I'd prefer to die than listen to "the long story"...Where to start, the absolute wreck that this project is, or the seller's defensive attitude?
27' X 14.5' Futura pilothouse catamaran project - $15000 (Everett)
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I am "considering" selling my 27' pilothouse catamaran project. I say "considering", as I have invested a ton of work and materials into this rebuild up to this point and am not willing to just give it all away. If I can sell it now, that is great, and if not, I will "pickle" it and get back to it in a year or so after I have finished rebuilding another boat I just purchased for a business ("Business before pleasure, as they say. . .)
Here is the short story. . .feel free to contact me for the long story and more details if you are seriously interested.
I bought the boat about 2 years ago, as I had been toying with the idea of making a "micro pilothouse sailing catamaran" with inside heat and steering systems. I also was only interested in foam-cored hulls, not wood, and this boat had them. They were made in Canada in 1985 by a company I know little about and is no longer in business. I then purchased 2 Yamaha High Thrust 8 hp motors and rigged them on temporary brackets. I cruised around the sound steering inside with my family on a few trips just to see how she handled (wonderfully, and ran at hull speed with only 1 motor going. . .the fuel economy was quite astounding).
At that point I gutted out a lot of moist plywood/polyester structure, and the waterline went down about 6 inches! Any part I tore out I replaced with NIDACORE and/or foam panels, including the main bridge deck floor (which I also built a slight arc into. . .it now feels like you are standing on concrete inside the boat. I mocked up all areas (head/galley/mechanics/beds/etc.)and started to grind out/sand and refinish the interior walls with cloth and epoxy.
All work was up to this point was done to a high standard with only the best materials. I have only used epoxy resin for any structural bonding and have avoided any type of wood core.
I have most of the remaining panels already made out of Nida-Core. . .they just need to be cut and installed, and of course will be part of any sale.
I also have a lot of gear that could be put into this boat, for example a brand new propane refer and stove, electronics (GPS, autopilot, etc.) Wallas heater, new electric windlass, new electric head, etc. All that can be negotiated, and will NOT just be thrown in, as I have spent quite a bit of cash on them, and will use it all later if and when I continue this project or on my other build. I also have foam and non-blushing epoxy that can be sold as part of the deal..if not, I can and will use it on my other project as well.
I have also had the idea of just turning this cat into a small cruising powerboat. That would simplify the process quite a bit, but I still have all the needed elements to remain a sailboat (mast/boom/rudders/etc.)
The boat is past the halfway point, but still needs a lot of work. If you are looking for a big project that will end as a very unique design when you are done, and are seriously interested in picking up this rebuild and running it through to its completion, then contact me. I will be happy to talk about it and show you the boat. . .in fact, I will insist that you see the boat after a bit of talk, as I think it needs to be seen to fully understand what it is and what it could be. The boat is located in Everett, WA on the hard.
I have a hard title for the boat in hand in my name with no bank liens or issues.
Thanks and be safe on the water...