I’ve never bought the argument that trimarans don’t make good cruising boats and I’ve never believed that you have to justify owning one.
As sailors we use our boats in diverse ways and we have diverse expectations from our craft. We’re blessed to have a wealth of options in the type of craft we choose to sail.
Multihulls have their roots as tools of trade; fishing and migration. They’ve evolved into yachts for pleasure, adventure and exploration as people have come to recognise their inherent qualities of performance and their superior handling characteristics.
The modern multihulls that evolved in the 1950’s and 60’s were primarily performance based craft, often elegant in their lines and highly capable at sea. For the most part in the evolution of the modern multihull the accommodation space was of secondary consideration, sometimes perhaps of no concern at all.
As people became aware of the accommodation space that catamarans afford cats became the default choice for charter and personal cruising boats. They began to be exploited more for their living and socializing spaces, usually in good taste but sometimes without due consideration for sailing qualities or style.
The choice of craft that we make to harness those winds is personal. It’s more than a choice of practicalities.
Our yachts are an expression of the way we choose to sail and experience the ocean. Part of the enjoyment is that freedom of expression.
The TR36 and TR42 are stock designs.
The other trimarans in the range are custom designs.
TR36 Fast cruising trimaran with aft cabin or open cockpit. Available to build from plans, or built to order. Here for more
R42 Custom High Performance Bluewater Trimaran. Here for More
Mauritius 20 Cruising Trimaran Here for more
The combined Newsletter for Grainger Designs and Rocket Factory Trimarans
Our DuFLEX kit systems streamline the construction process for amateurs and professional yards alike. More details here…