Collapsable Home Built Trimaran
I have designed an built a 39 ft Aluminium Trimaran which we live aboard in Brisbane Australia.
It is designed to fit inside a 40 ft Shipping container so we can ship it anywhere we wish to cruise.
It has a very fine entry bow section/flat bottom and does not plane or produce a bow wave. (as per the current generation of trimaran ferries)
Currently it is powered by 2X 30 hp Honda outboards for a top speed of 10 knots but these are being replaced by 2 X90 hp outboards for a 20 knot speed.
It is also fitted with a Oceanic Lateen sail for reaching and downwind sailing.
Draft is 9 inches.
I have designed it as a live aboard for tropical areas and we have a fridge and freezer, 9,000 btu air conditioner, and desalinator.
The cost of construction was much cheaper than a 39 ft Catamaran as I am only fitting out one hull not two hulls and a bridgedeck. It only has accomodation for three (one double and a single) but we dont need the four double beds you generally have to have with a catamaran.
The outriggers fold in for use in a Monohull mooring or the Canals of Europe.
I had it built by a professional multihull ferry building company in Brisbane but I fitted it out myself.