Royal Cape 45 (Florida)

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Asking: $180,000 (USD) Location: Daytona Beach, FL (Florida)
S/V Ego Domi is a Daytona Beach, FL based 2003 Royal Cape 45 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Ego Domi is a 2003 Royal Cape 45 catamaran, for sale by owner. This is a fantastic catamaran, which was purchased 4 years ago for the current asking price and has had constant repairs and upgrades on an ongoing basis ever since.

She was intended to be a family retirement platform, just as the previous owners used her for the same purpose. To that end, repairs were started and upgrades made using top-of-the-line replacements and licensed, insured marine vendors.

Unfortunately, the current owners have had some life and family changes, and will no longer be able to use her as a retirement home. The current owners are motivated to sell due to these issues.

A fantastic family boat, Ego Domi is a bluewater cruising catamaran built in 2003 at Durban, South Africa. She was sailed across the Atlantic to Florida in 2003 by the original owner and never entered into the charter trade.

This is a large, well-appointed catamaran. Royal Cape catamarans are a very good value, are built with solid construction and are well-tried cruising boats. They are built very tough, as they were designed to handle conditions off the African East coast. This boat is great in rough seas with virtually no bridge deck slap due to the buoyancy of the hulls. Being well built, one shouldn’t expect a racing catamaran, but then again, if you’re looking for a catamaran with a large interior volume, which will keep 8 or so guests in consummate comfort, you could make worst choices than this RCC.

Originally built with fiberglass over a wood core as a 5 cabin and 5 head charter boat, she was converted to 4 cabins and 4 heads in 2005 by the previous owners. The 5th cabin was converted into a tool / spare parts/storage room while the 5th head was converted into a battery storage room. During conversion, it was noted that the laminated bulkheads were 2” thick; main bulkhead is 3” in places.

The canvas soft top was also removed and replaced with a walk-on fiberglass hard top with a plexiglass windshield. The original davits were replaced with more rugged ones that would accommodate a larger, heavier, electric winch-lifted dingy and its 25 hp outboard and 2 Air-X wind generators. The previous owners tested these modifications/additions over a period of 13+ years cruising from Florida as far north as Cape Fear, NC and as far south and west as Panama and as far south and east as Martinique.

She has one of the largest, most functional, and better-equipped galleys in this size boat. There is sufficient room and amenities for a cruising family to enjoy extended cruising.

The spacious, main salon has a galley (up) which comes with a Tecnogas 4-burner stove with oven, a 21” wide sink, 4 cabinets and 4 drawers, and an Eccotemp (propane) instant hot water heater. Privacy film added to cockpit/salon doors.

Under the 12-foot horseshoe-shaped settee (also dining area) is a baffled 150 gal. freshwater holding tank/bladder location. Another 6-foot settee on the aft, port side under the 12v and 110v panel boards and TV also houses the Xantrax 3000 inverter/charger and additional storage space. Rounding out this comfortable, utilitarian space are two 12 v refrigerators (Isotherm and Engel), more storage space, an AM/FM, SSB, VHF radios, AIS, and satellite telephone.

The sundowner-friendly covered cockpit (where 6 190w solar panels are mounted) has a port helm station, 2 bench seats, additional comfortable seating for 12 with 2 tables and a DriDeck covered deck. Additional storage in 2 lazarettes as well as a hanging 7 ½’ x 2’ storage basket and a 44”x30”x24” storage locker.

Two-foot wide side decks run forward from the 13.5’x3.5’ stern deck to the bow pulpit seats making her conveniently safe to move around. The entire deck area is surrounded by ss wire lifelines with 5 exits. The 12’x24’ foredeck surrounds the twin, laced trampolines. New trampolines and weatherproof-coated stainless steel hardware installed in 2022.

The ship has 2 large lockers which house 2-20 gallon solenoid equipped propane tanks, multiple dock and hurricane lines, fenders, 8 5-gallon diesel fuel tanks, anchors (delta, Fortress, and CQR). Also on the foredeck is an electric Maxwell windlass attached to a bridled 45 lb. Rocna anchor with 250 feet of Triple-B chain.

Ego Domi’s sloop rigging was completely rebuilt/replaced, and all attachment points strengthened in 2021. The rigging consists of a 836 sq. ft. Mac Sails, fully-battened main (with lazy jacked sail cover; sail serviced in 2021) and 542 sq. ft. roller-furled jib hardware. The 61’ mast sports a fixed, adjustable (from the helm) boom vang and an adjustable whisker pole attached to the mast. Jib lines and main halyard lead back to an electric winch at the helm. The sail is trimmed from a traveler on the rear arch affixed to a manual winch. Additionally, 2 manual, aft of mid ship winches are available for trimming the spinnaker.

In 2021, the (original 64.5’) mast was lowered and a 3-ft section of the fractional topmast was removed (per manufacturer/engineering consultation). The (now) 61’ mast allows Ego Domi to pass under the bridges to navigate the intercoastal waterways in Florida. There is no change to the sail characteristics. All electronics in the mast were replaced (new navigation lights, blue LED spreader lights, new mast-mounted deck lighting, phone wifi, antennas, wind instruments et all). Additionally, the original wiring (within the) mast to the salon/power panel rebuilt/replaced.

Twin, regularly maintained Yanmar 4JH5E 52 hp diesel engines with 3,500 hours each are mated with Yanmar’s SD-60 Sail-drives; new sail drives were installed in 2020. The helm is attached to two hydraulically-driven rams that actuate the twin rudders. Hydraulic steering was serviced/rebuilt in 2022.

In 2020, all fuel lines and the engine mounting-blocks were replaced. The fuel system has been regularly serviced (most recently 2024).

In 2022 – new batteries (2 new 4DAGM Batteries) were installed. A licensed marine electrician rebuilt the battery room in 2021 and replaced all electrical lines and cutoffs from the battery connection to the electrical panel.

The 2018 Aruba 11.5’ RIB, navigationally-lighted dingy with a 25 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard has a comfortable helm seat and wheel.

Upgrades/Repairs

  • 2020 to 2024 Updates/ replacements - All with top-of-the-line parts and licensed/Fl local professional work. Receipts available. All repairs/rebuilds are intended to last for retirement cruising.
  • 2020 to 2021 – Hauled out
  • 2020 to 2021 - All thru-hulls were removed; top-of-the-line Groco brass thru-hulls were installed as replacements.
  • 2020 to 2021 - All hull drain hardware replaced.
  • 2020 to 2021 - Decks surveyed; soft areas removed and replaced (licensed/bonded marine fabricator)
  • 2020 to 2024 - Cockpit electronics regularly tested; nonworking components removed/replaced
  • 2020 to 2022 - Battery room rebuilt from hull inward.
  • 2020 to 2022 – Trampolines and all hardware replaced with tighter weave (pet safe)
  • 2020 to 2024 - Electrical system rebuilt ,serviced, re-organized, and re-sealed (where appropriate).
  • 2020 to 2022 - Mast lowered, shortened, rebuilt - brand new top of the line components (including new spreader lights and under boat (blue LED) lighting)
  • 2020 - Blackwater lines removed
  • 2020 - Freshwater lines removed - routing system rebuilt
  • 2020 - Engine mounts replaced
  • 2021 - Fuel lines replaced, tanks serviced
  • 2022 - Sail replaced
  • 2023 - New bilge pumps (old were replaced and additional pumps added throughout)
  • 2023 - New fire extinguishers
  • 2023 - Steering wheel rebuilt
  • 2024 - All hatches removed, cleaned, reseated and resealed
  • 2024 - Main windows cleaned, reseated and resealed

Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V Ego Domi
Model:45
Year Built:2003
Builder:Royal Cape Catamaran (Durban, South Africa)
Designer:Van de Stadt
Loa:45' 0 / 13.7 M
Lwl:45 0 / 13.7 M
Beam:28' 0 / 8.50 M
Draft:4 0 / 1.25 M
Displacement:41887 LBS / 19 tons
Mast Height:61' / 18.5 M
Speed:Cruising (2,000 RPM) approx. 6.5 kn
Fuel Tanks:45
Water Tanks:150G
Holding Tanks:10G
Cabins:4
Heads:4
Galley Location:up
Engines:● 2 x Yanmar 4JH5E 52 hp diesel engines
Engine Hours:3500
Sails:● 836 sq. ft Mainsail has 3 ringed reefs (2016) - mainsail replaced 2021
● 542 sq. ft Furling jib hardware, sail removed

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Construction

  • Originally built with fiberglass over a wood core
  • 5 cabin and 5 head charter boat converted to 4 cabins and 4 heads in 2005 .
  • The 5th cabin was converted into a tool / spare parts/storage room
  • The 5th head was converted into a battery storage room.
  • During conversion, it was noted that the laminated bulkheads were 2” thick; main bulkhead is 3” in places.

Accommodations

  • 2 master cabins (space for queen-size mattress; great playroom for kids on wet days)
  • 2 standard aft cabins (storage available under berths)
  • Galley Up
  • Roomy Salon
  • Splendide washer/dryer
  • A/C wired/ducted - 2 units
  • 4 heads

Salon

  • main salon has a galley (up)
  • Privacy film added to cockpit/salon doors.
  • 12-foot horseshoe-shaped settee (also dining area)
  • baffled 150 gal. freshwater holding tank/bladder location.
  • Another 6-foot settee on the aft
  • port side under the 12v and 110v panel boards and TV also houses the Xantrax 3000 inverter/charger and additional storage space. Rounding out this comfortable, utilitarian space are
  • two 12 v refrigerators (Isotherm and Engel),
  • more storage space,
  • an AM/FM, SSB, VHF radios, AIS, and
  • satellite telephone.

Galley

  • Galley up
  • Tecnogas 4-burner stove with oven
  • 21” wide sink
  • 4 cabinets and 4 drawers (lots of storage)
  • Eccotemp (propane) instant hot water heater.

Cockpit

  • The sundowner-friendly covered cockpit
  • 6 190w solar panels are mounted
  • port helm station
  • 2 bench seats
  • additional comfortable seating for 12 with 2 tables and a
  • DriDeck covered deck.
  • Additional storage in 2 lazarettes as well as a
  • hanging 7 ½’ x 2’ storage basket and
  • a 44”x30”x24” storage locker.

Electronics

  • Furuno FAP-300 autopilot
  • Garmin chart plotter 4208
  • Water temperature and oil gauges
  • Tachometer
  • Twin engine controls
  • Standard Horizon HX150 handheld VHF radio
  • Norpro water cooled Generator with Yanmar engine, 9 KW 120 v
  • Xantrax 3000 inverter/charger
  • 2 x Air-X wind generators
  • 6 x 190-watt solar panels
  • 2 4DAGM battery
  • 2 x 25’ 30 amp power cables
  • 2 x splitters, 30 amp and 50 amp
  • 2 x 12 volt start batteries
  • Flush mount LED lights throughout
  • Outback charge controller for solar panels

Electrical

  • Battery room rebuilt from hull inward
  • Electrical system rebuilt from mast to panel
  • Electrical system rebuilt from battery room to panes
  • Electrical cabinet services, re-organized and re-sealed 2022-2023

Deck & Hull

  • 2ft wide decks running aft to bow on both sides
  • ss wire lifelines with 5 exits
  • 12ft x 24ft front deck with
  • twin laced trampolines (replaced with all hardware in 2022)
  • All Decks surveyed and all soft areas removed and replaced by licensed marine fabricator in 2020

Sails & Rigging

  • 836 sq. ft Mainsail has 3 ringed reefs (2016) - mainsail replaced 2021
  • 542 sq. ft Furling jib hardware, sail removed
  • 3 Anderson-Scandinavia 28ST Winches
  • 1 Lewmar 40 Electric
  • 2 Lewmar 28
  • Mast lowered, shortened, rebuilt - fractional removed, no change to sailing characteristics, will now go under intercostal bridges (Professional sail makers and original boat builders consulted)
  • Mast rebuilt with brand new top of the line components (including new spreader lights and under boat (blue LED) lighting) - 2022

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 x Yanmar 4JH5E 52 hp diesel engines - fully serviced - all fuel lines replaced, fuel polished, engine mounts rebuilt, steering rebuilt
  • 3,500 Engine hours
  • Engine compartments in each sugar scoop area (not inside/not in living area); ease of access
  • Yanmar’s SD-60 Sail-drives
  • 10 and 35 gallon fuel holding tanks
  • Water Maker 12v Katadyn 6 mph
  • Water Maker 120 v DIY 16 gph

Tender

  • 2018 Aruba 11.5’ RIB
  • 25 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard
  • Center console
  • bench seat

Navigation Equipment

  • Furuno FAP-300 autopilot
  • Garmin chart plotter 4208

Safety

  • PFDs + foul weather harnesses
  • 2 40’ jacklines
  • 3-man, provisioned intercoastal Life Raft in progress (replaced 2024)
  • Flare Guns with various shells
  • 3 Fire extinguishers
  • EPIRP
  • 2 throwable life cushions with drogues
  • Spotlights
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Horn
  • Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors - replaced 2022

Anchor & Docking

  • Maxwell windlass
  • bridled 65 lb. Rocna anchor with 250 ft chain
  • delta anchor
  • Fortress anchor
  • CQR anchor

Miscellaneous

  • Various tools, lots of stainless steel fasteners/hardware, parts/spares, extra lines, expendables
  • Cruising books and guides
  • Mechanical and Electrical reference books
  • Various Owner’s manuals
  • NEW LED lighting under the catamaran installed fore and aft (evening lights, blue)

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