Shell Crab Claw Catamaran

Shell Crab Claw Catamaran

LOA: 19’3″ | Beam: 8’3″ | Draft 22″
North Richland Hills, TX | $8,995

I was surprised by this unique, stout cabin catamaran (motorsailer?) for sale in Texas.  I’ve never seen anything quite like it.  It’s trailerable and weighs only 1,000 lbs.  I don’t know enough about boats like this to have a clue of its seaworthiness, but I did find this discussion at the Wooden Boat forums about the boat that raises some interesting points.  Later on in the thread, a Shell owner comments about the other authors’ concerns.

Sounds like this is the kind of boat that would be great as a daysailor and weekend cruiser in fairly protected waters.

The boat is also available as a kit from Shell Boats.

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