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About This Boat

Gemini Sunset is a blue water liveaboard catamaran. She is a performance cruising catamaran built for speed but also comfort. She is lightweight, has a long waterline, a low boom so a lower centre of gravity, widely spaced hulls and very good bridge clearance. The hulls are pointed and slim so the boat is very streamlined. This makes her sail very well, sail fast and point to windward up to 40 degrees without any loss of speed. The daggerboards reduce leeway considerably so help to keep the boat pointing when going upwind. The helm seat is high enough to see all four corners of the boat, ideal for berthing, but low enough to not interfere with the performance of the mainsail. The enclosure offers superb protection in bad weather yet still gives excellent all around visibility.  The boat is also very comfortable with two good sized double cabins, a large owner’s bathroom
and a walk-in wardrobe. There is ample cupboard and locker space. The saloon is very
comfortable and the galley is large and well-equipped. The large patio doors permit access to and from the cockpit very easily. For a couple the boat is perfect. The owners use the third single cabin as a workshop and a storage area, still leaving plenty of room to have another couple on board as guests.


Additional Details

DIMENSIONS + DETAILS
  • Brand:  Balance
  • Model:  451
  • Designer:  Roger Hill and Phillip Berman
  • Year:  2017
  • LOA:  13.53 m
  • LWL:  12.99 m
  • Beam:  7.11 m
  • Draft:  1.16 m
  • Displacement:  Approximately, 9 tons unladen
  • Gross tonnage:  14.6 tons
  • Net tonnage:  14.6 tons
  • Under wing clearance: 0.8 m 
  • Cruising speed:  7 knots
  • Maximum speed:  8 knots
POWER
  • Generator:  NextGen UCM1 3.5kW
  • Generator hours = 500
  • Solar panels:  4 x 200 watt panels on the bimini GSP-SP-200-F (36V), 200W 36V PHOTOFLEX semi-flexible SunPower solar panel ( 1440 mm x 805mm x 2.5mm with output cable lead
  • Interior lighting:  Recessed LED 24V lighting
  • Air Conditioning:  Cruisair 12,000 BTU, one for each hull
  • Caframo cabin fans, two in the saloon, two in each double-cabin, one in the single cabin
  • Shore power cord:  15m 220V cable, boat runs on 220V, 50Hz
  • Batteries:  4 Deep Cycle AGM batteries, 12V each but linked to supply 24V to the boat's systems, 150 ah each for a total of 600ah
  • Charger system:  Victron Energy Inverter/Charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
  • Alternator:  Volvo standard alternators:  12V alternator on each engine to charge each engine and the generator, 24V alternators on each engine to change the house batteries
  • Electrical sockets:  220V international plugs, 7 sockets
  • Inverter:  Victron Energy/Inverter/Charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
  • Battery Monitor System:  Victron Energy inverter/charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
  • Volvo Penta Saildrives (part of the D2-40 engines) 130 SR-B, 180 degrees LH ratio 2.19:1
  • Tachometer:  0-4000 rpm, 85mm
TANKAGE + PLUMBING
  • Fuel:  425 L and fuel tank gauge
  • Water:  350 L and water tank gauge
  • Holdings:  Two holding tanks can be emptied by deck pump out or by the boat's pump directly overboard, each tank has a contents gauge
  • Bilge pumps:  Rule automatic electric bilge pumps and high water alarms
  • Head and showers:  2 with wall mounted shower heads and electric shower bilge pump
  • Watermaker:  Spectra Cape Horn Xtreme - 50 litres an hour
  • Hot water heater:  Isotemp spa water heater - 40 liters

 

 

INTERIOR LAYOUT + AMENITIES
  • Owner Version
  • 3 double cabins ~ (2 double and 1 single)
  • Sleeps 5
  • Master double cabin with bathroom and walk-in wardrobe in the starboard hull, guest double cabin with bathroom and single cabin/office/workshop in port hull
  • Simulated timber flooring
  • Matte finish wood, honeycomb contstruction
  • Salon couch:  UV quality vinyl in light cream
  • Salon table:  Matte finish wood, honeycomb construction
  • Cabinets:  Matte finish wood, honeycomb construction
  • Hanging lockers:  Walk-in wardrobe in master hull
  • Navigation station
GALLEY
  • Cruise 200 stainless steel fridge/freezer, side by side 7.1 cu ft DC only
  • Large single sink, single mixer tap, salt water hose
  • Dometic SMEV gas stove, 3 burners
  • Dometic SMEV gas oven
  • Cooking gas:  Propane, two 10 lb aluminum cylinders, Trident Marine LP Gas Control and Detection System
  • Corian, light grey countertops
ELECTRONICS
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine thru-hull depth transducer 600W low-profile
  • Raymarine p120 thru-hull speed and temperature sensor
  • Raymarine i50 tridata display (speed, depth, temperature)
  • Raymarine i60 wind display
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with p70 control head at helm and ACU 200
  • Raymarine Raypilot Type 1 24V hydraulic pump
  • Raymarine Smart Controller Wireless Autopilot Remote complete with base station
  • Raymarine Ray 60 VHF Radio with DSC and Ray 60 Raymic Handset
  • Icom IC-M36 VHF marine transceiver
  • Handheld Garmin GPS 73
  • Raymarine RD418D - 18" 4kW Digital Radome Scanner (2016)
  • Raymarine e127 12: Hybridtouch Multifunction Display with Fish Finder
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver and an active AIS antenna splitter 100
  • Hisense TV, LED 32EC200
  • Ritchie Helmsman Steering Compass
SAILS + RIGGING
  • Mainsail:  Neil Pryde, high performance sail cloth, triradial cut, 2017, Fully battened (7 fibreglass battens), Roller bearing batten cars, Lazy bag mainsail cover with integrated lazyjacks, Boom outhaul, 3 reefs, all single line reefing, Port and starboard mainsheets
  • Jib:  Neil Pryde, High Performance Sail Cloth, Tri-radial cut, 2017, self-tacking jib
  • Spinnaker Symmetrical:  Neil Pryde 1.5 oz nylon, pink and pale turquoise (2017)
  • Screecher:  Neil Pryde, high performance sail cloth, tri-radial cut (2017)
  • Selden furler
  • Selden mast:  Clear anodized aluminum mast and boom, Single Spreader, 7/8 rig
    Mast is 17.2m from the deck, 19.2m from the water
  • Carbon fibre bowsprit, 1.33 m long
  • Daggerboards:  Two daggerboards, fiberglass construction, 2.31 m draft when fully down
ON DECK
  • Winches:  3 Lewmar winches in the cockpit (2x50 manual, 1x50 electric), 1 Selden winch at the mast (S40).  All are two speed and self-tailing
  • Deck cleats:  8 docking cleats, 1 center mooring cleat on the foredeck
  • Two bow pulpit seats - Teak
  • Foam core cockpit table in White
  • UV quality vinyl seating for 8 people in light cream with Turquoise and Grey Stripe
  • Magma Chef's Mate Connoisseur Series Gas Grill Model A10-803
  • Saltwater pump
  • Whale Twist Deck Shower
  • Salt or fresh water wash down pump with hose sockets in the cockpit and anchor locker
  • Partial enclosure on three sides of the cockpit in 40g Strataglass and Stamoid Light in White.  Sun shades in Phifertex Plus, color is Grey Sand
TENDER
  • Apex AL-10, aluminum bottom with Mercury 15hp two stroke
SAILING HISTORY

Gemini Sunset was first sailed from Florida to Grenada in March 2017. She stayed in Grenada for a year and when we bought her she had done approximately 3000 miles. We sailed her north to Martinique, the BVIs, the Bahamas, the East Coast of America, back to the Bahamas, Panama and then across the Pacific. We are now in Bora Bora and plan to sail to New Zealand where we will sell the boat. We have done another 13,000 miles so far so the boat has done 16,000 in total

OWNER COMMENTS

Gemini Sunset was built in China in 2016, completed in December 2016 and shipped to Florida.  She was launched after the Miami Boat Show in February 2017.  She has been well maintained by her owners since since they purchased her in April 2018. There have been no major changes to the yacht and no re-fits. The only upgrades made were to have a third reef put in the mainsail in August 2018, to have an enclosure made for the cockpit in September 2018 and to install a generator in October 2018.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

HELM

  • Raised double helm seat
  • Wooden footrest

DECK EQUIPMENT

  • 10 recessed deck hatches, with mosquito screens
  • Two forward deck storage lockers
  • One anchor locker
  • Rocna anchor 25kg, 80m 3/8” chain with 20m of rode
  • 4 cockpit storage lockers
  • 2 swim ladders
  • Cockpit fridge
  • Cockpit sink
  • Moveable and foldable cockpit table, can be raised to the bimini ceiling when under sail if wanted

HULL

  • Finish: Full female moulded hulls and decks, exterior gelcoat finish with moulded non-slip surface on deck areas
  • Hull laminate: 100% vinyl ester (modified epoxy) resin infusion laminate. 100% structural foam core composite.
  • Deck laminate: 100% vinyl ester resin and e-glass vacuum bagged. 100% foam core.
  • Aluminium backing plates used for mounting deck hardware.
  • Bulkheads: 100% vinyl ester resin e-glass laminate/foam core vacuum bagged or resin infused
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
View Phillip Berman's Profile

Boat Specifications

Year

2017

Length

45 ft

Location

New Zealand

Price

550,000

Status

Active

Make

Balance

Model

451

Name

GEMINI SUNSET

Additional Specs

Keel

Engines

Make: VOLVO PENTA

Model: D2-40

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 40|horsepower

Year:

Hours: 1650

Location: Port



Make: VOLVO PENTA

Model: D2-40

Type: Inboard

Fuel: diesel

Power: 40|horsepower

Year:

Hours: 1650

Location: Starboard



About This Boat

Gemini Sunset is a blue water liveaboard catamaran. She is a performance cruising catamaran built for speed but also comfort. She is lightweight, has a long waterline, a low boom so a lower centre of gravity, widely spaced hulls and very good bridge clearance. The hulls are pointed and slim so the boat is very streamlined. This makes her sail very well, sail fast and point to windward up to 40 degrees without any loss of speed. The daggerboards reduce leeway considerably so help to keep the boat pointing when going upwind. The helm seat is high enough to see all four corners of the boat, ideal for berthing, but low enough to not interfere with the performance of the mainsail. The enclosure offers superb protection in bad weather yet still gives excellent all around visibility.  The boat is also very comfortable with two good sized double cabins, a large owner’s bathroom
and a walk-in wardrobe. There is ample cupboard and locker space. The saloon is very
comfortable and the galley is large and well-equipped. The large patio doors permit access to and from the cockpit very easily. For a couple the boat is perfect. The owners use the third single cabin as a workshop and a storage area, still leaving plenty of room to have another couple on board as guests.


Additional Details

DIMENSIONS + DETAILS
  • Brand:  Balance
  • Model:  451
  • Designer:  Roger Hill and Phillip Berman
  • Year:  2017
  • LOA:  13.53 m
  • LWL:  12.99 m
  • Beam:  7.11 m
  • Draft:  1.16 m
  • Displacement:  Approximately, 9 tons unladen
  • Gross tonnage:  14.6 tons
  • Net tonnage:  14.6 tons
  • Under wing clearance: 0.8 m 
  • Cruising speed:  7 knots
  • Maximum speed:  8 knots
POWER
  • Generator:  NextGen UCM1 3.5kW
  • Generator hours = 500
  • Solar panels:  4 x 200 watt panels on the bimini GSP-SP-200-F (36V), 200W 36V PHOTOFLEX semi-flexible SunPower solar panel ( 1440 mm x 805mm x 2.5mm with output cable lead
  • Interior lighting:  Recessed LED 24V lighting
  • Air Conditioning:  Cruisair 12,000 BTU, one for each hull
  • Caframo cabin fans, two in the saloon, two in each double-cabin, one in the single cabin
  • Shore power cord:  15m 220V cable, boat runs on 220V, 50Hz
  • Batteries:  4 Deep Cycle AGM batteries, 12V each but linked to supply 24V to the boat's systems, 150 ah each for a total of 600ah
  • Charger system:  Victron Energy Inverter/Charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
  • Alternator:  Volvo standard alternators:  12V alternator on each engine to charge each engine and the generator, 24V alternators on each engine to change the house batteries
  • Electrical sockets:  220V international plugs, 7 sockets
  • Inverter:  Victron Energy/Inverter/Charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
  • Battery Monitor System:  Victron Energy inverter/charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
  • Volvo Penta Saildrives (part of the D2-40 engines) 130 SR-B, 180 degrees LH ratio 2.19:1
  • Tachometer:  0-4000 rpm, 85mm
TANKAGE + PLUMBING
  • Fuel:  425 L and fuel tank gauge
  • Water:  350 L and water tank gauge
  • Holdings:  Two holding tanks can be emptied by deck pump out or by the boat's pump directly overboard, each tank has a contents gauge
  • Bilge pumps:  Rule automatic electric bilge pumps and high water alarms
  • Head and showers:  2 with wall mounted shower heads and electric shower bilge pump
  • Watermaker:  Spectra Cape Horn Xtreme - 50 litres an hour
  • Hot water heater:  Isotemp spa water heater - 40 liters

 

 

INTERIOR LAYOUT + AMENITIES
  • Owner Version
  • 3 double cabins ~ (2 double and 1 single)
  • Sleeps 5
  • Master double cabin with bathroom and walk-in wardrobe in the starboard hull, guest double cabin with bathroom and single cabin/office/workshop in port hull
  • Simulated timber flooring
  • Matte finish wood, honeycomb contstruction
  • Salon couch:  UV quality vinyl in light cream
  • Salon table:  Matte finish wood, honeycomb construction
  • Cabinets:  Matte finish wood, honeycomb construction
  • Hanging lockers:  Walk-in wardrobe in master hull
  • Navigation station
GALLEY
  • Cruise 200 stainless steel fridge/freezer, side by side 7.1 cu ft DC only
  • Large single sink, single mixer tap, salt water hose
  • Dometic SMEV gas stove, 3 burners
  • Dometic SMEV gas oven
  • Cooking gas:  Propane, two 10 lb aluminum cylinders, Trident Marine LP Gas Control and Detection System
  • Corian, light grey countertops
ELECTRONICS
  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine thru-hull depth transducer 600W low-profile
  • Raymarine p120 thru-hull speed and temperature sensor
  • Raymarine i50 tridata display (speed, depth, temperature)
  • Raymarine i60 wind display
  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with p70 control head at helm and ACU 200
  • Raymarine Raypilot Type 1 24V hydraulic pump
  • Raymarine Smart Controller Wireless Autopilot Remote complete with base station
  • Raymarine Ray 60 VHF Radio with DSC and Ray 60 Raymic Handset
  • Icom IC-M36 VHF marine transceiver
  • Handheld Garmin GPS 73
  • Raymarine RD418D - 18" 4kW Digital Radome Scanner (2016)
  • Raymarine e127 12: Hybridtouch Multifunction Display with Fish Finder
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver and an active AIS antenna splitter 100
  • Hisense TV, LED 32EC200
  • Ritchie Helmsman Steering Compass
SAILS + RIGGING
  • Mainsail:  Neil Pryde, high performance sail cloth, triradial cut, 2017, Fully battened (7 fibreglass battens), Roller bearing batten cars, Lazy bag mainsail cover with integrated lazyjacks, Boom outhaul, 3 reefs, all single line reefing, Port and starboard mainsheets
  • Jib:  Neil Pryde, High Performance Sail Cloth, Tri-radial cut, 2017, self-tacking jib
  • Spinnaker Symmetrical:  Neil Pryde 1.5 oz nylon, pink and pale turquoise (2017)
  • Screecher:  Neil Pryde, high performance sail cloth, tri-radial cut (2017)
  • Selden furler
  • Selden mast:  Clear anodized aluminum mast and boom, Single Spreader, 7/8 rig
    Mast is 17.2m from the deck, 19.2m from the water
  • Carbon fibre bowsprit, 1.33 m long
  • Daggerboards:  Two daggerboards, fiberglass construction, 2.31 m draft when fully down
ON DECK
  • Winches:  3 Lewmar winches in the cockpit (2x50 manual, 1x50 electric), 1 Selden winch at the mast (S40).  All are two speed and self-tailing
  • Deck cleats:  8 docking cleats, 1 center mooring cleat on the foredeck
  • Two bow pulpit seats - Teak
  • Foam core cockpit table in White
  • UV quality vinyl seating for 8 people in light cream with Turquoise and Grey Stripe
  • Magma Chef's Mate Connoisseur Series Gas Grill Model A10-803
  • Saltwater pump
  • Whale Twist Deck Shower
  • Salt or fresh water wash down pump with hose sockets in the cockpit and anchor locker
  • Partial enclosure on three sides of the cockpit in 40g Strataglass and Stamoid Light in White.  Sun shades in Phifertex Plus, color is Grey Sand
TENDER
  • Apex AL-10, aluminum bottom with Mercury 15hp two stroke
SAILING HISTORY

Gemini Sunset was first sailed from Florida to Grenada in March 2017. She stayed in Grenada for a year and when we bought her she had done approximately 3000 miles. We sailed her north to Martinique, the BVIs, the Bahamas, the East Coast of America, back to the Bahamas, Panama and then across the Pacific. We are now in Bora Bora and plan to sail to New Zealand where we will sell the boat. We have done another 13,000 miles so far so the boat has done 16,000 in total

OWNER COMMENTS

Gemini Sunset was built in China in 2016, completed in December 2016 and shipped to Florida.  She was launched after the Miami Boat Show in February 2017.  She has been well maintained by her owners since since they purchased her in April 2018. There have been no major changes to the yacht and no re-fits. The only upgrades made were to have a third reef put in the mainsail in August 2018, to have an enclosure made for the cockpit in September 2018 and to install a generator in October 2018.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

HELM

  • Raised double helm seat
  • Wooden footrest

DECK EQUIPMENT

  • 10 recessed deck hatches, with mosquito screens
  • Two forward deck storage lockers
  • One anchor locker
  • Rocna anchor 25kg, 80m 3/8” chain with 20m of rode
  • 4 cockpit storage lockers
  • 2 swim ladders
  • Cockpit fridge
  • Cockpit sink
  • Moveable and foldable cockpit table, can be raised to the bimini ceiling when under sail if wanted

HULL

  • Finish: Full female moulded hulls and decks, exterior gelcoat finish with moulded non-slip surface on deck areas
  • Hull laminate: 100% vinyl ester (modified epoxy) resin infusion laminate. 100% structural foam core composite.
  • Deck laminate: 100% vinyl ester resin and e-glass vacuum bagged. 100% foam core.
  • Aluminium backing plates used for mounting deck hardware.
  • Bulkheads: 100% vinyl ester resin e-glass laminate/foam core vacuum bagged or resin infused
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 - 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
View Phillip Berman's Profile
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