Probably the best rigged Multi 23 in the world.
* modern, state-of-the-art design and rigging
* vinyl ester/PVC foam core construction
* solid glass construction below the waterline
* high volume amas (floats) with massive reserve buoyancy forward
* beam 15' 6"
* custom daggerboard in lieu of standard kick up centerboard
* deep high aspect ratio kick up lightweight carbon rudder and tiller
* lightweight carbon beams with exceptional under wing clearance
* aluminum rotating wing mast (33ft)
* self-tacking jib
* roller furling screacher
* asymmetrical spinnaker on extra long bowsprit
* large waterproof storage locker in bow accessed via a water tight hatch at front of cockpit; side storage bins in cockpit
* can be sailed or raced with only two; room for many more for pleasure sailing
* demountable for trailering (on the included road trailer)
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LOA - 22’ 6”
Beam - 15’6”
Draft – 6’5”
Weight – 885lbs
The Multi 23 trimaran, conceived and designed by the legendary French designers Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prevost. VPLP Yacht Design is famous for their ORMA 60, MOD 70 and Ultime high performance ocean racing trimarans, and the around the world speed record machines such as Groupama and Banque Populaire.
Intended as a fast day racer, “Nice Pear” received an extensive professional refit in 2016/2017, in preparation for the Race to Alaska (R2AK), transforming it into a highly competitive Raid-style expedition boat, without sacrificing regatta performance (PHRFNW +3).
The boat is extremely quick, upwind and down, but also very easy to sail fast thanks to the full bow sections in the floats, and substantial dihedral. To compensate for the dihedral, a canting rig system was added, providing a significant upwind speed gain, as well as a smoother motion in waves.
2017 UK Sails Carbon Main with 3 reefs
2016 UK Sails Carbon AP Jib
2017 UK Sails Carbon #4 Jib
2016 UK Sails AP Spinnaker
2017 UK Sails A5 Spinnaker
2010 Smyth Screacher on furler (excellent condition)
Original F-18 mast section was replaced with stronger/stiffer aluminum Farrier F-22 section, completely rebuilt by Blackline Marine in 2016/2017:
7mm synthetic standing rigging by Colligo
Canting mast system by Colligo
Constrictor clutches for canting system
New sheave boxes
New halyards, including 2:1 main with Tylaska halyard shackle
New mast base
New mast cap
Custom fabricated, extra strong, mast rotation ball and mounting plate
Custom UK lightweight storage bags, mounted on trampoline
A great deal of work has been done to make “Nice Pear” as bullet-proof as possible, in terms of both strength and stiffness, providing a very high level of confidence and safety, in extreme weather conditions.
Custom beam attachments, with carbon reinforcement, on both crossbeams and main hull
Carbon reinforcements on top and bottom of both crossbeams, for increased stiffness
New aluminum boom
Two Harken 6 winches for canting rig adjustment and spinnaker trimming
All new running rigging (2016/2017), including jib sheets, spinnaker sheets, tack lines, etc.
5 ½ foot fully stayed, custom carbon bowsprit
Phil’s Foils custom daggerboard (conversion from stock centerboard)
Carbon-reinforced rudder cassette
Turnpoint Design custom winglets added to rudder carbon rudder, for improved pitch control
Raymarine Race Master T070 Compass / Speed / Depth (solar powered)
Navisafe LED navigation lights (USCG approved)
Custom Sunrise bow nets
Carbon reinforced cockpit and cabin floor, to eliminate flex
Removeable custom carbon bunk and lightweight UK custom storage bags inside cabin
Raymarine TP-1000 tiller pilot, wired to 10ah lithium ion house battery (easily removable for regatta racing)
40-watt flexible solar panel, wired to below-deck charge controller with 2 USB ports (easily removable for regatta racing)
2 HP Honda 4-stroke long shaft outboard motor with lift up/down stern mount
Road Trailer fully rebuilt in 2017 by Custom Hitch and RV Service (Victoria, BC) and is in “as new” condition, including new axles, suspension, lights, wiring harness, bunks, etc.
Spare wheel and tire (never used).
Windcraft offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.