Friday, 6 July 2018

Photos of some deck details on maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 by Jason Gard

Thanks to Jason Gard, I'm able to share some detail photos of Spindrift 2 showing some of the systems like steering quadrants, lashings and composite fittings that are not often shown in any detail.

New Tony Grainger designed carbon TR36 trimaran ready to launch

The class leader of the new Grainger TR36 design is ready for launch.  Built by the team at Current Marine in South Africa who have done a beautiful job.  This boat is all carbon and it appears they have all tooling ready for another should someone else like to take the plunge.

From the owner:

Freshly Squeezed, a full carbon TR36 built by Current Marine South Africa , gets wet for the 1st time tomorrow morning. All being well and with the Knysna heads permitting, we will stretch her legs next week. Ultimately she will be sailed in UK waters.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Shuttleworth 39' offshore racing trimaran launches

Andrew has launched his Shuttleworth 39' racing trimaran in the UK.  You can read more on the design at the Shuttleworth designs website.  The team managed to get the boat to it's target weight which is no mean feat for a racing trimaran design.  The boat has a reasonable interior for a racing trimaran.  Future plans are to race in the Round Britain and Ireland yacht race and extensive shakedown to get the boat optimally tuned.

Some photos from the launching with rig yet to be fitted.