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What we do


Multihull yacht design and construction has come a long way since I created my first design in 1986. Evolution never ceases in nature and there’s no reason for it to cease in yacht design and manufacture either. 

 

Our journey starts with asking questions and imagining whats possible.

We craft the curves, finesse the forms. We bring in the technicians, the mathematicians, sometimes the magicians. We call up the makers and the movers and shakers.

 

We’re here to bring you the latest in design technology in hull shapes, in styling, in engineering, to connect you with the products and the services that will streamline the build process and bring your own yacht life with the most cost effective build methods we can conjure. 

 

Browse the designs. Check out the people and the companies we’re partnered with in The Partners Network.

 

Join us on our journey, or let yours begin when ours is done.

What you’re imagining just might be possible.

And if it’s not we can probably make some magic happen anyway.

 

Tony Grainger

graingerdesigns@gmail.com

Photo of yacht designer Tony Grainger
Tony Grainger
Photo of racing trimaran ATL/Oaks

Not the first design but one of the first. And she's been first in fleet more than once. She's been called ATL/Oaks. Dux Nuts and Moving Finger. She'll always be called one of my favourites.


Photos of boats we've designed including a great range of shots from leading professional marine photographers

Here for the Gallery

Connect with the people, the products and the services that go into building and sailing a modern high performance multihull

Here for the Partners Network

A space where we explore articles and ideas on multihull engineering, design features and sailing technology in general.

Here for the LAB

 


LATEST NEWS


LATEST ON THE LAB

Time has Come is the latest article on the pages of the LAB

It's a story in two parts about a new racing trimaran on the Australian circuit, Put together by Tony Grainger with assistance from Time Machine's owner Matt von Bibra, it refers to Time Machine's design heritage, its history, and provides some interesting details about the design.

See the story here:

Trimaran Time Machine racing
Time Machine competing in the Australian Multihull Championships in Brisbane 2017. Julie Geldard photo.


See yourself in a TR36? This might be your opportunity.

TR36 Trimaran Profile image

We're busy working on the plans, cutting files and the finer details of the sail plan and the systems for the TR36 under construction at Current Marine in South Africa.

If you are planning to manage your own project for a high performance cruising trimaran in this size range why not come aboard? 

 

 

We're offering a special price on the plans for the TR36 inclusive with engineering for ISO Standard 12215-5. But only up to the end of this month- October 2017.

 

Contact Tony Grainger now to find out more. graingerdesigns@gmail.com

More information on the TR36 here: 



Photo Action at Australian Multihull Championships

9th Oct 2017

Julie Geldard snapped these four great shots and many others at the Australian Multihull Championships 2017. See the more of Julie's shots at vidpicpro.com/yacht-racing


From top left clockwise; Boatworks, Fury Road, Time Machine, Ullman Sails.


ULLMAN SAILS IS AUSTRALIAN MULTIHULL CHAMPION 2017

8th Oct 2017

Exceptional boat exceptionally well sailed. An exceptional combination that has once again seen Ullman Sails (previously Mad Max and also previous holder of the title) take out the Australian Multihull Championships in a competitive fleet of twelve boats sailing on Moreton Bay.

Congratulations to skipper and crew.

Thanks to Tony Considine for the photo.



Latest Design

Mauritius is an Island. It's also a way to get to an island. Or if you have the inclination a whole number of islands. Mauritius is designed for fun, for exploring, for experiencing the world's oceans and the marine environment. You can see more of Mauritius here:


TR36 Work in Progress

Work is under way on the first TR36 at Currrent Marine in South Africa and we will have some new renders to publish in the coming weeks. Here's the first one.



Two highly accredited builders join our Partners Network


Two experienced and highly acclaimed Australian multihull boat builders have joined our Partners Network and are available to quote on custom projects.

They are Jamie Morris from Australian Custom Multihull Yachts and Julian Griffiths from Noosa Marine.

Jamie is no new comer to our designs, having built and more recently done a refit on Cut Loose.

 

Julian is yet to build one of our boats from the bottom up but he has a background in custom boats in the larger size range. Julian is well familiar with our designs having skippered Boatworks in the Brisbane to Gladstone Race and Hamilton Island Race Week in 2015.

 

Find the contact details for both of these builders in out Partner’s Network Page. www.graingerdesigns.net/build/partners-network


Cut Loose 55' cat built by Jamie Morris
Cut Loose at Inskip Point - Built by Jamie Morris
Boatworks in the Brisbane to Gladstone Race 2015
Boatworks (previously Indian Chief under the command of Julian Griffiths in the Brisbane to Gladstone Race in 2015