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1998 40 (ft.) Other One of a kind. Wavepiercing multihull

Inactive - This listing is not for sale at this time

General Information

Listing# 60802

Newport, CA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Year Built
One of a kind. Wavepiercing multihull
40 (ft.)
Max Speed
Water Capacity
Fuel Tank Material
Hybred Power
Fuel Type
Propulsion Type
Sail--Hybred Power, gas & solar.
Number of Engines
Number of Staterooms
Number of Heads
Head Room

General Details

This  is a one-of-a-kind vessel, professionally built in Kona, Hawaii, originally costing over  $250,000 to build. She has been written up in numerous publications including SEA MAGAZINE, The Daily Pilot and the Los Angeles Times. She may be one of the most advanced vessels on the planet, with a solar electric gas hybrid drive.


40' Custom Line Trimaran


  • Boat Name: N/A
  • Year: 1998
  • Current Price:  US$ 59,000(03/12)
  • Located in San Diego, CA
  • Hull Material: Composite
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Other
  • YW# 1360-2447469
  • Open/Non-Exclusive Listing
  • Not available for co-brokerage


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photo of  40' Custom Line Trimaran
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Head, Sink, Shower
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King master berth
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photo of  40' Custom Line Trimaran
Dual engines
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Bow Picture
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Sail up - in Water
photo of  40' Custom Line Trimaran
Stern Picture, Large cockpit
photo of  40' Custom Line Trimaran
Solar Electric Trin Engines


Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name N/A
Specs Keel: Other


DisclaimerThe 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.


One of a kind, Cost over $250,000 to build

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


LOA: 40 ft 0 in Beam: 20 ft 0 in


Designed as an ultralight wavepiercing multihull and constructed of foam glass epoxy 7/8" sandwich (double sandwich over decks), with multiple methods of propulsion:

  1. 5-6 knots Under Sail with recently refitted mast & sails
  2. 5-6 knots with Solar panel battery powered Electric Motor
  3. 5-6 knots with New, efficient, high-thrust Gasoline Engine
  4. 10 knots with current installation of combined engines and sails

Maximum hull speed is 20 Knots

40' Length Overall, tips to end of rudder

Official length 39’ 4" ; Meets USCG <12 meter category

Beam: 20’

Draft: 1.4’ (with rudders and center board up)

4’ (with rudders and center board down)

Dry weight: 6,400 lbs

Interior Headroom: 6’ 5" sloping

Water Capacity: 30 gal. glass / epoxy tank

Steering: 30" Six-spoke Stainless Steel Wheel

Twin HYNAUTIC - Hydraulic Actuators

Actuator 1 – Engine Steering (8" travel)

Actuator 2 – Rudder Steering Arm (8" travel)

Twin 36" x 16" Retractable Rudder Plates

Deck equipment:

27' Mast height above water, able to cross under most bridges

Ground Tackle: Two Danforth-style anchors, 300’ total chain + rode

6’ Parachute sea anchor (for safety)

Windlass: PowerMate by Powerwinch, Model 501, 12 Volt

1000 lb line pull, for up to 1" line

Electronics & Safety:

Watermaker: PUR model MROD 35; cockpit-top water catch basin

Safety Equipment: USCG approved running lights, 5 fire extinguishers

USCG Auxillary Vessel Safety Inspection & Certificate for 2012

USCG approved flares and smoke signals,

USCG approved PFD’s, Manual and electric bilge pumps, First Aid Kit, USCG Navigation Rules, USCG pollution placards

Electronics: Compass, GPS, VHF Radio, 20' antenna, Phased Array Sonar / Depth Sounder / Fish Finder.

Power & Electrical:

A True Solar-Electric Gasoline Hybrid

Electric Motor: 5 Kilowatt Mars 3001 brushless electric motor

Gasoline Motor: 9.9 HP Yamaha High-thrust Four-stroke

Electric motor controller: Sevcon PMAC Millipak brushless motor controller

Solar Panels: Four BP 12 v. 90W panels (20v. max open circuit) connected in series as a 48v system

One Auxiliary 3v panel on masthead for a white all-around light

Solar Charging: Xantrex C40 Charge Controller

Inverters: Vanner Model 90-50A, 24v nominal input, 13.6v out

Two Auxiliary 12 VDC to 115 VAC, 700W

Batteries: Two banks of 48v. Deep-cycle Marine Batteries; Additional 9th deep -cycle 12v Marinebattery for 'house', with separate charging circuit from solar panels

Circuit Breakers:

  • 1. Cabin Lights
  • 2. PUR Watermaker
  • 3. Fresh Water Pump
  • 4. AutoPilot – Sail
  • 5. Rear Bilge Pump
  • 6. Bridge, Nav Lights
  • 7. Head Macerator Pump
  • 8. Gray Water Pump-out

Stateroom with King size berth plus additional 2nd berth has 6' 2" headroom

Bathroom: Shower, Sink, Head with holding tank & macerator (designed for solar hot water heater, not connected)

Kitchen/Galley: Double-Sink, Pressurized Water, 3-Burner Stove, dual Propane tanks with remote safety shut-off switch

30 gal gray water holding tank

Entertainment: 19" LCD Emerson DTV with SeaWatch 2030 omni-directional antenna, DVD player, both connected to 115VAC inverter; Stereo with CD player.


Come and see her while she is in San Diego, Moving to Newport soon.

Leaves virtually no wake... even at 20 knots

Hybrid power... Uses very little fuel

5-6 knots under sail. and up to 10 knots under power using her new high thrust, high efficiency gasoline motor and the solar powered electric motor.