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Looking for Bluewater Trimaran plans 40-50 feet

Discussion in ' Boat Design ' started by Schoolbus , Feb 17, 2019 .


Schoolbus Junior Member

There seems to be a real gap of trimaran plans out there in the 40- 50 foot range- I am only finding trailerable tris, or very old Piver type designs, or the 54 foot Chris White Hammerhead..... Anyone out there know of any bluewater 40-50 foot Trimaran plans? (Neel 45 is one of the few production ones, and it is more of a catamaran style.......) Sincerely, Schoolbus  


Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

Schoolbus said: ↑ Anyone out there know of any bluewater 40-50 foot Trimaran plans? Click to expand...
In WoodenBoat Magazine #265 * ( Nov . /Dec . 2018 ) was a design concept for a LOA 39' 4" ( 12 m ) wind - solar - electric trimaran motorsailer by Laurie McGowan . * Table of Contents PDF ​ ​ ( the flickering in the above animation, below the bottom in center view, is the lines of the bow centerboard and the mid centerboard and the rudder interfering with each other while being raised and lowered ) — two Elco EP-14s electric motors, one up and one down in this aft view — ​  
F-39 Farrier is close but a bit short and the retractable amas put it into the trailerable slot, I am really looking for a dedicated bluewater cruiser tri....... Something about the WoodenBoat's tri seems a bit off.....cant put my finger on it- a bit like a Popular Mechanic quality of execution..... Schoolbus  


rwatson Senior Member

There are Grainger Tri's - about four models TR52 Performance Trimaran https://www.graingerdesigns.net/trimaran-designs/tr52-trimaran/  
Philippe Briand has designed the Exception 52 Tri, several were built by Techni Yachts Pinta in the 1980's , here's one for sale , don't know if Philippe sells plans for it though, but if meant for single handed self build then such projects are gonna be to big I think.  
rwatson said: ↑ There are Grainger Tri's - about four models TR52 Performance Trimaran https://www.graingerdesigns.net/trimaran-designs/tr52-trimaran/ Click to expand...


Tad Boat Designer

Searunner Multihulls - CC 44 Tri http://www.searunner.com/index.php/cc-44-tri Traveler Class Trimaran by Dick Newick http://dicknewickboats.com/traveler.html Kurt Hughes Multihull Design - Catamarans and Trimarans for Cruising and Charter - 52' Trimaran http://www.multihulldesigns.com/designs_stock/52tri.html  

Richard Woods

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Add Roger Simpson, John Marples to the list if you can still get plans (not sure) RW  
Here's a thread about a Roger Simpson 43 ' Liahona stalled build project, it shows it's important to make a realistic plan how to finish such a project before starting it. To see some pics of a completed Liahona, there's a fixer upper for sale * , she's located on Walter Greene' s yard in Yarmouth ME. ( * see post #20 - #25 - #27 in the above linked thread )  
↑ 2 × the in 1999 Greene built 38' Scout , designed by Walter Greene. ↑ P2 - 52' Newick/Lambert/Greene design, in 2005 built by Greene. See also Dick Newick designs. ( one of them is already linked by Tad in post #8 )  


Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

here is a good one.  
At 60' she's out of range, she's an tarted up for hollywood older version of an ORMA 60 ... Same type , the old ORMA 60 Brossard , she was wrecked in 2009 in Oman , and has been there like pictured for quite a number of years .  
I always thought that the big harpoon in the front would have been super useful. Would have added a lot to the marina charges though.  
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