1970's Hirondelle Catamaran with lifting dagger boards, ADM 2016 mainsail, Arun mainsail cover, furling genoa and spinnaker, Honda longshalft 8hp outboard new in 2003, 2 new batteries 2017, Lowran ce 3500 Plotter, Simrad tillerpilot, 2 new solar panels 2017 and lots of gear too!
Built in approx 1975. GRP construction with red topsides and white superstructure, catamaran with twin dagger boards and lifting rudders, Bermudan sloop rig and 5 berth internal layout, tiller steering.
Robert Ives. Sail No 67.
LOA 22' 0" (6.7m)
Beam 10' 0" (3m)
Draft 18” keels raised, 3’0” keels down
Headroom 5' 10" max
Displacement approx 2300lbs
Slab reefing mainsail (ADM, 2016) with mainsail cover by Arun. Genoa roller reefing with furling genoa (Jeckells). Spinnaker. Alloy mast & boom, stainless steel standing rigging.
Honda Long Shaft 8hp outboard motor (2003) located in engine well. 2 x 4 gallon fuel tanks. High thrust propeller.
2 x 12v batteries (65 Amp and 45 Amp) both new in 2017. 2 x solar panels (new 2017).
Stainless steel pushpit, pulpit and guardwires, spray dodgers, cockpit cover, cockpit cushions, tiller, spinnaker pole, sheet winches, halyard winches, outboard bracket on pushpit, davits, 20lb CQR main anchor with approx 10 metres of chain and 20 metres of warp, 15lb Danforth kedge with chain and warp, mooring warps and fenders.
Focus Compass, NASA Clipper log, NASA Target windspeed and direction, Cobra DSC VHF, FM/AM radio, windvane at masthead, Simrad TP10 tillerpilot, Lowrance 3500 Chart Plotter, clock and barometer, navigation lights, steaming light, tricolour masthead light, anchor light.
Danbuoy, lifebuoy, 2 lifejackets, distress flares, 2 fire extinguishers, smoke detector, bilge pump.
Her galley has a 2 burner Origo spirit cooker, various pots, pans, cutlery and crockery, water supply from approx 20 gallon flexible tank. Her separate heads compartment has a maine toilet. Bottle Green fabric upholstery with matching curtains. Carpets.
5 berths including twin saloon berth with infill.
"Catalyst" was purchased by her present owner in Spring 2015 from W Sussex and sailed up to the river Blackwater. Her owner has renewed most of the running rigging, her cushions have been recovered in the main cabins and she has matching curtains. She has been sailed on the river Blackwater and as far as Ipswich in the North. Overall a well equipped boat with good sails, great value!