PRICE REDUCED! GREAT OPPORTUNITY43 foot Trimaran with a WINGSAIL! One of the first boats to develop and use this technology extensively for cruising. Mainatianed to a high standard and one owner from new. Reluctantly for sale this boat is fully serviced and ready to go!
Large production boat builders are developing this Wingsail technology due to it ease of use - get ahead of the curve now...will come with basic tuition needed for Wingsail operation from Skipper!
Currently in storage mode and waiting for a new home...
The yacht Larinka is the last of four Zephyr 43ft Trimarans, built by Wingtek Plc 1998-2000, formerly Walker Wingsail Plc 1982-98 and finished by Plymouth Composite Construction in 2001 she was designed by John Walker and built in the Royal Naval Dockyard in Plymouth England.
She is a Category A Ocean going vessel and as such for compliance and CE Proofing is able to operate in winds of up to force 10 (Beaufort scale) and to survive more severe conditions. Such conditions may be encountered on extended voyages or on trans ocean trips.
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The wing area is 44 m squared, with the main section providing the thrust and the tail providing angle of attack.
The main wing and tail can be both manually and electronically controlled by the helmsman from the helm which is not exposed to the elements. For first time use approximately 30 minutes training is required for a novice and no complicated tuition is required enabling complete control of Larinka.
Should apparent wind speeds exceed 30 knots the wing is simply feathered in so much as a weather-vane on a tall building with the result that the wing produces low resistance (less than a mast with all its rigging and no sails) and still able to maintain thrust. In turn this ensures that the wind and waves do not affect the stability of the craft.
The yacht is simply steered like a car turning the wheel steering to port or starboard and the yacht will respond accordingly, no booms sails or rigging to worry about. All that is required is a slight shifting of the tail and flap to take account of the new direction. This is done by merely engaging a few knobs as you would for flicking a few switches on your car dashboard whilst driving.
1 saloon bunk
1 double berth
2 single berths
The 55 horse power Yanmar 4JH5E engine (NEW in 2013) is a diesel 4 cylinder inline type that has a closed cooling system that in addition pumps hot water through the domestic immersion system replenishing domestic hot water.
Propulsion comes from a Yanmar SD 50 sail drive with folding Gori Propeller both fitted in 2011. In addition a 95 KGF Vetus bow thruster is located in the fore peak with controls at the helm was also installed in 2011.
A hydraulic helm steering wheel (quick release) and Raymaine ST6000+ autopilot provide steering control. There is also a manual tiller which includes an integrated remote and extension.
Incorporating two wind transducer displays for forward and reverse sailing, a Garmin G2 Vision 3D chart plotter, a Garmin radar including GPS and rear view video camera, a Garmin 3D Depth Sounder, a Navtex weather station, and 370 watt solar panels and battery displays.
Larinka is also fitted with 2 radio/CD players, 2 LCD TV’s, combination microwave/oven, 2 gas burner, washing machine, 4 person tender and a new 4 hp outboard acquired in 2013.