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I found out yesterday that multihull designer Ian Farrier recently passed away. His innovative designs and business acumen were well respected.

Thanks to Small Tri friend Thom Davis for sharing the below article from Sailingscuttlebutt.com with us.

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Eight Bells: Ian Farrier

Ian Farrier, a visionary multihull designer best known for his folding trailerable trimarans, died at age 70 on December 10, 2017.

Ian Farrier first started sailing multihulls virtually by accident, being a twenty year old New Zealand engineering student and monohull sailor, looking for a keelboat to do some offshore cruising.

Nothing suitable was available, but then an unfinished 30-foot trimaran was advertised, and this was purchased after some research. After two years of hard work and rebuilding, his first multihull was launched in 1969.

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