S/V Salty Pineapple is a 1997 Gemini 105M Sailing Catamaran (Hull # 573). She has spent the majority of her life in the Chesapeake and Connecticut areas and was recently relocated to SWFL (Punta Gorda / Port Charlotte) where my wife and I now live. She has been well maintained for her entire life and has a number of items that have been replaced and upgraded over the years along with regular maintenance. She is a USCG registered vessel, and we have a recent Survey that was completed in Sept of 2020 that can be provided to serious buyers. Delivery assistance may be available within a reasonable distance. She fits through the Okeechobee Waterway if you are on the Atlantic Side of the state or elsewhere on the east coast.
Below is a rundown of the boats systems as well as a short list of additional items that are included, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or wish to schedule time to come see the boat.
The aging Westerbeke diesel and problematic drive leg were replaced in 2019 with a brand-new Yamaha T25 25hp high thrust 4 stroke outboard engine purchased through SIM Yamaha, so the motor is only a couple years old and has limited hours on her. She will cruise at 4-6 knots depending on sea conditions, wind, current, etc and we routinely saw 7+ knots when we had favorable currents on the trip from CT to FL. She’s easy on gas, we don’t have exact numbers but it appears to be somewhere around 1gph give or take. She maintains her factory twin 18-gallon fuel tanks that were removed, fully cleaned and inspected and re-installed as part of the repower. A small ~6 gallon auxiliary Yamaha fuel tank is also included.
She has pressure water, twin 30-gallon water tanks, a single 18 gallon holding tank and the previous owner also installed a small fresh water tank (2-3 gallons) below the counter in each hull attached to electric water faucets for fresh drinking water. The head was replaced with a Raritan Elegance electric marine head which works wonderfully. A tank level monitoring system has been installed for both fresh water tanks with provisions to hook it up to read the levels in the holding tank as well if desired.
She had new sails installed around 10 years ago, the main has two reef points and the head sail is a Genoa on a roller furling. Sails are in good condition. Running rigging has been maintained and replaced as needed, all running rigging is in fair to new condition. Standing rigging is believed to be original but not showing any signs of issues. A rig tuning tool and two bosun chairs are included.
Her electrical systems have been upgraded over the years; she currently houses 4 x 235AH Duracell GC2 6V Golf Cart batteries (1-2 years old) providing a total capacity of 470AH @ 12V. She also has a 305W LG solar panel installed on the dinghy davits charging the starting battery and house bank via a Duo Solar Charge Controller. There is an additional battery in the front sail locker with a small dedicated solar panel that runs the recently installed Maxwell RC6 electric windlass. A Rocna style anchor with newer chain is included, along with two additional backup anchors. A virtually new Mantis anchor bridle is included as well. A new Victron battery charger was recently installed with Bluetooth connectivity for configuration and monitoring. A SmartPlug shore power receptacle and new 50’ 30A Cordset were recently added to replace the aging shore power connections and provide a safer more reliable connection method.
S/V Salty Pineapple has a full complement of navigation equipment including a recently installed Raymarine ES78 Multifunction unit, i70 wind/speed/depth gauge, and a Raymarine EV1+P70 autopilot. There is a radar reflector installed as well as an older Raymarine radar unit that is not hooked up. Also installed is a yacht devices Multiplexer that takes all of your instrument data on the NMEA network and broadcasts it over a wifi network, allowing you to use a phone, ipad, tablet, etc for navigation while still getting all the pertinent information from the boat instruments. The wind speed/direction recently stopped working (most of the time), and I have not had a chance to troubleshoot yet.
A 12000 BTU CruiseAir reverse cycle heat and air conditioning unit is installed under the bench just inside the door from the cockpit and works wonderful.
Bottom paint was done about a year ago give or take and regular bottom cleanings have been done as well – the most recent of which was done about 2-3 weeks ago.
Recently installed is a large 6.0 Cubic Foot NovaKool refrigerator replacing the Dometic propane/110v refrigerator. This was done to reduce the reliance on propane and the amount of heat being generated in the cabin. She will auto switch between 110v and 12v and has a separate fridge and freezer. Two 11lb Fiberglass propane tanks are included to run the propane 2 burner range and on demand propane water heater in the head. Safety wise all required equipment is onboard, at least 6 standard life jackets are included with the sale, newer fire extinguishers (5) have been installed, there are two flare kits (including flare guns) as well as updated (Current) flares for them, and an air horn. Propane detectors were installed in each rear cabin to add piece of mind when the propane is turned on, and there is a Smoke Detector onboard.
All hatches have hinged insect screens. A leak was reported on the survey for the hatch / window in the head but we have not noticed much in the way of water intrusion, during a driving rain some water was noticed from the rear most port side hatch but we have not yet had a chance to address that.
Inside the salon cushions have all been recently cleaned and are in good shape, the table is on a height adjustable leg, 5 Camfro fans were installed in the last year or so (two in the salon, one in each cabin. The rear cabins (2) each have a ‘double’ size bed along with small hanging closets, and some additional storage spaces. The main cabin is forward and houses a queen bed along with generous storage. LED lights have been installed throughout the cabin. Wood has all been kept in good condition. The previous owner modified the starboard side inside wall (back side of sette) to provide additional storage for plates, bowls and condiments. A microwave is installed and included in the galley.
The cockpit has a custom (removable) bench seat at the helm, cushions for the cockpit seating, a custom fold out Bimini that provides additional protection from sun and rain beyond the hard top, the bimini also has a built-in screen enclosure for those buggy anchorages.
At the stern are two generous sized lazarettes with plenty of room for toys and equipment, inboard from those are a set of dinghy davits. There is a manual winch / crane above the davits to assist with hoisting a dinghy, a dinghy outboard and so on. There are steps at the back of each hull for easy access to the water and a flip down swim ladder on the starboard side for easy in and out of the water.
Flip up rudders and crank up/down centerboards means you can get into water less than 2’ deep. The rudder steering system has been integrated into the outboard so it turns with the rudders offering excellent maneuverability.
Her exterior is in fair to good shape, the hulls could use a good polish and wax, the deck is in good shape, it has some of the trademark Gemini spider cracking that virtually every Gemini catamaran has, most boats we’ve looked at had more / worse cracking than ours – she’s been kept up over the years and washed regularly. One of the windows in the hard top over the cockpit has a small crack in it but it doesn’t leak. No soft spots were found in the deck or hull during our survey or since. Overall, the boat is in good condition with a majority of the major maintenance and upgrades complete. She’s ready to go sailing and an excellent boat for the shallow waters of SWFL.
|Catamaran Name:||S/V Salty Pineapple|
|Builder:||Performance Cruising Inc.|
|Construction:||Vinylester resins to bond a barrier coat of 1.5-ounce mat then two layers of 18 x 15 Cofab mat. The foredeck and cabin top are cored with 1/2″ end-grain balsa, as are cockpit areas in which there are no deck fittings.|
|Loa:||33' 6" ( 10.21 m)|
|Lwl:||31' 9" ( 9.75 m)|
|Beam:||14' 0" ( 4.27 m)|
|Headroom:||6 ft 1 in|
|Draft:||Max Draft: 5' 6" ( 1.52 m) / Min Draft: 1' 6" ( .46 m)|
|Bridgedeck Clearance:||18 in|
|Speed:||Cruising 5-6 Knots, Hull Speed ~10 knots|
|Fuel Tanks:||36 Gallons|
|Water Tanks:||60 Gallons|
|Holding Tanks:||18 Gallons|
|Engines:||2019 Yamaha 25HP|
|Engine Hours:||Est 100-150|
|Fuel Consumption:||Est 1 gallon / Hour|
|Sails:||Original Main and Genoa (stained)
~10-12 year old Battened Main w/ 2 Reef Points
~10-12 year old Genoa
- Two Small Double Cabins aft
- Hanging lockers and storage in each cabin.
- Master cabin forward with queen size berth
- Large Settee with fold out table that seats 6+
- Cushions for the sette are in excellent condition.
- Raritan Elegance Electric-flush toilet
- Instant hot water heater.
- Cushions for the cockpit are included
- Covers for both large forward-facing windows
- 4 Bomar hatches
- 2 Burner Range
- Dual Basin Sink w/ Cutting Board Cover
- Pull-out Faucet w/ sprayer
- NovaKool 6 CuFt 12/110V Fridge/Freezer
- Stainless Steel Microwave
- Assortment of pots/pans
- Pressure Water
- Raymarine es78 MFD
- Raymarine EV1+P70 Autopilot
- Raymarine i70 Tri-data display
- YachtDevices NMEA Multiplexer
- VHF Radio
- AM/FM/CD Player with bluetooth transceiver
- Tank level monitor for freshwater tanks
- Propane/Gas detectors in each aft cabin
- Victron 30A Bluetooth Capable Battery Charger (new)
- 4 x Duracell GC2 Batterys (12v / 430AH) (1-2 years old)
- 305W LG Solar Panel
- Duo Solar Charge Controller
- 35w Solar panel (Sail locker / Windlass Battery)
- Windlass Battery
- Starting Battery w/ VSR
- 2500W Inverter
- Battery Monitor
- New SmartPlug shore power receptacle with 50' cord
Anchor & Docking
- Maxwell RC6 Windlass
- CQR Anchor w/ all-chain rode (80-100')
- Fortress Anchor
- Additional Anchor w/ ~150' rode
- Fenders (Multiple)
- Dock Lines (Multiple)
- Like-New Mantis anchor bridle
Sails & Rigging
- 10-12 year old Battened Main w/ 2 Reef Points
- 10-12 year old Genoa
- Roller furling for the genoa
- Original sails are included though stained
- Features a sailrite stack pack and lazy jacks
- Fairly new Harken 2 speed self tailing winch installed on mast for raising/lowering the main
- Winchrite electric winch handle is included
- Standing rigging appears to be in good condition
- Running rigging has been replaced as-needed and is in good to great condition
Engines & Mechanical
- Yamaha 25HP outboard engine (new 2019) with Electric Trim/Tilt
- Outboard steers with rudders for excellent maneuverability
- Twin 18 gallon fuel tanks
- Fuel/Water Separator
- Runs 5-6 knots at cruising RPM with fair conditions.
- Sips fuel (~1gph at cruise)
- Katadyn PowerSurvivor 80E is included but not installed - my understanding is this needs a new pressure vessel and membrane, may need other parts as well, included as-is with sale.
- Two Flair kits w/ flair guns.
- Update Flares
- Air Horn
- 7+ Life Jackets included + horseshoe throwable
- USCG Documentation plate is installed (This is a registered vessel)