CAT / TRI COMPARISONS PART THREE: CONFIGURATIONS and STRUCTURES

The contrasting design challenges between catamaran and trimaran are met equally well today by understanding the differing load paths in their respective structures.

In addition, because of the catamaran’s “Siamese twin” nature, it requires substantial duplication of components, whereas the trimaran requires three hulls. This explains in part the relatively high cost of both types for construction and maintenance.

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14: Cat / Tri Comparisons Part Three – Configurations and Structures

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