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30' Cruising Catamaran

30' cruising catamaran in developed plywood.

Imagine a 30' cruising catamaran with full standing headroom in the hulls, but is aerodynamic enough to give great windward performance. Notice down below there are two large double berths and more. The hulls strike a nice balance between payload and performance.

Construction is the very rapid CM plywood/epoxy technology. A composite version is also offered. Rotating mast and deep boards help it climb to windward.

The plans may be boomless or with a boom. See construction pictures of one built in Alaska by Jim Dory at


Length overall: 30'-1" (9.2 m)
Beam: 20'-2" (6.16 m)
Draft: 1'-4"/5'-9" (4 m/1.75 m)
Weight: 2950 lb (1337 kg)
Displacement: 5800 lb (2636 kg)
Bridgedeck: 2'-11" (0.89m)
Sails Main : 300 sqft. (27.87 sq m)
Blade: 143 sqft. (13.28 sqm)
Gen: 231 sqft. (21.46 sqm)
Spinn: 400 sqft. (37.16 sqm)


Study plans:  $100
Email study plans:  $50
Full plans:  $2150

All study plans are now available for email delivery at half the price of paper plans!

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