2016 Maine Cat 38 Key West, FL
Posted on April 20, 2018 / 682
Price : $350,000
Listing Type : CatamaranSail
Builder | Manufacturer : Maine Cat
Condition : Used
Year : 2016
Length : 38ft
Model : 38
LOA : 38'
Beam : 21
Max Draft : 6.5
Cabin Headroom : 6.58
2016 Maine Cat 38
2016 Maine Cat 38

Her high-performance capabilities and open, airy spaces have made her a favorite for private charters and liveaboards. 

Yacht is available for sale as well as the business in Key West.

Call for additional information.


General Design Theory lightweight high performance simple to sail and maintain

Open bridgedeck better visibility, better looking and great air flow

High Fineness ratio length to beam ratio close to 12:1 when kept light. 

Flared hulls with protective shoulder drier ride and huge interior volume

Retractable daggerboards and engines beachable, higher pointing angles and less drag off the wind.  Gunkholers delight 29 draft

Very simple layout lightweight interior wood furniture cabinetry, easily added and deleted components to fit requirements of our racers, day-sailors or live-aboards.

Modular build ship components inexpensively anywhere in the world and do final assembly near home waters.

High speeds Under sail or power our goal is averaging 10 knots

Auxiliary power Single Honda 50hp 4-stroke outboard extra long shaft, power trim and tilt with bow thruster.

General Design Parameters:

Design to be single-handed.  Fun to sail and out-perform all current cruising catamarans on the market.  Comfortable, safe, easy to sail and affordable.

Build the lightest structural components possible by thermo-forming Core-Cell PH core and resin infusing 100% vinyl ester resin in female molds.  Finished boat is 2 hull and deck units, capped bridgedeck platform, rig and roof and you are ready to go sailing in an ocean capable, high performance cat.  We are offering a very simply equipped package to keep the price as affordable as possible.  We offer a host of options you can add yourself in time or we can install at the shop during the initial build.  Our goal is to get you out on the water sailing as economically as possible, before you start adding stuff you might be able to live more comfortably without.  Every piece of equipment you add requires maintenance and time taken away from sailing.

Hull Shapes are designed to maximize the interior volume, minimize the waterline beam and keep spray down and off the deck and windscreen.  The nicely radiused chine and shoulders we designed provides almost 6 feet at the maximum beam of each hull, yet the waterline maximum beam is only 38 when she is fully loaded to 12,400 lbs.  Our chine is over 12 inches above the DWL and will provide very little resistance or interference for our racer owners and huge additional buoyancy for our loaded-up live aboard cruisers in large seas.

Our approach to the rig design is also going to offer our owners a number of choices to fit their skill level and cruising area.  Our standard rig will be a Selden fixed fractional rig with furling self-tacking jib and fully batten main similar to our MC 41 setup.  Options available will include pole mounted free furling screacher, flat top mainsail, jib boom, and rotating aluminum mast.

Our solution for economical, lightweight and inexpensive auxiliary power which is easy to access, eliminate drag while sailing and avoid lower leg corrosion will be an outboard engine.  The design includes a single 50 hp 4-stroke fuel efficient outboard engine housed in a nicely faired  nacelle.  The engine has power tilt and it fully retracts clear of the water

Maine Cat 30 owners have been using outboard auxiliary power since 1996 and it works.


Interior Accommodations
  • Headroom minimum 6-3 to maximum of 6-6, painted headliners
  • Berths for up to five, two queen berths aft in each hull, 60 by 6-8
  • Large single in port hull forward is 50 wide at the head by 6-8 long 
  • All cushions below decks (total 3 pieces) are 5 thick medium-density foam
  • Port aft queen easily converts into a cozy dinette that seats 4 very comfortably.
  • All interior bulkheads are resin infused Core-Cell foam cored painted finish.
  • Lower cabinets and lockers all resin infused Core-Cell cored composites
  • Solid surface Corian counter tops on all horizontal surfaces 1 thick at edge
  • Upper cabinets cherry face frames & canned cherry framed cabinet doors per plan
  • Large (16 long) tinted acrylic fixed portlights outboard each hull in cabin topsides
  • Two (2) large sealed air chambers forward each hull accessible from interior cabins
  • Fiberglass head starboard forward with sink, shower sump pump, marine head, storage cabinet and separate shower area with curtain 
Galley Equipment
  • 10 lb. Aluminum propane tank with leak test gauge, regulator and electric solenoid
  • Seaward two burner propane stove top
  • Citrofrigo 12-volt remote compressor upright refrigerator & freezer, 2.7 cu. ft.
  • Additional one duplex 120 volt outlet and quad box in galley garage
  • Cherry cabinet and spice rack above spice top
  • Tambor garage storage area in galley
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7612 chartplotter preloaded with BlueChart g2 coastal maps
  • Garmin GMI 20 display with gWind and depth transducers, weather and fluxgate compassall NEMA 2000 network
  • Garmin VHF 200 radio with Metz masthead antenna
  • Garmin GHP  10 Reactor Smart Pump autopilot with display head at helm
  • Garmin radar
  • 12 V/120 V electrical distribution panels, 20 DC circuit breakers & four AC breakers.
  • Two (2) 8D Lifeline AGM maintenance-free marine batteries, 255 amp/hr ea. 
  • Navigational lights including foredeck, anchor, steaming and mast top tricolor
  • All interior and bridgedeck 12 volt lighting is LED, total ten (10) fixtures
  • Protected 120-volt inlet shore power plug and three (3) 120-volt outlets
  • Victron 2000 WATT inverter with 50 amp battery charger, 50 30 Amp shore cord
  • Three (3) 12-volt receptacles and total three (3) ventilation fans, one each berth
  • Solar four (4) Solara Power-M 140-W panels w/ 2 MPPT charge controllers, walk-on
  • Torqeedo electric outboards will hydro-generate electrical power at 1 kW per hour assuming the MC 38 is on a sailing speed of 9 knots.  Top speed 16.8 knots to date.
  • All interior, bridgedeck and navigation lighting to be LED fixtures.


Sails and Rigging
  • 48 Selden Custom mast, single line reefing, gull striker and screacher pool 
  • Gull Striker A-frame with compression beam and screacher pole
  • Dacron mainsail with stack pack and jib with sun cover
  • Self-tacking headsail furling system, curved track and car with controls
  • Block and tackle 4:1 cap shroud tensioners included port and starboard
  • Three (3) Harken Radial 46.2 STA two speed self-tailing winches, Lewmar clutches
  • One (1) Harken Radial 46.2 STEA electric self-tailing winch at winch pod halyards
  • Nine (9) foot mainsail traveler track, car and controls mounted on the aft beam
  • Outboard hull mounted chain plates, 316L standing rigging, all running rigging std
  • Screacher with Selden CX furler, miter cut Dacron sail with bow strit
  • Self-tacking jib with furler, curved track, Spinlock clutches and Harken hardware
  • Cross-cut Dacron main and jib with UV sun cover
  • Sail cradle mainsail cover Sunbrealla color Taupe 
  • Lettering added on mainsail cover
Deck and Hull


  • Awlgrip painted finish
  • Composite thermoformed VIC Core Cell SAN closed cell coring
  • Resin infused vinyl ester resin with quadraxial E-glass knit fabrics
  • Built to ABS and IOS scantlings
  • Hull to deck joint bonded with Plexus structural adhesive and thru-bolted
  • Hull to deck joint glassed on interior with 1708 biaxial tapes multiple layers
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel insert cap exterior
  • Three (3) coats of SeaHawk bottom epoxy barrier system, two (2) coats BioCopTF
  • Thermoformed VIC Core-Cell vinyl  ester resin infused composite hulls/deck



  • Exterior premium ISO-NPG gelcoat with light gray non-skid two tone
  • Composite thermoformed VIC Core Cell SAN closed cell coring
  • Resin infused vinyl ester resin with quadraxial E-glass knit fabrics
  • Composite hardtop roof with two horizontal sliding windows forward sections
  • 316L 1 diameter grab rails on hardtop sides and aft quarters 4 pcs.
  • 316 L stainless horses fore and aft linked to 26 double wire lifeline system
  • Large flush scuppers aft cockpit for self-bailing bridgedeck drainage
  • Bridgedeck flooring to be non-skid white gelcoat
  • Two (2) large self-draining storage lockers in forward beam
  • Four (4) 12 and two (2) 10 SST 316 mooring cleats and four (4) chocks at bows
  • Total two (2) flush hatches and four (4) portlights, all opening and with screens
  • Two (2) large inboard facing companionway hatches with lockable drop boards
  • Custom stainless steel stern rail with inboard side rails and composite davits
  • Two (2) vinyl coated polyester 3/8 open trampolines forward with centerline plank
  • Stainless steel anchor roller, chain gate, Rocna 20 kg, 80 chain and 120 8-plait rode
  • Lofrans Project 1000 electric windlass, deck mount, foot switches and helm switch
  • Composite hardtop with fixed side and wing windodws and horizontal sliders forward


  • Two (2) high aspect ratio 12 % NACA composite foils, daggerboards fully retract
  • Balanced high aspect ratio fixed under-body rudders in Tides Marine bearing tubes
  • Center Console mounted wheel steering with 360 degree visibility Edson cable and chain custom designed system with separate autopilot tiller arm at starboard rudder
  • Spectra Ventura 200 T watermaker system
  • 50 hp four stroke outboard mounted in centerline nacelle
  • SIde power 2.2 kW electric bow thruster mounted in starboard hull
Additional Equipment
  • AB 10 VL RIB dinghy with Yamaha 9.9 hp 4-stroke outboard
  • Full aft enclosure flexible window panels with Sunbrella taupe color
  • USCG documentation application and interior board with lettering
  • Safety, maintenance and charter items and equipment list
  • Electric Raritan fresh water electric flush with addition fresh water tank, wire, plumbed
  • Cherry valances and LED dimmable rope lighting 2 sides aft berths, P&S
  • Upgrade reading lights to dimmable LED gooseneck Rugen fixtures
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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