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2001 Custom Simonis

A$  719,791*
Interested in this boat? Tel: (206)378-1110
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Year:
2001
Length:
16m
Engine/Fuel Type:
/
Located In:
Roche Harbor, WA
Hull Material:
Fibreglass/GRP
YW#:
61891-3549475
Current Price:
US$ 495,000 (A$  719,791) 

Gambit is a capable and proven blue water cruising catamaran designed by Simonis-Voogd Design and custom built for her first and only owner by Brent Gray Projects in South Africa. In 2001 Gambit was delivered in Cape Town. She voyaged 36,000 miles from South Africa to Brazil, Southeast Caribbean, NW to Anguilla in Caribbean to the Azores to Portugal/Spain. Then to the Mediterranean as far east as Rome, Italy then north to Cinqueterre and west to the Balearics, Gibraltar, Canaries, Caribbean, Panama, Galapagos, French Polynesia, Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, and the US via French Polynesia and Hawaii; finally reaching home in the San Juan Islands of Washington state in 2005. She has cruised locally in the Pacific Northwest since that time.

As part of the Four Cats 54 program, design work and build specification is very detailed and to a very high standard. Construction is robust utilizing unidirectional fabrics vacuum bagged to an aircraft balsa core and extra heavy-duty hardware for all critical components. An emphasis on safety and reliability is evident throughout. Fixed keels with stainless steel shoes and skeg-protected rudders and were selected vs. daggerboards and spade rudders.  Good sailing performance is achieved by keeping the hulls narrow and the boat light. Extensive use of coring in the bulkheads, decks, hulls, and furniture saved a significant amount of weight while increasing stiffness.

Most cruising catamarans suffer by offering too much accommodation and creature comforts with hulls that are too short and too wide. Gambit has the waterline length, storage, narrow hulls, and sail plan needed to make fast passages. With 56 hp engines and 268 gallons of fuel, she has the range to motor across vast windless areas. Three staterooms with queen berths and two heads leave everyone with ample room and storage space for a full kit of toys, provisions, spare parts, and tools.

Keeping complex systems running is the single greatest challenge for many long-range cruisers.  Gambit’s owners were experienced cruisers, having completed a major voyage on a Wauquiez Amphritrite 43 when they selected the design and specified systems on Gambit. Solar panels, wind generator, and large alternators were selected over a genset. Cabin fans, lots of hatches with wind scoops and opening ports were chosen over air conditioning. Forced air diesel heat vs. a more complex hydronic heating system. Exterior surfaces are white to minimize heating and reduce maintenance. There is no exterior wood to maintain. An elegant cherry interior is inside, protected from the elements.

Gambit shows as a much newer boat than her age. Her owners have been meticulous with maintenance and care. Her storage lockers are clean; many were recently repainted. The machinery spaces are clean and well-lit. The Cherry interior cabinetry and cabin soles are scratch and ding free.  Ultra-leather upholstery and soft goods are stain and odor free.

Highlights:

  • Huge wraparound “up” galley
  • Raised dinette with excellent forward-facing 270 degree views
  • Starboard walk around engine room with standing workshop
  • Quality Antal deck hardware, Anderson winches, and Goiot hatches and ports
  • Massive ground tackle including dual Maxwell 2200 watt windlass and large anchors
  • Full cockpit enclosure with solid bimini top and diesel heaters make this an excellent cool weather boat




Please contact Swiftsure Yachts at (206)378-1110

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