In the 70's in San Diego, Norman Cross rented a hanger at old Brown Field to provide a space for builders of his designs. Several Cross trimarans were built within and and the site was a crossroads for the West Coast Multihull Rennaisance. Builders met, ideas were discussed, dreams were shared, and some very good sailing boats were born. One visitor to Brown's Field commented that the 37' custom cutter design would look better if the main hull transom were extended to share the rake of the aka transoms, Cross agreed and offered the option to builders. Aukai's beautiful windswept lines are the result. 30 years later the fellow who suggested the transom rake tracked her down in Mexico, test sailed her, and had her shipped to the Northwest. She was inspected, stripped down, a new engine & beautiful Hasse headsail installed, and then health got in the way. She was sold, her refit furthered by brothers very experienced with ply epoxy trimarans, but now she is available again as they've gone sailing on a big cat. Aukai is a well vetted, well researched, smart project where all of the heavy lifting has been done. She's at the finish stage and priced to sell.
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