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Unique 42 ft. Catamaran with Classic lines and High Tech features

Don't miss the opportunity to own a custom boat like this! She was built in 1990 by the Naval Force 3 boatyard. Only two of this kind in the world. EXCEPT this boat has lots of upgrades.

Purchased by the present owner in 1994, a few alterations were made to her outward appearance and a well-spaced navigator's table was added. She sailed all over European waterways until plans were made to cross the Atlantic with just two crew.

In 2015, a longer, lighter 16 m carbon fiber mast was added. Dyneema replaced most of the standing rigging (except the forestay). Also, parts of the halyard and sea fence were replaced with dyneema. Are you starting to see the picture?

In early 2016, she completed a 14 day crossing from the Canaries to Barbados with a crew of two with no issues.  Live off the grid with solar power and watermaker.  The owners spent the rest of the year sailing through the Caribbean.

She is safe, proven sea worthy and equipped with everything for long term sailing. 

***October 2015 Valuation Survey available to serious buyers***

 

 


Additional Details

Specifications
  • Length overall 12.70 m/42 ft,
  • Waterline length 12.40 m/41 ft;
  • Beam 6.60 m/22 ft;
  • Draft 1 m/3 ft 3 ins;
  • Displacement 6 metric tons;
  • Fuel capacity 2 x 80 liters (+ 60 liters in jerrycans);
  • Water capacity 320 liters
  • Mainsail area 50 sq meters (moderate fat top, battened, new 2015)
  • Genoa area 38 sq meters (Profurl furler, new 2015);

 

Construction

Under water: GRP, above water: plywood/epoxy. All surfaces inside the boat are either solid wood or veneered marine grade plywood in maple.

The hollow keels have single skin laminate to withstand grounding and are independent of the hull structures.

The rudders are semi balanced with stocks of 2 inch diameter aluminum rods.

The steering system is hydraulic (Robertson RPU 160 hydraulic pump + Lecomble& Schmitt hydraulic cylinders) driven from the wheel (LS30 Lecomble & Schmitt) mounted in the cockpit. Emergency steering access is available in each hull. Two independent autopilots are available.

Accommodations

The saloon (hight 1,72 m) contains a six seat dining table with U- shaped settee, chest of drawers and full size chart table with electrical control panels, VHF/active AIS, Radar and radio. Plenty of storage room in compartments and shelves behind and under the settee.

The galley on the port side of the saloon consists of a gas stove (3 burners), a gas oven/grill, double sink, fridge WAECO MODEL 54 (90 liters), ample space in various cupboards and drawers. A shower room is next to the entrance with space for wet clothes.

The starboard hull (hight 1,90 m) consists of a double bed above the engine-room with a Smartvent solar ventilator, plenty of storage room in a wardrobe, lockers with sliding door and shelves, a single bed and a heads compartment (toilet with a JABSCO manual pump, washbasin). The bow space (watertight) is accessible through a hatch in the deck and contains a crash box, a sewage tank and plenty of space for sails. More storage room (bikes) can be found in the stern.

The port hull is alike, but with the watermaker control panels in the bathroom and the watermaker added in the bow.

The Cockpit

The cockpit is partly protected by a hard bimini (hight 1,85 m), built in 2016. A flexible awning and 2 further 70%-sunproof awnings can be added, if the mainsail is not in use (all made in 2016). 

The cockpit has U-shaped benches with teak grating. The position of the central steering wheel enables the person in charge (if he/she really wants to hand-steer) to stand or to sit on an high seat under the bimini. This seat can be taken away or adjusted to a normal seating hight. A folding table can complete the cockpit, if the crew wants to eat outside.

Access from the cockpit to the saloon is through an acrylic glass door. The lower part of the door can be protected by a customized wooden hatch board against water in very heavy weather. (We have never had to use it, as breaking waves have never reached the cockpit.)

In the middle of the cockpit is a flush mounted locker covered by a wooden grating. This is the place, where we keep gas bottles and diesel jerry cans.

Thetis is sailed entirely from within the cockpit. Apart from setting up or taking down the spinnaker all reefing and sail trimming operations are handled from there. Nobody needs to leave the safety of the cockpit during sailing. This ensures that while one person is on watch, the other can sleep soundly.

Rigging

Equipped with a 16 m (48 ft) carbon fibre mast with a three point rigg. The rigging consists of 16 mm Dyneema shrouds and a 10 mm Dyform stainless steel forestay with a fitted Profurl C420 roller reefing system (2015).

The main runs in FACNOR aluminum tracks with Facslide F 10 recirculating ball bearing cars. It is reefed by 3 in-boom reefing lines led back to the cockpit from the mast.

Guard rails are 6 mm Dyneema supported by stainless steel stanchions, with stern gates.

Sails
  • Main 50 sq meters (540 sq ft), moderate fat top, battened, new 2015;
  • Genoa 38 sq meters (410 sq ft), Profurl furler, new 2015;
  • Second genoa for downwind sailing 28 sq meters (300 sq ft) on Bartels furler;
  • Spinnaker 105 sq meters (1130 sq ft) in a sock, new 2014;
  • Storm gib 6 sq meters (65sq ft);
  • Lazybag: Fully zipped and battened, new 2016.

 

Machinery

 

  • Main engines 2 Yanmar 2GM20 (F), rated at 18 hp each with Yanmar saildrive SD20 driving Gory two-blade 15 x 12 fold propellers.
  • Backup: 1 ALCO 15 x 9 L fixed propeller.

 

Water System
  • EcoTec watermaker 200 DML-1, 12 V;
  • Hard roof rain catchment system, connected directly to the water tanks via a fine filter;
  • Pressurized water is provided by a FLOJET Quad II Diaphragm 4405 – 143 pump;
  • Calorifier: ELGENA Nautic Therm, type ME (8 liters), run on 220 V AC or 12 V DC;
  • 100 liter holding tanks for each toilet.
Electrical Systems - Inputs
  • Batteries: 2 x 6 V deep cycle Trojan 105 batteries, equaling 225 Ah, installed 2016;
  • Alternators: 2 x Hitachi 60 amp with Sterling Power Products Alternater-to-Battery Charger 12 v – 180 amp, installed 2016;
  • Battery charger: QUICK CHARGER SBC 100 automatic;
  • Inverter: SINUS SW300 (300 Watts);
  • Solar panels : 6 at a total of 480 WP output. Mounted on top of the cockpit hard roof (bimini)
  • another 2 solar panels (160 WP) can be added on the flexible awning, all installed 2016;
  • Solar controllers: 3 x VOTRONIC: 2 x MPP 165 Duo Dig, 1 x MPP 350 Duo Dig ( installed 2016)
  • Water generator: Aquair UW 100 with high speed propeller, made by Ampair; max. output 8 amp at 8 knots boat speed;
  • Battery monitor: Philippi BCM 1
  • Shore Power supply with 5 sockets, 220 V.

 

Electrical Systems - Loads
  • 1 refrigerator: WAECO 54 (90 liters);
  • Lighting throughout the boat: LED sources;
  • 1 x Hella ventilation fan fitted in saloon.

 

Electrical and Navigation
  • Magnetic bearing compass: Ritchie;
  • 3 Simrad IS20 instruments for wind, speed, depth, 2 in cockpit, 1 at chart table (new 2015);
  • Raymarine chart plotter RC435;
  • Navionics Gold electronic charts CF modules: Europe West CF/46XG, UK + Ireland CF/28XG;
  • Simrad autopilot with AP22 control unit and J300X course computer;
  • Simrad autopilot (tillerpilot) TP32 (can be attached to the emergency steering to create a second independent autopilot system; it has never been used.
  • Raytheon RL4 LTD radar;
  • Simrad VHF radio RS 35 with AIS display (new 2015);
  • Simrad VHF handheld HF 35 for the cockpit (new 2015);
  • AMEC AIS transponder Camino 108 class B, with AMEC antenna splitter CUBO 162 (all new 2016);
  • Multi-band radio: Siemens Weltempfänger RK 670);
  • Handheld GPS Magellan 315 as backup;
  • MOERER  NAVTEX receiver WIB 2 for PC with USB;
  • 4 USB-sockets;
  • 12V – car socket.
Ground Tackle
  • Mechanical anchor capstan GOIOT 308 for 8mm chain;
  • 2 x 30 m galvanized anchor chain 8 mm (new 2016);
  • 30 m lead-ancorline, FSE ROBLINE, 16-strand braided line with plastic covered lead core (10 m);
  • 24 kg spade anchor with roll-bar, similar to Rocna;
  • Fortress FX 23 anchor, blue;
  • Ancor buoy with 15 m tripline.

 

SAFETY
  • AWN liferaft Offshore (4 persons), maintenance certificate until 09/2017)
  • Lifesling, inflatable dan buoy + rescue sling;
  • Galley fire blanket;
  • 2 fire extinguishers;
  • EPIRB Auqafix 406 ACR 2797.4 with GPS;
  • DANBUOY:  SEAGO 3 IN 1 RESCUE BOY;
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector;
  • 7 bilgepumps: 4 x electric, 2 x manual, 1 x manual mobile;
  • Watertight compartments in both bows and in other parts of the boat.

 

Deck Fittings
  • Appropriate number and size of winches, cleats and safety lines from the cockpit to the mast and foredeck;
  • Two large lockers in front of the mast hold mooring ropes, anchoring gear and fenders (4 cylindrical, 4 raindrop fenders).

 

Others

 

  • One set of extra shrouds (spliced 16mm Dyneema SK99 with fitted dead-eyes);
  • 4 gas bottles:1 x aluminum 14 kg, propane; 2 x aluminum 2 kg propane; 1 x Campinggaz 2,5 kg butane, set of international gas bottle adaptors;
  • New Jotun antifouling (October 2017);
  • Water hose with various fittings;
  • 2 bikes (24 inches), can be taken apart and stored in the stern compartments (old)
  • Extensive range of spares.
  • Stainless steel davits to carrry a dinghy of appropriate size.
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 - Chris Rundlett
The Multihull Company

Located in Grenada

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 206-792-9787
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Chris@multihullcompany.com
View Chris Rundlett's Profile

Boat Specifications

Year

1990

Length

42 ft

Location

Grenada

Price

141,492

Status

Active

Make

Tropical 12

Model

Custom Catamaran

Name

Additional Specs

Keel

Engines

Make: Yanmar

Model: M20

Type:

Fuel: diesel

Power: 1.8|horsepower

Year:

Hours: 5000

Location:



Make: Yanmar

Model: 2GM20

Type:

Fuel:

Power: 1.8|horsepower

Year:

Hours: 5000

Location:



About This Boat

Unique 42 ft. Catamaran with Classic lines and High Tech features

Don't miss the opportunity to own a custom boat like this! She was built in 1990 by the Naval Force 3 boatyard. Only two of this kind in the world. EXCEPT this boat has lots of upgrades.

Purchased by the present owner in 1994, a few alterations were made to her outward appearance and a well-spaced navigator's table was added. She sailed all over European waterways until plans were made to cross the Atlantic with just two crew.

In 2015, a longer, lighter 16 m carbon fiber mast was added. Dyneema replaced most of the standing rigging (except the forestay). Also, parts of the halyard and sea fence were replaced with dyneema. Are you starting to see the picture?

In early 2016, she completed a 14 day crossing from the Canaries to Barbados with a crew of two with no issues.  Live off the grid with solar power and watermaker.  The owners spent the rest of the year sailing through the Caribbean.

She is safe, proven sea worthy and equipped with everything for long term sailing. 

***October 2015 Valuation Survey available to serious buyers***

 

 


Additional Details

Specifications
  • Length overall 12.70 m/42 ft,
  • Waterline length 12.40 m/41 ft;
  • Beam 6.60 m/22 ft;
  • Draft 1 m/3 ft 3 ins;
  • Displacement 6 metric tons;
  • Fuel capacity 2 x 80 liters (+ 60 liters in jerrycans);
  • Water capacity 320 liters
  • Mainsail area 50 sq meters (moderate fat top, battened, new 2015)
  • Genoa area 38 sq meters (Profurl furler, new 2015);

 

Construction

Under water: GRP, above water: plywood/epoxy. All surfaces inside the boat are either solid wood or veneered marine grade plywood in maple.

The hollow keels have single skin laminate to withstand grounding and are independent of the hull structures.

The rudders are semi balanced with stocks of 2 inch diameter aluminum rods.

The steering system is hydraulic (Robertson RPU 160 hydraulic pump + Lecomble& Schmitt hydraulic cylinders) driven from the wheel (LS30 Lecomble & Schmitt) mounted in the cockpit. Emergency steering access is available in each hull. Two independent autopilots are available.

Accommodations

The saloon (hight 1,72 m) contains a six seat dining table with U- shaped settee, chest of drawers and full size chart table with electrical control panels, VHF/active AIS, Radar and radio. Plenty of storage room in compartments and shelves behind and under the settee.

The galley on the port side of the saloon consists of a gas stove (3 burners), a gas oven/grill, double sink, fridge WAECO MODEL 54 (90 liters), ample space in various cupboards and drawers. A shower room is next to the entrance with space for wet clothes.

The starboard hull (hight 1,90 m) consists of a double bed above the engine-room with a Smartvent solar ventilator, plenty of storage room in a wardrobe, lockers with sliding door and shelves, a single bed and a heads compartment (toilet with a JABSCO manual pump, washbasin). The bow space (watertight) is accessible through a hatch in the deck and contains a crash box, a sewage tank and plenty of space for sails. More storage room (bikes) can be found in the stern.

The port hull is alike, but with the watermaker control panels in the bathroom and the watermaker added in the bow.

The Cockpit

The cockpit is partly protected by a hard bimini (hight 1,85 m), built in 2016. A flexible awning and 2 further 70%-sunproof awnings can be added, if the mainsail is not in use (all made in 2016). 

The cockpit has U-shaped benches with teak grating. The position of the central steering wheel enables the person in charge (if he/she really wants to hand-steer) to stand or to sit on an high seat under the bimini. This seat can be taken away or adjusted to a normal seating hight. A folding table can complete the cockpit, if the crew wants to eat outside.

Access from the cockpit to the saloon is through an acrylic glass door. The lower part of the door can be protected by a customized wooden hatch board against water in very heavy weather. (We have never had to use it, as breaking waves have never reached the cockpit.)

In the middle of the cockpit is a flush mounted locker covered by a wooden grating. This is the place, where we keep gas bottles and diesel jerry cans.

Thetis is sailed entirely from within the cockpit. Apart from setting up or taking down the spinnaker all reefing and sail trimming operations are handled from there. Nobody needs to leave the safety of the cockpit during sailing. This ensures that while one person is on watch, the other can sleep soundly.

Rigging

Equipped with a 16 m (48 ft) carbon fibre mast with a three point rigg. The rigging consists of 16 mm Dyneema shrouds and a 10 mm Dyform stainless steel forestay with a fitted Profurl C420 roller reefing system (2015).

The main runs in FACNOR aluminum tracks with Facslide F 10 recirculating ball bearing cars. It is reefed by 3 in-boom reefing lines led back to the cockpit from the mast.

Guard rails are 6 mm Dyneema supported by stainless steel stanchions, with stern gates.

Sails
  • Main 50 sq meters (540 sq ft), moderate fat top, battened, new 2015;
  • Genoa 38 sq meters (410 sq ft), Profurl furler, new 2015;
  • Second genoa for downwind sailing 28 sq meters (300 sq ft) on Bartels furler;
  • Spinnaker 105 sq meters (1130 sq ft) in a sock, new 2014;
  • Storm gib 6 sq meters (65sq ft);
  • Lazybag: Fully zipped and battened, new 2016.

 

Machinery

 

  • Main engines 2 Yanmar 2GM20 (F), rated at 18 hp each with Yanmar saildrive SD20 driving Gory two-blade 15 x 12 fold propellers.
  • Backup: 1 ALCO 15 x 9 L fixed propeller.

 

Water System
  • EcoTec watermaker 200 DML-1, 12 V;
  • Hard roof rain catchment system, connected directly to the water tanks via a fine filter;
  • Pressurized water is provided by a FLOJET Quad II Diaphragm 4405 – 143 pump;
  • Calorifier: ELGENA Nautic Therm, type ME (8 liters), run on 220 V AC or 12 V DC;
  • 100 liter holding tanks for each toilet.
Electrical Systems - Inputs
  • Batteries: 2 x 6 V deep cycle Trojan 105 batteries, equaling 225 Ah, installed 2016;
  • Alternators: 2 x Hitachi 60 amp with Sterling Power Products Alternater-to-Battery Charger 12 v – 180 amp, installed 2016;
  • Battery charger: QUICK CHARGER SBC 100 automatic;
  • Inverter: SINUS SW300 (300 Watts);
  • Solar panels : 6 at a total of 480 WP output. Mounted on top of the cockpit hard roof (bimini)
  • another 2 solar panels (160 WP) can be added on the flexible awning, all installed 2016;
  • Solar controllers: 3 x VOTRONIC: 2 x MPP 165 Duo Dig, 1 x MPP 350 Duo Dig ( installed 2016)
  • Water generator: Aquair UW 100 with high speed propeller, made by Ampair; max. output 8 amp at 8 knots boat speed;
  • Battery monitor: Philippi BCM 1
  • Shore Power supply with 5 sockets, 220 V.

 

Electrical Systems - Loads
  • 1 refrigerator: WAECO 54 (90 liters);
  • Lighting throughout the boat: LED sources;
  • 1 x Hella ventilation fan fitted in saloon.

 

Electrical and Navigation
  • Magnetic bearing compass: Ritchie;
  • 3 Simrad IS20 instruments for wind, speed, depth, 2 in cockpit, 1 at chart table (new 2015);
  • Raymarine chart plotter RC435;
  • Navionics Gold electronic charts CF modules: Europe West CF/46XG, UK + Ireland CF/28XG;
  • Simrad autopilot with AP22 control unit and J300X course computer;
  • Simrad autopilot (tillerpilot) TP32 (can be attached to the emergency steering to create a second independent autopilot system; it has never been used.
  • Raytheon RL4 LTD radar;
  • Simrad VHF radio RS 35 with AIS display (new 2015);
  • Simrad VHF handheld HF 35 for the cockpit (new 2015);
  • AMEC AIS transponder Camino 108 class B, with AMEC antenna splitter CUBO 162 (all new 2016);
  • Multi-band radio: Siemens Weltempfänger RK 670);
  • Handheld GPS Magellan 315 as backup;
  • MOERER  NAVTEX receiver WIB 2 for PC with USB;
  • 4 USB-sockets;
  • 12V – car socket.
Ground Tackle
  • Mechanical anchor capstan GOIOT 308 for 8mm chain;
  • 2 x 30 m galvanized anchor chain 8 mm (new 2016);
  • 30 m lead-ancorline, FSE ROBLINE, 16-strand braided line with plastic covered lead core (10 m);
  • 24 kg spade anchor with roll-bar, similar to Rocna;
  • Fortress FX 23 anchor, blue;
  • Ancor buoy with 15 m tripline.

 

SAFETY
  • AWN liferaft Offshore (4 persons), maintenance certificate until 09/2017)
  • Lifesling, inflatable dan buoy + rescue sling;
  • Galley fire blanket;
  • 2 fire extinguishers;
  • EPIRB Auqafix 406 ACR 2797.4 with GPS;
  • DANBUOY:  SEAGO 3 IN 1 RESCUE BOY;
  • Firdell Blipper radar reflector;
  • 7 bilgepumps: 4 x electric, 2 x manual, 1 x manual mobile;
  • Watertight compartments in both bows and in other parts of the boat.

 

Deck Fittings
  • Appropriate number and size of winches, cleats and safety lines from the cockpit to the mast and foredeck;
  • Two large lockers in front of the mast hold mooring ropes, anchoring gear and fenders (4 cylindrical, 4 raindrop fenders).

 

Others

 

  • One set of extra shrouds (spliced 16mm Dyneema SK99 with fitted dead-eyes);
  • 4 gas bottles:1 x aluminum 14 kg, propane; 2 x aluminum 2 kg propane; 1 x Campinggaz 2,5 kg butane, set of international gas bottle adaptors;
  • New Jotun antifouling (October 2017);
  • Water hose with various fittings;
  • 2 bikes (24 inches), can be taken apart and stored in the stern compartments (old)
  • Extensive range of spares.
  • Stainless steel davits to carrry a dinghy of appropriate size.
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.

Inquire About This Boat

Managing Broker

Contact - Chris Rundlett
The Multihull Company

Located in Grenada

OFFICE: 215-508-2704
CELL: 206-792-9787
FAX: 215-508-2706
Email: Chris@multihullcompany.com
View Chris Rundlett's Profile
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