Introducing the new 1500TRi, the first member of the new Tracer Series of performance cruising trimarans from Schionning Designs. Designed to blend the performance of a trimaran with liveable interior accommodation and create a stable, aesthetically-pleasing cruising platform that can take you anywhere in the world.
The 1500TRi exterior is a little different to many of the standard trimaran designs we've become accustomed to. Large spacious cockpit areas are located on either side of the cabin, with the helm stations positioned wide on the aft beam giving excellent visibility forward, as well as clear sight of sails and telltales. Lines run aft to the helms with winches and sail controls mounted close by for ease of operation. The large cockpit areas will be fantastic for swimming, sunbathing, storing dinghies & equipment plus just a great spot while underway.
A 19 metre mast can be rotating carbon or a standard alloy option, but with the performance aspect of this design carbon is recommended. She has fixed rudders on the floats, however this will not be an issue and she will still be able to beach easily. Kick-up rudders are an option if desired and depending on your intended use for the boat. A single 30-40HP diesel is the recommended motor option.
Once you are used to the benefits enjoyed by Multihulls such as speed, shallow draft plus the ability to dry out on secluded beaches in the Islands, a (normal) mono just does not cut it. OK you still have the heeling but here we are aiming for a very stiff boat keeping the heel angles as low as possible.
The un-stayed carbon masts help tremendously, first the low weight aloft plus having two masts keeps the centre of effort low, reducing the lever arm. The two masts are light making it easy for one person to lower them and the support tubes carry the boom gooseneck allowing the boom and sails to remain in place when packing up.
She has the huge advantage of trail-ability with almost half the weight of her competitors. Power to weight ratios are high making her very fast, she can be beached anywhere or walked into any shallow area drawing only 200mm with keel and rudders lifted, accommodation is equal to or better than her competitors so she’s hard to go past in this size range. And did I tell you, you can build her yourself very easily from a pre-cut high tech composite kit for half the price or better.
For more information please download our Study Plans on this design using the link below.