Posts Tagged ‘Supernova trimaran’

Sailing a Supernova Trimaran in New Zealand

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Decades after its zenith, the Supernova trimaran is still around. Of course, we wish there were more of them. But the many challenges of developing and selling a beach tri production model, like the Supernova, are formidable.

It amazes me that a boat designer like Ib Pors Nielsen was able to do it for awhile. But I know small tri fan Graham Wheeler is glad he did. Not long ago, Graham purchased a Supernova … in excellent condition. He shares the following (along with a very short video clip and a few photos of his sailboat) with us here. (more…)

Classic Supernova Trimaran Brochure and Pictures

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Sailor Doug Green shares these classic “Supernova Trimaran” brochure images, inserts and pictures (from the 1980s) with us in this post. He also asked a knowledgable friend about this model, who shared some more info. These images (and info) are a great follow up to the first blog post regarding the Supernova trimaran.

The designer of the Supernova trimaran was Ib Pors Nielsen. Among the Supernova trimaran’s advertised features/benfits are: (more…)

Historical Small Trimarans I Have Met (Part 1)

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I received the following from small trimaran enthusiast Frank Starkweather last week. Frank once worked for the Gougeon Brothers. As you’re about to see, he’s enjoyed many sailing adventures, and has known a few tris over the years. (more…)

Ever Hear of the Supernova Trimaran?

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The Supernova Trimaran is a design I’d never heard about until a sailor who owns one (Jerry G.) contacted me and provided the following information. Jerry sent me the following snippets about this cartop-able tri, which is European in origin. (more…)