Beam each hull:
|Wharram Tama Moana
37'9" / 11.5 m
14'11" / 4.55 m
3'7" / 1.1 m
1.6 ton / 3.1 ton
0.45 m / 0.60 m
Outboard 9.9 hp
Gaffed rigged Schooner
Since the beginnings of our negotiations in February, the seller has agreed to lower the price from $32,000 to $20,000 USD, for our organization only. They wish that the boat will return to the Solomon Islands and they have faith in our project.
YWAM Solomons is paying 10,000 USD, and YWAM Solomons Support Norway will be responsible for the remaining 10,000 USD for the full sum of the purchase.
The boat has a basic kit currently, consisting of two Rocna anchors, a sea anchor and a simple tender. But it has no engine and no electronics.
Before the boat is sailed to the Solomon Islands we must equip it with safety gear and make it ship shape. Andy Smith’s boatyard will take care of many of these task.
The plan per today is to sail the vessel from the Philippines to the Solomons with an all YWAM Crew. Two crew will be locals from YWAM Solomons, while the captain and first mate will be westerners.
We have a yearly weather window from November to March where the winds are in our favor. We plan to set sail in November, knowing that this will give us leeway for a delayed start if something unforeseen should happen.