Uncovering the NINJA SPIDER Trimaran Magic Box
Love the name … NINJA Trimaran. Very cool, right? At least I think so.
Multihull designer Gerhard Schein, from SMG Multihull, must think it sounds okay too because we’re featuring his “NINJA” trimaran in this post. I’ve corresponded a bit with him and he sent me the following materials to share with small tri fans here.
To summarize this craft, in words taken from SMG’s website: “NINJA SPIDER is a very modern designed trimaran. With its chines on the hulls and relatively wide beams has the Ninja Spider similarity with a smaller version of the 2010 Americas Cup winner BMW Oracle.”
The NINJA is offered as either a trimaran OR a proa. The term “Spider,” however, is applied only to the trimaran design. And the tri version comes in 3 different configurations: SPIDER Resort, SPIDER Plus & SPIDER R.
The additional below information comes from his official brochure, which he translates into English for us. (He plans to have a full English-version of his brochure available as a pdf download from his website soon).
NINJA Trimaran Brochure Excerpts (in English)
by Gerhard Schein
NINJA is the new generation of intelligent designed sports boats: fast, fun and sexy.
At first glance it is noticeable that this multihull is fast and fun to sail. Top materials and an intelligent design ensure a high fun factor already in light wind conditions. The Ninja got its sexy design inspired from the big modern Multihulls and it will surely be acclaimed in equal measure.
With the Ninja it’s possible to sail fast without harness and there are many different and very comfortable seating positions. The modern slim hull design has “chines“ for easy planing and the hulls cut the water elegantly like wavepiercer. Acceleration in gusts is impressive and makes a sailor’s heart beat faster.
The Ninja outrigger hulls are designed with dynamic buoyancy in the bow. Together with the flexible beams this prevents under-cutting of hulls and the inconvenient result of pitch poling.
The main sail has a modern square-head design without boom. This combines performance with safety.
A Ninja needs incredibly little space. The whole ready-to-sail multihull fits into a practical box of 470 x 80 x 85 cm – that‘s why it’s called „Magic Box“. Originally, the Ninja was designed as a “deck toy“ for big yachts. The heaviest part is the main hull with 38 kg. If you place the small parts (dagger board, rudder and sails) in the boot of the car the big parts of the boat can also get transported without box on the roof.
– The small package wonder for the big sailing pleasure.
– A fully ready to sail equipped Ninja fits into a box of 4.7 x 0.8 x 0.85 m.
– This includes hulls, sails, mast, equipment and tolly. The 2-piece mast is placed in the main hull.
– 2 bicycles in a row in the garage take approximately the same space as a Ninja box.
– With a bit of practice you can assemble a Ninja in aproximately15 minutes.
– As the box width is very small, it’s possible to transport 2 Ninja boxes parallel on a trailer.
The magic BOX enables all people with a passion for sailing to own a boat without the need to live directly on the water. Without sacrificing lots of space in the garage or garden, and without the need to calculate monthly mooring costs!
Intelligent connection assemblies are designed to assemble the boat easily. There are not even tools needed therefore. Only a key ring pendant in the shape of a stump Ninja blade is used as an accessory and aid. As a special feature the 2 parts Carbon mast has a safe storage in the main hull.
NINJA SPIDER Summary:
Ninja SPIDER is an excellent holiday resort and rental boat. The trimaran has a very high stability and is easiest to use. Small handling faults of beginners are quickly excused.
Gerhard can be contacted directly thru his website. Click here to see more on the NINJA featured at SMG Multihull.