Welcome to our selection of Sailing Designs. Our design ranges differ from each other in different ways, below you will see a general summary of each Series, and the main key design features of each. If you'd like more information on making a design decision, we have a plethora of information available to prospective clients under our Resources page and material and kit specifics can be found in the Kit pages.
Below you will find a list of PDF information documents written by the Schionning Team to assist with understanding the principles of our designs.
Good luck with your research and we hope you find our sailing designs as exciting as we do.
THE TRACER SERIES
The Tracer Series are a range of performance cruising trimarans combining the speed trimarans are known for, with internal volume and spacious accommodation to create the perfect cruising platform. Available as a pre-cut kit with detailed CAD drawn plans, suitable for amateur and professional construction. The first of the range, the 1500TRi (15.00 metres) is now released, with more to come.
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THE ARROW SERIES
The Arrow Series is the latest range of performance cruising catamarans from Schionning Designs. Utilising 100% flat panel construction means that the Arrow designs will be the fastest build, as there is no strip-planking or more time consuming techniques. The Series currently includes the Arrow 1200, 1200 Sports, 1280-S, Arrow 1360 and Arrow 1500.
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THE G-FORCE SERIES
Our G-Force range are our most performance-oriented designs, having taken over from the Waterline Series with new reverse bow styling. The standard G-Force designs are ultra-slim lightweight racing machines, with the 'C' Cruising designs allowing a little additional weight-carrying though they must still be kept light. The G-Force are world capable performance cruising multihull designs, not for the feint-hearted.
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The Solitaire 1490
The Solitaire 1490 offers similar internal comfort and space to the production boat competition, but she is far lighter, stiffer and stronger with better waterline beam values and higher power to weight ratio. Designed primarily as an efficient fast sailing cat with high bridgdeck clearance and chamfer panels to minimize slamming.
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THE LEGEND 60
The LEGEND 60 is a cruising catamaran design encompassing some of the more classical design features that were requested from our clients. The straight bow angles and vertical cabin window style gives her a distinct style, while staying true to her ocean greyhound heritage. The Legend 60 sits on the same hulls as the G-Force 1800 so she is still quite performance focussed.
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A range of very successful performance cruising catamarans that helped to earn Schionning Designs their international reputation. The Wilderness Series are one of the original Schionning design ranges and pioneered the construction of pre-cut kits and their development. The Wilderness Series kits are now somewhat superseded by the completely flat panel Arrow Series which can save hundreds of hours avoiding strip-planking. These designs have up to date CAD plans and kits are available for those that prefer the Wilderness styling.
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THE TROUBLEMAKER SERIES
The Troublemaker 9500 is a small monohull trailer-sailor that is available in a complete kit including construction plans and pre-cut Duflex shell kit. The Troublemaker is exceptionally easy to build compared with the multihulls, and estimates are under 1000 hours for a complete boat. She is offered with twin unstayed carbon masts that can be built yourself, or a standard alloy mast is an option.
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RADICAL BAY CATS
The Radical Bay Cats are unique catamarans, mainly for weekend or coastal cruising. The Radical Bay 8000 has a simple hull form, with a vee section forward to stop slamming running aft to a flat exit to reduce hobby horsing. The 1060 is the big sister to the Radical Bay 8000 and has a standard rig option.
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THE WATERLINE SERIES
Our Waterline sailing catamaran range are performance/cruisers. Their long slim hulls are sensitive to weight and must be kept light during construction. The G-Force Series are very similar to the Waterline and could be considered an updated version of these designs with round bilges, slim performance hulls but slightly updated styling. The Waterline Series construction plans may be hand-drawn for some models.
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THE COSMOS SERIES
Our Cosmos sailing catamaran designs are round-bilge cruising boats. Their long rounded hulls offer a mix of good sailing performance, generous accommodation and weight carrying ability. Not as sensitive as the Waterline or G-Force Series, as with all composite sailing multihulls the lighter the boat is kept the safer she will be. The Cosmos range are one of the more vintage design ranges available, having been released in the 1990s. The Arrow Series reflects a more modern cruising catamaran with flat panel construction saving build time over the strip-planking construction method used in the Cosmos.
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