2000 MAINE CAT 30'


The Maine Cat 30 is a lightweight, elegant cruising catamaran designed as the ultimate family cruising multihull. Her low profile and aerodynamic styling produce a "slippery" shape easily driven with a modest sail plan and small outboard auxiliaries. The Maine Cat 30 sails flat (very comfortable), has a draft of two feet (bring her up to the beach), and is a real sailing machine (light helm, points high, speeds to 12 knots). She is a delightful performance cruising catamaran with excellent visibility in any direction. All sail and engine controls are within easy reach of the helmsman. Her fine entry, buoyant ends, and excellent underwing clearance produce an easy, relaxing motion in a seaway. One can relax in the huge deck salon and aft cockpit areas of the 8-foot by 11-inch open bridgedeck. There are two styles of hard tops: the "original" more molded and enclosed top, or the "sport" hardtop. Both hardtops feature removable 40 mil acrylic windows to let in a cool breeze on a warm summer cruise. The hardtops provide 6-foot 4-inch headroom, and an optional aft full enclosure (with screens), converts the entire bridgedeck into an extra topside cabin. Enjoy sailing in all kinds of weather protected inside the pilothouse enclosure. Inboard facing companionway hatches can be left open or removed to provide easy access and generate a light, airy feeling below. Accommodations in the hulls are generous. The standard arrangement has two extra large double berths (57 in. x 6 ft. 8 in.) in the aft quarter of each hull. The port double converts to a comfortable dinette or perfect chart table. The galley is large, well ventilated, and provides ample counter space and storage. There is also a 44-inch wide single berth forward in the port hull. The master stateroom is in the starboard hull with hanging locker, changing area, and fully enclosed head with a shower. The interior has been kept very simple and elegant. Bulkheads and fabric headliners have been eliminated to provide an open, well-ventilated space, which is easy to keep clean. The Maine Cat 30 is built to the highest quality of workmanship possible. Skilled craftsmen follow a Maine tradition of building with integrity and caring for a job well done. This, combined with modern innovative designs and engineering expertise, produces wonderful sailing catamarans that will last a lifetime. The Maine Cat 30 hull shape has a beam to length ratio of 1:10 which yields a maximum waterline beam of 2 feet 11 inches when displacing 6,000 pounds. The Maine Cat 30 was designed with a large 2,000 pound payload capacity providing an extra margin of cruising comfort and safety. Buoyancy in the ends - the prismatic coefficient - is important to ensure the leeward hull is not driven under in a blow or "hobby-horse" in a short, steep sea. The Maine Cat 30 has a nice, deep forefoot and flaring topsides, which build up buoyancy rapidly when immersed. The deadrise aft is gradual and flattening in the underwater section. This provides ample reserve buoyancy when loaded and hydrodynamic lift at fast cruising speeds, under sail and power. Wetted surface has been minimized with computer aided fairing and hydrostatic analysis provided by AreoHydro using the latest version of MultiSurf. The rudders are protected with 9-inch "bumper-keels" which are not part of the main hull structural lay-up. The underwater foil on the Maine Cat 30 is a daggerboard in the starboard hull with uphaul and downhaul lines located on deck. The efficient daggerboard provides excellent windward performance and, since the boat only heels 3 or 4 degrees, the board does all the work. Shoal water sailing is achieved with the bumper keels providing the necessary lateral resistance. This arrangement is simple and saves the weight and expense of other more complicated systems. The fixed, balanced rudders are protected by the bumper keels located at the deepest section of the hull. The Maine Cat 30 is being built in female molds utilizing vinylester and polyester resins, bi-directional stitched fabrics, and vacuum bagged Core-Cell foam coring. All assemblies are finished with peel-ply interior surfaces and gelcoated to eliminate the need for expensive and heavy hull and deck liners. All interior cabinetry is vacuum bagged foam core construction bonded in place. Maintenance has virtually been eliminated with simple, elegant design solutions using composite materials instead of metals and wood. Additional strength and safety have been added to the hulls below the waterline with additional fiberglass reinforcement.

Equipment List

Year built: 2000, hull #19 Builder: Maine Cat, Designer: Dick Vermeulen

Vessel Dimensions

LOA: 30’ Beam: 18’ Draft: 24” / 5’0” Weight: 4,000 lb Underwing clearance: 2’2” Hull headroom: 6’3” Mast height off deck: 42’0”


Engine(s): Twin 2008 Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motors with remote controls, power tilt and electric start (installed spring 2008) Engine(s) HP: 9.9 hp each (2 engines)


Fuel: 26 US Gallons Fresh Water: 60 US Gallons MSD Holding: 20 US Gallons


Accommodates up to seven persons in two double berths, one single berth and one warm weather double berth on the bridgedeck. The interior has been designed for easy cleaning with smooth gel coat surfaces and satin finished hard maple trim. Interior furniture is constructed using Core-Cell foam core for minimum weight and added structural strength. Seating and berth surfaces are cushioned with 4 in. high density foam covered with zippered Sunbrella covers. The cushion bottoms are ventilated. Excellent cabin ventilation is provided by 2 Lewmar opening hatches with screens, four Lewmar opening ports with screens and two large inboard facing companionway hatches with molded lockable hatches and smoked acrylic crib boards.

The entire bridgedeck is protected by a hardtop and removable enclosure curtains, creating a very large and functional living space. The forward end of the bridgedeck has a large dinette table with seating on both sides. This area may be easily converted to a double berth for warm weather sleeping.
Port Hull
A companionway hatch and steps lead down from the bridgedeck to the port hull. Aft of the steps is a combination chart table/inside dinette area. This area easily converts to a 57 in. by 6 ft. 8 in. double berth. There is a custom chart drawer under the table and a custom maple bookshelf above the table. Next forward is the galley. Forward of the galley is a large single berth (44 in. wide at the head). This berth is large enough to accommodate two small children.
Starboard Hull
A companionway hatch and steps lead down from the bridgedeck to the starboard hull. Aft of the steps is the Master stateroom equipped with a 57 in. by 6 ft. 8 in. double berth and a large hanging locker and custom dresser. Forward of the companionway is a large fully enclosed head equipped with: • Lavac marine head with holding tank, Y-valve and deck pump out fitting • Scandvik polished stainless steel sink • Shower with hot and cold pressure water lines and automatic sump pump. There is no hot water heater. • Vanity cabinet • Large storage area in the forward crossbeams cavity
Galley Equipment
• 12 ft. of galley counter space • 12 doors below counter with double shelving • Drawer next to galley sink • Scandvik polished stainless steel double galley sink with hot and cold pressure water and single handle faucet • Seagull water filter • 2 x single burners Seaward Princess propane stoves set up side by side with sea rail kit and stainless steel heat deflector shield at rear • 10 lb. aluminum propane tank with leak test gauge, regulator and electric solenoid in vented leakproof locker under port forward bridgedeck seat • Xintex propane detector • Isotherm ASU model 3701 12 V air cooled holding plate refrigeration system mounted in 4.2 cubic foot well insulated box; requires less than 24 ampere-hours per day • Rail-mounted gas grill

Design and Construction

• Open bridgedeck design with accommodations in the hulls • Two large self draining storage lockers in the forward beam. The hatches for these lockers form comfortable seats with back rests. • Large cockpit seats up to 10 persons • Fiberglass composite sport hardtop over the bridgedeck with removable windows • Large smoked acrylic windows on the outboard side of both hulls admit plenty of light • Four bridgedeck seats with storage lockers under forward • Anodized aluminum forebeam • Vinyl coated polyester trampolines on foredeck with solid centerline plank • Fiberglass composite hulls and decks utilizing vacuum bagged Core-Cell, vinylester and polyester resins with biaxial and triaxial fiberglass fabrics • Bonded and fiberglassed hull to deck joint • Vinylester barrier coat on bottom • Sealed air chambers in each hull for positive buoyancy • Sacrificial bumper fins on each hull • Daggerboard in starboard hull only • Balanced spade rudders with stainless steel shafts operated by Edson rack and pinion wheel steering system with custom steering pedestal • Molded in transom steps on each stern • Composite dinghy davits


• Fractional sloop rig • Custom 42 ft. Metalmast anodized aluminum mast with single spreaders • Metalmast anodized aluminum boom with single line reefing system (2 reefs)


• Fully battened (5 battens) 366 sq. ft. radial cut mainsail with Battslide car system. Professionally maintained in good condition • Roller furling 134 sq. ft. radial cut self-tacking jib with Schaefer 2100 Series roller furling system. Professionally maintained in good condition. • Screacher package, including screacher headsail, removable aluminum bowsprit and roller furling gear. Professionally maintained in good condition • Integral “pack” mainsail cover with lazy jack system

Deck and Hull Equipment

• All control lines are led to the cockpit under the protection of the hardtop • 2 Lewmar AST 30 2-speed self tailing winches • 2 x #16 Screacher winches • 7 Lewmar rope clutches • Lewmar self tacking jib traveler system with ball bearing car and six ft. track • Lewmar 8:1 mainsheet tackle on 9 ft. track with continuous car control lines • Anchor roller on bow • Anchor tensioner • Fortress FX-16 anchor with 6 ft. of 9/16 in. chain and 150 ft. of rode • Delta 22 lb. anchor with 6 ft. of 9/16 in. chain and 200 ft. of rode • 2 x fenders • 4 x 25 Ft. dock lines • Unique mast step arrangement directs 3 halyards, 2 reefing lines to outboard turning blocks and rope clutches • Deck cleats upgraded to 10 in. • Chocks upgraded to 6 in. • Extra 8 in. cleat on foredeck for anchor rode • Custom stainless steel stern rail with inboard side rails • Windline folding stainless steel swim ladder on starboard stern ª Hot and cold shower head and hose with controls on starboard transom • Custom Starboard handles at each outboard stern • Custom instrument box under hardtop for wind and speed instruments • Four 2 in. bridgedeck cushions • Aft cockpit enclosure with three screens and five acrylic zippered panels


• Marine air conditioner with heat • Engines are installed under the aft bridgedeck seats in sound isolated and ventilated engine wells • Engines are equipped with power tilt to eliminate prop drag while sailing • 26 gal. total fuel capacity in 2 removable tanks • Morse single lever dual engine controls with (new) low friction cables • Pressure water system • 3 fiberglass fresh water tanks. • Custom baffle in starboard water tank

Electrical System

• 12 V DC and 110 V AC electrical systems • Lifeline 8D AGM battery, 255 ampere-hour capacity • Guest intelligent choice battery charger system • Bass electrical distribution panel with 14 DC circuit breakers, 3 AC circuit breakers, voltmeter and backlight • 2 x 75 W solar panels with controller mounted on hardtop • Heart Link 10 battery monitor • Shore power plug with 50 ft. 30 ampere shore power cord • 2 x 110 V GFI outlets • 12V outlet at steering pedestal • Extra 12V outlet at navigation station • 500 watt inverter at navigation station • Navigational lights including foredeck, anchor, steaming and masthead tricolor • Interior and bridgedeck lighting including six 10 W halogen reading lights, 3 fluorescent lights, to courtesy lights, and two dome lights • Light fixture with red light at navigation station


• Pedestal mounted Ritchie Navigator FN-201 compass with light • Nexus 2000 speed/log, depth and wind instruments with extra display • Icom M45 VHF radio, flush mounted, with antenna and wiring • Raytheon RL 70 RC radar with Raystar 114 DGPS • Navman GPS color plotter • Navico YP 500 autopilot with hand-held remote control and 2 outlet plugs • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input and Poly Planar speakers • Davis Windex 15 wind indicator at masthead

Safety Equipment

• U.S. Coast Guard safety package including eight type I PFDs, horn, whistle and fire extinguishers • 3 x automatic electric bilge pumps with check valves in piping • Radar reflector • Orion Deluxe flare kit • Throwing ring on stern rail • Lifesling with whit
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