The catamaran you have been waiting for! Finally, a highly sought after Atlantic 55 comes to market. Description: Designed from the start to be a high performance world cruising catamaran the Atlantic 55 Catamaran turns heads in every cruising anchorage. With huge underwing clearance, sleek hulls, lightweight but super strong epoxy/glass/carbon construction, centerboards and a powerful sailplan the Atlantic 55 delivers ALL the oft promised but seldom realized advantages of a cruising catamaran. Neither race boat nor charter barge, the A55 design is 100% focused on providing for the needs of cruising sailors. Combining a superior blend of ease of handling, excellent windward ability and full crew protection in the unique pilothouse layout there is not another catamaran design built anywhere in the world that offers a better blend of features. The powerful sailplan with self tacking jib and efficient centerboards allow tacking upwind with only a push of the autopilot button. Consistently able to make good 85 degrees between tacks (over the bottom) with excellent speed there is no production cruising catamaran that will outsail an Atlantic Catamaran on any point of sail. And most often the differences are enormous. Ease of handling. All sail handling functions are performed from the midship cockpit, a unique feature developed in the Atlantic Catamarans over the last 30 years. Anchoring, sail hoisting, reefing and tacking all happens within easy reach of the wheel and with complete forward visibility. A true singlehanders boat! Seakeeping is exceptional. Where the majority of cruising cats pound their underwings when sailing in the open ocean the generous clearance of the wing deck and slender hull forebody of the Atlantic 55 makes pounding practically non-existent. Safety features abound. There is no need to leave the security of the well protected center cockpit for any sail handling operation. Completely unsinkable due to the use of thicker than normal foam cores, double collision bulkheads forward in each hull. Hull, rudder and prop protection from integral hull fins. Centerboards that retract upon impact or grounding, robust hull construction using Core-Cell foam and durable epoxy/glass laminates and super strong carbon fiber crossbeams. But perhaps the greatest safety feature of all is that YOU CAN SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING! From the cockpit or from within the pilothouse the watch keeper has extraordinary visibility. Collision is still the greatest hazard; how can anyone justify a cruising design with limited forward visibility? Segue was built in Cape Town by Bongers Marine, the 9th of 13 Atlantic Cats built by this yard. She was cruised extensively eastwards along the South African coast and northward to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mayotte. In 2006 Segue took part in the 3200 mile South Atlantic Race to Salvador, Brazil, and was then sailed double handed by her owners a further 2000 miles to Argentina and Uruguay, returning a year later to Brazil. Sold to new owners in 2010, Segue had an extensive refit and modernization of electrical systems. She then made her way to the Pacific where she has cruised extensively since 2012. Yanmar engines are new in 2014, new very high quality sails 2013, new interior upholstery 2015. Segue represents an excellent opportunity to own a fully equipped, ready-to-go world cruising high performance cat at a fraction of replacement cost. Construction Hulls, decks and pilot house are constructed from vacuum bagged epoxy resin and tri-axial glass laminate cored with Core-Cell (hulls) and AirLite foam (decks). All exterior surfaces are spray painted with Matterhorn white AwlGrip™ polyurethane coating with a painted boot stripe in contrasting silver gray. Crossbeams are built of uni-directional carbon fiber/epoxy with foam cored epoxy/glass bulkheads. Extensive use is made of uni-directional carbon fiber reinforcement in high load areas of hulls and decks. Propulsion and Steering Twin Yanmar 4JH5-E (53 HP @ 3000 rpm) diesel engines, new 2014. Current hours approx 900. Yanmar SD50 sail drives, 2008. 2014 engine instrument panels with tachometer and engine monitoring gauges and alarms. Repeater tachometers in cockpit. Primary and secondary fuel filters. ZF Electronic dual single lever engine controls mounted at both the cockpit helm station and pilothouse inside helm, new controllers, 2014 with autosynch option installed. Flex-o-Fold bronze 3-blade, geared folding type propellers. Rudder blades are fiberglass composite, high performance hydrofoil section with solid Titanium rudder stocks. Centerboards Cored epoxy/glass “swing up” centerboards in epoxy/glass laminate trunks. No risk of breakage such as with daggerboards. Up and down-haul controls lead to cockpit. Electrical storage/generation Four 135 watt Solar Panels, Kyocera, 12v. output each with Outback FLEXmax 60 controller, new 2009 Four 250 watt BP Solar panels, 2011 with Outback FLEXmax 80 controller, new 2010 2 x 270 amp American Power Systems large case continuous duty alternators 2 x Genasun AR-2 Alternator Regulators AC System Victron Energy 12/3000/120 Inverter/Charger Navigation Electronics Brooks and Gatehouse Hercules system for wind/speed/depth. Two cockpit repeaters with two repeaters at the pilot house nav station. Additional analog apparent wind direction indicator in cockpit. B&G Hydra 2000 ACP2 Autopilots (2), with Halcyon gyro stabilized compass, control heads at inside and outside steering stations plus cockpit remote. Raymarine E140W touchscreen RADAR/ Chartplotter, 14” daylight readable chartplotter at pilothouse nav station, new 2012 Raymarine speed/log, 2012 Antisense NMEA multiplexer links B&G to Raymarine, 2012 Digital Yacht WiFi bridge permits viewing all ships data on 1Pad/Android/PC devices anywhere onboard Forward looking EchoPilot echo sounder Dual Garmin 128 GPS units at nav station. Communication Standard Horizon VHF with integrated AIS, new 2015 ICOM 802 SSB Radio, with AT140 Antenna Tuner, new 2014 Whip antenna, New 2013 Iridium 9505 Handheld sat phone with interface for email Ground Tackle/Drogues Three anchors and rodes; chain hook and bridle. Primary is steel 65lb Spade with 60 metres of 8mm chain. Secondary anchor is an aluminum Spade A140 with 40’ of 3/8” H.T. chain and 200’ 3/4” nylon rode. The storm anchor is Fortress FX-85. Miscellaneous chain and 350ft+ of 3/4in. polyester rode are carried for emergency use with drogue or anchors. Lofrans model Progress 2, windlass with rope/chain gypsy and dual direction deck switch plus cockpit remote switch. Primary drogue is a 200 cup series drogue with dedicated warps and 12 ton attachment straps at each stern. A smaller series drogue is also carried. Interior The interior has a warm traditional feel, reflecting the African build location. Solid wood trim is in African cherry. The galley and worktop areas are finished in Zambesi teak, a rich, hard timber. The pilot house timber is Anegre (a wood from west Africa), with a 'cathedral' figure offsetting the close grained cherry. The inlaid figures in the table tops are made from a combination of these woods. Highly durable and maintenance free Odyssey teak and holly soles in accommodation spaces. Painted semi-gloss eggshell white polyurethane finish on interior hull, deck and bulkheads in accommodation areas. Pilothouse Port and starboard settee seats are covered in Cream colored leatherette fabric, new 2015. Both settee areas have varnished wood tables. Port side table is a movable “coffee table” with a veneered whale motif. Starboard side table is a dining table configured for easy leg room. It has a central bottle holding pedestal with a veneered whale motif at its center. Settee seats have partitioned stowage beneath via lift out covers in the seat top. Galley Force 10 model, 4 burner propane stove with automatic temperature control oven and broiler, new 2014. Microwave oven installed in the galley over the propane stove, new 2014 Counter tops are crafted in Zambezi teak. Cabin Heaters Webasto diesel fired heater mounted in each engine room circulate hot air to pilot house and cabins. Hot Water Heater Force 10 domestic hot water heater via the engine or shore power, new 2014. Outside Shower A hot and cold water pressurized rinse station is installed on the port hull transom boarding platform. Desalinator Spectra Model 200, 8 gallons per hour rated output. Spare filters and maintenance parts Deck Washdown Dinghies/outboards AB “UltraLight” 10' RIB with Yamaha 15 outboard (2013)
Sails Genoa, DCX Mylar, Evolution Sails New Zealand, 2015 Mainsail, DCX Mylar, Evolution Sails, NZ, 2013 Self tacking jib, Hydranet, Evolution Sails, NZ, 2013 Harken System C Battcars Mainsail stack-pak sailcover in Sunbrella fabric Asymmetric spinnaker Safety Equipment EPIRB, McMurdo G4 (6) life jackets, adult size (6) survival dry suits Jacklines on deck Flares Drogues (see anchor above) Trilens radar reflector Man overboard horseshoe collar and pole, m.o.b light. Automatic fire extinguishers in engine compartments (6) portable fire extinguishers Additional hand holds in cockpit Steps and hand holds to give safe access to cabin top. Diving system Two Koala 2 electrical air compressors used singly or together power a Hookah dive system with140ft of dive hose. The system makes cleaning the boat in the water a pleasure and provides simple recreational diving from the boat.