Small Trimaran Design

Published Articles


A listing of published articles by Mike Waters (and others) as related to his designs, in magazines and other publications:

Why a small tri is a great boat for an aging sailor who still wants performance - published under their Parting Shot (last page) in the Professional Boatbuilder August 2023
Detailed design considerations to create the unique W17 Ama - for the Norwegian Båt og Blogg. Sept 2021
The W17 as a Cruising Dinghy, article requested for a Norwegian Båt og Blogg seen here.   March 2021
Unique Features of the W17 as published in the Australian Straphanger Magazine June-July 2020
W17 Design Brief:"Can Simple Hull Shapes be supported by Science" - Professional Boatbuilder No: 169 Oct-Nov 2017, by Mike Waters.  Plus a Letter to the Editor of PBB No: 170 (Nov-Dec) and the designers response. (PDFs of 4.2Mb + 0.5Mb)
Introducing the S.O.F.T solution - Multihulls Magazine article March/April 2017 ... on a proposed design solution for more collision safety, by naval architect Mike Waters. (0.65Mb)
Independent review of the W17 Trimaran by Geoff Kerr. - WoodenBoat Magazine, Issue #254, Jan-Feb 2017 (PDF 0.7Mb)
Posting of this article is by kind permission of WoodenBoat magazine and author Geoff Kerr. Mr Kerr has also approved the minor corrections that this copy contains (for refined technical accuracy), compared to the original Jan/Feb issue #254, two of which were covered in an Errata published in the following edition of WB.
MULTIHULLS Magazine, ... The Unique, All-Wood, W-17 trimaran. Part 2 Construction, Outfitting and Rigging   (PDF, 13Mb,  May/June 2016)            Published by Multihull Magazine

Tribute to Charles Chiodi, founder and ex editor of Multihulls Magazine  Jan 2015

SAIL / Multihull Sailor - Fall 2014 - "Take a Bow"
This article is based on an earlier article entitled 'Reverse Bow' on this website, but edited down by SAIL Magazine to suit available space and published with different photos. If something is not clear, please refer to the original in the Design section".    (PDF  1.5Mb)

MULTIHULLS Magazine, July/August 2010 – "Considering a Small Trimaran? — Part 1"

MULTIHULLS Magazine, Sept/October 2010 – "Considering a Small Trimaran? — Part 2"

"Background on W22 Design" (Small Trimarans book article - Dec 2009/July 2010)


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