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About This Boat

Fresh from the design board of award-winning catamaran designer Anton Du Toit comes the Balance 760, a luxury performance fly-bridge catamaran designed for high speed world voyaging. Skimmer is the first of the new Balance Custom range of large semi-custom catamarans. 

As with all Balance Catamarans, Skimmer's design brief is centered on achieving a perfect balance between comfort at anchor and performance underway. She is designed to average speeds of 12 to 20 knots easily under sail, without effort - no racing crew required. During her sea trials in January 2017, with South Easter winds of 20-25 knots, Skimmer achieved boat speeds of 28 to 30 knots, with the code zero up.  As the wind eased to 15 knots, the boat speed fell to around 18 to 20 knots.  Skimmer sails comfortably in most conditions and will sit in and sail averages well over 15 knots in the trade winds.  Under power she runs fuel efficiently in the 10 to 11 knot range, making her an ideal expeditionary catamaran for those who really want to go places in style. 

As with all Balance Catamarans, she is built with only the finest materials. She is E-glass, carbon reinforced, foam core, and epoxy resins are used in her hulls and decks. All her cabinet grade furniture is foam sandwich. The end result is a 76 foot Catamaran that looks and feels like a luxury yacht inside and out, but which comes in at just 34 tons fully loaded with all of the creature comforts you would expect to find on a yacht of this size. 

Skimmer is currently in the British Virgin Islands after her maiden sail from South Africa. Her owner has been called back to take over his previous company and must delay his world voyage for approximately 3 years. He is prepared to sell a 50% or more share in the boat to have a partner, or to sell her with some provision where he may charter her from her new owner for several months in the next three years, wherever she may happen to be.


Additional Details

DIMENSIONS AND DETAILS
  • Length overall:  23.65m/76.88' (excluding bowsprit)
  • Length waterline: 21.63m/70.32'
  • Beam:  10.56m/34.33'
  • Draft (at maximum load): 1.8m/5.85'
  • Air draft (in lightship condition): 32.52m/105.72'
  • Mast length: 29.07m/94.50'
  • Mainsail area: 190m2
  • Jib area: 120m2
  • Gennaker area: 477m2
  • Displacement (light): 32 Tons
  • Displacement (laden): 34-35 Tons
  • Fixed keel
TANKAGE
  • Fresh water:  2000 ltr
  • Diesel:  3000 ltr
HULL AND APPENDAGES
  • Sea cocks under water line are Marelon and located in accessible positions
  • Hose connections to inboard side of Marelon sea-cocks have two stainless steel hose clamps
  • Professional osmosis protection by way of Dexter glass flake epoxy primer
  • Hull finish with awl craft 2000 polyurethane acrylic hi-build paint
  • 8x Aqualuma Blue LED underwater lights
DECK AND FITTINGS
  • Deck surface is covered with Awlcraft 2000 non-slip paint
  • Deck finish in awl craft 2000 polyurethane acrylic hi-build paint
  • Front structural aluminum composite crossbeam with 2x polyester open net trampolines lashed to deck via aluminum tracks
  • 2x large anchor cleats mounted on either side of front cross beam
  • 4x GRP white epoxy coated poles supporting free form stretch awning for sun protection on port aft section of trampoline/seating
  • Electric horizontal anchor windlass 24v 3500 watt with foot switches and circuit breaker
  • Aluminum anchor swivel with twin nylon anchor roller inside anchor locker on longeron
  • 1x Rocna 70 kg anchor connected via swivel to 75m of 10mm DIN766 G70 hi tensile galvanized calibrated anchor chain
  • 1x Delta 63 kg anchor connected via swivel to 75m of 8mm DIN766 G70 hi tensile galvanized calibrated anchor chain
  • 1x Marinco shore power connection
  • Dual fore deck seating arrangement with storage under and recessed and lockable stainless steel catches with support springs
  • High pressure Karcher wash down pump with side mounted outlet under front seat
  • Water tank fillers and breathers
  • Diesel tank fillers and breathers
  • Front cabin windows, non-opening in tinted glass
  • Front centre window in acrylic with opening Lewmar deck hatch for ventilation
  • The flybridge deck hatch is really a dumb waiter hatch to pass food and drinks directly from the galley up to the fly bridge area, a very nice feature when entertaining.
  • Side cabin windows, sliding - opening in tinted glass
  • Front and side windows with removable Ferrari mesh covers for sun protection
  • Side railings in solid polished stainless steel tubing - welds all polished, pickled and passivated
  • 8x aluminum large mooring cleats on side decks for marina berthing with 8x aluminum oval fairleads
  • 8x 1.6m x 0.6m/2x1.0m x0.3m custom manufactured PVC ark grey fenders with 12 mm lashing lines, grey fitted fender socks
  • 8x8m 24mm 12 strand mooring lines with soft eyes
  • Large access opening deck hatch on port and starboard foredeck peak gives access to sail storage locker via steps
  • 1x25 ltr blackwater holding tank with deck suction and or direct to sea valve in both forepeak lockers
  • Forward mounted shelves for storage of spares and oddments
  • 2x large Lewmar size 70 acrylic opening deck hatches giving access to 2x crew quarters (port and starboard)
  • Several opening acrylic opening Lewmar deck ventilation hatches giving light and ventilation to accommodation below
  • Underrail courtesy LED lights for side decks
  • Port and starboard lopolight steaming lights on each side bow
  • 2 canoes on the bows which are part of the vessel.  
  • 1 paddle board on the bow
  • Two diving tanks in rear storage cabins
  • The davit has two mounting locations on the stern that need attention

 

COCKPIT AREA
  • Sliding custom dual full width composite entrance door with lock and securing barrel bolts
  • Corian countertop unit housing stainless steel vitrifrigo 105 ltr drawer fridge
  • Large stainless steel high pressure gas BBQ with custom overhead stainless steel extractor ducted to upper flybridge
  • Corian under counter prep bowl with chromed cold pressurized tap
  • Self-ventilating locker with 2x gas composite bottles, regulator, BEP electronic controller with sniffer - manual shut-off valve
  • Double door shoe storage cupboard
  • Sunbed with liferaft locker under, sliding window, complete with mattress
  • 1x Viking 12 man life raft in dedicated rubber lined stowage compartment - quick release fastening system
  • Category 1 safety equipment for 12 pax - required safety equipment for 5.05m RIB
  • 2x large electrically height adjustable cockpit tables with compass rose inlay
  • Overhead waterproof Helia LED down lighters
  • 4x Fusion 7" waterproof marine speakers
  • Burmese teak steps on composite stairway leading to upper fly bridge with stainless steel side hand-rail stainless steel cables
  • 2x fixed seating units with storage under
  • 3x NL 80Ltr fridge/freezers large locker below upper flybridge stairway
  • Drop down awnings with clear windows for wind and rain protection of entire cockpit
AFT SUNDECK AND TRANSOM AREA
  • 1 x 5.05m semi-rigid RIB with centre steering console, full instrumentation and 70 HP 4 stroke outboard
  • 2x large engine bay hatches with dual gas struts
  • 1x retractable fresh water hot and cold transom shower on each transom
  • Cockpit seating
  • Emergency steering access on steps
  • Stainless steel fishing rod holders
  • Stainless steel parrot style swimming ladder with solid teak treds
  • 2x aft transom composite flush hatches serving as waterproof onboard/trash storage, etc.
  • 2x stainless steel boarding rub rails
  • 2x Lewmar CS 2000w capstans and footswitch
  • Stainless steel paraselle sockets for passarelle
  • Overhead stylish LED recessed ceiling lights
  • Light switches to operate and dim light output
  • Locking sliding composite cockpit door with open/closed postions
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring
  • 1x large electrically height adjustable teak saloon table
FLY BRIDGE AND TOP DECK AREA

Forward facing centre mounted steering console housing the following fitted equipment:

  • Hydraulic bulkhead steerer with 900mm stainless steel helm wheel
  • Richie power dampened steering compass ahead of helm wheel
  • 2x B&G Zeus 12 Evo2 Multifunction Displays
  • 1x B&G V50 VHF Radio
  • 1x B&G H5000 Display
  • 1x B&G Triton Autopilot Controller
  • 1x Fusion RA70N Stereo with 2 x 7" marine waterproof speakers
  • 2x Yanmar Engine C type control Panels
  • 1x Morse Electronic Throttles Dual Binnacle
  • 1x 14-Way Custom Switch Panel
  • 2 x engine starter keys
  • 1 x built in extra large helm seat with backrest
  • 1 x recessed-folding stainless steel spray dodger with fully enclosed sides and back for rough weather sailing
  • Clear height adjustable front acrylic windscreen for wind protection
  • 6 x GRP white epoxy coated poles supporting two Free form stretch awnings for sun protection over entire flybridge
  • Double door access unit under helm for axxess to instrumentation/hydraulic steering etc
  • Built in U-shaped seating with storage under
  • Cushions for seating and backrests
  • 2 x Aft sun beds with mattresses
  • 2 x aft facing spot lights and Lopolight navigational stern light
  • Stainless steel protection railing on sides of fly bridge
  • 4 x Harken size 80 - 3 speed electric self tailing winches
  • 4 x large haltard/cordage recessed lockers
  • 6 x Spinlock heavy duty rope clutches
  • 4 x large diameter Harken pad eyes
  • 1 x Lewmar opening deck hatch serving as dumbwaiter hatch for passing drinks/food from upper flybridge to lower galley
  • 1 x large electrically height adjustable flybridge table
  • 1 x Harken size 46 - 2 speed self tailing winch with 2 x Spinlock rope clutches for mainsheet traveller control
  • Harken curved maintrack with dual main sheet cars
  • 3 x winch handle pockets
  • 5 x grey Sunbrella covers for electric winches
  • Grey Sunbrella cover for steering-instrument console and helm wheel
  • Burmese teak flooring on flybridge
  • 3 x solar panels

INTERIOR FINISHES
  • All joinery work and finishing in the living areas is done in accordance with the best yacht practice, using first-grade marine materials.
  • All Veneer and solid wood are of Burmese teak and hand rubbed with Woca oil for a professional and durable finish.
  • Interior of all cupboards have Burmese teak - painted surface
  • All drawer and cupboard hardware of marine grade stainless steel and incorporate soft closers
  • Ceilings fitted with V groove white painted satin finish
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring throughout

MATTRESS AND UPHOLSTERY
  • King Cabin mattresses – multilayer foam with several densities ensuring a comfortable sleep
  • Mattress thickness of 150mm
  • Mattresses covered with professional fabric with plastic zippers
SALOON SETTEE
  • Large saloon area with 360 degree panoramic view
  • Large L-shaped settee with cloth upholstery and storage under to Port
  • Teak unit to side of sette with 4 locker bins for storage
  • Teak TV unit with rcessed Samsung HD 48" TV mounted on electric TV lift
  • Overhead stylish LED recessed ceiling lights
  • Light switches to operate and dim light output
  • Locking Sliding composite cockpit door with open/closed positions
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring
  • 1 x large electrically height adjustable saloon table
GALLEY AND ISLAND UNIT
  • Galley in main saloon to Stbd with direct access to cockpit
  • Large countertop with double under counter sink and chromed professional mixer tap
  • 1x 15 place dishwasher
  • 1x 210 ltr double drawer stainless steel Vitrifrigo Fridge
  • Large unit behind Corian top with 5x acrylic storage locker bins
  • 1x LG 32 Ltr Lightwave/microwave oven
  • Several cupboard doors and draw unit
  • Large island unit with Corian top
  • Dedicated cupboard for rubbish bin with top access via Corian top
  • Eurogas 70cm 5 burner gas oven with rotisserie and flame failure
  • Under counter Eurogas 62 ltr gas oven with grill and rotisserie
  • Gas shut off valves and electronic gas detector/solenoid under oven
  • 2x large drawer units
  • Several large cupboards for storage of food
  • 1x210 ltr double drawer stainless steel Vitrifrigo fridge
  • 1x Vitrifrigo IM icemaker
  • Recessed overhead LED lighting
  • Light switch and dimmer for overhead lighting
  • Fire extinguisher and fire blanket
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring with Goiot escape hatch with flush teak grating
  • 1x Bio chute access in Corian top with tunnel direct to for disposal of bio waste
  • Under counter sink and chromed professional mixer tap
  • 1x gas assisted electrical pop up unit with various 220V outlets including USB outlets
  • Stainless steel bar stools with swivel seats
NAVIGATION STATION
  • Situated in front section of saloon
  • Very good 360 degree visibility due to large cabin windows
  • 12 way 24V DC distribution switch panel with thermal breakers
  • Fuel management and transfer distribution panel
  • Fresh water supply and water maker output management distribution panel
  • 24 way 220v AC distribution panel with thermal breakers
  • 1x Kubota Onan marine generator control panel
  • 1x Schenker water maker control panel
  • 1x Mastervolt Easyview
  • 1x ODS UpSideUp master controller for mainsail and jib furler release
  • Dedicated navigation desk with countertop and desk lid - storage under
  • Mounted in cream leather clad fascia above nav table you will find:
  • 1x B&G Zeus 12 Evo2 multi-function display
  • 1x B&G V50 VHF Radio
  • 1x B&G H5000 Display
  • 1x B&G Triton Autopilot Controller
  • 1x Fusion RA70N Stereo with 4 x 7" marine speakers
  • 1x Icom IC-M802 HF Radio and external speaker
  • 2x overhead Lewmar ventilation deck hatches
  • 1x bar unit with Corian serving top and glass/bottle storage under via clear curved acrylic access door
  • 1x large desk with countertop and desk lid - storage under

 

INTERIOR LAYOUT ~ 5X CABINS 2X PORT AND 3X STARBOARD
  • Access to each of the cabins is from the saloon by four way companion steps
  • Day head/shower ~ bathroom
  • Privacy is provided by opening cabin door leading to each cabin/bathroom
  • King size bed with decorated headboard and teak trim
  • Soft touch leather covered paneling on inside hulls
  • Overhead opening deck hatch for ventilation with flush mounted Ocean air blind/mosquito screen
  • Large, non-opening acrylic hull window with 2x opening port lights
  • Reading lights, overhead recessed ceiling lights, all LED
  • Switch for cabin lights
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Solid V-Groove Afrimosa flooring throughout
  • 220v outlets with USB
  • 1x reverence cycle self-contained air conditioner
  • Drawers and cupboards for storage of personal items
4X EN SUITE BATHROOMS ~ 2X PORT AND 2X STARBOARD

Separate opening cabin door to large bathroom area housing the following:

  • Electric toilet
  • Solid surfacing countertop with integrated Corian washbasin
  • Pressurized hot and cold water professional mixer tap
  • Cupboard and storage underneath
  • Large non-opening acrylic hull window with 2x opening port lights
  • Bathroom mirror vanity unit
  • Overhead opening deck hatch for ventilation with flush mounted Ocean air blind/mosquito screen
  • Towel rail, soap holder and robe hooks
  • Access to shower via large acrylic hinged door
  • Pressurized hot and cold water professional shower mixer tap with adjustable shower rose
  • Teak flooring on shower floor with integral drainage
2X ENSUITE CREW CABINS
  • Access to 2x crew cabins is from the foredeck by way of large acrylic opening deck hatches mounted port and starboard
  • 3x steps leading down to bottom landing and cabin
  • Cupboard under landing and wardrobe outboard for storage of clothes
  • 2x double bunk single beds measuring 2m x 0.8m with 150mm multi-layer foam mattesses
  • 1x large non-opening acrylic hull window with 1x opening port lights for ventilation and light
  • Access to en-suite bathroom is via interleading frosted acrylic door ensuring privacy, in the bathroom are:
  • Electric toilet
  • Solid surfacing countertop with stainless steel basin
  • Professional hot and cold mixer tap
  • Cupboards underneath for storage
  • Mirror 
  • Shower
  • Pressurized hot and cold water professional shower mixer tap with adjustable shower rose
  • 2x inboard opening port lights for ventilation
  • Flush mounted ocean air blind/mosquito screen for privacy on overhead entrance deck hatch
ELECTRONICS ROOM

Access to the large electronics room is via large service door from port fwd cabin - in this room are the following:

  • 3x Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra 24/3500 including circuit breakers
  • 1x Mastervolt SCM Solar Regulator including fuse and breaker
  • 1x Mastervolt USB Interface
  • 1x Mastervolt wireless interface
  • 1x 18-way Thermal Breaker Panel for winches, OI's, Alternators
  • 1x Maxwell Windlass Contactor
  • 1x Harken Foredeck Winch Contactor
  • 1x B&G H5000 Processor
  • 1x Simrad NAIS400 AIS Transponder
  • 1x Simrad Network Hub
  • 1x Mikrotik 3G Hotspot Router
  • 1x C-Zone Switch Control Interface
  • 1x C-Zone Signal Interface (SI)
  • 4x C-Zone Output Interfaces (OI)
  • Terminal strips for AC and DC Systems
BATTERY ROOM

Access to the large battery room is via the lift up headboard from Stbd forward cabin, In this room are the following:

  • 4x Mastervolt Li Ion Ultra 5kw Batteries including fuses and safety switches - 24v House Bank
  • 1x Mastervolt AGM 12/130 Ah Battery - 12v House Bank
  • 2x Mastervolt 24/12v 20A DC/DC Converters
  • 1x Mastervolt Master Shunt 500
  • 1x BEP Circuit Breaker Panel  - 12v Equipment
  • 1x BEP Pro Installer Battery Isolator Switch - 12v House System
  • 2x 24v Battery Heavy Duty Buss Bars
  • 1x Profurl Genoa Furler Contactor
  • 1x Reckmann Screecher Furler Contactor
  • 1x C-Zone Switch Control Interface
ENGINES AND ENGINE ROOM
  • Access to the engine rooms is via 2 extra large flush hatches in the aft side deck
  • These hatches are lockable and feature twin gas struts for support and assistance in lifting-closing
  • 2x 240 HP Yanmar Marine Diesel engines
  • 2x marine V drive gearboxes
  • 2x Teinbridge 40mm stern glands with stainless steel prop shafts
  • 1x 150 ltr /hr Schenker watermaker
  • 1x 150 ltr /hr Aquamarine watermaker
  • 2x Isotherm basic 70 ltr hot water calorifier with resistor element
  • 2x Mastervolt 150 amp large case hi-output alternators on each engine
  • 2x 24v double stack water pressure pumps with filters and accumulator tanks
  • 2x Johnson 24v fuel transfer pumps
  • 2x Donaldson fuel filtration systems
  • 2x water traps and wet exhaust systems by Halyard
  • 1x Kubota ONAN generator sets in soundproofed enclosure  17.5kw
  • Engine room soundproofed with aluminum tape covering all joints
  • Engine room flooring in anodised aluminum checkered pattern
  • 1x dive compressor
  • 2x Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher fire suppression systems
  • 2x Mastervolt 160Ahr AGM batteries for engine and genset starting
  • Battery switches
  • Overhead strip LED lighting in each engine compartment
  • 2x Jabsco 12 CFM engine room extractors
  • 1x rudder reference
  • 2x electric large capacity rule 2000 bilge pumps with automatic float switches
  • 2x Wema hi water alarms
  • Intergral hatch gutter drainage system and hatch seal provided by D rubber

 

PLUMBING
  • All freshwater hoses of reinforced PVC tubing with "speed fit" connections
  • All hot water piping enclosed in neoprene covering to maintain temperature over long periods of time
  • All pipe work appropriately secured, marked and labelled for easy identification
  • 4x aluminum water tanks
  • Tank fillers and breather on deck
  • Grey water from showers and hand basins discharged overboard
  • 2x aluminum and 2x polyethylene black water holding tanks for toilets
ELECTRICAL
  • On board DC electrics are both 12V and 24V with two wire insulated return
  • Wires are sized to minimize voltage drop
  • All light current wiring is PVC tinned
  • All light current conductors carrying an excess of 50 amps are 90mm2 and comply to ABYC standards
  • Batteries - the ship's auxillary load consists of 1650 Ahr Mastervolt 2V Gel cell batteries
  • Separate battery bank supplied for engine and genset starting
  • For good, heavy current termination, copper tinned bus bars are used
  • A comprehensive DC main digital switching switch panel is located in the NAV Station
  • AC circuit - shore power inlet socket, 25m/65'6" shore power cord, electrical panel with necessary breakers and earth leakage

2x large underwater Maddock anodes fitted to hull transom, DC and AC are common grounded - shaft strap system

MAST
  • 1x White painted deck stepped non-rotating mast S788 (460 mm x 250mm) with 2x aft swept spreaders
  • Aft control facility
  • Wire diamonds and wire forestay
  • Kevlar lateral rigging
  • Load pins
  • Profurl electric genoa furler
  • Reckmann electric screecher furler
  • Anti-torque stay
  • Carbon furling boom with Ronstan luff track, flexible feeder and headboard car
  • Gas strut
  • Facnor staysail /storm jib manual furler and lock
  • Karver external screecher furling lock
SAILS AND RIGGING

In-boom furling mainsail  - 60% Carbon, 40% Vectran, Taffeta White

  • 100% Furling jib - 60% Carbon, 40% Vectran, Taffeta White, Complete UV cover and rope flattener
  • Furling Staysail - 60% Carbon, 40% Vectran, Taffeta White, Complete UV Cover and 14mm Anti-Torsion line
  • Storm Jib - 13.93oz High Modulus Weave HA, Complete with orange cover patches & Anti-Torsion 14mm
  • Screacher - 60% Carbon, 40% Twaron (B) Film Clear / Taffeta White, Complete with UV Cover
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker (Gennaker) - Maxilite 150 with 2 ply, Complete with Dousing Sock
  • 80% Asymmetric Spinnaker - Maxiilte 250, Complete with Dousing Sock
  • Carbon CT33S Carbon/s-glass battens
  • RUNNING RIGGING:  Main halyard with 14mm Super-T (100m)
  • 1:1 Boom topping lift with 12mm Super-T (70m)
  • 1:1 Spinnaker hoist line for halyard lock with 10mm Super-T (70m)
  • 1:1 Screecher hoist line for halyard lock with 10mm Super-T (70m)
  • 2:1 Screecher halyard with 12mm Super-T (115m)
  • 1:1 Genoa strop to halyard rack with 14mm GP12 (30m)
  • 1:1 Genoa tail with 10mm Super Braid (60m)
  • 1:1 Staysail for halyard lock with 10mm Super-T (51m)
  • 2:1 Storm jib with 12mm Super-T (55m)
  • Screecher tack line with 12mm Super-T (20m)
  • Spinnaker tack//guy line with 12mm Super-T (15m)
  • Staysail/Storm jib tack line with 12mm Super-T (11m)
  • Main sheet with 12mm Super-T (56m)
  • Boom preventer with 12mm Super-T (28m)
  • 2x Genoa sheets with 14mm Super-T (16m each)
  • 2x Screecher sheet with 12mm Super-T (54m each)
  • 2x Spinnaker sheet with 12mm Super-T (53m each)
  • 2x Staysail/Storm jib sheet with 12mm Super-T (16m each)
  • 2x Screecher Tweaker lines with 10mm Super-T (26m each)

Disclaimer
The 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

Contact - Phillip Berman
The Multihull Company

Located in Philadelphia, PA

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 484-686-5363
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Phil@multihullcompany.com
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Boat Specifications

Year

2017

Length

77 ft

Location

Virgin Islands (british)

Price

3,699,000

Status

Active

Make

Balance

Model

760 Catamaran

Name

SKIMMER

Boat Video

Additional Specs

Keel

Other

Engines

Make: YANMAR

Model: 4LHA-STP

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 240|horsepower

Year:

Hours: 293

Location: Port



Make: YANMAR

Model: 4LHA-STP

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 240|horsepower

Year:

Hours: 293

Location: Starboard



About This Boat

Fresh from the design board of award-winning catamaran designer Anton Du Toit comes the Balance 760, a luxury performance fly-bridge catamaran designed for high speed world voyaging. Skimmer is the first of the new Balance Custom range of large semi-custom catamarans. 

As with all Balance Catamarans, Skimmer's design brief is centered on achieving a perfect balance between comfort at anchor and performance underway. She is designed to average speeds of 12 to 20 knots easily under sail, without effort - no racing crew required. During her sea trials in January 2017, with South Easter winds of 20-25 knots, Skimmer achieved boat speeds of 28 to 30 knots, with the code zero up.  As the wind eased to 15 knots, the boat speed fell to around 18 to 20 knots.  Skimmer sails comfortably in most conditions and will sit in and sail averages well over 15 knots in the trade winds.  Under power she runs fuel efficiently in the 10 to 11 knot range, making her an ideal expeditionary catamaran for those who really want to go places in style. 

As with all Balance Catamarans, she is built with only the finest materials. She is E-glass, carbon reinforced, foam core, and epoxy resins are used in her hulls and decks. All her cabinet grade furniture is foam sandwich. The end result is a 76 foot Catamaran that looks and feels like a luxury yacht inside and out, but which comes in at just 34 tons fully loaded with all of the creature comforts you would expect to find on a yacht of this size. 

Skimmer is currently in the British Virgin Islands after her maiden sail from South Africa. Her owner has been called back to take over his previous company and must delay his world voyage for approximately 3 years. He is prepared to sell a 50% or more share in the boat to have a partner, or to sell her with some provision where he may charter her from her new owner for several months in the next three years, wherever she may happen to be.


Additional Details

DIMENSIONS AND DETAILS
  • Length overall:  23.65m/76.88' (excluding bowsprit)
  • Length waterline: 21.63m/70.32'
  • Beam:  10.56m/34.33'
  • Draft (at maximum load): 1.8m/5.85'
  • Air draft (in lightship condition): 32.52m/105.72'
  • Mast length: 29.07m/94.50'
  • Mainsail area: 190m2
  • Jib area: 120m2
  • Gennaker area: 477m2
  • Displacement (light): 32 Tons
  • Displacement (laden): 34-35 Tons
  • Fixed keel
TANKAGE
  • Fresh water:  2000 ltr
  • Diesel:  3000 ltr
HULL AND APPENDAGES
  • Sea cocks under water line are Marelon and located in accessible positions
  • Hose connections to inboard side of Marelon sea-cocks have two stainless steel hose clamps
  • Professional osmosis protection by way of Dexter glass flake epoxy primer
  • Hull finish with awl craft 2000 polyurethane acrylic hi-build paint
  • 8x Aqualuma Blue LED underwater lights
DECK AND FITTINGS
  • Deck surface is covered with Awlcraft 2000 non-slip paint
  • Deck finish in awl craft 2000 polyurethane acrylic hi-build paint
  • Front structural aluminum composite crossbeam with 2x polyester open net trampolines lashed to deck via aluminum tracks
  • 2x large anchor cleats mounted on either side of front cross beam
  • 4x GRP white epoxy coated poles supporting free form stretch awning for sun protection on port aft section of trampoline/seating
  • Electric horizontal anchor windlass 24v 3500 watt with foot switches and circuit breaker
  • Aluminum anchor swivel with twin nylon anchor roller inside anchor locker on longeron
  • 1x Rocna 70 kg anchor connected via swivel to 75m of 10mm DIN766 G70 hi tensile galvanized calibrated anchor chain
  • 1x Delta 63 kg anchor connected via swivel to 75m of 8mm DIN766 G70 hi tensile galvanized calibrated anchor chain
  • 1x Marinco shore power connection
  • Dual fore deck seating arrangement with storage under and recessed and lockable stainless steel catches with support springs
  • High pressure Karcher wash down pump with side mounted outlet under front seat
  • Water tank fillers and breathers
  • Diesel tank fillers and breathers
  • Front cabin windows, non-opening in tinted glass
  • Front centre window in acrylic with opening Lewmar deck hatch for ventilation
  • The flybridge deck hatch is really a dumb waiter hatch to pass food and drinks directly from the galley up to the fly bridge area, a very nice feature when entertaining.
  • Side cabin windows, sliding - opening in tinted glass
  • Front and side windows with removable Ferrari mesh covers for sun protection
  • Side railings in solid polished stainless steel tubing - welds all polished, pickled and passivated
  • 8x aluminum large mooring cleats on side decks for marina berthing with 8x aluminum oval fairleads
  • 8x 1.6m x 0.6m/2x1.0m x0.3m custom manufactured PVC ark grey fenders with 12 mm lashing lines, grey fitted fender socks
  • 8x8m 24mm 12 strand mooring lines with soft eyes
  • Large access opening deck hatch on port and starboard foredeck peak gives access to sail storage locker via steps
  • 1x25 ltr blackwater holding tank with deck suction and or direct to sea valve in both forepeak lockers
  • Forward mounted shelves for storage of spares and oddments
  • 2x large Lewmar size 70 acrylic opening deck hatches giving access to 2x crew quarters (port and starboard)
  • Several opening acrylic opening Lewmar deck ventilation hatches giving light and ventilation to accommodation below
  • Underrail courtesy LED lights for side decks
  • Port and starboard lopolight steaming lights on each side bow
  • 2 canoes on the bows which are part of the vessel.  
  • 1 paddle board on the bow
  • Two diving tanks in rear storage cabins
  • The davit has two mounting locations on the stern that need attention

 

COCKPIT AREA
  • Sliding custom dual full width composite entrance door with lock and securing barrel bolts
  • Corian countertop unit housing stainless steel vitrifrigo 105 ltr drawer fridge
  • Large stainless steel high pressure gas BBQ with custom overhead stainless steel extractor ducted to upper flybridge
  • Corian under counter prep bowl with chromed cold pressurized tap
  • Self-ventilating locker with 2x gas composite bottles, regulator, BEP electronic controller with sniffer - manual shut-off valve
  • Double door shoe storage cupboard
  • Sunbed with liferaft locker under, sliding window, complete with mattress
  • 1x Viking 12 man life raft in dedicated rubber lined stowage compartment - quick release fastening system
  • Category 1 safety equipment for 12 pax - required safety equipment for 5.05m RIB
  • 2x large electrically height adjustable cockpit tables with compass rose inlay
  • Overhead waterproof Helia LED down lighters
  • 4x Fusion 7" waterproof marine speakers
  • Burmese teak steps on composite stairway leading to upper fly bridge with stainless steel side hand-rail stainless steel cables
  • 2x fixed seating units with storage under
  • 3x NL 80Ltr fridge/freezers large locker below upper flybridge stairway
  • Drop down awnings with clear windows for wind and rain protection of entire cockpit
AFT SUNDECK AND TRANSOM AREA
  • 1 x 5.05m semi-rigid RIB with centre steering console, full instrumentation and 70 HP 4 stroke outboard
  • 2x large engine bay hatches with dual gas struts
  • 1x retractable fresh water hot and cold transom shower on each transom
  • Cockpit seating
  • Emergency steering access on steps
  • Stainless steel fishing rod holders
  • Stainless steel parrot style swimming ladder with solid teak treds
  • 2x aft transom composite flush hatches serving as waterproof onboard/trash storage, etc.
  • 2x stainless steel boarding rub rails
  • 2x Lewmar CS 2000w capstans and footswitch
  • Stainless steel paraselle sockets for passarelle
  • Overhead stylish LED recessed ceiling lights
  • Light switches to operate and dim light output
  • Locking sliding composite cockpit door with open/closed postions
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring
  • 1x large electrically height adjustable teak saloon table
FLY BRIDGE AND TOP DECK AREA

Forward facing centre mounted steering console housing the following fitted equipment:

  • Hydraulic bulkhead steerer with 900mm stainless steel helm wheel
  • Richie power dampened steering compass ahead of helm wheel
  • 2x B&G Zeus 12 Evo2 Multifunction Displays
  • 1x B&G V50 VHF Radio
  • 1x B&G H5000 Display
  • 1x B&G Triton Autopilot Controller
  • 1x Fusion RA70N Stereo with 2 x 7" marine waterproof speakers
  • 2x Yanmar Engine C type control Panels
  • 1x Morse Electronic Throttles Dual Binnacle
  • 1x 14-Way Custom Switch Panel
  • 2 x engine starter keys
  • 1 x built in extra large helm seat with backrest
  • 1 x recessed-folding stainless steel spray dodger with fully enclosed sides and back for rough weather sailing
  • Clear height adjustable front acrylic windscreen for wind protection
  • 6 x GRP white epoxy coated poles supporting two Free form stretch awnings for sun protection over entire flybridge
  • Double door access unit under helm for axxess to instrumentation/hydraulic steering etc
  • Built in U-shaped seating with storage under
  • Cushions for seating and backrests
  • 2 x Aft sun beds with mattresses
  • 2 x aft facing spot lights and Lopolight navigational stern light
  • Stainless steel protection railing on sides of fly bridge
  • 4 x Harken size 80 - 3 speed electric self tailing winches
  • 4 x large haltard/cordage recessed lockers
  • 6 x Spinlock heavy duty rope clutches
  • 4 x large diameter Harken pad eyes
  • 1 x Lewmar opening deck hatch serving as dumbwaiter hatch for passing drinks/food from upper flybridge to lower galley
  • 1 x large electrically height adjustable flybridge table
  • 1 x Harken size 46 - 2 speed self tailing winch with 2 x Spinlock rope clutches for mainsheet traveller control
  • Harken curved maintrack with dual main sheet cars
  • 3 x winch handle pockets
  • 5 x grey Sunbrella covers for electric winches
  • Grey Sunbrella cover for steering-instrument console and helm wheel
  • Burmese teak flooring on flybridge
  • 3 x solar panels

INTERIOR FINISHES
  • All joinery work and finishing in the living areas is done in accordance with the best yacht practice, using first-grade marine materials.
  • All Veneer and solid wood are of Burmese teak and hand rubbed with Woca oil for a professional and durable finish.
  • Interior of all cupboards have Burmese teak - painted surface
  • All drawer and cupboard hardware of marine grade stainless steel and incorporate soft closers
  • Ceilings fitted with V groove white painted satin finish
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring throughout

MATTRESS AND UPHOLSTERY
  • King Cabin mattresses – multilayer foam with several densities ensuring a comfortable sleep
  • Mattress thickness of 150mm
  • Mattresses covered with professional fabric with plastic zippers
SALOON SETTEE
  • Large saloon area with 360 degree panoramic view
  • Large L-shaped settee with cloth upholstery and storage under to Port
  • Teak unit to side of sette with 4 locker bins for storage
  • Teak TV unit with rcessed Samsung HD 48" TV mounted on electric TV lift
  • Overhead stylish LED recessed ceiling lights
  • Light switches to operate and dim light output
  • Locking Sliding composite cockpit door with open/closed positions
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring
  • 1 x large electrically height adjustable saloon table
GALLEY AND ISLAND UNIT
  • Galley in main saloon to Stbd with direct access to cockpit
  • Large countertop with double under counter sink and chromed professional mixer tap
  • 1x 15 place dishwasher
  • 1x 210 ltr double drawer stainless steel Vitrifrigo Fridge
  • Large unit behind Corian top with 5x acrylic storage locker bins
  • 1x LG 32 Ltr Lightwave/microwave oven
  • Several cupboard doors and draw unit
  • Large island unit with Corian top
  • Dedicated cupboard for rubbish bin with top access via Corian top
  • Eurogas 70cm 5 burner gas oven with rotisserie and flame failure
  • Under counter Eurogas 62 ltr gas oven with grill and rotisserie
  • Gas shut off valves and electronic gas detector/solenoid under oven
  • 2x large drawer units
  • Several large cupboards for storage of food
  • 1x210 ltr double drawer stainless steel Vitrifrigo fridge
  • 1x Vitrifrigo IM icemaker
  • Recessed overhead LED lighting
  • Light switch and dimmer for overhead lighting
  • Fire extinguisher and fire blanket
  • Solid V groove Afrimosia flooring with Goiot escape hatch with flush teak grating
  • 1x Bio chute access in Corian top with tunnel direct to for disposal of bio waste
  • Under counter sink and chromed professional mixer tap
  • 1x gas assisted electrical pop up unit with various 220V outlets including USB outlets
  • Stainless steel bar stools with swivel seats
NAVIGATION STATION
  • Situated in front section of saloon
  • Very good 360 degree visibility due to large cabin windows
  • 12 way 24V DC distribution switch panel with thermal breakers
  • Fuel management and transfer distribution panel
  • Fresh water supply and water maker output management distribution panel
  • 24 way 220v AC distribution panel with thermal breakers
  • 1x Kubota Onan marine generator control panel
  • 1x Schenker water maker control panel
  • 1x Mastervolt Easyview
  • 1x ODS UpSideUp master controller for mainsail and jib furler release
  • Dedicated navigation desk with countertop and desk lid - storage under
  • Mounted in cream leather clad fascia above nav table you will find:
  • 1x B&G Zeus 12 Evo2 multi-function display
  • 1x B&G V50 VHF Radio
  • 1x B&G H5000 Display
  • 1x B&G Triton Autopilot Controller
  • 1x Fusion RA70N Stereo with 4 x 7" marine speakers
  • 1x Icom IC-M802 HF Radio and external speaker
  • 2x overhead Lewmar ventilation deck hatches
  • 1x bar unit with Corian serving top and glass/bottle storage under via clear curved acrylic access door
  • 1x large desk with countertop and desk lid - storage under

 

INTERIOR LAYOUT ~ 5X CABINS 2X PORT AND 3X STARBOARD
  • Access to each of the cabins is from the saloon by four way companion steps
  • Day head/shower ~ bathroom
  • Privacy is provided by opening cabin door leading to each cabin/bathroom
  • King size bed with decorated headboard and teak trim
  • Soft touch leather covered paneling on inside hulls
  • Overhead opening deck hatch for ventilation with flush mounted Ocean air blind/mosquito screen
  • Large, non-opening acrylic hull window with 2x opening port lights
  • Reading lights, overhead recessed ceiling lights, all LED
  • Switch for cabin lights
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Solid V-Groove Afrimosa flooring throughout
  • 220v outlets with USB
  • 1x reverence cycle self-contained air conditioner
  • Drawers and cupboards for storage of personal items
4X EN SUITE BATHROOMS ~ 2X PORT AND 2X STARBOARD

Separate opening cabin door to large bathroom area housing the following:

  • Electric toilet
  • Solid surfacing countertop with integrated Corian washbasin
  • Pressurized hot and cold water professional mixer tap
  • Cupboard and storage underneath
  • Large non-opening acrylic hull window with 2x opening port lights
  • Bathroom mirror vanity unit
  • Overhead opening deck hatch for ventilation with flush mounted Ocean air blind/mosquito screen
  • Towel rail, soap holder and robe hooks
  • Access to shower via large acrylic hinged door
  • Pressurized hot and cold water professional shower mixer tap with adjustable shower rose
  • Teak flooring on shower floor with integral drainage
2X ENSUITE CREW CABINS
  • Access to 2x crew cabins is from the foredeck by way of large acrylic opening deck hatches mounted port and starboard
  • 3x steps leading down to bottom landing and cabin
  • Cupboard under landing and wardrobe outboard for storage of clothes
  • 2x double bunk single beds measuring 2m x 0.8m with 150mm multi-layer foam mattesses
  • 1x large non-opening acrylic hull window with 1x opening port lights for ventilation and light
  • Access to en-suite bathroom is via interleading frosted acrylic door ensuring privacy, in the bathroom are:
  • Electric toilet
  • Solid surfacing countertop with stainless steel basin
  • Professional hot and cold mixer tap
  • Cupboards underneath for storage
  • Mirror 
  • Shower
  • Pressurized hot and cold water professional shower mixer tap with adjustable shower rose
  • 2x inboard opening port lights for ventilation
  • Flush mounted ocean air blind/mosquito screen for privacy on overhead entrance deck hatch
ELECTRONICS ROOM

Access to the large electronics room is via large service door from port fwd cabin - in this room are the following:

  • 3x Mastervolt Mass Combi Ultra 24/3500 including circuit breakers
  • 1x Mastervolt SCM Solar Regulator including fuse and breaker
  • 1x Mastervolt USB Interface
  • 1x Mastervolt wireless interface
  • 1x 18-way Thermal Breaker Panel for winches, OI's, Alternators
  • 1x Maxwell Windlass Contactor
  • 1x Harken Foredeck Winch Contactor
  • 1x B&G H5000 Processor
  • 1x Simrad NAIS400 AIS Transponder
  • 1x Simrad Network Hub
  • 1x Mikrotik 3G Hotspot Router
  • 1x C-Zone Switch Control Interface
  • 1x C-Zone Signal Interface (SI)
  • 4x C-Zone Output Interfaces (OI)
  • Terminal strips for AC and DC Systems
BATTERY ROOM

Access to the large battery room is via the lift up headboard from Stbd forward cabin, In this room are the following:

  • 4x Mastervolt Li Ion Ultra 5kw Batteries including fuses and safety switches - 24v House Bank
  • 1x Mastervolt AGM 12/130 Ah Battery - 12v House Bank
  • 2x Mastervolt 24/12v 20A DC/DC Converters
  • 1x Mastervolt Master Shunt 500
  • 1x BEP Circuit Breaker Panel  - 12v Equipment
  • 1x BEP Pro Installer Battery Isolator Switch - 12v House System
  • 2x 24v Battery Heavy Duty Buss Bars
  • 1x Profurl Genoa Furler Contactor
  • 1x Reckmann Screecher Furler Contactor
  • 1x C-Zone Switch Control Interface
ENGINES AND ENGINE ROOM
  • Access to the engine rooms is via 2 extra large flush hatches in the aft side deck
  • These hatches are lockable and feature twin gas struts for support and assistance in lifting-closing
  • 2x 240 HP Yanmar Marine Diesel engines
  • 2x marine V drive gearboxes
  • 2x Teinbridge 40mm stern glands with stainless steel prop shafts
  • 1x 150 ltr /hr Schenker watermaker
  • 1x 150 ltr /hr Aquamarine watermaker
  • 2x Isotherm basic 70 ltr hot water calorifier with resistor element
  • 2x Mastervolt 150 amp large case hi-output alternators on each engine
  • 2x 24v double stack water pressure pumps with filters and accumulator tanks
  • 2x Johnson 24v fuel transfer pumps
  • 2x Donaldson fuel filtration systems
  • 2x water traps and wet exhaust systems by Halyard
  • 1x Kubota ONAN generator sets in soundproofed enclosure  17.5kw
  • Engine room soundproofed with aluminum tape covering all joints
  • Engine room flooring in anodised aluminum checkered pattern
  • 1x dive compressor
  • 2x Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher fire suppression systems
  • 2x Mastervolt 160Ahr AGM batteries for engine and genset starting
  • Battery switches
  • Overhead strip LED lighting in each engine compartment
  • 2x Jabsco 12 CFM engine room extractors
  • 1x rudder reference
  • 2x electric large capacity rule 2000 bilge pumps with automatic float switches
  • 2x Wema hi water alarms
  • Intergral hatch gutter drainage system and hatch seal provided by D rubber

 

PLUMBING
  • All freshwater hoses of reinforced PVC tubing with "speed fit" connections
  • All hot water piping enclosed in neoprene covering to maintain temperature over long periods of time
  • All pipe work appropriately secured, marked and labelled for easy identification
  • 4x aluminum water tanks
  • Tank fillers and breather on deck
  • Grey water from showers and hand basins discharged overboard
  • 2x aluminum and 2x polyethylene black water holding tanks for toilets
ELECTRICAL
  • On board DC electrics are both 12V and 24V with two wire insulated return
  • Wires are sized to minimize voltage drop
  • All light current wiring is PVC tinned
  • All light current conductors carrying an excess of 50 amps are 90mm2 and comply to ABYC standards
  • Batteries - the ship's auxillary load consists of 1650 Ahr Mastervolt 2V Gel cell batteries
  • Separate battery bank supplied for engine and genset starting
  • For good, heavy current termination, copper tinned bus bars are used
  • A comprehensive DC main digital switching switch panel is located in the NAV Station
  • AC circuit - shore power inlet socket, 25m/65'6" shore power cord, electrical panel with necessary breakers and earth leakage

2x large underwater Maddock anodes fitted to hull transom, DC and AC are common grounded - shaft strap system

MAST
  • 1x White painted deck stepped non-rotating mast S788 (460 mm x 250mm) with 2x aft swept spreaders
  • Aft control facility
  • Wire diamonds and wire forestay
  • Kevlar lateral rigging
  • Load pins
  • Profurl electric genoa furler
  • Reckmann electric screecher furler
  • Anti-torque stay
  • Carbon furling boom with Ronstan luff track, flexible feeder and headboard car
  • Gas strut
  • Facnor staysail /storm jib manual furler and lock
  • Karver external screecher furling lock
SAILS AND RIGGING

In-boom furling mainsail  - 60% Carbon, 40% Vectran, Taffeta White

  • 100% Furling jib - 60% Carbon, 40% Vectran, Taffeta White, Complete UV cover and rope flattener
  • Furling Staysail - 60% Carbon, 40% Vectran, Taffeta White, Complete UV Cover and 14mm Anti-Torsion line
  • Storm Jib - 13.93oz High Modulus Weave HA, Complete with orange cover patches & Anti-Torsion 14mm
  • Screacher - 60% Carbon, 40% Twaron (B) Film Clear / Taffeta White, Complete with UV Cover
  • Asymmetric Spinnaker (Gennaker) - Maxilite 150 with 2 ply, Complete with Dousing Sock
  • 80% Asymmetric Spinnaker - Maxiilte 250, Complete with Dousing Sock
  • Carbon CT33S Carbon/s-glass battens
  • RUNNING RIGGING:  Main halyard with 14mm Super-T (100m)
  • 1:1 Boom topping lift with 12mm Super-T (70m)
  • 1:1 Spinnaker hoist line for halyard lock with 10mm Super-T (70m)
  • 1:1 Screecher hoist line for halyard lock with 10mm Super-T (70m)
  • 2:1 Screecher halyard with 12mm Super-T (115m)
  • 1:1 Genoa strop to halyard rack with 14mm GP12 (30m)
  • 1:1 Genoa tail with 10mm Super Braid (60m)
  • 1:1 Staysail for halyard lock with 10mm Super-T (51m)
  • 2:1 Storm jib with 12mm Super-T (55m)
  • Screecher tack line with 12mm Super-T (20m)
  • Spinnaker tack//guy line with 12mm Super-T (15m)
  • Staysail/Storm jib tack line with 12mm Super-T (11m)
  • Main sheet with 12mm Super-T (56m)
  • Boom preventer with 12mm Super-T (28m)
  • 2x Genoa sheets with 14mm Super-T (16m each)
  • 2x Screecher sheet with 12mm Super-T (54m each)
  • 2x Spinnaker sheet with 12mm Super-T (53m each)
  • 2x Staysail/Storm jib sheet with 12mm Super-T (16m each)
  • 2x Screecher Tweaker lines with 10mm Super-T (26m each)

Disclaimer
The 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.

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The Multihull Company

Located in Philadelphia, PA

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 484-686-5363
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