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  1. The boat will be used in an area with frequent rain; a damp climate in general; 15-20 degr. C in the summer, and 5-10 deg. C in spring, autumn and winter. I have received jib and mainsail offers with dimension-polyant CXI and Contender CDX Pro. I have heard that Contender sailcloth is prone to be mildew stained, but this is just a rumour I picked up somewhere. Any suggestions for the right choice of cloth?
  2. Yes; as far as I understand it is an evolvement of Pulsar; there are several similarities. However, Pulsar 23 had minikeels, and 703 has not. The Libertist series have mini foils. They all have raised decks - very flat and good for safety; fixed spade rudders in foils, daggerboard in main hull and rotating carbon mast. http://erik.lerouge.pagesperso-orange.fr/tri_8.htm Here is Talence a Pulsar:
  3. I am planning to have one 703 built for use in Norway. Have looked at the competition (Corsair 760, Farrier F22, Dragonfly 25), and decided on Libertist 703. Looking forward to the result.
  4. Hmm, and how do you know all this? Ugly - that is in the eyes of the beholder; poorly designed - is Erik Lerouge known for poor design? Poorly constructed - how do you know when it only exists as a design? Slow - compared to which boats? No livable interior - I have just been on board an F22, and the Libertist 703 has just as much interior space, if not more. Which other trimarans similar size are on the market are better? I have only found Corsair 760, Farrier f22, and Dragonfly 25. In my opinion the 703 is very promising compared to its competition.
  5. What is this about "ad he didn't buy", "BS from these guys again", "someone lacking business integrity", etc.? What do you know that I do not know? The designer of the Libertist range, Erik Lerouge, is certainly well know in his field. The yard where the first boat, Libertist 853, was built at, is also very reputable. You may also read a favourable test article about the Libertist 853 is the latest Multihull World magazine. I thought the multihull forum was the right place to post information about new boats and new designs, so what exactly is the problem?
  6. If Dragonfly made a 7 m (22 ft.) trimaran I would probably buy it, for the convenience, the reputation etc. I have had offers for a second hand Dragonfly 800 (1990), and a Dragonfly 25 Sport (2016). The Farrier/Corsair folding system is great for trailering; the swing folding system is better for mooring, in my opinion. I shall keep my boat on a mooring most of the time. I like the compactness of the F22, and the upcoming Libertist. Latest edition of Multihulls World had an article about its bigger sibling - the Libertist 853 - very favourable. Also I have good experience with French boat designers; they know their stuff...
  7. Czech Multihulls closed in 2018. I have checked.
  8. Here is a list with prices; not the cheapest configuration; main, jib, gennaker, etc. Boat Length ft. Country of design Build Currency Approx price ex. yard cruising version Astus 20.5 20,5 France yard France NOK 259 000 Tricat 20 20,0 France yard France € 43 000 Libertist 703 22,0 France yard Poland € 60 000 Astus 24 24,0 France yard France € 60 000 F7 23,0 Philippines yard Philippenes USD 60 000 Corsair 760 24,0 USA yard Vietnam USD 80 500 F22 22,0 New Zealand yard USA USD 89 000 Dragonfly 25 25,0 Danish yard Denmark € 90 000 Rocket 24 24,0 Australian yard Thailand USD 115 000 Nicky Cruz Explorer 6.4 21,0 Australian self build unknown W22 22,0 USA self build unknown Pulsar 23 23,0 France self build unknown Seaclipper 24 24,0 USA self build unknown Tritium 720 24,0 France self build unknown 24' Trailerable trimaran 24,0 USA self build unknown
  9. I am looking for a 20 - 25 ft. "touring" version trimaran sailboat with cabin. The boat will be used in the coastal waters of south-western Norway. Here are the boats I have looked at: I am open to suggestions; at present leaning towards Libertist 703 (new design with assistant foils), but I also like F22 and Dragonfly 25, Tricat 20 and Astus 20.5 are also interesting. Corsair seems very similar to F22, but a bit longer. Any suggestions? Boat Length ft. Country of design Build Astus 20.5 20,5 France yard France Tricat 20 20,0 France yard France Libertist 703 22,0 France yard Poland Astus 24 24,0 France yard France F7 23,0 Philippines yard Philippenes Corsair 760 24,0 USA yard Vietnam F22 22,0 New Zealand yard USA Dragonfly 25 25,0 Danish yard Denmark Rocket 24 24,0 Australian yard Thailand Nicky Cruz Explorer 6.4 21,0 Australian self build W22 22,0 USA self build Pulsar 23 23,0 France self build Seaclipper 24 24,0 USA self build Tritium 720 24,0 France self build 24' Trailerable trimaran 24,0 USA self build
  10. Looking forward to a completed design! I may order one.