Small Trimaran with Folding Hulls Sailing in Italy
Here is a very small folding trimaran (collapsible amas), designed and built by a small tri lover in Italy. Perhaps I can get some more info about this small trimaran. But for the moment, I want to thank Peter Evans, who publishes http://tacking-outrigger.com/ for sharing the below link with me.
But this one is unique.
There is little doubt those ultra-small cars most Italians drive figure into the motivation to construct a sailboat like this one. But regardless of whether anybody thinks that is a good or bad thing, I’m always amazed at what guys will do in order to operate as best they can within their culture/economy/conditions to produce a desired boat-type.
With this in mind, check out the following photos, which are linked to from their location at the following website — http://www.cantierino.it/AProgetti/fastwo/a.html. (You’ll want to visit that webpage in order to see all of the photos).
By the way, the page is entirely in Italian, so you can use a tool like BabelFish to translate the entire webpage (into an imperfect English) to get a gist of the thought process that went into creating this very small, hull-folding trimaran.