Sep 1, 2013, 4:31 PM
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NEW CHS X19 - 19' Trimaran Sailboat
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To build a Trailerable Trimaran Sailboat that is as Light as a TRiAK, Faster than a WETA, and more Comfortable than a WindRider.
John and Marge Lange have been serving the boating community for over 10 years. The first 6 years in Portage, WI as owners of a Tracker Marine dealership selling and servicing the small boat market with annual sales nearing $1.5 million. We currently own and operate a boat dealership in Charlotte Harbor, FL Charlotte Harbor Sails where we specialize in selling trailerable and brokerage sail boats.
In early spring of 2013 we embarked on a process to bring the Manta Catamaran Sail and Power Cats back to life. As a small business we lacked the financial means to fully fund this project and began seeking financial assistance with a few well chosen private equity firms and individuals. To this date we have been unsuccessful in attaining the funding that we feel we need.to be successful at building and marketing the line properly.
In August of this year, after emailing with Kurt Hughes a marine architect about his various Catamaran and Trimaran designs, we approached him about designing a scaled down version of his 40 foot Trimaran design. He immediately came back with the updated Trikala 19 that he original designed for an Italian company many years ago.
The second we saw the wave piercing bows, slim waterline and expanded cockpit area, we knew that this is the boat for us. This project we could afford to build and would fit in our existing building without having to rent major industrial space to get started.
After many, many emails back and forth and making some initial forays into the market to see if this design was feasible, we ordered the blueprints on August 24, 2013. Hoping the plans will arrive soon, so that we can begin ordering materials and start construction ASAP.
We hope to have a functional boat built by Mid-October to be released and shown at the upcoming Buzzelli Multi Hull Regatta in Sarasota Florida.
Check out www.3Hulls.com for more information.
CHS X19 - 19' Trimaran Sailboat