Waller 1160 by Mike Waller Yacht Design

38 ft cedar strip / glass bridgedeck catamaran

Length overall38'11.6 m
Waterline length37' 2"11.33 m
Beam22' 3"6.78 m
Draft3' 3"1 m
Headroom6' 7"2 m
Weight11684 lbs5300 kg
Displacement13889 lbs6300 kg
Capacity4409 lbs2000 kg
Sail area910 sq. ft.84.50 m2
Hull construction Strip planking
See also Waller 1100 (Mk II)Waller 1200

URL: http://wallerdesign.com.au/wal1160.html


The WALLER 1160 is a full bridge deck cat built in cedar strip/glass composite, to produce a sound and comfortable ocean cruising yacht. Bulkheads and partitions are in plywood, with interior joinery in honeycomb composite panels.


The Waller 1160 is intended to be easy to build, and capable of living aboard and ocean voyaging. Because she is intended for extensive live aboard cruising, she has been designed for strength, load carrying ability and internal roominess. She is designed for safe but good performance rather than all out speed (although boats launched to date have reported excellent performance), and as such is, at 6.3 Tonne, a medium displacement vessel.

The design& features mini keels for cruising simplicity and cost , inboard diesel sail drive engines for safety, convenience and reliability and 3 alternate internal arrangement choices.


The Waller 1160 comes with a medium tech fully battened sailing rig and alloy mast and boom as standard. The rig is the typical heavy roached, fully battened main and 7/8th rig which time has shown to be the most efficient rig for this type of vessel.


The Waller 1160 utilises what I like to think of as 'sensible' material choices, using the best material for each application. The hull shell is cedar strip and glass composite, for strength, and ease of construction, while the bulkheads and partitions are plywood for speed of construction and low cost. The cockpit area employs foam / glass composite panels for ease of construction, and the joinery is in Honeycomb / glass panels for ease of constructin and light weight. Full use has been made of timber / epoxy construction, with a minimum of timber framing.


The Waller 1160 comes with three alternate accomodation plans (standard galley up and galley down, plus a 4 sleeping cabin option) Both standard arrangement plans feature twin berth cabins forward and a double berth in the aft Starboard hull, with W.C./ Shower compartment to port aft. The galley up arrangement features galley and dinette on the bridge deck, whilst the galley down features a larger lounge area and navigation chart table on the bridge deck, plus a larger galley in the mid starboard hull. The 4 cabin option features sleeping cabins fore and aft, port and starboard, with the W.C. compartment midships to port.

Waller 1160

Galley down interior
Galley up interior

See also

Design Length Beam Sail area Engine power Compare
Waller 1100 (Mk II) Waller 1100 (Mk II) by Mike Waller Yacht Design
36 ft all plywood bridgedeck cruising catamaran
10.97 m
19' 2"
5.84 m
801 sq. ft.
74.40 m2
Waller 1200 Waller 1200 by Mike Waller Yacht Design
39 ft cedar/glass composite and ply catamaran
39' 4"
12 m
21' 4"
6.5 m
876 sq. ft.
81.40 m2

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Waller 1200   Waller 1200
39 ft cedar/glass composite and ply catamaran

LOA: 39' 4"/12 m   compare
Coral Cove 40   Coral Cove 40
40 ft plywood multi chine low cost cruising catamaran

LOA: 40'/12.2 m   compare

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