CROWTHER SHOCKWAVE (ALBATROS) 37
Keeping the spirit of Lock Crowther, this machine was built in 1986
from the molds of the model Shockwave Albatros 37.
The serial number is 26.
She was born in Formentera under the modifications and upgrades
from the architect and sculptor Hans Brinker. He added an original
rotating mast and two methacrylate cupules for the hulls.
Unfortunately, two years after her maiden voyage in the
Mediterranean, the owner passed away and his wife Dorothea,
inherited the catamaran.
The catamaran was sold three years after to a race sailor from the
Atlantic coast in Huelva.
Since 1991, she was used like a cruise boat in the Gulf of Cadiz and
the Algarve, because the lack of races for this boat in Andalusia at that
In 2001, the boat was place in dry dock for a full restoration, paint and
She was in use in Huelva and Portugal with no damages or accidents
up to 2015, the time for the full reconstruction with some parts from
the America´s cup boats sold in Valencia.
In 2015, the boat was completely dismantled, the whole hull and
beams had a complete fiberglass and epoxy treatment, the hull was
reinforced from the outside and from the inside and all the stainless
steel was replaced, new carbon fiber mast and boom, steering, rigging,
sails, electric system, WC, cabins, etc... The philosophy was to create
a full regatta catamaran, with a simple maneuver for solo sailing and
able for a weekend cruiser for a speed lovers.
If you like sail fast, if you love speedy multihulls stable and very
strong, if you want to be by yourself offshore safe and you don´t mind
run over 20 knots with spray, this is your boat.
If you love weekend cruises, stop you boat on the beach in low tide
without problem, and go diving by just engines at 10 knots but jump
easily to 14 knots with some wind and sleep with 4 friends on board
with a lot of space, this is your boat.
In every marina, people will try to check the inside and see the
performance, you can easily configure the boat for a regatta or for a
weekend cruiser or diving trip using the dinghy, fishing and use the
huge space on deck.
Build quality and materials used are superb, light and robust. Everyone
who understand the combination of kevlar, carbon fiber, aluminum
and fiber that we are talking about serious sailing machine here.
The conservation of the boat is very good due the weather in
Andalusia, no osmosis or humidity, just some scratches in the paint
due the use.
Regular service, high performance antifouling and maintenance is
mandatory in this ship, the presence of dyneema soft-shackles and
the details are always pointing the same point, performance.
Together with down below huge specs list, I made more improvements
New rigging in mast
Paint maintenance and polishing
Improved engine room ventilation
New batteries for 12V system
New Electricity distribution box ventilation
She is located in Spain, in Huelva the natural port of El Rompido in a
very well equipped Marina.
Easily accommodates up to 12 on daytrips.
Premium equipped, Carbon fiber wing mast, built to last hulls are
made of PRFV single layer with internal nerves and she weighs ONLY
Wheel in carbon fiber, jaws spinlock, halyards in dyneema mainsail in
carbon fiber and kevlar membrane with three curls and 11 sabers,
self-rotating and rolling jib with sun cover, storm jib, code 0 and
spinakker, aluminum boom vane Seldén.
Beds with wooden box spring, washbasin, bulkheads and full interior
with anti-mold treatment and polyurethane paint, bottle rack for
diving tanks, interior with aluminum floor, structure built in PVRF and
Australian catamaran from Crowther.
Fully renovated and updated. Legalized for 12 guest in coastal
navigation and 6 seats in a 60-mile navigation zone. Currently in
Spanish 6th list, ready for charter business.
Documentation, insurance and all inspections up to date.
Navigation category 2, LALIZAS life raft for six people, EPIRB, VHF
charges connected to independent GPS and independent power
source, portable VHF, NAVTEXT, BLU, GARMIN 721 plotter with
cartography card, GARMIN 340c color, RAYTHEON autopilot,
GARMIN gnd10 wind pilot, 36-mile GARMIN HD radar.
Offshore safety equipment brand new 2019 including water
treatment plant, PLB, AIS, etc... lifelines on deck and underneath
in case of capsize.
Wifi antenna, GPS antenna, Glonass antenna, BLU antenna and
NAVTEXT antenna wind vane and lightning rod two internal
monitors for computer installation for Adrena software, power
inverter 220v installation in cockpit, powerful led illumination
outside, stainless steel cooker, gas installation, six bilge pumps
(three in each hull) (two of high flow).
Two solar panels of 400 W four batteries, all configured isolated in
case of failure.
WC fixed and another extra portable chemical, outdoor shower, two
100-liter water tanks, two 100-liter fuel tanks, two 32-liter sewage
Two mini Sole 17 (Mitsubishi block) diesel engines with Sail drive
and folding propellers.
Diving ladder, steering system and rudders and dagger boards built
in stainless steel 316, mast 18 m and boom 3, 70 m in carbon fiber
Harken 990 winches in carbon and titanium (levogyrus and
dextrogyrus from America´s cup PRADA), wheel in carbon fiber,
jaws spinlock, halyards in dyneema mainsail in carbon fiber and
kevlar membrane with three curls and 11 sabers, self-rotating and
rolling jib with sun cover, storm jib, code 0 and spinakker,
aluminum boom Vane Seldén.
Beds with wooden box spring, washbasin, bulkheads and full
interior with anti-mold treatment and polyurethane paint, bottle
rack for diving tanks, interior with aluminum floor, structure built
in PVRF and aluminum.
PRFV, epoxy topcoat treatment and polyurethane paint.
Aluminum bowsprit. Equipped for racing. Easily detachable mast.
Boat transportable by road, supports its own weight.
Includes Yamaha dingy and outboard of 15 hp and another extra
of 3.3 hp
Crowther shockwave albatros is equipped with world top class sailing
equipment: Harken winches, membrane sails, Raymarine and Garmin
navigation system and instruments, Goiot hatches, Mitsubishi engines.
The body of Wild Cat is built from solid PRF with nerves, provides
unmatchable durability combined with lightness. Mainmast, boom and
wheel have been made fully from carbon fiber to ensure maximum
durability in combination with an unmatched lightness. According to
its designer, even after serious framework damage, catamaran will
retain its floating capabilities; this is ensured through separate
sections in each end of the catamaran. All furniture is custom made
from lightweight materials; mainly aluminum that provides very light
weight in combination with great strength. The catamaran is equipped
with cardan gas kitchen inner sound systems by JBL; all lights are LEDs
to ensure high energy efficiency.
Model name: Reverendo Rojo
Capacity: 12 persons
Cabins: 2 separate crew cabins and central room.
Bathrooms: 1 fix and another chemical
Length: 12 m
Beam: 6,09 m
Dagger boards: 1.40 m
Weight: 3200 kg
Loaded: 3600 kg
Carbon wing mast: 18 m/8 m2
Full sail set: Main sail, Jib, Code 0, and Asym. Spinnaker
Deck cover: anti-slip paint
Engines: 2 x 17 HP Solé Diesel Sail drive, folding propellers
Dinghy: 3.50 m, 15 HP
Architect: Lock Crowther
• Engines hours approx. 300 hrs. each (July 2019) • Engines last
serviced October 2019 Propulsion & Steering
• Rudders are built of stainless-steel hollow.
Carbon fiber steering wheel • Emergency steering stick stainless
• 2-blade folding propellers
Battery Banks: • 3 x 12vDC 255Ah service batteries joined in parallel
• 2x 12vDC 200Amp solar battery chargers • 1x 12v 35Amp solar
Other Electrical: • 220vAC Shore power supply • 220vAC sockets and
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS Fresh Water: 1 x fresh water pump
Grey and Black Water: • Grey water from showers and sinks
disposed of through holding tanks via automatic pumps – 2x35l
tanks • Black water disposed of through holding tanks.
• 1x deck mounted stainless steel pump out caps
Cooking gas: • 1x 3,5 kg gas bottle
Bilge Pumps: • 6x 12 v DC electric bilge pumps with an automatic
• 1x Manual bilge pump
TANKAGE Fuel: • 200 liters fuel capacity in two tanks with baffles
drain valves and gauges • Deck mounted stainless steel diesel filler
cap • Fuel filter/water separator on the fuel line
Fresh Water: • 200 liters fresh water capacity in 2x tanks with
baffles drain valves and with gauges • Deck mounted stainless steel
water filler caps on each hull
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT •
• Navtex NASA
• 2x Goiot ventilation/escape hatches
• 10x Goiot portholes
• JBL outdoors cockpit speaker • Minicomputer as an entertainment
control unit • WIFI internet modem
• All lights are LEDs
Galley located to Port • Inset stainless steel sink tap • Extractor fan
over the stove
DECK EQUIPMENT Rigging: • Gelcoat painted 16 m carbon mast with
fractional rig and mainsail track • Stainless steel rigging (2011) •
• Custom aluminum bowsprit
• Custom Stainless steel davits • Spinlocks jammers • Adjustable
mainsheet track to the aft of the cockpit • • Code-0 furler and
halyard • Lazy-jacks for the mainsail
Winches: • 2x Harken 990 (carbon and titanium) Manual three
speed• 1x Hutton-Arco manual winch: • Fully-battened mainsail (36,
28 m2 the self-steering jib of 14, 72 m2 m2) • Code-0 on furler (80
• Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock (176 m2)
General: • Double aluminum guard wires with tapered stanchions
and side boarding gates • Cushioned raised helming seat • Bracket
for life buoy • Steering wheel • Engine instrument panel • Fuel level,
Anchoring & Mooring: • 25 Claw anchor slip fitting with anchor roller
• Self-draining anchor locker with split hatches • 25 meters of 8mm
stainless steel chain in regatta coffin.
• 2x 8-person LALIZAS life rafts Cat. A – Next service 2021
• Spinlock regatta Lifejackets - 2018
• 406 MHz EPIRB with GPS- next service 2021 McMurdo
• 2x powder fire extinguishers – next service 2021
Offshore security pack for solo sailing offshore. PLB, AIS, manual
fresh water plant, etc...