Wharram Tiki 38 - USD 75,000


"These boats aren’t often seen in our yachting harbours, for a simple reason: they sail far, very far, where there are no marinas, in the land of the sun, where these strange catamarans quietly pull on their anchor chain, while their crews relax and laze about on the trampoline….

A boat designed by James Wharram is like no other boat. It is a catamaran. But James Wharram’s catamarans are like no other catamarans. Moreover, the owners of Wharram Boats are not like other people either. They seem inspired by a kind of faith, they seem to be on a quest for a certain quality of life, which finds its fulfilment in the realization of their boat. The Wharram is above all a state of mind. These boats are designed for living on the water, a minimalist version of the cruising multihull; they are created to cast off for the sunniest parts of the planet, preferably between 20o latitude North and 20o latitude South.

The only possible connection between a catamaran mass-produced in one of our French x- or other boatyards, and a boat designed by James Wharram, is the number of hulls. Beyond that, everything is different: the motors, the rigging, the liveability, the materials and the cost. The concept from the start of Wharram’s Polynesian catamarans is expressed in their simplicity. Why be complicated when you can be something simple?"


This cat was built in Phuket and launched in 2008. It has had very little use, only single handed by her owner, so the cabins have never been occupied.


Inspection by appointment with YBC.

Location: Langkawi / Phuket Year Launched: 2008
Registered: USA
Designer:James Wharram Builder: Seascape Co Ltd
Engines: SUZUKI 20 hp installed 2015
Engine hrs: 500 approx

Genset : No

Steering: Wheel, rope Autopilot: Raymarine

Hulls: Ply/ epoxy
Deck: Ply/ epoxy

Fuel: 154 litres (poly tanks)
Water: 700 litres (integral)
Length : 38' 8''
Beam:  21'
Draft:   3'
Speed u/power: 5 kts
Props: 3 blade fixed
The cat provides four cabins, two doubles and the two forward singles. The port hull has the bathroom aft and the starboard hull has the galley aft. There are large storage compartments fore and aft in each hull. Headroom is 6'3'' throughout.

The galley is generous with excellent refrigeration. The top loading fridge is ice cold 24/7 thanks to good solar charge and control.

Cooking on a two burner gas hob.

Manual JABSCO (10 litre holding tank, unused)

Batteries & Electrics:

  • Four deep cycle 6 volt batteries in series totaling 450 amps

DC charging from two x 85 watt solar panels c/w BLUE SOLAR MPPT 75/15 solar controller. Additional charging from outboard alternators, 7 amps each.

The cat is self sufficient on its 12VDC alone.

Electronics & Navigation:
  • RAYMARINE wheelpilot
  • GARMIN depth sounder
  • GARMIN 441s colour chartplotter

Sail inventory:

  • One mainsail (2008)
  • Yankee on PROFURL gear (2014)

The cat is presently sailed with the yankee and mainsail. The fore sail is no longer in service.

Masts and Rigging :
9m Gaff Schooner rig. Two wood masts and stainless standing rigging. The 7x19 standing rigging was all replaced in late 2016.

Ground Tackle:
  • MUIR electric windlass
  • 60m of 10mm chain
  • 2 x 20 kg Claw anchors
  • 20m nylon rode

Dinghy and Outboard:
Hypalon CHOLAMARK RIB (2008) 5hp YAMAHA (2010) The RIB stows on the aft ramp on steps in cut chocks.


YBC 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 being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.