Features August 2013 Issue

Multihulls for the Masses

Sea-trialing beach-launchers and trailer-sailers in the fast-is-fun fleet.

With the America’s Cup immersed in multihull-mania and brimming with a controversy over the safety implications of too much speed, we decided to take a look at performance multihulls for recreational sailors. We split the test field into the latest iteration of beach-launching cats and tris, and a second fleet of trailerable multihulls. The boat test compared the Hobie Getaway, Windrider 17, Weta 14, Searail 19, Corsair Sprint 750 MkII, Motive 25R, and a proa kit boat from Chesapeake Light Craft.

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