S/V Spirit of Michaelmas is a New Zealand based 2000 Brady 45 Catamaran For Sale By Owner. Brady catamarans are designed by Peter Brady of Brisbane, Australia. These boats are built in small numbers or as one-offs and built using cedar cored epoxy/glass. This offers both light and stiff construction, albeit at a higher cost than ply/epoxy.
This is a spacious 45 foot ocean-cruising catamaran built with Balinese cedar and epoxy, using the strip-planking method. This gives a lightweight yet tough and resilient hull which is ideal for a catamaran that makes long ocean passages. “Spirit of Michaelmas” is sloop-rigged, with a roller-reefed 130% genoa jib. The mainsail is slab-reefed, its full-length batons riding on low-friction cars. Surveyed last in 2019.
An owners style version, and an unusual opportunity. Thoroughly well maintained and upgraded for long distance cruising. A proven ocean-capable catamaran with a recent Pacific crossing from Mexico to New Zealand to her credit. Surveyed last in 2019.