As most of you know by now, I am designing and building a different type of cruising Yacht.
The key factor is that it is designed to be easily transported in a 40 ft Shipping
container. So that I can cruise
(for example) and then transport the boat either back to Australia
or to Miami
or to Marsellias (to do the Canals of Europe) the outriggers fold in (like the dragonfly)
I have designed this purely for my own use, it is what I want to do with a cruising boat. I don't "need" to sail around the world.
The question I am asking, is this concept "an easily transportable cruising yacht" something that could be useful to other cruisers. (I have no intention of becoming a boat builder etc)
I would appreciate your comments.
It finally starts next week, with most of the materials ordered and paid for.
Briefly I am building a 39 ft aluminium power trimaran
with sail assist. It will be powered by 2 X 30 hp Honda
outboards. cruising speed 10 knots top speed 20 knots (it has a unique low friction fast displacement
capacity for 2,000 nautical miles. A 800 amp hour AGM battery
bank 3000 watt inverter
, 240 volt Household appliances
fridge/freezer and, and a 9000 btu airconditioner.
A 10 hp honda
aux driving 2 X 100 amp alternators plus a high pressure pump for a desalinator.
The accomodation is well suited for a couple, with facilities for two guests for short periods.
Let me first thank the members of Cruisers Forum for giving me much of the information i needed to be able to put together this package.
I will keep you all informed of my progess through the building process.