32 ft Trimaran in Red - What boat type ?

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  1. Skip JayR
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    Hi folks... I need your support. As some of you are very well experienced with different boat types maybe you can tell me what design it is.

    I dont have lots of details about this "little red". All is just four images, see attached and following specifications:

    Year of built: not clear (probably beginning of the 80th)

    designer: unknown
    dockyard: unknown
    displacement: unknown
    boat material: unknown

    LOA (length over all): 32 ft (~9.75 m)
    Width/beam: 16 ft (~4.87 m)
    amas: demountable (but not foldable) for trailer with max. 2.5 meters width
    no keel, but center board

    draft: 2.3 ft (~0.7 m)
    mast: 39 ft (~12 m) height
    sails area: 25- 47 m2
    (mainsail: 17 m2, jib: 8 m2, genoa: 25 m2, spinnaker:30 m2)

    engine: outborder
    cabin: 2 x
    head: 1 x
    shower: 1x cockpit shower
    bilge pumps: yes (no details about number)
    water tank: yes (no details about capacities)
    fuel tank: yes (no details about capacities)
    holding tank: --

    I'd appreciate it to know more about this tiny 3-huller. Anybody here with an idea ?

    Tks in advance/Skip

    P.S.:
    From front this boat looks neat... the central hull remembers me kind of "UFO" or the Lockheed SR-7 Blackbird...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird
    [​IMG]
     

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    From Red to yellow....

    At least I noticed, that the "little red one" wasnt the single bulit boat of this type.

    There existed a yellow one, too... some pictures here. That tiny 32 footer doesnt look too bad, isnt ?
     

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    From red to yellow to white...

    The yellow one had been a "whitey" in its former life... :) Interesting the trailer method with the de-mounted amas on top.
     

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    under deck...

    The yellow one and how it looked as "ex whitey" under deck...
     

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    Last but not least ??? Fully refit of another white one...

    This is the third boat I found. Is it the last one ? - It seems a fully refit...
     

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    Under deck of the refitted white.

    The refitted white one under deck.... some few snaps... beside its sportiveness it seems very homely.
     

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    Who is behind Trimaran Allegro ?

    Some sailing buddies of the Multihull Subdivision on the Cruiser's Forum helped out. First tipp: The model is the Trimaran Allegro.

    Tks to Google Image I found two type plates... see attachments. 1st one is of the upper listed yellow one, 2nd is the white one.

    1st plate of the yellow one says the boat builder/designer was Andrè Allegre. The 2nd plate says that its Robert Artigues.

    The white boat was built in 1981 as "hull No. 45". The model seems to be certified for series production on 28th February 1969.
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    Who was behind this model Trimaran Allegro ?

    • Was the designer Andrè Allegre (as written on one of the type plates) ? - Or was it Robert Artigues ?

    Further might be interesting...

    • When was this boat first designed ?
    • When was it first built (prototyping, test sailing) ?
    • How many have been built regularly in series production ?
    • Which dock yard has built these boats ?
    • Do exist other designs by A. Allegre or R. Artigues (which eventually have been produced) ?

    I dont speak French, so I don't have access to detailled infos on French websites. Maybe somebody knows the details.
     

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    Good detective work! I'll take a look as well but agree, a very good looking boat, I think you're reference to 1969 is a red herring, she's definitely 1981 onwards.
     
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    Andre Allegre also designed the racing trimaran Pen Duick IV/Manureva.
     
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    http://trimaranallegro.lescigales.org/

    You can press Google translate and see it in English. He states on the top line the webpage was updated November 2015, so the boats are obviously alive and well. morillon.yves@gmail.com

    The origins of this Allegro, the certificate of registry and the reasons for choosing this trimaran in 1987:
    Since its first francisation in 1982 until its sale in May 2010, Allegretto has already covered more than 11,000 miles!
    ALLEGRO This trimaran is number 45 and was builded in 1981 by "-Constuctions 9 Écluses-" renamed "-Midi multi-hull" site of Robert Artigues in BEZIERS on a plan of André Allègre. But the act of the first francisation dated July 22, 1982 in Nantes; The first owner, Mr. Meillat, had based Allegretto Croisic.
    This trimaran was built in different versions to sixty copies (some of which had an engine in board). Elongated versions (Allegro Allegro and Super 30) with a huge trunk in the back were also sold.
     
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    yeah.... I was not sure about. So what is this number 28.2.69 ????
     
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    Aha..... interesting. So André Allègre the designer, Rober Artigues in Beziers the boat builder.

    As said it was built by "Francise system".. that means some more boat yards might have built it till 2010, hm ?

    O la la.... six different configurations plus two strechted versions. Why then I never have noticed about this boat before ???? - Was it sold only on the local market (e.g. France, French part of Switzerland...) ?
     

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    Oh, man.... what would we do in the world of Trimarans without you ??? :) Tks.

    I see... I have some gaps in my memories.... yes, of course who does not know about this historcially boat :p Pitty it was lost on high sea.
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    For this historically important part of trimaran history I run into the wall of "language barrier". Would like to understand the French documentary about A.A.
     
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