Faamu Sami/Kurt Hughes Trimaran

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Faamu Sami is a custom 46' trimaran designed by Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs of Seattle, WA and built by Dick Vermeulen of Maine Cat in Bremen, ME.

Layout and Design

There are berths for 6 aboard, a double and a single forward, and another double and a single aft. 

There is a private, enclosed head with a Lavac head with a holding tank. The head is located to starboard aft of the main cabin. 

Headroom is 6' under the beams and 7' elsewhere.

The galley is located amidships to port. It has a 2 burner propane stove and a double stainless steel sink. There is a fresh water electric pump and a salt water hand pump. Both the galley and head are plumbed for hot water though no hot water heater has been installed. There is an Isotherm CR42 refrigerator.

Raytheon RL70 Chart Plotter with Radar in the deckhouse 
Raytheon RC420 plotter belowdecks 
Nexus Speed / Depth / Wind 
Standard VHF 
Navico electric hydraulic self steering tiller pilot

Bass power panel. 
One 250 Amp hour D9 sealed absorbed glass mat battery 
solar panels

Full suit of Hallet Sails 
All new for 2008 
Carbon laminate designed by Randy Smyth 
Full battened mainsail with 3 reefs 
All headsails are soft luff roller furling 
Single line reefing controled from the cockpit 

Mainsail 1000 sq ft 
Jib 450 sq ft 
Screacher 1100 sq ft 
Code Zero 1800 sq ft 
Spinnaker 2300 sq ft 

The original suit of Carbon Fiber sails are also included. They are still in good condition.

All control lines to cockpit for easy single hand sailing in any weather. 
New standing rigging in 2007, all Dyneema SK 75. 
Lewmar winches and sheaves. 
Steering is Edson cable and quadrants. 
Rudder is in a removable and trimable cassette. 

Faamu Sami was commissioned in 1999 and launched in 2001. The hulls were built by Dick Vermuelen at Maine Cat in Bremen, ME. The beams were built by Jeff Kent at Composite Solutions in Hingham, MA. The mast was built by Ted Van Dusen at Composite Engineering in Concord, MA. 

The hulls are S-glass over Corecell foam. 

The beams are carbon pre-preg over balsa. 

The mast is a 72 ft carbon wing with a 15 inch chord.

Safety Equipment
Boat is rigged to race Category 0 ocean races with all required equipment.

The boat is painted with Awl Grip (Ice Blue). 
The interior is finished with white gel coat that has been rolled on. 

2 anchors: a Fortress and a CQR plow. 
2 manual bilge pumps 
3 electric bilge pumps 
LOA: 54'
LWL: 46'
Beam: 44'
Min. Draft: 2'6'
Max. Draft: 10'
Displacement: 11,000 lbs.
Bridge Clearance: 80'
Water Capacity: 25 gallons
Type: Sail/Racing
Designed By: Kurt Hughes
Builder: Maine Cat
Model: 46' Trimaran
Year: 2001
Construction: S-glass over Corecell
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Location: Thomaston, ME
Boat Engine: Mercury 4 stroke

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

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