Scarab 16 folding trimaran

This design is for the beginning boat builder. Some experience with tools is needed.

The Scarab 16 (16 foot long) is a small folding trimaran for two adults and 2 small children. It has an enclosed cabin with sleeping accommodation for 2 (double berth) and space for basic food preparation. A porta-potti can be stowed under the berth and there is room for stowage of clothing, food etc. under the cockpit floor accessible from inside the cabin. The Scarab 16 has a pivoting centreboard in each float which provides a bit more space in the cabin. The Scarab 16 can be built from marine plywood and epoxy resin or foam sandwich construction.

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Scarab 16 folding trimaran

Scarab 16

Scarab 16

Scarab 16

Scarab 16

Scarab 16

This boat can be built using 6mm marine plywood - stitch and tape or fibreglass foam sandwich panels. There are two berths and a space for cooking so it is a good boat for weekend sailors or overnighting for two. It weighs 180 Kg approx unloaded. The economic and simple folding system makes it easy to launch and fits easily on a trailer.
A 4.9 m folding trimaran for minimalist cruising

Scarab 16

Scarab 16

Scarab 16

Specifications:
Length Overall.............................................. 4.89m (16' 0")
Beam open.................................................. 3.435 m (11' 3")
Beam folded................................................ 2.375 m (7' 10")
Sail area:
Main........................................................... 11.5sq m (124 sq ft)
Jib.............................................................. 4.4 sq m (47.5 sq ft)
Screecher.................................................... 9 sq m (97 sq ft)

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Study Plans: sent in PDF format within 24 hours. Study plans are provided to show a dimensioned general layout and sail plan, accomodation and a basic material list. Some other details may also be included. The boat cannot be built from the study plans but are provided for information and basic pricing.

Plans: the full plan set is required if the you want to build this boat. It contains all the information and dimensions required. The plans are presented in PDF format. These can be printed on your home printer on A4 size paper or sent to a photo copier to enlarge to A3 size. Plans consist of 52 drawings including material list in PDF format emailed within 24 hours.

DXF cutting files: these are only required if the builder owns or has access to a CNC router or laser cutter. the information given describes the finished component. The operator will have to offset the outline for the toolpath suitable for the chosen tool.

Study plans $15 AUD
Full plan set $150 AUD
DXF cutting files $60 AUD

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