Fastcat 445 Green Motion (Caribbean)

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Asking: $375,000 (USD) Location: Colon, Panama (Caribbean)
Sabine is a Colon, Panama based 2011 African Cats 445 Fastcat Green Motion Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

AFRICAN CATS builds comfortable lightweight performance leisure catamarans through epoxy resin infusion for sailing enthusiasts that demand the highest levels of performance, comfort, speed, security and reliability. The secret? An innovative approach to boat design and construction that spans the gamut from materials and techniques to beauty and ergonomics.

FASTCAT 445 GREEN MOTION built in basalt, carbon, Kevlar, and PVC foam with epoxy resin infusion and equipped with GREEN MOTION propulsion/generation system is the first fossil free sailing catamaran. At the helm of this sleek Lavranos design you will be amazed at the ease with which you can cruise along in the mid to high teens. When the Motogens* are retracted the drag decreases and the actual sailing speed increases because no sail drives, props, prop shafts or shaft supports are in the flow of the water and the result is even less energy used.

Check out the details of this design and see why we believe it is the break-through catamaran in this size range without diesel usage.

FastCat 445 Green Motion World Cruiser has all equipment needed for luxury and comfortable cruising. For those who do like a sportier, lighter and more basic version of the FastCat 445 we developed the Sports Cruiser with all needed equipment for long distance cruising like autopilot, GPS, chart plotter, VHF, Tri Data instruments etc. FastCat 445 equipped with the retractable Green Motion system for propulsion and generation is the first fossil free sailing catamaran.

Design: with a final length of 44 ft 7 inch or 13.6 meter and a waterline length that has been increased to 43 foot or 12.99 meter, Fastcat 445 performs now even better than before. The waterline length is extended by lengthening the bow, all the way from below the water line to the top. This makes the entrance finer, down to a 10 mm radius. The finer bows’ entrance decreases resistance resulting in a higher speed. The bows have two safety bulkheads in case of hull penetrations. In the rear, the transom is extended to increase the diving platform to a length of 1.10 meters or 3 ft 8 inch and an extra buoyancy chamber is added here. We have increased the headroom to more than 2 meters inside.

Sideview: by raising the stronger thicker type of rub rail with 60 mm or 2.5 inches and the port-holes that have been moved below the rub rails Fastcat 445 gives a sleeker and longer appearance. Optionally, 6 portholes can be placed per side instead of the standard 4. All this gives the cat a cleaner, more modern look and it greatly improves visibility. The all new Fastcat has a very futuristic design befitting this new fossil free catamaran.

Interior: a large saloon with the galley up and navigation station looking forward and a comfortable u-seat that easily accommodates 8 persons guarantee an easy live aboard. Two identical hulls with king sized beds (2.20 x 1.80 meters) and a well equipped head with separate shower (optional) give plenty room for an owner’s couple and their guests or crew. With the optional 3-cabin version the starboard hull has a cabin in the front.

Philosophy: Gideon Goudsmit started African Cats in the early 2000’s with the philosophy to develop comfortable, luxury and performance orientated catamarans. Durability, green construction and fossil free sailing where always high on the agenda, so he developed the idea to go for green cruising catamarans. Developing, innovating and having the guts to use all these new ideas resulted in Fastcat 445 Green Motion. All Fastcats are ready to sail away when delivered. Most of our clients sail from Durban.

Specifications
Catamaran Name:Sabine
Model:445 Fastcat Green Motion
Year Built:2011
Builder:African Cats (South Africa)
Designer:Angelo Lavranos, Gideon Goudsmit
Loa:13,40 m / 44 ft 7 inch
Lwl:12,99 m / 42 ft 7 inch
Beam:7,49 m / 24 ft 6 inch
Draft:1,20 m / 4 ft
Displacement:5.800 kilo / 12 787 lbs (carbon version) 6.400 kilo / 14 110 lbs (basalt version)
Mast Height:20,43 m / 67 ft
Fuel Tanks:2x53 gal
Water Tanks:2x80 gal
Cabins:2
Heads:2
Engines:2 X 10 Kw Green-motion Electric Retractable Motors

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Layout & Accommodations

  • Hull:
  • 2 Cab, 2 Head, Retractable El. Motors/generators 3 Bl. Props.
  • Carbon Fibre Hard Top Bimini With See Through
  • Carbon Fibre Mast And Dyneema Halyards
  • Coppercoat Antifouling (new From June 2016)
  • Berths: 2,20 X 1,80 M Or 7 Ft 4 Inch X 6 Ft
  • And Optionally A Third Cabin Basic Configuration Of The Green Motion System Includes:
  • Motogen: Underwater Motor/generation Unit. Available: 10-30 Kw. Cable Set Shielded Cables To Avoid Electrical And Magnetic Fields.
  • Electric Underwater Motor That Functions As Generator When Sailing And Can Be Retracted When Batteries Are Fully Charged.
  • Controller: 4-channel Controller Needed To Make Power Generation Possible. This Component Is Essential To Have An Optimal And Efficient Use Of The Motogen*.
  • Control Handle: Light Weight Single Or Twin Control Handle.
  • Lcd-screen: Read-out Of Functional Charge And Discharge, Motor Rpm, Motor And Controller Temperature And Time-to-empty.

Galley

  • Kitchen & Comfort:
  • Webasto Centralheating 5.5 Kw Modulating Clock Thermostat
  • 1 Clothes Washing Machine
  • 1 Diswasher Smegg 7 Couvert
  • 3000 Watt Electric Quooker
  • 1 Smeg Combination Oven Microwave
  • 1 Smeg 3 Plate Indution Stove Only In With 5 Kw Inverter
  • 1 Indel Webasto Fridge Freezer Dual Thermostat
  • 1 Indel Webasto Marine Refrigirator
  • Cork And Maple Flooring
  • 2 Seats Next To Electric Winch With Rope Cabinets
  • Outside Table To Be Lowered + Extra Matrasses
  • Polycarbonate Glasses 24 X
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine By Magimix
  • Breadmaker
  • Dualit Toaster
  • Kitchen Machine
  • Hardwood Cutting Board Installed Above Dish Rack
  • Light Weight set Dinnerware For 8
  • Nesting Pots And Pans (6)
  • Kitchenware Including Stainless Steel Knife Set Etc.
  • Set Of Cutlery For 8
  • Set Of Towels With Name Of Boat embroidered
  • 2 Swiss Folding Bikes Lightweight
  • 3 Sided Outside Cockpit Enclosure With Windows
  • Fitted Cotton Sheets For The Beds 8 Pieces 900 Mm X 2200 Mm
  • Fitted Cotton Undersheets 4 X
  • Solar Shades Mounted On The Outside Of Saloon
  • Outside Matrasses 2 X 60 X 2.10 Meters
  • Lexan Scratch Resistant, Solarized,self Cleaning Windows
  • Lexan Scratch Resistant,portholes And Hatches

Deck & Equipment

  • Deck :
  • Davits In Carbon Fiber
  • Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel With Hydraulic Hydrive
  • 2 Harken Winches For Jib Reefing And Furling
  • J1 Holmatro Electric Winch For Halyards And Reefing Lines
  • Sailing Carbon Fiber 3.4 Mast And Boom For Tender
  • Promax 300 Tender
  • Cover For Dingy Color Red
  • Reefing Blocks
  • Liftable Bowsprit Triangular

Electronics & Navigation

  • Electronics & Navigation:
  • 2 St70 Raymarine Autopilots With Hydraulic Actuator
  • Wireless Tacktick Remote Control
  • Sony Lcd 22 Inch Tv + Jvc Dvd Dolby Surround Music System
  • Multi Region Tv/fm Antenna With Mast Bracket Suitable For Digital Tv
  • Standard Horizon Cpv 350 3 Microphone Megaphone
  • 1 Portable Vhf
  • 1 Raymarine Vhf With 2 Microphones
  • 1 Ais System To Monitor Ships Around
  • 1 Wifi System And Outside Antenna
  • Pc Programs To Control Mastervolt Batteries / Ensure Navigation / Control Generator
  • Wind And Speed Transmitters Tactick
  • Garmin Gps/plotter, Hd Radar 12 " Color + Interface To Lcd Screen's
  • All Navigation Maps From Area (electronic And Paper)
  • Binoculars

Electrical, Power & Plumbing

  • Electrical Circuit:
  • 700 Amps - 26,5 V - Lithium House Batteries Bank
  • Starting Battery 75 Amp Agm For Genset
  • Air Breeze D400 Wind Generator Masthead Mounted 300 Watt 24 Volts
  • Solar Panel Upgrade Max 4 X 300 Watts Each
  • 1 Victon Cross Charger 160v => 24v Skylla Tg 24/100
  • 1 Victron 5000/200 Inverter / Charger
  • Electrical Power Distribution System 24v - 130 Amps Capi2 System
  • Ventilation:
  • 6 Nicro Ventilation Solar Panels
  • 1 Electrical Deshumidifier
  • Water Circuit:
  • 2 Freshwater Tanks 350 L X 2 With Wema Gauge At Navigation Table
  • 2 Blackwater Tanks 55 Lx 2 With Wema Gauge At Navigation Table
  • 2 Jabsco Lite Electric Toilets With Macerator Exit Pumps
  • 1 Separate Shower With Thermostatic Faucet
  • 2 Shurflo Fresh Water Pumps
  • 1 Shurflo Saltwater Pump
  • 1 Miele Steam Oven Built In High Pressure
  • 1 Schenker Watermaker

Engine & Mechanical

  • Engines:
  • 2 X 10 Kw Green-motion Electric Retractable Motors
  • 2 Michigan Blade Forward Facing (tractor)
  • Control Panel For Air Breeze
  • Torqueeedo Electric Outboard For Tender
  • 6 X 27v Lithium Mastevolt Batteries For Propulsion (160 Amps)
  • 2 Extra Aluminium Propellers Spare
  • 16.0 Kw 144 V. Polarpower Genset On Volvo Penta Base + 70 Amps 24 V Alternator.
  • 1 Vetus Silencer For Generator
  • Debug For Engines Or Generator (against Algae In Diesel)
  • Floscan Digital Fuel Flow Meter With Total Consumed Diesel

Sails & Rigging

  • Sails:
  • 1 Gv North Sails In Pentex : 80 M2
  • 1 Jib / Genoa North Sails In Pentex : 42 M2
  • 1 North Sail Gennaker With Lines And Blocks 100 M2
  • 1 North Sail Gennaker With Lines And Blocks 75 M2 2.2 Ounce
  • 1 Storm Jib With Inner Halyard Dyneema
  • All Sheets In Dyneema

Additional Information

  • Safety:
  • Muir Anchor Winch
  • 15 Meters Chain For Spare Anchor Totalling 25 Meters
  • 50 Meters Anchor Chain With Rocna Anchor
  • 12 Attwood Automatic Bilges Pumps 63l /min
  • 1 Epirb Mcmurdo
  • 1 Satellite Phone Inmarsat Isatphone Pro
  • 1 Deckband Man Over Board System
  • 1 Ramus Active Radar Deflector Detector
  • 1 Advanced Tracking At-sat-1 Satelitte To Visualize Boat And Distress Button
  • Book Doctor On Board
  • First Aid Kit (extensive)
  • 12 Fenders 8 Mooring Lines 4 Mooring Lubbers
  • 4 Lightweight Inflatable Fendes 30 X 75 And 1 Large
  • Safety Outfit Flares Lifejackets Safety Harnesses Life Lines
  • Anchor Bridle With Stainless Steel Connecting Plate
  • Life Raft Light Weight For 6/8 Pax
  • 1 Search Light
  • Sea Anchor/drogue (for Heavy Winds)
  • All Standing Rigging Was Changed November 22
  • All Running Rigging Changed November 22
  • New Generator October 21.
  • 23 Kw Lithium Batteries. New, August 23
  • Sails Are In Good Condition. Northsails.
  • Small Air Conditioner High-efficiency Running On House Batteries.
  • Brand New Shenker Water Maker, Awaiting Delivery.
  • 18 Kw Lithium House, Batteries New October 20
  • Dual Radar.
  • Dual Anemometer.
  • Dual Hydraulic Auto Pilot.
  • Dual Chart Plotter.
  • Able To Charge On On 110 And 220.
  • Dual 5000 White Chargers And Inverters
  • Spare Everything! Propellers, Electric Motors, Pumps, Valves, Washers, Pipes, Injectors, Pump, Etc. Etc.
  • Set Up For Very Remote Off Grid Sailing.
  • Brand New 4000 W Solar Panels.
  • Brand New Anti-fouling Just Completed.
  • Brand New Taka Cat Lx 340 Dinghy.
  • 2 Torqueedo Outboard Motors With Three Spare Batteries.
  • Ground Tackle, 75 M Of Stainless Steel Chain Attached Via Swivel To A 25 Kg Rocna Anchor, Recently Galvanized.

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