The Searunner Trimarans are a series of wooden, home-built, multihull sailing vessels designed by John Marples and Jim Brown. Searunner Trimarans were designed in five hull sizes: 25, 31, 34, 37 and 40 feet. Intended for circumnavigation, these wooden-hull boats attract the craftsman builder and adventurer. Although Jim Brown has retired, John Marples continues to offer assistance to current Searunner builders and sailors. As of 2010, plans can still be purchased through Duck Flat Wooden Boats in South Australia, with many older Searunner Trimarans are available for sale across the world.
Searunner 25 Trimaran
The Searunner 25 Trimaran is the smallest Searunner Trimaran with an overall length of 24 feet, 11 inches. It can accommodate four crew members. Its beam is 16 feet, 6 inches, and it has a draft of 16 inches. Its sail area is 273.95 square feet and its overall weight is 99.8kg. As of late 2010, plans for the Searunner 25 are available for £371.
Searunner 31 Trimaran
The Searunner 31 has an overall length of exactly 31 feet; a beam of 18 feet, 8 inches and drafts 22 inches. With a capacity of up to four crew, its sail area is 453 square feet and it weighs 99.8kg. Plans for the Searunner 31 cost £532 as of 2010.
Searunner 34 Trimaran
Plans for the Searunner 34 can be had in late 2010 for £615. The mid-sized of the five boats, the Searunner 34 has an overall length of 34 feet, 3 inches and a beam of 20 feet, 11 inches --- big enough to accommodate up to six crew members. Its draft is 22 inches, it has a sail area of 537.03 square feet and it weighs 99.8kg.
Searunner 37 Trimaran
The roomier Searunner 37 accommodates eight crew, with a length of 37 feet, 4 inches and a beam of 22 feet, 2 inches. Its draft is 25 inches and it has a sail area of 681 square feet for its 99.8kg of weight. Searunner 37 plans are £705 as of 2010.
Searunner 40 Trimaran
The largest of the Searunner Trimaran series, the 40 is 40 feet, 10 inches long overall, with a beam of 23 feet, 11 inches. It accommodates nine crew members. Its draft is 27 inches, with a sail area of 727.05 square feet and a weight of 99.8kg. In 2010, plans for the Searunner 40 could be purchased for £769.
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