Please contact the listing broker for more details and to schedule an appointment: Jonathan Hutchings - 804 436 4484 mobile.
Introducing Southern Cross, hull number nine of the Maine Cat P47 series built and delivered to her current owners in late 2014. Southern Cross was built to the most comprehensive specification and customization of any of the Maine Cat power catamarans resulting in a vessel that is unique, with no expense spared. The owners have since used Southern Cross from their Chesapeake Bay base for cruising to Florida and the Bahamas. She is an Express Cruiser which allows for ICW travel unimpeded by the need to wait for most of the bridges between Norfolk and Florida. The Express also has the advantage over a fly-bridge in that windage is lower, weight is less and top-heavy motion diminished.
The Maine Cat P47 was the culmination of the designer/builder’s many years of experience in multi-hull sailboat and powerboat design. With a Down East look translated into the modern idiom of multi-hull spaciousness and efficiency, the P47 set a new standard for a vessel easily handled by a couple for extended cruising. Accommodations are for two couples in en- suite cabins with additional salon sleeping for another two. Interior finishes are in American Cherry. Southern Cross has a unique salon layout compared to the earlier versions of this model. Outstanding features are the linear galley with generous counter space, the raised dual helm station, the navigator’s work-station and the U shaped settee and table to starboard.
With twin Volvo 220hp turbo charged common rail diesels, an impressive 20+ knots is possible at wide open throttle. Cruising speed is in the 15 to 17 knot range with the boat fully loaded for extended cruising. At this speed fuel burn is a total of 14 gallons per hour but this quickly reduces to only 3.3 gallons per hour at comfortable 8.3 knots “trawler speed”. At any speed the 18ft beam provides exceptional form stability, while the two slender displacement hulls slice through the water with little impact on the vessel’s motion. The 2’7” bridge deck and flared bow sections eliminate the discomfort of wave slams in all but the most severe conditions. Engine noise and vibration has been dramatically reduced by placing the machinery aft of the living spaces and utilizing the Evolution Marine oil-lubricated shaft system with thrust bearing to isolate the propeller’s thrust from the engines.
The Maine Cat P47 provides an outstanding platform for quick, efficient and comfortable cruising in an easily handled boat that is as comfortable in ocean swells as gunk-holing in backwaters. Southern Cross has been immaculately maintained and has a significant and well documented list of upgrades and improvements since she left the factory. Replacement value would be well in excess of one million dollars.
Key features of Southern Cross include but are not limited to:
Appointments to see Southern Cross must be made well in advance. Co-brokerage available to co-operating brokers on a 50/50 commission split.
Southern Cross is currently docked in Ft Pierce Florida for the winter and available for showing by prior appointment.
A VIRTUAL TOUR and VIDEO DRONE FOOTAGE of this vessel is available on the ANNAPOLIS YACHT SALES WEBSITE (web address below)
Further information and photos available from the brokers on request.
Annapolis Yacht Sales Deltaville
Contact the listing brokers:
Jonathan Hutchings (CPYB)
Anne Hutchings (CPYB)
(804) 776 7575 (office)
A VIRTUAL TOUR of this vessel is available at annapolisyachtsales.com
Access to the interior is through a solid, outward opening door from the cockpit. The salon, galley and helm and nav station is one continuous space, making this vessel perfect for a couple. The interior is light and open. It is well appointed allowing for easy flow. Cherry wood trim and furniture and teak and holly cabin soles create warmth and a functionally, luxurious feel and it offsets the white interior hull & head liner and light upholstery.
Windows all round provide excellent visibility. Side and rear windows slide open and windshield windows open outwards and sliding hatches in the roof, create maximum airflow.
Nav Station (forward)
Transom & Swim Platform
Side Decks and Foredeck:
Salon & Cockpit Roof Top:
All electronics are interfaced to allow cross-referencing and redundancy
.The 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.