Feb 9, 2017

TF10 Foiling Trimaran by MM & built by DNA

Renders sent by DNA Performance Sailing , click images for HQ & Slideshow.- The TF10 Trimaran was born on the initiative of Andrew MacPherson, aka Macca, he has working on it for some time before the recent launch announcement and is always nice to have him behind all the new weapon multihull projects. Macca was there for the development of the Nacra F20, also for the initial steps of the Flying Phantom , the GC32 and now he was the driving force for the Morrelli & Melvin designed TF10.

Macca: "The project began after I met with a group of owners from the East Coast (US) and proposed them a smaller foiler, but they came back to me after the presentation and asked me work on a larger boat for them in conjunction with Morrelli & Melvin"

The TF10 will be a foiling trimaran featuring MM latest Nacra MKII foil development, amas foils shape and rudder winglets are a direct heritage from the work done with the Nacra MKII.

Similar Trimara foiling projects I can remember are Miartin Fischer Jessica Rabbit and specially Tony Grainger Rocket Factory Triamarans form 2014.

DNA performance Sailing is going to build it. I remember when PJ & Arno started working with the DNA A-Class, which was PJ's Holland Composites factory 'toy' project. The DNA A-Class exposure and results on the water led Gunboat to hire HC to built the foiling racer G4, which expanded the factory boat production.

Now HC boat division, 'DNA Performance Sailing BV' will be handed the build work for this flying Trimaran which will put them as a top advanced multihull foiling composites builder with their previous Gunboat G4,  DNA F4 and DNA F1 Cats projects..

More details when available, below some updates by Thijs van Riemsdijk on the TF10:
"We are working with M&M on the last details, platform is all sorted and have now collectively dived into the smallest of components for detailing. Once all is final we will share all tech to be published.

Tooling is well underway by now; combination of carbon and milled aluminum moulds. Production of the first boat will start in a few weeks from now and we plan to be sea trialling in June latest."

TF10 Specs:
LOA: 10.0 m (32’ 8”)
Beam: 6.8 m (22’ 4”)
Beam, Folded: 2.5 m (8’ 3”)
LWL: 9.5 m (31’ 2”)
Draft Foils Down: 2.2 m (7’ 3”)
Draft Foils Up: 0.4m (1’ 4”)
Mast Height 16 m (52’ 6”)
Boat Weight: 1100 kg (2426 lb)
Sailing Displ.: 1500 kg (3308 lb)
Crew: 4 Nominal
Upwind SA: 77 m2 (830 ft2)
Downwind SA: 114 m2 (1230 f2)

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