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chryz10-trimaran-18What is a “Chrys10” trimaran? It’s a self-designed, self-built craft that evolved from a non-performing dinghy into a speedy 10-foot sailboat.

This sporty little tri evolved in the mind … and through the constructing hands … of Christofer Olsson, who lives in Sweden. How sweet it is too! Get ready to smile (a lot) as you watch his videos below.

Christofer also shares some detailed pics also, which depict the boat’s construction and transformation into the craft it is now. He said the Chrys10 started out as a small dinghy built “just for fun“. He wanted something that was fun and easy to sail during summer. But then the boat got more advanced. As things turned out, Chris wrote, “… it wanted to be a small, cute, racing trimaran in glasfiber.”

Considering the fact Chris has never built a boat before and had little personal outside assistance, apart from looking at lots of photos online, I think he has achieved something rather remarkable.

Chris has started a blog in order to share updates about the boat here: www.chryz10.com he plans on adding more photos and more design details in order to share how he solved different challenges. (A big thanks to him for sharing all this with us!)

First up, some pictures:

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Second, here is a video of (in Chris’ own words) his first sailing test, which was a “epic fail”:

He said the guys at SailingAnarchy also thought it was a big failur :) – http://sailinganarchy.com/2015/06/17/not-quite-a-ten/

Thirdly, a link to that boat “not failing that much”:

And now … a link to the evolved Chrys10, as a “sweeeeeeet trimaran!”

And finally, Chris’ most recent video (at the time of this blog post) is below: