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46' Composite Trimaran

A 46' composite performance cruising trimaran.

This trimaran was designed to prevail on the race course and also let the family go cruising for extended voyages. The hulls are foam/glass to keep cost down, but the beams are carbon fiber and balsa core for extreme rigidity. The mast is rotating. The companionway has double doors against breaking waves. Down below find a generous stateroom aft with queen size berth and ample storage. Ahead of that, a nav station on port and head on stbd. Amidships is a galley on port and sit-down seating for 6 on stbd. Ahead of the main beam is crew quarters and all the way forward is sail storage. This tri really flies, but it can also take a whole family cruising.

"I sailed on Faamu Sami, a custom Kurt Hughes 46' tri, this past weekend and there's no wire in the standing rigging. BTW, the race was from Falmouth, ME to Yarmouth, NS, 180 mi. We set a course record, lowering the time from 18 hrs 35 min to 12 hrs 20 min. It was a blast!"
          Ira Heller,  The Multihull Source   Wareham, MA 02571
(Notice that this is in the heart of Newick and Greene country.)

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Length overall: 46'-3" (14.10 m)
Length at waterline: 46'-0" (14.03 m)
Beam Overall: 43'-8" (13.29 m)
Draft: 1'-9"/8'-1" (0.53/3.0 m)
Weight: 7,029 lb (3188 kg)
Displacement: 9,858 lb (4472 kg)
Sails - main : 931 sqft (86.5 sqm )
jib : 351 sqft (32.6 sqm )
screacher  891 sqft (82.8 sqm )
spinnaker: 1,150 sqft (107 sqm )


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