Aluminium 55' fast cruising trimaran

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Two Bob Peter, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Two Bob Peter
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    Two Bob Peter New Member

    Hi All
    New poster, experienced sailor, looking to build a fast cruising trimaran in aluminium. Similar design basis as Chris White Hammerhead 54 or Rapido 60. Plan is to commence construction approx 3 years time. Fabricate hulls at my factory (aluminium fabrication business) in Australia and then do fitout in SE Asia.
    Havent got a huge budget, but from experience I believe I have a good grasp of how much a venture of this size is going to cost. Looking to discuss plans, design etc with architect / engineers that may have done something like this before.
    Cheers,

    Peter
     
  2. JSL
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    JSL Senior Member

    Why not contact Chris white?
     
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  4. Ad Hoc
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    Ad Hoc Naval Architect

    What is your SOR that lead you to dictate the hull form as a Trimaran from the outset?
     
  5. Two Bob Peter
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    Two Bob Peter New Member

    I have been in touch with Chris, still working through his reply. As the Hammerhead is a composite design it will require a completely new approach to build from ally.
     
  6. Two Bob Peter
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    Two Bob Peter New Member

    I have owned a cruised a 49' alloy cat with my family on board a few years ago. I enjoyed the fast cruising and reduced transit times between ports. For this next project I don't need as much accommodation, would like to go faster. Also thinking (might be incorrect on this) that a trimaran build might be a bit faster due to the fitout requirements, basically a 55' mono fit out as against a 55' cat fitout. Obviously the amas and supporting structure will take time, but just aluminium hotworks with no fitout requirement. It also suits my build location.
    Cheers,

    Peter
     

  7. Nico Crispi
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    Nico Crispi Junior Member

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