WHARRAM TANGAROA (sold) – £29,995

Year: 2004

LOA: 28′

Beam: 19′

Draft: 4′

Construction: Marine ply

Hull/Keel: Catamaran



In the mid 1950’s, based on his research into ancient Polynesian boat design, James Wharram built the first off-shore Catamaran in Britain and sailed it out into the Atlantic. While the world’s yachting community were still dismissing such a design as a worthy sea-going vessel, James was landing his 23′ 6″ double hulled canoe called ‘Tangaroa’ in the West Indies. There he built a second 40′ Polynesian style Catamaran, ‘Rongo’, and sailed it up to New York and back to the UK accompanied by two German women – being the first to sail a catamaran West-to-East across the North Atlantic. These amazing Trans-Atlantic crossings and the follow up book “Two Girls, Two Catamarans” have etched the name James Wharram into the annals of yachting history. The quality of the Wharram self-build catamarans is reflected in their popularity, excellence of craftmanship and sound sailing qualities. More than 50 years on – with over 10,000 sets of plans sold and thousands turned into proud vessels – Wharram cats can be seen in harbours across the world, maintaining the highest reputation for surviving wind and wave.


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Yamaha 9.9hp, 4-stroke. Maximum speed under power: 6kts. Twin batteries. 240v battery charger. Generator. Shore power. Solar panels.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

Head, galley & dinette in one hull, 2 double berths & lounge area in other hull, standing headroom, curtains, chart table, hanging locker, wet locker, CD stereo, shower, diesel heater, sea toilet, wash basin, galley sink, gas cooker, microwave, fridge, pressurised hot water system (gas boiler).


Deck & Canvas:

Anchor, boarding ladder, boathook, TV aerial, 4 cockpit lockers, full PVC cockpit cover.


Navigation & Safety:

Garmin GPSMap 451, chart plotter, Garmin 90 fishfinder, clock, barometer, VHF, navigation lights, danbouy, floating lights, flares, fire extinguishers, first aid kit.




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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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