Major Tom is a sizzling fajita sort of a catamaran, designed by Australian Jeff Schionning, professionally built in South Africa with a team of ex Gunboat, Chris White and Southern Wind staff, and customized to be the most comfortable performance voyager the builder (himself a catamaran voyager) could fabricate. She is for the catamaran sailor that wants to sail faster than the wind, even in the lightest of breezes, anywhere in the world. During her sea trials she exceeded 25 knots with ease, without breaking a sweat. Charter barge she is most certainly not.

She is called the GF 51 and is brand new. She was built on speculation by her professional builder. She can be modified in certain areas or ways for the serious buyer, although, if you see her pictures, she has a very intelligently set up interior for such a high performance catamaran. I cannot imagine anything on the market today that could be much faster, other than some empty sliver ocean racing catamaran.

I was able to visit the shipyard while she was under build in South Africa, as the builder is a former client of ours and very experienced catamaran voyager. She is all foam core, carbon reinforced, epoxy, with foam sandwich furniture. Every effort was made to keep her light and fast and only the finest gear was chosen for her outfit.

"Major Tom" is Hull #1 of this unique brand, with hull numbers 2 and 3 launching by August 2017.

Please contact us if you have specific questions you need answered beyond those found in this listing.

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LOA: 51'
YEAR: 2016
USD: $999,000
LYING: Capetown, South Africa
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

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  • LOA:  15.75m (51.7 ft.)
  • Beam:  8m (26 ft.)
  • Empty weight approx 8 mt including rig, sails and ground tackle
  • Ampreg 21 epoxy and Corecell / PVC foam construction to ISO laminate schedule with carbon reinforcing in all high load areas, 70 sealed compartments overall with Kevlar reinforced bows and grounding areas. Composite chainplates and carbon forestay attachments
  • Alexseal matterhorn white painted finish
  • Interspeed antifoul



  • Fuel cap: 380 liters
  • Water cap: 360 liters
  • Black water cap: 2 x 44 liters
  • 2 x Tecma easyfit electric toilets / fresh water
  • Isotemp 40 litre water heater
  • 120 liter per hour watermaker (on board but not commissioned yet)

  • Garmin reactor autopilot with class B liner drive
  • Garmin xHD radar on carbon pole
  • Garmin wind / sounder package with GMI 20 display
  • Garmin 7408 plotter with wifi
  • Garmin quatix watch and wireless autopilot control
  • Garmin i200 VHF
  • Shaft drive through skeg tube with Lasdrop tube seals
  • Flexofold folding props
  • Glendinning electronic throttle controls with wired remote in cockpit, remote engine control can reach both helms as well as the foredeck for anchoring
  • Twin Nanni Diesel N4.38 with 2:1 gearboxes, powertrain Norway CV couplings

  • 540 AMP hour lithium battery bank with BMS, high and low voltage shut-off solenoids and touch screen display
  • Midnight Solar 150 MPPT solar controller with remote and 1080 watts of solar on the cabin top
  • 2800 watt Magnum inverter/charger (220V) with remote control unit

  • Dyneema running rigging throughout incl 2:1 code zero halyard and separate 1:1 spinnaker halyard
  • Working sail controls double ended so main and jib sheets can be operated from either helm
  • North Sails black aramid cruise laminate fully battened main and self tacking jib
  • Carbon mast (rotating or fixed) with carbon park avenue style boom
  • Twin carbon helms with steering locks and disconnects

  • Stainless Mantus 85lb anchor
  • Maxwell RC10 windlass, 60m G7 galv chain
  • Intergrated sea anchor attachment points
  • Carbon strikerless forebeam & catwalk, Carbon daggerboards, Carbon Rudders (2205 stainless stocks)
  • Antal deckgear throughout including electric winch at main halyard/reefing lines
  • 2x whale fresh water pumps
  • Whale bilge/shower pumps throughout

  • 1 year structural warranty
  • 5 year osmosis warranty
  • CE Certified
  • Genuine cored Bamboo timber cabinetry  and cabin doors
  • Knotless dyneema trampoline nets
  • Separate scullery/laundry area with washing machine
  • SMEG 5 burner LPG cooktop with Fireboy gas detector and shutoff solenoid
  • Corian countertops throughout
  • Vitrofrigo 210 double drawer fridge/freezer
  • 4x multifoam mattresses/ultrasuede saloon  upholstery
  • Fireboy automatic fire suppression units in engine compartments with auto engine shutdown modules
  • LED underwater lights/deck light/transom courtesy lights
  • Blue seas panels throughout

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
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