Scarab 8 metre folding trimaran

This design is for intermediate builders. Some boat building experience would be helpful.

The Scarab 8 is similar in concept to the 670, plywood construction and with centreboards in the floats. Accommodation consists of a small double berth and three singles, space for a small galley and a porta-potti. The boat was designed to be built using multichine stitch and glue plywood epoxy resin and fibreglass with a pivoting transom hung rudder and fibreglass/epoxy beams built using a top hat section
The ring frame and folding system is structural grade aluminium.

Scarab 8 folding trimaran

Scarab 8

Scarab 8

The forward double bunk has a watertight stowage below. In the main cabin there is a single berth port and starboard (the portapotti is under starboard settee). Space is provided port and starboard just forward of the main bulkhead for a stove and sink with an ice box under the stove. The space under the cockpit can be used as a single bunk if required. Stowage is provided under all bunks and the settee for clothing, food and drinks.
The Scarab 8.0 will appeal to sailors who are after an economical, easy to build trailable trimaran. The rig is manageable but powerful enough to provide excellent performance for racing and the accommodation is sufficient for cruising for a couple or small family.

Scarab 8

Scarab 8

Scarab 8

Scarab 8

Scarab 8

Scarab 8

Length Overall.................................... 8m
Length Wterline.................................. 7.67 m
Beam Overall...................................... 6.42
Beam folded....................................... 2.5 m
Draft (board up)................................. 380mm
Draft (board down)............................. 950mm
Weight (bare, empty).......................... 1,050kg
Sail area............................................. 40 sq m
Length of mast................................... 11 m
Auxiliary............................................. 4-6hp LS outboard

Buying Plans

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 51 drawings, Material list and construction manual in PDF format emailed within 24 hours.

Study plans $15 AUD
Full plan set $150 AUD
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