Kenyon Martin
JK3 Yacht Sales
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 106
San Diego, CA, US
Office: 619.224.6200
Mobile: 858.775.5937

2016 Morrelli & Melvin Custom Catamaran
Boat Type: Catamaran Address: SAN DIEGO, CA, US Price: Upon Request


 On a rare occasion a vessel of this caliber comes available, Mauliola is an extremely well thought out design, Possibly Pete Melvin of Morrelli & Melvin Yacht Design best design to date. The build consists of a Composite of a Carbon Fiber inner skin, Corcell sandwich and Kevlar/Epoxy/Carbon The boat is extremely light at 30,500 lbs and offer fantastic passage making capabilities.

If you are considering a fast cruising cat with the highest degree of build specs, many unique to this build  and safety features that make this one of the best prepared cats in the world today. And no long build times associated with commissioning a new boat, or dealing with new build issues then you should give serious consideration to Mauliola.

Seller looking for respectable offers on this spectacular build.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Morrelli & Melvin Vessel Name: MAULIOLA
Model: Custom Catamaran Boat Type: Catamaran
Year: 2016 Hull Material: Composite
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 65 ft - 19.81 meter Draft - max: -
LOA: 65 ft - 19.81 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: 28 ft 5 in - 8.66 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Yanmar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 1300 Horsepower: 55 (Individual), 110 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: - Holding Tank: -
Fresh Water Tank: -    


Total Cabins: - Crew Cabins: 1
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: 1
Total Sleeps: 1 Crew Sleeps: 1
Total Heads: 5 Crew Heads: 1
Captains Cabin: -    



Mauliola - Is a cutting edge build, She features many innovative and unique features not found on any other performance cruising catamaran - you truly must see this boat in person to appreciate all that the owner has incorporated into this build.

 Every detail is well thought out with efficiency and safety in mind to be able to cruise any where in the world  - all these systems have been proven and modified as needed during extensive sea trials to the South Pacific - from 2012 - 2014, From 2014-2016 the boat was on the hard in New Zealand finishing up the original build specification and undergoing modification to enhance the performance, safety and access to remote locations anywhere in the world.  

 Unlike a new build from HH, Gunboat,- boats by the same designers Morrelli & Melvin there is no wait time for a build or dealing with timeline or redesign issues that could come up with a  a new build. Mauliola started out as a trend setter, and was conceived with every single detail you could want in a high performance cruising catamaran  - She is very light with speeds matching wind speed in all wind ranges, with  ease of sailing/passage making and safety being the key elements to this build.

Mauliola has already been put through the paces and is a proven yacht that shows like new, and is ready to take you on your next adventure.

See website designed specifically for MAULIOLA

Designer: Morrelli & Melvin

  • Builder: Westerly Marine California / Finished in New Zealand
    Launched in 2012 / Completed in 2016 
  • Materials: Infused Carbon Kevlar/Epoxy/Foam/Carbon Fiber sandwich construction
  • Category: Performance Catamaran
  • Model: MM65 - Hull 2
  • Country: United States
  • Ownership: LLC owned



- Light weight construction mandate using the highest quality materials and methods
  with performance being the goal for extended passage making.
  (Lightship weight 30,500 lbs + maximum waterline = Performance)

- Safety under all conditions, Sail handling as well as anchoring can done from the comfort and security of the aft helm positions, the aft helm position also allows for the best all around views under sail and docking.

- Headsail tack tensioning is done via hydraulic rams with the push of a button at either helm station

- Deep high aspect ratio Daggerboards that can be raised up flush to hull - allowing for greater access to shallow locals.  the boards can also be removed with the use of a pole and lift apparatus without the need to go to a boat yard, the boards can also be swapped side to side if such a need arrises.

- Rudders that can be raised up or fully lifted out of the cassette, again reducing the draft for access to remote and shallow locals.

- Engine access is exceptional with multiple points of entry to allow easy access for service, the shaft have Aquadrive units to self align and reduce vibration throughout the boat, that exit on the inboard side of the hulls for reduced draft.

- Cold Storage both Refrigeration (16 cu ft) and Freezer (12 cu ft) are constructed out of light weigh carbon fiber with a very efficient insulation method.

- The coachhouse roof contains multiple solar panels and a innovative rain water catchment system

- The forward port boat has removable water tight door in aft bulkhead to allow for paddle boards and large object to passthrough for storage 

  • Length: 65'  (19.8 m)
  • LWL: 62.7'   (19.1 m)
  • Beam: 28.5'   (8.7 m)

  • Dry weight: 30,500 lbs.  - yes this is correct  !

  • Fresh Water Capacity: 200 us gal (2 Water Makers Onboard)
  • Water Heaters: 2 -15 us gal each
  • Holding Tank Capacity: xx
  • Fuel (Diesel) Capacity: 200 us gal tank + Built into hull 120 us gal reserve

  • Maximum Draft: 10.2' (3.12 m) Daggerboards all the way down
    Minimum Draft Hull:    2.8' (.63 m) Daggerboards all the way up 
    Apendages: Carbon Daggerboards can be pulled all the way out and switch side to side if needed / Lifting Rudders also lift all the way up - for super shallow access capibility
  • Max Bridge Clearance: 92' 8" (28.29m)
    Mast Height: 84' (25.6 m)
    Mast Material: Carbon
  • Hull Material: Carbon Fiber/Kevlar/Epoxy/Foam/Carbon Fiber
  • Number of Cabins: 4*
    Number of Heads: 5 (1 of those is in the port bow)
    Number of Beds: 4 (2 king size + 1 Xlong Twin, + 1 almost queen size) + 4 pipe berths (2 of those are in the port bow) owner has turned one of the cabins into an exercise room + Pipe berths



  • Mast: Marstrom (Sweden) Carbon Fiber non-rotating mast
  • Spreaders / Masthead: Marstrom (Sweden) Carbon Fiber 


  • Boom: Marstrom (Sweden) Carbon Fiber boom


  • Longeron: Prepreg Carbon Fiber by Marstrom
  • Forward Beam: Prepreg Carbon Fiber by Marstrom
  • Pelican Striker: Prepreg Carbon Fiber by Marstrom


  • Standing Rigging: Supplied by Marstrom - Made by SmartRigging in the Netherlands SmartRigging produces a variety of cables and cover types. Standard stays are constructed in PBO, other options are Aramid (Kevlar 49, Twaron) Vectran and Dyneema. High strength to weight ratio


  • All halyards of hi-tech cordage
  • Halyards and controls lines lead to helm stations aft
  • Furling lines (reacher / solent) lead to helm stations aft
  • Main halyard 2:1
  • Solent halyard 1:1
  • Staysail halyard 1:1
  • Reacher/Assym halyard 1:1


  • Mainsail: North Sails 3Di 1400 sq ft with 3 reef points 
  • Jib (Solent): North Sails 3Di 750 sq ft 
  • Staysail: North Sails Spectra 450 sq ft 
  • Reacher: North Sails 3Di 1700 sq ft 
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker: North Sails 2600 sq ft 

  • Hull: Carbon Fiber with Kevlar reinforment over Corcell Core and Carbon Fiber inner skin
  • Deck: Carbon Fiber over Corcell Core and Carbon Fiber inner skin
  • Cabins: Carbon inner skin, E-glass outer skin, Corcell sandwich bulkheads.
  • Cabin Soles: Pre-preg carbon/nomex honeycomb sandwich; all secondary taping carbon fiber/epoxy. Cork Marinetedeck 2000 in the cabins

           All laminates vacuum-bagged and postcured
           Finished in Awlgrip 2-part polyurethane paint.

  • Manufacture: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH4AE
  • Horsepower: 55
  • Engine Hours Port: 1300
  • Engine Hours Starboard: 1300
  • Drive: Direct drive with dripless shaft seal and Aquadrive couplings on thrust bulkheads Engines located on inboard side of hulls to reduce draft.
  • Propeller: 3 Blade folding - Flexifold
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Numerous Spare Parts: For cruising in remote locals

  • Batteries: Lithium Iron phosphate, Total of 960 amp hours at 24v
  • Battery Charger: Solar/Hydro/Genset
  • Alternators (2): Balmar 70a 24v DC
  • Inverters: Mastervolt  2 at 4000 Watt each
  • Genset: Polar 7.2 Kw 300amp 24v
  • Solar Panels:   2100 Watts (10-200 watt /1-100 watt panels)
  • Hydro Generator: 600 Watt, and 1- 500 Watt spare
  • Shore Power:  50amp service, with connection located at transom. 
    Adapters/Converters to be able to plug in to all types of outlets

The boat is so efficient that the generator has seen little use, Solar and
Hydro generators supply enough power to maintain and run all systems.

  • Furuno auto pilots (2)

  • Furuno DRS4D Radar

  • Furuno Navnet TZ (black box) with 15" Nauticomp displays

  • Furuno Navnet3D backup chart plotter

  • Furuno RD33 instruments (4) + various other Furuno instruments including: 503; 504, 

  • 2 PC laptops with MaxSea and an extensive array of charts installed.

  • 3 GPS 

  • KVH 150 fleetbroadband

  • Wirie Pro

  • AIS transmit and receive
  • Icom SSB radio
  • Icom VHF radio


  • Harken - winches, furler, organizers, blocks, tracks, etc.

  • Spinlock - upgraded clutches and jammers

  • Facnor - staysail and reacher furlers

  • Harken roller furling Forestay  - 12 ton on a nitronic forestay

  • Facnor FXT-12 ton drum furlers with special stays made in
    New Zealand on staysail and reacher 

WINCHES: Electric / Manual - 7 Harken winches

  • Harken 60 2-speed - 1 at each helm station

  • Harken 70 3-speed - 1 at each helm station

  • Harken 70 3-speed - 2 at the aft cockpit

  • Harken 70 3-speed - 1 at the mast base


  • Inflatable Dinghy: AB VL12 hard bottom
  • Outboard Motor: Honda 20 hp BF20D longshaft
  • Fuel: Gasoline 3 gal onboard tank
  • Liferaft: Winslow 8 man 
  • Standup Paddle Boards
  • Dive Compressor


  • Windlass: Lewmar electric V1-6 & Sport windlass V5
    controls at bow and helm positions
  • Anchors (3):
    Fortress anchor

    Rocna 88 lb, anchor
    Spade 100 lb anchor
  • Chain and Rope:
    270 ft (82m) of 7/16 chain / 147 ft (45m) of rope on main rode
    75 ft (23m) of chain / 252 ft (77m) rope on additional rode


  JK3 Nautical Enterprises  offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Kenyon Martin
JK3 Yacht Sales
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 106
San Diego, CA, US
Office: 619.224.6200
Mobile: 858.775.5937