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Asking: $55,000 (USD)

Location: Grenada (Carib)

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S/V Snowflake is a Caribbean based 1987 Woods Flica 35 catamaran SOLD!!

This Boat Owner requires financial settlement only ... trades will not be considered!!

S/V Snowflake is a 1987 35 foot Richard Woods Flica F3 catamaran, production boat built by Palamos Boatbuild Ltd in Cornwall, England. A 1988 South West Export Award Winner, the Flica was designed and built for comfort and crossing oceans.

Snowflake is fully fitted out for long distance cruising, has sailed across the Atlantic multiple times, most recently with the current owner in December 2017. (EU VAT has been paid)

All lines are lead aft to the cockpit (all running rigging new 2017), enabling ease and safety of sail handling. The Furlex headsail furler (new 2014) makes reefing or furling in the Genoa (new 2017) a snap and the lazy bag system (new 2014) allows the captain to quickly drop the mainsail (new 2017) when necessary. The two backstays (rarely found on other catamarans) offer greater strength to the rig, and her whisker pole (new 2015) reaches the genoa out fully to take advantage of downwind trades. Her smaller rig (all standing rigging new 2015, inspected Jan 2018) makes her easy to handle by a couple.

In the cockpit, a sturdy stainless steel Bimini frame with canvas offers protection from the elements and an excellent location for 3 solar panels (new 2018) totaling 885 watts, which provide Snowflake with copious amounts of energy to run all electrical systems and charge devices. This catamaran is NOT a dock queen – Snowflake has not been plugged into shore power since October 2017.

Storage lockers aft, and forward provide more than enough space for fenders, lines and other items.

Inside, headroom is 6’4” throughout and the spacious design is equivalent to that of a 50’ monohull.

The windows in the saloon allow for full visibility and plenty of light (curtains all new 2014) throughout and the large seating area provides room for eight people to comfortably enjoy a meal or play a game of dominos or cards. (All cushions recovered 2014.) Below the seating area is ample storage and the saloon table can be raised in order to allow unlimited access to the storage if completing a large provision. Ample bookshelves provide room for a generous library for those lengthy passages. The teak floor (new 2014) provides a classic look and warm feeling in the saloon.

Two generous double bunks, each located in the starboard and port forward cabins offer privacy and comfort to the owner and guests. (Mattress in port forward cabin new 2014.) Storage spaces abound in both cabins, with the added luxury of having large hanging lockers in each cabin. If a 3rd bunk is needed, the starboard aft cabin can be used (currently no mattress in place).

On the starboard side, the extensive counter space in the galley provides excellent space to create meals, while offering sizable storage for dishes, cookware, and provisions. While spacious, the galley is extremely safe when under way, with many places to brace oneself while prepping meals or washing dishes. The 2 burner Eno stove and oven (new 2018) provides the chef with many options for preparing meals. A Waeco refrigerator (new 2013) offers great space for food, drinks, and its small freezer has room for several ice trays and ice packs. The 45-liter-per-hour water maker (new 2015) ensures that the crew never runs out of fresh drinking water onboard.

A large navigation table located in the port side offers space to lay out full sized charts, while also can be folded up and out of the way when not in use. Just behind the navigation table you will find a large work surface that is handy for any project and is next to a hanging wet locker.

The head is located in the port aft and contains a C-Head compost toilet (new 2017). Pull out faucet at the sink can be used as shower.

A total of four 50-liter water tanks reside in the bilges (2 located in the center of each hull). Throughout, plentiful storage is found in lockers, drawers, and in the bilges. Easy access to all bilges.

Hatches (replaced in 2014) and port lights (all re-bedded and seals replaces 2017) offer excellent ventilation.

The two 18 hp Yanmar engines allow the helms person to spin Snowflake on a dime, offering excellent maneuverability. (Update: engine in starboard hull will need to be replaced.)

*The needed replacement of the starboard engine is reflected in the asking price.

Word from the owner: “I purchased Snowflake because I was looking for a comfortable vessel that could take me far and keep me safe. After looking at several other makes of catamarans, it was obvious that Snowflake was the boat I was looking for. Sailing her in the Mediterranean, through heavy storms in the Gulf de Lyon, across the Atlantic Ocean, and through dark squalls in the Eastern Caribbean, she never let me down. Snowflake has been my home for 6 years. She’s great fun to sail and extremely comfortable at sea and at anchor. The designer, Richard Woods has always been very responsive to my emails whenever I had questions when refitting the boat. It’s been a hard decision, but I’m deciding to sell her so I can follow my dreams and do a different type of sailing in higher latitudes.”

Word from the Designer: “FLICA uses the same hull shape that we developed for the extremely successful BANSHEE catamaran, but the design has been adapted to allow for a greater payload and to give more internal room. The hulls have full ends and Veed forward sections to give a smooth ride and minimal pitching. The wide overall beam counted with the good flare and small knuckle mean that bridge deck slam (often a problem associated with bridge deck cabin cats) is very considerably reduced. Low aspect ratio keels protect the semi-balanced rudders and sail drive units. FLICA’s interior has been based upon our experience of several years living aboard boats. The drawings and photos show the major features. We have tried to create essential privacy by dividing the interior into separate “rooms” rather than using the more common open plan layout. This interior works well whether one is in a marina or at sea.

FLICA is the most comfortable boat we have ever sailed and feels very secure and stable, even in strong winds — in fact, neither of us would have any hesitation about sailing FLICA single-handed round the world. Despite being less performance orientated than BANSHEE, we still find FLICA responsive and enjoyable to sail. FLICA easily maintains 7-8 knots on all points of sail, accelerates to 10 or more in the gusts and tacks and maneuvers under mainsail alone. Performance under power we found most impressive, the superb control and maneuverability being reassuring, particularly when in close quarters.”

Specifications
Builder: Palamos Boatbuild Ltd in Cornwall, England
Designer: Richard Woods
Year Built: 1987
Model: Model: Flica F3
Construction: Solid fiberglass hulls
Length Overall: 35'4" ft (10.75 meters)
LWL: 32.6' / 9.9 m
Beam: 19 ft 4 in / 5.9 m
Draft: 3 ft 0 in / 0.9 m
Displacement: 4 Tons
Mast height: 41 ft
Rig: cutter rig
Sails: Genoa (new 2017)
Spare Genoa (requires re-stitching)
Main (new 2017)
Stack Pack for mainsail with lazy jacks (new 2014)
Engines: 2 x 18hp Yanmar Diesel Engines with SD20 saildrives
Starboard engine is Yanmar 2gm20 (needs replacing)
Port engine is Yanmar 2gm20fc
Propellers: 2 Maxprop feathering props
Cabins: 2-full sleeping cabins
3 berths
Heads: 1-head located in port hull
Headroom: 6'4"
Fresh Water Tankage 52 gal Stainless Steel Tank
Fuel Tankage 26 gal Stainless Steel Tank

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Boat Inventory

Accommodations:

  • 2-full sleeping cabins
  • 3 berths
  • 1-head located in port hull
  • Galley with pantry located in starboard hull
  • Eberspächer diesel central heating system
  • Freshly painted 2018
  • Freshly varnished 2018 - 2019

Saloon:

  • Large U shaped settee with expandable rotating table sits 8
  • Nav Station
  • Large forward looking windows with shelf area.
  • Storage under all settee

Galley:

  • double stainless steel sink (new 2017)
  • Waeco 12 volt refrigerator with small freezer (new 2013)
  • Eno 2 burner stove and oven (new 2018)
  • one 10# composite propane tank (new 2019)
  • one 17# composite propane tank (new 2019)
  • Xintex solenoid and gas detector (new 2018)
  • Whale foot pump (fresh water) (rebuilt 2017)
  • Thruhull in place for salt water pump.
  • Pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc

Navigation and Communication:

  • Garmin map 182C
  • Standard Horizon VHF GX1700 with DSC (new 2014)
  • Autohelm ST3000 autopilot (Variety of spares included)
  • AdvanSea S400 wind unit (new 2014)
  • Windex (new 2014)
  • Nasa RadioTelex Weatherman 
  • Nasa Depth Instrument

Sails:

  • Genoa (new 2017)
  • Spare Genoa (requires re-stitching)
  • Main (new 2017)
  • Stack Pack for mainsail with lazy jacks (new 2014)

Rigging:

  • Sloop rig with furling genoa
  • All running rigging replaced 2015
  • All standing rigging replaced 2015 (inspected by certified rigger 2019)
  • Whisker pole (new 2015)
  • All lines lead to cockpit 
  • Furlex furler (new 2014)
  • Stainless Lifelines (new 2014)
  • Barton traveler system for main (new 2017)
  • Bosun’s seat

Winches:

  • 1 Harken self-tailing winch, #40 (new 2018)
  • 1 Lewmar self-tailing winch #43 
  • 1 Lewmar self-tailing #30 
  • 1 Lewmar self-tailing #44
  • 4 Lewmar winches #16

Deck and Hull:

  • Construction is reported as 600/300 GRP fiberglass
  • woven rovings and chopped strand matt over 12mm Divincell foam.
  • Bridge deck and cabin top are of GRP and over laminated plywood.
  • Hull is given additional strength by overlaid plywood floors and part / full bulkheads.
  • Low aspect ratio keels protect semi-balanced rudders and sail drive units
  • Non-skid pattern across all deck surfaces, including coachroof. (Will require painting, paint has already been purchased and is included with sale.)
  • Teak steering wheel with Edson steering system
  • Aluminum rub rail (new 2017)
  • Stainless steel stern ladder (new 2018)
  • Seven stainless steel cleats.
  • Stainless steel framed bimini with sunbrella.
  • Trampoline (new 2014)
  • 2 Comfort Seat cushions
  • Bench helm seat (new 2014)
  • 5 Lewmar low profile hatches installed (2014 - 2017)
  • 8 Fixed windows replaced (2014)
  • All portlights re-bedded and seals replaced (2017)
  • Most deck hardware re-bedded (2017)

Ground tackle:

  • Primary anchor Mantus 55lb (new 2017) with Mantus swivel (new 2017) and bridle hook (new 2017)
  • 35 foot long nylon bridle (new 2017)
  • 190 feet 3/8” High Test Galvanized Chain (new 2019)
  • 40 feet of rode.
  • Lofrans X3 Project 1500 watts 12 volt anchor windlass (new 2019) with 1/0 wiring (new 2019
  • 100 amp breaker (new 2019)
  • Secondary anchor CQR 35lb with 30 feet of chain and 100 feet of rode.
  • Stern anchor roller mounted on aft port side.

Electrical:

  • House Bank: Four 12 volt 110 amp hour Victron AGM batteries - total 440 amp hours (new 2015)
  • Starter Batteries: Two 12 volt 70 amp hour West Marine batteries (new 2018)
  • Victron BMV-712 smart battery bank monitor, with bluetooth (new 2018)
  • Morning Star MPPT 60 solar charger with Tri-Star TS-RM-2 remote meter (new 2016)
  • 2 Victron Cyrix-ct 12/24-120 intelligent battery combiner (new 2018)
  • One 55 amp alternator (new 2017)
  • One 50 amp alternator
  • Three 295 watt Canadian CS6K-295MS solar panels (total 885 watts) (new 2018)
  • 1 Sirocco II 12 volt fan (new 2018)
  • 1 Caframo Bora 12 volt fan (new 2018)
  • All lights converted to LED (2018)
  • New deck light (2018)
  • Inverter 2000 watts (EU/220)
  • Shore power plug-in is EU/220.

Engines & Mechanical:

  • 2 x 18hp Yanmar Diesel Engines with SD20 saildrives
  • Starboard engine is Yanmar 2gm20 (needs replacing)
  • Port engine is Yanmar 2gm20fc
  • All sail drive seals and rubber boots replaced (2018)
  • Complete engine maintenance March 2019
  • Aquagiv 45 liter 12 volt DC water maker (new 2015) with 12 volt fresh water pump (new 2015) with test nozzle at galley sink (new 2015).
  • Carbon filter installed for fresh water flush.
  • 12 volt deck shower pump (new 2017) with new hose and nozzle added in 2018.
  • Tank Tender monitoring system, 9 station, plumbed to water and fuel tanks. 
  • DC operated bilge alarms, total 4 (new 2017)
  • 2 manual bilge pumps
  • 2 electric bilge pumps
  • One portable 12 volt emergency bilge pump
  • Fuel Tank: 100 liters
  • Fresh Water Tank: 200 liters

Head:

  • Wet head with shower sump pump
  • C-Head compost toilet (new 2017)
  • Whale foot pump (fresh water) (rebuilt 2019)

Tender:

  • Zodiak 8’ inflatable dinghy with fiberglass bottom
  • Yamaha outboard, 2stroke 5 HP, with 3 gallon external tank
  • Small spare folding dinghy

Safety Gear:

  • Kannad Marine safe link, sports pro + GPS EPIRB (new 2017)
  • Plastimo TransOcean 4 ISO 9650 4 person life raft (new 2017)
  • LifeSling with rode
  • Horseshoe lifesaver.
  • Flares
  • 2 PFD’s with harness attachments
  • Jacklines and harnesses 
  • 3 fire extinguishers, with 2 additional: 1 in each engine compartment

Misc:

  • 3 diesel jerry cans 
  • 1 gasoline jerry can
  • 8 total fenders
  • 1 boat hook
  • Docking lines
  • *Personal property will remain with the owner. 

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