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Old 14-04-2016, 11:46   #1
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A trimaran ocean cruiser

What is the respected opinion on Trimaran's with ocean going capacities?

No 'wobbling' and efficient in diesel consumption.....and rather fast

Ideally a 40' is similar inside as a 45-47' monohull

Who has a fundamental opinion please?
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

A 40' tri is going to be substantially smaller inside compared to a 40' monohull. Let alone compared to a 47' one. Interior space of a trimaran is probably about equal to a monohull of about 2/3 the size, though I haven't run the numbers.

Personally I like a trimarans motion more than either a cat or monohull. To me it feels somewhere in between. The static rigidity of the catamaran with only a slight incline, but without the jerky motion a cat can develope.

Admittedly my experience with larger trimarans is small, but I am a fan. Assuming you can tolerate the interior limitations they have a lot more usable space once you include the tramps.
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

Our 40' trimaran (ocean proven, two circumnavigations, will crank out a 1400 mile week if asked) has a main hull beam of 2m/7'. We have a couple of bunks outboard of the main hull on the wings, but otherwise all accommodation space has to fit in that 7' beam. I wouldn't have it any other way, but no way it will match the interior space of a 47' (or even a 40' monohull). Only way to do that is with a bridgedeck cabin design like the NEEL or similar.
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

Touché

Neel 45 is a 'classic in the making' ; simply brilliant
wish I would have come up with that
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

I would agree with stumble on size. I've had two. I like their sea keeping ability with a relatively shoal draft verses a mono. I hope that was short and sweet enough.
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Old 15-04-2016, 11:16   #8
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floats with 100% + buoyancy
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keep the wing decks small
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

I could be mistaken -not too familiar with tri's- but the Cross 40 & NEEL's, they are all sailing tri's.

This topic is posted in Powered Boats and the OP mentioned diesel consumption, so the topic is probably about powered tri's, not sailing tri's?
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

I am not even sure there are any diesel tri's... But I missed it was in the power forum, sorry for that.
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Well, OP, try this for size...
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Well, OP, try this for size...
I for one can't find any connection to the OP? Yep, one like that made the around the world speed record.
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

I love trimarans. The main problem associated with the tri is it's small accomodations and weight carrying. You have to make a large tri like Shuttleworth, Cross, Chris White Hammerheads before they are effective as ocean cruisers. The cost associated with building three hulls is no joke either. Then you have the problem of where to berth a boat of that beam and length.

As a note for you...take a look at "Virgin Fire" in BVI and "Carisa" in Fort Lauderdale. Both are 50+ trimarans to die for. Both can be found on Yachtworld. I just visited Jupiter, Fl to see a Chris White trimaran that is 34 foot and quite a lovely vessel. No standing room except in the galley. I loved it other than that.
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Re: A trimaran ocean cruiser

Cadence:
"efficient diesel consumption". We all assume it's a sailing tri but that's not necessarily the case...
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