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Maine Cat 38 is a Fast cruising catamaran built by Maine Cat and designed by Dick Vermeulen. Her first hull was built in 2017 and a Fore beam stepped mast mast configuration.

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MAINE CAT 38 Sailboat Specifications​


Builder(s)Maine Cat
Designer(s)Dick Vermeulen
BrandMaine Cat
categoryFast cruising catamaran
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeCatamaran
First Hull Built2017
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesCenterboard twin daggerboards
HelmSingle helm wheel
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitAft cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi fractional
Mast LayoutFore beam stepped mast
Number of Cabin(s)3
Number of Berth(s)6
Number of Head(s)1
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal303 L / 80 gal


Hull Length11.58 m / 38 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)11.43 m / 37.6 ft
Beam (width)6.4 m / 21 ft
Waterline Beam Width0.96 m / 3.1 ft
Draft1.98 m / 6.6 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 3674 kg / 8100 lb
Maximum Displacement5624 kg / 12399 lb


Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)70
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement31.02 m²/T / 334 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement49.59 m²/T / 534 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutFore beam stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL17.67 m / 58 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back (diamond)
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire discontinuous
Upwind Sail Area73.87 m² / 795 ft²
Downwind Sail Area118.07 m² / 1271 ft²
Mainsail Area52.77 m² / 568 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)2 outboard engine
Engine(s) Power15 HP
Fuel typeGas
Fuel Tank Capacity151 L / 39.9 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity303 L / 80 gal
Maximum Headroom6.6 ft * 1.98 m