The Boat

“There is nothing –absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Kenneth Grahame

Aldebaran is a custom 42ft trimaran, built in 1968 in Honolulu. See what a typical day at anchor is like, hosted by one of our tallest friends Alex (6’5) while we were in Huahine, French Polynesia.

SLEEPING

There are 3 double beds, so we sleep 6 people below decks – and there’s always the nets!

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CLEANING

There are two sinks – one in the galley and the other in the head. Both operate on foot pumps.

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DINING

There’s a fold-out table in the cabin and a removable table in the cockpit, where we eat most meals.

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PROPULSION

55hp Isuzu Diesel engine and cutter rig under sail!

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BELOW THE WATERLINE

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GREAT DECK SPACE

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BOAT DESIGN
Aldebaran is a Trimar 42ft MK-II built in 1968, Louis Macouillard design. There is very little information about the boat but I do have the plans and the following bits of old magazine clippings from 1960s. Evidently, Macouillard was a French painter living in San Francisco and decided to design trimarans, along with more famous contemporaries like Piver and Brown.
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“Boats, like whiskey, are all good. ” Culler

What we do

SUNSET SAIL WITH FRIENDS

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HIKING IN THE ISLANDS

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SEEING AWESOME ORCAS

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THROWING A PARTY NOW AND THEN

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DIVING

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YOGA & MEDITATION

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HANGING WITH THE SEA LIONS

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DINNER PARTIES

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SURF STYLIN’

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COILING LINE / PUTTING FRIENDS TO WORK!

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MAKING  SMOOTHIES AND OTHER CULINARY DELIGHTS

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AND GETTING KINDA SILLY…!

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2 thoughts on “The Boat

  1. Hi, I also own a Trimar MK II modified as a 46’ cutter rigged ketch. Unfortunately I have to let her go.

    engine hours (total): 1000
    length overall (LOA): 46
    make / manufacturer: Trimaran, maccoullard design
    model name / number: MK II
    propulsion type: sail
    year manufactured: 1971

    I never expected to part with her this way, but I am about upside down and I can no longer carry the cost of maintenance and slip fees. I have owned her for 21 years and its a great boat. If you have been out on the lower bay you probably have seen her.
    A USCG Documented Vessel, launched in 1971, she is constructed of marine plywood and a fiberglass skin. Previously powered by two 25 hp outboards raised and lowered on sleds by mechanical advantage, with one in forward and one in reverse she can pivot on her axis. Center Cockpit, Ketch rigged, 46′ long not counting the bowsprit and 22′ wide with 3 cockpits for lots of deck space and two trampolines between the fore decks. lots of room for everybody.
    Down below, she sleeps 5, 2 doubles and a v-berth. Aft is the Captains quarters with a double berth. Honduran mahogany cabinets and trim.
    Make Me An Offer I Can Accept.
    The outboards have been removed.
    Two new motors will make this sweet. (approximately $5,000 each) Also needs a long overdue bottom cleaning and painting (approximately $2500 including haulout by crane).
    All in all a great boat for someone who looks like me 20 years ago. More money than sense, lots of energy and a love for the water.
    I no longer can keep her. Just reduced from $35,000 to $25,000. Make Me An Offer

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