Switch 51 (New England)

Presented By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $475,000 (USD) Location: Sag Harbor, NY, US (New England)
S/V TREBUCHET is a Sag Harbor, NY, US based 2000 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 and techniques at Sud Composites in Sete, France. Sud built 18 of these fine performance catamarans from 2000 to 2007, at which time the yard was taken over by Swiss Cat, another renowned builder of boutique performance cats.

During the early years at Sud Composites, The Multihull Company was the North American distributor and we sold several of these exceptional cats to our customers, all of whom loved the boats and sailed great distances in them safely and swiftly. One of our customers raced his Switch 51 and took winning honors in every race he entered. But for all that, the Switch is a very comfortable liveaboard voyager. Her two aft master cabins are very spacious and her forward port V-berth is double bed size.

TREBUCHET is a 2000 Switch 51 (hull # 1) in good condition and well equipped for liveaboard cruising. She is a fully kitted catamaran ready to sail anywhere in the world. Just take a look at her full specs to see all the gear and equipment she has on her. Her daggerboards and sleek hulls give her the ability to point much higher to the wind than the typical keel equipped catamaran. She will easily average 9 to 11 knots over a 24 hour period in favorable conditions and she is capable of high teens in surfing and high wind conditions. Unlike comparable Outremer 50 to 55 of this vintage, she is all composite above the waterline (single skin vinlylester resin under the waterline) with all foam cored hull and even foam cored furniture. Her wider flared hulls will carry far greater payloads without bogging down. The Switch 51 is a fantastic option for any customers looking to go places in style – she is fast, attractive, and comfortable. You can have the all the advantages of a modern performance-oriented catamaran without the price tag of a new build design.

TREBUCHET is currently located in St Augustine, FL and available for showings by appointment.

Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V TREBUCHET
Model: 51
Year Built:2000
Loa:51 ft
Beam:25' 0"
Fuel Tanks:1 (110 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (110 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Engines:2 x Yanmar 4JH3E 54 hp
Engine Hours: 1900 / 1900
Sails:Fully-battened mainsail (Dacron perf), 78 m2 (839 ft2), 3 reefs, lazy jacks and a lazybag
Genoa 50 m2 (538 ft2), with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC52 furler (New 2022)
Staysail (heavy Dacron) 21 m2 (226 ft2) with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC 42 furler
Gennaker 80 m2 (861 ft2) on Profurl EC 4000 gennaker furler
Symetrical spinnaker 145 m2 (1561 ft2) with sock.

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SPECS

  • Keel: Other

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length Overall: 51 ft
  • Beam Measure: 25' 0"

ENGINE(S)

  • Total Power: 108
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH3E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1900
  • Engine Power: 54 hp

  • Total Power: 108
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH3E
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1900
  • Engine Power: 54 hp

Construction:

  • The hull, bulkheads, nacelle, deck, roof and cockpit are constructed from fiberglass/vinylester and foam sandwich composites and the interior fittings are made from honeycomb.
  • The monolithic bottom hulls are made of solid glass reinforced vinylester.
  • The dual daggerboards are a carbon fiber composite construction.
  • She is fitted with grounding skegs to protect the saildrives and crash boxes located at the bows and at the swim platforms.
  • Her engine rooms and forepeaks are both equipped with watertight bulkheads.
  • She is the first catamaran of the Switch 51 series and is CE approved Category A (Ocean).

Layout and Accomodations:

  • Starboard owners hull: Entire owners hull closes off from salon.
  • The stern cabin has a queen size bed 160 x 200cm (63x 79) bench seat.
  • Double sink and electric toilet in head forward, with separate stall shower forward
  • U-shaped saloon table seating 6
  • Chart table with room for computer, printer, charts and electronics
  • Guest hull : 2 double cabins plus one head amidships with electric toilet

Cockpit:

  • Large cockpit/deck saloon: teak flooring and trim
  • Set of cushions with sunbrella covers
  • Dual helms with mechanical steering, leather wrapped stainless steel wheels, and engines controls at port helm
  • Cockpit lighting
  • Copious cockpit storage
  • SS davits with 3 solar panels
  • Stainless steel fixed bimini with cloth + net and side curtains

Mechanical:

  • 2 x 56HP Yanmar 4JH3E diesel 1900hrs (Rebuilt in 2016 at 4000hrs)
  • SD30 Saildrives
  • 3-Blade Flex-o-fold folding props
  • The 2 engine compartments are soundproof and totally independent from accommodations
  • Fuel: 2 x 55gal tanks – 110 gal total
  • New Alumgenerator mount so tankis removable
  • Bauer Dive Compressor (New 2018)

Deck and Rig:

  • Standing Rigging replaced in 2018
  • Fully-battened mainsail (Dacron perf), 78 m2 (839 ft2), 3 reefs, lazy jacks and a lazybag
  • Genoa 50 m2 (538 ft2), with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC52 furler (New 2022)
  • Staysail (heavy Dacron) 21 m2 (226 ft2) with UV protective strip on a Profurl NC 42 furler
  • Gennaker 80 m2 (861 ft2) on Profurl EC 4000 gennaker furler
  • Symetrical spinnaker 145 m2 (1561 ft2) with sock.
  • Mainsail track + ball bearing cars Frederiksen
  • 2 x Lewmar Electric Winches
  • 5 x Lewmar Self-tailing manual winches
  • 13 Lewmar deck hatches, 8 opening port holes and 2 Goiot escape hatches
  • (Larger Lewmar hatches added in 2021)
  • Crossbeam removed and rebuilt welding with titanium rivets in 2020

Anchoring:

  • Lofrans 1200W Tigres windlass with foot operation
  • Rocna 73lb anchor + 300ft of chain

Plumbing:

  • Spectra 330 13/gph Watermaker – can be run efficiently on one pump at 8/gph (New 2018)
  • 1 x 100 gal poly fresh water tank
  • 1 x 20gal stainless steel water heater (New 2022)
  • 2 x 20gal Vacuflush holding tanks
  • 4 Jabsco 1500 gal/hour bilge pumps one in each hull and engine room + 2 manual pumps one each in each hull
  • 2 Jabsco 500 gal/hour shower sump pumps in heads
  • Hot/cold shower on port transom

Galley:

  • Large galley SS sink with drying rack and mixer tap (New 2022)
  • 4-burner stove and oven combo unit (New 2022)
  • Stainless steel 2-drawer 12V Refrigerator
  • 1 built-in deep freezer
  • Propane on auto-changeover regulator with solenoid and propane sniffer
  • Propane grill

Electricity:

  • 6 x 150ah Lifeline GPL-6GT House battery bank – 900ah total (New Oct 2023)
  • 2 x engine alternators
  • Outback 2812 Charger / Inverter
  • 5kW Generator 974 hours
  • 3 x solar panels
  • Outback Solar Charge Controller
  • Victron Battery Monitor
  • 220V and 110V outlets throughout cabins + 2 12V outlets at chart table
  • FP genset control at chart table

Electronics:

  • 2 x B&G 12in Chart Plotters in the cockpit (New 2021)
  • B&G Halo 24 Radar (New 2021)
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot
  • Raymarine ST60 wind, tridata and maxiview instruments over companionway
  • Airmar WS-200 Ultrasonic Mast wind head unit w GPS, temp, humidity and 3 axis dynamic compass
  • Icom IC-802 SSB with Proctor Modem
  • IcomIC-M504 NAv Station VHF, mast mount antenna
  • Icom IC-M604 Helm Station VHF
  • SirusWeather Satellite radio
  • NEMA 200 backbone (new 2021)
  • Dual stereo receiver with 2 external speakers + 2 speakers in the saloon, bluetooth capable with multiple input sources
  • Starlink Internet (New 2023)
  • IridiumGo with external antenna and new sin cards (New 2022)

Dinghy:

  • Zodiac inflatable dinghy with Yamaha 9.9hp outboard

Safety:

  • Fire/smoke detectors in engine rooms
  • Fire Extiguishers throughout
  • Life Raft
  • Numerous spares and extras

Disclaimer

  • The Multihull Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Andrew @ The Multihull Company

By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

Andrew grew up sailing his father’s Hobie Cat and transitioned that into a long career as a USCG licensed captain in the yachting industry. Working his way up from his college years as a sailing instructor to a position as a private yacht captain aboard a Gunboat 57, he brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of catamarans and the cruising life. His career has taken him from his home waters of Cape Fear, through the waters of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central, South American, and the South Pacific Islands. During that time, he worked as a charter yacht captain and a professional delivery skipper specializing in catamarans. Andrew has operated a wide variety of multihulls, everything from old Lagoons to brand new Outremers and most things in between. This experience has given him an extensive first-hand knowledge of many different makes and models and a solid understanding of their various strengths and weaknesses.