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1998 Maine Cat 30 - 30'

Year 1998
Length 30ft.
Price USD $79,900
Type: Pre-owned
Location Kemah, TX, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Designer: Dick Vermeulen
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
Cabin Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Max Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 4000 lbs
Dry Weight: 4000 lbs
Engine(s): Yamaha
Engine Model: Yamaha
Year: 2014
Engine(s) HP: 19.8 HP
Fuel: (26 Gallons)
Water: (54 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Catamaran
Keel Type: Centerboard

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Star Cat
Designer: Dick Vermeulen
Keel: Centerboard
Hull Shape: Catamaran
LOA: 30 ft 0 in
Beam: 18 ft 0 in
LWL: 29 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 0 in
Displacement: 4000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Dry Weight: 4000 lbs
Total Power: 19.8 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yamaha
Year Built: 2014
Engine Model: Yamaha
Engine Type: Outboard 4S
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Power: 9 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Yamaha
Year Built: 2014
Engine Model: Yamaha
Engine Type: Outboard 4S
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Power: 9 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (54 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (26 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of heads: 1

Manufacturer Provided Description

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
  • Twin Yamaha 9.9 hp, 4-stroke, high-thrust, electric start outboard engines (New June 2014)

  • Quantam Sails cross cut dacron main and jib with battslides, roller furling and covers (New July 2012)

  • All cushions, interior and exterior are either new or newly re-coverd (May 2015)
  • Hardtop

  • Stern hot and cold recessed shower system

  • Two 55 watt solar panels mounted on hardtop with solar controller

  • Raymarine Wind and Autopilot, Horizon depth sounder.

  • Raymarine C80 Chartplotter

  • 20KG Bruce style anchor, bow roller, with chain and rode

  • Frigoboat12 volt refrigeration system

  • USCG safety package, PFDs, fenders and dock lines

  • Icom VHF radio complete with mast head antenna and wiring

  • Stainless steel stern rail with inboard side rails

  • Fusion AM - FM - CD stereo system with Poly Planer speakers

  • Cockpit Cushions

  • Danforth style stern anchor with chain and rode

  • Composite davits completely rigged



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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