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Force Majeure is without question one of the most well maintained and updated Catalina 470's you will find anywhere. Her owner has been more than meticulous in the care and upkeep over the last ten years of ownership. The standing rigging looks new and has been professionally inspected, most recently this past November by Ocean Rigging in North Ft. Myers. The hull is cleaned monthly and every four months the boat is buffed and waxed and all metals polished. The Bimini, Dodger Top and Connector are new in the last 6 weeks. There is an energy management system on the Yanmar engine designed by OceanPlanet Energy with an APS 360 Amp High Output Alternator that has been detuned to 240 Amps for the two Lithionics Lithium-Ion Batteries providing fast charge times, and a Magnum Charger and DC to DC converter for the AGM Engine start battery. The design by OceanPlanet Energy is available by request.
Each air conditioning unit has an inline strainer in addition to the primary Sea Strainer at the raw water Seacock along with individual Venturi valves for each unit to discharge the condensate moisture through the overboard raw water discharge thru hulls keeping the bilge dry.
The teak and holly cabin sole has been refinished, the microwave is new, and the boat has its own server and wireless router. There are separate inverters for a monitor and laptop and the television.
The Turbo and Heat Exchanger on the Yanmar engine are new. The Fischer Panda Mini 8 generator just had a complete service in the last 3 months including an updated remote panel with the latest operating system firmware. There are a number of other updates and upgrades to Force Majeure exemplifying Pride of Ownership throughout the boat.
NOTE: The Dometic CFX Cooler shown in the photos is not included but can be negotiated.
Force Majeure has the two cabin two head layout and easily accommodates 7 people with the main salon table converting to a double berth and the settee in the main salon offering a single berth. Each Head has separate enclosed showers, both Heads are electric with options for salt or fresh water flush and the Joker valve for both Heads have been replaced in the last four months. The aft cabin has a centerline queen berth with more than ample storage throughout the cabin with direct access to the aft Head. The forward cabin has a pullman double berth port side also with plenty of storage. Forward of this cabin is a private Head with enclosed separate shower and forward of the shower is a storage area where the owner had an electrical outlet installed in the cabinet which he uses to maintain charged batteries for his tools.
There are three air conditioners two of which have been recently replaced. The largest unit is a 16,000 BTU Marvair, the other two units are made by Dometic. Each unit has its own in line filter and on the discharge side a Venturi valve to ship the condensate overboard. Away from the dock you'll have conditioned air if you choose via the Fischer Panda Mini 8 generator.
The teak and holly cabin sole has been completely refinished and sealed. The bulkhead mounted flat screen television in the Main Salon operates off of its own inverter.
The Galley has abundant storage and counter space, there is a vent hood over the Princess three burner LPG cooktop with oven, a new microwave, and a front and top loading Adler Barbour refrigeration system. You'll have plenty of hot water for dish washing and showers with the 20 gallon hot water tank which supplies hot water electrically or through the Heat Exchanger on the engine.
When you are offshore you will not want for fresh water with the Dometic SeaXchange SE800 water maker. This is a 800 GPD/33GPH water maker with a dedicated spigot at the galley. There is a water manifold so you can choose which of the five potable water tanks you want to store this fresh water.
The 12 volt D/C. electrical system is a hybrid of two Lithium batteries for the House, one AGM battery for the Yanmar engine and one lead acid sealed battery for the generator. A Magnum Battery Charger renews the Lithionics lithium batteries while at the dock. The Auxiliary power starter battery is charged by a DC to DC converter. The generator battery is charged by a separate dedicated battery charger . While underpower the lithium batteries are charged by an APS (American Power Systems) high output 360 Amp alternator that has been detuned to 240 Amps. There two new sheaves on the engine to accommodate the high output alternator and belt. This system was designed by OceanPlanet Energy, a company founded by Bruce Schwab and his partner Nigel Calder.
Force Majeure also has three solar panels mounted on the Bimini each with their own solar controller with Bluetooth. At the Nav Station you have an automatic cooling fan system for the wireless router and server. There is a dedicated inverter for the monitor and your laptop. There is an AccuGauge 8 monitor panel showing the fluid levels for the five potable water tanks and the two waste tanks.
The Fischer Panda Mini 8 generator remote panel is also located at the Nav Station, this panel was replaced with a new unit with the latest operating system firmware. The Fischer Panda Mini 8 is a 8KW generator with sound shield which just had a complete service in the last three months.
On the Transom you have two 30 Amp Shore Power connections and one 50 Amp Shore Power connection. At the Nav Station you have the two 30 Amp Breaker panels along with the single 50 Amp Breaker panel. The Magnum Energy Monitor is also located at the Nav Station.
The Nav Station has a full complement of electronics including the Magnum Energy Monitor, Iridium Go Satellite Phone, Raymarine Multifunction Display serving as a repeater for the Cockpit Electronics, ICOM IC-M24 VHF with AIS Receive and Transmit functions and Jensen MS2013BT Stereo with Bose speakers in the cabin and out in the cockpit. The cockpit has a Ram Mic for the VHF, Raymarine E120 Hybrid Multifunction Display for the Chart Plotter/GPS/Radar and separate Heads for the Raymarine Wind, Depth and Speed. Force Majeure is also equipped with a Raymarine AutoPilot and Lewmar Bow Thruster.
Force Majeure has new sails: Doyle Main with in-mast furling and 135 Genoa. She has a mast mounted Whisker Pole, Spinnaker with sock and a Trysail that has never been used. The running rigging is in excellent condition and the Standing Rigging was inspected this past November by Ocean Rigging in North Ft. Myers with no recommendations.
There are Harken self-tailing winches and one Harken electric winch.
The Deck and Cockpit are equipped with Wichard Padeyes for Jacklines and Tethers for your Harness. There is custom rigging for the boat to assist when Hove To and additional gear for the Preventer on the Main. The Anchor Locker has a laminated Chart defining the color on the chain and the relative length as you pay out the chain secured to the Mantus anchor by way of the Lewmar Windlass. There is a secondary anchor and ground tackle in the large Chain Locker.
The Bimini, Dodger Connector and Dodger-Top are all new with a full enclosure that can be zippered in place. The side curtains for the enclosure are stowed in the forward cabin. The Cockpit is quite large with a table centerline with storage, you can easily accommodate four people for dining in the cockpit and there are cushions for the entire cockpit area.
The Walk Thru Transom makes for easy boarding when tied stern to and makes for easy access to the hot and cold shower on deck. The manual bilge pump located in the cockpit has been completely rebuilt.
Mechanical propulsion is provided by the Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75 HP diesel engine, this engine is a direct drive connection to the 3 Blade Max-Prop automatic feathering propeller. The original fixed three blade propeller is onboard as a spare.
The engine hour meter has been replaced and currently shows around 300 hours, it is believed the engine had around 600 or so hours when the meter was replaced. The owner has taken excellent care of the engine having recently restored the Heat Exchanger and replaced the Turbo.
The alternator was replaced with an APS high output alternator rated at 360 Amps which was detuned to 240 Amps. New pulleys were installed to accommodate the high output alternator and belt. This engine charging system and parts were specified by OceanPlanet Energy, a company founded by Bruce Schwab and his partner Nigel Calder.
There is a Frib folding dinghy with a keel guard, powered by a 2017 Yamaha 9.9 HP Four Stroke Outboard motor.
Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 9550 lb
Displacement: 27750 sq ft
Max Draft: 4.83 ft
The Catalina 470 features a unique, structural fiberglass grid is bonded to the hull and provides both strength for the hull and a massive foundation for securing bulkheads, equipment, engine and tanks. The generous deck beam is carried well aft providing for an expansive cockpit with twin steering stations and large master stateroom below. The Catalina 470 embodies all that is essential to safe passagemaking and all that is desired in performance, function, comfort and luxury. It is available in two and three cabin layouts.
The Listing Brokerage 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 regardless of information provided. 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. PLEASE NOTE: All electronics are listed for verification purposes but not warranted in the selling price of the boat.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, any warranties expressed or implied and/or any engine service as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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