This fantastic, highly sought after owner version Dolphin 460 was built for a former Hobie Cat 16 World Champion who sailed her around the world without mishap, and who cared for her with great love from day one. Her current owners purchased Free Spirit in May of 2012 with a view to cruising the pacific and beyond. Sadly, due to a health issue with their 2 year old daughter, they are unable to continue.
Since buying Free Spirit they undertook all of the necessary refit steps this year (2013) to make her ready for yet another long distance voyage, including, at over $60,000 of expense:
New Neil Pryde radial cut. Main, genoa and screecher.
New stack pack for mainsail
New standing rigging for mast and beam
Replaced all existing lifelines + extend around front and instal rear gates for kids safety.
Installed SSB radio and pactor 3 modum
New epirb and flares
New stainless isotherm fridge
New stainless isotherm freezer
New 600 AH lithium iron house battery bank
Install removable kids bunk in office.
New covers for saloon windows
The above work was completed by Grenada Marine who also serviced the motors, sail drives, rudder assemblies, replaced water maker membrane, serviced the winches plus lots of additional spares etc,etc.
Many articles have been written about these fine performance cats, all of which are available to be read on the Multihull Company website. Free Spirit is a 2006 Dolphin 460 that was set up for serious world voyaging. Built by third generation French boat builder, Philipe Pouvreau, at the Techna Tecnhnologica shipyard in Brazil, using only the finest materials, these boats have proven themselves to be fast and able cruisers. To date, not a single Dolphin 460, of the over 25 built, have had a single structural problem - I honestly believe few builders on earth could make such a claim. These boats are that well built. I was on Free Spirit recently in Grenada and she looks absolutely fantastic, just clean as a whistle. Her owners have taken fastidious care of her, and upgraded her consantly to make her more comfortable, safer, and faster. She has a new custom bimini cover and new salon cushions as well as all of the super costly refit upgrades noted above. To learn all about this super performance voyager, see her full specs listing and go over all the recent photos I took of her. If you are unamiliar with the Dolphin, please visit our company website to read press reports and a range of information on these super catamarans. They are light, strong, and fast and carry daggerboards. Free Spirit has proven herself, she's covered every ocean and logged over 38,000 miles and looks, well, just fantastic. With all her recent refits she is simply ready to go anywhere on a moments notice.
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.
These are stand up people, who make a stand up product. I would buy from them again in a heartbeat.
~ Jay Clark, Dolphin 460
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