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Native 38: The trimaran which is going back to the future
Richard Newick’s trimarans have become the stuff of legend. But is their number limited to the existing collectors’ fleet, or are we likely to see them back in build in boatyards? Only the future will tell, but we have wanted to see the launch of a restored Native 38 trimaran model to get a positive response to this hypothesis and proceed to test it, (almost) as though it were a new model.
The Wizard of Maine (Newick’s nickname) was an
In 1979, following receipt of the order for Moxie (the 50 foot winner of the 1980 Transat and Newick’s third trimaran after Gulfstreamer and Rogue Wave), Dick left St.Croix in the Virgin Islands where he had honed the naval architect skills which had given rise to his first trimarans. He later moved to Martha’s Vineyard where he was to encourage architects, sailors and builders along the US east coast, the creative melting pot of the period. By the late seventies, Newick was universally known among the racing elite (specifically American and French) around whom there gravitated a few specialist journalists and a core of enlightened talent. Newick only enjoyed partial racing success however...
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Specification sheet NATIVE 38
Shipyard : TECHNOLOGIE MARINE / Length : 11.3mSee technical specifications for this catamaran / trimaran