Posts Tagged ‘Graeme Delaveau’

Nicky Cruz 25 Trimaran Sailing in New Zealand

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Multihull designer Graeme Delaveau sent me these photos of a Nicky Cruz 25 trimaran a couple weeks ago. It was built by one of his clients in New Zealand.

The report is that this boat’s light and strong wind performance make it a real pleasure to sail. And Graeme says it has even carried a full sail in 25 knots of wind. (more…)

First Nicky Cruz Explorer Trimaran On the Water

Friday, June 14th, 2013

The first Nicky Cruz Explorer Trimaran has been launched. Sea trials are now underway for the boat that Fritz (the owner/builder/sailor) constructed, piece by piece, over the past couple of years.

The name of this new small trimaran is Karamea. And what a beauty it’s turned out to be! (more…)

Nicky Cruz Explorer Trimaran Mast Raising

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Here are some photos of the mast raising for the first Nicky Cruz trimaran. As you can see, this boat is just about completed.

We last posted about this boat here. (more…)

Nicky Cruz Explorer Trimaran Still Taking Shape

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Graeme Delaveau, designer of the Nicky Cruz Explorer Trimaran, recently sent me these photos of the 1st one being built in Germany. You can read more about the NC Explorer Trimaran in this previous post.

Along with these images, Graeme provides us with some more insight (below) into the inexpensive folding system for it that can be fabricated by homebuilders of this craft. (more…)

First Nicky Cruz Explorer Trimaran Being Built

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Graeme Delaveau is the designer of a new trimaran model called the Nicky Cruz Explorer. The NC Explorer is a 21-foot, trailerable small cruiser that would be ideal for either single-hand sailing or shoreline cruising for a small family or group of friends. (more…)

2nd Small Trimarans Book Coming Soon

Monday, December 14th, 2009

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on a brand new Small Trimarans book (book #2). I tried hard to come up with a creative title for this one too — and I think I got the creative juices flowing and maxed out to a boiling fever pitch. As a result, I finally settled on a name for this new book on small trimarans. It’ll be entitled, (drum roll please) (more…)

Discovering the Nicky Cruz Trimaran

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

New Zealand multihull designer Graeme Delaveau has created a great looking sailboat he refers to as the “Nicky Cruz trimaran.” His original design (and subsequent versions) are close to 30-feet in length. I thought they’d be a wonderful inclusion on this blog though because Graeme’s Nicky Cruz is especially geared for homebuilders. (more…)