Catamaran 1971 Sailcraft Iroquois MK II listed by United Yacht Sales (Off Market)
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1971 Sailcraft Iroquois MkII - 30’ Sailing Catamaran
Amor Fati is a classic Sailcraft Iroquois MkII built in 1971 in the UK and underwent a complete ground-up rebuild in 2014 which resulted in modernized, simplified systems as well as significant weight reduction. This hull design has achieved a cult following since the last of the 300 or so of them were built in the 1960s and 1970s. The design is tough, fast and very capable - most of these boats are still on the water today and many have circumnavigated multiple times; one of them actually won the grueling “Around Great Britain Race” in the 1970s. While there are some fine examples of this boat out there, this is by far the fastest and most aesthetically pleasing Iroquois that you will encounter. The boat is currently equipped for warmer weather cruising, but could be easily readied for colder climates depending on the requirements of its next owner.
LOA: 30 ft LWL: 27 ft Beam: 13 ft 6 in Draft (min - centerboards up and rudders at shallowest working position): 1 ft 3 in Draft (max - centerboards down): 5 ft Mast height above deck: 35 ft 8 in Mast height above waterline: 42 ft Total vertical clearance (including VHF antenna and windex): 44 ft Sailing weight: ~6,000 lbs Fresh water capacity: 40 gallons (20 gallons x 2) Fuel capacity (main tank): 6 gallons Fuel capacity (auxiliary tanks): 18 gallons (6 gallons x 3) Range under power: ~170 nautical miles Range under sail: unlimited Accommodation: Sleeps 6 (2 doubles 2 singles) Headroom in hulls (head, galley, sleeping quarters): 6 ft 8 in Headroom in cockpit (beneath T-Top): 6 ft 1 in Headroom in wing deck cabin (main salon, chart/nav station): 4 ft 4 in - 4 ft 8 in
Custom stainless bow railing with integrated composite (starboard) seats/steps Custom T-Top that provides shade for the cockpit without impeding any rigging or visibility. The aft section of the T-Top holds a 165 watt Solar Panel. Red and white overhead LED lights are mounted beneath the T-Top Custom Outbound Motor mounting bracket that allows the motor to be lowered to the waterline without causing excessive drag - this eliminates the usual cavitation issues this boat would have under power in a short head-sea (see pictures). When sailing, the motor is lifted so that no drag is created by the motor or the bracket, even in very rough conditions. All decks (interior and exterior) have “kiwi deck” non-skid 100% DC Electrical System with LED lighting and 12V outlets throughout 2014 Yamaha 9.9 HP High Thrust outboard - 7 knot top speed and 6 knot cruising speed under power (~7 mpg at cruising speed depending on conditions, which gives you about 170 nautical miles of range under power) Sleeps 6 in 2 double (aft) and 2 single (forward) cabins Composting Head (“Airhead”) - no holding tanks or pump-outs required All underwater through-hull fittings have been eliminated - there are absolutely no through-hull fittings on this boat Custom Rudder system - One of the weak points of the original design on this boat was the rudders - "Amor Fati" has a custom rudder system featuring vertically lifting rudder blades allowing her to maneuver under power in 16” of water. The rudders are designed to “break away” in the event that they strike something with enough force to cause damage - all of the break-away components are tethered to the rudder casing so that even if a break-away event occurs, it is simple to re-assemble the system using only two wrenches. There is also a boarding ladder integrated into the port-side rudder casing. Centerboard pivot point reinforcements - Another weak point in the original boat was the way the centerboards were attached to the boat at their pivot point. This has been addressed by changing the pivot bolt itself, the fiberglass it attaches to and how the bolt itself is attached. All windows and hatches are heavily tinted and/or have interior inserts to keep sunlight and heat out and keep the boat cool in the summer.
2014 Yamaha 9.9 HP Four Stroke High Thrust Outboard with electric start 2016 Honda EU1000i Four Stroke Generator 2015 Mack Sails slab-reefing mainsail with Mack-Pack 2015 Mack Sails roller-furling headsail 2016 Rolley Tasker Asymmetrical Spinnaker with ATN Tacker and Snuffer Harken MKIV 1 Roller Furling system 2 - Two speed 28ST Andersen Winches (mounted on cabin-top for headsail and spinnaker sheeting) 2 - One speed 12ST Andersen Winches (mounted on mast for halyards) 2 - Floating Lewmar winch handles Harken 4:1 main sheeting system with full beam traveler w/ Ronstan 16:1 fine tuning system Garhauer headsail fairlead traveler system 165 Watt Nature Power monocrystaline solar panel - sufficient to allow for cruising (including running the freezer) without the use of the generator on sunny days, and with only 1-2 hours per day of generator usage on cloudy days. Nature Power solar power controller 25 Lb. CQR Plow Anchor (main - mounted on bow roller) with 100 ft of 5/8” galvanized chain, 300 ft of rode and bridle system Fortress FX-11 Anchor (stern - stored in aft stbd locker) with 50 ft of 5/8” galvanized chain, 50 ft of rode and bridle system 5 Lb. Folding grappling anchor (for tender) with 5 ft of 1/2” galvanized chain, 50 ft of rode with a large monkey’s fist at the end 4 Interstate deep cycle heavy duty GC2-HD-UTL 6V (3-cell) lead-acid golf cart batteries - 2 pairs of these batteries are wired in series to form 2 12V battery banks Statpower Truecharge 10 Amp multi-stage Battery charger/maintainer Pioneer MVH-291BT bluetooth receiver 2 - Pioneer TS-MR2040 speakers (mounted in cockpit) Icom IC-M412 VHF radio (antenna at masthead) West Marine handheld VHF 75 radio with mounted charging cradle Garmin GPSmap 78sc Garmin echo 100 depth finder (2) Raymarine ST2000+ autopilots (the 2nd unit is for redundancy in case one fails) with Raymarine S100 wireless remote control Windex (top of mast) LED lighting fixtures throughout Orca masthead trim-color and anchor light w/ strobe feature (2) 20-Gallon fresh water tanks West Marine in-line water filter (used when filling fresh water tanks) (2) Whale manual fresh water pumps (one in galley and one in head sink) Origo 3000 2-burner stove - runs on denatured alcohol Fully equipped galley (cutting board, drain board, utensils, pots/pans, towels, plates, cutlery, cups, mugs, wine glasses, etc.) Bedding (including 4 custom fitted cotton sheets, 4 flat cotton sheets, 4 pillow cases, 4 pillows and 2 light blankets) (1) 6-Gallon built-in fuel tank (3) 5-gallon auxiliary fuel containers (1)1-Gallon fuel container (for tender) 2018 Achillies LSI-260e (tender) 2018 Yamaha 6 hp 4 stroke outboard (for tender) Two-speed foot pump for tender 18” Manual bilge pump Airhead-sup DC electric 20 PSI two-speed inflator pump (can be used for tender and paddle board) Igloo marine ultra 94 cubic inch cooler Engle AC/DC Portable refrigerator/freezer Airhead Composting Toilet 3-Gallon Helio portable solar-heated pressure shower (2) stainless fishing rod holders Magma rod-holder mounted cutting/bait board Magma rod-holder mounted Stainless Steel Propane BBQ (uses green “Coleman” style fuel cans) (2) Low-profile lewmar hatches on deck forward (2) Low-profile Lewmar hatches aft facing in cockpit (2) ABI portholes in aft cabins (1) Low-profile lewmar hatch aft facing in cockpit - access to electronics (2) Clip-on DC fans that can be positioned in various place inside or outside the cabin (1) 50’ Extension cord (1) 6’ Extension cord 30 Amp shore-power male and female adapters (4) large fenders (2) telescoping boat hooks (1) wash down brush compact/expanding garden hose with spray nozzle (2) PVC piling-guard bars (6) Type IV PFDs (4) Type V Throwable PFDs (2) heavy weather safety harnesses with tethers (1) continuous fore/aft Jackline (1) continuous fore/aft cockpit Jackline Complete set of flares and other rescue signals Portable EPIRB Various safety equipment items West Marine Bosun's Chair Extensive collection of miscellaneous ropes, lines and rigging parts/fittings
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