Catamaran For Sale -- St Francis 50 (New Zealand)

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Asking: $635,000 (USD) Location: Whangarei (New Zealand)
S/V Noonsun is a Whangarei based 2009 St Francis 50 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

S/V Noonsun is a 2009 ST Francis 50, hull #10. She has been our home for the last 15 months as we have sailed up and down the east coast of the US, across the Caribbean Sea, and now across the Pacific. Noonsun is currently in New Zealand.

The St Francis 50 offers improved speed, reduced transom immersion and turbulence, plus better motion characteristics, better looks, and more platform space, than it’s predecessor St Francis 48.  

Noonsun had a full refit in 2018 and has been systematically updated ever since. She is outfitted for long distance sailing, sustainability and comfort. She is a sophisticated yacht with all the modern conveniences of a home and yet she is a passage-maker of note, capable of crossing oceans at an average of 200-plus nautical miles per day.  Her systems are easy to maintain.  This is a truly serious ocean voyager for serious sailors. No silly fly-bridge, no exposed helm on this cat.

S/V Noonsun sails extremely well, is sturdily built and easy to operate short-handed with lines led aft, electric winches and an electric-furling headsail.  Construction is cutting-edge technology: foam core, resin-infused, vinyl-ester is used throughout the layup. The St Francis 50 offers one of the largest cockpits available, and has a “U” shaped dinette on port with folding leaves which convert easily from a cocktail to dining table. There is additional seating on stbd just aft of the raised, but protected, helm station.

Additionally, she is shaft-driven, which means no problematic saildrives. Her two 75hp turbo Yanmar engines allow her to motor fast and efficiently, cruising at 6.5 kts on one engine and 8.5 kts on two.

Noonsun has a large inventory of spare parts for every system.  Please see below.

*** May 2021 Survey available upon request ***

Recent Upgrades

  • New 2022 Lithium Batteries (3x300 AH Relion HP)
  • New 2022 rudders (After corrosion was found on the original rudder shafts in Panama)
  • New high-output Balmar alternator and smart regulator (2022)
  • New hydraulic steering system (2021-2022)
  • New Furuno TZTouch3 Chartplotter (2021)
  • Yamaha 25 HP 4-stroke Outboard Engine (2021)
  • 110V Washing Machine (2021)
  • 220V Clothes Dryer (2020)
  • Highfield 3.60 Hypalon with Aluminum bottom Dinghy (2020)
Catamaran Name:S/V Noonsun
Year Built:2009
Builder:St Francis Marine (South Africa)
Designer:Angelo Lavranos
Construction:Fiberglass sandwich foam
Beam:26' 3"
Draft:4' 2"
Displacement:26,500 lbs
Mast Height:72'
Speed:7 knots cruise / 9 knots max
Fuel Tanks:312 gal (1180L)
Water Tanks:355 gal (1350L)
Holding Tanks:Holding Tank: 72 gal (270L)
Galley Location:Down
Engines:2x 75hp Yanmar 4JH4-TE
Engine Hours:3150
Sails:Genoa 573 ft2 (Quantum - 2018)
Mainsail 883 ft2 (Quantum – 2018)
Code Zero 1329 ft2 (Quantum – 2018)
Asymmetrical Spinnaker (Quantum – 2009)
Staysail 204 ft2 (Quantum – 2009)

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Catamaran Inventory

General Construction

  • Overall Length: 50’ (15.25m)
  • Beam: 26’3” (8m)
  • Draft: 4’2” (1.25m)
  • Vertical Clearance: 74’ (22.55m)
  • Mast Height: 64’ (19.5m)


  • 4 staterooms, each with a queen-size, organic cotton foam mattress (2018)
  • 3 heads with electric flush toilets, 2 showers and 1 bath-tub.
  • Ultraleather interior cushions (2018)
  • 12V LED lighting throughout – very nice ambient lighting
  • 2 x 16000 BTU Webasto AC units
  • 6 x Caframo Sirocco II Fans
  • 110V Washing Machine (2021)
  • 220V Clothes Dryer (2020)
  • Isotemp Hot Water Heater (electric and engine heated)
  • Samsung 40” TV and powered TV Antenna
  • 12V Roguewave wifi extender
  • USB powered wifi router


  • The galley is in the port hull.
  • 4-Burner LPG Stove
  • Vented Hood
  • LPG Oven
  • Microwave
  • Corian Countertops with double stainless-steel sink (2018)
  • 2 x Dometic Refrigerators
  • 1 x Built-in chest freezer
  • Isotherm 120V Icemaker

Cockpit & Deck

  • Magma Grill on swing-arm mount (2018)
  • Full Cockpit enclosure – both Phifertex and Eisenglass (2018)
  • Sunbrella cockpit cushions (2018)


  • Viking 8-person Offshore Life raft (2018, recertified 2021)
  • MOB pole
  • Flares, PFD’s, Ditch Kit
  • Jacklines on deck and under hull

Electricity Generation

  • 1410W Solar Panels (upgraded 2019)
  • Balmar High Output XT 170 Alternator (2022)
  • Victron MPPT Charge Controllers
  • Cummins Onan 220V Generator (3600 hrs)

Navigation, Instrumentation and Communications:

  • Furuno TZtouch3 Chartplotter at helm (2021)
  • Furuno Autopilot
  • 4 x Furuno F170 Color MFDs
  • Furuno AIS/GPS
  • ICOM IC-M506 VHF Radio
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSB Radio
  • IridiumGO with hard-mount antenna
  • LeComble & Schmitt Hydraulic Steering system (2021-2022)
  • - New Autopilot Pump
  • - 2 x New Steering Cylinders
  • - New Hydraulic Hoses
  • Both rudders were replaced in 2022 due to pitting corrosion found on original rudder posts
  • - Includes new rudder bushings


  • Water: 355 gal (1350L)
  • Fuel: 312 gal (1180L)
  • Holding Tank: 72 gal (270L)
  • LPG: 2x 18 lbs fiberglass tanks (Campingaz convertible)


  • 220v Sea Recovery 50 gallon-per-hour watermaker
  • Spare membrane

Sails & Rigging

  • All new standing rigging in 2018
  • Genoa 573 ft2 (Quantum - 2018)
  • Mainsail 883 ft2 (Quantum – 2018)
  • Code Zero 1329 ft2 (Quantum – 2018)
  • Asymmetrical Spinnaker (Quantum – 2009)
  • Staysail 204 ft2 (Quantum – 2009)
  • The Genoa is on an electric Pro-furl furler.
  • The Code-0 is on a Karver continuous furler.
  • All Running rigging replaced 2018 – 2021

Engines & Mechanical

  • Two 75 HP Yanmar 4JH4-TE Turbo Diesel Engines
  • - 3250 hrs on each
  • - Always maintained to Yanmar’s specs
  • Fitted with Brunton 3-bladed Flexofold props
  • - Clockwise rotation port, counterclockwise rotation starboard
  • SHAFT DRIVES (NO SAILDRIVES!), with dripless shaft seal system and line cutters
  • Dual Racor fuel filter polishing systems for each engine.
  • Auxiliary fuel tank with Racor filter to polish fuel before it enters the main tanks.
  • 12V Oil-change pump system for easy oil changes for engines and generator.

Electricity Management

  • 900AH LiFePO4 RELION HP Lithium House Battery Bank (2022)
  • 2 x Victron Multiplus 3000VA 12V Pure Sine Wave inverters
  • Victron Color Control GX Module
  • Victron Battery Monitor BMV 702
  • 250 V 50/60HZ & 125 V 60HZ Shore Power outlets
  • Isolation Transformer
  • Victron Galvanic Isolator (2020)

Ground Tackle

  • Maxwell 2200 Windlass with integrated chain counter and remote control at helm
  • Rocna Anchor – 88lb
  • 330 ft (100m) 10mm chain
  • Fortress 55 secondary anchor w/ 100ft chain, 200ft nylon rode


  • Highfield 3.60 Hypalon with Aluminum bottom Dinghy (2020)
  • Yamaha 25 HP 4-stroke Outboard Engine (2021)


  • Noonsun is fully outfitted for long-distance, bluewater cruising.
  • Extensive inventory of spare parts for every system.
  • Additional items such as sports equipment, fishing equipment, galley appliances, etc