Any infos on Predator Trimarans?

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  1. Blacky
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    Well you did say
    and there is plenty of information on the internet
    More than the single link you provided that's for sure
    Obviously you have tried all the phone numbers and various email addresses?
     
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    Predator Trimaran Information

    Information about the Predator trimaran can be found in the book, "More Small Trimarans." This includes the contact info for Paul Dawson, who designed this sailboat.
    See more here: http://smalltrimarans.com/blog/?p=2308
     
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    I don't know what happened to the original poster here.

    I think the large version looks hot. But its very expensive. All the demo pics seem to have a $25K Vaka mounted to a $1500 hobie or similar oldschool cat. The old donor cat spoils the look and performance compared to if you used say a Nacra 5.8 which would make for a much better looking and performing boat. I cant see why anyone would spend $25K on the vaka then save 2K on the donor cat. If these kits were cheaper I would own one.

    http://www.predatortri.com/trimarans.html
     
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    Predator Tri

    I totally understand where you're coming from when you mention price. But when you compare the cost of of the Predator with other production boats then all of a sudden it doesn't look that expensive. It's all relative I suppose.
     

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    That is true regarding the cost of a production tri. But they would be much better. Considering the Predator still relys on donor cat parts I think something like Chris's Zona 65 would be a better option. I would sooner build that then spend $25K on a predator. Or just buy the 2008 scarab 22 that is for sale locally for $25k, which would be better than either.

    Edit the P21 is $28000 for hull and folding system only.

    http://www.boatsales.com.au/boats-for-sale/boatdetails.aspx?R=5521853

    I just rang this guy but it sold :(

    http://cars2.ebay.com.au/Trimaran-Kendrick-scarab-22_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQitemZ250658725847
     
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