Buhler Trimaran

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by dantnz, May 26, 2011.

  1. dantnz
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    dantnz Junior Member

    Anyone know anything about Buhler trimarans?

    I have seen a 7m tri for sale in France, but can't anything online about the designer. Could be a Swiss designer, I think the boat was built there.

    7mhttp://www.nauticaltrek.com/8575-buhler-7m

    Some small pictures at the bottom of the page.

    Grateful for any help.

    Dan
     
  2. Richard Woods
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    Vance Buhler was from British Columbia where there are still a few of his boats around. Later he moved to St Vincent in the West Indies where he built charter cats in the 1970's

    I don't know what happened to him since then

    Richard Woods of Woods Designs

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  3. dantnz
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    Thanks for the clue Richard, looks like he is back in Canada:

    http://www.multihullsmag.com/boats/manufacturers.htm

    Looks like he used to post on the multihull builder yahoo group (last post 2004), I'll see if he answers the email on there.

    I'm guessing Buhler (sounds German?) might be a common name in Switzerland where the boat was built, could be an amateur design maybe.
     
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