Modern Primitive: 16’ Wharram Melanesia
Editor’s Note: Occasionally I get requests to post ‘For Sale’ notices on proas or other interesting multihulls, which I’m happy to do because I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to sell such ‘personal’ watercraft once it becomes time to move on, and besides, it helps counter-balance the somewhat “whimsical” content often found here! So if you own a much loved and quixotic multihull that needs a new berth, feel free to contact me.
I reserve the right to refuse any and all Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot or Corsair products, but if you’ve got an old Wharram, Horstman, or a wood Tornado in the back yard that isn’t doing much besides providing shade for dandelions, let me know. Of course, if it’s a proa then it gets listed no matter what.
For Sale: 16’ James Wharram Design “Melanesia” outrigger canoe, based on the Samoa Island style Amatasi canoes. Hull constructed of glass/epoxy/ply, yakus & ama, laminated pine/epoxy.
The Ama utilizes the OC1 style adjustable stainless connectors for precise ama adjustment. There is positive foam flotation and foam padded seats. Included is a Gillespie paddle, a waterproof 10w solar panel and a USCG approved throwable cushion.
This canoe is completely car ‘topable’ and assembles in about 20 minutes. A variety of different sail configuration could be easily added if one desired. She is in very good condition, waiting for a new owner to enjoy her on new adventures! Asking $1,150 - OBO
Attention: The Melanesia has been sold!