Switch 51 (Florida)

Presented By Will @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $699,000 (USD) Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, US (Florida)
S/V HOLOKAI is a Fort Lauderdale, FL, US based 2004 Switch 51 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.

The Switch 51 is a classic high-performance world voyager designed by VPLP. She was built with high-tech materials for discriminating sailors at Sud Composites in Ste, France. Sud built 18 of these fine performance catamarans from 2001-2007, at which time the yard was taken over by Swiss Cat, another fine builder of boutique performance cats.

The current owner purchased Holokai in early 2021 and undertook a complete refit of the boat. Everything on the boat is new. Over $500,000 has been invested in the boat in the last 3 years.

This boat is in fantastic condition just having finished a season of cruising in the Caribbean. The boat is available to be viewed in Fort Lauderdale immediately.

Last 3 Years ($500k Invested):

  • New engines and sail drives
  • New standing and running rigging
  • New sails
  • New Lithium battery system
  • New air-conditioning
  • New solar panels
  • New electronics andradar
  • New tender and outboard
  • New watermaker
  • New marelon sea cocks
  • And much much more!

Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V HOLOKAI
Model: 51
Year Built:2004
Designer:VPLP
Loa:51 ft
Beam:26' 0"
Draft:8' 0"
Fuel Tanks:1 (166 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (166 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Engines:2 x Beta Marine (Kubota) 50 hp
Engine Hours: 312 / 312

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SPECS

  • Builder: Sud Composites
  • Designer: VPLP

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length Overall: 51 ft
  • Max Draft: 8' 0"
  • Beam Measure: 26' 0"

ENGINE(S)

  • Total Power: 100
  • Engine Brand: Beta Marine (Kubota)
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 312
  • Engine Power: 50 hp
  • Total Power: 100
  • Engine Brand: Beta Marine (Kubota)
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 312
  • Engine Power: 50 hp

Dimensions and Details

  • LOA: 51′
  • Beam: 26′
  • Minimum Draft: 3’8″
  • Maximum Draft: 8′
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2
  • Dual Daggerboards
  • Built by Sud Composites, Ste, France
  • Hull #12 of Switch 51 Series
  • CE Certified – Category A (Ocean)

2024 Improvements

  • 2024:
  • New Lower Fridge
  • New Freezer
  • All New Raymarine Electronics
  • New Sump Boxes & Pumps
  • Bottom Paint (January 2024)
  • Prop Speed (January 2024)
  • Install Forced Air Fans for 2 Fridges, 1 Freezer(January 2024)
  • New Raymarine Radar & Mount, Quantum 2(January 2024)
  • Remove Shrouds, Inspect & Clean Chainplates (January 2024)
  • Rig Inspection (January 2024)
  • New Suzuki 20HP Four-Stroke Outboard (January 2024)

2023 Improvements

  • Annual Service on Generator (April 2023)
  • Remove & Wash All Running Rigging (April 2023)
  • 200-Hour Service on Main Engines (May 2023)
  • Remove/Replace All Seacocks & Thru Hulls Inside Boat with Marelon (August 2023)
  • New Raritan Electric Head, Owner’s Side (September 2023)
  • Remove Leaking Escape Hatches, Glass Over (September 2023)
  • New Galley Sink & Faucet (September 2023)
  • New Sinks/Faucets in Owner & Guest Heads (September 2023)
  • Various Gelcoat Ding Repairs (October 2023)
  • New Trampolines, New Anchor Chafe Guard(October 2023)
  • Replaced Zincs, Sail Drive, & Props (November 2023)
  • New Anchor Shackle, Reverse Anchor Chain (November 2023)
  • Wash, Dry, & Minor Repairs to Sails (December 2023)
  • New Cockpit Cushions & Screens(December 2023)
  • (16) New Rope Clutches(December 2023)

2022 Improvements

  • New Beta 50 Engines (January 2022)
  • New Engine Controls, Port & Starboard Helms (February 2022)
  • New Spectra Cape Horn Watermaker(February 2022)
  • New Twin Disc SD-60 Sail Drives (March 2022)
  • New J-Prop Feathering Propellers(March 2022)
  • Complete Electrical Refit, Victron Components(March 2022)
  • 2-Burner Induction Cooktop(March 2022)
  • (4) 300AH ReLion Batteries, 1200AH Total (April 2022)
  • New Hardtop over Cockpit (April 2022)
  • New Mattresses (May 2022)
  • New Solar Panels on Hardtop, 920w, 2KW Boat Total (July 2022)
  • New Cockpit Curtains, Sunshades(July 2022)
  • New Washing Machine(July 2022)
  • New Main Sail Bag, Lazy Jacks (September 2022)
  • Starlink(September 2022)
  • Removed, Glassed over, 3 Leaking Keel Coolers(September 2022)
  • New Facnor Continuous Line Furler(September 2022)
  • Seadek pads (October 2022)
  • New Raritan Electric Head(October 2022)
  • New Isotherm Fridge(October 2022)
  • New Engine Room Fire Extinguishers(October 2022)
  • New Deck Hatch over Owner Stateroom(October 2022)
  • New Harken Genoa Furler (November 2022)
  • Andersen Winches, 2-Year Service Performed (December 2022)

2021 Improvements

  • Purchased Holokai (March 2021)
  • New Standing Rigging, Lifelines (April 2021)
  • New Electronics (May 2021)
  • New Aircons in 3 Cabins, Mabru, Soft Start (May 2021)
  • New Teak Cockpit, New Nonskid Transom & Sides (May 2021)
  • New Cockpit Drink Fridge (May 2021)
  • Convert Toilets from Salt to Fresh Water Flush (May 2021)
  • New Solar Arch over Davits, 3 New LG Panels, 1080w (May 2021)
  • Remove/Rebed/Reseal All Portlights (June 2021)
  • Hull Wrap (June 2021)
  • New Salon Windows (June 2021)
  • New Achilles Dinghy, HB-315DX (June 2021)
  • Saltwater Pump & Galley Faucet (June 2021)
  • New Isotherm Freezer, Port Hull (July 2021)
  • Iridium Go External Antenna (July 2021)

2020 Improvements

  • Spectra Newport Watermaker with Autoflush & Salinity Control (Rebuilt: 2020)
  • New Manual Head Installed on the Port Side
  • Upper Refrigerator Replaced
  • Microwave Added
  • Gel House Batteries Replaced with 600Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries; added a Victron Controller
  • Jib/Main Replaced with Neil Pryde Dacron Tri-Axial Offshore Sails
  • Replaced All Rope Clutches on Cabin Top
  • ReplacedAndersen Winch Motor
  • Wiring for Same Replaced & Dedicated Breaker Added for Safety
  • Installed Raymarine Autopilot Control Heads at each Helm & at Nav Station
  • Autopilot Can Still be Controlled from CP
  • Replaced All Halyards & Sheets for Spinnaker/Screeches/Main Halyards, Jib/Staysail/Main Sheets, 1-2-3 Reefing Lines, Topping Lift
  • Large Racor Fuel Filters Installed on Both Engines
  • Rebuilt Starboard Engine Fuel Injectors
  • Control Board for FP Generator Replaced
  • Both Sump Pumps & Float Switches Replaced for each Head

Construction

  • Hull, Bulkheads, Nacelle, Deck, Roof, & Cockpit made from Fiberglass/Vinylester & Foam Sandwich Composites
  • Interior Fittings made from Honeycomb
  • Monolithic Bottom Hulls made of Solid Glass Reinforced Vinylester
  • Grounding Skegs to Protect Sail Drives
  • Crashboxes Located at Bows & Swim Platforms
  • Engine Rooms & Forepeaks Both Equipped with Water-Tight Bulkheads

Interior Layout and Accommodations

  • Interior General
  • 16 BTU A/C in Main Saloon
  • 7k Mabru A/C in Owner’s Hull & Both Guest Cabins
  • Both Engine Room Compartments are Soundproof & Totally Independent from Accommodations with Access from Swim Platforms
  • Starboard Owner’s Hull
  • Entire Owner’s Hull Closes Off from Saloon
  • Queen-Size Bed in Stern Cabin (160x200cm; 63″x79″)
  • Desk & Seat
  • Double Sink & Electronic Toilet in Forward Head, Separate Stall Shower Forward
  • U-Shaped Saloon Table with Seating for 6
  • Chart Table with Swing-Out Seat, and Room for Computer, Printer, Charts, & Electronics
  • Guest Hull
  • (2) Double Cabins
  • (1) Head Amidships with Manual Toilet
  • Galley
  • New, Large Galley Sink with Mixer Tap, Hansgrohe Faucet, & Seagull Fresh Water Filter
  • New Countertop Electric Convection Oven
  • 2-Burner Induction Top
  • (2) Stainless Steel 12V Refrigerators, 130L Isotherm (One New 2018, One New 2022)
  • (1) Stainless Steel 12V Freezer, 90L Isotherm (New 2022)
  • Microwave

Exterior

  • Cockpit
  • Large Cockpit/Deck Saloon with Teak Flooring & Trim
  • Set of Cushions with Sunbrella Covers
  • Dual Helms with Lecomble & Schmitt Hydraulic Steering
  • 4mm Cord-Wrapped Stainless Steel Wheels
  • Chartplotter & Engine Controls at Port Helm
  • Cockpit Lighting
  • Outside Speakers
  • Extensive Storage
  • Stainless Steel Davits with New Solar Arch, 1080w LG Panels
  • New Lightweight Foam Core Hardtop, (2) New Panels on Hardtop 920w, with Cloth, Net, & Side Curtains
  • Sails & Rigging
  • Fully-Battened Mainsail (Dacron Tri-Axial Offshor Perf.), 78 m2/839 ft2, (3) Reefs, Lazy Jacks, & a Lazybag
  • Harken Genoa Mk IV (Dacron Tri-Axial Offshore Perf.), 50 m2/538 ft2, with UV Protective Strip on a Profurl NC52 Furler
  • Staysail (heavy Dacron), 21 m2/226 ft2, with UV Protective Strip on a Profurl NC52 Furler
  • Gennaker, 80 m2/861 ft2, on Profurl EC 4000 Gennaker Furler
  • Symmetrical Spinnaker, 145 m2/1561 ft2, with Sock
  • Mainsail Track & Ball Bearing Cars (Frederiksen)
  • New Facnor Continuous Line Furler for Code 0
  • New Backstays, New Block/Tackles
  • (1) Winch, 46 ST Andersen
  • (5) Winches, 52 ST Andersen
  • (1) Electric Winch, 52 ST Andersen
  • Milwaukee Powered Winch Handle
  • Dynex Dux Shrouds & Running Backstays (Dynex shrouds New January 2024)
  • Mooring
  • Lofrans 1200W Tigres Windlass with Foot Operation (Rebuilt September 2022)
  • (1) Rocna 73lb Anchor, 300′ of Chain, & 150′ of 1″ 8-Plait Line (10mm anchor chain, New 2018)
  • Storm Anchor: (2) Anchors, Rocna & 47 lb Fortress

Propulsion

  • (2) Beta Marine (Kubota) Twin Disc SD-60 Sail Drives, J Prop Feathering Props
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Power: 50hp
  • Engine Hours: (March 2024)

Tankage

  • Fuel Capacity: 628 Liters/166 Gallons Total; Starboard Tank = 227 liters/60 gallons (New 2022, stainless steel) & Port Tank = 400 liters/106 gallons
  • (9) 5-Gallon Jerry Cans for Additional Diesel Storage on Long Passages (6 New in 2023)

Plumbing

  • (2) Plastic Cross-Fed Water Tanks of 220 Liters/58 Gallons for a Total of 440 Liters/116 Gallons
  • (2) Stainless Steel Water Heaters of 40 Liters/11 Gallons Wired to Accept 220V (1500W) & 110V (500W) Power, for Use at All Docks & on Generator (engines heat water as well)
  • Spectra Cape Horn Watermaker with Autoflush & Salinity Control (New February 2022)
  • (2) Stainless Steel Holding Tanks with Epoxy Coated Interior 55 Liters/12.2 Gallons
  • (4) Jabsco 1500 Gallon/Hour Bilge Pumps (one in each hull & engine room) & (2) Manual Pumps (one in each hull)
  • (2) Jabsco 500 Gallon/Hour Shower Sump Pumps in Heads
  • Daewood Mini Drum Washer in Starboard Forward Compartment
  • Hot/Cold Shower on Port Transom
  • Both Sump Pumps & Float Switches Replaced for each Head
  • All New Seacocks & Thru Hulls Inside the Boat (2023)

Electronics

  • All New Raymarine Axiom Electronics, Lighthouse v4 Software
  • (1) Raymarine e-127 MFD at Nav Station
  • (1) Raymarine e-125 MFD at Port Helm
  • Raymarine Autopilot Controls at Port Helm, Starboard Helm, & Nav Station (new autopilot, retained old one as backup)
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind, Tridata, & Maxiview Iinstruments over Companionway
  • Raymarine ST60 Multi in Owner’s Cabin
  • Raymarine AIS 700 AIS transponder
  • Raymarine HD Radar Integrated with MFD’s
  • (1) New Garmin VHF Radio with AIS
  • Lecomble & Schmitt Hydraulic Autopilot Pump with Raymarine SPX30 Course Computer with Spare with P70 & Wireless Remote Controllers. AP also Controlled by Chart Plotters
  • (1) GPSwith Raymarine Components

Power

  • (2) Engine Batteries, 80Ah (New in 2022 & 2024)
  • (4) 300 AH ReLion Batteries
  • New 185A Balmar Alternators on Beta 50 Engines
  • (2) 220V Victron 80A Charger & (1) Victron 100A Combi Inverter/Charger for a Total of 260A Simultaneous Charging Capacity
  • (1) 110V/60Hz Victron Inverter Combi 2500W
  • Generator with Cover Connected to Port Fuel Tank, Fischer Panda 8kw (New 2015)
  • (3) Solar Panels – Sanyo HIT240S 240W & Midnite Classic 200 Controller
  • Entire Boat is Inverted, 6kw Total
  • 220V & 110V Outlets throughout Cabins & (2) 12V Outlets at Chart Table
  • Victron Cerbo Lithium-Ion Battery Monitor & FP Genset Control at Chart Table

Tender

  • Achilles HB-315DX Tender
  • 20hp Suzuki 4-Stroke

Safety

  • Dual EPIRB’s, Boat & Ditch Bag
  • PLB EPIRB
  • Personal AIS Beacon
  • Fire/Smoke Detectors & Halon Fire Extinguishers in Engine Rooms (New 2024)
  • Ocean Safety 6-Person Life Raft (New 2024)
  • SeaGo Rescue Sling (2024)
  • (4) Offshore PFD/Harnesses & Tethers
  • New Jacklines in Cockpit & Perimeter

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Will @ The Multihull Company

By Will @ The Multihull Company

Captain Will Miller is President and CEO of The Multihull Company. Will grew up in Virginia and learned to sail in the Chesapeake Bay. He has lived in Charleston since 2001 and knows the city well. Throughout his life Will’s parents have owned a variety of sail, ski, and fishing boats in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, the Carolinas, and the Caribbean. Family vacations included chartering in the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. Will developed a love of the water at a very young age and chose to pursue a career as a captain after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2005. As a lifelong sailor Captain Will has traveled extensively throughout the waters of the United States and Caribbean. He has been a certified sailing instructor and licensed US Coast Guard Captain since 2006.