Seller has just reduced the price and is highly motivated to sell. Bring in an offer!
Shining Time was taken off the market for a few months for owner upgrades, but is now back on, with new salon upholstery, all new kitchen counter-tops, and a range of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades. The owner of the boat is just finishing up the last family cruise in the Bahamas. Shinning Time will either be at our Ft. Lauderdale location for showings, or she could be out cruising in the Bahamas until May, 2011. Call us in advance please for us to share with you her current location and to organize a showing.
Shining Time is an Outremer 55 light equipped for super high performance voyaging. She carries the latest high-tech sails, is set up with solar and efficient refrigeration, and sails at amazing speeds. She can regularly pull 200 to 240 mile days under sail. In other words, with good weather routing, Shining Time can avoid or outrun just about any violent weather. And like all Outremer's she is built like a rock, with solid fiberglass hulls. She was honored in 2000 as the Cruising World "Best Cruising Multihull."
The owner is motivated to sell so bring in your best offer. I inspected her in Ft. Lauderdale in March of 2011 and she looks just fantastic. I am pretty confident that it would be difficult to find an Outremer this nice, with all her upgrades, new sails, new engine, etc, that shows as well. She is at the top of the class.
This boat is a real performance voyager, a true sailing machine for a serious cruiser to knock off plenty of 200 plus mile days. If you are about performance and comfort underway, Shinning Time represents very good value for a yacht of her size and her top condition.
Shining Time was first purchased by an American couple in 2002. They sailed her extensively for several years in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Caribbean. Around 2005 they experienced a forestay failure off the Puerto Rico and the mast came down. But Shining Time's hull and deck obtained no damage at all in the incident. The rig was cut away, they motored to shore, and that was that.
Shining Time was totally refitted in January through April, 2008 - she was given an entire new Z-Spar mast, new standing rigging, and the finest cruising laminate sails you can purchase today - Hydranet radial main, jib and screeching cost $38,000. The new mast and running rigging cost another $40,000. The cost of the refit in 2008 was around $100,000.
In addition to her new sails and rig, Shining Time has a Spectra Santa Cruz watermaker, several solar panels, Wasserheizgeat heating system, a large new dacron screecher, a 2002 Quantum asymmetrical spinnaker in great condition, Isotherm refrigerator and freezer, several anchors, oversize Lofrans windlass, Wilhelm autopilot with remote, Prosine Inverter, 2008 Raymarine 48 mile radar, and 2008 Walker Bay hardbottom 11 foot tender and 15 HP outboard.
Dingy engine is a 2009 15hp Mercury 4 stroke.
Shining Time has very low hours on her port 37.5 HP Nani diesel, in the range of about 2,000. Her starboard Nani has 500 hours and was replaced this year and is therefore near new. She is set up with large queen berths aft, central heads, and two large centrally located showers in each hull. Forward in each hull are v-berths which can be set up as singles, or arranged for "over and under bunkbeds."
Shining Time is set up for those who intend to do long passages in comfort and with enormous speed. With her new rig and sails, low engine hours, solar, and the gear she has, she is a perfectly turn-key voyaging catamaran for the serious sailing enthusiast. Call Phil or email us for more information and full specifications.
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