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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 swiftly. One of our customers raced his Switch 51 and took winning honors in every race he entered. But for all of 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. She was ahead of her time in design and build.

KOKUA 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 of 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 Fort Lauderdale and have sailed her along the Eastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean.  They have invested nearly $150,000 on her in the past 18 months. The reason for sale is family obligations that have arisen requiring health care assistance to the extended family. I know the owner very well - we shared watch together on a Switch 51 across the Atlantic in 2002. He's a superb person who has cared for his boat superbly. 

Call us with questions. If you are a real sailor, want to knock off real miles, love to sail, and want a stout blue water performer, Kokua is a yacht worth serious consideration.


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)
2020 IMPROVEMENTS + UPGRADES
  • Spectra Newport Watermaker with autoflush and salinity control rebuilt in 2020
  • New manual head installed on port side
  • Upper refrigerator replaced
  • Microwave added. 
  • Gel house batteries were replaced with 600Ah Lithium-Ion batteries, a Victron Controller was added. 
  • Both engine start batteries replaced. 
  • Jib/main replaced with Neil Pryde Dacron Tri-axial offshore sails. 
  • All rope clutches on cabin top replaced
  • Andersen Winch Motor replaced
  • Wiring for same replaced and dedicated breaker added for safety
  • Raymarine Autopilot control heads installed at each helm and at Nav Station
  • Autopilot can still be controlled from CP
  • All halyards and sheets replaced for spinnaker/screeches/main halyards, jib/staysail/main sheets, 1-2-3 reefing lines, topping lift
  • Large Racor fuel filters installed on both engines
  • SB engine fuel injectors rebuilt
  • Control board for FP generator replaced  
  • Both sump pumps and float switches replaced for each head

 

NOTABLE FEATURES
  • Raymarine Nav instruments
  • Raymarine Autopilot controls at each helm and at the Nav Station in the salon
  • 8 KW generator
  • European and American wiring 240 + 120 VAC outlets throughout
  • 2 SS 12 volt refrigerators (one new in 2018)
  • 1 SS 12 volt freezer
  • 720 watts of solar panels
  • 600 AH in 3 lithium ion house batteries
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transponder
  • ICOM 802 SSB with auto-tuner and whip antenna
  • Spectra Newport watermaker with auto-flush and salinity control ~ Rebuilt in 2020
  • Dual band WIFI antenna and router
  • 2018 Viking 6-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 + seat.  Double sink + 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 + one head amidships with manual 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 (one replaced in 2018)
  • 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
  • Microwave

 

 

COCKPIT
  • Large cockpit/deck saloon:  Teak flooring and trim
  • Set of cushions with Sunbrella covers
  • Dual helms with Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic steering
  • 4 mm cord-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 + side curtains
TANKAGE
  • Starboard fuel tank is  220 liters (58 gallons) and Port fuel tank is 400 liters (106 gallons) for a total of 620 liters (164 gallons)
  • Nine 5-gallon jerry cans for additional diesel storage on long passages
PLUMBING
  • 2 plastic cross-fed 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 (engines heat water as well)
  • Spectra Newport 400 Watermaker with auto flush and salinity control (Rebuilt in 2020)
  • 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
  • Both sump pumps and float switches replaced for each head

 

SAILS + RIGGING
  • Fully-battened mainsail (Dacron tri-axial offshore perf.), 78 m2 (839 ft2), 3 reefs, lazy jacks and a lazybag
  • Genoa (Dacron tri-axial offshore perf.) 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 ST Andersen
  • Dynex Dux shrouds + running backstays - all standing rigging replaced in 2015
  • 13 deck hatches, 8 opening port holes + 2 Goiot escape hatches
MOORING
  • Lofrans 1200W Tigres windlass with foot operation
  • 1 Rocna 73lb anchor + 300' of chain + 150' of 1" 8-plait line (10mm anchor chain, new in 2018)
  • 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
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Raymarine e-127 MFD at nav station
  • 1 Raymarine e-125 MFD at port helm
  • Raymarine Autopilot controls at port helm, starboard helm and nav station
  • 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
  • Internal wireless router
POWER
  • 2 engine batteries - 80Ah
  • 3 house Lithium-Ion batteries - 200Ah each, 600Ah total
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Victron Lithium-Ion Battery monitor and FP genset control at chart table

 

TENDER
  • AB 10.5' RIB dinghy with Sunbrella dinghy chaps and a 4-stroke 9.9 HP Mercury Outboard
SAFETY
  • EPIRB
  • Fire/smoke detectors and Halon fire extinguishers in engine rooms
  • Galerider drogue with 400' dedicated 3/4" double braid line
  • Viking 6-man liferaft - New in 2018
  • Lifesling, MOM-8 inflatable MOB device, liferings

 

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

2004

Length

51 ft

Location

South Carolina

Price

489,000

Status

Active

Make

Switch

Model

51

Name

KOKUA

Boat Video

Additional Specs

Keel

Lifting 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 swiftly. One of our customers raced his Switch 51 and took winning honors in every race he entered. But for all of 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. She was ahead of her time in design and build.

KOKUA 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 of 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 Fort Lauderdale and have sailed her along the Eastern seaboard and throughout the Caribbean.  They have invested nearly $150,000 on her in the past 18 months. The reason for sale is family obligations that have arisen requiring health care assistance to the extended family. I know the owner very well - we shared watch together on a Switch 51 across the Atlantic in 2002. He's a superb person who has cared for his boat superbly. 

Call us with questions. If you are a real sailor, want to knock off real miles, love to sail, and want a stout blue water performer, Kokua is a yacht worth serious consideration.


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)
2020 IMPROVEMENTS + UPGRADES
  • Spectra Newport Watermaker with autoflush and salinity control rebuilt in 2020
  • New manual head installed on port side
  • Upper refrigerator replaced
  • Microwave added. 
  • Gel house batteries were replaced with 600Ah Lithium-Ion batteries, a Victron Controller was added. 
  • Both engine start batteries replaced. 
  • Jib/main replaced with Neil Pryde Dacron Tri-axial offshore sails. 
  • All rope clutches on cabin top replaced
  • Andersen Winch Motor replaced
  • Wiring for same replaced and dedicated breaker added for safety
  • Raymarine Autopilot control heads installed at each helm and at Nav Station
  • Autopilot can still be controlled from CP
  • All halyards and sheets replaced for spinnaker/screeches/main halyards, jib/staysail/main sheets, 1-2-3 reefing lines, topping lift
  • Large Racor fuel filters installed on both engines
  • SB engine fuel injectors rebuilt
  • Control board for FP generator replaced  
  • Both sump pumps and float switches replaced for each head

 

NOTABLE FEATURES
  • Raymarine Nav instruments
  • Raymarine Autopilot controls at each helm and at the Nav Station in the salon
  • 8 KW generator
  • European and American wiring 240 + 120 VAC outlets throughout
  • 2 SS 12 volt refrigerators (one new in 2018)
  • 1 SS 12 volt freezer
  • 720 watts of solar panels
  • 600 AH in 3 lithium ion house batteries
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transponder
  • ICOM 802 SSB with auto-tuner and whip antenna
  • Spectra Newport watermaker with auto-flush and salinity control ~ Rebuilt in 2020
  • Dual band WIFI antenna and router
  • 2018 Viking 6-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 + seat.  Double sink + 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 + one head amidships with manual 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 (one replaced in 2018)
  • 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
  • Microwave

 

 

COCKPIT
  • Large cockpit/deck saloon:  Teak flooring and trim
  • Set of cushions with Sunbrella covers
  • Dual helms with Lecomble & Schmitt hydraulic steering
  • 4 mm cord-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 + side curtains
TANKAGE
  • Starboard fuel tank is  220 liters (58 gallons) and Port fuel tank is 400 liters (106 gallons) for a total of 620 liters (164 gallons)
  • Nine 5-gallon jerry cans for additional diesel storage on long passages
PLUMBING
  • 2 plastic cross-fed 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 (engines heat water as well)
  • Spectra Newport 400 Watermaker with auto flush and salinity control (Rebuilt in 2020)
  • 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
  • Both sump pumps and float switches replaced for each head

 

SAILS + RIGGING
  • Fully-battened mainsail (Dacron tri-axial offshore perf.), 78 m2 (839 ft2), 3 reefs, lazy jacks and a lazybag
  • Genoa (Dacron tri-axial offshore perf.) 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 ST Andersen
  • Dynex Dux shrouds + running backstays - all standing rigging replaced in 2015
  • 13 deck hatches, 8 opening port holes + 2 Goiot escape hatches
MOORING
  • Lofrans 1200W Tigres windlass with foot operation
  • 1 Rocna 73lb anchor + 300' of chain + 150' of 1" 8-plait line (10mm anchor chain, new in 2018)
  • 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
ELECTRONICS
  • 1 Raymarine e-127 MFD at nav station
  • 1 Raymarine e-125 MFD at port helm
  • Raymarine Autopilot controls at port helm, starboard helm and nav station
  • 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
  • Internal wireless router
POWER
  • 2 engine batteries - 80Ah
  • 3 house Lithium-Ion batteries - 200Ah each, 600Ah total
  • 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 
  • 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
  • Victron Lithium-Ion Battery monitor and FP genset control at chart table

 

TENDER
  • AB 10.5' RIB dinghy with Sunbrella dinghy chaps and a 4-stroke 9.9 HP Mercury Outboard
SAFETY
  • EPIRB
  • Fire/smoke detectors and Halon fire extinguishers in engine rooms
  • Galerider drogue with 400' dedicated 3/4" double braid line
  • Viking 6-man liferaft - New in 2018
  • Lifesling, MOM-8 inflatable MOB device, liferings

 

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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