Custom Phillips TCR 45 48ft

Westport, WA, US

Custom Phillips TCR 45 48ft

US $97,000

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.


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