St Francis 50' Emperor - Spirit of Inyati

Spirit of Inyati - a one of a kind St Francis 50' catamaran. This special true blue water luxury cat built specifically as an "Emperor" specification for the discerning owner who is a commercial pilot, a perfectionist and who demanded nothing but the best. Unfortunately due to a knee replacement operation in February 2017, he felt he should no longer sail his beautiful "Spirit of Inyati" which he has maintained in an immaculate condition.

Launched in 2006 - Spirit of Inyati departed Cape Town South Africa via St Helena and the Cape Verde Islands to the Canaries. From here she sailed the ARC to St Lucia in the Caribbean, then south to Trinidad and Tobago, back up north through the Caribbean to New York, across to Lisbon via Bermuda and the Azores. Entered the Mediterranean where she overwintered in Minorca in 2007. From here she sailed the Spanish and French coast lines, Corsica and Sardinia, through the Straits of Messina en-route to Greece. From Corfu there have been many trips to Croatia and Turkey and the surrounding Ionian and Agean Isles, which he maintains is the best sailing seas in the world.

This 4-cabin owner’s version is only privately used and is immensely well equipped. Certainly not a charter boat. Most instruments are duplicated and thoughtfully laid out - you might imagine that you are in the cockpit of an aircraft when at the navigation desk or at the helm.

Spirit of Inyati is owned in a BVI Company and is British flagged. Currently in the Marina Gouvia in Corfu, Greece. The owner resides in South Africa. To remain in Europe she had to be CE certified, this was done post construction in Greece, by the relevant Dutch CE authorities from Holland.

Spirit of Inyati hosts a comfortable saloon, well thought out navigation desk and bar/entertainment cabinets on the bridge deck. The master suite, to starboard, consisting of a study, numerous lockers, dressing room, large bathroom and king size bed. The starboard aft has the second cabin with a queen size bed, shower, heads and basin. The port hull consists of the 3rd cabin to aft, incorporating a queen size bed, shower and basin. Mid-ships include the extremely well appointed galley with only the best Miele appliances (even a Miele deep fat fryer). The fourth cabin is in the port forward and incorporates another king size ben and full bathroom.

Two original oil paintings, by well known South African artist Branko Dimitrov, have been built into the high gloss cherry wood cabinetry.

Quality, luxury, backup and safety were the forethought of the owner whilst building this superb yacht.

A few items to mention that makes this St Francis Emperor different to many other 50 foot catamarans are:

2 x 125HP Yanmar 4JH3 motors fitted with shaft drives and 4 bladed Varifold props - counter rotating
Maxwell Bow thruster - port side
Full house Furuno Navionics, forward looking sonar, echo pilot, etc.
2 x additional aircraft bladder diesel tanks (400Lts) which increases the capacity to 1200Ltrs
13.5Kw Fisher Panda Generator
2 x Aerogen 6 Wind generators
2 x Balmar 300Amp Alternators (brought on- line by switches)
7 x 75Watt Solar Panels
2 x Victron Mulitiplus Inverter/Chargers
Victron Phoenix Multi control battery management System
Recent overhauls and preventative maintenance include: a new stack pack, new running rigging, new rope tail bags, new trampoline, new port engine turbo charger (replaced due to small oil use) and new Copper coat ante fouling.

Over the last 8 years in Greece, the Spirit was technically in the hands of the best experts and engineers and not one cent was spared to keep her in perfect condition with preventative and expert advised maintenance the point of departure.

Spirit of Inyati is offered in this flawless condition, with complete (too much to mention) inventory - ready to step on board and sail away.

Please review the complete inventory, specifications and photos.

NB1: Note about 170 technical/specific information and inspection photos, all taken in September 2016, after the last sailing season, are available on Dropbox and is a must see for potential buyers. The photos will give a comprehensive understanding of this outstanding catamaran.

NB2: For photos by the builder during construction phase can be seen on the website of St. Francis Marine.

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LOA: 50'
YEAR: 2006
EUR: €675.000
LYING: Corfu, Greece
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Managing Broker
Rudi Pretorius
+27 021 552 7752

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 1644
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 125 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Engine Model: 4JH3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 1725
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 125 HP

  • Length Overall: 50'/15.25m
  • Waterline length: 47'/14.35m
  • Beam (max):  26'3"/8.00m
  • Draft:  4'2"/1.25m
  • Bridge deck Length:  35'8"/10.87m
  • Bridge deck Clearance:  2'8"/ 0.85m 
  • Displacement:  27,558 lbs/12.5 tons
  • Mast height (off deck): 64' /19.50m
  • Mast height (off water): 70'6" /21.52m

  • Vacuum bagged - hand laid up foam core, quad axial non crimp fabric, NFG gel coat, isophthalic resin throughout

  • Balanced spade rudder reinforced to take drying out
  • 316 Stainless steel stock
  • Vesconite bearings
  • Emergency tiller

  • Destroyer type leather covered stainless steel wheel
  • Hydraulic bulkhead steering system

  • 2 x 125 Hp Yanmar 4JH3-DTE marine diesel (engine hours: 1725 Stbd - 1644 Port)
  • Upgraded instrument panel
  • 2 x Shaft drives
  • 2 x Varifold 4-bladed folding propellers – counter rotating
  • 2 x Rope cutters
  • 2 x Exhaust systems, 2 x anti-siphon valves, 2 x exhaust blowers
  • Morse engine controls
  • Sound proofing
  • Maxwell Bow thruster


Fuel Tanks

  • 4 x GRP fuel tanks - total 800 Ltrs (200 Gal)
  • 2 x Aircraft bladder fuel tanks - total 400 Ltrs (100 Gal)
  • 2 x Deck fillers
  • 2 x Additional Racor filters with water traps
  • Fuel tanks interlink

Water tanks

  • 2 tanks 675 Ltrs (180 Gal) each
  • 2 x Deck fillers
  • 2 x Inspection hatches


  • Non scratch 10mm grey anti-sun armour plate glass to large areas, 6mm to balance

  • 2 x Stainless steel push-pits with opening gate
  • 2 x Stainless steel double pulpits
  • Stainless steel railings to push-pits
  • Guard rail to swimming platform
  • 8 x 750mm High double wire stanchions with guard wires and gates
  • 3 x Stainless steel hand rails
  • 6 x Large mooring cleats
  • 3 x Winch handle pockets
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder - port side transom
  • Trampoline
  • Mast gooseneck
  • Upgraded helmsman seat with footrest
  • 6 x Exterior hand rails
  • S/S targa radar antenna
  • Cockpit windscreen & hatches
  • Life-raft bracket

  • Targa wing carrying 3 solar panels
  • Stainless steel davits for easy tender handling
  • Bimini - solid top with view ports
  • 1 x Size 54 low profile hatch
  • Swimming platform & dingy supports
  • Complete cockpit enclosure



  • Fitted with trim and fly screens arranged for cross ventilation to saloon and cabins
  • 8 x size 54 Lewmar medium profile hatches (2 Escape, 4 cabins & 2 centre hulls)
  • 2 x size 65 Ocean (forepeaks)
  • 2 x size 30 Med profile (forward cabins)
  • 2 x size 30 Low profile with stays (saloon)
  • 2 x size 41 Low profile (aft cabins)
  • 4 x size 52 Atlantic port lights (2 aft cabins, 1 x galley, 1 x library)
  • 4 x size 40 Atlantic port lights with fly screens (heads)
  • 1 x size 2 Port light (behind mast)
  • Sky screens to cabin, library, galley and saloon
  • Wooden pelmets to blinds
  •  Skysol pleated blinds to saloon

  • Lewmar self tailing
  • 2 x 64 Primaries electric variable speed
  • 2 x 40 Main sheet traveller, roller furling and davits
  • 2 x 44 Halyard and reefing winches
  • 3 x Lock in handles
  • 1 x Maxwell 25/3500 electric anchor windlass also used to hoist the main

  • Lewmar recirculating ball system
  • Traveller track
  • Traveller car
  • Traveller controls and tackle
  • 2 x Jammers 10-12mm Lewmar
  • Mainsheet Lewmar: 2 size 3 double blocks, 3 size 3 single blocks, 2 x up-stands, 1 size 2 double block

  • 2 x 1.8m Tracks with stop ends
  • 2 x Genoa cars
  • 2 x Genoa jammers 12-14 Lewmar
  • 1 x Roller furler jammer 8-10 Lewmar
  • 2 x Foot blocks - size 2 Lewmar
  • Spinnaker system
  • 2 x Size 3 foot blocks
  • 2 x Size 3 stand-up blocks
  • Spinnaker halyard

  • Aluminium anodised mast, boom, forward cross beam & compression strut
  • Pro furl furling gear
  • Boomvang
  • Capshroud chainplate
  • Harken battcar system
  • Retractable bow prod
  • Profurl endless furling gear
  • In-boom extension
  • Additional lighting mast spreaders & strobe
  • Search light mast mounts

  • 1 x Main sheet with tackle
  • 2 x Genoa sheets
  • 6x Halyards : main, genoa, baby stay, topping lift, spinnaker, code zero

  • Main - 88 sq.m/947 sq.ft radial cut laminated fabric large roach fully battened with lazy jacks & stackpack (Mediterranean Tweed)
  • Furling genoa - 56 sq. m / 602 sq. ft radial cut laminated fabric complete with UV strip and foam flattener
  • 2 x Spinnakers – North Sails
  • 2 x Code zero’s – North Sails

  • Interior paint - anti-fungal
  • 6 Coats varnish to woodwork
  • Anti-fouling – new copper coat applied 2016

  • 1 Marine 220 volt/AC distribution board and 1 x 12 Volt DC distribution board
  • Appropriately sized tinned silicone wire in conduits
  • 33 Cabin lights & 5 cockpit lights
  • Dimmers in the saloon, cockpit and courtesy lights
  • 1 Battery control switch
  • Navigation lights
  • 2 x 12 Volt plug points (1 external)
  • 7 x AC 110 Volt plug points
  • 2 x Waterproof speakers - cockpit
  • 7 x 75Watt solar panels & regulator
  • DVD player surround sound & large TV
  • 5 x Digital temp gauges (fridge/deepfreeze/cold box/wine store/mini fridge)
  • 1 x Adjustable light
  • 9 x Hella 12V fans
  • 2 x Aerogen 6 wind generators
  • 116 x Additional light / plug points
  • Intercom / loudhailer
  • Shore connection for TV & phone

  • 2 x Victron Multiplus 2500 pure sign wave
  • Shore power connector cable
  • Victron Phoenix C12/1600 & Charger

  • Fischer Panda 13.5kW Mini 12, 230 V 60 Hz

  • 2 x Marine air 24000 BTU (Total 48000 BTU) 240 volt (50/60 Hz)

  • Varta battery bank +-2000Amps
  • 1 x 105 Amp/hour semi-deep cycle engine battery - can be switched independently or together
  • 1 x 70 Amp/hour genset

  • Gas monitor
  • Solenoid Valve
  • Regulator
  • 2 x 9kg cylinders
  • Aft gas BBQ point

  • 2 x Personal Computers (1 x normal office PC with windows connected to a printer/copier, 1 x PC dedicated to Max-C mapping software)
  • Comprehensively Furuno equipped e.g. :
  • 2 x Navnet 2
  • Satelite compass
  • Normal GPS
  • 2 x Radar’s
  • 2 x Autopilots
  • AIS
  • 2 x ICom radios – VHF & HF  and all other relevant instruments – see photos

  • 1 x 28kg (60lb.) CQR type anchor, 30m 10mm chain, 75m 18mm warp
  • 1 x 35m 16mm Bridal for anchoring
  • 1 x 10kg Danforth anchor, 10m 8mm chain, 30m 16mm warp
  • 6 x Mooring  warps (16mm) 3 x 9m, 3 x 16m
  • Para anchoring points in bows
  • Fenders

  • 1 x 8 Man life raft
  • 8 x Life jackets
  • 6 x Safety harnesses
  • 1 x Lifebuoy with drogue, whistle and man-overboard lights
  • 1 x Danbouy
  • 1 x Water-proof flare container
  • 4 x Red parachute flares
  • 4 x Red hand held flares
  • 1 x Orange smoke marker
  • 1 x First aid kit (small basic)
  • 1 x Radar reflector
  • 1 x Heaving line
  • 1 x Set softwood tapered plugs attached to sea-cocks
  • 1 x Water-proof torches with batteries and bulbs
  • 3 x Flags N, C & Q
  • 5 x Fire extinguishers 3 x 1.5kg, 2 x automatic (engine compartments)
  • 1 x Bosun's chair
  • 1 x Boat hook
  • 4 x Pad eyes and 2 x webbing safety lines
  • 4 x Pad eyes & spliced rope safety line bottom
  • 2 x Black ball shapes
  • 2 x Space blankets
  • 1 x Portable bilge pump
  • 1 x Knife
  • Additional safety equipment for children

Safety equipment has been upgraded all the time

  • 4 x Grey water sumps and pumps
  • 2 x Fresh water pressure pumps
  • 4 x Manual bilge pumps
  • 4 x Electric bilge pumps
  • 1 x Accumulator tank
  • 1 x 300L Holding tank & electric pump
  • 1 x 50L Isotemp Calorifier with element and thermostat 220V
  • 1 Fresh water hot & cold shower at transom & tap
  • 1 x Salt water deck wash pump and tap, 30m hose and nozzle
  • 1 x Salt water tap at sink
  • 1 x Fresh water deck wash
  • Water filtration system

  • Spektra Newport 400 with Z bane 400GPD - complete service 2017

  • Cherry - all construction in foam sandwich/marine ply and bonded to the hulls

CABINS (1x Owner's Suite STB side)
  • 4 x Double en-suite cabins, each with;

            King size double bunk

            Vanity Table


            Cupboards & hanging space

            Mattress covers, headboards and seats colour co-ordinated to owners choice

  • 4 x Breakfast trays (2 in each fwd cabin)
  • Dressing room cupboards & panelling
  • Study computer cabinet
  • Aft cabin overhead lockers
  • Glass doors to dressing room
  • Book cupboard
  • Large built in safe

  • 2 x Forward heads fitted with;

            Sits bath / shower

            Moulded basins

            Vanity cabinets

            Electric toilets – large bowls

  • 2 x Aft heads fitted with


            Moulded basin

            Vanity cupboard

            1 x electric toilet stbd

GALLEY (Down) port side
  • 4 Burner stainless steel gas hob with oven
  • 1 x 115L Minus-40 12V deepfreeze
  • 1 x 115L 12V fridge
  • Double bowl sink
  • Trash hole
  • Ample cupboard and drawers space
  • Surrino Galley tops
  • Miele Microwave
  • Miele Deep fryer
  • TB36 Mini fridge
  • Galley overhead lockers
  • Cutlery drip tray
  • Extraction fan
  • Miele plate warmer
  • Food steamer
  • Spice racks large and small

  • Large raised seating, adjustable dining/coffee table, dining area can easily accommodate 8+ people
  • Leather seats
  • Chart table & drawers & file drawer (to fit both SA and USA)
  • Instrument panel
  • Dashboard cherry with trims
  • Vinyl ceiling liners & wood trim
  • Nav chair
  • Overhead locker above sliding door
  • Printer cabinet
  • Radio cabinet under mast step
  • Full panelling main salon bulkhead
  • 2 x Wooden picture frames
  • 3 x Overhead saloon lockers
  • Wood infill for vinyl ceiling liners
  • Interior stainless steel rails
  • Door blind
  • Sliding window blind
  • Roll up door & bottle rack
  • Brass bell
  • Glass cabinet

  • Cockpit folding table
  • Double helmsman seat
  • Cockpit gates
  • Drains & locker drains
  • Life-raft locker
  • 2 x Rod holders
  • Cold-box in cockpit locker
  • Wine cooler under helmsman seat
  • Cockpit cushions with velcro & backrests
  • Cockpit handrail overhead
  • Cockpit instrument panel

  • Passarelle
  • Icemaker
  • Miele Washer/Dryer (stbd fwd)
  • Yacht tender with 15Hp Yamaha motor (max 20 hrs on motor)
  • Curved wood swim platform extension & stanchions
  • Marine large safe
  • Stainless steel BBQ


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

Rudi Pretorius

Office Phone: +27 021 552 7752
Cell Phone: +27 083 269 3626
Fax: +27 0866 48 2266
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