The Telestar 28 trimaran is one of the most veratile and exciting sailboat on the water today. Unquestionably, it is a very popular trailerable sailboat. It combines outstanding performance with the comfort and security of a solid, low-heeling cruising multihull design. Few other craft offers the same combination of performance, comfort, safety, and fun. The Telestar 28 will out sail many other boat under 30 feet. Speeds often reach 15 knots. You can adventure safely into thin water and even beach the boat in hidden away harbors. The average time to fold the boat up, de-rig the mast, and load on to a trailer is less than 30 minutes. It is a real clever system. No heavy lifting.
The 28's spar is a light-weight aluminum mast of airfoil with a clever folding system. The Telstar has a very large and roomy interior. An excellent design as a cruiser or a racer. The engine is a 50 hp. 4 cycle Honda, with electric start and electric lift. You can easily motor at sppeds in the high teens The engine can also be linked to the rudder to increases maneuverability it tight areas.
The boat offered has a mainsail, jib, engine and trailer and totally is ready to go.
Call Gary Helms at 510 865-2511
Imagine a craft that's equally adept at sailing at or above wind-speed and motoring at up to 15 knots. A craft with a stable 18' beam that easily retracts to a trailer-able 8'6". Imagine a craft that is engineered and built using the latest technology resulting in a super-light, incredibly strong laminate. Now imagine that craft is trailer-able, enabling you to create new adventures on cruising grounds you have always dreamed of sailing. In broad strokes, these are the qualities of the Telstar 28 Trimaran.
All sails are carbon/kevlar composite construction
Main - 250 sq.ft.
Genoa - 274 sq.ft.
Asymmetrical - 590 sq.ft.
The T2 surpasses the challenge of combining optimal hull shapes, a performance rig, a convenient deck arrangement, and roomy cockpit - all with a large and comfortable interior arrangement. Sailors stepping inside the main salon are immediately taken with the light and airy interior thanks to the wide portlight array of windows and two overhead Bomar hatches. In addition, the substantial gangway with two steps makes entering and exiting, even with gear, sure and easy. Sailors will also appreciate a rather uncommon trait among trimarans this size; a full 6' of headroom. The centerpiece of the T28's salon is a teakwood table with comfortable seating for six adults. Up front, a separate head with shower provides privacy and extra storage. Additional storage is available on the port side of the centerboard case, integrated bins on the main bulkhead, galley storage, navigation station storage, and beneath the cockpit. The outriggers also supply another major storage area.
Whether you?re out for a day sail or a long weekend, the T2's galley makes it easy to produce an organized meal for you and your crew. There's plenty of countertop area and the main table is within passing distance. A stainless steel sink with hand-pump faucet provides access to 30 gallons of fresh water. The two-burner propane stove with broiler provides a surprising amount of versatility in preparing hot meals. There's also a good amount of galley storage with slide cabinets above and bin storage under and behind the stove. For extra canned storage, there's a perfect nook on the port-side of the centerboard case. An optional 12-volt cooler can be installed in the locker opposite the galley or simply make use of a larger cooler stored on the port side of the centerboard case. For grill-chefs, the stainless-steel along the cockpit makes a prime spot for attaching your propane grill.
The main hull design on the T2 is based on the proven hull-shape of the Gemini 105Mc catamaran.The 8-to-1 beam, tear-drop shape enables the bow to slice through waves with minimal effort while still maintaining good load-carrying capability further aft. A low rocker design on the main hull also minimizes pitching, providing smoother, faster performance. The T2?s outrigger hulls evolved from the original Telstar outrigger hulls, only wider and longer with a 15-to-1 beam-to-length ratio.The semi-circular outrigger hull shapes taper to wave-piercing bow and submersible transom to reduce drag. With a 5? dead-rise from the keel, the outrigger shape also provides excellent lifting force to keep the T2 close to the wind.
Helms Yacht Sales
314 Tideway Blvd.
Alameda, CA 94501