1974 Custom Phillips TCR 45

Westport, WA, US


Tough as nails. Light as a feather. Solid, Proven, Venerable even. Lively. Single-handable. Built for a family. Everything you need. Nothing you don't. Nothing to rot. Protected center cockpit helm. Huge space above decks. Cozy and separate accommodations below. All of you sailors who know a thing or two about the sea will respect this trimaran. All of you sailors with a strong desire to sail the world, a love of multihulls and a mismatched budget should get in immediate contact. Don't let the age fool you. Don't be slow. This is a special trimaran.

She was built by Southwest Multihull Construction in Cornwall, UK and designed by Edward Phillips. She has crossed the Atlantic. She has crossed the Pacific. She confronts river bars with regularity. She can be beached. She points well due to her ama keels. She weighs only 14,000 lbs - fully loaded. . . at 48' LOA. . . This is because she was way ahead of her time and constructed of Airex foam and unidirectional fiberglass. Her amas are solid foam. Her beams are unidirectional fiberglass box beams. This is strong construction that also insulates against cold and sound. Her main hull has a 9:1 fineness ratio. She sleeps 6 in three cabins. 2 in the sterncastle. 2 amidships, and 2 in the forward stateroom. She has a completely enclosed and separate head compartment. Her helm and center cockpit are very protected and secure.

This is actual performance data: 11 knots in 11 knots of true wind. 16 knots to windward in 20 knots of true wind. 20 knots off the wind in gale conditions under staysail alone. Canary Islands to Barbados in 19 days. Victoria, BC to Hawaii in 17 days. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Victoria, British Columbia in 20 days. Those last two were single-handed by the way. . .

Her diesel is old school. A Norwegian SABB. 18 horsepower burning 1/3 of a gallon per hour at 5 knots. There is no reverse. Instead she has continuously adjustable propeller blades. Go from forward to reverse at any speed. Fine tune her for up to 7 knots in flat water, but for God's sake sail her whenever possible. Her aluminum mast and cutter rig stands only 50' off the deck but allows you to spread up to 1,012 square feet of sail.When needed, her 27 gallons of diesel can take you 350 miles under power (and a few Jerry cans will get you much further). She carries 170 gallons of water for long passages.

What else can I say? She turns 50 next year. I won't be surprised if she sails until she's 100. Are you the right crew? Contact Matthew.


  • Length: 48ft
  • Beam: 30' 0"
  • Draft: 3' 0"
  • Year: 1974
  • Hull: Composite
  • Speed: 7
  • Status: Sale Pending

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  • Length Overall: 48 ft
  • Max Draft: 3' 0"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 60' 0"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 30' 0"
  • Range Measure: 402.77 mi


  • Total Power: 18
  • Engine Brand: SABB
  • Engine Model: 12HSP
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (27 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (27 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 1

Specifications and Equipment

-All Airex foam core & fiberglass construction. No wood used.

-Fully foam filled amas

-2-burner Flavel B 700 C Stove & Oven

-2 propane tanks

-Stainless steel double sink

-Foot pump fresh water

-40 liter ice box

-Bosun Compass

-Standard Eclipse VHF

-Magellan 5000 GPS

-Autohelm ST50 Tri-Data knotmeter/log/depth

-Raymarine Autopilot

-Furuno RADAR

-2 x Group 29 house & starting batteries (2021)


-Fused Vetus electrical distribution panel

-Running lights

-Tri-color lights

-Spreader lights

-Cabin lights

-210 watts of solar with controller

-Full Battened Main

-Self-tacking Staysail with reef

-Alado Roller Furling & Genoa

-Large spinnaker with sock


-Dyneema knotless nets (2019)

-2 x opening Vetus hatches

-9 x passive ventilators

-Bow pulpit

-Double lifelines on stanchions

-Rocna 55 main anchor w/ 30′ chain and 300′ 7/8″ rode

-25 lb CQR w/15′ chain and 100′ 3/4″ rode

-30 lb Danforth w/15′ chain and 100′ 3/4″ rode

-Whale Gusher manual bilge pump

-Rule electric bilge pump

-RADAR reflector

-4 x fire extinguishers

-life rings

-engine spares

-spare propeller blades

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


To schedule a preview or for additional information, please contact

Central Listing Agent Matthew Dunning at:

Email: matthew@multihullcompany.com

Cell Phone: 206-297-1151 /Office Phone: +1 215-508-2704


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