WALLER 1350 CATAMARAN
Designed by Mike Waller
The WALLER 1350 is a full bridge deck cat and is a big sister to the W1160 and W1200 cats. She has been specifically designed as a live aboard, long distance cruising cat for a couple or a small family.
The design features rounded bilge hulls, and mini keels for cruising simplicity and lower cost , with inboard diesel sail drive engines for safety, convenience and reliability. Extra care has been taken in the design process to make her look like a molded boat, even though she is intended for amateur construction.
This is a go anywhere boat, and will make a safe and comfortable home for her owners no matter where they choose to travel.
L.O.A. 13.50 Mtrs
L.W.L. 13.36 Mtrs
Beam 7.30 Mtrs
Draft 1.15 Mtrs
Displacement 9200 Kg
Hull Length / Beam 10.8:1
Sail Area 115.0 Squ Mtrs
Payload (Ave) 1700 Kg
Payload (Max) 4000 Kg
Headroom (avg) 2.0 Mtrs
Bridgedeck clearance 0.90 Mtrs
Note# All displacement and payload weights above are as per designed plan, and cannot be guaranteed.
The Waller 1350 is intended to be easy to build and capable of living aboard and ocean voyaging. Because she is intended for extensive live aboard cruising, she has been designed for strength, load carrying ability and internal roominess. She is designed for safe but good performance rather than all out speed, Displacement, at 9.2 Tonne, is medium displacement for a vessel of this size and type.
The Waller 1350 comes with a medium tech fully battened sailing rig and alloy mast and boom as standard. The rig is the typical heavy roached, fully battened main and 7/8th rig which time has shown to be the most efficient rig for this type of vessel.
The Waller 1350 is basically a glass/timber or glass/foam boat, but unlike other designs, no one construction regime has been applied throughout. Instead, the best and most cost effective method has been chosen for each area of construction. The hulls and bridge deck are constructed with cedar timber-strip/fiberglass sandwich, as this is a very easy and quick method for amateur builders, and has both strength and cost advantages over foam cored structures. The bulkheads and cockpit area are mainly foam/glass panels, as these are ideal for large flat panel construction. Other dividers and panels, and parts of the turret, are in ply for simplicity and cost, and the interior joinery is in honeycomb or foam composite panels for ease of construction and finishing. It seems complicated but it is not, and makes for the best boat overall.
The Waller 1350 accomodations have been optimised for a cruising couple, and to this aim the starboard hull is dedicated to a huge owner suite, with double berth forward and W.C. aft. On the port side there is a double cabin forward with toilet, and a single cabin or laundry/workroom aft, with a lrge galley between.
While galley down in arrangement, the galley is by no means secluded, with large ports and windows, and a clear opening to the main saloon.
The main bridge deck saloon features a huge settee/dinette and a separate, very efficient chart table area, as well as a massive ice box against the main aft cabin bulkhead.
Steering is from a raised helm platform under a raised cockpit roof for all weather sailing.