Tardis' History

Tardis was manufactured in Ventspils, Latvia by V-Auto LV Ltd, as the fifth of the Catri 24's to be produced.  The boat was originally purchased by Stephen Walker, a trimaran dealer in the UK. He sailed the boat to England and wrote of the trip in his blog. It's a great read and shows how you can sail a small tri throughout Europe. 

http://www.ahoy-boats.info/archives/sailing/2005_06.html

(Note: the blog is in reverse-order, so on each page start at the bottom and go upwards on each month).

I found Stephen's web page and followed it with interest, as I was looking for a small, affordable trimaran to sail on the Chesapeake Bay.  When he announced it was for sale, I worked a side trip into some business travel and arranged a test sail with Stephen in Pwllheli, Wales. It was a windy, rainy day with some horse tails and we had a good sail.

I purchased the boat from Stephen in 2007 and had it shipped to Baltimore in a roll-on, roll-off ferry for automobiles. This was possible since it can be trailered. After picking it up from the freight yard, I moved it to the West River, MD near the Chesapeake Bay where I've docked it since.

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The easy access to the bay has allowed me to participate in many races, usually starting in Annapolis, and to have very nice cruises out to St. Michaels and other great destinations nearby.