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
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Here is the Yachtworld search for
40' - 45' Catamarans built between 2000 and 2003
The designer, builder, and the original surveyor are all available for contact.
USCG, she has been legally exported from Australia and imported to the US
San Francisco, delivery to other locations is negotiable
The sale price includes navigation equipment, charts, spares, tools,
bedding, pots & pans, and a nice bottle of Champagne. Add food and go sailing.
- 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.