APACHE SAILCRAFT MACALPINE DOWNIE - “FOREIGNER ”

APACHE SAILCRAFT MACALPINE DOWNIE - “FOREIGNER ”

A true sailing thoroughbred...

FOREIGNER IS FOR SALE!

Previously owned by Geoff Pack, former editor of Yachting Monthly, this yacht was used in his Blue Water Cruising series on equipment development and chronicling his ocean cruising life. Present owner has sailed her for the last 24 years - living aboard and cruising the Caribbean waters. Seller states: ""The concept of new ownership is a 'walk-on, walk-off' arrangement with current owners taking only clothes and personal items from the boat, leaving a huge inventory of spares, a comprehensive tool kit including power tools, consumables, charts, cruising guides and a library of books, together with a comprehensive collection of the practical items and equipment necessary for the cruising lifestyle."

So there you go! Now you can sail off into the sunset!

Other features:

Segmental lee boards when lowered give a 7 ft. 6 in. draft with a large lateral underwater surface area to significanly resist leeway
Kept up to date and well-maintained as this was their home
Attractive, clean traditional lines showing slim hulls and a beautiful entry
No shrouds abaft the mast. She gets full support from the double backstay which is stepped on a massive box section A frame athwart ship that also takes teh chain plate shroud loading
Custom saloon with thick, comfy cushions and lounging room
Galley down adds privacy when needed but a custom built pass-though allows for socializing
New 2016 aluminium dingy with chaps
Dinghy davits
Separate wet room for wet gear, hanging PFD's, harnesses, etc.
On-board WIFI
A great boat at a great price! Safe and comfortable for cruising. Already located in paradise!



***More details and pictures available to serious buyers.***

Share |
LOA: 41'
TYPE: APACHE SAILCRAFT
MODEL: MACALPINE DOWNIE
YEAR: 1974
GBP: £67,500
LYING: Grenada
Download the entire photo gallery in high resolution format.  (Size: 1.29 MB)
Managing Broker
Chris Rundlett
473-457-3245

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Foreigner
Specs
Builder: Sailcraft
Designer: McAlpine-Downie
Flag of Registry: United Kingdom
Keel: Twin Keel
Hull Shape: Catamaran
Dimensions
LOA: 41 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 3 ft 6 in
Engines
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Engine Model: 4108
Engine Type: Other
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 52 HP
Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: 95 (1 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 45 (2 Gallons)
Accommodations
Number of single berths: 2
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 8
Inside Equipment
Refrigerator
Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass

History

As an Apache catamaran, Foreigner is a rare design classic, something akin to the "E-type" of multihulls. She has a wonderful provenance and is frequently recognised around the Caribbean with her iconic lines and sleek shape. Her prototype was Apache Sundancer, famously a racing cat competing with the likes of British Oxygen.

Foreigner has been continuously invested in, meticulously kept up-to-date and extremely well maintained and looked after, throughout the 24 years with the current owner who is very reluctantly selling for health reasons.




Rigging and Build
  • No shrouds abaft the mast
  • Split masthead backstay
  • Masthead rig with double babystay
  • Massive box set ion A from 
  • Heavy built GRP construction
  • Massively thinck scantilings
  • Heavy box section longitudinal stringers
  • Hull-bridgedeck joins 

All standing rigging and halyards were replaced in 2016 by Turbulance Sails, Grenada


Power
  • (1) Perkins 4108 52 HP diesel (rebuilt in 2002)
  • Direct drive
  • Hydraulic transmission
  • Engine drives Volvo hydraulic pump driving Volvo hydraulic unit directly driving an 18 inch 3 blade fixed propeller
  • A frame mounted propeller (steerable & vectored through +/- 45 degrees
  • A frame lifted off the water by hydraulic ram (drag free)
  • Cruising speed 7 - 9 knots in average conditions
  • Max performance 12 knots in marginal conditions
  • Avg. 5 knots off the wind under power

Winches
  • Lewmar 65 two speed (cockpit, Genoa sheets)
  • Harken 40 elect. for Genoa furling with local & remote control
  • Harken 40 elect (leeboard retraction)
  • (2) Lewmar 40 winches ( one starboard & one portside)
  • (2) Giot ratchet winches (at mast handle)
  • Horizon 1500 anchor winch

Dinghies
  • AB 9 ft. Aluminum RIB with bow locker (2016)
  • 15 hp Mercury
  • 9 ft. Avon Redcreast soft bottom
  • 3.5 hp outboard

(Dinghy davits on stern arch with custom outboard mount)


Systems
  • Raymarine 3000 auto pilot for main rudders
  • Hydrovane windbane steering system fitted Jan. 2016
  • Raymarine ST1000+ tiler pilot with remote control
  • 4 x Tudor 6v 105 Ah gold card deep cycle in series/paralell 215 A hrs capacity
  • 4 x 60 + 1 x 75 + 1 x 110 solar panels w/ SW 30 W generator
  • 110v and 230v battery charges shore power
  • AC power from two system inverters 110v 1000w & 230v 1500w
  • Separate engine starting battery 
  • Xantrex 3 stop regulator for charging systems
  • 12 v elect distribution system w/3 separate circuit breaker switch boards
  • AC power distribution throughout 230V and 110v

Sails
  • Yankee cut genoa ran to massive manual winch
  • Profurl forestay foil controlled by elect winch
  • Mainsail serviceable
  • Four short battens and three reefing points
  • Stack pack system and Lazyjacks
  • Spare Genoa
  • Spinnacker & whisker pole
  • Sea-going dinghy storage on foredeck

Ground Tackle
  • 45 lb. Bugle anchor w/100 ft 10 mm chain plus 120 ft 3 plait nylon 3 plait rode
  •  45 lb Bugle anchor 20ft 10 mm chain plus 100 ft 3/4 nylon 3 plait rode
  • Horizon 1500 anchor windlass (mentioned previously)
  • Aluminum Fortress anchor with chain & rode
  • Admiralty pattern 30 lb. traditional hook rock anchor

Galley Down
  • Two micorwave ovens
  •  Two electric kettles (110v and 230v)
  • Oven
  • Two burner stove
  • Large, two-section fridge/freezer unit (needs compressor)
  • 1 cu ft drink fridge
  • Stainless steel double sink w/saltwater pump
  • Ample counter & storage space

Saloon
  • Extra thick custom wrap-around lounge seats 8
  • Almost 360 degree views
  • Teak table
  • Solar reflection lined curtains
  • Convenient pass-through from galley
  • Easy access to the head on this level as well as wet-locker (w/sink)

Safety
  • 29 ft diameter Shewman parachute sea anchor (never used
  • Variable resistance Shewman parachute drogue systems (never used)
  • Four man canister liferaft purchased Jan. 2017
  • McMurdo G5 EPIRB (2016)
  • (3) Dry powder fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket

Cabins
  • Two double cabins fore & aft in the starboard hull
  • Nav station and workshop located between cabins starboard
  • Two single berths located in aft, port hull (galley side)
  • Port hull berths are presently used as storage

Disclaimer: The Multihull Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Managing Broker

Chris Rundlett

Office Phone: 473-457-3245
Cell Phone: 206-792-9787
Email:
SkypeSkype Me!
Testimonials From Satisfied Customers

"

These are stand up people, who make a stand up product. I would buy from them again in a heartbeat.

"

~ Jay Clark, Dolphin 460
"Sugar Shack"

"

I just wanted you to know that your level of service and the high degree of customer satisfaction have made owning my Dolphin a great experience.

"

~ Daniel Zlotnick, Dolphin
"Sugar Shack"

Want to Learn More?

Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter