On board the amazing SeaCart 30


 
Thedailysail take a tour on the hot new Swedish trimaran
Having had very little to report on the new production racing multihull front up until about 12 months ago, so suddenly there have been a spate of them, from the Decision 35 and M28 cats on the Swiss lakes, to the Latvian-built Catri 24 trimaran and most recently the Volvo Extreme 40. But of all the new multihulls the one we feel will gain the most commercial succcess is the Marc Lombard-designed, Marstrom-built SeaCart 30 trimaran. The SeaCart 30 is the brainchild of Swede Calle Hennix and perhaps what is most interesting about Hennix, is that like many of those who sail on the Nokia Oops Cup, he has a hardcore background in offshore monohull racing, having sailed around the world in the Whitbread on board Roger Nilson's maxi ketch, The Card. He was also part of Gunnar Krantz's short-lived Tre Kronor Swedish America's Cup campaign in 1992, before making a concerted effort to knuckle down, in his words, "to be a normal person with a normal life and a normal job," while still spending a considerable amount of time sailing. After two years sailing Formula 18s, in 2001 he began sailing extensively in the Nokia Oops Cup on the Sony trimaran. This set the cogs turning: "I thought this is amazing fun, but it should be a little bit smaller, it should be trailerable and you can open up a completely new arena for sailing. It should be very easy to handle and you can bring lots of guests out and you can also do very serious grand prix and one important thing for me was offshore racing." Hennix says he had a look around the marketplace and could find nothing that suited his purposes. "Everything was cruising boats, if you wanted something hotter for racing you put a carbon mast

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