Wharram – Ariki Catamaran

North Carolina, United States

Preliminary Listing. Please come back soon for much more detail!
Introducing BAZINGA, a custom Wharram Ariki catamaran built as if money were no object. Her sensuous lines stop traffic. She is the perfect yacht for thrill seekers who want to cruise with speed, stability, and comfort in rough seas, and safely and reliably explore waters around the world. Back at her home port, she could be a popular resort charter boat.
Her design is based on ancient Polynesian boat building and customized by a professional naval architect working with yacht builders at BoatSmith in Florida. Visit the BoatSmith website to see video of her launch. She is built for strength with creative use of lashings on the hulls, bridge, and rudders. The addition of daggerboards provides comfort and ease of handling. Like the polynesian fishing boats of old, she glides gracefully through the waves.
In addition to her performance and beauty, the current owner appreciates the substantial amount of solar power. Shore power is rarely required.
A modern sail plan makes BAZINGA easy to single hand. She has easy to service outboard engines, and a spacious open deck with all weather enclosure. A fully equipped, modern galley with dinette and separate sleeping cabins make entertaining guests convenient and enjoyable, especially for those who like privacy aboard.
Check back for the detailed descriptions and more photos to be posted soon. Call today to make a reservation to see BAZINGA!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


48.17 ft
Length Overall
48.17 ft
22 ft
Max Draft
7 ft
Dry Weight
20,000 lb
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yamaha
  • Model : 70
  • Fuel : Unleaded
  • Type : Outboard 4 Stroke


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
50 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
80 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
40 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class

Additional Info

Main Saloon
  • Varnished hardwood dinette table converts to a double berth
  • Dinette cushions upholstered with fabric
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sliding companionway hatch
  • Electric fan
  • Lewmar size 60 hatch for ventilation
Main Cabin
  • Berth sleeps two. Mattress is 4 inch high quality flow through foam with fabric upholstery.
  • Nav station desk
  • Large screen Samsung TV folds out to watch from the berth
  • 10,000 BTU Dometic air conditioning 
  • Cruise RO SM30 Watermaker, 30 gph with a new membrane in 2017
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sliding companionway hatch
  • Electric fan
  • Lewmar size 60 hatch
  • Raritan Marine Elegance toilet
  • Vanity with sink, storage cabinet, and mirror
  • Shower with hot and cold water
  • Sliding companionway hatch
Guest Cabin
  • Single berth
  • Hanging locker
  • Shelves
  • Opening portals for ventilation
  • Sliding companionway hatch
Four dorades provide ventilation in the main cabins
Fresh water pressure pump system 40 gallon waste holding tank

  • Stainless steel sinks and fixtures
  • Dometic Super Cold Machine refrigerator
  • Eno 3 burner stove with oven
  • Two 20 gallon propane tanks
  • Propane control system
  • Cabinets with drawers, cupboards, shelves
  • Carbonmonoxide and gas sniffer
  • Electric fan
  • Lewmar size 40 hatch

  • Raymarine 18 inch HD radar
  • Raymarine C125 Chartplotter with Navionics (2017)
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot (2017)
  • Lighted compass
  • Flat screen Samsung TV in port navigation station with connection to Chartplotter
  • Raymarine VHF
  • ACR Global Fix Pro Epirb

  • Solara 920 watts solar (2017)
  • 30 Amp shore power inlet connector
  • 30 Amp shore power cord
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Generator interface transfer switch and inlet
  • Blue Sky Solar Boost 3000i Solar Controller with a separate sub controller for each group of two panels for maximum charge performance
  • 4 225 A/H 8D AGM deep cycle batteries (2017)
  • 2 75 A/H  AGM starter batteries (2017)
  • 4 battery switches to control the power supply
  • ProMariner battery charger
  • Main electrical distribution panel with AC and DC circuits
  • 2,000 watt GoPower pure sine inverter
  • 400 watt inverter for the large screen TV
  • 18 LED interior lights in bright white and soft blue
  • 4 LED cockpit lights in bright white and soft blue
  • Nine 12V DC outlets
  • Four 110V AC outlets (Dinette, Nav station, Galley, Main berth)

  • Twin 70 hp shaft high thrust outboard motors, under 600 hours
  • Power tilt Morse single lever engine controls
  • Racor water separating fuel filter system
  • Full mechanical steering with 60 inch diameter composite wheel
  • Rudders in Coosa board and biaxial fiberglass attached with lashings
  • Daggerboards, daggerboard trunks, rigging, and winches
  • GRP composite tillers with aluminum tiller bar
  • Raymarine smart Pilot X 10 Core Pack with Type 1 rotary drive

Hulls and Decks
  • 7 feet long U shaped settee at forward end of cockpit around a varnished hardwood double drop leaf table
  • Cockpit drop leaf table is a high low model with filler cushions used to convert the space into two on deck double berths
  • Cockpit cushions covered in Sunbrella
  • Helm console with seating, instrument panel, and reefer seat on forward face
  • Built in cockpit electric reefer and freezer
  • Composite hard top Bimini covers the cockpit with anodized aluminum supports
  • Side cockpit awnings
  • 60 inch diameter composite wheel
  • Storage for two 20 gallon propane tanks
  • Storage for batteries
  • Two 50 gallon welded aluminum gasoline tanks plumbed to independently feed each engine or allow one tank to be used at a time
  • Slatted Cypress decks between beams fore and aft
  • Aft boarding stairs
  • Two aft trampolines
  • One forward trampoline
  • Rocna 55 pound primary anchor with 270 feet chain and 200 feet 3 strand
  • Fortress 55 pound secondary anchor
  • Lewmar H3 windlass with remote control at the helm
  • Hulls, decks, houses, and cockpit in H60 Divinycell foam with biaxial and triaxial fiberglass skins inside and out
  • Exterior hull skins in vinylester resin
  • High load areas reinforced with Coosa board inserts
  • Hull to deck joint fiberglassed on interior and exterior with three layers of 1708 biaxial tapes
  • Rub rails and lashing strakes in Coosa board with unidirectional and biaxial reinforcements
  • Toe rails at deck edges
  • Below water line finished with two coats of epoxy barrier coat
  • Solid glass laminate cross beams
  • Interior bulkheads, floors, and berth tops in H60 Divinycell foam with biaxial fiberglass skins
  • Interior and exterior paint is Awlcraft Bottom paint

Sails and Rigging
  • All sails are by North Sails
  • Mast and boom of custom built series 60 extruded painted aluminum
  • Mast is 54 feet fractionally rigged and tapered above the hounds
  • Mast is rigged with single spreader diamond shrouds, upper and lower shrouds, and forestay, and includes conduit and wiring
  • Low friction mainsail track batten car system
  • Boom is 19 feet and configured with lazy jacks, stack pack, and a Dynex Dux main topping lift
  • Headstay is 5 inch 1 19 316 stainless wire 8
  • Upper and lower shrouds are in 13mm Dynex Dux with Colligo Marine terminators and deadeyes
  • 1 inch diamond shrouds in 1 19 316 stainless 4
  • Forestay bridle in 13mm Dynex Dux
  • Two chainplates built of 1 inch thick stainless steel
  • Main halyard is high tech low stretch T 900 with 2 to 1 purchase
  • Two jib halyards in high tech low stretch T 900
  • Two spinnaker halyards in StaySet
  • Four padeyes on forward beam to park halyards
  • Outhaul and two reef lines
  • 12 line clutches at mast base
  • 4 to 1 purchase mainsheet at helm station
  • 12 ft main traveler track mounted on bimini with 4 to 1 control lines at helm station
  • 650 square feet mainsail of high quality Dacron with 6 full length battens and 3 reef points with low friction sliding cars
  • 1 Lewmar 50 two speed aluminum self tailing mainsheet winch
  • 1 Lewmar 44 two speed aluminum self tailing halyard winch
  • 2 Lewmar 44 two speed aluminum self tailing primary winches
  • 2 Lewmar 44 two speed aluminum self tailing secondary winches
  • 250 square feet jib on a Harken roller furler with Dacron jib sheets, Sunbrella foot and leech covers for jib
  • 820 square feet screeched on Colligo continuous line furler with sheets and tackle
  • 1,234 square feet asymmetrical spinnaker on Colligo continuous line furler with sheets and tackle
  • Retractable carbon bow sprit with 4 foot extension
  • Performance sail handling hardware by Harken, Lewmar, and Schaefer

Additional Units Included
  • 2016 AB

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