Thanks for the nice comments.
I used to have fin keel racer cruisers. ( J24, Santana 525, Santana35, Ross 930) I started racing in SoCal when there would be 6-8 sleds out for a LBYC wet Wednesday. I was a little concerned about building a Wharram for myself as I really like to sail and sailing fast is more fun. I saw my first Wharram about 30 years ago at the isthmus in Catalina after racing over on a 60' custom ultralight. I went ,wow, that's cool and they ridiculed me. None of them had ever sailed one and probably haven't to this day.
I have really been pleased with the sailing performance of our Tiki 30. The mini keels keep windward performance acceptable and the reaching and running has be exhilarating. Blasting along in the low teens in less than 3' of gin clear water is totally cool fun. If I try to pinch it up the speed will drop off quickly and the leeway will increase.
We have several thousand miles on our Tiki 30 over the last 2 years and have truly been very favorably impressed.
I am James Wharram Designs US builder. We have built several of his boats now. I don't agree with all of his ideas but really like a lot of them.
The Tiki 30 is one of Wharram's best sailing designs. He does refer to it as a backpacking boat. It also is a 30' sailboat that has a cockpit that seats 10 easily. It also is a very comfortable seagoing boat that will fit onto a trailer or into a container and be transported anywhere in the world cheaply.
The Tiki 36 is the result of having sailed the Tiki 30 and having showed it at several major boat shows and trying to fill a need. We have stretched the boat for more waterline, raised the sheer for more bridge deck clearance and more internal volume, increased the beam for more stability with more sail area and given her a modern full batten big roach main.
This is in no way intended to be a condomaran. If you just want a cottage at the marina look elsewhere. This is a boat that takes the great fun of a beach catamaran and provides a larger platform for cruising and having fun at a very reasonable price. I would be happy to provide anybody with more information on this or any of our boats. We are custom boatbuilders and will build almost any boat for almost anybody.