Ever heard of Kurt Diekmann and the Clou 10 MKII?
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.