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Trimaran Newick 48 Octopus
(14,50 m) - 1981

Layout :

  • Length : 14,50 m (47' 6")
  • Beam: 9m
  • Draft: 1,60m (rudder) to 2,20m (center board)
  • Headroom: 2m
  • Light deplacement: 4 t
  • Material: Westsystem
  • Rigging: sloop
  • Engines: YANMAR 28HP

Tax paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 13,7 M XPF / 115 000 €

Famous racing trimaran, Newick design.

Interior fittings :

Double forward cabin

  • Washroom
  • Saloon with 2 sea berths, table fix
  • Chart table
  • Galley
  • Back cabin with 1 sea berth and technical local

Listing :


TABOO is built in England in 1998, he crossed the two oceans before ending up in French Polynesia. The current owner bought her in 2013, he did some small works in order to use her in a day charter boat and pass it in NUC. It is also approved in NUC for 8 passagers and two crew members. Dick Newick design, Westsystem construction, built in 1982 by Starberry shipyard (GB), under the aegis of Charlie Capelle (Marine Technology), the Two Star Racer is called Lejaby Rasurel, skipper François Forestier. Race in 1982 to 1983, in 4th class. Winner of the Transat (in double), Lorient-Bermudes-Lorient with Forestier+Capelle. Winner of Translousiana-La Rochelle-New Orléans. 3th of «La Baule Dakar» and 4th at the road of rhum. Bought by the currently owner in 1992. Completely remade: back changed with rudder suspended self-aligning bearings
JP3, opening and installation of LEWMAR deck panels, new HARKEN sheet bar, laying an motor YANMAR 3GM30 with sail drive, new genoa Dorleans on furling PROFURL.
Conveying «La Trinité-Sur-Mer-Martinique-Venezuela-Panama-Galapagos-Tahiti»: 54 days of the sea. In Tahiti: sponsoring UAP, 7 yeas of day charter in Bora Bora and Moorea, advertisement animations and social actions for UAP. Since 1999 in Raiatea, his owner is the director of the naval Raiatea Marine shipyard, the boat is regularly upgraded. UD Fabric interior reinforcement + epoxy of two floats and pad holders.
The boat is repainted in yellow, his original color. Change of stays, DYNEEMA laying runner. Installation of runnered boom for light genoa on storage and assy spi. New propeller MAXPROP. New winchs for sheet bar. Five years of local regatta.


YANMAR 28HP 3GM30 SD 20, 2400 hours
MAXPROP propeller

Sloop rigging

DYNEEMA runner
Sail surface: 100m2
GV: 65m2
GSE: 45m2
Light genoa: 65m2 on storage
Breeze foc (never used): 35m2
Storm jib
Asymmetric spi 120m2
Drifter on storage 70m2
Wire ø10 et ø8, NORSEMAN ferrule
Stay ø12
DYNEEMA runner ø8
Mast rail + slides
LARCELIN current rigging

Ground tackle

3 anchors: 20kg + 20kg + 7kg + CQR sheet-anchor 40kg
Mooring rope...
Ground mooring in Raiatea


LAVAC toilet
Oven stove
Trimix fridge
Double sinks


Verin ROBERTSON automatic pilot (350 kg), control panel and NAVMAN compass
Wind vane-anemometer
NAVMAN loch speedo
ADVENSEA GPS + old FURUNO GPS little readable


Battery service
Battery engine
Solar panel


Pneumatic annex
MERCURY 3,5HP outbord


JP3 bearing rudder self-aligning changed.
Currently dry.

Last modified : 02/01/2018


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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