Fat Freddy. Formula 40 race Trimaran.

Fat Freddy. Formula 40 race Trimaran.

NZ $375,000

Formula 40 Trimaran, carbon re-build, race ready. Exceptional performance.

Fat Freddy is a Formula 40 Trimaran, 12 x 11 metres, fully carbon reinforced, extended carbon Halls mast from a 50’ and now ready to race with a brand new North Sails 3Di mainsail being made.

The thrill of the acceleration and her outright performance is visceral and will leave you astounded by her effortless pace that well exceeds wind speed in even the lightest airs.

In her new incarnation Fat Freddy recently underwent a full refit and upgrade with extra reinforcing carbon layers, new paint, new sails, electronics and a 25 HP outboard that easily powers her at 10+ knots.

As a familiar contender in the multihull racing scene Fat Freddy sits at the top of the table competing against much larger multihulls.

As a 40 footer she carries the same size rig as a TP52 and as a result her 40 foot waterline length belies an abundance of power and speed on all angles.

If you seek an adrenalin purge while approaching 30 knots this high performance racing trimaran will exceed your dreams and forever change the way you describe a day out on the water with Fat Freddy.

For a spec sheet and further details please contact the True North Marine broker:

Stephen Prinselaar
021 447778

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Year: 2015

Length: 40ft

Motor: F25HP new 4 stroke 53 kg motor

  • 12-15 knots Can stop the boat more importantly.
  •  No cavitation
  • Motor is in a sliding well which, when underway  two ventrers suck out the water while underway about 15 litres at rest.
  • Fuel: 90 litres  Cat 1

Refit Details:

2015 –  7 years ago got the boat that had been damaged with the previous owner and got structural engineers involved to look at the boat from scratch again. It was designed around the loads generated by the mast which is Hall’s carbon 22 metres 50 footers rig on a 40ft tri.  Rotating rig. Has Cookson new boards and new rudders from the AC45 – all redesigned Strengthening work in main hull done under supervision at Cooksons and is all carbon. Eglass in the solar panels which are strong enough to stand on.



  • 3 jibs
  • 2 screechers  – 1 x ¾ that is used often.
  • No masthead too big – Only useful for up to 10 knots.


  • 15 knots 10 knots with the small screecher


  • Crew: 4 for light – heavy, up to 6 pob
  • Cordage and rig: all stored while work was done.
  • 10mm new stainless steel wire forestay.
  • Rod rigging for the sidestays.
  • Cat 1 good to go – rear gate wires to keep crew on board under intense acceleration
  • Electric winch for anchor or halyards main.. low speed pulls 2-3 ton


  • All NKE radio and AIS both ways
  • Data hub – set up for auto pilot but no tillerpilot to be bolted on.

Carbon prod new strops and freshly painted

Skimming main hull at 12 knots 15 with full main is getting overpowered.

Reefing offshore to Noumea and Fiji races.

Owned 8 years.

Very stable performance  12 x 11m

two water tanks 2×75 litres bladders under main bunk   toilet is a camping loo ,  carbon sink, gimbaled single burner,

Batteries:  House batteries are lightweight German 


Solar and controller 400 watts separate

Runs electronics and Nav lights for night sailins

Single pipe berth to port

Instruments forward starboard.

Laptop connecter and wifi


  • Double berth up front
  • Aft double berth + pipe berth = 5
  • False flat floor for ease of walking.
  • 1130 hulls and beams – 200kg of extra carbon.

Additional Items included

Safety Equipment
  • 6 man liferaft fits into alcove that can be cut away to deploy
  • Escape hatch in main hull.


Current owner's comments

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Ground Tackle & Additional

Ground Tackle:

• Anchor locker with two anchors, excel dismantles a lightweight aluminium chain and there’s warp aplenty


  • Takacat
  • 3.3 HP Mercury


*Important Information

Please Note:

*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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