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Sunday, November 10, 2013


This is Scott Brown's site. He has brokered  and built many Wharrams over many years. He currently has many Wharram's listed. There is also a wealth of information on his forum.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wharram Tangaroa in OZ

looks pretty nice with lots of new stuff   up at $38,000

tangaroa mk 4 catamaran .launched 2011 . in good cond. ready to sail . 
built to plans. number 238. opoxy sheathed hulls and decks .2 pack 
paint on hulls.25 hp yamaha .marine batterys. solar shore 
safety gear. 3anchors. chain rope .moorings at torrens island sbc 
port adelaide. moorings belong to boat owner .can be sold back to 
the club .wharram building and sail plans go with boat. cutter rig. 
very easy to sail. i am unable use any more.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pahi 42 in Texas

This boat is still available on Sailing Texas

Wharrram Pahi 42 catamaran, 1995
Now actually in Texas! (Baytown)
Now is your chance to own a refurbished, wildly popular, rare, boat, and inherit instant membership in a fun, supportive community of Wharram owners.

  • I have more photos and can supply upon request.2013 Upgrades:
  • Entire deck repainted (see photos)
  • 2 Hp 4-stroke Honda outboard for the portaboat
  • Full cockpit enclosure installed (see photos)
  • Below deck ALL lights replaced with LED's (hugely energy efficient)
  • Bottom just scraped this weekNew tender is 4 person portaboat. Photo attached.
    Comes with signed copy of "Two GIrls Two Catamarans" famous sailing catamaran designer James Wharram.
  • I had intended to charter her out but all my partnerships fell through. I will consider owner-financing the vessel and would also consider a business partnership (charter).
  • She was built by Navy Captain Rbert Phillips who sailed her from Texas to Panama and back.
  • Since I have owned the vessel she has made the folowing journeys without incident:
  • Panama City Beach, FL to Riviera Beach FL
  • Riviera Beach,FL to Key West, FL
  • Key West to Clearwater, FL (January 2012)
  • Vermillion Bay to Galveston Bay, TX.
  • To Panama and beyond and also all the way up the east coast and back several times.
  • You might say she has circumnavigated the state of Florida.
  • She was sailed single-handed from Clearwater, FL to Vermillion Bay by a 70 year old captain.I have upgraded and/or replaced just about everything on the boat. Much of the work was done by Wharram expert Boatsmith in FLorida. Boat was pulled out of the water, pulled apart and every structural issue that could be found was repaired.
  • Beams completely repaired, refinished, and relashed
  • Brand new trampolines
  • Pod resurfaced and repainted
  • Bottom job performed
  • Hulls painted
  • Logos custom designed and applied
  • Motor sleds custom fabricated to miminmize cavitation
  • Solar shelf fabricated and installed
  • Helm re-engineered
  • Fold out navigation table builtThe inventory of the boat is VAST, making her well equipped for global travel, liveaboard, charter etc. Buyer could get a big chunk of the purchase price back just selling some of the "extras" they might not have use for. Please read through this inventory thoroughly there's a lot of "big ticket" items mixed in:
  • j-boat mainsail with 3 reef points
  • Genoa (hank on)
  • Yankee (hank on)
  • Drifter (hank on)
  • Storm jib (hank on)
  • Staysail with 1 reef point (hank on)Ground Tackle
  • 45lb CQR anchor with 20ft of chain and over 200ft of rode
  • 40lb Danforth with 20ft of chain and over 200ft of rode
  • over 700ft of total available anchor rode
  • manual anchor windlassSafety Gear
  • coast guard required flares and flare gun
  • 2 coastal PFDs (manual deployment)
  • drogue with swivel
  • paratech sea anchor with line and swivel
  • 20 Type 1- life jackets (never used)Navigation
  • 1 uninstalled Ritchie compass
  • Garmin 4208 Chartplotter with Garmin Radar
  • XM weather service installed with NMEA 2k network
  • half of charts from yucatan channel to Cartagena, Colombia
  • Cruising guide to Florida waters
  • Chart book for west coast of Florida and keys
  • Weems and Plath navigations tools (dividers, parallel rulers, protractor)Communications
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Uniden Handheld VHF
  • Icom 708 SSB with autotuner (Brand new and custom installed)Autopilots
  • Windpilot windvane (really only autopilot you need)
  • Autohelm ST4000 (not installed)
  • tillerpilot (not installed)Electrical
  • 400watts of solar mounted on shelf
  • 400watt wind generator
  • Clarion stereo with 800watt amp, 4 waterproof speakers mounted . Has CD player and USB connectivity. Also connects to XM radio unit.
  • full nav lights on seperate breakers so tricolor can be run alone to save power
  • breakers seperate each hull from one another to isolate problems or power consumptionTender
  • 4 person portaboatAux Power
  • 2010 twin 9.9 Yamaha outboards (under warranty until mid 2013)
  • Yamaha remote controls and remote start
  • (each engine has seperate battery, alternators recharge them)Plumbing
  • Manual head with manual option to pump holding tank
  • Galley has fresh/salt water foot pumps
  • 52 gallons total of fresh water holding
  • 15 gallon holding tankGalley
  • Origo 2burner alcohol stove
  • full cooking utensils
  • full spice rack
  • Engel fridge
  • 2 coolers
  • Good month worth of dried food packs from www.efoodsdirect.comFuel
  • 18gallon tank
  • 3 extra 5gallon tanks
  • fuel filtering system installed
  • 1 3gallon dinghy tankRigging
  • all new lashings to beams
  • all new lashings terminating standing rigging to deck
  • new jib/staysail halyards
  • tons of extra line!
  • new mainsheet/traveler system installed per wharram design
  • many extra blocks/shackles/pinsGeneral/Extras
  • 2 large bunks (fulls)in forward of both hulls
  • galley to port/head to starboard
  • electronics and berth in pod
  • 2 twin bunks in rear of hulls
  • large chart table with swinging extension
  • large cooking counter space in galley
  • Lot of bits and pieces, too much to listOwner is 6 '4" 250 lbs and feels cramped in a studio apartment but does not feel that way on Kaimalolo
    Owner willing to owner finance part of the price with significant downpayment.
  • Also sale price can be lowered substantially if inventory is greatly reduced.
  • Owner willing to consider trades (land, precious metals etc.)Email Jason at
  • or phone 720 329 9912
  • Tiki 21 in New Jersey

     This is posted on Sailing Texas
    Wharram Tiki 21 Coastal Trek Catamaran, Rahway, New Jersey
  • w/ ready-to-go Galv. Trailer, $4,000
  • LOA: 21'
  • Beam 12'
  • Draft 1'- 2"
  • Weight: 600 lbs (according to specs)
  • Carrying Capacity: 800-1,000 lbs
  • Main: 130 sq. ft.
  • Jib: 78 sq. ft.Hull #397, completed in 1989 was sailed throughout the Martha's Vineyard/Block Island area for 23 years by previous owner.
  • I purchased the boat last year and got 90% of the restoration work done before Sandy struck.
  • Because I am now involved in Long Term Recovery work it looks as if it will be a few years before I can get back to the boat.There are a few minor things to still be done before the boat is painted - mostly fairing. A great advantage to the boat not being painted is that you can see the quality of the construction and repairs plainly. The hardest thing will probably be choosing your colors!
    Here is your chance to own a Wharram cat for less than the plans and materials would cost you!
    The boat is titled and registered in New Jersey and includes everything except an engine: full set of construction plans, heavy-duty, stainless steel mast mount, aluminum mast, main and jib by Jeckells Sailmakers in the UK (original maker of the sails). The sails alone would cost $1800 + shipping.
    More pictures available. No such thing as a stupid question...except an unasked one.
    Email Patrick at
  • or phone (732) 539-1257 Please leave a message. I'm in a lot of meetings
  • Click here to find out more!
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    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Well you know I haven't posted for a while. Some folks just won't send me stuff to post? So,,
     thought that this was an interesting article about CRUISING. Sails and rigging cost a lot and most folks still need auxilleries. Here is an option to save all of that cost and trade it off for fuel. Or maybe go whole-hog and put a gigantor bimini full of solar and a couple of windmills and go 0-carbon? Bring it!

    Saturday, April 20, 2013

    Pahi 31 Down South... Way South

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    BoatSmith Wharram Ariki 48

    We have now sold three of these boats. Here are some specifications  for a basic sail-away boat and also for one very nicely equipped.
    Here are some you-tube videos of the first boat in progress.
    Ariki Build Videos

    Monday, March 4, 2013

    New Fiberglass Wharram Ariki 48 for Sale by Boatsmith

    We have been building molds and finalizing design details. We are pleased to be able to offer these boats sail away at $299,500. We also build them with more equipment and options for a little bit more.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013

    Pahi 26 in Ess Eff

    Wharram Pahi 26 Catamaran - $5000 (napa county)

    Wharram Pahi 26 catamaran

    This is a very interesting design as it is ocean capable, beachable, trailerable and only weighs 1550 pounds. It is considered a coastal trekking boat but people have sailed them long distances. Glenn Tieman did a 10 year circumnavigation in his:

    It is 14'3" in beam and consists of two hulls that are assembled with crossbeams that are lashed in place. The hulls and crossbeams are well built and are constructed of epoxy over plywood. The varnished interior is dry and in good condition but the exterior is in need of paint and some minor hatch repair. It is currently in the water without antifouling paint so will need a good scrape when it next comes out of the water.

    It was built in California and first registered in 2003. I was told that it was cruised for a while including a trip up the CA coast and through the CA delta rivers. It has now sat for a couple of years and will need some work to get back in sailing condition.

    It was rigged with 4 or 5 sailboard sails that could be mounted at different points on the deck however, I only have one sailboard mast and sail with the boat. It also has two 14' unstayed masts that don't have sails. My plan was to rerig it with the wingsail rig that is used on the Wharram Tikis'. Plans are available through the Wharram website.

    It has an adjustable motormount but no outboard and no trailer. I can help move it locally and could help set it up on a trailer if that was desired.

    If you were thinking of building one of these, this would save a lot of time and money. I'm asking $5000.


      Tuesday, January 15, 2013

      Tiki 30 for Sale

      Mahiya is exceptional, with lots of attention to detail and many unique ideas and features. She is a custom, professionally built boat (at a licensed yard in the Philippines). I personally supervised and took part in the build. For 2 years, 6 days each week I and a well-trained, highly skilled crew worked meticulously and methodically. Construction started in January 2007. She was completed and launched December 2008, 23 months later. Outfitting continued for several years. After sailing in the Philippines for a year she was shipped to Florida. She is USCG Documented, and has a Jones Act waiver which allows her to be used for charter work (she has a Coastwise Endorsement).

      She is unique in many ways. No costs were spared on building her. She was the first Tiki 30 ever strip planked. The hulls are beautiful. We used strips of lauan (a Philippine hard wood) milled on site and perfectly molded to create nice lines and eliminate the “step” at the water line. The hulls were then glassed inside and out using West System Epoxy and cloth. There is a 316 stainless strip run down the entire length of the keel for protection while beaching her.

      She is powered by a Yamaha 9.9

      The mast is carbon fiber, as is the aft net tube and the bimini frame, all custom built for me in New Zealand.

      All 6 nets were custom build in Saint Petersburg, FL.

      The working sails were made by Hyde Sails. The jib is on a Pro Furl (roller furling system) and has a foam luff added for better shape while furled.

      The main sail has three reef points.

      There is also a screecher sail on a continuous loop furler. All sails are on 2:1 purchases for ease of raising and she is set up for single handed sailing with all lines led back to cockpit.

      All cockpit cushions are cut from marine closed cell floatation boat foam. All material is Sunbrella (cushions, bimini, sail covers, hatch covers, etc). And the thread used was also sunbrella.

      She is completely outfitted:

      • Auto helm 2000 with Remote Control
      • VHF, SSB, HAM
      • SPOT Satellite transmitter
      • GPS
      • Barometer
      • Wireless Instruments (Tack Tick)
      • EPIRB
      • Sea Anchor with dedicated harness and lines
      • 3 Sets of Ground Tackle
      • 6 Solar Panels
      • Dorade Vents on main cabins
      • 2 Solar vents on every cabin (intake and exhaust)
      • Lightning system
      • Surge protection
      • Lewmar Atlantic Series Hatches and lights
      • LED lighting through out
      • Sony Marine sound system (speakers inside and out)
      • Pressure shower on aft net
      • 2 heads
      • Deck tent
      • Mosquito nets
      • Lots of extra line (dock lines, sheets, etc.)
      • Dock box
      • Dock whips
      • Fenders (including 2 large inflatables)
      • 10 ft folding skiff with Yamaha 2 hp
      • And much, much more!

      She cost me roughly $150,000 to build and outfit.

      Will sell for $85,000.

      You can visit the web site for more photos. This website was used for my Sunset Sails. If you want to see some videos visit our Face Book Page

      She is located in Punta Gorda, Florida.


      Captain Raymond Barkley