1997 Wyliecat 30
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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Marina Del Rey, CA
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 98,900
Tom Wylie's sleek cat-rigged boat was designed emphasizing simplicity and ease of handling. Obviously, this will appeal to a broader range of sailors than just beginners. With everything led to the cockpit, this is an ideal singlehander able to get underway in less than three minutes.
The hull form features good form stability and a high ballast to displacement ratio for stiffness. The D/L ratio is 137, giving enough power to avoid relying on crew weight to get to weather. Throwing three 200-pounders on the rail would make a big difference in speed to weather. The ends are short and beam moderate.
The rig is unstayed with a wishbone boom. No vang or traveller is needed with this rig. The only lines you will have will be a 2:1 mainsheet, halyard, reef line, topping lift and choker. The SA/D ratio is 21.64.
The accommodations are complete enough for weekend cruising. There is a double berth aft and a large double forward. The head is enclosed.
Construction is unidirectional roving with PVC and balsa coring. The keel is external lead. All effort is made to keep weight reduced to a minimum.
LOA 30'4" LWL 25' Beam 9'5" Draft 5'3" Displacement 4,800 lbs. Ballast 2,800 lbs. Sail Area 385 sq. ft. SA/D ratio 21.64 D/L ratio 137.5 Water 20 gals.
ADDITIONAL POINTS FOR REVIEW
1. She is cat rigged. The mainsail is mylar-composite, made by the windsurfer specialist Hansen Sails.
2. There is no hot water heater, refrigerator or cockpit shower.
3. Structural upgrades include a ring frame behind the mast step, strengthened rudder shaft casing, self-aligning rudder bearings and a carbon fiber rudder shaft.
4. Electrical upgrades include double house batteries, starting battery and shore powered trickle charger.
5. Safety upgrades include person-overboard recovery devices port and starboard, Kevlar lifelines, nylon jacklines, safety tethers, and transom-mounted step, ladder and grab bars.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Thomas Wylie Design Group
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 30 ft 5 in
Beam: 9 ft 6 in
LWL: 25 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 3 in
Displacement: 5500 lbs
Ballast: 3050 lbs
Headroom: 5 ft 7 in
Dry Weight: 5500 lbs
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: Folding propeller
Cruising Speed: 7 mph
Maximum Speed: 8 mph
Fresh Water Tanks: (20 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (20 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 4
Number of heads: 1
Wind speed and direction
Fully battened mainsail
Shore power inlet
Personal Note from the Owners
Margay is a modern classic. She is one of a kind, a Wyliecat 30 optimized for safe coastal cruising with no loss of speed. Light, fast, dry and responsive to the touch, her graceful motion through the water is a joy to experience. Margay’s owners Ted Rust and Viva Knight, octogenarians, bought her, repowered her, and re-equipped her for day-sailing and light cruising along the West Coast. All changes were made in consultation with Tom Wiley and performed in the Bay Area by leading marine specialists like Bay Marine, KKMI, List Marine and Carlos Badell. She is ready to sail the Sea of Cortez, Catalina, the Santa Barbara Channel, San Francisco Bay and the San Juans. She retains and improves upon the delightful sailing qualities that Tom Wiley designed her for. She now has additional strength in the hull and steering system to survive what the ocean may throw at her. Ted holds a Ph.D. in regional planning (U.C.B.) and is a life-long sailor: he cruised a Penguin down the Hudson at the age of 13, was an Olympic semifinalist in the Finn class and won Cal20 National Championships in Southern California and San Francisco Bay in consecutive years. Viva, an award-winning TV producer, including Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, had never sailed until she became Margay’s First Mate and Chief Engineer. For five years, Margay fulfilled Ted’s love of sailing and gave Viva the experience of a lifetime.
Working Sail Area : 430.00 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Wyliecat 30 was conceived with the premise that sailing doesn't need to be complicated to be fast and fun. The time-proven cat rig is at the center of this boat's performance. The 46-foot carbon-fiber mast was designed to bend two to three times the amount of a traditional carbon-fiber mast, allowing the top of the sail to "depower" as the wind increases, resulting in a simple self-reefing system. In really heavy weather, the wishbone rig can be reefed as easily as any standard sloop. Experiences in San Francisco Bay in 30 knots of wind, when other boats are reefing, have shown the Wyliecat 30 sails through the fleet with a full main. Wyliecats: Since launching their first Wyliecat - " Mustang Sally" - in 1992, Wyliecat has steadily grown into what is now a complete family of unique designs - including the 17, 30, 39, and the 48. All four designs have several common philosophical threads. While fast, Wyliecats are very easy boats to sail. No live ballast is required, making them great short handed sailing designs. Wyliecats use finesse - not force - with steering and sail handling in any wind or sea condition. In fact, one rarely uses a winch handle when trimming the sail. The hull form features a modest beam, exceptional stability, and clean, timeless aesthetics. Wyliecats use durable, strong, high-tech core construction in both the hull and deck. The freestanding epoxy carbon braided mast with wishbone boom distinguishes Wyliecats from other boats. Here is how it functions: as the apparent wind increases, the spar bends automatically; more bend happens aloft, allowing the sail to spill wind, thereby postponing reefing to 20 or 25 knot of wind. As the apparent wind decreases, the spar automatically becomes straighter, allowing a full sail with a more closed leech. The spar has been designed to bend in concert with the wishbone, sail, and hull - so the yacht always has a very gentle weather helm. Even with 40 percent of her sail reefed en route single-handed from Hawaii to San Francisco, the rig performed flawlessly. Our fully battened sail has lots of roach which feathers into neutral as the wind builds while going to windward. All this sail area is available in a very efficient plan form for light winds and running conditions. In fact, the total area is approximately 135 percent of the triangle described by the luff, leech, and foot.
Wyliecat 30 Specifications - Standard Equipment Hull - White hull with molded-in contrasting boot stripe - Hand-laid unidirectional E-glass hull with vacuum-bagged 1-2" balsa core - Hydrex resin in outer laminates - Lead bulb keel with 4% antimony, bolted on with ten 3-4" #316 S-S keel bolts - Carbon reinforced rudder with black anodized aluminum post and Delrin bearings - Hydrex resin used in outer skin of hull, secondary bonds and rudder skin Deck - White deck with contrasting non-skid on horizontal surfaces - Hand-laid unidirectional E-glass with vacuum-bagged balsa core and carbon fiber structural members - Long (8' 5") self-draining cockpit with open transom and swim platform at stern - Large cockpit lazarette with vented fuel tank storage - Bow pulpit with seat and two stern pulpits - Bow mooring cleats (2) and stern mooring cleats (2) - Six stanchions and double lifelines port and starboard with reinforced stainless steel bases - Fixed ports port and starboard (2 per side) - Handrails on cabintop, port and starboard - Solar powered vent on cabintop overhead - Lewmar #30 salon hatch - Aft cabin ports open to cockpit - Tiller steering - Large sliding companionway hatch - Single Plexiglas crib board with latch - Removable tube-fitted outboard motor bracket at stern Interior - Fully enclosed head area with one fixed port, one opening port and solar vent - Hanging area aft of head - Companionway ladder with storage underneath - Large double quarter berth with ventilation to cockpit through two opening ports - Settee berths port and starboard - Galley with sink, portable ice chest, cabinets, storage and stove area - Removable dinette table, seats five - Fabric covered 3" foam cushions throughout - Upholstered backrests with integral storage port and starboard - Three overhead handrails Spars and Rigging - Unstayed epoxy carbon fiber mast painted with clear LPU, complete with masthead fitting, Harken sheave for internal halyard, Tides Marine sail track, choker hardware - Black anodized wishbone boom with carbon ends for choker and sheet hardware, internal reefing and sail cradle lines - Fixed mast step - Fixed deck collar with 8 Harken turning blocks and blocking wedges - Acrylan mast collar cover - Kevlar mainsail halyard - Choker blocks and line to lead aft to cabintop winches - Reefing gear internal in wishbone led aft to cabintop winches - 2:1 topping lift on wishbone led aft to cabintop winch - 2:1 Cunningham - forward reef led aft to cabintop winches - Six Lewmar clutches forward of cabin top winches - Two Harken 16.2A two-speed winches on cabin - Two Harken 16.2A two-speed winches for sheet on port and starboard coamings - Winch handle - Standard Wyliecat 30 logo supplied to sail maker Electric - 12 volt battery and box - Bow running lights - Stern running light - Wiring for steaming light - Six interior lights - Wiring to bulkhead for compass light Plumbing - Portable marine head by Thetford - Galley sink with Whale foot-operated water pump - Two 6 gallon portable water tanks under sink Wyliecat 30 Optional Equipment Canvas - Acrilan w-choice of color - Sail cover - Tiller cover - Dropboard cover - Dodger and sea hood Sail Inventory - Dacron - One reef, full battens and shelf Stove - Two-burner Origo #3000 Instruments - VHF: Standard Intrepid - Depth - Speed: Standard MD100 - Compass: Plastimo Bulkhead
Sails & Rigging
(including roach & luff round): 530 sq ft Actual SA (w/ roach & Luff round) - light air model: 590 sq ft Luff (P) 40' ft Foot (E) 20' 8" ft
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.
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