The Warren23 is targeted at the daysailer; someone who wants to take out a group of friends or family for a fast day of sailing and exploring.
|She started out as a thoroughbred 23
foot racing trimaran design, nearly square at 21 feet wide, and has been tamed, only
slightly, for recreationally daysailing. The large 8 foot by 6 foot cockpit accommodates
four comfortably. For a party sail in protected waters, you could carry up to eight, five
in the cockpit and three on the tramps.
achieve the increased displacement, the main hull was lengthened to 25 feet, but retains
its 12:1 finesse ratio. This was seen as more desirable than widening the hull. This boat
will pass the beachcats when fully loaded and teach them a lesson or two when single
|She is demountable to be trailered. The
beams attach to the main hull with a set of through pins and attach to the akas with
either my experimental tube and socket system or a more conventional bolt and tab system.
The tube and socket attachment allow the amas freedom in a seaway. The first W23 was built
this way and glides through short chop.
The original W23 had amas constructed with compounded plywood. I don't recommend this technique anymore, and the original boat, Triumph, will have new amas constructed of strip plank Western Red Cedar.
Triumph in Salem Harbor, MA
Main Hull: draft 12"
The first of my latest design, the Warren23-mkII, will be built in Australia, also using Western Red Cedar strip plank and a rolled alloy wingspar. The Warren23 bridges the gap between beachcats and midsized trailerable sport trimarans but retains a strong performance edge and is very affordable as an owner built project.