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Maine Cat 38

84

Sail Performance

%

295000

$

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Design to be single-handed. Fun to sail and out-perform all current cruising catamarans on the market. Comfortable, safe, easy to sail and affordable.

Build the lightest structural components possible by thermoforming Core-Cell PH core and resin infusing 100% vinyl ester resin in female molds. Finished boat is 2 hull and deck units, capped bridgedeck platform, rig and roof and you are ready to go sailing in an ocean capable, high performance cat. We are offering a very simply equipped package to keep the price as affordable as possible. We offer a host of options you can add yourself in time or we can install at the shop during the initial build. Our goal is to get you out on the water sailing as economically as possible, before you start adding “stuff” you might be able to live more comfortably without. Every piece of equipment you add requires maintenance and time taken away from sailing.

Hull Shapes are designed to maximize the interior volume, minimize the waterline beam and keep spray down and off the deck and windscreen. The nicely radiused chine and “shoulders” we designed provides almost 6 feet at the maximum beam of each hull, yet the waterline maximum beam is only 38” when she is fully loaded to 12,400 lbs. Our chine is over 12 inches above the DWL and will provide very little resistance or interference for our racer owners and huge additional buoyancy for our loaded-up live aboard cruisers in large seas.

Our approach to the rig design is also going to offer our owners a number of choices to fit their skill level and cruising area. Our standard rig will be a Selden fixed fractional rig with furling self-tacking jib and fully batten main similar to our MC 41 setup. Options available will include pole mounted free furling screacher, flat top mainsail, and a number of upgrades to our standard Wrap Drive radial cut Dacron for owner looking for the highest performance. All sails designed by Dave Calvert.

Our solution for economical, lightweight and inexpensive auxiliary power which is easy to access, eliminate drag while sailing and avoid lower leg corrosion will be electric outboard motors. Our design includes twin E-Tech 4.3 kW electric outboards that when sailing will hydro-generate up to 2 kW per hour. These motors are housed in small nacelles located amidships under the bridgedeck. The electric motors have power tilt and fully retract clear of the water when sailing to reduce drag.

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Performance Indicators

Sail Performance

84

%

84%

Slow

Cruiser

Performance

Racer

Boat Speed

11

kn

11kn

Slow

Cruiser

Performance

Racer

Bruce Number

1.4

(higher is faster)

1.4

Slow

Cruiser

Performance

Racer

Kelsall

1

(higher is faster)

1

Slow

Cruiser

Performance

Racer

Sail Area to Displacement

32

(higher is faster)

32

Slow

Cruiser

Performance

Racer

Displacement to Length

68

(lower is faster)

68

Slow

Cruiser

Performance

Racer

Specifications

Metric

Length (LOA)

Length (LWL)

Displacement​ (light)

Payload capacity

Sail Area (main+jib)

Beam (BOA)

Draft (min)

Draft (max)

Mast clearance

11.6

11.5

4.05

2.15

73.87

6.4

0.88

2.01

17.7

Imperial

38

37.6

8100

4300

795

21

6.6