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2015 42' X 13' Armstrong Marine Semi-Displacement Catamaran. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a like-new, low-hour, semi-displacement catamaran designed by Scott Jutson Marine Design http://jutson.ca/power-semi-displacement.php built by Armstrong Marine.
Most recreational boaters are familiar with the trawler-yacht benefits like low fuel consumption, deep hulls for safety and lots of room below for comfortable accommodations. The growing trend in this style of vessel has spilled over into the world of catamaran design because cats offer superior ride comfort in a seaway, 40% more usable deck space, and are much more easily driven with the same or better fuel economy at faster speeds than similar sized mono hull trawlers. These faster speeds give us boaters more flexibility in the daily distances we can travel, (cruising speeds up to 20 knots) and more safety allowing you to run for cover when the weather turns quickly. These craft also have many other uses. They make great work platforms for hydrographic survey, dive boats, and as commercial fishing vessels where stability at rest is needed to work on deck in sloppy seas. Wasabi was designed for a cruising couple to travel safely. She is constructed of heavy gauge marine aluminum plating with 2 collision bulkheads forward, and, economically with fuel consumption up to 2 nautical miles per-gallon. Her owners are now are moving up to a larger semi-displacement cat with 2 staterooms so they can bring along friends and family. Look through the photos read all of the features and amenities. She is truly a unique, thoughtfully equipped cruising vessel.
Easy ingress and egress in this arrangement with port and starboard sliding doors giving you access to the full walk-around cabin on each side. Entering from the aft cockpit slider the galley is to starboard and a large convertible dinette with flip-flop bench seat forward and large lounging couch along the port side cabin with large storage space under. The galley is equipped with a built-in Wallas 2 burner ceramic cooktop, a single burner induction cooktop, and convection microwave which all have their own storage places in the slide-out drawers below making access and easy to clean and put away. (Induction Cooktop and Microwave are not included in the sale) Cabin and heat to the berthing and head come from a Webasto Airtop 2500 forced air diesel furnace with defrost and ducting throughout. Forward is the center helm station with two helm chairs providing the skipper and his mate good forward visibility. Down and to starboard is the master stateroom with queen berth with drawers and hanging storage. Opposing and below to port is the full-size marine head with shower, electric marine toilet, vanity with hot/cold water and lots of storage. The interior is tastefully accented with birch cabinets, Ameriteak synthetic teak flooring, gray carpet in the master stateroom on the walls as well as matte finished aluminum panels in the head. When its time to go to sleep just pull down the Hunter Douglas 'Literise' cordless Honeycomb shades for privacy.
Easy access on and off Wasabi with both port and starboard cockpit side doors and a 32" transom swim step with stairs up each side. Makes for easy on-off at the dock loading of people and gear or stepping into the dingy. She comes with a handy welded pocket for the swim ladder that is stored on the port side house wall. Very large cockpit for fishing, working shrimp or crab pots or lounging. Entering from the swim step, the cockpit has a hinged transom access door with port and starboard storage compartments, side trays and a saltwater wash down spigot. With the walk-around cabin configuration, there is access on the port and starboard sides at the helm and one large sliding door aft with aft steering station to starboard with controls for the main engines and second controls for the Holland Marine Jet Thruster. To run the ground tackle simply slide open one of the helm doors and walk forward to your 12" X 12"' Kinematics Hydraulic drum windlass spooled with 140' of 5/16" chain, 150' of 5/16" Amsteel spectra line and a #44 Sea Claw galvanized anchor. The radar arch is hinged so she can go down the road on a boat hauling trailer.
She is powered with a pair of 225 HP John Deere 4045 AFM85 M4 4 Cylinder Diesel engines with 157 hours on the port engine and 154 hours on the starboard engine. These are barely broken-in diesel engines both coupled to ZF-85A marine transmissions turning 1.75" stainless steel shafts with the props tucked up into tunnels, line cutters, and PSS dripless shaft seals. 2 station Glendinning electronic controls at the center mounted main helm and aft cockpit with both (his and hers) Bentley's Yachtsman's helm chairs. Carrying 400 gallons of fuel in (2) 200 gallon tanks, she has a range of up to 800 nautical miles at 11 knots and a top speed of 20 knots. Dual Racor fuel filters for each engine with vacuum gauges. The house generator is a 5 KW Northern Lights with 101 hours, a sound shield, and Gensep water separator muffler. Hydraulic power for her drum windlass and davit arm come from a Vickers V-20 hydraulic pump on the starboard engine with a 12 gallon hydraulic tank. Wasabi comes equipped with a very unique and expensive bow and stern thruster system which uses a jet pump with 5" water ports in all 4 corners of the vessel to move her to the port and starboard side. Controls at both the main helm and aft cockpit.
AC & DC Electrical systems were designed and installed with all first class marine grade wire and components. All Blue Seas AC & DC panels including remote battery switches. 30 Amp shore power with Isolation transformer for protection against galvanic corrosion. Garmin electronics package featuring a 7612 Chartplotter, 36 NM radar, GPS, Fishfinder, and Garmin VHF Radio with AIS and Airmar heading sensor. There is a rudder angle indicator at both the main helm and aft helm in the cockpit. All 12V batteries are Lifeline AGM. (2) start batteries for each engine and (6) make up the house/inverter bank. This gives the 1000 Watt Magnum Inverter 400 Amp hours of clean AC power. There are both 15 Amp and 20 Amp plugs in and around the galley for the varying loads from the kitchen appliances. All the battery banks are kept charged with a Newmar Phase 3 25 Amp charger which is used as a back up to the Magnum 1000.
Loaded with custom features and options: 4" aluminum pipe davit with hydraulic arm for raising and lowering the dingy onto a fully adjustable dingy cradle. Bow and stern water-jet thrusters by Holland Marine with 2 station controls make docking simple. (2) 50 Gallon potable water tanks, (1) 35 Gallon black water tank and (1) 35 gallon gray water tank all monitored along with the fuel by a Tank Tender with purge valve. 6 Gallon Torrid Hot water heater for hot water from AC power while at the dock or running on generator power. Reverso GP-7000 5 valve oil change system for the 2 main engines, marine gears, and generator. Cockpit camera.