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The Community Boating Center (CBC) has received a very generous donation of a Maine Cat 30 catamaran.

“Sundance” joins the CBC fleet as the flagship for use in our inner-city outreach programs and adult keelboat classes. This new “outdoor classroom” was generously donated by Burt and Cheri Raymond who recognized the potential of the vessel to change the lives of CBC youth sailors.

John O’Flaherty, Executive Director of CBC, commented “Words cannot describe the genuinely, pure and giving spirit with which the Raymonds approached this donation. While we are fortunate to accept this new flagship into our fleet, we are truly blessed to have had the experience of meeting Burt & Cheri and passing on the life-lessons of their truly inspiring nature, generosity and caring to our youth sailors.”

The Maine Cat 30 is a simple live aboard cruiser for a short weekend getaway or the cruise of a lifetime. The combination of the highest quality marine materials and hardware, together with advanced building techniques, produce a lightweight composite assembly that is capable of handling offshore conditions and will remain trouble free for years with a minimum of effort.

The Maine Cat 30 is in a class by itself, delivering the promise of real high performance multihull sailing.

Call today for skippered, day-charter information:
401-454-SAIL (7245)


The Maine Cat 30 is a yacht which very simply has less drag built with 100% Core-Cell composite construction and these features:

The total sail area is 500 square feet and designed to be very easy for one person to handle. Our jib has a roller furling/reefing system standard and is also self-tacking. The fully battened main has single line reefing a couple of steps from the helm and within the protected bridgedeck area.

Our Bruce Number is 1.31 when the “30” is kept light and delivers some sparkling performance sure to get the adrenaline flowing.

We install twin Yamaha 9.9 horsepower long-shaft engines with hydraulic power trim and lift—quiet power with superb maneuverability.

Stability and Absence of Heeling
The Maine Cat’s stability and absence of heeling provide unparalleled comfort and safety. The wide beam develops a powerful righting force which keeps Maine Cats sailing level and dampens any tendency to roll or yaw in cross or quartering seas. The bridgedeck clearance is generous when fully loaded and slamming in short seas has been virtually eliminated.

A Maine Cat is unsinkable. Three large watertight compartments coupled with the foam core construction provide over 11,000 pounds of reserve buoyancy. Our hull shape has excellent seakeeping qualities

Community Boating Center (CBC) is a non-profit, 501c3 recreational organization offering all members of the community an opportunity to sail. Located in India Point Park, CBC provides outreach, sailing lessons and affordable access to the Providence waterfront. Gifts of cash or property to CBC may be treated as charitable donations for Federal Tax purposes.

For additional information contact:

John O'Flaherty
Executive Director
Community Boating Center
tel: 401.454.SAIL (7245)