The Clou 10 MKII … a 32.7 foot Trimaran (foldable) for transatlantic and coastal cruising

Ever heard of Kurt Diekmann and the Clou 10 MKII?

Clou 10 MKII on anchor...

Clou 10 MKII on anchor…

Kurt Diekmann is a German air plane constructor and yacht designer from Munich who sold plans for self builders, e.g. for the Clou 10 MKII. It’s a 32.7 foot Trimaran (Marine Plywood, Epoxy West-System).

Kurt is honorary member of the German Multihull Association (which was founded in 1974). He developed a measurement system of specific parameters to compare the performances between Trimarans and Catamarans more easily.

The Clou 10 MKII is a trimaran with 9.98 m Length over all (LOI). The beam is 6.20m and folded it’s only 2.30m wide one can easily trailer it behind a regular car. The max. displacement is 2,000 kg with a draft of maximum 1.7m (daggerboard down), 0.8 engine down, 0.5 min all up.

Clou 10 MKII has a sloop rig of 47 square metres sails area (main sail: 27m2 / Jib: 20 m2 / Storm Jib: 3 m2). The 3-hull boat demonstrates stiffness and sail power for trans-ocean crossings, e.g. sailing at 5-6 Bft with 7 knots alone under jib.

Clou 10 MKII in stormy weather...

Clou 10 MKII in stormy weather…

The boat has two cabins divided by a centre cockpit. The main cabin has a V-berth with a spacious double berth. The astern cabin has two single bunks (for visitors). Extra room to accommodate extra people is the cockpit and a settee in the salon. The boat sleeps 4 persons comfortable plus 3 more if necessary.

Let’s take a look at a beautiful Clou 10 MKII (self built in 1999), the Trimaran Archeopterix which was sold in 2012 for 25,000 US dollars (~ 22,793 Euros).

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One response to “The Clou 10 MKII … a 32.7 foot Trimaran (foldable) for transatlantic and coastal cruising

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