Go fast in an aggressively good looking
That´s how we feel about it anyway. Want to join us?
slinn PoD - dream of the extreme
This is a real innovation in catamaran sailing. The central pod provides
a small galley and navigation station, a table and a generous double berth.
Outside there is a sheltered cockpit with easy access to an outboard engine.
hatches in the hulls provide access to extra berths and a toilet as well
as ample storage space.
Length Over All incl. bowsprit X,x meters Hull length: 9,20 meters (30
feet) Hull height: 80 cm
slinn Era - the designer wants it for himself
Many young families are frightened away from sailing by two things. The high cost of sailboats and uncomfortable rolling and heeling. To find suitable accommodation young families end up with 20 to 30 year old worn out and slow monohulls since the market for small cruising catamarans is very limited.
The ErA addresses all these issues with a beautiful compromise. Highly efficient hulls in the catamaran configuration provide stability and loads of interior space. Notice how, on a monohull everyone is constantly crossing the single square meter of floor between the salon, the galley, the toilet and the hatch? How about 4 square meters in stead, two hatches and three directions to go. Traffic is spread out. Three individual sleeping rooms, a saloon with a 270 degree view, and a cockpit of 6 square meters. The saloon converts to a double bed. Five beds total. How about doing the dishes with 3,5 meters of counter space and good lighting from a large window. The structure and interior are highly integrated to reduce materials, weight, building time and price. No wood trim. Easy wash textiles provide colour and warmth. A minimal technical system using battery powered LED lighting, Alcohol or kerosene burning cooker. Gravity powered cold water.
Length Over All: 8,5 meters (28 feet) Hull standing headroom <200
cm, Bridge deck headroom <160 cm
slinn XoZ - the moulds are ready to build this - are you?
You like sailing the most of all. And who said sailing slow was more fun than sailing fast? In each hull there are flat reinforcements positioned so you can throw in an air mattress and a sleeping bag along with your clothes and equipment. There is a small table (a single burner gas stove?) in each hull, so basically two couples can go sailing together and have some privacy at night. If you want to upgrade and get social on summer evenings, install a tent between the hulls. Throw in some cushions, and you have 8 square meters of lounging area.
Length hull: 8,53 meters (28 feet), Height hull 100 cm, Sitting height:
slinn BiG -a big idea looking for investors
BiG is the family friendly beach cat. It is large enough to provide a safe and dry platform for family sailing and powerful enough for one to three adults to sail fast. It has an out board engine, three beams and a forward trampoline that can be lowered for swimming. BiG is still a beach cat in terms of beaching and demountability. It can be trailed behind a medium size car. A typical 14 to 18 foot beach cat is low and wet. It has a large sail area for max speed. Together these properties make ordinary beach cats less suitable for a family with young children on anything but a quiet summer´s day. Check out the market at the beach cats.com. BiG is almost alone on the market in the gap up to minimum accommodation multihulls.
Based on the successful hull design of the XOZ trimaran campaigned by Per Ferskaug on the European Formula 28 circuit, we are developing a range of catamaran sailboats.
Why cat and not tri?
Why is the XoZ hull so special?
Why not design you own hull?
Why do you think you can make the 23 foot BiG from
28 foot moulds?
Why are you not selling these?
In this space we will make available PDF's presenting the boats as well as pictures and movies.
Slinn catamarans is an idealistic product development partnership located in Trondheim, in the middle of Norway. The founders of slinn are:
J Øvrelid is a Research Scientist (PhD) at SINTEF
The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research at the Norwegian
Institute of Technology. The SINTEF Group is the largest independent research
organization in Scandinavia. He has sailed multihulls for 8 years.
Trond Are Øritsland is an industrial designer (PhD in interaction design). He is an associate professor at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Dept. of Product Design. Trond Are designed and built his first catamaran day sailor at age 16 and has since designed and built a 6 meter cat, a 5 meter proa and two commercial kayak designs that have sold over one hundred. He co-developed the wing-paddle that today dominates competition flat water kayaking together with Einar Rasmussen hand building over 70 prototypes and several hundred vacum injected carbon composite sandwich paddles. He has been an international class athlete in kayaking. His design practice spans, sports equipment, medical equipment and electronic and software user interfaces. For the last ten years he has been teaching product design and interaction design
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