F101 Foiling Trimaran

F101 takes you through your foiling journey, providing a progression pathway from the beginner foiler to the Olympian. F101 sets new challenges and goals at whatever level you come in; from expert to beginner.

The F101 is an all new foiling trimaran, aimed specifically at those sailors that, for whatever reason, thought foiling was too difficult for them. The concept originates from the experience of teaching many people to foil in the international Moth class, and addressing the main barriers they faced. So we set about creating a new boat without the design restrictions of a box rule – in this way foiling has been made easier.

Why three hulls?

Many Moths use buoyancy in the wings to help sailors get to grips with the boat, but this buoyancy is limited to helping the helm recover the boat from a capsize and does little to prevent the capsize in the first place. The F101 Tri-configuration allows for a slender hull with enough length to prevent pitch poling, while at the same time creating a stable platform to allow novices to get out on the water with no previous foiling experience.

The super slender wave-piercing outer hulls are set at an optimum angle to initiate foiling – simply sit on the windward hull, which will cant the boat to windward, then sheet in and take off! If the F101 does pitch forward, the main hull is designed to recover straight back onto the foils; the hull’s additional length keeps the angle of incidence shallow. Its rocker is matched to the angle of incidence – and the additional buoyancy forwards help lift the bow. The benefit applies to the outer hulls too – if the F101 falls in to windward, the windward hull lifts the boat back out. If the boat falls in to leeward there is enough buoyancy to prevent a capsize and the boat is quickly back on the foils.

Parallel 45 Marine is proud to be the exclusive North American importer and distributor of the F101.

Design Features

  • All carbon construction: main hull, foils, floats, beams, 2 piece mast.
  • Very simple, well thought out control systems.
  • While being designed to be a single handed boat, you are able to take a friend out for a fun sail, hence the 1+1.
  • The boat is stable in non-foiling mode so that if the wind drops it is easy to sail home.
  • Long, central hull places the rudder and main foil further apart, removing some of the limitations and bad habits that other foiling boats suffer from.  The hull is long enough to prevent nose diving.
  • The foils retract so that the boat can be launched from a launching dolly in shallow water.
  • The mainsail can be hoisted by halyard and, crucially, the sail easily drops when coming on to a lee shore.
  • While being designed to be a single handed boat, you are able to take a friend out for a fun sail, hence the 1+1.
  • The boat is stable in non-foiling mode so that if the wind drops it is easy to sail home.
  • Option of a furling downwind sail, to give extra power and an added excitement if needed in lighter airs.
  • Learning to foil in most monohulls can be very tiring, due to repeated capsizes. The F101 design is very hard to capsize!

The Tech Specs

All up weight: 75 kg.
Length 5.4m.
Beam 2.55m.
Sail area: 9.0m2 main + 5.5m2 gennaker.
Target crew weight range: 60-150 kg.
Take off wind speed: 7 kts.
Boat speed range: 10-25 kts.

Please visit Foiling World at www.foiling101.com for more information.

F101 All-inclusive, Ready to Sail package includes: 

  • Epoxy Carbon hull platform 

  • Carbon beams

  • Trampolines

  • Carbon fibre 2-piece mast with all standing and running rigging

  • Aluminium boom and gnav assembly

  • Hyde Sails Mainsail and Code Zero including Sail bags

  • 2-piece Epoxy Carbon Main foil 

  • 2-piece Epoxy Carbon T foil rudder 

  • Adjustable Custom cast rudder stock with Carbon tiller and extension

  • Harken deck gear package including all blocks and running rigging

  • Alloy launching trolley

  • Polycotton top cover

  • Main and rudder foil cover set


New for 2020!   

  • Includes all items listed above
  • Self-Tacking jib option (ST), with base fittings now fitted to all new boats
  • Three packages are available:
    • F101 with Code Zero.
    • F101 with Self Tacking Blade Jib
    • F101 with Code Zero and Self Tacking Blade Jib
  • Carbon detailing on all transoms and on the main hull to accent carbon construction.
  • New custom wound carbon mast and square section alloy boom from Selden – A stiffer, more powerful rig which delivers improved upwind performance and greater adaptability for varying crew weights and wind strengths. With a straighter, stiffer rig we now use a one to one halyard and a toggle halyard attachment which no longer needs a fiddly shackle! The square section boom allows a neater, standard, Selden gnav slider.
  • The 2020 mainsail now comes in Grey detail and is cut with less luff curve to suit the stiffer mast. New clew slider fits neatly into the boom track and discards the need of a clew loop.
  • New jib sheeting system to allow code zero or Blade jibs to be sheeted on the cleats on the main hull. 2:1 for the Blade and one to one cross sheeting for the Code Zero.
  • New simpler attachment to beams for jib sheeting and shrouds via soft shackles.
  • The front beam to mast compression struts have been removed leaving a clean look and less rigging!
  • Finishing on the centreline, is now invisible on the decks of the main hull and floats

2021 F101 All-inclusive, Ready to Sail packages:

F101 with Code Zero $24,700 $32,000
F101 with Self Tacking Jib $25,400 $33,500
F101 with Code Zero & Self Tacking Jib $25,800 $36,000

*Prices are in the currency of each country. Due to COVID all boat prices are EX/Works Brightlingsea, UK. Shipping surcharges will be calculated at the time of shipping. Please contact us us to order your boat!