CATANA 521 #8 (4 Double Cabin en suite Owners Layout) launched Nov 2003 and used in the fresh water of Holland's inland sea until sold to the present owners in 2008. Jersey Registered and Flagged (Certificate of British Registry).
I have been involved in the marketing and sale of several Catana 52s in the last five years. NO REHEARSAL stands out as the most comprehensively equipped and meticulously maintained. NO REHEARSAL started life in privileged fashion: she was built by Dominique Marsaudon at Catana's Lorient yard in 2003. This is no ordinary Catana therefore as Marsaudon is the Mozart of composites, best known for having built several racing (IDEC, GROUPAMA) and cruising multihulls in what is the capital of French multihull sailing.
I have known the current owners of NO REHEARSAL for a number of years and have visited the yacht on several occasions as she travelled the Caribbean and US East Coast. Seldom have I met such passionate, knowledgeable yachtsmen who know what it takes to sail a blue-water cat efficiently and to maintain it at the highest level. Hailing from New Zealand, the owners have owned several cats, are accomplished sail-makers and have brought years of multihull experience to bear in the specification of this exquisite yacht.
NO REHEARSAL has had only one previous owner from new and has never chartered. She's set up to circumnavigate and has everything needed for an ocean crossing from World wide internet and communications down to ocean passaging pilot books for the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
History...This Catana 521 was launched November 2003 but not used by the original owner until the spring of 2004 when it was delivered to Holland and Europe's largest fresh water lake. She had not been greatly used when sold to the current owners in 2008. They fitted masses of new equipment in 2009/10 for her crossing of the Atlantic. In the last year alone she had more than $80,000 spent in upgrades and new equipment and been continuously upgraded. New Main & Genoa Sails and new Suncode Bimini just installed.
Style...This is probably one of the best looking catamarans around, in her vibrant "Sunflower & Parchment" livery, her tasteful soft furnishings complete the package…put simply, she's eye catching by any standard. With her discrete lighting throughout, even at night, she is outstanding in every respect. She has underwater lights to see the marine life, aft floodlights and step lights that guide you safely back to the transom after being ashore & a powerful deck flood provides extra security.
Catana… Legendary design, performance, quality, comfort and safety (unsinkable), and being less than 30ft wide this opens up many more opportunities for haul-out and seasonal storage in out of the way places. The Catana 52s high bridge-deck compared with many other catamarans gives the smoother ride and daggerboards provide superior windward performance with the advantage of shallow draft. Its also "cool" in terms of its design and natural ventilation through generous sized, well-placed hatches. Catana 52s provide high performance ocean passaging in safety & comfort with uncluttered decks and efficient handling systems… it's so easy for a couple to handle such a large volume cat with bow thruster, powerful Volvo engines (on shaft not saildrives) and electric winches for sail handling and launch and recovery of inflatables.
Performance & Handling…This 521 easily achieves double digits: as an example, the owners and their two children crossed the Atlantic in 2010 in absolute comfort and safety in less than 12 days recording a top speed of more than 18 knots. NO REHEARSAL has recorded a highest speed of 23.4 knots. The owners chose the 521 in 2008 as probably the best and largest catamaran that any couple could comfortably handle and maintain with ease, without the need of crew. It's also economical to motor at 7 knots on 1 engine, cruise along with both at 8+ Knots and has a top speed of 10 Knots.
Safety First…A full suite of Furuno equipment including 2 x 3D displays (one at inside navigation station, the other at the starboard helm), AIS (send and receive) high resolution digital radar and forward looking color sonar for reef spotting. Backup provided by two Autopilots and then there is a fog horn/loud hailer, alarm systems for wind & shift, 2 depth sounders and even a brand new and un-used spare 11ft Avon inflatable and 10HP 4 stroke Honda outboard should you be unlucky enough to loose the main tender and outboard.
Worldwide Communications…Phone/fax and Internet access via the Thrane & Thrane (Sailor) Fleet Broadband 250 is brilliant. As backup/emergency a brand new Icom 802 and Pactor Modem for weather info, Grib Files and Sailmail and finally a "Bullet" mast head aerial for WiFi when near shore - all this gives you what you need in a matter of seconds. There is also Sony Vaio Laptop dedicated for on board use and specifically set up for use with the Fleet Broadband.
Equipped to circumnavigate…This seriously equipped "Sailors' Cat" is set up for long distance ocean/Trade Wind cruising at it's very best. With it's uniquely "Modified Bowsprit & additional Whisker Stays" to accommodate a sail wardrobe of "Five Head Sails" for all conditions, it can honestly be described as a offshore sailors dream catamaran.
Upgrades & Special Equipment… Bow thruster (Sleipner) - a very unusual feature on a cat, Deluxe helms & seats, Carbon fibre mast & high spec sails, Jumbo showers amidships, 4x Vacuflush Fresh Water heads, Air Conditioning plus 2 Eberspacher Hydronic Central heating (Diesel/24v) and large water heaters, Flexofold props, a full set of “Clears” completely weather proof the cockpit area and provide extra heated living space in cool weather. Helm covers for protection when stored ashore. Bauer Dive compressor, Boarding Passarelle ladder...etc etc.
Backups… In edition to the equipment above…Not one, but two inflatables and two outboards... all as new.
Catana 52 vs Catana 50...There are some key points to be taken into consideration when comparing the Catana 52s and Catana 50s: the 52s are a much larger catamaran (at least 20% more interior volume), more comfortable, perform at least as well as the 50s, and have a much higher bridge deck clearance for a smoother ride. Importantly kept below the 30 feet beam mark makes for easier haul out. The Catana 521 has a mass of large portholes for good ventilation and huge volume for massive storage space under all bunks, saloon seating and hanging lockers in every cabin, plus huge lockers on deck and in the cockpit. These points ensure the 52s are still a firm favorite.
If you are in the market for a genuine blue-water cruiser in mint condition, you owe it to yourself to consider NO REHEARSAL carefully. Please contact Alexis for more information and to arrange a viewing with our local broker.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS & INFORMATION
INTERIOR LAYOUT & EQUIPMENT
Layout/Accommodation... This four double cabin “family layout” for 8 was chosen for the original owner's large family; it is lined throughout in rich Canadian Cherry. There are four bathrooms: two amidships (each 5ft x 4ft "max size") with two upgraded Jumbo heads (Fresh Water Flush) showers/ hand basins and two standard bathrooms aft with heads/showers/hand basins. The aft port cabin can convert from a double berth to a single plus an office desk & seat (or could be easily changed to give two singles). The owners cabin (aft starboard side) is fitted with a king size quality mattress ( 6ft 6" x 7ft). Each of the four double cabins has a 3ft x 1ft opening window for a panoramic view and generous ventilation.
Comfort... In addition to power reversible Air Conditioning for use when in marinas, "Nature's AC" is still the best, cheapest and most reliable. This is provided via a total of 16 hatches/windows that keeps this cat cool! There are four large forward facing hatches, two in the saloon and one in each hull forward (inside the hulls and called "Dolphin Hatches"). These provide masses of cooling air that passes throughout the accommodation. In addition, there are four huge top opening hatches (3ft x 1 ft) on the outside of each hull and six smaller hatches. The large sliding door & window to saloon ensures a cooling breeze through to the cockpit and outside dinning area. To further enhance cooling there is a huge awning for the foredeck, reflective screens on all windows and great awnings all around the cockpit so you'll never get too hot.
If you do do fancy exploring seriously northern latitudes there is an Eberspacher Hydronic central heating system (Diesel/24v) that gets the place really hot in about 30 mins, with thermostats in all cabins and deck saloon.
The open and airy salon, comfortably seats 8 persons, it features a folding out dining table with drinks cabinet under and in addition there is generous amount of storage space under the seating. To starboard of salon is the forward facing navigation station and aft of salon is the large U-shaped galley, which is cleverly arranged next to the sliding window and door to unite with the guests in cockpit. Large opening hatches facing forward provide excellent ventilation. Sun shades/screens on all windows and opening hatches keep it cool.
HELM STATION TO STARBOARD
PORT HELM STATION
COCKPIT AREA & AFT
Raised Cockpit and outside… This is the hub of a superbly designed entertainment and "living area" that has sun awnings on all three sides, sumptuous reclining seats to relax in and take in the panoramic view and there's seating for 12 in comfort or dining for 8 at the foldout table. Larger parties could easily be accommodated in this area, which is generous by any standard.
MAST & RIGGING
All Winches, Mast Track and Cars, Blocks & Deck Gear are "Harken" all Jammers are "Spinlock".
Foredeck… The huge awning that covers the foredeck, when required, is great for lazing under in the hammock and provides ample space for parties to enjoy sundowners in the cool breezes. In addition, there are cushion/sun beads for relaxing or reading in the cool shade. The decks are clear and uncluttered for easy and safe walk around, all roller reefing and spinnaker guys control lines are neatly led aft through under deck conduits.
Storage… Masses of storage is provided to take all you need for a circumnavigation with 2 cavernous lockers forward that can holds things like 3 sails, 2 bikes, spare outboard & inflatable, passarelle, Fortress anchor, skis, Kite boards, fenders and mooring lines etc...In the cockpit, there are 3 huge lockers that have a combined area about 6ft x 12 ft x 2 ft 6 " deep.
Dinghies (2) 1 x Rib 1 x Inflatable
NEW EQUIPMENT FITTED NOV/DEC 2012-2014
1. Specially ordered 13 ft AB Aluminium Hull RIB fitted with 25HP Four stroke Yamaha, complete with cover, canvas pannier bags, 2 Anchors, 2 Fuel Tanks, Water/Fuel separator filter, Anti Theft locks etc. This RI can carry 7 and easily planes with 4 or possibly 5 adults, it's also tough enough for coral reefs and hard beaching.
2. Icom M802 SSB Radio & Pactor Modem as backup to Fleet Broadband 250 to receive emails and weather data
3. Icom M504 VHF with remote and Starboard helm & Loud-Hailer/Foghorn on mast
4. Simrad AP 28 & AP24 Autopilots at Stbd & Port helm stations plus hand held remote controller.
5. Webasto Air Conditioning to saloon and owners side.
6. 4 x Kyocera Solar with (controlled Outback smart charge) panels providing a total 840 watts of free power throughout the day.
7. New large foredeck Awning in Sunbrella "Parchment" plus new BBQ and cover
Additional New Equipment fitted by current owners…
Sailor Fleet Broadband FB250 ( Worldwide high speed internet connection, Fax and Phone) .
Sony Vaio Laptop dedicated for on board use and specifically set up for use with Fleet Broadband.
A complete upgrade to latest Furuno NavNet 3 Plotter and digital Radar (12” display at saloon Navigation Station and 8” display at starboard Helm station).
Furuno Class B send and receive AIS. Forward looking color Sonar for reef spotting. Backup with Two Autopilots.
Simrad AP 28 Autopilot at Starboard Helm and AP 24 at Port Helm, plus cordless remote to use on deck.
2 x Personal AIS "EASY RESCUE". Once activated these can be seen on the two Navnet displays, should a crew member fall overboard.
2nd (Spare and unused) Avon inflatable 3.4 Mtrs - 11ft in Hyperlon with 10HP Honda 4 stroke and spares kits.
3 New head sails, Gennaker, Screecher and huge Asymmetric Spinnaker.
All new canvas work and cockpit upholstery plus awnings and covers for various equipment.
Coppercoat anti fouling giving up to 10 years protection (Applied 2010).
Rocna anchor 55Kg (120 lbs) on 100 mtrs (300 ft) of 3/8" (12mm) chain; this is operated by hand held anchor remote or controlled at starboard helm station.
Large Fortress (FX55) anchor for emergencies, fitted chain and heavy warp.
Teak and aluminium passarelle for quay access (only used for one season in the Mediterranean).
Racor 500 Series Twin Diesel filters with fuel filter separator alarm detectors.
Teak lounger chairs & teak gratings to rope "boxes" by the main winch thus providing additional seating.
The new trampolines; these are Spectra and UV coated firm and easy to walk on.
12 Sonnenschein Gel Batteries (House and Engine starting).
The majority of running rigging, all fenders and all mooring lines.
All galley equipment and utensils, Microwave, Food processor, TV etc.
Comprehensive tools and spares kits for main engines, generator, and water maker etc.
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.
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