We've added a new photo gallery to document the construction of the TR36 Trimaran at the Waarschip yard in the Netherlands. You can see the gallery on this link.
Thanks to Andy and Greta Baker- owners of Chincogan 52 Catchus for sharing their Queensland Coast sailing adventure on video.
Catchus was a familiar sight in Western Pacific and Asian waters under her original owners Julian and Sandy Way and she's probably one of the most travelled of the Chincogan 52's.
Click here Check it out here; www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9XKlyZcZ2k&feature=youtu.be to see the vid and check out more images on our Running Down the Dream Page.
Could this be the breakthrough that makes wing sails an affordable and practical solution for cruising sailboats? The technology behind the new rig is the brainchild of longtime head of Tiga Windsurfing team Hugues de Turckheim, and the prototype wing was built by Tual Le Guillerm at the Crazy Lobster Shipyard in the port of Le Légué.
Philippe Marcovich, founder of Sicomin Resins is backing the project and has fitted a 17m, ACC (Automatic Camber Control) rig to his 10m cat. First impressions are very promising.
Study Books are available now for the range of Raku cats from 36' LOA up to 52' LOA, and for the TR36 and the R42 Trimarans.
Go to the Study Plans Page for instruction on how to order the Study Books.
Raku's cabin shape is ideally suited to providing a sliding shelter panel that extends 1.5m aft of the cabin bulkhead, significantly increasing the shaded area in the cockpit. The panel retracts into a self draining sleeve to expose the helm station. We'll bring more details to the web site soon. More details on the Raku page.
Detailed plans and cutting files are now available for Raku 36.
While Covid lockdowns have stalled many projects in various parts of the world, Thailand was quick and thorough to deal with the virus. The tourist industry is hard hit by travel restrictions but the manufacturing sector including boat building is operating at full pace.
If you're interested in the Sensori 44 Power Cat, or for that matter any of the other models in the Sensori Range, get in contact with James Dewing firstname.lastname@example.org at Power Play Catamarans powerplaycatamarans.com
James is working up a detailed spec and price on the Sensori 44 and can price up the other models on request.
We're working with a number of composites manufacturers and equipment suppliers to put together a range of kits and components for the various models in the Raku Range. Keep an eye on this page for announcements of availability of products through the months of November and December.
We've posted some new renders of the Classic and Open Layouts for Raku 52. You can see them on this link
Yeeeha! Terry Archer and crew enjoying a bit of breeze aboard G'nome at Airlie Beach Race Week just completed.
G'nome is a modified Grainger 075 competing in the Multihull Racing Division under OMR. She placed third in the six boat fleet. Great to see these boats still competitive after some 35 years of sailing.
Congratulations to Dale Mitchell who skippered Orma 60 to a closely fought win against Michael Ven der Zwaa's X10.
Raku 35 is the newest model in the Raku range. Features include open saloon layout with two queens sized berths.
1.85m standing headroom in the saloon. More details coming to the Raku pages on this web site very soon
Looking for a builder for your next project? Check out the listings including two more builders on our recently refreshed Builders Page in the Network Partners.
Jade green furnishings and trim create a cool and welcoming tone in Sensori 78's living spaces. We've added 4 interior images to the Senori 78 page. You can see them here.