Hi Ed, many thanks for the post. I suppose I should have provided more context; I grew up sailing on monos, from dinghies to keelers and was actively racing until my twenties. Mate and I rebuilt a GBE in the 90's (Hooters, I think she's still around) and that sold me on multis. Life then got in the way and I haven't really been sailing for a long, long time. Mid life crisis now and I want to get back out on the water, not interested in, and can't afford a condomaran, so would ideally like a boat that the wife would consider going out on (see criteria above!) Hence the trimaran search. I have no experience sailing tri's but have been keeping an active eye out for a year or so now, love the Youtube!
I was interested in Hyper but it seemed a bit of work, someone else may wish to add their 2 cents on the boat and it's current state. She does seem to be a bit cheap for what she is? I am keeping an eye on the Aussie market but as you pointed out, shipping is expensive (20-30k) so I'd be looking at a boat I could sail across the ditch. (I'm even contemplating a Contour 34 that's up in Hawaii!)
So, this is a bit lengthy but ideally I'd like something along the lines of an F32/33 size and capability wise. I think I'm in the right place here, there seems to be a heap of experience and I'm keen for any advice or leads on a suitable boat.
Once again many thanks for chiming in, much appreciated!