Wharram Tiki 26 on Orcas Island
18 August 2014 Editor 9 Comments
The Wharram Tiki 26 is a true micro-multihull cruiser. It features the now classic Wharram attributes of plywood/epoxy construction, deep V hull, no keels or boards, lashed beams, open and high bridge deck, and the Wharram “wing sail” sloop rig. The design is probably the most popular of all Wharram’s boats, and several examples have crossed oceans in safety. Find this one here on Craigslist in Deer Harbor, WA, for $6000. If the boat checks out, this could be a steal of a deal.
This example of the lovely Tiki 26 was hand-built in Canada in 2003 and brought to the US by a previous owner. Her Jones Act Waiver paperwork has been approved, and she is legal to operate as an uninspected passenger vessel (6-pack) in the US. She will also continue to be a legal recreational vessel. She was last hauled and surveyed in September of 2012. She includes a 6hp extra-long shaft Tohatsu outboard.