to stability in the foil design allows the Catri to be a single sailor vessel, even at foiling speed, with no special physical abilities. Whether you’re taking a small crew for longer rides at shuddering speeds or bringing the whole family along for a shorter, but still thrilling sail, the Catri is truly one of a kind.

Models: Catri 25

Length: 25’

Use: Cruiser/racer

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A popular brand of trimaran in Europe,   Astus   has recently made its way to the US market to the delight of sailors on this side of the pond. Designed to offer maximum pleasure with minimum hassle, all models of Astus trimarans are fast to set up, quick on the water, inherently stable, and always a joy to sail. Their outriggers are mounted on telescopic tubes for easy stowage and towing, and can even be extended and retracted on the water for access to narrow passageways and monohull slips in marinas. With models in all sizes and price points, Astus trimarans are a great option for any sailor.

Models: Astus 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22, 24

Cabin: Some models

Length: 16’ – 24’

Use: Sport cruisers

HOBIE ADVENTURE ISLAND

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Great for beginners and adventurers alike, the   Hobie Mirage Adventure Island   series is nothing if not just plain fun. With the option to use as a kayak or as a very basic trimaran, the Hobie is transportable, versatile, unintimidating, lightweight, and wonderfully affordable. The pedal system known as “Mirage Drive” allows a person to pedal the kayak using their legs for an extra kick of movement in slow winds. Amas tuck close to the main hull for docking or car-topping, adding serious ease and convenience to the exhilarating experience of the Hobie.

Models: Hobie Mirage Adventure Island, Mirage Tandem Island

Length: 16’7” – 18’6”

Use: Convertible kayak/trimarans

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Best known for its use in camp cruising excursions, the   Sea Pearl   offers a roomy main hull and particular ability to sail in very shallow waters, making beaching and launching a breeze. The lightweight Sea Pearl trimaran is easy to tow, and the larger-than-expected cabin opens this vessel up for overnight adventures with plenty of storage space. The simple design makes the Sea Pearl notoriously low maintenance, and the ease it takes to rig and sail it add to the overall delight of owning this boat.

Models: Sea Pearl

Length: 21’

Use: Camper cruiser

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Quick, lightweight, roomy, and trailerable,   Farrier trimarans   are made for versatility to fit every sailor’s needs. Different Farrier models are available in plan or kit boat form for those who appreciate building their boat themselves, but of course, also as the full production sail-away boat for the rest of us. Single-handed rigging and launching takes under 10 minutes from start to finish, minimizing hassle and getting you on the water fast. All non-racing Farrier designs use a minimum wind capsize speed of 30 knots or more to ensure safety for all those aboard. Add the roomy cabin and high speed capabilities to the equation and you’ve got a boat that is great fun for everyone.

Models:   F-22, 24, 25, 82, 27, 28, 31, 9A, 9AX, 9R, 32, 33, 33R, 33ST, 36, 39, 41, 44R

Length: 23’ – 39’4”

Cost:   $$$ $$

Use: Sport cruisers/racers

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One of the biggest names in the game,   SeaCart   is internationally noted for its high performance trimarans that far exceed expectations for a production boat of its size. The SeaCart trimaran performs as brilliantly off the water as it does on with its super-light and efficient harbor folding system, making light work of trailering. Notoriously easy to manage and maintain, the SeaCart 26 One Design is the ultimate day racing trimaran, designed for both course and inshore/coastal distance racing. Absolutely worth the international buzz it has garnered, the SeaCart is a thrill from beginning to end.

Models:   SeaCart 26

Length: 26’

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A high performance racer class, the   Multi 23   is a lightweight, powerful trimaran known for its wicked speed of up to 25 knots. Multi trimarans of both available configurations were designed to give beach cat thrills and speed without any of the stability or seaworthy concerns. Open ocean sailing is no issue for the Multi’s big bows, which do their job to keep her stable. Built for sailors with a need for speed, the Multi makes a perfect weekend boat for racers, especially those with a taste for boat camping.

Models:   Multi 23

Length: 23’

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Another dual outrigger sailing kayak/canoe design,   the Triak trimaran   was designed to be effortless and fun, especially for beginners. Paddle the kayak with sails furled, use the foot pedals for an extra kick of momentum, or sail with just the mainsail – the only boat in its class to feature an asymmetrical spinnaker – for exhilarating speeds and a blast on the water. Car-top the Triak anywhere for a quick sail or plan for a week long expedition, but always count on having a great time on this easy little boat.

Models:   Triak

Length: 18’

Use: Convertible kayak/trimaran

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SeaRail trimarans   are known for being affordable, light weight, trailerable trimarans that offer the perfect combination of exciting and relaxing experiences to a wide range of sailors. Whether it’s day sailing with your family, resort or camper sailing, SeaRail trimarans are ideal leisure vessels. Leave the hassle to the other boats – the SeaRail takes you from trailer to sailor in 15 minutes. But don’t let its reputation as a leisure tri fool you: if speed is what you want, rest assured that the SeaRail can deliver that as well.

Models:   SeaRail 19

WARREN LIGHTCRAFT

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Warren Lightcraft trimarans , another example of a convertible kayak-to-sailboat option, are known for their aesthetically pleasing designs that are also, as the name implies, very light for simple transportation and ease of use. Convert the kayak into a fast, high performance sailboat in just minutes, fly around on the waves all day long, then simply car-top the 68lb Warren for a maximum enjoyment, low-hassle day on the water. Perfect for sailors and paddlers of all skill levels, the Warren Lightcraft is the best of both worlds and an absolute joy to sail.

Models:   Warren Lightcraft

Length: 15’6”

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Built strictly with racing in mind,   the Diam 24   is a light, powerful one-design class trimaran and a notoriously exceptional performer. Boasting blistering speeds of up to 30 knots, Diam trimarans are not intended for beginners. For racers who crave the very best in terms of intense speeds, smooth handling and impeccable performance, the Diam is the red-hot one-design racing tri for you.

Models:   Diam 24

Length: 24’

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For the sailor who prefers the finer things in life, the   Radikal 26   delivers. Perfect for bringing the whole family out for a day on the water, this high performance, trailerable sailing trimaran strikes the most luxurious balance between quicksilver speeds and a smooth, comfortable ride. The Radikal 26 trimaran is as convenient to transport and set up as it is pleasant to sail, with a folding system that minimizes rigging hassle and also makes this a trailerable tri. Built for a fast and comfortable sail rather than a hold-onto-your-seats thrill, one-the-water safety and overall pleasure makes the Radikal 26 what it is.

Models:   Radikal 26

Use: Sport cruiser

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A solidly-built, single-handed trimaran, the Challenger also doubles as an adaptive design – meaning it is made to accommodate sailors of all levels of physical mobility. Best suited to lakes, the Challenger is a very safe, seaworthy boat for sailors of all ages and experience levels. Add to this the ease of owning, transporting and maintaining the Challenger trimaran and what you get is a simple, fun sailboat perfect both for beginners and those seeking a cheap thrill alike.

Models:   Challenger

At a glance comparison:

Astus 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22, 24 16’ – 24’Sport cruiserSome models
Catri 25 25’Cruiser/racerY
Challenger -Day sailorN
Pulse 600, Sprint 750 MKII, Dash 750 MKII, Cruze 970, Corsair 28, 37, 42 19’8” – 37’Sport cruisersY
Diam 24 24’RacerN
Dragonfly 25, 28, 32, 35, 1200 25’ – 39’Luxury cruiserY
F-22, 24, 25, 82, 27, 28, 31, 9A, 9AX, 9R, 32, 33, 33R, 33ST, 36, 39, 41, 44R 23’ – 39’ 4”Sport cruisers/racersY
Mirage Island, Mirage Tandem Island 16’7” – 18’6”Convertible kayak/trimaransN
Multi 23 22’RacerY
NEEL 45, 65 44’ – 65’Luxury cruiserY
Radikal 26 26’Sport cruiserY
Sea Pearl 21’Camper cruiserY
SeaCart 26 26’RacerY
SeaRail 19 18’Day sailorN
Triak 18’Convertible kayak/trimaranN
Warren Lightcraft 15’6”Convertible kayak/trimaranN
Weta 14’5”RacerN
WR 16, 17, Tango, Rave V 10’11” – 18’3”Day sailorN

Did we miss one? Let us know. Tell us what you sail and what you like about each boat in the comments below.

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Salut, je suis à la recherche de retour d'expérience, de témoignage sur ce type de tri en alu. Qu'est-ce que ça donne en navigation ? Quelqu'un connaît-il ? Quelqu'un à déja vu naviguer ce type de bateau ?Sur l'annonce le gars indique: Convient à la navigation en Manche, ce genre de bateau ne navigue pas sous toutes les latitudes? je suis très intéressé par ce type de construction qui semble vraiment solide, un bon équipement et vogue l'aventure TDM. www.leboncoin.fr[...]851.htm Si vous avez des infos... merci

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Le tribellule 39 Parles-tu de celui qui est à vendre en Manche à Regnéville ? mercredi 13 janvier 2016 05:49 répondre | alerter | haut de page Missing chuckD

oui celui ci, du reste google ne m en a pas trouvé d autres... a vendre ou pas, sur le site du chantier naval il ne le propose plus non plus, peut etre un problème de conception ? mercredi 13 janvier 2016 06:14 répondre | alerter | haut de page P1000031 small Guillemot

C'est un tanke. quille longue sous la coque centrale. idéal pour poser, moins pour faire du près. intérieur à refaire. épuisant en solitaire d'après l'un des deux propriétaires. . Avec une remise à niveau, c'est sûrement une bonne plateforme. mercredi 13 janvier 2016 07:32 répondre | alerter | haut de page Car%c3%a9nage_015 1 Catana 40

@chuckD , pourquoi un tri ?? surtout que tu veux faire un long voyage , moins de place qu un cata mercredi 13 janvier 2016 08:42 répondre | alerter | haut de page Attachment 1417428551375 img 3250 bis tangnard

Les tribellules sont des bateau à éviter. Mal construits, mal conçus, d'après un ami bien implanté dans le monde du multicoque et qui sait de quoi il parle. Je ne sais plus si c'est un problème de qualité d'alu ou de soudure.

Le bon plan pour ton programme c'était le F36 non repliable sur Multisailing, mais il est vendu. Il y a aussi le plan Cabon qui me plait bien. Un peu sur le cul, mais la plate forme semble bonne et le pric attrayant. www.multisailing.com[...]tif.php

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mickel

Et bien Messieurs après ces propos surréalistes et peu informés, j'aurais plaisir à vous faire naviguer sur mon Tribellule 39 le "LOTUS Bleu" , par 45 noeuds de vent et mer formée et on reparlera alors plus sérieusement de ses qualités qui sont vraiment excellentes J'ai réaménagé depuis 5 ans tous les gréements et plan de pont de façon moderne

Il est vrai que c'est un bateau sportif et humide à la barre.... spartiate à l'intérieur mais bon cela fait son charme pour ceux qui peuvent apprécier et naviguer en toute confiance. A 67 ans cela ne me gène pas et me maintien jeune Au plaisir Michel

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@Mickel, Je comprends bien que tu sois fan de ton bateau et c'est tant mieux, mais j’insiste pour dire que les retours que j'ai d'équipiers ou d'anciens propriétaires sont assez négatifs et factuels, non surréalistes. quant aux autres intervenants du dessus, ils ont toujours donnés des avis éclairés sur les multis et savent de quoi ils parlent.

Je ne suis pas du genre à dire quand je ne sais pas. Si ce sont des suppositions, je le dis clairement. Les retours sont que ce sont des bateaux mal conçus à la base. Et quand je vois que le chantier proposait un mat aile en alu mécanosoudé non réglable, ça confirme que le concepteur ne connaissait rien au multis. Le bateau manque de rigidité, la finition moyenne. La taille des flotteurs est d'un autre temps, ça fait plus de 30 ans que les architectes ne font plus de trimarans aux flotteurs submersibles, c'est considéré comme trop dangereux par mer forte. Le bateau est donnée pour être très dur à la barre. Et devoir repenser tout le pont et le gréement prouve bien qu'il y a un problème de conception à la base.

C'est certainement un bon bateau pour la croisière côtière mais pour le hauturier j'ai plus que des doutes.

C'est dommage car l’aménagement et le concept sont vraiment très intéressant.

Je suis ravi de lire que le bateau te convient avec les modifications que tu as faite, mais la on parle de manière générale.

Oui je te remercie pour ton point de vue

Je te confirme que ce n’est pas un bateau pour faire le tour du monde par les 3 caps….mes co-équipiers et moi même nous étant baladés par ces régions en course, en convenons bien volontiers

Et oui au portant si tu laisses tout dessus et le pousse a fond à plus de 35 nœuds apparents, j’en conviens la barre est très dure…..

Sinon comme dirait l’autre, on évite les conneries et un usage prudent de la météo permet des navigations en toute sécurité avec ce bateau loin des côtes.

Et pour finir, cette petite précision, l’architecte a suivi ses enseignements d’archi navale en partie avec M.Newick…..

Il y a donc longtemps j’en conviens

J’aurais mauvaise grâce à soutenir que le concept est contemporain, il date très certainement, mais à sa manière cela marche encore bien.

J’essaie de maintenir ce concept d’une certaine époque et atypique en bon état pour passer de beaux moments en mer

Faisons attention sur les blogs a ne pas trop balancer de dénigrements, je sais que cela peut faire beaucoup de mal, notamment au constructeur qui est un honnête homme denrée qui se perd de nos temps. Concept d’il y a 30 ans l’honnêteté ?

libenter

Le premier vient d'être remis à l'eau à Quimperlé . Le propriétaire en est content.

Quand au constructeur c'est un bon , sans hésiter.

Je crois que la bande des anciens proprio était des gens charmants surement , mais pas du tout au fait de la navigation et ni de comment bien réfléchir un cannot et cela demande: 1/une tête pas trop mal faite 2/du bon sens éclairé à la pratique de tous types de navigations sur si possible tous types de Yacks et avoir pu s'être confronté a des conditions difficiles et en tirer les bonnes conclusions 3 / savoir écouter les pros Il doit y en avoir... J'ai confié mon bateau au refit de Granville Non seulement ils sont complètement incapables, mais des assassins en puissance car le travail ni fait ni à faire laissant des entrées d'eau etc....et des bien plus graves mal-façons et des voyous incapables des Voleurs! donc quand on voit celà, ce n'est même plus une question de savoir si le concept est ancien ou non et si les flotteurs ne sont plus à la mode

Une voiture d'il y a 20 ans ne correspond en rien à la demande actuelle et alors??? alez les blogueurs je vous abandonne

Serai en Croatie en aout si cela vous tente bien à vous M

Vaste programme comme disait le Général

Salut et merci pour tes (vos) réponse(s) je comprend pas trop comment est fait ce message... J'ai bien l'impression qu'il y a un souci sur ce bateau, le prix à fortement diminué, et le bateau ne se vend pas! Bof dommage, une construction en aluminium aurait du être un gage de qualité...

excuses simple copie d'un fil que j'avais sur mon pc. jcb

les gens préfèrent surement en ce moment naviguer avec un grand cockpit pour boire un coup avec les invités le soir et la clim et congélo et douches etc.... ils ont raison Mais aussi cela a un prix....

Ce petit chantier a fait a sa main des bateaux qui naviguent avec élégance pour certains l'on pourrait mettre plus cher et avoir des dérives sur les flotteurs etc....travailler la quille centrale et autres apendices;Oui bien sur mais une fois de plus on ne peut tout avoir Mon bateau est hiverné à sec chaque année j'essaie d'améliorer un peu tout le temps Nobody's perfect..... Kénavo

Salut Willy13, merci pour ton retour.

Quel est ton programme et ton budget ?

Le programme "dans l'idéal" serait circumnavigation en couple sur trois ans. Doubler les trois cap, et si le temps le permet descendre plus bas... mais je crains que le temps ne me manque pour faire tout ce que j'aimerais faire... Le budget 100 000€ pour le bateau (un multi de 40 pieds alu ce serait bien :/)sur la période. Cela comprend l'achat, les améliorations, l'entretient pendant le voyage. Ça aussi ça va être dur... C'est pourquoi je me posé la question sur ce triibellule. Sinon je me dirige vers un mono de voyage en acier, mais c'est ramier, se sera moins facile d'éviter le mauvais temps.

Tribal [Pursuit]

Concernant le " convient pour la navigation en manche", je pense que cela signifie ici transmanche, et donc par extension , capable de tout , car nous autres, les gars du cru, pensons naviguer dans le coin le plus dangereux de la planète ;-)

Lomic2

un peu comme tous les gars d'un autre cru, le notre est toujours le meilleur :mdr:

(Guillemot)

"les gars du cru, pensons..." Ah... parce que tu navigues, toi ?? :-p

Ben si tu me donnes le lien, je serai peut être tenté de ne pas la regarder, mais sans le lien, je suis tenter d'aller voir. C'est con. :heu:

clarivoile

Où est elle?

Tu devrais la mettre sur le fil de la multi d'automne

Tribal se lance dans le teasing, c'est nouveau ca !!!

je cherche le doigt d'honneur dans les binettes mais ne le trouve point; considères tout de même l'avoir reçu ! ps : tu penseras ne pas regarder la belle vidéo de la multi malo de ce week-end (que "nous" avons remportée)

Je laisse la primeur a l association des multicoques malouins et leur site. Bientot sur vos écrans

Che

"les gars du cru ..." c'est un indice sur tes mensurations ?

Merci pour cet éclaircissement,

Bon, pour être constructif (un peu) . Bras ressoudés, car soucis à la conception. ça n'a plus l'air de bouger. . bateau qui pose très bien. J'ai navigué de concert avec ce tribellule il y a trois ans. Impeccable, embossé sur une plage. La quille longue protège très bien la coque. Des mouillages dans les cailloux de Chausey sans problème.

Comme déjà dit, l'intérieur et bof, et mériterait d'être refait, mais chacun voit midi à sa porte.

Ah merci pour ton avis, ça laisse quand même une certaine appréhension, ensuite il est difficile d'avoir une opinion sur des témoignages, je veux dire rien ne remplace l’expérience du vécu. Je vais continuer à creuser le sujet, et pourquoi pas contacter le vendeur... En tout cas merci à vous tous pour vos contributions. :pouce:

Quetza

J ai envie de vous dire ... vivez vos rêves les mec .l ami de Mon ami à dit que... lol . Fuck and sail

Proprietaire d un tribellule 44 aux antilles . Bateau a la vente . C est un superbre bateau . Rapide dans le petit temps . Secure dans le gros temps . Celui qui est a vendre a port st louis a recu des modifications non conforme avec le chantier CNA . Tres habitable pour un trimaran . 7 couchages ! Grand carré . C est un bonheur chaque jour . Ca reste un bateau puissant qui reste manoeuvrant en solo pour qui sait s en servir . tribellule44.blogspot.com[...]

Je vais essayer de répondre comme propriétaire de tribellule44. Ce sont des bateaux très bien conçu. Peut être l axe de dérive à renforcer ? Et la dérive qui dépasse du puit , empêchant un échouage totale. Ultra toilé il est préférable de réduire vite . Sinon RAS .rdv en pacifique

PAOPAO29

J'ai lu effectivement qu'il y avait une fragilité dans l'axe de la dérive ... Section trop faible? Pb de conception ? Si je comprends bien tu poursuis ta route pour le Pacifique ... Rdv a Moorea pour boîre une bière.

Il savoir que l aluminium est tendre et flexible. J ai refais soudure sur l axe de dérive. Et alors ? Vous voulez naviguez sur neel 45 ? A bon entendeur

C'était juste une question pour comprendre le pb que tu soulignais sur l'axe de dérive ... c'est tout.. pas de vilaine pensée derrière ma question. Quand au Need 45 .... bof moi j'aime pas du tout le concept. Au plaisir d'échanger sur ton trimaran. Nana

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