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Cirrostratus 10

Brand:
Chamberlin
Designed by:
Robin Chamberlin
Cirrostratus 10
Description:

The Cirrostratus 10 was originally designed by Robin Chamberlin for short-handed sailing offshore. At the time (1982) she was a unique approach to the "not enough accommodation" problem in 10 m/30 ft offshore multihulls, with heads and galleys particularly spacious.

She excels as a long distance cruiser for a couple or can be raced with a crew of four. She has a wishbone boom which lowers the centre of effort and rig compression, making her easy to sail at optimum speed.

Type:
Cruiser-racer
Multihull type:
Trimaran
Construction:
  • Hulls of solid GRP below the waterline
  • Deck and coachhouse are of fabricated timber epoxy saturated using the West system
Sails and rigging:
  • 7/8 fractional Bermudian cutter rig with aluminium wishbone boom
  • Self-tacking staysail, carbon prodder for the sreacher, spinnaker, fully battened main and 100% jib.
Sails and rigging images:
Cirrostratus 10 sailplan
Deck layout and gear:
  • Dual offset identical self-draining cockpits either side of the central saloon.
  • Decks extend across to the amas on either side, providing a lot of deck space.
  • Nets fore and aft on both sides.
  • The hulls have 26 watertight compartments throughout.
  • The jib and staysail drop into lockers which are only accessable from the deck.
Deck layout images:
Cirrostratus 10 foredeck Cirrostratus 10 deck Cirrostratus 10 Cirrostratus 10
Keels, boards and rudders:
  • Buoyant centreboard positioned just aft of the mast tabernacle.
  • Transom stern fitted with a kick-up deep stock hung semi-balanced rudder with cable steering to a tiller with wing extension rods.
Keels, boards and rudder images:
Cirrostratus 10 bottom
Accommodation:

Aft: Private double stateroom with fitted cupboards.

Central saloon: Table and seating for 5. Part of seating converts to single berth. Outboard raised single berths on either side of saloon, utilising space below cockpit sole. Adjacent to centreboard casing a large chart table to starboard, and the inboard engine to port.

Forward of saloon: Large galley with oven to port and sink etc to starboard.

Forward of galley: Large head with shower and basin.

(Forward of heads are the jib and staysail lockers which are unaccessable from below decks.)

Accommodation images:
Cirrostratus 10 Cirrostratus 10 galley Cirrostratus 10 galley-stb. Cirrostratus 10 hull section Cirrostratus 10 layout Cirrostratus 10 layout Cirrostratus 10 saloon Cirrostratus 10 saloon
Systems - Power, Navigation:
  • Twin batteries, fuel and water under saloon and galley soles.
  • Single cylinder Yanmar 10 is offset and hidden under saloon seating.
Performance and handling:

Very good for single-handed sailing. Achieves 9 knots with relative ease, and then can hold 18 knots sustained in right conditions. Each of the amas supports 1.8 times the weight of the boat, so she has high reserves of buoyancy. Even surfing downwind the buoyancy in the bows is so far forward that they always lift before the wave gets back to the wingdeck.

LOA (length overall):
10 m (32 ft 10 in)
LWL (length at waterline):
9.4 m (30 ft 10 in)
Beam:
8 m (26 ft 3 in)
Draft minimum:
0.6 m (2 ft)
Draft maximum (e.g. boards down):
1.4 m (4 ft 7 in)
Windward sail area:
64 m² (689 ft²)
Mainsail area:
32 m² (344 ft²)
Jib or Solent area:
23 m² (248 ft²)
Staysail:
9 m² (97 ft²)
Reacher, screacher, gennaker or code 0 area:
56 m² (603 ft²)
Spinnaker area:
66 m² (710 ft²)
Mast height above water:
13 m (42 ft 8 in)
Daggerboard / centreboard:
1
Displacement at design waterline (DWL):
2500 kg (2.46 tons)
Bridgedeck clearance:
1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
Number of berths:
4-5
Cabin headroom:
1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Inboard engines:
Yanmar 10
Typical total engine HP:
10
Fuel type:
Diesel
Fuel capacity:
60 lt (16 US gallons)
Water capacity:
200 lt (53 US gallons)
Trailerable:
No
First introduced:
1982
In production:
Yes
Number built:
15
More images:
Cirrostratus 10 Cirrostratus 10
Degree of customisation:
Partly customisable
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