Taj | 2006 Grainger Catamaran

Salt Spring Island, BC, CA

Taj | Grainger Catamaran 48ft

US $399,000

Salt Spring Island, BC, CA


"Taj" is a professionally built custom catamaran manufactured in Port Townsend (Washington USA).  She was expertly constructed to the plans of Australian designer Tony Grainger.  She is an experienced Blue Water vessel which is ready for her next adventure.  

Notable Equipment and information- 

  • High End Epoxy Construction
  • Electric Sail Handling Winches
  • Watermaker
  • Ample Battery Charging Systems
  • Wallas D40 Diesel Forced Air Heat


  • Length: 48ft
  • Builder: Custom Built in Port Townsend Wa
  • Beam: 25' 0"
  • Draft: 4' 6"
  • Year: 2006
  • Hull: Composite
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Custom Built in Port Townsend Wa
  • Designer: Tony Grainger


  • Length Overall: 48 ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 6"
  • Beam Measure: 25' 0"


  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Engine Model: 3JH2 – TCE 47
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1400
  • Engine Power: 40 hp

  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Engine Model: 3JH2 – TCE 47
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1400
  • Engine Power: 40 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (180 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (180 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 4
  • Number of heads: 3

Design Brief

Constructed from the computer generated plans of Australian designer Tony Grainger – Design 98, Taj, was launched in Port Townsend (Washington USA) in 2006. Construction was based throughout on the use of West System epoxy, and the avoidance of anything which would cause unnecessary weight. The build teams were professionals selected from the best craftsmen in their trades from the Port Townsend boat building community.

Considerable effort was made to make the boat as effortless to sail as possible. The Maxwell 3500 electric anchor windlass can also be used to raise spinnaker and screecher halyards, or to send someone up the mast.  Four large Lewmar electric winches are located at each corner of the cockpit. These drive all control lines, the mainsail halyard, and the dinghy launch and retrieval gantry.

  • 4 Staterooms
  • 3 Heads w/ Showers
  • Large Cockpit w/ Ample Storage
  • High Quality Gear Used Throughout


Construction was based throughout on the use of West System epoxy, and the avoidance of anything which would cause unnecessary weight. The build teams were professionals selected from the best craftsmen in their trades from the Port Townsend boat building community.

The hulls and lower decks are strip planked vertical grain cedar glassed with biaxial fabric. The cedar core was chosen for it’s light weight, strength, and repairability anywhere in the world. Bulkheads, bridge deck and foredeck cross beam were vacuum bagged. The bridge deck was formed from end grain balsa panels, supported by under deck fore and aft stringers.

Upper decks, coach roof, and cockpit are comprised of one inch Corecell foam, glassed with tri-axial fabric. The interior furniture and floorboards are built using Nomex honeycomb panels, skinned in carbon fiber or fiberglass. Furniture is trimmed with Eastern Figured Maple. The main salon table is a honeycomb panel trimmed in Maple and Kirilian Birch Veneer.

Honeycomb floorboard panels and balsa core bridge deck are covered with 3/16” planking in teak and maple. The boat is highly faired, primed, and painted with Sterling Matterhorn LPU paint.


There is a large dining table capable of seating 6-8 persons on custom tan leather cushions. Sight lines are through mid level windows.  A separate nav station is raised to permit watch keeping through the upper windows, and has a Stressless leather recliner for seating. This seating arrangement has provided comfortable safe seating through thousands of blue water miles.

Storage under the seats accommodates a vast collection of spare parts, rebuild kits, and tools.   A custom alcove on the forward bulkhead houses a glass sculpture of a jellyfish by artist Richard Satava, illuminated from below.

  • L Shaped Settee Forward
  • Burled Wood Dining Table
  • Teak and Holly Floors
  • Helm Station Forward to Starboard
  • Ample Storage in Shelves Lockers and Drawers
  • Reading and Overhead Lighting
  • Bright Open Space
  • Access to the Hulls Either Side
  • Hatches for Ventilation


The galley was designed to preserve sight lines between a standing person preparing meals and a sitting person on the salon settee.

  • 4 Burner SS Broadwater Cooktop
  • Counter High Custom Broadwater SS Oven
  • Microwave Oven w/ Built In Toaster
  • Scandvik SS Double Sink w/ Pressure H/C Domestic Water and Foot Pump
  • Dometic Fridge/Freezer (110v, 12v, Propane)
  • Under Counter Chest Freezer in Aft Cabin
  • 2 Full Height Lockers for Storage


Taj offers 4 cabins for owners and guests. 2 Forward and 2 Aft. 

The forward cabins are identical, with a queen size berths, hanging lockers and multiple lower lockers. Each forward cabin has its own head, shower facility and sump pump out.

The aft cabins are similar, however the Starboard aft cabin is accessed through a 3rd “Day” head.  The port aft cabin is aft of the galley and is slightly smaller due to the addition of a Freezer.  Both offer double berths and lockers for storage.

  • 2x Double Berth Identical Cabins Forward w/ Private Head/Showers
  • 2x Double Berth Aft Cabins 
  • Port Aft Cabin off the Galley w/ Freezer in the Cabin
  • Starboard Aft Cabin Access is Through a 3rd Head/Shower 
  • Large Storage area w/ Lockers and Drawers in Starboard Hull
  • Ample Lockers Drawers and Shelves for Storage in All Cabins
  • Overhead and Reading Lights Throughout


110V AC Power System

  • 2x 30 amp Shore Power Inlet (1 per transom)
  • 2x 50′ 30 amp Shore Power Cord 
  • 110V Ships Power via Outback FX 2000 watt Sine Wave Inverter
  • Custom 110v Distribution Panel w/ Breakers & Digital Volt & Amp Meters
  • 110 Outlets Throughout
  • Isolation Transformer


  • 5x 12v Mastervolt SL 200 AGM House Batteries 1000 amphrs (new 2020)
  • 2x Grp 31 12v Engine Start Batteries
  • Victron Energy Battery Monitor
  • 110v Charging via Outback Inverter/Charger for House Batteries
  • 110V Charging via Trickle Chargers for Engine Start Batteries
  • 12V Custom Distribution Panel w/ Breakers and Digital Volt & Amp Meters
  • 2x 170 Amp Leech Neville Alternators (1 per engine)
  • 2x Balmar MC 612 Regulators (1 per alternator)
  • 3x 120 Watt Solar Panels w/ Regulator
  • Domestic Lighting LED and Fluorescent


Raymarine Electronics

  • 12″ Axiom Chartplotter/Radar Display (New 2021)
  • Raymarine Quantum Chirp Radar (New 2021)
  • AIS 650 B System
  • Wind, Speed and Depth Transducers
  • Multifunction Repeater Displays @ Nav Station and Helm
  • Autopilot w/ Lewmar Mamba Rotary Drive
  • Standard Horizon VHF @ Nav Station 
  • Uniden VHF @ Helm
  • ICOM M802 SSB/HAM Radio w/ Integrated Dragon DR 7400 Pactor Modem 
  • Iridium “Go” Sat Internet w/ External Antenna
  • Rogue Wave Wifi Extender

Sails and Rigging

Sail Inventory by Quantum Sails

  • Full Batten Cruising Laminate Mainsail 
  • Ronstan Roller Bearing Mainsail Track System
  • Furling Solent Jib w/ UV Cover
  • Screecher Light Air Reaching Sail
  • Asymmetrical Downwind Spinnaker

Spars and Rigging

  • Sparcraft Aluminum Mast and Boom
  • Profurl Furler Furling for Headsails
  • Sparcraft New Aluminum Sprit w/ Bobstay
  • Sparcraft Catwalk and Forward Crossbeam
  • Sparcraft Dinghy Launching Gantry 
  • Dyform Standing Rigging
  • Lazy Jacks


  • Full Cockpit Enclosure
  • Canvas and Mesh Window Covers for Cabin Windows and Hatches
  • Mainsail Cover/Drop Bag on Boom w/ Lazy Jacks

On Deck

  • Full Cockpit Enclosure (New 2020)
  • Goiot Deck Hatches
  • Trampolines Built by Quantum Sails New Lashings 2021
  • Lewmar Deck Hardware i/c Electric Sail Handling Winches
  • Bow Trampolines w/ Lashings Renewed Recently
  • Ample Lockers for On Deck Storage
  • Scandvik H/C Pressure Exterior Shower
  • Dinghy Cradle Aft of Cockpit
  • 60 lb SS Ultra Plow Anchor
  • 320 High Test 3/8″ Chain
  • Maxwell 3500 Electric Windlass
  • Fortress FX 32 Stern Anchor
  • 60 lb CQR “3rd” Anchor
  • Ultra Quickline SS Stern Line Reel


  • 2x Yanmar 3JH2-TCE 47 Turbo Charged Engines
  • 2x SD 30 Saildrives (NEW Main Seals 2022)
  • Autostream SS Feathering Props
  • 3x 60 Gallon Aluminum Fuel Tanks (2 primary/1 reserve)
  • Electric Fuel Transfer Pump
  • Racor 5000FG Series Fuel Filter
  • 3x 70 Gallon Water Tanks
  • Spectra MPC 10 gal/hr Watermaker w/ Auto Flush
  • 2x Wallas D40 Diesel Cabin Heat
  • Marlon Thru-Hulls

Additional Information and Equipment

  • 12′ RIB Hypalon Tender w/ Aluminum Bottom (2020)
  • 15hp Yamaha 4 Stroke Outboard (2020)
  • 2x Wallas D40 Diesel Cabin Heat (1 per Hull)
  • 3x On-Demand Propane Domestic Water Heater
  • 4x 40lb Propane Bottles in Locker Forward of Mast Valid Through 2031
  • Canvas and Mesh Window Covers for Cabin Windows and Hatches
  • Spare 185 & 80 amp Alternators
  • Goiot Custom Escape Hatches Under the Companionways
  • 4x Marinco Solar Vents in Deck Hatches (2021)
  • Fenders and Docklines
  • Many Spare Parts for Ships Systems
  • Manuals for Ships Systems

The Company 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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