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. And what you're doing for your Dad's surely a nice thing. Though I hope that you know that the cost of having a one off, custom, built by a pro, will be through the roof. 'Course I don't know what your budget
is, but I figured it wise to state as much just in case.
That said, if you're set on the idea, you might try BoatSmith
Or possibly, say, drop Kurt Hughes
& some other multihull
designers an email
, or perhaps better, a phone
One other option perhaps worth entertaining, would be to purchase
a used small'ish to mid-sized catamaran
. Say 30-35' or so. You'll get a lot more room, & finding one will be geometrically easier. And the boat will be a lot newer than any Tri of the era which helped to make all of those memories.
Also, you can have a cat in that size range built/take over a build where the owner/builder is/has thrown in the towel due to being burned out, poor health
One other key infobit, is that having anything built, cat, or tri, could take a good bit of time. But take a look around on www.multihull-maven.com
The site has a plethora of designers, boats for sale
Also, other buying
search resources are:
Craig's List - Particularly in any City or Locale where sailing's real popular. For example; Newport
, RI Annapolis
, MD Florida
bigger West Coast
kantola trimaran for sale - Bing
And of course your basic googlefu. That, plus if you can locate some which aren't currently for sale
, it never hurts to find out who the boat's owner is, tell him your story, & make him an offer.
I'm kinda' doubting that this one will be around long, but it's worth a try (no pun intended).
Ah, & I almost forgot, post wanted ads more or less everywhere I listed, plus in every sailing magazine that you can think of. Especially the free ones. And also make inquiries with (multihull targeted) boat brokers.
PS: And if you decide to go the used cat route
, & get stuck for where to go shopping
, so to speak, just post here again, & we'll start throwing ideas & links at you.