Matthew Dunning operates TMC's Multihulls Northwest Office and the Northwest Multihull Center on Commencement Bay in Tacoma, WA. The brokerage docks are right downtown on the historic Thea Foss Waterway and have fostered the largest community of multihulls on the West Coast. The Northwest Multihull Center has everything you need to commence or continue your voyage. In addition to brokerage docks, we have abundant multihull moorage. The Thea Foss Waterway has the highest concentration of end-tie and linear moorage in the Northwest. It is located just 30 minutes from SeaTac airport via I-5 with direct access to Puget Sound, the San Juans, the Inside Passage, and the Pacific. This is a tremendous advantage for voyagers needing to reconnect or refit, out-of-state buyers and sellers, and international clients seeking to explore the Pacific Northwest's unique maritime geography. Commencement Bay is a great place to moor, store, or explore with a multihull. The Port of Tacoma is a major West Coast port and all of the transportation, industrial, and maritime resources for Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, and Port Townsend are easily at hand. For survey, refit, and repair, Commencement Bay's Citadel Marine Center has a haulout facility that can haul just about any multihull with unlimited beam and up to 55 tons of displacement. They offer a full service boatyard, a 5-acre mast-up storage yard, and a launch-on-demand service. Add to these moorage and storage facilties Tacoma's linear guest dock that is nearly ¼ mile long (perfect for multihulls). It is situated just in front of the new Seaport Museum with the Chihuly Museum of Glass, WA State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, America's LeMay Car Museum and a world class Tiki Bar just a dinghy ride away . . . You just won't find a better place for multihulls on the West Coast.Matthew Dunning is The Multihull Company's West Coast broker. Catamarans, places, and people are his passions. Matthew believes that cruising multihulls are the best vehicles for exploring our world. He comes by this belief honestly having studied Polynesian prehistory and migration in Australia and as a graduate in Economic Geography from Dartmouth College. Studies led to a lifelong pursuit of these amazing craft in all of their ancient and modern incarnations. Matthew has sailed the waters of the Salish Sea aboard catamarans for more than 25 years. He has promoted, constructed, and brokered multihulls worldwide. Matthew loves to help herd cats to the Pacific and is delighted to share his knowledge and experience with clients. If your plans include the San Juans, Canadian Gulf & Discovery Islands, the Sunshine Coast, or perhaps a trip up the Inside Passage through the Broughton Archipelago en route to Southeast Alaska with a return circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and, perhaps, an optional jump-off to the South Pacific via San Francisco, San Diego, Mexico and a full Pacific Gyre. . . or if you’re a Westerner with cruising plans anywhere in the world looking for the right multihull. . . we encourage you to contact Matthew for an appointment and fill him in on all the details so that he can help make you make your dreams a reality.
821 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
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