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Early one morning in Port Townsend, a flatbed truck crept slowly down the hill and deposited the catamaran of my dreams in front of me.  She wasn't mine, but she was beautiful to behold.  The story behind her build is compelling.  She is a fantastic cruising design.  And she is beautifully executed.  Taj is drawn from the pen of renown multihull designer Tony Grainger and was constructed by some of the most tenacious and talented builders on this coast.  They wrought cedar strip, West System epoxy, bi & triaxial glass, Corecell foam, end-grain balsa, honeycomb panels, figured maple, teak, and Sterling linear polyurethane into 22,000 lbs of truly jaw-dropping catamaran.  Taj has super fair 12:1 aspect ratio hulls and 3 feet of bridgedeck clearance.  She is sleek, strong, practical, convivial, and incredibly ergonomic  - benefiting from a full cardboard interior mock-up just like production cats.  Her salon is a cathedral of light and a tremendous vantage on the sea.  She is very intelligently fitted out and considerable effort went into assuring she is as effortless to sail as possible.  Taj is a crown jewel of Northwest catamarans.  Needless to say, I've kept my eye on her as she has moved through the Northwest, down the Coast and into the Sea of Cortez.  She is proven but still near pristine.  Her original owner is now offering her for sale and I am pleased to be able to set her on her next adventure.  Please review the specifications and equipment list below and contact Matthew Dunning for her complete dossier.


Additional Details

About Taj

 

General Specifications

 

Taj was built to the CAD generated plans of Australian designer Tony Grainger – Design 98, and launched in Port Townsend in 2006. Construction was based throughout on the use of West System epoxy, and the avoidance of anything which would cause unnecessary weight. The build teams were professionals selected from the best craftsmen in their trades from the Port Townsend, Washington boat building community.

 

Construction

-Strip planked vertical grain cedar hull core

-Biaxial fiberglass sheathing

-West System Epoxy

-End-grain balsa cored bridgedeck with fore & aft structural stringers

-Corecell foam core and triaxial glassed upper decks, coachroof and cockpit.

-Fiberglass and carbon fiber skinned Nomex cabinetry

-Maple & Kirilian birch venners and figured maple trim

-Sterling linear polyurethane exterior finish

 

Spars

-Mast, boom with dinghy launch gantry system, forward crossbeam, catwalk, and Dyform rigging by Sparcraft South Africa.

 

Sprit

-Helically wound engineered whisker stay free carbon fiber sprit by Forte

-Aasymmetrical spinnaker and screecher hardware.

 

Sails

-Quantum mainsail: Full batten flat top. 790 sq. ft

-Ronstan Batten Track Car System

-Halyard and reefing lines are lead to powered winches in the cockpit

-UK Mainsail cover with lazy jacks

-Roller Furling Genoa: 540 sq. ft. on Profurl furling system

-Screecher: Light air reaching sail on Profurl furling system

-Asymetrical Spinnaker: 1770 sq. ft. in dousing sock. Blue with teal star

-Quantum trampoline withlashings recently renewed

 

Engines and Engine Rooms

-Yanmar Three cylinder Turbo Charged Engine: 3JH2 – TCE 47 hp engines (approx. 900 hours)

-Yanmar SD30 sail drives

-Wallas D40 diesel heaters are ducted throughout the hulls

-170 amp high output Leece Neville auxiliary alternator-

-Kubota 12 volt generator in a sound enclosure (port engine room)

 

Fuel Tanks and Fuel Systems

-Three 60 gallon diesel tanks

-Raycor 500FG Series Turbine diesel fuel filter/water separators

-Solid state fuel pump circuit for bleeding

-Purpose built vented gasoline and propane storage locker

 

Water Tanks and Systems

-Three 70 gallon water tanks

-Wema gauges

-Spectra Catalina MK II water maker

-Rainwater catchment system

-3 ABYC compliant Bosch self venting propane flash demand hot water heaters

 

Deck Gear

-All hatches are Goiot

-Oceanair screen surrounds

-Winches and blocks are all Lewmar

-Custom locking cockpit lockers

 

Foredeck

-2 large self draining foredeck lockers

-Maxwell 3500 horizontally mounted anchor windlass gypsy

-Chain, fresh and salt water wash down hose bibs

-Storage for fenders and mooring line.

-Spare anchor

-Parachute sea anchor

-Forward grated catwalk

-Multiple forward beam attachment points for the anchor bridle and sea anchor

 

Cockpit

-Large cockpit with locker storage on three sides.

-Secure custom locker latching system

-Scandvik hot and cold fresh water shower station

-Kobelt and Yanmar engine controls

-Full Raymarine instrumentation-

-Warning alarms for engine and generator functions

-Maxwell 3500 windlass controls with chain counter

-6-person folding cockpit table

-Barbeque with fitting to mount on aft winches

-Custom Diamond Seaglaze double doors with locking dogs

-Custom Diamond Sea Glaze opening windows with screens

-Lewmar 54 and 58 power winches control all sheets, mainsail halyard, reefing lines, and dinghy gantry

 

Aft swim platform
-Fiberglass grating supports a cradle for the dinghy

-Dinghy gantry

 

Transoms

-Vented, draining, and lockable lockers

-Dual receptacles for a shore power

-2 50’ shore power cables

-2 Inflatable Advanced Elements kayaks in a storage bags

-2 Dahon Tern folding bicycles in carry storage bags

-Storage for fenders, mooring lines etc.

-Folding swim ladder mounted to the starboard bottom level.

 

 

Interior Layout

 

Main Salon

-Custom 6-8 persons settee with custom tan leather cushions

-Sight lines are through mid level windows and to the galley

-Raised forward navigation station

-Entertainment console (AM FM CD and Bose stereo speakers)

-Storage under the seats under the seats accommodates a vast collection of spare parts, rebuild kits, and tools

-Custom illuminated art alcove

 

Galley Open Design to Port

-The galley was designed to preserve sight lines between a standing person preparing meals and a sitting person on the salon settee

-Four burner stainless Broadmoor cook top

-Custom Broadmoor stainless oven

-Chest high microwave oven with built in toaster

-Scandvik stainless double sink with both foot pump and pressure faucet

-Dometic AC or propane fridge freezer ABYC compliant.

-Full height pantry locker

-Full height wet locker

 

Forward Cabins

-Two identical forward cabins with queen size berths, hanging locker, and multiple lower lockers, including a laundry hamper

-Forward cabins have mirror image ensuite direct-discharge heads, showers & sumps, and vanities

 

Aft Cabin Port Side

-Bonus cabin with built-in top loading freezer. Twin bed or pantry storage possible

 

Amidships Starboard Owner’s Hull

-Owners dressing and storage area

-Full height hanging lockers

-Numerous cabinets

 

Port Side Day Head

-Day head with holding tank

-Gravity drain at sea

 

Starboard Aft Cabin

-Twin size mattress

-Extensive cabinets and lockers

 

Plumbing Systems

-3 Lavac vacuum system toilets w holding tanks

-3 Whale Gulper sump pumps for showers (and emergency bilge)

-Rule bilge pumps in mid and aft hull sections

-Rain catchment system

-Jabsco VFlo 5 water pumps

-Fresh water foot pump

-Parmax plus saltwater washdown pump for the anchor.

-Fresh water foredeck washdown

-All through hull fittings are Forespar nylon.

 

Heating

-Wallas D40 diesel heaters in each engine room are ducted throughout each hull with separate controls.

 

Electrical Systems

-Custom Electrical Panel at helm station

-Remote distribution panel in each of the aft cabins

 

Battery Banks

-Main bank - New 2012: Four telecom style deep cycle AGM 200 AH batteries

-Starting Batteries: New 2017 both AGM Group 31.

 

Charging Systems

-170 AMP Leece-Neville auxiallary alternators

-Balmar MC 612 regulators

-Kubota 12 v. 100 amp generator

-Solar Panels: Three regulated 120 watt solar panels

-Outback FX Sine Wave 125 amp Inverter charger

-Two 50 foot shore power cables, and input terminals in each transom

-Trickle chargers serve engine batteries

-Isolation transformer

 

Lighting

-All lighting is either florescent or LED

-Most overhead lighting is from Alpenglow mounted in custom housings

-Red night vision lighting

 

Electronics

-Raymarine autopilot control head

-Lewmar Mamba rotary drive autopilot

-E 120 chartplotter

-24 mile radar

-LED mast light

-RayMarine Class B AIS transceiver

 

Communications

-Standard Horizon commercial grade keypad VHF at the nav. station

-Uniden VHF at the helm

-Icom M802 SSB/Ham transceiver and control head at the nav. Station

-Icom AT 140 tuner feeding an insulated side stay, with grounding system

-Integrated Dragon DR 7400 pactor modem

-Rogue Wave wifi extender mounted up the mast feeding a 12v router on board

 

Mechanical Systems

-Two electric Lewmar 58s

-Two Lewmar electric 54 winches

-Two manual Lewmar winches at the mast

-Dinghy Launch is via a square tube boom gantry system

-Whitlock Mamba steering system

-Large Whitlock steering wheel drives

-Direct mechanical steering and rudder tie-bars

 

Ground Tackle

-60 lb Stainless Steel Ultra Anchor with 320 feet of high test 3/8 chain

-Maxwell 3500 windlass w// foredeck hand control and helm control

-CQR 60 lb anchor in foredeck locker

-Anchor bridle and fixed chain hook permanently mounted on the forward cross beam

-Fortress FX stern anchor with chain

 

Safety Items

-Mooring lines

-Chain extensions for hurricane mooring w/ chafe guards

-Approximately 10 Polyform F5 fenders

-Fiorentino 18’ diameter Parachute Sea Anchor in launch bag with 400 feet of warp

-Ultra Quickline stainless steel stern anchoring reel w400 feet of high test webbing

-Life Sling

-Four fire extinguishers – serviced 2017

-Rule Automatic bilge pumps in each hull

-2 Goiot purpose built escape hatches w/ security lock out bars and fairings

-Carbon monoxide monitors through out the boat

-Xintex solenoids control the galley appliances and fridge

-Bilge water alarms

 

Dinghy and Outboard

-2015 Highfield RIB Classic 290 (9’ 6”)

-Bruce style dinghy anchor and rode

-2015 Mercury 9.9 hp outboard

-Dinghy wheels

 

Spares and Tools

-Thousands and thousands of dollars worth of spare parts, rebuild kits, and tools to enable repair of virtually any system on board

-spare autopilot motor and brain, there are replacement pumps for every pump on board, spare exhaust elbows and risers, filters, impellers, solenoids, wiring and connectors, extensive hand tools, a Fein Multimaster tool, and Dremel tools, as well as wrench and socket sets.

-Brian Toss boson’s chair and a multipart gantline system

 

Disclaimer
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.

Managing Broker

Contact - Matthew Dunning
The Multihull Company

Located in Seattle/Tacoma, WA

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 206-297-1151
FAX: 206-347-4091
Email: Matthew@multihullcompany.com
View Matthew Dunning's Profile

Boat Specifications

Year

2006

Length

48 ft

Location

Mexico

Price

475,000

Status

Active

Make

Grainger

Model

48

Name

Taj

Additional Specs

Keel

Engines

About This Boat

Early one morning in Port Townsend, a flatbed truck crept slowly down the hill and deposited the catamaran of my dreams in front of me.  She wasn't mine, but she was beautiful to behold.  The story behind her build is compelling.  She is a fantastic cruising design.  And she is beautifully executed.  Taj is drawn from the pen of renown multihull designer Tony Grainger and was constructed by some of the most tenacious and talented builders on this coast.  They wrought cedar strip, West System epoxy, bi & triaxial glass, Corecell foam, end-grain balsa, honeycomb panels, figured maple, teak, and Sterling linear polyurethane into 22,000 lbs of truly jaw-dropping catamaran.  Taj has super fair 12:1 aspect ratio hulls and 3 feet of bridgedeck clearance.  She is sleek, strong, practical, convivial, and incredibly ergonomic  - benefiting from a full cardboard interior mock-up just like production cats.  Her salon is a cathedral of light and a tremendous vantage on the sea.  She is very intelligently fitted out and considerable effort went into assuring she is as effortless to sail as possible.  Taj is a crown jewel of Northwest catamarans.  Needless to say, I've kept my eye on her as she has moved through the Northwest, down the Coast and into the Sea of Cortez.  She is proven but still near pristine.  Her original owner is now offering her for sale and I am pleased to be able to set her on her next adventure.  Please review the specifications and equipment list below and contact Matthew Dunning for her complete dossier.


Additional Details

About Taj

 

General Specifications

 

Taj was built to the CAD generated plans of Australian designer Tony Grainger – Design 98, and launched in Port Townsend in 2006. Construction was based throughout on the use of West System epoxy, and the avoidance of anything which would cause unnecessary weight. The build teams were professionals selected from the best craftsmen in their trades from the Port Townsend, Washington boat building community.

 

Construction

-Strip planked vertical grain cedar hull core

-Biaxial fiberglass sheathing

-West System Epoxy

-End-grain balsa cored bridgedeck with fore & aft structural stringers

-Corecell foam core and triaxial glassed upper decks, coachroof and cockpit.

-Fiberglass and carbon fiber skinned Nomex cabinetry

-Maple & Kirilian birch venners and figured maple trim

-Sterling linear polyurethane exterior finish

 

Spars

-Mast, boom with dinghy launch gantry system, forward crossbeam, catwalk, and Dyform rigging by Sparcraft South Africa.

 

Sprit

-Helically wound engineered whisker stay free carbon fiber sprit by Forte

-Aasymmetrical spinnaker and screecher hardware.

 

Sails

-Quantum mainsail: Full batten flat top. 790 sq. ft

-Ronstan Batten Track Car System

-Halyard and reefing lines are lead to powered winches in the cockpit

-UK Mainsail cover with lazy jacks

-Roller Furling Genoa: 540 sq. ft. on Profurl furling system

-Screecher: Light air reaching sail on Profurl furling system

-Asymetrical Spinnaker: 1770 sq. ft. in dousing sock. Blue with teal star

-Quantum trampoline withlashings recently renewed

 

Engines and Engine Rooms

-Yanmar Three cylinder Turbo Charged Engine: 3JH2 – TCE 47 hp engines (approx. 900 hours)

-Yanmar SD30 sail drives

-Wallas D40 diesel heaters are ducted throughout the hulls

-170 amp high output Leece Neville auxiliary alternator-

-Kubota 12 volt generator in a sound enclosure (port engine room)

 

Fuel Tanks and Fuel Systems

-Three 60 gallon diesel tanks

-Raycor 500FG Series Turbine diesel fuel filter/water separators

-Solid state fuel pump circuit for bleeding

-Purpose built vented gasoline and propane storage locker

 

Water Tanks and Systems

-Three 70 gallon water tanks

-Wema gauges

-Spectra Catalina MK II water maker

-Rainwater catchment system

-3 ABYC compliant Bosch self venting propane flash demand hot water heaters

 

Deck Gear

-All hatches are Goiot

-Oceanair screen surrounds

-Winches and blocks are all Lewmar

-Custom locking cockpit lockers

 

Foredeck

-2 large self draining foredeck lockers

-Maxwell 3500 horizontally mounted anchor windlass gypsy

-Chain, fresh and salt water wash down hose bibs

-Storage for fenders and mooring line.

-Spare anchor

-Parachute sea anchor

-Forward grated catwalk

-Multiple forward beam attachment points for the anchor bridle and sea anchor

 

Cockpit

-Large cockpit with locker storage on three sides.

-Secure custom locker latching system

-Scandvik hot and cold fresh water shower station

-Kobelt and Yanmar engine controls

-Full Raymarine instrumentation-

-Warning alarms for engine and generator functions

-Maxwell 3500 windlass controls with chain counter

-6-person folding cockpit table

-Barbeque with fitting to mount on aft winches

-Custom Diamond Seaglaze double doors with locking dogs

-Custom Diamond Sea Glaze opening windows with screens

-Lewmar 54 and 58 power winches control all sheets, mainsail halyard, reefing lines, and dinghy gantry

 

Aft swim platform
-Fiberglass grating supports a cradle for the dinghy

-Dinghy gantry

 

Transoms

-Vented, draining, and lockable lockers

-Dual receptacles for a shore power

-2 50’ shore power cables

-2 Inflatable Advanced Elements kayaks in a storage bags

-2 Dahon Tern folding bicycles in carry storage bags

-Storage for fenders, mooring lines etc.

-Folding swim ladder mounted to the starboard bottom level.

 

 

Interior Layout

 

Main Salon

-Custom 6-8 persons settee with custom tan leather cushions

-Sight lines are through mid level windows and to the galley

-Raised forward navigation station

-Entertainment console (AM FM CD and Bose stereo speakers)

-Storage under the seats under the seats accommodates a vast collection of spare parts, rebuild kits, and tools

-Custom illuminated art alcove

 

Galley Open Design to Port

-The galley was designed to preserve sight lines between a standing person preparing meals and a sitting person on the salon settee

-Four burner stainless Broadmoor cook top

-Custom Broadmoor stainless oven

-Chest high microwave oven with built in toaster

-Scandvik stainless double sink with both foot pump and pressure faucet

-Dometic AC or propane fridge freezer ABYC compliant.

-Full height pantry locker

-Full height wet locker

 

Forward Cabins

-Two identical forward cabins with queen size berths, hanging locker, and multiple lower lockers, including a laundry hamper

-Forward cabins have mirror image ensuite direct-discharge heads, showers & sumps, and vanities

 

Aft Cabin Port Side

-Bonus cabin with built-in top loading freezer. Twin bed or pantry storage possible

 

Amidships Starboard Owner’s Hull

-Owners dressing and storage area

-Full height hanging lockers

-Numerous cabinets

 

Port Side Day Head

-Day head with holding tank

-Gravity drain at sea

 

Starboard Aft Cabin

-Twin size mattress

-Extensive cabinets and lockers

 

Plumbing Systems

-3 Lavac vacuum system toilets w holding tanks

-3 Whale Gulper sump pumps for showers (and emergency bilge)

-Rule bilge pumps in mid and aft hull sections

-Rain catchment system

-Jabsco VFlo 5 water pumps

-Fresh water foot pump

-Parmax plus saltwater washdown pump for the anchor.

-Fresh water foredeck washdown

-All through hull fittings are Forespar nylon.

 

Heating

-Wallas D40 diesel heaters in each engine room are ducted throughout each hull with separate controls.

 

Electrical Systems

-Custom Electrical Panel at helm station

-Remote distribution panel in each of the aft cabins

 

Battery Banks

-Main bank - New 2012: Four telecom style deep cycle AGM 200 AH batteries

-Starting Batteries: New 2017 both AGM Group 31.

 

Charging Systems

-170 AMP Leece-Neville auxiallary alternators

-Balmar MC 612 regulators

-Kubota 12 v. 100 amp generator

-Solar Panels: Three regulated 120 watt solar panels

-Outback FX Sine Wave 125 amp Inverter charger

-Two 50 foot shore power cables, and input terminals in each transom

-Trickle chargers serve engine batteries

-Isolation transformer

 

Lighting

-All lighting is either florescent or LED

-Most overhead lighting is from Alpenglow mounted in custom housings

-Red night vision lighting

 

Electronics

-Raymarine autopilot control head

-Lewmar Mamba rotary drive autopilot

-E 120 chartplotter

-24 mile radar

-LED mast light

-RayMarine Class B AIS transceiver

 

Communications

-Standard Horizon commercial grade keypad VHF at the nav. station

-Uniden VHF at the helm

-Icom M802 SSB/Ham transceiver and control head at the nav. Station

-Icom AT 140 tuner feeding an insulated side stay, with grounding system

-Integrated Dragon DR 7400 pactor modem

-Rogue Wave wifi extender mounted up the mast feeding a 12v router on board

 

Mechanical Systems

-Two electric Lewmar 58s

-Two Lewmar electric 54 winches

-Two manual Lewmar winches at the mast

-Dinghy Launch is via a square tube boom gantry system

-Whitlock Mamba steering system

-Large Whitlock steering wheel drives

-Direct mechanical steering and rudder tie-bars

 

Ground Tackle

-60 lb Stainless Steel Ultra Anchor with 320 feet of high test 3/8 chain

-Maxwell 3500 windlass w// foredeck hand control and helm control

-CQR 60 lb anchor in foredeck locker

-Anchor bridle and fixed chain hook permanently mounted on the forward cross beam

-Fortress FX stern anchor with chain

 

Safety Items

-Mooring lines

-Chain extensions for hurricane mooring w/ chafe guards

-Approximately 10 Polyform F5 fenders

-Fiorentino 18’ diameter Parachute Sea Anchor in launch bag with 400 feet of warp

-Ultra Quickline stainless steel stern anchoring reel w400 feet of high test webbing

-Life Sling

-Four fire extinguishers – serviced 2017

-Rule Automatic bilge pumps in each hull

-2 Goiot purpose built escape hatches w/ security lock out bars and fairings

-Carbon monoxide monitors through out the boat

-Xintex solenoids control the galley appliances and fridge

-Bilge water alarms

 

Dinghy and Outboard

-2015 Highfield RIB Classic 290 (9’ 6”)

-Bruce style dinghy anchor and rode

-2015 Mercury 9.9 hp outboard

-Dinghy wheels

 

Spares and Tools

-Thousands and thousands of dollars worth of spare parts, rebuild kits, and tools to enable repair of virtually any system on board

-spare autopilot motor and brain, there are replacement pumps for every pump on board, spare exhaust elbows and risers, filters, impellers, solenoids, wiring and connectors, extensive hand tools, a Fein Multimaster tool, and Dremel tools, as well as wrench and socket sets.

-Brian Toss boson’s chair and a multipart gantline system

 

Disclaimer
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.

Inquire About This Boat

Managing Broker

Contact - Matthew Dunning
The Multihull Company

Located in Seattle/Tacoma, WA

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 206-297-1151
FAX: 206-347-4091
Email: Matthew@multihullcompany.com
View Matthew Dunning's Profile
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