|Fair and fun one-design racing|
|Electronically rake controlled foils|
|Created by owners for owners|
|Amas fold for ease of logistics|
|Can be trailered without permits|
|Inshore and coastal saling|
|Sleeps off-watch crew|
|Easy to ship worldwide|
Triple the fun. The foiling TF10 trimaran is the translation of Morelli&Melvins and DNA’s experience in competition models into the broader category of dual-purpose sports-racing boats; boats that are fun to sail with friends and also to compete in.
The TF10 is a thoroughbred, yet thoroughly ‘sailable’ speed machine – a high performance sporty boat in the tradition of the most successful One Design boats of years past. If you know your way around the racecourse in monohulls, then your skillset will allow to race the TF10 too; it is merely a different application of sailing skills.
The TF10 can entertain and delight. And we hope it fires your imaginations as well as ours and play a part in the coolest of races. And, same as all of DNA’s boats, the TF10 will deliver on the thrill of sailing. Shatter records in coastal overnight events with bunks for 2 off-watch crew and standing room in the 6 ft high centre hull. Or imagine arriving back in time for supper from what would be a traditional ‘overnight’ race.
We are proud of the TF10 as it embodies the race-proved qualities of performance, ‘sailability’, reliability and safety which we believe are all desirable to make the TF10 a success as the next One Design boat for yachtclub racing.
We hope you will join us in our belief that the TF10 promises to be a very interesting boat. After the foiling revolution there is now evolution; making foiling safer and more accessible for the everyday sailor. The TF10 is a gentleman’s foiler.
Easily transport the TF10 – retract the amas and dock, trailer or ship your boat. The TF10 has been built with ease of competition in mind. Imagine the simplicity of arriving in Key West on your own trailer, shipping to Europe on a standard 40’ flat rack. Open up new inland weekend cruising destinations with the ease of a boat ramp. The TF10 is simple to transport and set up to allow it to be stored indoors. No need to line up for a hoist, pay for a travel lift or register for a highway permit. The TF10 can be pulled with a standard HD pickup truck and can be launched from a ramp.
The TF10 trimaran is now available for deliveries in 2017 and onwards.
|TF10 TRIMARAN SPECS|
|– SEA TRIALLING JULY 2017 –|
|LOA||35.9 ft||10.94 m|
|LWL||32.7 ft||9.97 m|
|Beam (floats)||22.3 ft||6.8 m|
|Beam (benches)||25.1 ft||7.65 m|
|Beam when folded||8.6 ft||2.6 m|
|Draft foils up||1.4 ft||0.4 m|
|Draft foils down||8.4 ft||2.55 m|
|Internal height centre hull||5.8 ft||1.78 m|
|Mast length||52.8 ft||16.1 m|
|Displacement lightship||2645 lbs||1200 kg|
|Displacement max load||3308 lbs||1500 kg|
|Foil configuration||> Z-foil daggerboards|
|> T-rudders (kick-up)|
|Foil handling||>> electronic rake control from cockpit|
|>> no up-down for daggerboards required|
|Water capacity||not built-in|
|Supplier||North Sails 3Di offshore ply|
|Main||484 sq ft||45 m2|
|Jib (full battens)||298 sq ft||28 m2|
|Spinnaker (on furler)||764 sq ft||71 m2|
|Engine type TBD – may be electric|
|Engine will be retractable on sliding bracket|
|Rake actuators on all foils|
|Foil rake is controlled from panel in cockpit|
|Lopolight LED navigation lights|
|DNA semi-rigid carbon trampoline at floats|
|Dyneema knotless black trampoline at bow|
|Interior sleeps 2-3 persons|
|Interior can be locked off with doorpanel|
|Ample storage space|
|Hulls are all carbon prepreg with Nomex honeycomb|
|Foils are all carbon prepreg, processed in our autoclave using single-shot technique|
|Rotating carbon mast and wishbone boom|
The TF10 has come about by a group of five sailing friends from the US East Coast who united to create what they felt might be needed to bring American yacht club racing more on par with America’s Cup developments from the last decade – and keeping the young guns hooked to the sport of sailing.
These gentlemen have united as the TF10 Class Association and with their wealth of experience in various one-design racing series and the experienced flaws, the ultimate goal is to create a racing series as exciting, honest and fun as the boat itself is.
The 2018 TF10 Regatta calendar is yet to be released with marquee events planned: Summer Series on the Eastern Seaboard, winter Florida Championship, and a potential European Race Series.
More information can be found at the class website: www.TF10class.com.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating. We will be sea trialling by the end of the spring of 2017 and hope to validate the VPP as soon as we can.
We are deliberately not seeking for the ultimate performance, however seek for great performance which is accessible and safe. We meet our performance target when amateur sailors can sail and fly this machine feeling in control, comfortably around 30 knots downwind. The max VMG will be greater however again; that is not the greatest goal.
We expect the Z-foils and T-rudders to make the boat airborne from around 16 knots upwards and allow the TF10 to accelerate to a top speed of well over 30 knots.
Interested in the TF10? Please fill in your contact details, make reference to the TF10 and drop us a message, we will be happy to respond.