This trimaran is funky by design. She is a nimble, speedy, shallow draft, durable, versatile platform for exploring protected coastal waters, inland lakes, and the rivers and inland waterways of the world. Her builder desired a "River Boat" which he intended to sail across the United States using the Columbia and Missouri rivers with stints on the Great Lakes, the Eerie Canal, and then the ICW. The builder (who had built 4 vessels previously) worked in close collaboration with John Marples to design Liberty. She is powered by a 20 hp Yanmar two cylinder diesel with only 500 hours, has a tabernacling wishbone mast, and she demounts for trailering (using any suitable flatbed trailer). Liberty's hulls were constructed using Marples/Brown/Newick's Constant Camber method. She was vacuum bagged using Luan Mahogany and epoxy resin. She displaces only 3,500 pounds and is made for rugged use with a mini-keel (fitted with a stainless steel shoe and kick-up rudder) rather than daggerboards enabling her to take the bottom and absorb impacts in her intended riverine environment. This is an excellent little cruiser in need of little or no refit and priced to get you on the water in pursuit of your dreams.
Builder: Custom Brown-Marples Trimaran
Designer: John Marples
LOA: 32 ft 0 in
Beam: 20 ft 4 in
LWL: 29 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 2 ft 6 in
Displacement: 3500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 38 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Cruising Speed: 6 mph
Maximum Speed: 9 mph
Engine Hours: 500
Fuel Tanks: (13 Gallons)
Total Power: 20
Interior & Accommodations
Liberty's interior has a main salon cabin and a forecastle v-berth/dinette. She sleeps 3 adults or can accommodate a couple and two small children. Her salon table converts to a double bunk and she has a small galley amidships. She also has a cockpit table that seats 2-3 people. Liberty has been cruised throughout Puget Sound and the Straits of Georgia up to Quadra Island. She is a great low budget cruiser with lots of room for crab pots, fishing poles, and coolers on deck. Not to mention plenty of on-deck space to enjoy. Her owner's have sailed her for many days between grocery stores gunkholing in the Northwest.
Design and Construction
Liberty's hulls were designed by John Marples in consultation with Jim Brown, and Dick Newick and constructed using Constant Camber vacuum bagged methodology using cold-molded Luan Mahogany ply epoxy soaked and glass covered. She is a stout,, dry, fast, light, shallow draft, demountable trimaran meant to be disassembled and reassembled quickly. Liberty is a dry and well ventilated boat that has been moored at the builder's home/dock when not cruising, has benefited from regular care and is in good condition.
Sails and Rig
Liberty has a tabneracling wishbone (or cathedral) mast. It is 34' above deck or 38' above saltwater and can be raised and lowered using reinforced jack pole and the pulpit. The wishbone rig allows a wire luff loose-footed fully battened mainsail to be flown. This sail was new in 2006 and is in good condition. She also sports a 115% roller furling Genoa and a Genniker flown from a 2 foot bowsprit.
Machinery & Electrical
Liberty is powered by a 2 Cylinder, 20 hp, Yanmar Diesel with a direct drive prop. Her engine hours are approximately 500. She has an alternator charging a 2-battery house/starting bank.
Electronic, Safety & Misc. Equipment
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