The Boat

A stock photo of a PDQ 36 from above

1993 PDQ 36, purchased from Sail Away Catamarans in Annapolis, MD in December 2014.

s/v Odin the Wanderer: (pronounced “OH-din”, Norse origins–famous for their Viking sailing ships OR in Spanish, OH-th-ee-n ).  Named after the mythological God whose was known to go on “long, solitary wanderings throughout the cosmos on purely self-interested quests.”  Also associated with wisdom, magic and poetry.  The father of Thor.  J.R.R. Tolkien stated that he thought of Gandalf as an “Odinic wanderer.”

Dec 2018, Sail Magazine, Multihull Sailor, “Classic Cats”

“If there ever was an ingenious layout alternative for a sub-40ft catamaran, the PDQ 36 would clearly be the winner. With her cozy, central cockpit, which can be fully enclosed, this Alan Slater design is very cleverly laid out. The PDQ was originally built in Canada and enjoyed great success.”  You can read the rest of the article here:

John Kretschmer review of the PDQ 36

“The PDQ 36 is an intriguing cruising option. It offers good performance, spacious deck and interior layouts, shoal draft and flat sailing. It is solidly constructed and holds its value on the used market. In fact, it can be difficult to find used boats. Designed as a family cruiser instead of a charter boat, the PDQ 36 has proven itself as an offshore sailer. It may be expensive, but when measured against a comparable monohull, which needs to be 10 feet longer to have comparable accommodations, the value becomes obvious.”  You can read the rest of the article here:

Bob Perry review of the PDQ 36

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