Catamaran For Sale -- Dix 55 (Spain)

Asking: $810,000 (USD)
S/V Friends Forever is a Valencia based 2016 Dudley Dix DH550 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Friends Forever is a 55 foot, composite construction catamaran built in 2016 in Capetown, South Africa. DH550 is rated one of the most impressive, long distance performance cruising catamarans available globally. Developed by Naval Architect Dudley Dix and Philip Harvey of ‘Harvey Yachts’ fame; the DH550 is an innovative design reflecting the best of current trends in multihull thinking.

The DH550 is a remarkably designed craft with inherent ability to make fast comfortable passages. The powerful rig can easily be handled by a short-handed crew thanks to the ingenious forward cockpit layout. This 55 foot catamaran for sale by owner, is a superbly designed vessel for long-haul cruising.

With her 3 double cabin layout (Owners version), air con, heating, Garmin navigation equipment, full safety equipment and washing machine, she really is ready to go.

The boat has been very carefully and lovingly built for long term cruising, We sailed the boat from Cape Town to the Caribbean and then from St Martin to St. Tropez and then to Leros in 2017. The boat took this very easily in her stride, some friends thought we were racing across the ocean! I can assure anyone who asks that she is a serious cruising vessel for someone looking to go wherever they want to.

Dudley Dix Interview on Catamaran Design

Below is our interview with Dudley Dix about his DH550 catamaran, 43 and 47 foot sisterships, and a future 38 foot version. He talks about catamaran design, why he is popular in Russia, the problems with reverse bows, and why, for most people, the ideal catamaran length is 38 to 40 feet. World renown for his beautiful and surprisingly fast designs, it was a great pleasure hearing directly from this naval architect. It’s bad to design a boat that looks fast and isn’t, but it’s great to design one that looks slow and is actually fast. Dudley Dix on yacht design Please contact Dudley for information about his plans or to purchase one of his build kits. His website is www.DixDesign.com Tell us a little bit about yourself. Okay I am South African born in Cape Town. My dad was a provincial champion in Flying Dutchman. We lived on the […]