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