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Maine Cat 41

Maine Cat
Designed by:
Maine Cat (Dick Vermeulen)
Maine Cat
Maine Cat 41

The Maine Cat 41 is the second in the series of cruising cats with a refreshingly original mix of features, designed by Dick Vermeulen.
The 41's slim hulls, daggerboards, low windage and light displacement mean it is not among the sedate classes of cruisers, rather it is a boat made for enjoying some sporty speed.

Yet, unlike open bridgdedeck pure racing cats, Maine Cats have a low-windage, permanent roof covering a combined cockpit and lounge area. The open-sided deck area allows unobscured all-round vision, and open air feeling while providing providing shelter from rain and sun. When the weather gets too uncomfortable, the entire deck area can be enclosed by attaching Spectraglass (coated vinyl) windows. While Main Cats do not have the cosy insulated saloon of most cruising cats, the configuration has several significant advantages besides the fresh air and better performance from lower windage. There is excellent visability from the central helm station; there is very easy access forward and access to the hull accommodation is particularly unobstructed; there is plenty of open area on the bridgedeck to prepare kit for fishing, diving or other activities. The flat expanse of the fixed roof provides an ideal site for a lot of solar panels - the Maine Cat 41 "Cruiser Package" has four 110 watt panels pre-installed, allowing prolonged stays in secluded anchorages.

The Maine Cat 41 is a well thought out and versatile cruiser which, because of its performance and layout may be used effectively for a range of diverse activities and holidays including fast passage making; gunk-holing; fishing; diving; long distance cruising. The Maine Cat yard is noted for its customer service and good quality of production. The standard "Cruiser" configuration of the Maine Cat 41 is very well equipped for long-term cruising.

The Maine Cat 41 won Cruising World's Boat of the Year 2005 award in the category "Cruising multihulls over 40 feet."

Performance cruiser
Multihull type:
  • GRP-sandwich with Core-Cell core used throughout
  • Vacuum bagged construction
  • 10-year osmosis warranty
Sails and rigging:
  • Fractional sloop rig
  • Anodised aluminium mast and spars
  • Single-line reefing
  • Self-tacking jib
Deck layout and gear:
  • Open sided cockpit and lounge area with fixed roof
  • Spectraglass windows and screens attached for bad weather; mosquito netting is an optional alternative
  • Excellent all-round vision from the covered central helm position; clear vision for docking
  • Four Lewmar self-tailing winches
  • Electric windlass
  • Aft deck shower
  • Unique dinghy lifting and support system
Deck layout images:
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Keels, boards and rudders:

In general: Open-sided cockpit and lounge area with fixed roof; interiors finished with gelcoat

Port hull: Galley aft; double cabin midships; head with shower forward; single berth in the forepeak
Bridgedeck: Dining table with bench seating forward on the open-sided bridgedeck; dining area converts to double berth
Starboard hull: Owner's stateroom with en-suite head and shower; single berth forward

Accommodation images:
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Systems - Power, Navigation:
  • 4 x 110 watt solar panels
  • Nexus below-deck autopilot
  • Twin 80 amp alternators
  • 12-V Isotherm freezer
  • 12-V Isotherm refrigerator
Performance and handling:
  • Easy to single-hand with all control lines leading to the cockpit
  • Tacks under mainsail alone
  • Fast cruising
  • 10:1 hull length-to-beam ratio at the waterline for low wave drag
LOA (length overall):
12.65 m (41 ft 6 in)
LWL (length at waterline):
12.19 m (40 ft)
7.01 m (23 ft)
Draft minimum:
0.76 m (2 ft 6 in)
Draft maximum (e.g. boards down):
2.13 m (7 ft)
Windward sail area:
92.53 m² (996 ft²)
Mainsail area:
66.42 m² (715 ft²)
Jib or Solent area:
26.1 m² (281 ft²)
Reacher, screacher, gennaker or code 0 area:
53.42 m² (575 ft²)
Spinnaker area:
106.84 m² (1150 ft²)
Displacement, lightship (empty):
5533 kg (5.45 tons)
Displacement at design waterline (DWL):
8707 kg (8.57 tons)
3174 kg (3.12 tons)
Bridgedeck clearance:
0.81 m (2 ft 8 in)
Number of berths:
Inboard engines:
Typical total engine HP:
Fuel type:
Fuel capacity:
92 US gallons (348 ltr)
Water capacity:
120 US gallons (454 ltr)
First introduced:
In production:
New price from:
$312000 US (approx: £157277 Sterling / 212488 / $354729 AUS)*
New price up to:
$394000 US (approx: £198612 Sterling / 268334 / $447959 AUS)*
More images:
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Degree of customisation:
Several options
Designer's/manufacturer's website:
Used boats for sale:
4 boats of this brand currently available!

* Exchange rates last updated: Sunday 27th January 2008 19:27 GMT

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