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About This Boat

The Switch 51 is a classic, high performance world voyager designed by VPLP. She was built with high tech materials for discriminating sailors at Sud Composites in Sete, France. Sud built 18 of these fine performance catamarans from 2001 to 2007, at which time the yard was taken over by Swiss Cat, another fine builder of boutique performance cats. 

During the early years at Sud Composites, The Multihull Company were the North American distributors and we sold several of these fine cats to our customers, all of whom loved the boats and sailed great distances in them safely and switly. One of our customers raced his Switch 51 and took winning honors in every race he entered. But for all that, the Switch is a very comfortable live-aboard voyager. Her two aft master cabins are very spacious and her forward port V-berth is double bed size. 

NEKO is a 2004 Switch 51 in excellent condition and very clean. And as you would expect she is a cruise kitted catamaran ready to sail anywhere in the world. Just take a look at her full specs and listing to see all the gear and equipment she has on her. If you are the sort of person who cannot grasp the concept of sailing at 6 to 8 knots all day as you do on the garden variety charter cats, or dismayed to stick your boat up into the wind with fixed keels and see her drifting sideways, this dagger-boarded Switch just may be your ticket. She will easily average 9 to 11 knots over a 24 hour period in good winds, and she is capable of high teens in surfing and high wind conditions. Unlike comparable Outremer 50 to 55 of this vintage, she is all composite above the waterline (single skin vinlylester resin under the waterline), all foam core, all furniture foam core. Her wider flared hulls will carry far greater payloads without bogging down. I love the Switch 51 for any of our customers looking to go places in style - fast, gorgeous to look at, comfortable to live on. We are proud to be the central exclusive agents for such a fine performance catamaran.

The current owners purchased this boat in Tahiti and sailed here back to the Caribbean where she has been since.  


Additional Details

DIMENSIONS AND DETAILS
  • LOA: 51'
  • Beam: 26'
  • 3 cabins
  • 2 heads
  • Dual daggerboards
  • Minimum draft:  3'-8"
  • Maximum draft:  8'
  • Built by Sud Composites, Sete, France
  • Hull #12 of the Switch 51 series
  • CE Certified ~ Category A (Ocean)
NOTABLE FEATURES
  • Raymarine Autopilot with wireless remote and Raymarine Nav instruments
  • 8 KW generator
  • European and American wiring 240 and 120 VAC outlets throughout
  • 2 SS 12 volt refrigerators
  • 1 SS 12 volt freezer
  • 720 watts of solar panels
  • 840 AH in 4 gel house batteries
  • NKE M.O.B. system with 4 bracelets
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transponder
  • ICOM 802 SSB with auto-tuner and whip antenna
  • Spectra Newport watermaker with auto-flush and salinity control
  • Iridium SAT phone with an external antenna
  • Dual band WIFI antenna and router
  • 2017 re-certified 4 man life raft
CONSTRUCTION
  • The hull, bulkheads, nacelle, deck, roof and cockpit are made from fiberglass/vinylester and foam sandwich composites and the interior fittings are made from honeycomb
  • The monolithic bottom hulls are made of solid glass reinforced vinylester
  • Grounding skegs protect the saildrives
  • Crashboxes located at bows and at swim platforms
  • Engine rooms and forepeaks are both equipped with water tight bulkheads
LAYOUT + ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Starboard Owner's Hull:  Entire Owner's hull closes off from salon.  The stern cabin has a Queen Size bed 160x200cm (63"x79") with a desk and seat.  Double sink and electric toilet in head forward, with separate stall shower forward
  • U-shaped saloon table seating 6
  • Chart table with swing-out seat, room for computer, printer, charts and electronics
  • Guest hull:  2 double cabins plus one head amidships with electric toilet
  • 16 BTU a/c in main salon and 12k BTU a/c in Owner's Hull
  • The 2 engine compartments are sound proof and totally independent from accommodations, with access from the swim platforms

 

 

GALLEY
  • Large galley sink, with mixer tap and Seagull fresh water filter
  • Dietrich oven
  • 4-burner Gaggenau stove
  • 2 stainless steel 12V refrigerators, 130L Isotherm
  • 1 stainless steel 12V freezer  90L Isotherm
  • Propane on auto- change-over  regulator with solenoid and propane sniffer
  • Propane grill and 20lb tank mounted on custom aft rail mount

 

 

COCKPIT
  • Large cockpit/deck saloon:  Teak flooring and trim
  • Set of cushions with Sunbrella covers
  • Dual helms with Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic steering
  • Leather wrapped stainless steel wheels
  • Chartplotter and engine controls at port helm
  • Cockpit lighting; outside speakers
  • Extensive storage
  • SS davits with 3 Sanyo 240W solar panels
  • Stainless steel fixed bimini with cloth + net and side curtains
TANKAGE
  • Fuel:  220 liters (58 gallons)
  • Starboard tank and 400 liter (106 gallons) port tank for a total of 620 liters (164 gallons)
PLUMBING
  • 2 plastic water tanks of 220 liters (58 gallons) for a total capacity of 440 liters (116 gallons)
  • 2 stainless steel water heaters of 40 liters (11 gallons) wired to accept 220V (1500W) and 110V (500W) power, for use at all docks and on generator
  • Spectra Newport 400 Watermaker with auto flush and salinity control
  • 2 holding tanks, stainless steel with epoxy coated interior 55L(12.2 gallons)
  • 4 Jabsco 1500 gal/hour bilge pumps - one in each hull and engine room + 2 manual pumps - one in each hull
  • 2 Jabsco 500 gal/hour shower sump pumps in heads
  • Splendide washer/dryer in starboard forward compartment
  • Hot/cold shower on port transom

 

SAILS + RIGGING
  • Fully-battened mainsail (Dacron perf.), 78 m2 (839 ft2), 3 reefs, lazy jacks and a lazybag
  • Genoa (Spectra) 50 m2 (538 ft2), with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC52 furler
  • Staysail (heavy Dacron) 21 m2 (226 ft2) with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC52 furler
  • Gennaker 80 m2 (861 ft 2) on Profurl EC 4000 gennaker furler
  • Symmetrical spinnaker 145 m2 (1561 ft2) with sock
  • Mainsail track + ball bearing cars - Frederiksen
  • 1 winch - 46 ST Andersen
  • 5 winches - 52 ST Andersen
  • 1 electric winch - 52 EST Andersen
  • Dynex Dux shrouds and running backstays - all standing rigging replaced 2015
  • 13 deck hatches, 8 opening port holes and 2 Goiot escape hatches
  • Full Sunbrella awnings to cover salon and hulls forward
MOORING
  • Lofrans 1200W Tigres windlass with foot operation and remote in the cockpit 
  • 1 Rocna 73lb anchor + 300' of chain + 150' of 1" 8-plait line (10mm anchor chain is new)
  • 1 anchor brake (52 lbs) + 80' of chain + 200' of 7/8" Samson Super Strong double braid line
  • 21 lb aluminum Fortress FX-37
  • Storm anchor:  47 lb aluminum, Fortress FX-85
ELECTRICITY
  • 2 engine gel batteries - 80Ah
  • 4 house gel batteries - 210Ah
  • 2 engine alternators 60 Ah Volvo with boosters
  • Two (2) 220V Mastervolt 80A charger and one 110V  Mastervolt 100A Combi inverter/charger for a total of 260A simultaneous charging capacity (Lithium ready)
  • One 220V/50hz Mastervolt inverter 2000W and one 110V/60hz Mastervolt inverter combi 2500W
  • Electric system allows boat to plug in anywhere in the world and run any appliance
  • Generator with cover connected to port fuel tank - Fischer Panda 8kw - New 2015
  • 3 solar panels - Sanyo HIT240S 240W + Midnite Classic 200 controller
  • 220V and 110V outlets throughout cabins + 2 12V outlets at chart table
  • Mastervolt batteries monitor and FP genset control at chart table

 

ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Raymarine e-127 MFD at nav station
  • 1 Raymarine e-125 MFD at port helm
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, tridata and maxiview instruments over companionway
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi in Owner's cabin
  • Raymarine AIS 650 AIS transponder
  • Raymarine HD radar integrated with MFD's
  • 1 standard Horizon GX2150 fixed mount VHF radio with AIS
  • Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic autopilot pump with Raymarine SPX30 course computer with spare with P70 and wireless remote controllers.  AP also controlled by chart plotters
  • 1 GPS - GP30 Furuno
  • 1 ICOM M802 SSB Radio with AT140 auto tuner and whip antenna and pactor modem
  • 1 dual stereo receiver with 2 external speakers + 2 speakers in the saloon, bluetooth capable with multiple input sources
  • Iridium SAT phone with external antenna
  • One dual-band Groove Wi-Fi antenna wired to internal wireless router
TENDER
  • AB 10.5' RIB dinghy with Sunbrella dinghy chaps and a 4-stroke 20 HP Suzuki outboard
SAFETY
  • NKE man overboard system equipped with 4 bracelets
  • Fire/smoke detectors in engine rooms
  • Galerider drogue with 400' dedicated 3/4" double braid line
  • Plastimo 4-man liferaft, re-certified in 2017
  • Lifesling, MOM-8 inflatable MOB device, liferings

 

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 - Alexis de Boucaud
The Multihull Company

Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

US CELL: +1-484-744-2740
French CELL: +33 (0) 6 73 97 17 30
St. Martin: +590 690 58 66 06
Email: Alexis@multihullcompany.com
View Alexis de Boucaud's Profile

Boat Specifications

Year

2004

Length

51 ft

Location

Florida

Price

469,000

Status

Sale Pending

Make

Switch

Model

51

Name

NEKO

Additional Specs

Keel

Engines

Make: VOLVO

Model: D2-55

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 55|horsepower

Year:

Hours:

Location: Port



Make: VOLVO

Model: D2-55

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 55|horsepower

Year:

Hours:

Location: Starboard



About This Boat

The Switch 51 is a classic, high performance world voyager designed by VPLP. She was built with high tech materials for discriminating sailors at Sud Composites in Sete, France. Sud built 18 of these fine performance catamarans from 2001 to 2007, at which time the yard was taken over by Swiss Cat, another fine builder of boutique performance cats. 

During the early years at Sud Composites, The Multihull Company were the North American distributors and we sold several of these fine cats to our customers, all of whom loved the boats and sailed great distances in them safely and switly. One of our customers raced his Switch 51 and took winning honors in every race he entered. But for all that, the Switch is a very comfortable live-aboard voyager. Her two aft master cabins are very spacious and her forward port V-berth is double bed size. 

NEKO is a 2004 Switch 51 in excellent condition and very clean. And as you would expect she is a cruise kitted catamaran ready to sail anywhere in the world. Just take a look at her full specs and listing to see all the gear and equipment she has on her. If you are the sort of person who cannot grasp the concept of sailing at 6 to 8 knots all day as you do on the garden variety charter cats, or dismayed to stick your boat up into the wind with fixed keels and see her drifting sideways, this dagger-boarded Switch just may be your ticket. She will easily average 9 to 11 knots over a 24 hour period in good winds, and she is capable of high teens in surfing and high wind conditions. Unlike comparable Outremer 50 to 55 of this vintage, she is all composite above the waterline (single skin vinlylester resin under the waterline), all foam core, all furniture foam core. Her wider flared hulls will carry far greater payloads without bogging down. I love the Switch 51 for any of our customers looking to go places in style - fast, gorgeous to look at, comfortable to live on. We are proud to be the central exclusive agents for such a fine performance catamaran.

The current owners purchased this boat in Tahiti and sailed here back to the Caribbean where she has been since.  


Additional Details

DIMENSIONS AND DETAILS
  • LOA: 51'
  • Beam: 26'
  • 3 cabins
  • 2 heads
  • Dual daggerboards
  • Minimum draft:  3'-8"
  • Maximum draft:  8'
  • Built by Sud Composites, Sete, France
  • Hull #12 of the Switch 51 series
  • CE Certified ~ Category A (Ocean)
NOTABLE FEATURES
  • Raymarine Autopilot with wireless remote and Raymarine Nav instruments
  • 8 KW generator
  • European and American wiring 240 and 120 VAC outlets throughout
  • 2 SS 12 volt refrigerators
  • 1 SS 12 volt freezer
  • 720 watts of solar panels
  • 840 AH in 4 gel house batteries
  • NKE M.O.B. system with 4 bracelets
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transponder
  • ICOM 802 SSB with auto-tuner and whip antenna
  • Spectra Newport watermaker with auto-flush and salinity control
  • Iridium SAT phone with an external antenna
  • Dual band WIFI antenna and router
  • 2017 re-certified 4 man life raft
CONSTRUCTION
  • The hull, bulkheads, nacelle, deck, roof and cockpit are made from fiberglass/vinylester and foam sandwich composites and the interior fittings are made from honeycomb
  • The monolithic bottom hulls are made of solid glass reinforced vinylester
  • Grounding skegs protect the saildrives
  • Crashboxes located at bows and at swim platforms
  • Engine rooms and forepeaks are both equipped with water tight bulkheads
LAYOUT + ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Starboard Owner's Hull:  Entire Owner's hull closes off from salon.  The stern cabin has a Queen Size bed 160x200cm (63"x79") with a desk and seat.  Double sink and electric toilet in head forward, with separate stall shower forward
  • U-shaped saloon table seating 6
  • Chart table with swing-out seat, room for computer, printer, charts and electronics
  • Guest hull:  2 double cabins plus one head amidships with electric toilet
  • 16 BTU a/c in main salon and 12k BTU a/c in Owner's Hull
  • The 2 engine compartments are sound proof and totally independent from accommodations, with access from the swim platforms

 

 

GALLEY
  • Large galley sink, with mixer tap and Seagull fresh water filter
  • Dietrich oven
  • 4-burner Gaggenau stove
  • 2 stainless steel 12V refrigerators, 130L Isotherm
  • 1 stainless steel 12V freezer  90L Isotherm
  • Propane on auto- change-over  regulator with solenoid and propane sniffer
  • Propane grill and 20lb tank mounted on custom aft rail mount

 

 

COCKPIT
  • Large cockpit/deck saloon:  Teak flooring and trim
  • Set of cushions with Sunbrella covers
  • Dual helms with Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic steering
  • Leather wrapped stainless steel wheels
  • Chartplotter and engine controls at port helm
  • Cockpit lighting; outside speakers
  • Extensive storage
  • SS davits with 3 Sanyo 240W solar panels
  • Stainless steel fixed bimini with cloth + net and side curtains
TANKAGE
  • Fuel:  220 liters (58 gallons)
  • Starboard tank and 400 liter (106 gallons) port tank for a total of 620 liters (164 gallons)
PLUMBING
  • 2 plastic water tanks of 220 liters (58 gallons) for a total capacity of 440 liters (116 gallons)
  • 2 stainless steel water heaters of 40 liters (11 gallons) wired to accept 220V (1500W) and 110V (500W) power, for use at all docks and on generator
  • Spectra Newport 400 Watermaker with auto flush and salinity control
  • 2 holding tanks, stainless steel with epoxy coated interior 55L(12.2 gallons)
  • 4 Jabsco 1500 gal/hour bilge pumps - one in each hull and engine room + 2 manual pumps - one in each hull
  • 2 Jabsco 500 gal/hour shower sump pumps in heads
  • Splendide washer/dryer in starboard forward compartment
  • Hot/cold shower on port transom

 

SAILS + RIGGING
  • Fully-battened mainsail (Dacron perf.), 78 m2 (839 ft2), 3 reefs, lazy jacks and a lazybag
  • Genoa (Spectra) 50 m2 (538 ft2), with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC52 furler
  • Staysail (heavy Dacron) 21 m2 (226 ft2) with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC52 furler
  • Gennaker 80 m2 (861 ft 2) on Profurl EC 4000 gennaker furler
  • Symmetrical spinnaker 145 m2 (1561 ft2) with sock
  • Mainsail track + ball bearing cars - Frederiksen
  • 1 winch - 46 ST Andersen
  • 5 winches - 52 ST Andersen
  • 1 electric winch - 52 EST Andersen
  • Dynex Dux shrouds and running backstays - all standing rigging replaced 2015
  • 13 deck hatches, 8 opening port holes and 2 Goiot escape hatches
  • Full Sunbrella awnings to cover salon and hulls forward
MOORING
  • Lofrans 1200W Tigres windlass with foot operation and remote in the cockpit 
  • 1 Rocna 73lb anchor + 300' of chain + 150' of 1" 8-plait line (10mm anchor chain is new)
  • 1 anchor brake (52 lbs) + 80' of chain + 200' of 7/8" Samson Super Strong double braid line
  • 21 lb aluminum Fortress FX-37
  • Storm anchor:  47 lb aluminum, Fortress FX-85
ELECTRICITY
  • 2 engine gel batteries - 80Ah
  • 4 house gel batteries - 210Ah
  • 2 engine alternators 60 Ah Volvo with boosters
  • Two (2) 220V Mastervolt 80A charger and one 110V  Mastervolt 100A Combi inverter/charger for a total of 260A simultaneous charging capacity (Lithium ready)
  • One 220V/50hz Mastervolt inverter 2000W and one 110V/60hz Mastervolt inverter combi 2500W
  • Electric system allows boat to plug in anywhere in the world and run any appliance
  • Generator with cover connected to port fuel tank - Fischer Panda 8kw - New 2015
  • 3 solar panels - Sanyo HIT240S 240W + Midnite Classic 200 controller
  • 220V and 110V outlets throughout cabins + 2 12V outlets at chart table
  • Mastervolt batteries monitor and FP genset control at chart table

 

ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Raymarine e-127 MFD at nav station
  • 1 Raymarine e-125 MFD at port helm
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, tridata and maxiview instruments over companionway
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi in Owner's cabin
  • Raymarine AIS 650 AIS transponder
  • Raymarine HD radar integrated with MFD's
  • 1 standard Horizon GX2150 fixed mount VHF radio with AIS
  • Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic autopilot pump with Raymarine SPX30 course computer with spare with P70 and wireless remote controllers.  AP also controlled by chart plotters
  • 1 GPS - GP30 Furuno
  • 1 ICOM M802 SSB Radio with AT140 auto tuner and whip antenna and pactor modem
  • 1 dual stereo receiver with 2 external speakers + 2 speakers in the saloon, bluetooth capable with multiple input sources
  • Iridium SAT phone with external antenna
  • One dual-band Groove Wi-Fi antenna wired to internal wireless router
TENDER
  • AB 10.5' RIB dinghy with Sunbrella dinghy chaps and a 4-stroke 20 HP Suzuki outboard
SAFETY
  • NKE man overboard system equipped with 4 bracelets
  • Fire/smoke detectors in engine rooms
  • Galerider drogue with 400' dedicated 3/4" double braid line
  • Plastimo 4-man liferaft, re-certified in 2017
  • Lifesling, MOM-8 inflatable MOB device, liferings

 

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 - Alexis de Boucaud
The Multihull Company

Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

US CELL: +1-484-744-2740
French CELL: +33 (0) 6 73 97 17 30
St. Martin: +590 690 58 66 06
Email: Alexis@multihullcompany.com
View Alexis de Boucaud's Profile
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