Made in America since 1981, the Gemini Legacy has proven to be the most family-friendly performance cruising catamaran in the world, and the reasons are obvious;
o A 34 inch draft that allows the boat to be pulled up right next to a beach or anchored in small, protected coves.
o A 14 foot beam, which means the boat can be trucked anywhere in the country, hauled out of the water with a standard size travel lift and kept in a standard size marina berth.
o Costing no more than an average mid-size monohull, the Gemini Legacy 35 has more interior volume than most 40-foot monohulls.
o Fast, level sailing. Imagine moving along at wind speed with virtually no heeling. Your drink stays on the table and you stay comfortably reclined in your seat. Plus, with the upgraded engine option, you can get home quicker after sailing too.
o Fast, family friendly, easy to maneuver, and affordable.
The hull shape of Gemini Legacy 35 is still revolutionary in the multihull industry. The hulls are shallow and shaped much like a "teardrop" which requires little force to move them through the water yet it also provides a high load carrying capacity (450 lb per hull per 1?). The bridge deck has 39? of clearance at the bow. This, combined with the lack of pitching and wave making, translates to a comfortable ride with no heeling. Thirty-three feet long and with a beam of just 14 feet, the Gemini is large enough for serious cruising, comfortable enough to live aboard, had retractable daggerboards for upwind sailing and gunkholing in the shallows, and could fit snuggly within a conventional boat slip.
The new catamaran from the Gemini factory in Maryland is the cruising cat variety with the design emphasis on comfort and accommodations. The D/L of this design is 133.5, and the L/B is 2.52. The displacement is listed at 9,800 pounds, and that's not light even for a monohull 35-footer. If you consider that the Gemini has no ballast you can get an appreciation of just how much material there is in this boat.
The shape has been tested and proven in a wide variety of conditions... Surfing down 30? waves in the mid-Atlantic, sailing to Hawaii, or cruising down the Intracoastal Waterway.
All the reasons this boat has been an American Legacy since 1981. The Gemini Legacy 35 is the most successful cruising catamaran ever built.