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One of the all-time coolest boats is on the market! We’ve long had a crush on this weapon (see here and here. Fresh off a complete refit in San Diego and sporting a new suit of sails, the Irens designed/Marsaudon built trimaran Shockwave (ex-Paradox) is ready to go.

Based on the hulls of the ORMA 60 Fujicolor, Shockwave has won heaps of inshore and offshore trophies. Capable of 500+ mile days offshore and speeds in excess of 35 knots, she’ll blow the doors of even the sexiest carbon cats on the race circuit. The list of monohulls faster is short…routinely beating all but ex-Comanche.

Don’t let the chrome finish and sharks mouth fool you, though. While Shockwave is built for speed on the outside (and on the racecourse), she’s built for comfort on the inside. With her interior featuring two queen cabins, aircon, hot water, fridge, and a watermaker Shockwave has the comfort and interior volume needed for long trips. (And if you’ve ever been on a MOD70 you’ll appreciate Shockwave’s enclosed head with sit down toilet. LUXURY!).

Whether you want to do the Transpac or cruise the Greek Islands, Shockwave can do it in comfort. With a MOCRA rating of 1.6, Shockwave is the closest you can get to the Ultimes and MOD70’s yet still be able to enjoy a cruising and gentlemanly lifestyle.

You might think this performance comes at the cost of safety but that couldn’t be more wrong. While her (slower) carbon cat competitors fly a hull in 10-12 knots of TWS, and her bigger and badder older sisters (ORMA and MODs) fly a hull in 7-8 knots TWS, Shockwave stays on two feet with full sails in up to 24 knots TWS. With her electric winches and powered hydraulics sailing her is a piece of cake. With all sails on furlers shifting gears is easy. All of that translates to less race crew (5-6 max), less stress, and more fun. A wicked-up, wicked tri that can be sailed in comfort by mere mortals.

Get in touch with Nils Erickson (soma in the forums) for details. [email protected].