Here is a Triak double outrigger sailing kayak for sale on Craigslist, at the time of this posting, in Zephyrhills, Florida. (Thanks to Edward Hiestand for sharing this link with us)!
This unique design is no longer being manufactured. It’s a shame because Triaks are very desirable craft for certain kayak sailing enthusiasts.
The images of the boat on this page are linked to directly from their location on the Craigslist site. The ad copy reads: (more…)
Small tri friend Edward H. sent me the URL to an ad for a Scarab Trimaran (posted on CraigsList) last week. At the time of our post here the boat is still listed on CL for sale.
The CL link is here: https://charlotte.craigslist.org/boa/d/mooresville-scarab-18-trimaran-sailboat/7325671809.html
A portion of the ad copy for this boat reads as follows: (more…)
The following “beach trimaran” is currently for sale (at the time of this writing) in Sanguinet, France. You can see the posting for it here.
I’ve directly linked the following pics of the boat to their location on that website. Thank you to John L. for sending me the link to this boat and sharing it with us.
I cannot imagine a solo sailor wanting to sail a beach cat instead of this. Yes, we’re biased ;-)
Perhaps one of our readers can provide more details about this particular model. The following is a translation of the sparse info on the sales page: (more…)
In this post, sailor Sam C. shares a couple pics and short video featuring his classic Aquadyne Sailbird 18 trimaran. I am so glad he was able to use this website as a resource to ultimately acquire a proper set of sails for this boat.
(Backstory on this included below.)
My Aquadyne Sailbird 18
I acquired the boat several years ago from a friend who had purchased it at an auction. She and her husband decided to move to Croatia (missionaries) and she asked me if I would be willing to take the boat since they didn’t have sufficient time to put it up for sale and all that goes along with that. (more…)
Here is a motorized kayak with double outriggers.
Just saw it on YouTube. (more…)
Is the Vortex Podracer in commercial production? I’d never heard of this design / model until small tri contributor Algie Bennett shared the following link with me this week.
The home webpage for it currently says, “The Vortex pod racer has been specifically designed to make high-speed foiling both safe and accessible to a larger audience. Eliminating the previously prohibitive factors of agility, fitness and sailing knowledge, the Vortex pod racer moves high-performance foiling into a new era and brings foiler flying to experienced sailors, novice pilots and extreme sports enthusiasts alike.” (more…)
Some easy-to-add stabilizers for a canoe or kayak.
CastleCraft is the retailer.
The specific page featuring these floats is here: http://www.castlecraft.com/canoe_stabilizer.htm
The following video offers a sense of how double-outriggers might work for such boats. (more…)
A little Maora trimaran for sale. In France.
We’ve seen this dinghy tri before here.
The sales page for this boat, which will not be up for long, can be seen here.
Some details from the sales page include the following:
“MAORA is a mini trimaran of 3 m and 68 kg, dismountable, transportable on the roof of a car. Lively, fast, agile and full of tricks it will give you sensations that no other leisure sailing boat can offer.
Its 6 m² non-haubaned rigging gives it power and flexibility. It is a very pleasant sailing boat, always flat and running straight, even in gusts of wind. It can be used up to 15 knots of wind for a beginner and 20 knots for more experienced sailors. (more…)
Team Scarab has designed a new small trimaran. A 10-footer.
Isn’t she a sweet little package?
I think so anyhow.
Awhile back, I mislabeled a boat Team Scarab called the “Aussie 3-meter” by referring to it as a “Scarab 10”.
My bad! (more…)
Small Tri reader Barry N. emailed to let us know some more info about the Kanka 14 trimaran was now available. (Thank you Barry!)
This sailboat is a new model from Yacht Design Collective in Morbihan, France.
We posted info regarding the Kanka 14 last year here.
The main webpage for this boat can be viewed here. But anyone interested may directly contact their team and receive additional information, including PDF documents. (more…)
I’ve seen a gazillion of these kayak fishing boats out on the water this summer. They’re all over the place.
Specially rigged out for fishing…
Sailor Pedro Ortiz sent me a link to the new Astus 14.5 trimaran. Pedro himself sails an Astus 20.1 trimaran in NW Spain. (Many thanks to him!)
The new 14.5 will apparently be a bit different from their original 14-foot design from years back – the Astus 14.1. We certainly look forward to seeing it in production and on the water.
All the best to Astus (and marine businesses everywhere) as they try to navigate through this year’s craziness. (more…)
What is the Stand N Fish? According to their website, it’s a “system” that allows for stable stand-up fishing on most commercial kayaks.
I’ve seen many fishing kayaks out on the water this summer. There sure seems to be a market for innovative products related to fishing.
I wonder how outriggers will fare in it over the long run? (more…)
The Caiaque Trimaran is a sailing kayak with foldable beams/amas. It’s yet another find sent to us by sailor Hien Ngo.
Is there a dedicated website for this little craft? I’m not sure, although there is this Facebook page advertising it.
I don’t know about “extreme adventure,” but I do know this little sailer looks like fun for an afternoon out on the water with some friends. And that’s good enough to put a nice smile on many faces. (more…)
Sailor Diogo Nunes sent me info about this model, called the Pasquale Trimaran. The main website is here.
Diogo owns and sails one and says, “The guy who builds the boat is always sailing with us. He is the biggest fan of the Pasquale Trimaran.”
This one is a wet ride. Perfect for warmer weather.
The video below begs for a sailor to get on the hiking seat and join in on the fun. (more…)
We first posted about Libertist trimarans here. One of our readers just emailed and said the Libertist 703 has now followed the larger 853 model into production.
This boat appears to combine some unique features. We’re looking forward to seeing a video of it under sail.
A couple renderings follow, which are linked to at their locations at the Libertist website: (more…)
Here is a larger small tri that got some press during the 2019 Budapest boat expo. Its name is SILENCE and the rig and multiple rudders are features that may grab your attention.
I’ll link to a couple different webpages (Hungarian, naturally), which can be widely read using a translate tool, such as Google’s.
Here is the Etupirka double outrigger sailing kayak (from Hokaido, Japan).
Both the Etupirka website and a related video are shown here.
And the Etupirka YouTube channel can be found here.
(Thanks yet again to Hien Ngo for this find.) (more…)
Windsurfing champion Bruce Matlack explains how he windsurfs on his Windrider trimaran.
It sure looks fun too.
What exactly is “windsurfing” in a small tri?
Check out Bruce’s explanation of an advanced sailing technique. (more…)
The 360 TriCat is a small trimaran pedal-fishing platform from Blue Sky Boatworks. One of the persons very influential in the development of this boat is Andy Zimmerman, the original developer of the Windrider brand.
Blog contributor Hien Ngo shared the following two links with us.
First up is the webpage ad for the boat: https://store.jacksonadventures.com/blue-sky-boatworks-360-tricat/ (more…)
Here is a tiny motoring-fishing platform called the “Unifloat.” The thing folds up and can fit inside a small car.
When I first saw this little boat I immediately surmised it would likely take approximately 2 minutes (or less) for me to fall out of it into the water. But that’s just me ;-)
Anyhow, check out a couple pics and YouTube vids of the Unifloat below. (more…)
Tough, inflatable trimarans that sail really well.
From what I can tell, the designer of these boats is a fellow named Anatoly Kulik. And he has apparently been at it a long time. Since the 80s.
Lots more photos on the Kulik site. (more…)
The Australis Bushranger Canoe is billed as a top-seller in Australia. It features both single outrigger and double outrigger options.
Bushranger canoe with double outriggers
The owner can also insert one, two or 3 seats inside. The links and pics below come from Outdoria.com
(Thanks to Hien Ngo for this find)
Check it out: (more…)
I recently discovered a couple vids of the Hobie Trifoiler sailboat. According to SailboatData, Hobie ended production of this model in 1999. You can also check out a Wiki for this boat here.
Check em’ out. (more…)
As a follow up to the previous post, here is a discussion against adding amas to a kayak known as the Wavewalk. The Wavewalk is billed as “The World’s Most Stable Fishing Kayak, Microskiff, and Cartop Boat.” The developer used to offer outriggers for one of it’s models.
They stopped offering outriggers for the fishing kayak because of the following reasons (directly quoted below) from their article found here:
- Extra drag
Typical outriggers are several times shorter than the kayak’s hull itself. This means that as the kayak moves, the outriggers move at speeds that are many times higher than their own hull speed (Froude number). This generates a disproportionately large amount of Residual resistance (Rr) as well as extra Frictional resistance (Fr)