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Old 06-11-2012, 21:38   #1
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Trimaran berths

Hi everyone,

Could the experienced trimaran sailors please help me with some questions;

Where on a trimaran are the best passage berths ? (assumption is for solo or short handing)

And where is the best harbour (or on a mooring) berth for singles and a double?

Assuming a trimaran no bigger than 30'

I am not at all sure about the first question, the second question I suspect an aft cabin would be preferable for a double but rare in <30'
Many boats have a nice forward double but i suspect their comfort, am I wrong ?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:55   #2
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Re: Trimaran berths

I believe a trimaran when sailing will pivot longitudinally through waveaction at a point about 2/3 to 3/4 away from the bow so that would be the best space for a berth when sailing.
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With a 30' tri, I imagine you won't have many choices.
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Hi everyone,

Could the experienced trimaran sailors please help me with some questions;

Where on a trimaran are the best passage berths ? (assumption is for solo or short handing)

And where is the best harbour (or on a mooring) berth for singles and a double?

Assuming a trimaran no bigger than 30'

I am not at all sure about the first question, the second question I suspect an aft cabin would be preferable for a double but rare in <30'
Many boats have a nice forward double but i suspect their comfort, am I wrong ?
I would ask this on the Searunner thread. Granted you're going to get answers more from Searunner owners but you tend to get better answers because they have experience on that sort of boat.

That said, I think it depends a bit on what what tri you might be referring to. Many {ahem, searunners} have a center cockpit and the 31 model has both double and single bunks.
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With a 30' tri, I imagine you won't have many choices.
You nailed it.
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You nailed it.
Well lets see,
quarter berths under cockpit
aft cabin
settee berths
double settee with table down
wing berths
forepeak
all available in various designs but no, not all in one !

So.....nail that !
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Well lets see,
quarter berths under cockpit
aft cabin
settee berths
double settee with table down
wing berths
forepeak

all available in various designs but no, not all in one !

So.....nail that !
i'm not so sure... this horstman 40 could if it doesn't already !



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Re: Trimaran berths

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Hi everyone,

Could the experienced trimaran sailors please help me with some questions;

Where on a trimaran are the best passage berths ? (assumption is for solo or short handing)

And where is the best harbour (or on a mooring) berth for singles and a double?

Assuming a trimaran no bigger than 30'

I am not at all sure about the first question, the second question I suspect an aft cabin would be preferable for a double but rare in <30'
Many boats have a nice forward double but i suspect their comfort, am I wrong ?


Wing berths are great at anchor, but on really small tris, (beating to windward)... the least motion is on the floor in the back.

For small but truly seaworthy trimarans, in that size range, check out John Marples' designs!
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i'm not so sure... this horstman 40 could if it doesn't already !
oops, apologies <30ft, i was just trying to help your question that seems to be many choices in tri berths.
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