Island Spirit 35 built by Fortuna Catamarans, South Africa, in 1996.
Spacious interior and easy to handle.
Fortuna Island Spirit 35, built in 1996 by Fortuna Catamarans in South Africa, to the designs of Phil Southwell
GRP hull and deck
Fin multi hull keel
Preventive epoxy treatment below waterline, 2015
2 x Volvo 3 cylinder diesel engine, 20 HP each
7 knots cruising speed
14 knots maximum speed
Sail drive to 2 x fixed 3 blade propeller
2 x 165 + 1 x 130 A/H Victron battery, 2009
2 x 50 W solar panel
Victron Centaur 60 A/H battery charger
Shore power and cable
1 x 200 L plastic fuel tank
2 x 200 L plastic water tank
1 x 100 L flexible Vetus holding tank
Aquafresh water maker
Sloop (fractional rig with mast steps)
Alloy spar material by Zenith
S/S standing rigging, replaced 2008
Nylon running rigging, replaced 2005
Fully battened mainsail with lazy bag and lazy jacks
Mainsail by North Sails, 2019
Genoa by Doyle, 2005
Storm Jib, 1996
2 x Lewmar dual speed self-tailing mainsheet winch
2 x Lewmar dual speed self-tailing halyard winch
Eight berths in 4 dble cabins, incl. two aft
2 x bunks in port bow
2 x double cabins in sterns with European king size mattresses
1 x double V berth in stbd bow
Gas cooker w/ 4 burners and oven
Vitrifrigo front opening fridge with freezer and keel heat exchanger
S/S sink in galley
2 x Blakes Lavac WC, 2 x handbasin, 1 x shower
(Port lower bunk base was originally a bath - could easily be re-plumbed)
2 x Eberspacher hot air heater
Lime green upholstery
White painted fiberglass and marine ply interior
Nasa Clipper echosounder, speed and log, 2003 appr.
Vetus wind instrument, 2012
Shakespeare 2550 VHF, 1996
Furuno GPS, 2003 appr.
Autohelm autopilot, 2000 appr.
McMurdo Navtex, 2012
1 x large Bosun, Delta type anchor
1 x Alloy Fortress, Danforth type anchor with rope
1 x CQR
60 m galvanized chain
100 m at 14 mm nylon warp
1 x 70 m + 1 x 30 m shore lines
Lofrans Tiger electric windlass
Deck shower (not fitted)
2 x fire extinguisher
Manual + electric bilge pumps
8 x lifejackets
Guardwire and pushpit
GRP bimini with 3 x Sunbrella side awning
Sony radio CD
Loudspeakers in cockpit
Zapcat 3.35 m dinghy, 2014
Mariner 15 HP, 2014
Nissan 2.5 HP
6 x warps
Comprehensive tool kit
Cutlery, crockery, utensils
50 mm sound insulation in engine compartments
The boat has been across the South Atlantic and was sailed up from Cape Town where she was built. Since then she has been sailed extensively around the Mediterranean, primarily in the Aegean. Although for a boat of this age there are things that can be improved and or replaced she can be started up from day one and sailed away for many happy days of cruising.
Due to the large deck area the boat is very easy to sail single handed, I do 95% of my sailing single handed. The large deck area also adds to general safety, no trip hazards and easy to move around. The ease of movement whist sailing plus the more pleasant motion of a catamaran also leads to less fatigue whist sailing which in turn makes it a safer place to be in. The shallow draft makes finding a good anchorage easier and the fact that cats have no ballast makes the hulls almost unsinkable should you run aground whist searching for that shallow anchorage…
This is a very spacious catamaran, it has the equivalent interior space of a 55 ft mono hull.
Second owner from new. Spacious and easy to handle.
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