Race or cruise!
Windswept 2 one of the most spectacular and iconic performance catamarans in Australia is now for sale at a fraction of the replacement cost and at this reduced price will sell. The current owner has another project and wants her sold.
It is very rare to find a boat that can break records and win races yet can be sailed comfortably by a couple cruising.
This Southern Ocean 56ft catamaran won an industry award for the Crowther design team and was professionally built by Hart Marine in Melbourne with an all carbon composite construction. Continually improved and successfully campaigned by the previous owner with numerous wins including 5 x Brisbane to Gladstone line honours and race record, and today still holds a WSSRC (World Speed Sailing Record Council) record for the fastest multihull under 60ft. In full race mode she is capable of over 400 mile days and speeds of 28+ knots.
Just want to cruise, then as the current owners experienced put in 2 reefs and use the #4 jib and stroll along at 10 knots in 18-20knts wind with massive safety and performance margin.
The current owner has completely upgraded and fitted her out with a new interior and exterior makeover completed in 2017/18 including;
Windswept 2 is of the most beautiful, exciting and stable catamarans in the world and with shorthanded use and safety being a priority, she has been re-rigged with a brand new aluminium Allyacht spars mast with upper and lower shrouds, inner and outer forestays and is setup to use a staysail, solent and/or screecher all easily handled by a couple with relaxing off wind cruising speeds easily achieved using the small furling staysail only, want to go faster, just put up the main, solent and/or screecher and leave almost every other boat in your wake.
Accommodation is in the central pod with well over 6ft headroom in main saloon. There is seating for 4/6 around the saloon table (which drops down to make a double berth) and there is also an additional 2-seater lounge which converts to additional benchtop space. The galley has ample storage and is fitted with a 2-burner gas cooker and sink unit, with hot and cold water and a 110Lt Fridge & Freezer all running off solar power. Entertainment is provided by a large LCD TV, Fusion stereo with internal and external speakers.
In the central cabin, there are two double berths with storage and another LCD TV. The forward head area contains toilet and shower, as well as anchor chain and more storage lockers. Both hulls contain the Yanmar 30hp saildrive engines and loads of storage for sails, fenders, spare fuel & water. Anchoring is easily managed from the cockpit using the auto-anchor control system in conjunction with a Muir winch and Sarca Excel anchor with 60m chain and 40m rode.
Windswept 2 is an exciting catamaran that can be competitively raced or can provide a comfortable home for a couple cruising as demonstrated by the current owners who recently spent 6 months cruising the Queensland & NSW coast. Windswept 2 will appeal to a buyer looking for a unique combination of fast sailing, comfort and intoxicating looks.
Sales Consultant DON MACINTOSH +61 (0)447 356 711 +61 (0)7 5452 5164 email@example.com Sydney, NSW, Australia
Southern Ocean 56
Hart Marine, Victoria
Number of Helms
2 x Carbon McConneghy Y spoke - New
Number of Engines
Second Engine Number
Second Engine Hours
300Lt - 2 x 150Lt Tanks Port & Stb
8 knt Flat seas no wind, clean hulls
2 Blade folding
Wire & Tiller arms
New Steering Sep 2017. Both engines serviced Sep 2017
Center pod, 3 cabins with one bathroom
Drop Down Saloon
Hot Water Capacity
10Lt - 12v/240v system
100Lt Fresh water bladder, 50Lt Salt water bladder
Stove / Oven
2 Burner Gas - Aus Licenced
Cut off valve
Fold down counter top extension
B&G Hydra Depthsounder
B&G Hydra logs x 2
2 x Hydra 2000 Multifunction display
B&G Hydra Pilot Display only
B&G Hydra, 2 x analog display
AIS, Wifi Mux, CCTV system, 2 on mast fwd & Aft, 2 in engine rooms, Port & Stb
400Amp/Hrs - 4 x 100AH Deep Cycle
2 x 50AH Cranking
240v Battery charger
600w Solar regulator
Portable Petrol Generator
4 x 100W Solar panels, 2 x 10W Engine trickle charge
Yes - For use with Mobiles, Laptops, etc
240v Battery charging system
Allyacht Spars 21.5m, 3 Spreaders with jumpers
New Sep 2017
Age of Sails
Spectra Cruising Main, Carbon racing main (needs to be recut)
Staysail - New Sep 2017
Screecher / Gennaker
Yes + Karver furler
7 deck mounted, 2 on Mast
2 - Fitting, WIP
1 x 8 man RFD - Out of date
1 - Current & registered
Sarca Excel 30Kg
Chain / Rope
60m 10mm chain + 40 Nylon rope
Chain / Rope
Muir 2200 Oceanic
AutoAnchor - Cockpit control, chain up/down and counter
Deck Gear & Accessories
Zodiac Zoom 3m
Tohatsu 5hp 4-stroke
Mooring Lines / fenders
6 fenders, assorted with covers
Optional - Webber Baby BBQ
Dagger board, sail repair, other misc
2 x New Plastimo compass
Both hulls have had a complete respray on topsides - Sep 2017
Cockpit and decking repainted - Dec 2017
Freshly painted antifoul - International Micron Extra, Propspeed equiv.
New carbon Davits fitted - Nov 2017
New steering system and relocation - Noiv 2017
Disclaimer: The 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. 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.