The Gemini 105 MC is a highly regarded, no nonsense, go anywhere with minimal fuss Catamaran enjoying a huge 'fan base'. One owner from new and travelled far and wide. It is very clearly a boat aimed at the owner, one who may want a boat for weekend and vacation cruising, or for a sailing couple on that extended cruise, the dream of a life time. For either, the Gemini is a successful design.
The Gemini 105 MC is a true cruising Catamaran giving far more accommodation than one would find on an equivalent cruising mono-hull.
With many well recorded voyages and numerous internet videos and resources available the Gemini MC 105 is well documented with many accolades.
She sports a hard deck fore and aft for easy and safe deck work.
The bows extend about a foot beyond the fore hard deck. A foresail traveler and other sail controls occupy the space ahead of the forestay.
A fiberglass deck extension forms a bowsprit that holds the anchor and is an attachment point for the forestay that holds a furling genoa.
The foredeck is stepped. The step up creates space over the master berth that spans the bridge deck, and the saloon.
The cockpit contributes significantly to the living area on the boat. Few other catamarans of any size do so much ...
The builder advises;
“The mast on the MC is a foot taller than the previous model and has a 1′ crane.”
"The mainsail now carries a large roach and full battens, increasing mainsail area from 260 to 340 square feet, a hefty jump. The 150% genoa carries 350 square feet."
The Hulls, decks, and interior liners provide reinforcement of the structure and a base for furniture in solid fiberglass. The Liners are glassed and tabbed into the hull prior to installation of the deck.
The laminate schedule uses vinylester resins bonding a barrier coat of 1.5-oz mat followed by two layers of 18 x 15 Cofab mat.
The only coring is 1/2″ end-grain balsa across the fore deck and cabin top, and in cockpit areas there are no deck fittings.
The hull-deck joint is the tried and tested shoe box design bonded together creating a phenomenal bond.
Once installed, the deck is secured with stainless steel fasteners on 5″ centers and the joint is covered by a gunwale guard.
The cockpit is clear and easily managed.
Movement forward is relatively effortless. The combination of 14″ wide steps, a handhold on the canopy, a stainless steel handrail recessed in the cabin top, and 10″ wide decks, allows you to move forward safely in blustery conditions.
The large sundeck and seats attached to the forward rail provide passengers with comfortable lounging spaces forward of the mast when underway.
Unlike a lightweight monohull, the cat’s performance is relatively unaffected by weight on the foredeck.
Storage compartments are located in each hull.
The helmsman steers seated on a 27″ wide x 16″ deep seat that affords unrestricted views forward.
The mainsheet is attached to the end of the boom and a section of track mounted on the stern rail that affords excellent sail control.
Lockers for storage are located in the cockpit.
Halyards are led to winches on the mast rather than sheet stoppers on the cabin top.
HULL FORM and CENTRE BOARDS
The designer Tony Smith describes the hull shapes, as “revolutionary in the multihull industry.” They have a 9:1 length to width ratio.
“They closely resemble a racing monohull”, Smith says. “They are shallow and fat, with a teardrop shape to produce more speed and increase load-carrying capacity, narrower shapes allow hulls to be moved outward to produce stability without increasing beam.”
The foredeck has 39″ of clearance at the bow.
Asymmetric centerboards are used and were designed to reduce turbulence and drag and increase lift.
Constructed of a combination of fiberglass mat and Kevlar surrounding closed cell foam, they pivot upward to allow shallow-water anchoring.
Located in cavities on the hulls, they are raised from inside the main saloon, a convenient arrangement that does not interfere with galley or navigational chores.
The Selden mast carries straight double spreaders and is stepped on deck atop the main bulkhead.
With an easy step over an 11″ door frame from the cockpit into the saloon there’s no comparing the open spaces of the MC’s 14-foot beam to the view along the saloon of a typical 34-foot monohull.
The saloon is light and airy with numerous windows and hatches.
Fiberglass surfaces are light and shiny, and veneers nicely finished.
There’s an elongated galley on the starboard side, matched by a navigator’s station along the port side, and twin staterooms aft.
The boat has enough bunks for 6-8 adults.
In addition to its spaciousness, the minimum headroom, even in the head, is more than 6′, so most passengers will be able to stand upright.
The centerpiece of the saloon is a C -shaped dining area surrounded by cushions that, with the table removed, provides ample apres sailing lounging.
When lowered, the table converts to a double berth.
The dining table is solid teak. Leaves increase the surface of the table to feed 6-8 adults, and it rotates 90 degrees to fit the crowd.
The space to port, amidships along the hull, is dedicated to the navigator. Part of the navigator’s 89″ long work surface is elevated.
The master stateroom is forward amidships and to starboard, with the bunk set at a slight angle.
These quarters are filled with light by a port spanning the hulls that presents views through the forward window.
The queen-sized berth sits on an island with nothing below it but the hull. Storage is forward in the hull, and in bins to starboard.
The aft bulkhead of the compartment is enclosed by smoked glass that slides out of the way to provide a view for the helmsman.
The head with WC, Wash basin and shower is forward in the port hull. The head compartment is big, bright, and well-ventilated.
The Aft cabins have a 28″ x 28″ area in which to change clothes without banging the hull.
The galley located in the starboard hull on the MC 105 is increased by locating counter tops on the inboard and outboard sides of the passage, and with the addition+ of drawers and cabinets.
The space is filled with a two-burner stove with oven, and two-section stainless steel sink with hot and cold water.
A solar vent is located overhead.
The four-cubic-foot refrigerator is a Dometic American (converted 201).
CCTV camera mounted under Radar Dome with screen giving view of port bow
Seago 4man liferaft
2 seago life jackets
EPIRB McMurdo beacon
4 winch handles
8 warps various lengths
Fenders 9 x cylinder type 1 x step 2 bow
2.6 metre ( approx ) dinghy mounted on davits
2007 Honda 2.3 outboard engine
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