BANANA is the only St. Francis 50 available for sale in the world and it is now in Ft. Lauderdale. The St. Francis 50 is the class of South African built cats - sturdy, fast and beautifully finished - one of the most capable blue-water voyagers ever built.
BANANA is in excellent condition. She has just completed a six year circumnavigation and looks as fresh now as when she was launched. The reason - she made a pit-stop at the factory in St. Francis Bay, South Africa this winter 2016 before rounding the Cape of Good Hope for the second time and heading back to the Caribbean and Florida. She was hauled at the St. Francis factory, where she was built, the mast was stepped, she was put in the shed and underwent a 70 item refit: all new standing rigging installed, mast inspected, new Ullman Hydranet sails fitted, new sail drives installed, engines fully serviced, interior completely repainted, joinery tweaked, new thru hulls fitted, new hatch seals, all new mattresses, new oven and the list goes on. Please consult the very detailed specification below as well as the sailing and maintenance history.
This is a truly serious ocean voyager for serious sailors. No silly fly-bridge, no exposed helm on this cat. Construction is cutting-edge technology: foam core, resin-infused, vinyl-ester is used throughout the layup. Sturdy Southern Spars rig with all new standing rigging: cap and lower shrouds on each side, two head-stays and boom vang. New Ullman Hydranet sails. Electric winches. Everything is built tough to endure, nothing is left to chance. This is the yacht you want to go offshore in any conditions with your family or friends.
Below decks you will find all the amenities needed for a comfortable life at sea: generator, air conditioning, water-maker, fridge, freezer, coldbox in the cockpit, washer-dryer, large u-shaped galley, a workshop and even a built-in piano behind the chart table. The headroom is over seven feet throughout. The cherry wood finishes are elegant, warm and maintenance free.
At the large, forward-facing chart table you have everything at hand to sail your way safely through storms, fog and traffic: radar, AIS, plotter, SSB, Iridium Satphone. Solar panels and a wind-gen provide the main sources of electrical power with a generator and large alternators for back-up when needed.
The St. Francis pedigree is unmatched in the multihull community. BANANA is turn key and ready to take you for a lap around the Caribbean or around the world.
NOT FOR SALE TO U.S. RESIDENTS IN U.S. WATERS.
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