INXS is a spectacular, owner version Catana 47 carbon infusion. Nothing was left to chance on this yacht. The live-aboard owners have logged over 75,000 miles in twenty years on five cats. This is their second Catana. They specified this cat to take them farther, more swiftly, efficiently and reliably than the previous ones.
INXS is equipped with only premium options and amenities including generator, aircon, watermaker, Garmin electronics, radar, satphone, electric toilets, washing machine and more. She is like new with low engine (630 hours) and generator (550) hours. But there are specific equipment choices on this cat that merit mention as they are the fruit of years of experience in the demanding marine environments of the Atlantic and Caribbean.
The Sparcraft/Marechal aluminum mast with Kevlar shrouds was chosen to maximise reliability and reduce weight.
These owners are avid sailors, so the X Voiles wardrobe includes a full-batten mainsail in Hydranet, genoa in Hydranet, remove-able staysail in Hydranet, gennaker on roller-furler and a symmetrical spinnaker for the long downwind passages. All the wind angles and ranges are covered.
A voyaging cat must include numerous sources of energy: the Onan generator is complemented by a large alternator on the starboard engine, a vast array of solar panels (940 Watts) and a Watt and Sea hydro-generator. The owners paid special attention to lightning protection and connected all sensitive electronic equipment to a differential board circuit breaker to neutralize the negative phase.
The Catana 47's reputation is well known: this is the "ultimate sailing machine". The carbon infusion version took performance to another level. This "machine" was tweaked by this well-traveled couple to optimize sailing efficiency, energy production and reliability under way.
INXS is located in Martinique in the heart of the Caribbean's best cruising grounds. Contact us to arrange a showing.
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Philadelphia, PA 19127