60th Anniversary of Wharram Tangaroa
60 years ago, on the 27th September 1955, James Wharram set sail from Falmouth aboard a self-built 23’ 6” flat-bottomed double canoe (now called catamaran) called TANGAROA with two German girls as crew. This video shows the celebration in Devoran of this event. Guest of honour was Rory McDougall who sailed a Tiki 21 round the world in the 1990s, the smallest catamaran to do so. Centre stage is the Mana 24, the latest Wharram catamaran design to be built from a CNC cut plywood kit. The same length as TANGAROA, she has made James Wharram's career as a designer of self-build catamarans come full circle.
Integrating Philosophy with boat design
Hanneke Boon made this presentation at a Pecha Kucha event in Amsterdam. This is a new lecture concept originating in Japan where every speaker can show 20 slides to which he/she can talk for 20 seconds each, i.e. a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds presentation. Writing for a Pecha Kucha is more like writing poetry than a lecture. These 6 minutes were an illustrated poem of Hanneke, from a young girl sailing with her father, ending up as a boatbuilder, ocean sailor and designer.
Integrating Philosophy with boat design (Live capture)
This is Hanneke's Pecha Kucha as captured at the event.
The Lapita Voyage was a charitable project which began in the first week of November 2008, when 2 double canoes, based on the ancient Polynesian canoe form of the islands of Anuta and Tikopia, set out on a 4,000Nm voyage along the island chains of the Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea to finally arrive in Anuta and Tikopia, two tiny, remote islands at the Eastern end of the Solomons, where the boats were donated to the islanders for future inter island voyaging. They followed the Lapita Pottery trail that archaeologists believe to be the route of the Polynesian migrations.
Golden Oldies gathering
James Wharram and Hanneke Boon visited the gathering of classic multihulls 'The Golden Oldies' in May 2013 in Sète in the South of France. There they sailed on Pahi 65 'Largyalo', joined Tiki 38 'Pilgrim' out at sea and met American multihull designer Dick Newick.
Hui Wharram Rendezvous
Wharram Rendezvous at the Lorelei restaurant in Islamorada, Florida Keys on May 18-20, 2012. A meeting of Wharram catamarans attended by James Wharram and Hanneke Boon.
Sailing my newly built "Velella", a Wharram Melanesia. Wind: gusty offshore force 3, gusts to force 5. Location: Mali Lošinj, Croatia - Hotel / Camp Kredo and Camp Cikat in the Background. See building pictures here
Melanesia sailing in Amsterdam
Melanesia outrigger canoe built and sailed in Amsterdam
The smaller the ship, the greater the fun
Excellent footage of sailing a Melanesia in the Netherlands.
Hitia 17 in Halong Bay
Beto at 14.6 knots
Well we surpassed the 14 knot goal and probably got over 15 after I had to put the phone away! Spray city. She still wasn't trying to lift a hull much, but the leeward hull was spraying like hell!
Tiki 21 'Cookie' across the Atlantic
Cookie sailing back to the UK from USA. All the way across the North Atlantic riding the tops of just two high pressure zones. What a gift from the gods! Video shows how the sails are set for minimum weather helm to keep the boat self steering accurately at a good speed.
Tiki 21 Self-Build
Moving the hulls of a Wharram Tiki 21, Summer 2013. Building time was two years.
Tiki 21 "Saus und Braus" Vienna to Venice voyage
Newly built Tiki 21 "Saus und Braus" takes on a coastal trekking voyage around the Balkans.
Tahiti Wayfarer sailing
Sailing the Wharram Ethnic 'Tahiti Wayfarer' design in Restronguet Creek and sailing together with the Wharram 'Mana 24' in Carrick Roads in Cornwall.
Catamaran Taïo Taïo
Race between a lateen rigged Optimist and 'Taio Taio', A Wharram Tahiti Wayfarer.
Young Harriet sails Wharram Cat Hinemoa 'Isis'.
Video of a Wharram Hinemoa sailing alongside monohull yachts.
Timelapse Mana 24 - Hull Assembly
Assembly of lower hull of the Mana 24 in 2 hours.
Building A Tiki 26 in 180 days
This is a multi video account of building and sailing Tiki 26 'Ariki'. She was built in Slovenia in just half a year.
Tiki 26 'Paikea' sailing
A video of self-built Tiki 26 'Paikea' doing some fast sailing.
Tiki 26 Self-Build Walkaround
Walk-around of 'Castor & Pollux' just before summer holiday 2011. She is being built in the Netherlands.
Tiki 26 crossing the Adriatic
Crossing the Adriatic from Venice to Istria with wind gusts of 50 knots.
Tiki 26 'Wayan' cruise
Stunning footage of a Tiki 26 on a holiday cruise, Autumn 2013.
Sailing in Seattle on Superbowl Sunday
Powered by a Malibu Outrigger Hawaiian spritsail, Kiko sails Ki`i Loa, a Wharram Pahi 26 across Lake Union at 7-9 km/hr (~4 knots) in 15-25 km/hr northerly winds. There were only 3 boats on the Lake and we could easily hear the play-by-play reaction of the city. Taken by T.Nielsen on 2014-02-02 at 16:20:22.
Islamorada to Palm Beach cruise
Leigh Calvert and the Greif brothers (Benjamin and Brendon) sail the Tiki 8m back to West Palm Beach from Islamorada, May 2013.
Amatasi sailing to Helford River
Amatasi, 27ft Wharram Ethnic Design, sails from Falmouth to the Helford river in Cornwall.
Sailing Amatasi on the river Fal
Sailing on Amatasi, an award-winning design by James and Hanneke. We sail to the wind up the river Fal from Devoran.
Amatasi Prototype Launch
Launching the prototype of James Wharram Design's award winning eco fishing boat the Amatasi.
Amatasi at Brest and Douarnenez festivals
27' Eco fishing boat 'Amatasi' taking part in the traditional boat festivals of Brest and Douarnenez in 2012. Amatasi was winner of the 'Classic Boat' design competition 2010. Read Article
Taboo, North Moorea
Beautiful arial footage of charter boat 'Taboo' in North Moorea
WaveDancer, Andaman Islands
Enlarged Tiki (32 foot) 'WaveDancer' sailing in Andaman waters.
Tiki 30 'Busket' in action
Daysailing with Eric's Wharram Tiki 30 'Busket'.
Tiki 30 Amazon Expedition
Tiki 30 Expedition - Ecuadorian Amazon Rio Napo in 2009.
Tiki 30 Amazon Expedition
Navigating the Tapajós River in Brazil.
Tama Moana - Child of the Sea
Glenn's life on the sea in the Pacific ocean
Glenn has built his own Tama Moana and lives a humble life sailing between the islands of the Pacific.
Pilgrim Sailing Speed Record 2017
Pilgrim Sailing Speed Record 2017. On our way to Galeria, Corsica to take shelter from a strong mistral wind, we sailed the Pilgrim pretty hard and managed to beat our old speed record. When we digitally zoomed into the GPS display it seems that we went 18.9 knots.
Chasing The Sunrise - Crossing the Atlantic on a Homemade Sailboat
Chasing The Sunrise is documentary about building a sailboat from scratch, then crossing the Atlantic Ocean with it. A 4500 Nautical miles journey on a homemade sailboat. The voyage was from Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey to L'estaque, Marseille in the south of France. The boat was built by Jacques Pierret with the help of his family and his friends.
The Atlantic crossing of the Pilgrim
After Building his boat for 5 years, Jacques and his Crew take on the Atlantic. Excellent viewing.
Kaimiloa in South America
Crossing from Piriapolis (Uruguay) to San Isidro (Argentina) on Tiki 38 "Kaimiloa".
Sailing Tiki 38 'Marabu'
Sailing with "Marabu", a Tiki 38 catamaran built in Switzerland by Daniel Ganz.
Tiki 38 'Kattu' sails into a Qualicum
Sea Trial #4...we deliberately sailed into a "Qualicum", a local phenomenon with winds of 25 knots gusting to 30 and more, with full sail up to shake things down and see what Kattu is made of. She came through with flying colors, allthough from now on I will put in the first reef in these conditions. The sails, made by Jeckells, sure set nice. Close hauled and tacking through nearly 90 degrees, the GPS read 9-10 knots reaching 11.5 at times... beating to windward!
Sailing through the first Gulf war in 1988
We worked for 18 months like crazy and finished building our Pahi 42 feet Catamaran, a James Wharram design, in time! This is the video we made during the building in Bahrain and also of our "Sailing through the first Gulf War in 1988", a war between Iraq and Iran, towards the coast of India and the Maldives. We've edited the original VHS tapes, made them digital, and included new interviews with my wife Agnes and myself in 2014, some 26 years later, it's funny to see yourself in 1988 and 2014. It seems to be very special material because of the time and the war that was going on around us, and we were the only yacht sailing in the Gulf at that time!
Narai Mk IV
Narai Mk IV - Croatia
Nice footage of a beautiful Narai Mk IV sailing in Croatia.
Ariki 47 GRP
Wharram Professional Builder - Ariki 47 GRP
An update on the Ariki. Cockpit and decks preview.
G-Shock presents: The Journey (ft. Andrew Cotton)
G-SHOCK presents ambassador Andrew Cotton, one of the world's best big wave surfers as he prepares for his Winter season in Portugal and embarks on 'The Journey' to find a new unsurfed wave spot. Alongside Matt Knight a world class sailor and explorer who has sailed around the globe and Hugo Vau a champion surfer and free diver. We see a detailed insight into the months of planning and weeks of exploring and surveying at sea to find such waves in dangerous uncharted waters. We hear what drives these men to dedicate such time and effort to this unknown search and the toughness required to take on what ever the ocean throws at them.
Largyalo passing Isola di Levanzo, Sardinia W
Bft 8-9, Sea up to 5m, max speed 14 kn
Pemba Island Sailing Charter
This video is a story about a sailing adventure on a private 62ft catamaran at Pemba Island. Unspoiled by infrastructure the tropical spice island of the Zanzibar Archipelago is an oasis with white-sand beaches, deserted lagoons and the most spectacular coral reefs in East Africa. To charter the boat in Tanzania and organize your own adventure read more on sailing.ecotz.com
Spirit of Gaia - Daysail in Greece
In September 2012 we sailed the Wharram flagship 'Spirit of Gaia' (Pahi 63) from Trizonia to Messolonghi marina, so she could be lifted out for a major refit. You can read about her trip and refit on our website, here.
Wharram Self Steering System
Hands Free Across the Atlantic
This is Episode 1 in our mini-series "Ten Ways Wharrams are Wonderful". Future episodes are coming during 2017. In this episode we take an up close look at the Self-steering system used on Luckyfish. It is a horizontal-axis vane and trim tab self-steering system designed by Hanneke Boon of James Wharram Designs. It really is a marvel of design and engineering.