This is an extremely attractive, sound, spotlessly clean, very well-maintained catamaran sailing cruiser which benefits from continuous attention and upkeep on the part of a conscientious owner. She is an exceptional example of her marque and is in optimum condtion.

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LOA: 56'
YEAR: 2001
USD: $449,000
LYING: Curacao
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH3-TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 50 KW

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH3-TE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 50 KW

  • Designer:  Jean Beret/Olivier Racoupeau
  • Manufacturer:  Fountaine Pajot
  • Model:  Marquises 56 sailing catamaran cruiser
  • Owner's Version
  • Hull material:  FRP foam sandwich
  • Fractional sloop rig
  • Year:  2001
  • LOA:  56'
  • LWL:  52.25'
  • Beam:  26.58'
  • Draft:  4.50'
  • Mast height:  71.90' from draught waterline
  • Displacement:  27,000 lbs

  • Owner Version
  • Lockers in hulls
  • Bridgedeck lockers with anchoring arrangements
  • P hull forward cabin + heads
  • S hull aft owner's cabin
  • Cockpit
  • Dinghy on davits
  • P hull engine and steering compartment
  • S hull engine, generator and steering compartment


  • Lining and paneling in very good condition as well
  • Leather cushions in saloon
  • Furnishings in excellent condition
  • Clean and comprehensive storage spaces
  • Interior paneling, joinery and trim in excellent condition
  • Folding FRP/s/s cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Spacious and comfortable cockpit
  • SMEV 4-burner hob/broiler/oven in galley.
  • Magma s/s BBQ at transom.
  • Isotherm 12vDC fridge/freezer 
  • Stand-up vertical fridge/freezer (operating at survey).
  • Engel portable fridge/freezer, 12vDC or 120vAC (new).
  • 12vDC wine cooler (operating at survey).
  • LG automatic washing machine (2014).
  • Maytag tumble dryer.
  • SMEV s/s LPG 4-burner hob/broiler/oven.
  • Cuisinart microwave oven.
  • Asko dishwasher.
  • 4 x Cruisair airconditioning units for saloon (2 x 16,000 BThU) and hulls (2 x
  • 10.000 BthU). 
  • SW pump + washdown.



  • Locking deck hatches
  • Locking companionway sliding doors


  • 2x flat screen TV's in saloon and owner's cabin
  • JVC KW-XC777 cd/cassette/FM AM receiver + internal speakers
  • Kenwood cockpit speakers
  • Fishing gear:  Professional fishing pedestal/rod/reel provided at transom centre
  • High quality fishing rod/reel at transom P
  • Appropriate fishing accessories on board


  • Doyle 150% furling genoa with u/v protection.
  • Doyle 100% furling staysail with u/v protection.
  • Doyle fully battened mainsíl with Harken cars - excellent.
  • Doyle mainsail cover (2014).
  • Doyle asymmetrical spinnaker (2014).
  • All sails in good order, serviced in 2014.
  • Profurl roller furling gear on forestay (2001).
  • Roller furling on headstay.
  • 1 x track fitted at bridgedeck foríd.
  • Lewmar main track & car at cockpit/transom aft.
  • Lewmar cockpit jammers for remote sail control.
  • Good quality running hardware (mainly Lewmar) - no corrosion or seizures noted.
  • Most sheets/halyards etc. were Dacron - in good order, replaced as necessary.
  • Mast, foot, spars:  All Z-Spars, aluminium, in good order.
  • Main mast, fair and true with no dings or deficiencies.
  • Mast neatly stepped on deck - no internal leakage.
  • Mast supported on glassed-in mast support to bridgedeck strengthening
  • arrangements.
  • Double delta spreaders + upper linear spreader on mast, in good apparent order.
  • Aluminium folding steps from deck to lower spreader.
  • Foredeck light, steaming & anchor lights, wind instruments, radome, radar
  • reflector, foredeck talkback system, mounted on mast.
  • Gooseneck sound.
  • Boom was as new.
  • Aluminium A-frame on foríd beam.
  • Aluminium bowsprit on foríd beam.
  • Standing rigging was fractional, original, and was in excellent order.

It comprised 1 x 19 s/s wire as follows :

  • A-frame s/s stay with swaged terminals + rigging screw tensioner.
  • Headstay.
  • P&S baby stays
  • Diamond stays for,d and P&S from fractional height via delta spreaders to c.2m
  • above mast foot.
  • Lateral diamonds on upper spreader.
  • Swept P&S lowers.
  • Swept P&S shrouds.
  • Bowsprit topping lift and double P&S whiskers.
  • Rigging screws were s/s and locked.
  • Terminals were noted as being in good order with no noted leakages.

Running rigging :

  • Profurl roller furling gear on forestay (2001).
  • Roller furling on headstay.
  • 1 x track fitted at bridgedeck foríd.
  • Lewmar main track & car at cockpit/transom aft.
  • Lewmar cockpit jammers for remote sail control.
  • Good quality running hardware (mainly Lewmar) - no corrosion or seizures noted.
  • Most sheets/halyards etc. were Dacron - in good order, replaced as necessary.

Winches comprised :

  • 2 x Lewmar 58 S/T, 2-speed, electric cockpit primaries.
  • 2 x Lewmar 48 S/T, 2-speed, cockpit secondaries.
  • 1 x Lewmar 48 S/T, 2-speed, mast P.
  • 1 x Lewmar 44 S/T, 2-speed, mast S.
  • 1 x Lewmar 44 S/T, 2-speed, mast aft.
  • 1 x Lewmar 30 S/T dinghy davit winch.
  • All in excellent operational order.


Charts & nautical publications, guides etc :

  • Garmin ECDIS from Europe to Caribbean and Central America
  • C-Map ECDIS for Caribbean.
  • Back-up conventional navigation charts + instruments.
  • Cruising guides/nautical publications on board.

Cockpit instrumentation :

  • Magnetic compass (in good order).
  • Furuno Navnet C-map NT radar/chartplotter (tested).
  • Garmin GPS Map 4208 chartplotter (tested).
  • Raymarine ST-60+ speed/log (tested).
  • Raymarine ST-60+ wind (tested).
  • Raymarine ST-60+ depth (tested).
  • Foríd facing chart table & instruments at navstation in PS saloon :
  • Ultrabook i7 laptop computer.
  • Furuno Navnet C-map NT radar/chartplotter (tested).
  • Garmin GPS Map 4212 chartplotter (tested).
  • Garmin GPS Map 478 chartplotter.
  • Raymarine ST-60+ Tridata, depth/speed/log (tested).
  • Raymarine ST-60+ wind (tested).
  • Raymarine ST-60+ Graphic wind data (tested).
  • Binoculars.
  • Navigation lights (appropriate).
  • Clock & barometer.

Autopilot capacity was provided by :

  • Raymarine ST-6002 Smart Pilot, in good operational order (tested).
  • AutoNav A-1500 autopilot, in good operational order (tested).

Communications equipment included :

  • Standard Horizon Ram3 VHF (tested)
  • Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix + AIS/VHF (tested)
  • Icom IC-M72 handheld submersible VHF + charger.
  • Icom IC-M2A handheld waterproof VHF + charger.
  • Midland Nautico handheld VHF + charger.
  • Icom IC-M710 SSB/Rx with antenna tuner and shroud insulator.
  • Sea Tel antenna control.
  • Thrane & Thrane satphone.
  • Panasonic DECT 6.0 cordless telephone and charger.
  • KVH Tracphone antenna at transom P.

  • All wiring appeared to be marine tinned copper of appropriate gauge, proper breaker protection for all circuits and very nicely organized in all areas.
  • Kohler 3-cylinder 13.5 kVa genset mounted inboard of S engine compartment.
  • I.D. : CCOV 801992 126165.
  • Soundproof casing.  Operating normally at survey with no untoward indications of any kind.
  • Instrumentation normal.
  • Running hours : 2,538.
  • Engine-mounted alternators.
  • AirX Marine 400W wind generator mounted at P quarter.
  • Controller for wind power input.
  • 6 x Solara Professional 68W flexible solar panels (2013), mounted over cockpit.
  • 6 x 12v/5a Genasun solar power controllers for solar charging.
  • 2 x Magnum MS2012 2000va inverters (2009).
  • Charles 50a isolation transformer for 50-60Hz system, 12kva, 240vAC (93-IXFMR12T-A) (2012).
  • Shore power sockets at cockpit transom P&S :
  • 2 x 50a, 220/110vAC, 60Hz, or 2 x 50a, 220vAC, 50-60Hz.
  • There is no common bonding system on this v/l.

Batteries :

  • 2 x 660 a/h Lifeline 12vDC deep cycle, no maintenance battery banks, in each engine compartment, properly stowed, secured and protected.
  • 1 x 12vDC battery for genset starting.
  • Good battery bank switching arrangements - either bank or both banks can be utilized for service or engine/genset starting.
  • 2 x Magnum 2000va, 100a battery chargers (2009).
  • Magnum energy controller.
  • Bilge pumping capability :
  • Manual bilge pump for both hulls.
  • 4 x Rule 2,000 gph auto/manual electric pumps with float switches, in each engine compartment/accommodation bilge (tested).
  • 4 x Rule 1,500 gph non-automatic electric pumps, in each engine compartment/accommodation bilge (tested).
  • 4 x high level alarms, 1 in each engine compt/accommodation bilge (tested).
  • Excellent bilge pumping capability.
  • Pressure/manual domestic FW system :
  • 3 x aluminium FW tanks = 800 litres in bridgedeck locker foríd.
  • VDO tank gauge for each FW tank.
  • FW pumps.
  • 3 x Tecma heads + showers in P hull (2), and S hull (1) - can be operated by
  • FW or SW.
  • 2 x s/s holding tanks in foríd bridgedeck lockers.
  • 2 x waste water pumps.
  • Galley supply to 2 x s/s basins.
  • Transom deck shower.
  • Spectra Newport 400 watermaker with MPC-3000 controller and all relevant pumps/filters/spares (400 gal/day/1515 ltr/day)
  • Everhot tankless water heater.
  • Webasto diesel water heater.
  • One other newly fitted water heater, details not noted.



  • The deck was FRP foam sandwich, (constructed as per the hull), with excellent non-slip coating slip on all horizontal surfaces.
  • Teak cladding is provided in a few locations foríd, cockpit and transoms - in very good order.

Deck fittings were comprehensive, in good condition & properly attached, and included: 

  • Trampoline.
  • Aluminium cleats fitted bows, mid-length & quarters each side.
  • S/s stanchions in aluminium sockets solidly secured to the aluminium toe-rail.
  • Lifelines (original) comprised double vinyl-covered s/s wires. S/s fittings & swaged terminals.
  • S/s mini-pulpits & pushpits with FRP seats, with transom accesses P&S.
  • Fuel, FW and waste tank fillers all clearly marked.
  • FRP coachroof.
  • Foríd and side windows + curved smoked windows at P&S extremities.
  • Lewmar hatches in foredeck, side decks and coachroof.
  • All hatch securing arrangements in good order.
  • Fixed FRP cockpit dodger with aft extension, windows foríd,
  • Fixed FRP/s/s cockpit bimini with opening smoked lights and solar panels above.
  • Aluminium sliding doors at companionway.
  • Wind generator on pole at P quarter.
  • Tracphone antenna on pole at P quarter.
  • Sea Tel antenna on pole at transom S.
  • Substantial aluminium dinghy davits fitted at transom.
  • Cockpit table at cockpit centre.
  • Helm seat at conning position cockpit S.
  • Portable s/s/teak amidships boarding ladder.


Anchoring arrangements included :

  • Chain locker is at bridgedeck foríd, with catwalk internal chain conduit to s/s bow roller fitting.
  • 1 x 40 kg Rocna + 50m x 12mm galvanized chain rode.
  • 1 x 20 kg Delta.
  • 1 x 15 kg CQR.
  • 1 x 10 kg Danforth.
  • 50m x 10mm galvanized chain rode.
  • Large quantity of c.18mm 3-stranded nylon rode.
  • 1500w 12v Lewmar electric/hand capstan + local controls, fitted in bridgedeck locker - in good order.
  • Mooring arrangements :
  • Abundant nylon mooring lines.
  • Plentiful fenders with covers - in good order.

  • Caribe 10' RIB (2010) with cover
  • Aluminum davits + winch and tackles all in very good order
  • 1x Yamaha 15 HP 4-stroke with cover
  • 1x Yamaha 5 HP with cover



  • Viking 6P inflatable liferaft in valise + Hammar hydrostatic release unit.
  • EPIRB : ACR 406 MHz Global fix + HRU. (repdly - not seen).
  • 4 x inflatable harnesses.
  • 8 x various CG-approved lifejackets.
  • 10 x aeroplane lifejackets.
  • 2 x horseshoe lifebuoys.
  • Lifesling rescue system.
  • Fiorentino drogue
  • Pyrotechnics (hand/parachute flares & smokefloats).
  • Escape hatches from P&S inboard hulls.
  • Portable CO2 alarm.
  • Wooden plugs variously distributed at thru-hulls.
  • S/s air horns.
  • Bell.
  • Searchlight.

First aid & medical equipment :

  • Sufficient for all normal first aid requirements.
  • First aid manual.

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

Phillip Berman

Office Phone: 215-508-2704
Cell Phone: 484-686-5363
Fax: 215-508-2706
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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"

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