To whet your appetite, I can reveal that the 18 footer follows the same lines, shape and style as the Magnum 21.S, but is only 4m wide, like the classic Magnum 21, and comes with options of gennaker and/or spinnaker. To find out more you'll need visit the Ahoy-Boats Stand (1H9) at the show.
Beam: 4m when sailing and 1.70m on its trailer
Sail area: 18m2 - Options gennaker 15m2 and asymmetric spinnaker 18m2
Engine: 2 to 5HP
Weight: 200 kg
Homologation CE: Category C: Crew 3 adults - Category D: 4/5 crew (250kg)
And NO you are not losing your marbles. YES I did write the EARLS COURT BOAT SHOW. There is a new show at the old venue, which is where the vast majority of people think that the London International Boat Show takes place anyway.
Friday was such a fantastic day that I was determined not to slave over a hot laptop but instead launched the Magnum 21 single handed on the River Dee at Sandy Lane. Usually I have help but I often get asked what it is like to single hand this trimaran dayboat and although I have several customers who do this all the time I seldom get the opportunity to do it myself.
Needless to say it was easy. The winds were so light that they were almost none existent as you can see from these photos but nevertheless the Magnum 21 was manouevrable and managable on my own. I was even able to tack with the genoa. Everything I normally do with a crew in fact.
I stopped by the Blue Moon Café for a coffee and berthed at the Grosvenor Rowing Club stage.
But I prefer company when I'm sailing and during the day was able to offer a little sailing to a couple of local friends who happened by.