Maine Cat 30


The Concept

The Maine Cat 30 is a simple live aboard cruiser for a short weekend getaway or the cruise of a lifetime. The combination of the highest quality marine materials and hardware, together with advanced building techniques, produce a lightweight composite assembly that is capable of handling offshore conditions and will remain trouble free for years with a minimum of effort.

The Maine Cat 30 is in a class by itself, delivering the promise of real high performance multihull sailing.


The master stateroom berth located on the starboard side is 56" wide and 6'–8" long with a 4' overhead above the mattress. Amidships is a counter and dresser with a solid cherry hanging storage cabinet above. Outboard of the daggerboard trunk is the hanging locker. The head is huge with a Lavac toilet, 20 gallon holding tank, vanity, sink and shower with pressurized water.

The port hull has a very generous single berth forward that is 44" wide and 6'–8" long. Amidships is the galley with a double stainless steel sink, Isotherm 12-volt refrigerator, 12' of counter space, and a Seaward two-burner stove (propane tank located in vented leak-proof locker under bridgedeck port seat). Aft is a table that may be used for dining or as a navigation table with an overhead cherry cabinet. This table also converts to a second double berth the same size as the master berth.

Cabin ventilation is provided by two Lewmar size 40 opening hatches with screens, four Lewmar opening ports with screens and large inboard facing companionway hatches with lockable hatch covers and smoked acrylic drop boards.


The open bridgedeck is covered by a permanent hardtop with 6'–4" of headroom and is a spacious 8'x11', which can handle a crowd easily. There is a convertible dinette on the bridgedeck that converts to an extra berth increasing the sleeping capacity to seven. The entire area may be enclosed with acrylic windows or screens when needed. Even in cold weather the windows admit lots of sun turning the bridgedeck into a solarium. There is a custom molded steering pedestal located in the center, two settee seats aft port and starboard (housing the two outboard engines), and the convertible dinette forward with molded-in steps to access the forward deck. With 360 degree visibility from anywhere in the cockpit, both the captain and the entire crew can enjoy the view. All sail controls are brought into the cockpit so the boat is easy to singlehand.

Extra storage space is provided in the crossbeam between the two amas up forward accessible behind the medicine cabinet in the head or under the table in the cockpit. This "garage" area also provides easy access to a number of mechanical systems including the autopilot fluxgate compass and Danfoss compressor for the Isotherm refrigerator. A long narrow stowage area aft of the bridgedeck is accessed through the lazarette behind the helm or behind the aft curtains in either hull. The steering occupies part of this area and may be accessed easily. On deck there are two forward lockers for anchor rode, fenders, cleaning supplies and the like. Between the two amas forward are two tramps separated by a rigid plank.

The interior has been designed for easy cleaning with smooth gel coat surfaces and satin finished cherry trim. Interior furniture is constructed of the Core-Cell foam core used for the hull, deck and hardtop for its strength and light weight.



The Maine Cat 30 is a yacht which very simply has less drag built with 100% Core-Cell composite construction and these features:

  • Low profile styling and aerodynamic rounding of all topside surfaces present a "slippery" shape to the apparent wind. Looks sexy too!
  • 10:1 length to beam ratio on the hulls coupled with a minimum of wetted surface area developed through months of computer "tweaking."
  • High aspect ratio foils including a single daggerboard in the starboard hull and balanced underbody spade rudders.

The total sail area is 500 square feet and designed to be very easy for one person to handle. Our jib has a roller furling/reefing system standard and is also self-tacking. The fully battened main has single line reefing a couple of steps from the helm and within the protected bridgedeck area.

Our Bruce Number is 1.31 when the "30" is kept light and delivers some sparkling performance sure to get the adrenaline flowing.

We install twin Yamaha 9.9 horsepower long-shaft engines with hydraulic power trim and lift—quiet power with superb maneuverability.

Stability and Absence of Heeling

The Maine Cat's stability and absence of heeling provide unparalleled comfort and safety. The wide beam develops a powerful righting force which keeps Maine Cats sailing level and dampens any tendency to roll or yaw in cross or quartering seas. The bridgedeck clearance is generous when fully loaded and slamming in short seas has been virtually eliminated.


A Maine Cat is unsinkable. Three large watertight compartments coupled with the foam core construction provide over 11,000 pounds of reserve buoyancy. Our hull shape has excellent seakeeping qualities.


LOA 30'0"
LWL 29'3"
Beam 18'
Draft min. 2'0"
Draft max. 5'0"
Underwing Clearance 2'2"
Hull Headroom 6'3"
Displacement 6000 lbs
Weight (full up) 4500 lbs
Mast Height Off Deck 42'0"
Mast Height Off WL 48'
Mainsail 366 ft2
Furling Jib 134 ft2
Total Area 500 ft2
Screacher 360 ft2
Payload Capacity 2250 lbs
Fuel 26 gal
Fresh Water 63 gal
Heads 1
Berths 2 Doubles, 1 Single, 
Plus 1 Double on Bridge


Why be bashful about cost? We believe that the originality of our design and the quality of our workmanship are an investment in sailing pleasure. Check and compare, then contact us.

Special Discounted Package Price: $229,000
Additional options may be added per the MC 30 Options below.

Package features:

  • Twin Yamaha 8 hp, 4 stroke, high thrust, electric start, hydraulic trim and lift
  • Kobelt dual single level engine controls and Felsted 33 premium cables
  • Radial-cut Pentex main, sail cover, and Selden MDS low friction cars
  • Radial-cut jib on Schaefer 2100 series roller furler with cover
  • Sport hardtop with full acrylic enclosure and three screens
  • Two 110 watt solar panels mounted on hardtop with solar controller
  • Garmin NX2 instruments (server, depth, wind & weather) with 2 GMI 10 heads
  • Simrad AP 24 autopilot with HLD350 hydraulic cylinder, below decks
  • Epoxy barrier coating and two coats ablative bottom paint
  • 22# Delta anchor, bow roller, tensioner, 200' x 9/16" rode and 6' chain
  • Frigoboat 12 volt holding plate refrigerator system, keel-cooled
  • Icom M502 VHF radio complete with Metz mast head antenna/wiring
  • Sony AM/FM/CD stereo system with 2 Sony waterproof speakers
  • Composite davits, completely rigged (priced per pair)


MC 30 Options

Asymmetrical spinnaker with ATN dousing sleeve $2,780
Furling screacher w/retractable pole, rigging and hardware pkg. $4,975
Upgrade main halyard winch from sz 40 to sz 44 $368
Fortress FX-16 anchor, 150' with 6' chain rode $410
Salt water wash down pump, 25' hose and nozzle $425
Xantrex inverter 400 watts in back beam with outlets $610
Extra 12 volt outlets (priced each) two standard $120
110 volt GFI outlets (priced each) two standard $130
Cabin fans hard wired (priced each) $145
Salt water galley hand pump, thru-hull, piping $425
Nexus autopilot remote control $572
Garmin 4208 Color Map GPS and chartplotter $2890
Windline folding stern swim ladder $375
Director chair for helm w/padded seat & backrest (removable) $248
Xantrex Statpower 20 amp plus battery charger $560
Stikeshield lightning protection system $735
Tricolor/Anchor light upgrade to OGM LED w/photodiode $408
Upgrade to mainsail "stack-pack" cover $1,295