Endless Summer is for Sale

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Endless Summer has been sold.

If you're looking for a high-performance cruising catamaran that is ready to go sailing, this is an excellent opportunity. Few such catamarans exist and Endless Summer is one of the very best. Having completed a 2-year cruise from Australia she is completely debugged and has been maintained in tip-top condition. You can own a custom-built sailboat without the risk of construction or the hassle of commissioning.

We are selling Endless Summer because we're done cruising and it doesn't seem to make sense to keep a blue-water cruising boat for use as a day sailer.

Key Features

  • spirited sailing performance

    Why have sails if sailing isn't fun? Everyone who steps behind the helm remarks on how much fun it is to sail Endless Summer. She sails exceptionally well in light airs, making 5 knots of boatspeed in a 5-knot breeze. VMG upwind is 60% - 70% of windspeed. Upwind performance gradually declines as the sea state worsens, maxing out around 12 - 14 knots under first reef with winds in the low twenties and a fully developed deep water sea state. She'll outpoint almost everything but a large racing monohull with a full crew on the rail. Off the wind the sea state is usualy less of a factor and there's no real speed limit, just gradually increasing risk of pitchpole. Sailing quite conservatively, we get a steady 16 - 17 knots with spinnaker and full main in about 12 knots of wind.

  • the right size

    Endless Summer is large enough for 4 people on a full-time basis and will accommodate up to 8. There is ample stowage for a couple of months worth of provisions for 4. She is also small enough to be sailed comfortably with manual systems and is easily singlehanded.

  • design

    Ian Farrier's first catamaran design, the F41, is a remarkable achievement and brings Ian's much heralded trimaran expertise to fruition in the catamaran format. Having lived and sailed aboard ES for two years and seen hundreds of other boats, there are very few things that I would change.

  • craftsmanship

    The fiberglass work and interior finish are quite simply without peer in this price range, possibly in any price range. She was built to Australian survey standards and independently surveyed during construction.

A basic summary of construction and equipment is available as well as my in-depth review, A Biased Review of an F41.

My User Guide gives some basic instructions for using the boat.

Comps

Here is the Yachtworld search for 40' - 45' Catamarans built between 2000 and 2003.

Due Diligence

The designer, builder, and the original surveyor are all available for contact.

Details

documentation USCG, she has been legally exported from Australia and imported to the US
lying San Francisco, delivery to other locations is negotiable
inclusions The sale price includes navigation equipment, charts, spares, tools, bedding, pots & pans, and a nice bottle of Champagne. Add food and go sailing.
price $400,000 US

Recent Maintenance

  • New main halyard & block 2005
  • New high-pressure Clark pump 2005
  • New in-boom reefing line trolley & Amsteel lines 2005
  • Micron Extra bottom paint Oct. 2005
  • New Concord Lifeline AGM batteries 2006

If you're interested in purchasing Endless Summer contact Scott via, email or at 650 576 6985.