Our Boat

Dream Catcher

Our boat is a 1994 PDQ 36, hull number 41. It was built in Whitby, Ontario (thats in Canada, eh) by the now defunct PDQ Yacht company. PDQ built a smaller 32 foot cat and a larger 42 (then 44) footer as well. I believe there were 101 PDQ 36's made before the company folded in 2007.

"Dream Catcher" was owned once and a half before we bought her up on the Chesapeake Bay back in 2000. Her original owners bought her to go cruising, but then they suffered some sort of financial set back and were forced to sell her. Another couple bought her, moved her to the Chesapeake from New York and then promptly put her back up for sale, hence the "half" ownership.

"Dream Catcher" weighs in at a svelte 8800 pounds and has a mast height of 47 feet. She draws 2 feet, 10 inches fully loaded, has 8 foot long mini keels, and unlike most of her siblings, she has skeg hung rudders.

She is powered by twin Yamaha 9.9, long shaft outboards that retract via an electric motor when we are under sail. She carries 80 gallons of water, 55 gallons of fuel and her holding tank has a 25 gallon capacity.