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With that said, I'm seriously reconsidering buying a ("racing") trimaran instead of the boat I had settled on. The one you guys linked me to in that other thread was really nice, although not being able to buy it from new is a bummer. I simply think it would be even more fun, even though it will be a bitch to find a berth for.
I found it. It was in this thread, and it was you who posted about it - I'm rather smitten with it, the Krysalid 42:
I don't know if you have an idea of the costs of one of those new. That is a carbon boat. Some years back the announced price was 415 000 euros for the cruising version that I believe they never made. Probably the racing version, the one that is for sell, was a bit less expensive but not much.
Krysalid'42 trimaran sails for a racing sum of $600,000
If you are not a very rich guy it would make more sense to talk with the NA, buy that used almost new boat for the better price and put him in charge of transforming that on the cruising version. Of course if you want a mew one I am sure the molds are somewhere and the NA can certainly find someone reliable to build it ( in France lots of shipyards specialized in building racing boats).
The NA is Dorvale.
DORVAL Architecture Navale Krysalid 42
We talked here also about another of his designs, an interesting boat and concept, the Loft 40: