The Tiki 21 was designed in 1981 as an easy to build Coastal Trek catamaran, using new epoxy/glass stitch & glue techniques. In 1982 the new and then quite radical Tiki 21 was given first prize by Cruising World magazine (USA) in their design competition for a ‘Trailable Gunkholer’. Since then nearly 1000 Tiki 21 Plans have been sold (2015).
In 1991-97 Rory McDougall sailed his self-built Tiki 21 'Cooking Fat' around the world, sometimes alone, sometimes with a companion. She was, and still is, the smallest catamaran to have circumnavigated. In 2010 Rory entered 'Cooking Fat' in the Jester Challenge (single handed 'race' across the Atlantic for small boats - under 30ft) and came into Newport, Rhode Island a close second after 34 days.
The Tiki 21 has stayed popular as a simple, easy to trail Coastal Trekker all over the world. Her unique soft Wharram Wingsail Rig has been used on all subsequent Tiki and other Wharram designs (30ft - 65ft) and is very popular with the owners of these boats.
|Building Method:||Ply/Glass/Epoxy Stitch & Glue|
|Length Overall:||21'||6.40 m|
|Beam Overall:||12'||3.66 m|
|Waterline length:||18' 6"||5.64 m|
|Draft:||1' 2"||0.35 m|
|Weight:||790 lbs||360 kg|
|Loading capacity:||1000 lbs||460 kg|
|Sail area:||208 sqft||19.25 sqm|
|Building Time Estimate:||400 hrs|