M32 (catamaran)

Summary

The M32 (formerly the Marstsrom 32) is a class of sailing catamaran designed by Göran Marström and Kåre Ljung[1] and first built in 2010 by Marstrom Composite AB.[2] The design and production rights were sold in 2013 to Aston Harald Composite AB led by Håkan Svensson and run by Killian Bushe.[3]

M32
M32 sail emblem
Match Cup Norway 2018 92.jpg
M32 in Match Cup Norway (2018)
Development
DesignerGöran Marström & Kåre Ljung
LocationSweden
Year2010
Builder(s)Aston Harald Composite AB
NameM32
Crew4-5
Boat
Crew4-5
Boat weight510 kg (1,120 lb)
Hull
General2 hulls
TypeMultihull
ConstructionCarbon Fibre/Nomex core
Hull weight82 kg (181 lb) each
LOA9.68 m (31.8 ft)
Beam
  • 5.54 m (18.2 ft)
  • (incl. racks/side wings 8.35 m (27.4 ft))
Engine typenone
Hull appendages
Keel/board typedaggerboards
Rig
Rig typeSloop
Mast length16.8 m (55 ft)
Sails
Mainsail area52 m2 (560 sq ft)
Gennaker area61 m2 (660 sq ft)
Total sail area113 m2 (1,220 sq ft)

DesignEdit

The M32 is a lightweight, all carbon, high-performance, one-design multihull. Each of the two hulls - constructed of carbon fiber over a Nomex core - weigh 82 kg (181 lb) and feature increased forward buoyancy to reduce nose diving. The boat weighs 510 kg (1,124 lb) overall and carries a sail area of 52 m2 (560 sq ft) resulting in a very high sail area to weight ratio.[3]

The sail plan includes only a high aspect ratio, fully battened mainsail for upwind sailing combined with a furling gennaker for downwind sailing.

EventsEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
2017 Marstrand[4]   New Zealand
Phil Robertson
  Denmark
Jonas Warrer
  New Zealand
Chris Steele
2018 Chicago[5]   China
Phil Robertson
  United States
Rick DeVos
  Netherlands
Pieter Taselar
2019 Riva del Garda[6]   United States
Don Wilson
  Netherlands
Pieter Taselar
  United States
Jennifer Wilson

See alsoEdit

Similar sailboats

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "THE M32 ONE DESIGN – A 32 FOOT CARBON CATAMARAN". M32 ICA. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ Sheahan, Matthew (6 January 2016). "M32 catamaran – a high-speed cat for the World Match Racing Tour". Yachting World. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Heppell, Toby (30 June 2016). "Boat test: The M32". Yachts & Yachting. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ http://m32world.com/m32worldchampionships/
  5. ^ http://m32world.com/results/results-archive/
  6. ^ http://m32world.com/results/results-archive/

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to M32 at Wikimedia Commons
  • M32 World
  • M32 International Class Association