Joubert 78 Custom Trimaran (Greece)

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Asking: $972,239 (USD) Location: Rhodes, GR (Greece)
S/V Conan is a Rhodes, GR based 1988 Joubert Custom Trimaran 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.

CONAN is a spectacular 78 foot trimaran that has been operated by its sole owners since its inception. The owners have sailed it on adventures to remote locations in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. More recently, they have operated the yacht very successfully in the Mediterranean and Red Sea. The yacht is uniquely laid out to carry up to 12 guests in 6 double cabins + 3 crew.

The yacht was designed for short-handed maneuvering (separate maneuver cockpit) and is equipped with robust and redundant systems for cruising to very remote locations in total autonomy. It is powered by three diesel engines, all direct drive: Volvo 350 HP in the central hull, Perkins 60 HP in each ama. The yacht carries 5000 liters of fuel in 3 tanks giving it an almost unlimited range. The over-speced Marechal aluminum mast has three headstays (three furling headsails) and double shrouds on each side. Two Westerbeke generators (18 Kw and 8.5 Kw) keep all of the onboard systems running. The air conditioning and refrigeration systems are professional grade and have maximum redundancy to meet the needs of a busy charter schedule for up to 12 guests. They just don’t build yachts like this anymore.

If you are looking to circumnavigate or to sail to the high latitudes, the yacht will take you there and more. In comfort and total safety. The trimaran design and 78 foot waterline offer a very sea-kindly motion, especially in heavy seas. The three full keels are built to beach the boat.

If you have interest in pursuing this yacht’s very successful charter activity, all is in place. The yacht is owned by a Greek corporation that flies the Greek flag. It is VAT paid and its corporate status gives it numerous advantages to operate in Greece and the EU. Please see the detailed specification for more details on it’s corporate status and charter opportunities.


Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V Conan
Model: Custom Trimaran
Year Built:1988
Designer:Michel Joubert
Loa:78 ft
Beam:27' 5"
Fuel Tanks:1 (5000 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (5000 Gallons)
Heads: 7
Engines:Perkins 60 hp / Perkins 60 hp / Volvo 305 hp

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SPECS

  • Builder: Technicoque
  • Designer: Michel Joubert

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length Overall: 78 ft
  • Beam Measure: 27' 5"

ENGINE(S)

  • Total Power: 425
  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 60 hp

  • Total Power: 425
  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 60 hp

  • Total Power: 425
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 305 hp

Specifications

  • Designer: Michel Joubert
  • Build year: 1988 (France)
  • Refits: 2003, 2014, 2022
  • Flag: Greece
  • Reason for sale: owner retiring from career in charter (age 69)
  • Length: 23,90 m
  • Beam: 8,40 m
  • Draft: 2,10 m
  • Displacement: 45 tons
  • Passenger capacity: 12 guests + 3 crew

Current VAT/Corporate Charter Status

  • Selling the package that includes the yacht + NEPA Nereis Yachting corporation – Greek flag.
  • Simple sale of shares – fast and simple title transfer procedure.
  • Yacht can be made available quickly.
  • Benefit from the numerous advantages of the Greek corporation for EU waters.
  • Boat operates under commercial Greek flag NEPA with charter license still valid for 3 years. Fuel, parts, maintenance and all that concerns the operation of the boat comes under NEPA corporation and is VAT exempt.
  • No taxes for the NEPA corporation; VAT on charters is 13% only.
  • CONAN is well known to international charter brokers. CONAN is the last is the last yacht accepted and listed by MYBA: the major network used by charter brokers around the world.
  • Yacht is VAT paid.
  • Annual NEPA fees are reasonable: 3000 Euros/year all inclusive.

Design brief

  • Yacht designed for world cruising + charter in the Indian Ocean Seychelles. Custom built under supervision of a surveyor. Custom built for owner specifications and requirements, not built to be put on the market. This implies a strength and reliability imperative (notably structural bulkheads).
  • Yacht designed to be maneuvered and managed by a couple. Yacht is ideal for a liveaboard couple and for charter (12 passengers + 3-4 crew). The boat possesses a dedicated maneuver cockpit where all sheets are grouped together (except halyards).
  • The trimaran hull shape is very sea-kindly as it eliminates or attenuates the impact of choppy seas or large waves under the bridge-deck. It allows a much calmer passage against a heavy sea state.
  • Designed for cruising in tropical waters: excellent natural ventilation without air conditioning originally (air con later installed to meet the marketing demands of charter). Outstanding sun protection with two hardtops.
  • Simplicity and reliability of equipment. Oversized mast, rigging and hardware.
  • Unsinkable yacht.
  • Fixed keels for voluntary beaching (boatyards) or involuntary grounding to protect the hulls. 10 cm thickness of fiberglass at sole of each hull.
  • All areas of the yacht are accessible and can be dismantled. Interior furniture can be dismantled and electrical and plumbing is accessible.
  • Designer: Michel Joubert (France), very well known for his cruising and racing cats.
  • Builder: Technicoque at La Rochelle, France. La Rochelle being, with Brittany, one of the major centers of multihull construction in France. Technicoque has built large transoceanic cats including Charente Maritime which won a transatlantic race. Michel Joubert who resides nearby was able to oversee the build.
  • Construction: Built on female molds. Isopthalic polyester resin sandwich over PVC Airex foam. Reinforced in critical areas with unidirectional (UD) fiberglass and epoxy. Structural bulkheads reinforced with marine ply and glassed 30mm/UD. Deck is polyester sandwich.
  • The center hull is built in vinylester/airex foam 30 mm/density 80 Kg/m3 sandwich. The center hull keel is 7 m long and serves to stabilize the yacht when hauled. This keel facilitates hauls by marine railway systems that can be found in numerous places around the world. This avoids the use of the travelift which exerts enormous pressure on a multihull. The keel has a 10 cm sole of solid glass for beaching.
  • Important design feature: TEUG deck – this design developed by Michel Joubert gives the boat numerous advantages:
  • Significantly larger interior volume. Engine rooms under the floorboards. Large storage areas. Storage along the entire length of the boat.
  • Fuel and water tanks centered. Reduces hobby horsing.
  • Several watertight compartments make the boat unsinkable.
  • Important point for a yacht of this size: ability to position all heads (domestic sized heads) above the waterline draining into holding tanks, accepting toilet paper. A feature that is very appreciated by clients.
  • Deck plan that is clear of clutter and facilitates clean running of lines.
  • Lower profile for reduced windage.

Accomodations

  • Salon with dining table for 8 pax + TV + chart table
  • Very large galley 5m long, Gaudin 4 burner stove and professional oven; extractor; ample storage.
  • 6 double cabins with ensuite bathrooms. Master cabin is equipped with TV.
  • 2 crew cabins including one with double bed and bathroom.
  • 1 workshop including water filter, vice, lathe
  • 1 sail locker
  • 3 engine bays each equipped with automatic fire extinguisher

Interior/Galley Equipment

  • Lighting: all LED for minimal power consumption
  • 1 x 350 L freezer: includes two independent cooling systems:
  • Two cold plates running off of 2000W/220V compressor + 1 back-up 2000W compressor
  • Two cold plates running off of 1000W/220V compressor
  • 1 refrigerator 400 L with two independent cooling systems:
  • One cold plate running of 2000W/220V compressor
  • Two cold plates running off 600W/220V by generator or inverter
  • The single 2000W compressor is sufficient for the freezer and refrigerator: 1 hour of generator time per day is sufficient to cover all refrigeration needs (stop gen at -22C).
  • Air conditioning: Twin systems CLD Webasto/cold water chiller. 2 twin compressors (1 compressor suffices to run the whole boat). The 7 cabins are equipped with 12000 BTU compressors each, master has 16000 BTU compressor. Air conditioning is lightly used as the boat is very well ventilated.

Fuel & Water

  • Fuel tanks (3): 3000 L + 1000 L + 1000 L for 3500 miles of range
  • Water tanks (5): 2 x 1500 L; 2x 1000 L; 200 L
  • Hot water: 150 L heated via electrical resistance or via engine.

Navigation and Communication

  • Raymarine autopilot + rudder angle indicator
  • Garmin sounder
  • Forward looking sounder Echopilot
  • VDO electronic compass
  • Cetrek wind direction/speed

Electricity and Power Generation

  • Electrical systems on board: 220V, 24V, 12V
  • 1 x 16Kw Westerbeke, 220V single phase
  • 1 x 8.5 kw Westerbeke, 220V single phase
  • Chargers: 220V/24V: 1 x 100 a/h; 1 x 80 a/h; 1 50 a/h
  • Charger/inverter: 1 x 60 a/h
  • Inverter 24V/220V: 2 x 2000 W
  • Surge protectors: one voltage regulator for 24V and one for 12V
  • Lightning protection: rod and grounding via shroud
  • House batteries: tubular technology batteries/cycles 12 elements x 2V/ total 24V, model HVT7

Exterior Equipment

  • Windlass: 2000 W, chain 14mm/140 m and anchor are accessible from the deck. The windlass has two chainwheels and one drum for the mainsail halyard or various uses including the docklinesetc.
  • Anchors x 3: 1 stainless steel Spade, 85 kg; 2 FOB 60 and 45 kg.
  • Davits: electric 24V for the 4,20 m dinghy/70 HP Yamaha outboard
  • Dive compressors: 2 Bauer Utilus 10 and 5 dive bottles
  • Dinghy: RIB 4,20 m Joker with 70 HP Yamaha outboard engine
  • Ventilation: From the outset, the yacht was built for use in the tropics. It is purposefully well ventilated via a multitude of deck and topside hatches 34 in total. Special attention was provided to the cabins. The hatches are oriented to capture air and deflect it towards the interior of the boat. Ventilation is optimized by the large hatch in the salon (3m2) which opens to an angle of 100 degrees off the plane of the deck. This large panel also allows the removal of the main engine under the floorboards of the salon. Specific to CONAN: all the fixed plexiglass windows have been removed and replaced with composite and opening hatches which makes for a cool yacht in the summer.
  • Rainwater catchment: the coach roof has a teak fiddle around its circumference to collect rainwater with a valve that allows feeding to the reservoir or sending overboard.
  • Steering: mechanical with Goiot parts: chain + cables/ 3 rudders. Simple and reliable. No issues.
  • Prop shafts: 3 straight shafts. The two shafts associated with the Perkins engines in the amas can be removed underwater just as the cutlass bearings (40 mm, 1 per shaft). All shafts are installed with shaft seals by Ercem/Maucour France.
  • Paint systems for hull and rig: mast and hulls are painted in Sicomin alkyl-urethane (same as All-Grip). The advantage of Sicomin is that it can be polished. Good for 15 years. Yacht painted in 1995, 2003, 2014 13 coats.
  • Anti-osmosis treatment: the amas have a reinforced anti-osmosis barrier consisting of 2 layers of 600 gram fiberglass and Sicomin epoxy treatment. The center hull is vinylester and has a Sicomin epoxy treatment for added security.

Sails and Rigging

  • Mast: Marechal aluminum over-specified for a multihull, inertia 15,5 kg/m, length 20 meters, repainted in 2021
  • Standing rigging: Soromap, replaced in 2010. Double self-supporting and over-specified
  • Mainsail: 100 m2
  • Solent: 55 m2
  • Genoa: 80 m2 (2010)
  • Gennaker: 110 m2 (2010)
  • The three headsails listed above are always in place on Profurl P52 furlers to facilitate sail changes. Possible to make larger sails via a lengthening of the boom.
  • 2 asymmetric spinnakers
  • 1 heavy symmetric spinnaker for deep sailing angles

Engines

  • 2 x 60 HP Perkins for the amas [Perkins engines and gearboxes refitted in 2023]
  • Max RPM: 3400
  • 7 kts at 2800 RPM, consumption (2 engines) 8 l/h. Possible to upgrade the power to 80 HP by adding a turbo.
  • Hurth mechanical gearbox
  • Straight shaft, shaft seal Ercem Maucour France.
  • Propellers: fixed three blade
  • 1 x 12V battery/engine
  • 305 HP Volvo for the central hull
  • Max RPM: 2800
  • 9 kts at 2000 RPM (main engine alone), consumption 30 l/h
  • Hydraulic gearbox, twin disc
  • Straight shaft, shaft seal Ercem
  • Propeller: J-Prop 4 blade variable pitch (can be adjusted in the water)
  • 24V battery for this engine only.
  • The three engines are each equipped with a 24v alternator 160A.

Large Spare Parts Inventory

  • 1 rebuilt Perkins engine. Ready for installation.
  • 1 Perkins engine block
  • 1 Perkins cylinder head
  • 2 rebuilt Hurth gear boxes, ready to install
  • 2 Perkins injection pumps
  • Perkins parts: 4 raw water pumps. 1 fresh water pump, 2 heat exchangers, 2 alternators. 2 starter motors, 1 set of injectors, 1 Ercem shaft seal kit with ring and bellow, 1 stop solenoid, numerous parts and special tools.
  • Westerbeke generator parts:
  • 16 Kw generator: injection pump, starter motor, electric fuel pump, alternator, 2 raw water pumps. 1 fresh water pump, 1 set of injectors
  • 8.5 Kw generator: fresh water pump, raw water pump, starter motor, alternator
  • Volvo 305 HP engine parts: 1 turbo (new), 1 Ercem shaft seal kit with ring and bellow.
  • Windlass: spare motor
  • Outboard engine: 1 back-up x 40 HP Yamaha, 2 stroke; steering and throttle assembly.

Sailing History

  • Launched September 1988
  • Depart La Rochelle December 1988
  • Arrive Seychelles in January 1989 in 4 stages including a stop in Red Sea
  • Depart Seychelles February 1989 – 2 crew
  • Arrive Turkey April 1989 after Force 10 storm
  • 1989 to 2000: charters in Mediterranean in summer and charter in Red Sea (Egypt) in the winter
  • 2000-2022: charters Mediterranean
  • The trimaran sails year round between Italy and Turkey since 2014 and is very recognizable and appreciated by clients and the crew alike.
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Alexis @ The Multihull Company

By Alexis @ The Multihull Company

Alexis grew up racing dinghies in the waters of Brittany, France. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and developed his interest in offshore cruising and racing in New England and the Bahamas. Alexis began his professional yachting career as a charter captain sailing the storied seas of French Polynesia on a Fountaine-Pajot Marquises 56 catamaran. There he developed a talent for sharing and communicating his love for bluewater sailing to his worldly guests. More recently, Alexis spent ten years managing Nautor’s Swan Charters, a high-end charter company with over fifty Swans based in the Caribbean, New England and the Mediterranean. While at Nautor’s Swan, Alexis coordinated sales of new yachts through the French defiscalisation program. He later instituted a successful yacht sales and management program to develop the fleet in non-French territories. This experience gave him substantial experience in the many facets of yacht sales and brokerage in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Alexis is bilingual English-French. He was educated in the United States and has worked in the US, Europe and the Caribbean. He has sailed extensively on multihulls and particularly enjoys performance cats.