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Old 07-03-2013, 20:14   #1
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Walter Greene 38ft Catamaran

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This is my first post & we have just bought a 38ft Walter Greene designed even keel catamaran. The previous owner gave us a bit of background information on her, but I'd love to hear form anyone who has information on this type of boat. Apparently only 11 'Even Keel' designs were built & anyone who either has one or who has any information on the boat would be most appreciated. Thanking you in advance
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Old 07-03-2013, 20:24   #2
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Dear Ann and Matt,

No insight on your boat to offer, just a note to welcome you aboard on CF!

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Old 08-03-2013, 05:52   #3
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Re: Walter Greene 38ft catamaran

I believe Walter Greene is still in business in Maine. He may be able to help you with information.

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Old 08-03-2013, 08:59   #4
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I seem to remember they were designed to be easier to right in case of a capsize. One hull solid glass the other cored? Walter designed them after his tri capsize in the Atlantic.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:23   #5
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Re: Walter Greene 38ft catamaran

Walter is still doing boaty stuff at his yard despite his age. I hope I'm in that good of shape when I get there. He is one of the giants of the multi pioneers and known for both tris and cats. Many of these are super fast. Can't find a website but here's his info. Do YW and you will find many of his boats. Call him.

Greene Marine
Rt. 1
Yarmouth, ME 04096
207-846-3184
Greene Marine is a fascinating yard located up the shallow Cousins River, several miles away by land from the anchorage on the Royal River. Walter Greene and his crew specialize in building and repairing world-class multihulls in composite-wood construction.
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How about some piccys of that cat.
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I drive past Walter's place every week day. Have done some CNC work for him like rudder molds, etc. Great guy, quirky crew, fantastic work.
Sand Crab beat me to the particulars.
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Re: Walter Greene 38ft catamaran

Here is a little info

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Old 08-03-2013, 15:53   #9
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Thank you for all the information, it has been very informative. We will contact Walter Greene for some more information.
Both our hulls are foam core composite, not just the one.

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some friends of mine were the US owners that sailed it to OZ. Believe it had been in Darwin. I think it's a pretty good boat and probably a cheaper Seawind essentially.

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A side note, my friends were often asked if that had built the boat. they always responded "are you trying to say my boat looks homemade?" I will try and dig up there email, have not been in touch in several years.
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Old 08-03-2013, 16:14   #12
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If you're still in contact with them, we'd love to get in touch & maybe hear of some of their adventures! The couple who bought it from them had sailed from Darwin to Cairns, & they may have gone via the Solomon Islands, going by the charts they have left on board (they are mad keen divers & the Solomons have great diving!).
We bought the boat a few weeks ago, & it's always fascinating knowing a little of your boat's history.
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will try and put them on to this. Owned a boat that had sailed the Darwin Albon and written up in Cruising Helmsman. the owner had been a close friend of Jill Knight and cruised for several years together. Was named Emerald City and also in Pardeys books. I bought in Florida and then sold in Manly, Brisbane. Was named No New at that point. guy I sold to was a bit dishonest, so kind of a bummer there.

If you ever go to Whangarei, check out the log at Riverside Marine. Ray Roberts built the last Wanderer and his log goes way back to when all the cruising boats were custom purpose built. a bit sad though as you then get into, " hey had a great party in Whangarei on my XYZ plastic fantastic, VS the older entries describing the materials used and ballast amounts, etc, etc.

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Hi! We are the previous owners of Sandpiper. We bought her from Walter in Maine, sailed her to Florida and spent 5 years across the Pacific to Oz. It's great to see her pictures. We would love to hear from you! She is a wonderful boat and superior to a Seawind!-shelly and dick
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Hi! We are the previous owners of Sandpiper. We bought her from Walter in Maine, sailed her to Florida and spent 5 years across the Pacific to Oz. It's great to see her pictures. We would love to hear from you! She is a wonderful boat and superior to a Seawind!-shelly and dick
We owned a Seawind 1000 with Walter Greene stern extensions. Were the stern extensions superior to the construction of the Seawind? Hhmmmm I don't know!
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