I had the good fortune of being an exchange student Bairnsdale Australia in my teens. This was the home town of Lock Crowther. Lock designed catamarans and trimarans that could sail! His designs owned all of the records at the local Yacht Clubs and I caught the multihull fever. Lock Crowther's career became one of the most influential of the multihull renaissance with more than 2500 of his designs built - including the first Catana.
Now I get to broker these amazing catamarans and a Crowther 40 Spindrift has landed at my docks. It is sleek. It is light with Klegecell closed cell vacuum bagged hulls and lightweight ply-epoxy beams, bulkheads, decks, and coachroof. The Spindrift has been repowered with Yanmar 30 hp diesels with less than 200 hours on them. It has two new daggerboards (one yet to be installed). The next owner will need to repair a few spots on the deck, and give her some cosmetic TLC - but what a beautiful platform. I can't wait for the seatrial. Will you be there with me?
View this Crowther Spindrift 40 at the Northwest Multihull Center on Commencement Bay!
Port and Starboard hulls have identical mirrored layouts with forward storage followed by electric flush heads and washbasins. There are inset athwartship double berths in the bridgedeck aft of the heads and inset fore and aft double berths below the salon. Engines are installed amidships followed by aft quarter berths and stowage. The salon has a sitting height wrap around settee and table. Aft of the settee is a port side galley with an aft bulkhead refrigerator. A Navigation station is to starboard. Between the two is the entry from the cockpit.
Galley: 4-burner cooktop with oven, 12 volt dc and 110 volt AC upright refrigerator and freezer, dual stainless galley sink, pressure hot and cold fresh water, salt water manual pump.
Mechanical: Yanmar YM30 with less than 200 hours. Kanazki KM2P-1 2.21:1 transmissions, straight 1" shafts, dripless shaft seals, and 2-blade folding props. Cable and sheeve wheel steering, cable throttle and shifters.
Tankage: 2 x 30 gallon diesel, 2 x 50 gallons water, 2 x 20 gallon holding with y-valves and macerator pumps. 20 lb. propane.
Electrical: 4 x 6 volt deep cycle house batteries wired in 12 volt banks and 2 x 12 volt engine starting batteries. Insulated stranded tinned copper wiring for 12 volt system. 30 amp shore power. ProSport 12 charger, battery isolators, 12 volt lighting, 12 and 110 outlets.
Navigation & Electronic: Richie Bulkhead Compass, Furuno 1621 RADAR, Navico 5000 Autopilot, Seaport 1080k VHF, Furuno depth, Optimus am/fm cassette stereo.
Rigging & Sails: Central cockpit winch with all mainsail handling lines led aft beneath the bridgedeck. 1 x Barriett 23 winch, 2 x Barriett 27 winches. Painted aluminum double-spreader mast, Dacron Main, jib, and screecher.
Ground Tackle, Danforth with 50' 5/16th chain and 200' nylon rode, Maxwell windlass.
Safety & Misc: 2 x automatic bilge pumps, 2 x manual Whale Gusher bilge pumps, PFDs, Flares, RADAR reflector, First Aid kit, carbon monoxide detector, 3 x fire extinguishers, stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines, hull escape hatches, forced air Arctic heater, clock, barometer, force 10 BBQ, Fold-A-Boat tender.
4100 Main St
Philadelphia, PA 19127