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Location: Bocas del Tor, Panama (Carib)

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S/V Snowflake is a Panama based 2014 Admiral 40 catamaran for sale by owner

S/V Snowflake is a very recent 3 Cabin Owner's Version, Admiral 40 built by Celtic Yachts (before: Admiral Yachts) in South Africa, where she was put in the water in 2014. Over 50 of this successful design by Angelo Lavrano sail all over the world and are the favorites of many cruisers because of their high level of craftsmanship and love for detail. With her wide beam and streamlined hulls she sails excellently and the wide open layout inside give the feeling of an even larger boat.

The first owner kept her in a marina in South Africa as a weekend boat (she was never chartered) until he crossed the Atlantic in 2017 and sailed to Trinidad. Here the current Austrian owner (a former freeride world champion in snowboarding) bought the boat and equipped her for long term and long distance cruising. He and his wife already crossed the South Pacific on a catamaran ten years ago, which gave them the experience to choose the perfect boat this time and the knowledge to decide which systems were really required and, just as importantly, which were not.

In 2018 they invested 6 months of work and over €50.000 into the 4 year old boat to make her ready for long term family cruising in the South Pacific. Subsequently, the family then sailed her from Trinidad through the Southern Caribbean to Panama. The boat was last hauled out in March 2019 in Linton Bay Marina in Panama for a new antifouling.

S/V Snowflake has an incredibly roomy feeling with the open saloon layout, and the galley is truly the heart of the ship, imperative when crusiing for any length of time. Most kitchens ashore do not enjoy the immense practicality of the galley on Snowflake. The layout is the favored owners version. In the starboard hull, there is a large master bedroom aft, a nav station midships and large bathroom forward. On port side, there is an equally large aft bedroom, a guest bathroom midships and a guest cabin forward. The saloon table can be lowered and turns into a very large chill area or double bed, perfect for kids (or adults!) to spend hours playing or simply lounging around. Outside, under the high cockpit roof, is easy access stowage for all your water sports gear. Surfboards, kites and kiteboards, SUP‘s, waterskiing, snorkeling gear etc. can be stowed in a protected environment out of the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Collision bulkheads forward separate the accommodation from the bow compartment. In the unlikely event of any collision, the safety bulkheads ensure that any potential damage or water ingress, is contained. The boat can easily be single handed day and night and especially the optimized downwind - setup can be either reefed or taken down very quickly by one person. With a total of 6 sails on board she is ready for any conditions.

To keep maintenance and weight low there was consciously no generator added by the owners. There is however, enough room in the engine room to put one in. After removing the calorifier (all plumbing and wiring still in place), and the second of two Isotherm freezers and the microwave, S/V Snowflake is now totally energy self-sufficient with her upgraded 800 watts of solar and a 900 amps house battery bank.

On night passage all instruments, the autopilot, radar and AIS combined only use 5 amps per hour. There is a newly obtained wind generator on board, but it has never been installed because there is currently no need for it.

S/V Snowflake is only for sale due to illness in their family back home in Austria. The owner and his wife reluctantly had to delay their plans for the Pacific for the foreseeable future. The boat has been meticulously maintained and optimized so that she is in amazing condition and ready to sail to the most remote places in the world today. A survey can be organized here in Panama but the owner does not believe it would dig anywhere near as deep as his own investigations carried out over the last 18 months. The owner will happily put any potential buyer in contact with the ship yard where any questions on the build can be answered.

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The boat is located in the hurricane free and beautiful cruising area of Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean side of Panama, a short 30 minutes flight from Panama City and within easy minutes of four safe long term marinas. Colon, the eastern entrance to the Panama Canal and gate to the South Pacific, is an overnight sail away and the island paradise of San Blas is a day sail from there. Going north, it is around 10 days to Florida in short hops along Isla San Andres, Isla Providencia, the Caymans and the west end of Cuba.

The owners would like to remain on board until early May 2019, but S/V Snowflake is for sale as of now, can be seen and is ready for sea trial any time. The owners invite a buyer to stay on board for a few nights and will happily take the time to explain all details and systems to the buyer to make sure that he or she can make full use of this great boat from day one!
2018 Refit and Upgrades:
  • boat sanded to last epoxy layer and 3 new layers of epoxy underwater coating
  • new hard antifouling
  • two new saltwater pumps on engines installed
  • saildrive oil seals changed
  • saildrive shaft rubber seal fastening plates changed
  • lpg hoses replaced
  • one bilge pump replaced
  • two fresh water discharge pump sensors replaced
  • new watermaker membrane
  • new freshwater pressure pump
  • new dinghy bottom
  • new exit hatch handle seals
  • new cockpit speakers
  • new lpg barbecue parts
  • new cockpit roof window
  • complete main door sealing changed
  • new main door roller bearings
  • optimized soft clear windshield
  • many new lights and bulbs, all led now
  • outboard engine: full service (oil, filters, carburetor injection tip, propeller)
  • second watermaker prefilter installed
  • new single cockpit seat
  • entry gräting

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Builder: Celtic Yacht Mfg.
Designer: Angelo Lavranos
Year Built: 2014
Flag: Austria
Length Overall: 40 ft 0 in / 12.2m
Beam: 24 ft 1 in / 7.35m
Draft: 3 ft 3 in / 1.0m
Displacement: 18,078 lbs / 8200kg
Mast height: 60 ft 8 in / 18.5m
Sails: Main sail 69m² / 742 sq ft with lazy jacks and zipper cover.
Genoa 38m² / 415 sq ft on Harken roller furling.
Genoa (spare) 35 m².
Gennaker (2018) 75 m² on Pro Furl endless roller
Asymmetrical spinnaker 117m² with sock
Asymmetrical spinnaker 150m² with sock
Engines: 2 x Yanmar 29hp 3YM30 diesel engines coupled to saildrives
Propellers: Gori 2-blade folding propellers
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Fresh Water Tank: 100 gallons (380 liter)
Fuel Tank: 100 gallons (380 liter)
Holding Tanks: 35 gallons (132 liter)

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Boat Inventory


  • A/C Dometic Cruisair with outlets in saloon and both aft cabins (needs shore power)
  • 2 double cabins aft 220 x 205 cm / 7ft 3 inches x 6ft 7 inches
  • 1 double cabin port fwd 220 x 140 cm / 7ft 3 inches x 4ft 7 inches
  • Saloon upholstery in grey leather
  • Saloon table rests on 2 pressurized retractable feet,
  • Salon table converts into double bed 220 x 220 cm 7ft 3 inches x 7ft 3 inches
  • Captain`s work station & chart table down in stb hull midships
  • Large flat screen TV with Antenna and HDMI connections to ipad / Mac / PC
  • UKW Sinotec Hifi stereo in saloon with USB in and audioin for iphone etc.
  • Marine speakers in saloon and cockpit
  • Three additional Pioneer stereos with 2 speakers each, one in each cabin


  • All matresses split for easy engine room access (2018)
  • All cabins have ceiling light & two separate reading lights
  • All cabin windows have inside window covers to keep them dark if needed (2018)
  • All boat windows and hatches have mosquito nets, rear cabin doors have nets as well (2018)
  • Aft cabin rear windows have rain covers and can stay open 24/7. (2018)


  • 1 bathroom midship port with shower, basin, electric head (discharges overboard)
  • Both electric heads are Gulper 320 salt water flushed with electric macerator discharge pump
  • 1 Whale grey water pump with quantity sensor initiated discharge pump in each hull to drain basin / shower / floor


  • Large Corian countertop workspace
  • 1 x front load stainless Isotherm fridge
  • 1 x front load stainless Isotherm freezer
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • 3burner buildin stove, oven with rotating grill plate
  • Two 10 kg / 20 lbs LPG bottles in dedicated storage place in front lockers near water tank
  • BEP 600 GDL Propane gas detector with with remote switch for solenoid at LPG bottle
  • Lots of Pots, pans, cutlery, dishes, baking forms etc.
  • Electric mixer & electric smoothiemaker


  • Solid roof with Surfboard / SUP / Kitegear racks (2018) on underside
  • Heavy weather all around cockpit enclosure (2018)
  • Strata glass windows on sides and front screen
  • Sun net shades for back (2018)
  • Custom made sunbrella cover for instruments (2018)
  • Table with included icebox sits 8 persons comfortably, 12 can fit
  • Grey Sunbrella upholstery with waterproof foam filling & cushions

Deck Gear:

  • Courtesy lights on internal stairways
  • Courtesy lights in sugarscoop steps outside
  • Wired for 2 x underwater lighting
  • Folddown bathing ladder
  • Magma stainless steel BBQ connected to propane tank
  • Sunbrella covers on ALL hatches and winches (2018)
  • All sheets lead to cockpit
  • One Dinghy winch
  • Fiber reinforced trampoline nets
  • 4 rod holders

Sails & Rigging:

  • 1 x Main sail 69m² / 742 sq ft with lazy jacks and zipper cover. Condition: very good
  • 1 x Genoa 38m² / 415 sq ft on Harken roller furling. Condition: very good
  • 1 x Genoa (spare) 35 m². Condition: very good
  • 1 x Gennaker (2018) 75 m² on Pro Furl endless roller furling on bowsprit. Condition: very good
  • 1 x Asymmetrical spinnaker 117m² with sock, Condition: very good (our favourite sail)
  • 1 x Asymmetrical spinnaker 150m² with sock, Condition: restiched, good.
  • (Both Spinnakers can be hoisted and taken down with sock & anchor winch by 1 person)
  • One 2speed selftailing electric winch at helm
  • Two 2speed selftailing Spinnaker / Gennaker winches at cockpit
  • One 2speed selftailing winch at mast
  • 2 x whisker/ spinnaker poles for tradewind sailing for genoa and gennaker in different lenghts
  • Removable 4 ft bowsprit (2018)
  • 2 whisker / spinnaker poles in 2 lengths (2018)


  • 2 x Yanmar 29hp 3YM30 diesel engines with Yanmar SD20 saildrives
  • Gori 2blade folding propellers

  • Engine hours port: 1880
  • Engine hours starbord: 1750
  • Fuel Capacity 380 l / 100 US gallons in stainless steel tank + 120 liters in jugs
  • Dual Racor filter setup to change filters while engines are running:
  • 250 liters / 65 gal of clean and treated diesel in tank right now
  • Seperate starter battery for each engine (2018)
  • Manual separation switch from house bank: Saves engine batteries from lightning strike etc.

Anchoring & Docking:

  • Paratech Delta Drogue to control boat speed in severe conditions with 2 dedicated extra cleats with reinforced backing plates (2018)
  • 1st anchor: Mantus 65lbs / 30 kg with S2 anchor swivel & 100 meters (330ft) 10 mm chain and 10 m / 35 ft bridle with chainclaw
  • 2nd anchor: CQR 50 lbs / 23 kg on 30 meters (80 ft) 8 mm chain & 60 meters (200 ft) anchor rode
  • 3rd anchor: Danforth 18 lbs / 8 kg on 5 meters (20 ft) 10 mm chain and 60 meters (200 ft) anchor rode
  • Lewmar EVO electric windlass with foot switches at winch and remote switch at helm
  • Double cleat & chainclaw setup at anchor winch to set anchor & to protect winch (2018)
  • 8 normal fenders, 1 extra large fender
  • 6 long and 4 short mooring lines
  • 3 solid polypropylene lines of 30, 50 and 100 meters (100 / 150 / 350 feet)


  • Boat is wired for 12 and 220 volts
  • 2 rigid solar panels with total 530 watts
  • Victron MPPT 100/50 charge controlller (2018)
  • 2 flexible solar panels with total 300 watt
  • Sunsaver SS20L charge controlller
  • 900 amps housebank heavy duty Trojan Golf Cart batteries (July 2018)
  • Tank sensors in fuel tank, water tan
  • BEP 600DCSM monitor showing data
  • Victron Energy 3000 watt shore power charger / 12 to 220 volts inverter
  • 400 watts 12 to 110 volts inverter with 15 meter cable (2018)
  • Dockside 220 volts plug & cable
  • FA 400 wind turbine generator (to be installed....but there is enough solar anyway)
  • Each room has 220 and 12 volt outlets, total 12xAC and 10x12V outlets
  • All lights on board are LED

Electronics and Navigation:

  • Raymarine E70 (model no: E70011) chartplotter with 9,5 inch / 24 cm colour display
  • Charts: Navionics+ South America & Caribbean, Navionics Gold Africa and Mid East
  • Raymarine Quantum digital radar
  • Raymarine autopilot Smartpilot X10 with p70r controller
  • Raymarine backup autopilot: Raymarine MK2 Wheeldrive with p70s controller (2018)
  • Ramarine ST60+ Tridata speed / depth / water temperature
  • Raymarine i60 wind
  • Raymarine i60 wind sister unit inside facing the couch for night watches (2018)
  • Plastimo Offshore 95 compass
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver
  • Raymarine AIS 100 VHF/AIS Antenna splitter
  • 12 volt outlet at helm


  • VHF ICOM ICM 423 with external microphone/speaker unit at helm
  • VHF ICOM ICM506 EURO floating portable with spare battery (2018)
  • SSB ICOM HFVHF Transceiver M802, DSC Version (all 2018):
  • Antenna Tuner AT140 with Lightning Arrestor Diamond CA35RS Surge Protector
  • Dyneema Uprigging Antenna
  • Two copper grounding plates
  • Pactor P4 dragon DR7400 with bluetooth to notebook
  • Notebook NTB Acer Travelmate B117MP6FJ N3710, 4GB RAM 500GB, Win10 Pro
  • Satellite phone Iridium Extreme 9575 with spare battery (2018)
  • LunaWLANnet M2 Wifi masthead antenna, 5km range with lightning protection (2018)
  • Luna4GWLANmax router for wifi on board


  • Forward compartments completely seperated & sealed from rest of boat
  • Sealed and foamfilled collision compartments in lower forward hull compartments
  • Safe Sea E100G 406 MHz Epirb (2018)
  • Viking Liferaft: 6 person
  • Life jackets: adults 4 inflatables, 8 foam, kids 2 inflatable, 2 foam (2018)
  • 2 life rings
  • MOB indicator pole with flag gravity activated flashlight
  • Lifesling rescue system (2018)
  • Saftey net all around boat at lifeline (2018)
  • Flares: complete kit
  • High lumen 12 volt torch on 5m 12 volt cable (2018)
  • Escape hatch at bottom of saloon floor
  • Bilge pumps: 4 electric & automatic with audio alarm (2018) plus 2 manual
  • Fire extinguishers: 6
  • Set of signal flags
  • Extended First aid kit (2018)


  • Fresh Water Capacity 380 l / 100 gallons in SS tank & 200l / 50gal in jugs - 580 l / 150 gal
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Mini 170 watermaker 35 l/hour (8 gal/h) with 2 prefilters, 1 aft filter & self flushing system (membrane new 2018)
  • All plumbing & wiring installed for plug and play of calorifier heated by 220 volts or port engine cooling water
  • Outdoor freshwater shower in port sugarscoop
  • Outdoor saltwater washdown hose with saltwater pump
  • 11m² rain water catching system from cockpit roof into tank or jugs through filter (2018)


  • 3.5 metre rigid bottom (2018) inflatable
  • Extra high & strong fiberglass davits
  • 15 HP Suzuki DF15 fourstroke outboard (2014) serviced regularly
  • Wooden grid on Dinghy floor for dry transportation of goods (2018)
  • Dinghy anchor & chain (2018)
  • PVC rain cover for long term storage
  • Pump


  • 1 set scuba dive gear including various weights (2018)
  • Tons of fishing gear for trolling plus several rods (2018)
  • Several set of snorkeling gear with spares (2018)
  • Diving platform on top of dingh davits (2018)
  • Underwater digital camera Canon power Shot D10
  • Bosun`s chair
  • Singer sewing machine (2018)
  • Cooler box with sunbrella cushion, also functions as extra saloon seat (2018)
  • 1 adult mountain bike, 1 foldable adult bike, 2 kids bikes (2018)
  • Kids water skis, water ski handles (2018)


  • 2 freshwater pumps
  • Anodes for saildrives & propellers
  • Engine saltwater pump, several alternator belts, starter solenoids, etc.s
  • Oil / diesel / water filters
  • Set of saloon window covers
  • Blocks and shackles
  • Lots of lines including spare main halyard
  • and much much more...


  • Everything necessary to fix anything on board:
  • Angle grinder, cord & cordless driller, dremel, jigsaw, hot glue pistol, soldering iron
  • Sail repair kit, fiberglass, resin, paint, tape, clamps, pliers, socket sets, screw drivers, voltmeter etc.
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