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Boat Description

Rhumb Line is a well equipped purpose built Catamaran for sale to those seeking a no nonsense sea going vessel. Rhumb Line is well founded and will appeal to the knowledgeable Sailor or to those that just want a solid and capable vessel beneath their feet. Those considering such an adventure should take some time to look over all of Rhumb Line's specifications. Designed by Kurt Hughes and built by Bracewell Boatworks in British Columbia with the supervision of an experienced Yachtsman and owner. This is a Tremendous opportunity for those that truly know what they are looking at. With rigging and many components being refitted from 2011 through 2012 she is fast and seaworthy. Market Value in 2007 survey before refit was $650,000.00 with a replacement cost of $1,000,000.00. Receipts retained for 2011 through 2012 refit of approximately $250,000.00.

Boat Name
Rhumb Line

Keel: Twin Keel

LOA: 50 ft 0 in
Beam: 30 ft 0 in
LWL: 46 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 46 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 5 in
Displacement: 29000 lbs
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2001
Engine Model: 4JH3TE/HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 1845
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 100 HP

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2001
Engine Model: 4JH3TE/HTE
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 1941
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 100 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 4 Aluminum (100 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (75 Gallons)

Number of double berths: 3
Number of heads: 2

Computer - Nobel Tec
Navigation center - Raymarine Interfaced to One Display
Radar - Raymarine C90/W
TV set - Two Flat Screen
VHF - 2 ICOM/2Raymarine
CD player - Bose
Log-speedometer - Raymarine GPS Interfaced
Wind speed and direction - Raymarine Interfaced
GPS - Interfaced
Compass - Two Ritchie
Autopilot - Raymarine Interfaced to One Display
Plotter - Interfaced to One Display
DVD player
Depthsounder - Raymarine Interfaced
Radio - Bose

Furling genoa - Jib 100%
Fully battened mainsail - Excellent Condition

Inside Equipment
Microwave oven - LG Privilege
Hot water - 10 gal. AC
Battery charger
Oven - Toaster Oven
Deep freezer - Haier
Air conditioning
Electric bilge pump - 4 Rule 1000's 2 Rule 2000's
Refrigerator - Magic Chef
Washing machine - Splendide Washer/Dryer
Fresh water maker - Village Marine 400 gpd.
Marine head - Vacu Flush

Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet - 2 110 VAC 30 amp/Two 50 ft. Cords 50/30 Pigtail
Generator - 5 KW Northern Lights
Inverter - Prosine 2000 Inverter Charger

Outside Equipment/Extras
Davits - New 2011-12 Refit
Tender - 12' Infalatable with Aluminum Bottom
Solar panel - 4 185 watt Kyosera
Electric windlass

Mainsail cover - Leisure Furl System
Genoa cover - Roller Furling



Rhumb Line sits light upon the water with first impressions that of grace and strength. Stepping aboard the transom steps one notices the easy access to the waters edge and sturdy boat davit with solar cell mount atop. The cockpit is not overly large, but functional and realistic for a blue water vessel. Function tends to be the theme throughout without sacrificing comfort and livability. While not being glitzy and imbued with gimmick's she is nevertheless tastefully adorned and should please the ladies as well as the gents. Continuing forward along the starboard hull first is the above decks helm station within easy access to the cockpit where all fairleads and necessary Harken winches are within easy reach. Full instrumentation is here and mirrors the below deck station. With lifelines turning to stainless steel rails going forward to the bows at this point. The decks are clear and easy to navigate on to forward. There is a bow pedestal at each hull with two trampolines and ground tackle on centerline. The bow sprit was added in the 2011-12 refit and now makes her 50' in length. Three easy steps up from the bow atop the house with plenty of room affording easy movement about this area accessing the rigging. Into the cockpit and entering the salon shows beautiful woodwork with settee to port and helm to starboard. This is an expansive area with starboard navigation station against the rear bulkhead. Down and into the starboard hull is primarily the owners Stateroom. Here is another Guest Stateroom berth. The queen berth is aft with hanging closets, drawers and storage between the head forward. The head in this area has a bathtub/shower combo with Vacu-Flush toilet and is roomy. The port hull contains the galley with a combination washer/dryer forward of this area. The galley is well laid out with a deep freezer, refrigerator freezer, Jenn-Air propane cook top, microwave and a toaster oven.

Hull and Superstructure

Cruising Speed: Cruising speed under sail is 50% of wind speed.

Hull construction: FRP vinylester resin over foam core.
Deck construction: FRP vinylester resin over foam core.
Superstructure construction: FRP vinyleater resin over foam core.
Keel construction: FRP twin full keels.
Rudder: Stainless steel stock and FRP.
Propeller shaft size: 2"
Stuffing box: Screw on packing glands.
Propellers: 19" Martec feathering.
Propeller Position: Protected.
Cutlass bearing: Good condition.

Electrical Systems

Batteries: Two 8D wet cell, 840 AH. Installed 8 new 6v 220 AH West Marine
Batteries for house bank. 2D wet cell Batteries were transferred to replace engine starting batteries. Total house bank = 1,760 AH. 2011-12 refit.

Battery Charging: Engine alternators, 5 kw Northern Lights generator, Prosine 2000 battery charger, four 65 Watt solar panels and Blue Sky Power Systems controller. Installed four 185 Watt Kyosera solar panels in custon designed S/S frame off aft transom. Also added Outback power converter/charger to manage solar panel output. 2011-12 refit.

DC wiring: Marine grade wire

Inverter: Prosine 2000 inverter/charger

AC wiring: Marine grade copper.

Propulsion and Auxilary Systems

Manufacturer: Yanmar

Cruising Speed: 7-8 KTS. Max speed 12-15 KTS.

Engine Drive Type: V-Drive

Model: 4JH3TE/HTE Turbo fresh water cooled

Rated horsepower: 100 hp.

Manufactured and installed: 2001

Ser.# Port: E20526 STBD: E30852

Eng. hours: Port: 1845 hrs. STBD: 1941 hrs.

Reduction gears: Yanmar

Engine mounts: Removed and replaced all engine mounts along with removing prop shafts for re-alignment. 2011-12 refit.

Generator: M673K Northern Lights 5 kw with 3605 hrs.

Generator and Watermaker

Located under Master Berth Is the M673K Northern Lights 5KW generator along with the 400GPD water maker.

Steering System

Helm type (external): Wheel, autopilot and motors.

Steering method: Hydraulic.

Helm station (internal): Autopilot and motors.

Stations: Two


Fuel: 4 tanks well secured and grounded.

Material: Aluminum

Location: Amidships in each hull.

Capacity: 100 gal.

Fill pipe size: 1 1/2"

Water tanks: 2 Plastic at 100 gal. each.

Holding tank: 1 plastic at 75 gal.

Electronics and Navigation

Navigation: Two displays, one at interior helm and one at exterior helm. All instrumentation and chart plotters are interfaced to both helm stations.

Radios: 2 Standard Horizon hand held. 2 ICOM ICM402. 1 Standard Horizon Matrix AIS Mod. GX 2100 that identifies large ships, course, speed, name etc. also has a remote attachment at the exterior helm. Patches into loud hailer. 2011-12 refit.

Radar: Two separate and integrated Raymarine C90/W chartplotter, radar, depth, speed, auto-pilot, fish finder, wind info, GPS, and boat systems, One unit at each helm station.

Computer navigation software: Nobel Tec (back up) Installed on separate ships computer and integrated into flat screen display in Main Salon.

Ship's clock: Yes

Barometer: Yes

Navigation lights: International rules

Horn; Yes

Safety Equipment

Bilge pumps: 4 Rule 1000 electric automatic. 2 Rule 2000 electric automatic.

Personal flotation devices: Yes

Throwable devices (type 1v): One life ring with strobe and MOB pole and one life ring on each side of vessel.

Visual distress signals: Yes


Fire extinguishers: Two ABC 5 lb powder type (A) size II. Two BC Halon 5 lb (Nov. 2006).

Jack lines: Yes

Ground Tackle

Anchors: 60 lb. CQR

Windlass: Lewmar electric with 200 ft. of rode and 100 ft. of chain rode.

Spars and Rigging

Mast/Boom: Replaced entire rigging, new Forespar mast, new Forespar Leisure Furl boom designed to be raised with electric winch, new main sail, new jib, New Code Zero, new standing rigging and all new lines. 2011-12 refit.

Boom Vang: Yes, 2011-12 refit.

Standing Rigging: All Norseman fittings 7/16" standing rigging. Replaced

Running Rigging: Dacron: Replaced

Roller Furling: Harken: Replaced

Winches: All Harken: Two #44 ST, two #56 ST, one #48 electric ST and one #16 ST.

Chain Plates: Molded into hull.

Sail Inventory: Main, fully battened Leisure Furl. Jib, 100%. All in excellent condition. Replaced.

Additional Equipment

Marine Sanitation Device: Two Vacu-Flush independent systems. Refurbished Heads with new pump motor, macerator pump and hoses for holding tank. 2011-12 refit.

Water Maker: Village Marine 400 gpd. Manufacturer overhauled with installation of two new membranes 2011-12 refit.

Dinghy: AB 12' inflatable aluminum bottom.

Outboard: 25 hp. 2- stroke Yamaha

Entertainment System: Two flat screen TV's. Vizio computer flat screen TV also for navigation computer system. Bose CD with Fm radio. Sony Tuner/Amplifier.

Other: One double Hobie Kayak, 8 fenders, 8 dock lines, Splendide washer/dryer new , 20 electric fans and two portable AC units mounted on salon overhead. Installed new window mounted AC unit in Salon. 2011-12 refit.


Both hulls repainted and non-skid applied to all deck surfaces. 2011-12 refit.

Rigging and Hardware

All completely replaced in 2011-12 refit. All Norseman fittings and 7/16" standing rigging. Fully battened Leisure Furl mainsail designed to be raised with electric winch.

Deck Hardware

All replaced in 2011-12 refit.


New sturdy electric Dinghy lift system incorporated with the solar panel array mounted atop. electric lift reciprocating arm that drops the Dinghy into the water and into chocks for storage. New at 2011-12 refit.

Interior Cosmetics

The following bulkheads and spaces have been repainted in the refit of 2012: Both forward heads, port Stateroom, Galley, Steps into both hulls, STBD owners Stateroom, STBD vanity and head, and spare berth.

Approximate boat location: Key West, Florida