Surtees S-22 Folding
High Performance Catamaran
DESIGN PHILOSOPHY - Keep it simple and practical. Keep costs low. Look exciting and different. Go FAST.
The S-22 is ideal for the smaller cat enthusiast looking to upgrade to a larger affordable racing cat with provision for overnight sleeping, cooking, toilet and yet be very fast. It's designed to carry 4 adults with comfortable sleeping arrangements for 2 adults.
I have decided that it’s time to reduce my work load. This web site will cease later this year, after the reluctant sale of S-22 Jaguar. I will be content to design and build a 5.5m horizontal folding Trimaran for my own personal use, with the expectation of spending more time travelling and quality time with my family.
There simply isn’t enough time and resources available to fully develop and promote the Power/Sail project that I have mentioned previously. This and other concepts have also ceased.
Recently I trailered Jaguar by myself on a nearly 2,000km round trip to the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. My 2.5l Diesel van towed Jaguar easily with a fuel cost of only $380. This was a good offshore sailing test for Jaguar as we beat to windward at 9 and 10kts in large chop produced by wind against strong tidal currents. Being the smallest racing multihull competing by far, Jaguar wasn’t able to match the other, much larger, boats in performance, however I was happy with its structural integrity as we pushed hard in a variety of off-shore conditions.
The Nacra rudders, mast, rigging, centre board operation, nets and bow pole performed exceptionally with no noticeable twisting of structure. The radical bows, that I had always planned to update after some serious sea trials, performed as designed keeping the bows from digging in downwind and possibly pitch poling as so many of the very sharp / low buoyancy racing cats do when pushed too hard.
Jaguar, while sailing downwind at 14kts, did run into the back of waves in front but immediately popped back up as designed.
I have now formulated a new updated bow which will see the bow extended and vertical bow section raised making the whole bow a little finer which will add some extra speed. Jaguar will be up for sale once new bows are completed and can be delivered or you can simply hook it up to your vehicle and drive away.
Jaguar is an exciting boat to sail and in the hands of competent sailors will continue to win races with its competitive OMR rating of 0.786, or just as a fast weekender for non-racing events.
JAGUAR FOR SALE $AUD 45,000 (negotiable) also hull molds, mast spreader mold and center board mold are for sale and I will accept any reasonable offer. Also for sale are 4 wing masts x 10m long @ $1,100 each.
S-22 JAGUAR WINS BAY TO BAY (Unofficially)
The 2016 Queensland premier trailer boat race and one of Australia's largest, was keenly contested with mono hulls, catamarans and trimarans, a total of 130 boats. Departing Tin Can Bay, anchoring overnight at Gary's Anchorage Fraser Island, then finishing at Hervey Bay on Sunday 1st May a total of 81km. This year, the Sunday racing was cancelled due to no wind, the first time in 36 years.
This was Jaguars FIRST RACE, other than a one off local race with only one multihull participating 4 months previous. As I have been overseas for the past 3 months Jaguar had a one day practice sail on the day before the big race. My crew Gary Harding, a seasoned and talented racing sailor, had Jaguar sailing (smoking) hard to windward at 18 knots in Tin Can Bay. Gary was yelling out for more wind, while I, white knuckled, held onto the sheet lines.
Gary commented that he had never before experienced such speed and “GET UP AND GO” as Jaguar beat to windward. The windward hull was still partially in the water so Jaguar still had a bit in reserve! We were quietly confident of a good showing in the race...
Peter Schwarzel - "Yacht Structures Engineer" & R.P.E.Q
Peter has reviewed major stress loads and wind pressure loading on various sail combinations on the S-22. Peter has contributed to the development of the AUSAU34 A72 "America's Cup" Hydrofoil Catamaran working on foil shapes, lifting loads and carbon fibre laminates. And YES, we have discussed a MK2 S-22 Hydrofoil version for those wishing to fly, but first thing's first.
See Peter's web site at www.carbon-works.com.au or Phone (07) 55 296 892
Items For Sale
- WING MASTS (4 available) - 10 meters long - $1,100 ea
Please note all prices are EX factory and in Australian Dollars.
I can be contacted on Mobile 0409891008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or PO BOX 345 Tin Can Bay, QLD Australia, 4580
- Removable carbon fibre bow pole.
- NACRA rudder system (who have been at the cutting edge of fast multihulls for over 30 years).
- Fully battened square top mainsail, roller furling jib, roller furling screecher and asymmetric spinnaker.
- Folding is as simple as can be, boat can be launched folded or un-folded.
- Simple mast raising and lowering by one person.
- Huge centre cockpit where most sailing is performed, except driving hard in strong wind where the boat can be steered from the outer hulls. The centre cockpit can comfortably seat 4 adults.
- Sleeping accomodation with customised, full bimini cover. (Optional)
- Storage space for a "Porta-Potty", ice box, food and water, safety gear, stove under the mini cockpit (cuddy).
- Access to the hulls through 380mm x 430mm hatch opening.
- Construction - Core Cell and PVC structural 80kg foam core vacuumed along with double bias glass fabrics with 200kg density foam in high compression load areas, lots of carbon fibre in all stress areas. NPG gel-coat along with multi-colour choice will be available. Vinylester and Epoxy resin used throughout.
- Rotating Aluminium wing mast 10m (32' 9") (with all parts fitted expected to weigh under 40kg) with synthetic stays.
- All hardware supplied by world leaders Harken. Constrictors, screecher furler by Ronstan.
- Hulls have forward canards which are designed to provide dynamic lift and stability, dampen pitching and to also minimise hull depression and pitchpoling.
O.A.L : 6.96m (22'10")
O.A.B : 4.4m (14'6")
FOLDED BEAM : 2.5m (8'3")
HULL BEAM @ W/L TO O.A.L : 1:15
MAST TO O.A.L : 1:4
DRAFT (SAIL READY) : 200mm (8")
CENTERBOARD DRAFT : 1.5m (5')
SAILING WEIGHT : 500kg (approx.)
MAIN SAIL : Square top with six tapered battens
Sail Cloth: Challenger Performance 5.93oz
Sail Area: 20.3 Sq m
JIB : Furling
Sail Cloth: Challenger Performance 5.93oz
Sail Area: 9.8 Sq m
SCREECHER : Furling
Sail Cloth: Storm Lite Contender 2.2oz
Sail Area: 22.8 Sq m (radial cut)
Asymmetric Spinnaker : (with sock)
Sail Cloth: Super Coat .3/4oz
Sail Area: 40.5 Sq m (part radial cut)
All specifications subject to change.
Sails by UK Sailmakers Brisbane
How to keep nearly $50,000 in the Bank
The exciting All New S-22 High Performance Folding Trailer Catamaran, sail ready, drive away will be offered at an amazingly low price of AUD $55,000 ex factory (excluding GST). The S-22 (sail ready) includes all four sails, all furling gear, carbon fibre bow pole and winches. The only optional extras are the foldaway full Bimini cover, custom made roll-up mattresses and outboard motor. Thus a similar size trailer trimaran from NZ will cost nearly AUD $100,000 on trailer complete, sail ready at today's exchange rate and various import duty tax's and shipment costs etc.
For all your deck hardware and more, contact Andrew 'Spot' Smith (0417554331) and Dick McCulloch (0408446862) for expert friendly advice and service. www.ronstan.com.au
CG Composites are providing structural epoxies for the S-22 Beam Bulkheads and Deck to Hull joints. Contact Andrew Ogilvie and the team for expert advice and outstanding service at (07) 38682025 ( Brisbane QLD ) or www.cgcomposites.com.au
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