32m Power Trimaran

Go anywhere, anytime.

The Shuttleworth 32M redefines long distance voyaging yachts of this size range. Her rugged 'explorer' style exterior maximises interior volume to provide spacious and comfortable accommodation whilst still maintaining unrivalled seakeeping, stability, and efficiency.

Powered by a single 1150hp C18 caterpillar engine with an additional 110hp engine in each outrigger for manoeuvring and back up propulsion, she has a top speed of 26 knots and a range at 12 knots in excess of 6,000nm.

Using state of the art composite engineering we have achieved the light weight structure required for exceptional fuel efficiency and performance, as well as the strength and rigidity suitable for heavy weather ocean capability. Ocean voyages can be undertaken with confidence, at high speed and in comfort, allowing you to go anywhere, anytime.


  • 6,000nm range at 12 knots
  • 26 knots top speed
  • Exceptional seakeeping and stability
  • Unrivalled fuel efficiency
  • Spacious accommodation

Award Winning Design

All our latest trimaran designs are based on the award winning naval architecture used to create the 42.5m trimaran Adastra. Unlike a monohull, the shape of the multi-hull vessels mean they require no additional stabilisation to reduce roll. The slender, shallow draft hull forms are designed to slice through waves with minimal resistance, reducing fuel consumption, improving passenger comfort and enabling faster transit in rough conditions. Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics above the waterline were carefully considered as we developed the overall exterior shapes and we kept the vessels streamlined for both air and water passing over the structure. The smooth, seamless, unbroken surfaces also help to reduce weight as the outer-skin forms part of the structure to absorb torsional loads.

Adastra covered more than 60,000 miles during her first 7 years at sea and has proven herself to be a very comfortable and exceptionally fuel efficient ocean going vessel. She can cruise at 17 to 20 knots in most conditions, and has weathered 50 knot winds and seas up to 4 metres. She is incredibly stable and comfortable at rest and rolling is virtually eliminated by the outriggers.

On winning the 2013 Showboats award for naval architecture, the judges stated. "this yacht will have the best performance in the most sea states of all those presented"

To find out more about the award winning naval architecture used in these designs read the article "Adastra - The search for a seakindly fuel efficient vessel". Read more.

Accommodation Layouts

The layout of the Shuttleworth 32M has been designed to optimise ease of operation and maintenance allowing the vessel to be cruised by the owners alone or with a minimum crew. Engines, generators and other systems are installed for ease of access and ample workshop space is provided. Dinghys and toys have launching and retrieval systems that are reliable, simple and quick to use. The living space, which has been carefully considered to make the vessel comfortable to live aboard for long periods of time is open plan but practical as it can be compartmenatilsed when required. Massive storage space is provided in the wings for supplies, spares and emergency gear.


The flybridge has a large shaded seating area surounded by low coamings to allow for expansive views, as well as a BBQ and helm station. When the tender is launched the aft deck provides a spacious area for sun loungers.

Main Deck

The main deck houses the saloon, dining area, kitchen, breakfast bar, helm station and chart table with forward viewing seats. To increase visibility at night the helm station can be separated from the main living area with a retractable screen. Stairs through the forward windscreen lead to a teak covered foredeck with movable deck chairs and a sun bathing area which can be covered by an awning. The aft deck has a rope handling bench and storage space for kayaks as well as a seating area, BBQ and lazarette. Steps onto the wings lead to teak covered side decks, large storage lockers on the wings and steps that access the outriggers, both of which house engines and generators.

The D49

Lower Deck

The aft staircase leads to a luxurious full width en-suite owner's cabin and the engine room which has a spacious workshop. The forward staircase leads to the washing/drying and utility area, day head and two en-suite guest cabins. The smaller of the two tenders can be easily launched without a crane from the transom garage which has a fold out dive platform.

The D49

32m Technical data

  • General
  • Length Overall 32.9m
  • Waterline Length 32m
  • Beam 11.7m
  • Draft 1 m (1.4m to tip of rudder)
  • Hull Construction Composite (Glass/Aramid/Foam)
  • Deck Construction Composite (Carbon/Nomex)
  • Performance
  • Speed Max 26 knots
  • Speed cruising 12 knots
  • Range at 12 knots 6,000nm
  • Accommodation and Tenders
  • Owner and Guests 4
  • Crew 1-2
  • Tenders 4.9m and 3.1m RIBS
  • Kayaks 2 x 3m
  • Propulsion
  • Main engine 1 x Caterpillar C18 1150 hp @ 2300 rpm
  • Outrigger engines 2 x Yanmar 110hp @ 3200 rpm
  • Generators 3 x 36 kw
  • Design
  • Exterior Styling Shuttleworth Design Ltd
  • Naval Architecture Shuttleworth Design Ltd
  • Structural Design Shuttleworth Design Ltd
  • Interior Layout Shuttleworth Design Ltd