Thursday, January 31, 2013

Catamarans, the Need for Speed!

Guillaume REY suggested that this 78' was worth a post and much agreed! You can follow this link to such a Great  presentation: VPLP 78' Performance Cruising Catamarans for Sale that meets all the expectations of any Discriminating Yachtsmen looking for speed and comfort. In a Mega Catamaran World where Large Catamarans are important, this Designer, Naval Architect, works with Custom Catamaran Builders from France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, the United States, US and the Asian Rim, Creating Luxury, Speed, Performance none to be challenged in the yachting community today. Come Enjoy the the experience! Contact Guillaume today! You can find me for consultation, purchase agreements, project managment most anytime at John Anderson, The Catamaran Company. or by phone stateside US Fort Lauderdale 954-821-6450 Look forward to the opportunity!
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VPLP 78' - The need for speed VPLP, in their perpetual search for speed at sea French naval architects Van Peteghem Lauriot Prévost have created the VPLP 78’, a muscular catamaran that will deliver a dynamic sailing experience at the helm, while cosseting her owners in an ambiance of style and comfort. The layout is designed to capture the moments of a journey in niches of intimacy while revealing vast, panoramic views. The transparency between the interior and exterior transport the spirit beyond the horizon, weaving a distinct harmony between past, present and future as the voyager glances from the wake the catamaran has traced, to share the ambiance on board and then forward, into the distance to where the breeze propels them. The architects have cleverly distributed all the weight and force of the mast into the roof, so there is no mast bulkhead or pillar in the middle of the salon and nothing obstructs the view and flow from stem to stern which accentuates the sensation of fluidity.
The mood of conviviality is accentuated by placing the galley up, at the heart of the yacht around which four separate lounge and dining areas are arranged, both in the open air or inside the saloon. The nav station is situated forward with excellent visibility and plenty of bureau space with all instruments connected back to the sporty, raised, twin - helm station in the cockpit. Within the hulls, two double en-suite cabins and two twin guest cabins all enjoy private en-suite facilities. The guests are attended to by two crew in their own twin cabin. With the aim of delivering excellent performance, VPLP have designed theVPLP 78 with a long water line, light bows purposely intended to remain empty for buoyancy and the engine rooms positioned a-stern. The mast is stepped back on the structure which is directly inspired by VPLP’s high performance, record winning, racing trimarans and makes for a very powerful sail plan. All sailing manoeuvres have been moved aft of the living area for safety and ease of crew traffic. Control lines are fed below deck, back to the electric winches so that the deck surfaces remain clean and uncluttered by stray lines. VPLP 78 is designed to be built in composite with a fully carbon rig.
Principle Characteristics:
Length 23.95 m (78.6’)
Beam 10.5 m (34.5’)
Draft Board Down 4.5 m (14.8’)
Draft Board Up 1.3 m (4.3')
Wetdeck clearance (full Load) 1.3 m (4.3’)
Estimated full displacement 28 T
Engine power 2 x 185 hp
Estimated Speed under power 12 knots
Fuel capacity 2000 L (528 gallons)
Fresh Water capacity 1500 L (396 gallons)
Mast Height 31.45 m (103’)
Air Draft 35.2 m (115.5’)
Main192 m² (2 067 sq/ft)
Solent 132 m² (1 421 sq/ft)
Staysail 75 m² (807 sq/ft)
Gennaker 300 m² (3 230 sq/ft)
Spinnaker approx. 500 m² (5 382 sq/ft)
ACCOMMODATION Guests 8 Crew 2 Headroom Salon 2.2 m / 7.2 ft
Headroom Hulls 2.05 m / 6.7 ft
Superstructure Composite Appendages Carbon Spars
At your Service, John Anderson, The Catamaran Company, Fort Lauderdale USA  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Miami Boat Show 2013! Catamarans for Sale!

Catamarans for Sale Miami 2013!

Show Time 2013! We are getting geared up for Miami!  Welcome to the 2013 Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail® Miami Boat Boat Show at Miamarina at Bayside. February 14th-18th 2013 Located Downtown at the Bay Front Center 400 Biscayne Blvd.  Miami, FL  USA 33132. SHOW DETAILS LINK

If you are planning on attending please do let me know! Happy to forward further details and pricing so that you can be prepared if you are looking to purchase this year! Boat Shows are the BEST place to get your Best DEAL! Call or email as to the reasons WHY! John Anderson 954-821-6450

During the Show this year, you will find Cheryl and I aboard the New Gemini Legacy 35 located at the Marlow Hunter display. There will be (2) Gemini's in the show, look us up as we would be happy to show you around both the Gemini's and the Lagoons!  
This year will be eventful, the Debut of a number of New Models! Lagoon Gemini and The Catamaran Company are pulling the stops, making This Show this Year a Banner Year Event!

The New Gemini Legacy 35 Catamarans for Sale! Take 30 years of innovation in catamaran design, 40 years of the finest, most advanced research and development in American yacht manufacturing, passion, customer feedback, craftsmanship, and an entirely new, collaborative way of doing business and the result is stunning absolutely stunning!
The New Lagoon 39 Catamarans for Sale! The Lagoon 39 filiation with the new Lagoon generation is apparent on first sight: vertical, beveled bows, aft centered mast for sailing performance and ease of handling ... a strong character indeed!

The New Lagoon 400 S2 Catamarans for Sale! After seeing over 260 boats built in three years, the Lagoon 400 (launched in 2009) has found a new lease of life through Nauta Design's work on the boat's interior fittings. Suggestions received from owners have enabled Lagoon to produce a boat that is even more welcoming, with a greater level of comfort, and resolutely modern: the result is the Lagoon 400 S2, a nod to its famous predecessors, the Lagoon 410 S2 and 380 S2.
The Lagoon 450 Catamarans for Sale!  Replacing a catamaran that has come to be seen as a benchmark in the Lagoon 440 is no easy task. But the VPLP architects, in partnership with Lagoon and the celebrated Nauta Design studio, have been brilliantly successful in creating the new Lagoon 450.

The New Lagoon 52 Catamarans for Sale! The Lagoon 52, the latest model developed by the world's leading builder of cruising catamarans, marks a whole new era in the design of such boats, as indeed did its predecessor, the famed Lagoon 500. With its diamond-shaped vertical bows, beveled hulls, its as if levitated deckhouse and tall rig, the Lagoon 52 is no ordinary catamaran, but its originality goes a great deal further than just its "outer" appearance, or even its interior layout. This new Lagoon is the result of lengthy discussions between the architects at Van Peteghem-Lauriot Prévost (VPLP), the Italian Nauta Design agency and the Lagoon design department. These discussions led us to make some important and sometimes radical choices, while remaining.

The Lagoon 560 Catamarans for Sale! By bringing together the internationally-recognized talents of VPLP (naval architects) and the Nauta Design studio to create a luxurious, high-performance deep-water catamaran, Lagoon has once again stolen a march on the opposition in terms of comfort, handling and style.

Select Brokerage Catamarans for Sale! Each year The Catamaran Company brings a Great Selection of Previously Owned Catamarans for Sale to the show. At this printing that list is being developed. We also have a large number of Brokerage Catamarans in the Miami Fort Lauderdale Florida USA area. Please contact me John Anderson for list of what is available, we can arrange an appointment for your viewing. 954-821-6450

See You at the Show!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

2007 Lagoon 380 S2 Catamaran for Sale St Augustine!

Full Specifications

Manufacturer: LAGOON
Model: Lagoon 380 S2
Year Built: 2006
Model Year: 2007
Price: $299,000
Condition: Used
Status: Catamaran for Sale
Listing Date: 01/07/2013
Layout: Owner or Charter?: Owner

Dimensions & Specifications
Manuf. Length: 38' ( 11.58 m)
Minimum Draft: 3' 9" ( 1.14 m)
Beam: 21' 5" ( 6.53 m)
LWL: 36' 1" ( 11.00 m)
Mast Height Clearance: 56' 10" ( 17.32 m)
# of Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Approximate Capacities and Speeds
Fuel Capacity: 102 g
Water Capacity: 152 g
Holding tank: 20
Displacement: 7.8485 ton ( 15,697 lb )

St. Augustine, FL

Sr. No. Manufacturer Model Engine Fuel Type H.P. Engine Type Year Approx. Hours
1 Yanmar 3YM30 Diesel 27 Inboard 970
1 Yanmar 3YM30 Diesel 27 Inboard

Catamaran Highlights
Catamarans For Sale! Lagoon 380 S2

La Paloma has extensive upgrades for comfort and speed. She has been upgraded with 3YM30 Yanmars for extra power and maneuverability. She shows like new and has been professionally maintained. Pride of ownership shows throughout. 3 cabins/2 heads with separate shower room. Modern interior style with Teak woodwork, laminated Teak floors, large hull windows, and easy passage between the cockpit and the salon/ galley area. US Spec'd. She features air conditioning, Raymarine navigation, essential cruiser comforts and is already located in perfect cruising waters for your enjoyment. New bottom paint December 2012.

Layout & Accommodations

La Paloma a Lagoon 380 owner’s version (3 cabins/2 heads) catamaran is a very comfortable, livable and manageable platform. The owner cabin is in the starboard hull with a full bath forward, a large queen berth aft and a desk space in between. Storage is excellent with plenty of hanging lockers and shelf space. The main saloon has 6’5” headroom and comfortably seats 8 at the central table with additional storage under the settees. The galley up layout keeps the cook in the middle of the social action and the sliding glass window instantly connects the galley with the cockpit. The large cockpit on the Lagoon 380 will seat 8 comfortably and is open to the interior of the boat with a large sliding glass door and a sliding window to the galley. The helm station on port is well protected from the elements by the cabin top and provides good visibility forward.

Deck & Equipment
3 roof winches, Harken (One Electric)
3 winch handle
2 winch handle holders in cockpit
6 mooring cleats
Lofrans Tigress electric anchor windlass with wired remote
Stainless steel stern and bow pulpits with stern running light and horseshoe buoy mount
Aluminum stanchion bases
Double stainless steel lifelines
Lifeline gates
Magnum Propane grill
Large cockpit, functional as deck salon, direct access from port transom
Self-draining cockpit
Steering system by cable
Epoxy / glass rudders and shaftsSteering station
Cockpit table
Storage locker in cockpit sea
Propane locker in cockpit seat
Portable cooler in cockpit
Direct access to water, port side
Deck shower on port side
Stainless steel swim ladder on port side
Rubber transom rubrails
Bruce primary anchor with chain
Secondary Danforth style anchor with 50 ft. of chain and line
Various Docklines
Waterproof cockpit speakers
Privacy Curtains throughout salon

Electronics & Navigation
Raymarine C80 color radar and GPS chartplotter combination
Radar dome/antenna mounted high, mid-mast on “scan-strut”
Full integration of helm display with autopilot via NMEA wiring connection: "go to" function on gps controls autopilot
Raymarine instruments at the helm:
Wind (wind direction and speeds in true and apparent)
Speed through water, water depth, water temperature, mileage log
Autohelm at the navigation station inside :
Raymarine VHF radio at nav station

Electrical, Power & Plumbing
(3) MarineAir by Domestic reverse cycle units
Next Gen 5.5 Kw in sound-shield
Jabsco manual heads
Xantrax Inverter

Engine & Mechanical
Twin 27 HP Yanmar 3YM30 three cylinder diesel engines with SD-20 sail-drives
Dual-lever engine control at helm station
Soundproofed engine compartments
Engine air intake in transom
Seawater filters
Access to engine compartment on transom

Sails & Rigging
Fully-roached mainsail, sail area 47m2 / 505 sq ft. and battens
Furling genoa, sail area 31 m2 / 334 sq. ft with UV protective band
Anodized aluminum mast, 15 m / 49', deck stepped, with mainsail track and cars
Single spreader rig with triple diamond wires
Anodized aluminum boom
2 hull-mounted shroud chain plates
1 crossbeam-mounted forestay chain plate
1 genoa halyard
2 genoa sheets
2 genoa tracks and genoa car
2 genoa cars with adjustable fairleads
2 mainsail reef lines
1 main sail outhaul
1 mainsail topping lift
1 genoa furling line
2 lazy jacks

Additional Information
This boat comes with various engine spares ie. belts, filters oil, Light bulbs, gaskets and a spare prop with prop nut kit. La Paloma had it’s bottom and sail drives painted in December of 2012 and has just recived a full coat of wax. During it’s annual maintenance it also just received new fresh water pumps, a new alternator for the starboard engine and new mixing elbows for the port and starboard engines. There are basically two types of vessels for sale. Those that need everything done to them before you leave the dock and those that have everything done on them so all you have to do is leave the dock. La Paloma is the latter!

Further information? Book an appointment? Other choices in St Augustine, Comparables or Alternatives? Currently we have some great Choices right here in town:

2005 Manta 42 Catamaran for Sale
2006 Seawind 1160 Catamarans for Sale
2006 Fountaine Pajot Lavezzi 40 Catamaran for Sale

Contact John Anderson 954-821-6450 Email

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2013 Catamaran Auction Catamarans for Sale!

News Release: This Auction is NOW ended. We thank all of you for your participation! Those parties that bidded and or showed interest will be contacted shortly as to whether they wish to pursue further. For those that still have interest in these yachts, or similar please feel free to contact me, John Anderson., The Catamaran Company, Catamarans for Sale, just about anytime. I can be reached at 954-821-6450 Email

1/19/2013 Up-Date! There is less than 24 hours left to this Auction and We thank you for all of your participation. Here is where we stand. For those following all offers will be presented at Auction end......

1/17/2013 Up-Date! Thanks to all who have shown interest in this Auction! We have 4 Days left, a number of Previews booked before the 20th at 5:00 PM. Please feel free to bid with confidence. Call at Any time, John Anderson 954-821-6450 for further details.   

January 2013 Catamaran Auction, Catamarans for Sale, to be held January 9th-20th 2013. Further details and specific entries to be posted by the 9th.
It’s a New Year! 2013! To kick off this year of catamarans for sale we are having an Auction! Due to the success of previous auctions in 2012, we have owners who are ready to move their Catamarans. For this auction we have approached our sellers as to who is ready to sell, these yachts should be considered seriously for sale. 

Released January 9th 2013
Thank you for following this Auction offered by The Catamaran Company. This page is for the sole purpose of following the bidding process:
Highest Bidder:_______
Number of received Bids:_________
Current Highest Bid: XXXX
You will find Auction Details, the ability to bid and make appointments at,

Catamaran Auction, Catamarans for Sale!
January 9th-20th 2013

It’s a New Year! 2013! To kick off this year of catamarans for sale we are having an Auction! Due to the success of previous auctions in 2012, we have owners who are ready to move their Catamarans. For this auction we have approached our sellers as to who is ready to sell, these yachts should be considered seriously for sale.  
This is an online auction. You will be given the chance to bid on the following items during the auction period. All bids to be considered must meet at minimum the initial bid price so noted for each vessel. Each vessel has a reserve price established by the seller. All Reserves should be considered an aggressive selling price given today’s current market. Pre-inspections are possible during the auction period at each vessels location and or third party pre-inspections maybe be hired via local inspectors. Auction format and a link to follow the Auction bidding are noted below. Good Luck and feel free to bid with confidence!

The Line Up for this January’s Auction!
Second Wind: 1991 Privilege 48,482 Catamaran for Sale!

Second Wind has been professionally maintained and lovingly cared for. She is a true luxury yacht that only with a visit on board can you truly appreciate all of her fine care and attention to details. This vessel has been up-graded often over the years and should be considered in Excellent Condition.
Location: Destin, Florida USA

Highest Bidder:_______
Number of received Bids:_________
Intitial Bid Price: $325,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: XXXX

Reserve has been met NO

This very well priced Lagoon 440 has just finished a successful Charter Agreement. Ready for additional charter, ready for an opportunity to go cruising!
Location: British Virgin Islands
Highest Bidder: Gonzalo Suito
Number of received Bids: 4

Intitial Bid Price: $299,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: $301,000
Reserve has been met NO

Cat-Taloo: 39' 1993 Prout Escale 39 Catamaran for Sale
A Landmark over time, Cat Taloo simply falls in this category! Cat-Taloo has recently been bottom painted, windows replaced along with a freshening for this Auction.

Location: St Augustine, Florida USA
Highest Bidder: Vince Christ

Number of received Bids: 2

Intitial Bid Price: $110,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: $111,000

Reserve has been met NO

Cool Runnins a Seawind 1160 blue water cruising catamaran has had over $40,000 USD in replacements and improvements since 2011. You will find the Seawind such a pleasure in her light and airy configuration. This vessel should be considered in excellent condition.
 Location: St Augustine, Florida USA
Highest Bidder:

Number of received Bids: 2

Intitial Bid Price: $325,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: Below Initial Bid

Reserve has been met NO

Noble Ambitions: 1991 Beneteau Oceanis 390 Beneteau for Sale
This BENETEAU Oceanis 390 (39')Owner's Version (Special Layout Design) is the two cabin layout, two head arrangement with separate walk in shower. The spacious salon is large enough for everyone. With some work, she is a great value for someone who wants to go sailing.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA

Highest Bidder:_______

Number of received Bids:_________

Intitial Bid Price: $50,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: XXXX

Reserve has been met NO

No Stress offers magnificent views and an easily maneuverable layout making her an ideal catamaran for a variety of sailing conditions. No Stress is nicely equipped for cruising. She is truly Stress Free.

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA
Highest Bidder: Ugar Abulak, Istanbul

Number of received Bids: 1

Intitial Bid Price: $79,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: $80,000 USD

Reserve has been met NO

Flying Feather is the finest example of an Iroquois catamaran as she underwent a Major renovation from 2009 to 2011. In AUGUST 2012 an in the water survey was done and is available to prospective buyers. The owner will never recover the expenses in this very well done re-fit and is willing to let her go at a fraction of the cost.

Location: Daytona, Florida USA

Highest Bidder:_______

Number of received Bids:_________

Intitial Bid Price: $39,000 USD

Current Highest Bid: XXXX

Reserve has been met NO

The Auction

Dates: Vessels will be made available for pre-inspection beginning January 9th 2013. Formal Auction Dates are January 8th through January 20th. The Auction will be closed at 5:00 PM Sunday January 20th 2013.
Bidding Process: Bids will ONLY be accepted January 9th beginning at 9:00 AM and end January 20th at 5:00 PM. All considered bids must be above the initial Bid Price and or above the current published highest bid Price during Auction Hours.

Terms of the Auction: These vessels are being offered "as is where is" with right to inspect, survey and sea-trial, accept or reject only.  Any costs related to pre-inspection, surveys and sea trials are solely at the bidders expense. Any costs related to launching, yard fees, and Approved Captains for requested sea-trials are at the bidders expense. Third Party Inspectors are Available upon request.
Terms of Purchase: The highest bidder over the reserve will be required to execute a complete Purchase Agreement and will need to have a 10% deposit escrowed within 48 hours in The Catamaran Company's escrow account. The highest bidder will have the first right to execute a purchase agreement. All submitted purchase agreements MUST be executed by both the bidder and the seller to be considered an Accepted Offer. If that bidder does not execute a purchase agreement with 24 hours, the vessel will be offered to the next highest bidder. All bids over the reserve will be submitted to the sellers for their review. Cash Only, Close within 14 Days.

Please find both Purchase Agreement and Wire Transfer instructions for your review relative to this auction. Any submitted agreements and wire transfers MUST note the specific vessel the offer is attached to.

Enjoy the Auction and Good Luck!

This Auction is for Marketing Promotion Only and shall not be considered legally binding until an Acceptable Purchase Agreement with deposit has been executed between a buyer and a seller.

You can call me John Anderson 954-821-6450 for further details or write  for further information!