This AFFORDABLE New Monohull Will SHOCK YOU | Learning the Lines

The Troublemaker 9500 is a revolutionary new monohull design that I believe fixes a lot of the problems that cruising monohulls tend to have including deep drafts, heavy displacements, tall rigs, and slow sailing.

She is a light-displacement, planing hull, ~31 foot trailerable ketch with unstayed masts, a lifting keel, and kick up rudders. She’s affordable, bluewater capable, and FAST with a maximum speed of over 15 knots.

In this video we go over this boat design in-depth with Jeff Schionning, the founder and designer for Schionning Designs.

Let me know what you think, and if you’d like more videos like this!


Price estimates for the Troublemaker are below.
Kit: $30,000
Lightship: $99,900
Completely ready to cruise: $160,000 to $170,000+ (Please keep in mind that pricing for a complete boat is highly variable based on what each customer might want and these numbers should only be used as a guide.)

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Learning the Lines is a channel about us, an average couple in our 20’s, with big dreams to be sailing the world by the time we’re in our 30’s. We’re not afraid to jump into anything, put in the work, and learn as we go. We started out with Somnium, an O’day 272, moved onto Freebie, an Endeavour 32, and now are focusing on sailboat tours and working full time as teachers while we save up for our next boat.

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