Catamaran for the eco-friendly adventurer
Thoughtful features make Blue Heron for long cruises in safety and comfort.
Self sufficient with lots of solar power up to 8 knots and under sail to 15 knots.
Professional customized with unique features including a custom hard top, large navigation/communication station, super-effivient refrigerator and freezer, hand laid teak floor, custom designed stern railings and dinghy davit system.
Upgrades include new Force 10 Stove/oven, new saloon cushion covers, custom mattresses in each cabin, all LED lighting, new 1100 Amp-hr Gel battery band and the transoms have just been extended over a foot to aid access from a dinghy and to minimize pitching.
Then interior overheads and saloon cabinetry have just been painted with Awlgrip marine paint in an easy to maintain, bright and cheerful Off-white, in high-gloss with a slight texture to make it easy to clean and easy on the eyes. Both heads have new Corian countertops, basin sinks, new faucet/showers and new mirrors. The heads themselves are reliable and easy to care for Lavac vacuum heads that do not require electricity or piston pumps. The head feed directly into 55 gallon capacity holding tanks that can not be configured into “illegal” dumping.
The custom navigation station is large enough to store or display full size paper charts, it has both HAM and SSB radios and a new VHF radio with hailer, GPS, AIS and a removable RAM microphone for the stearing station. There are a total of 16 each, 110v and 12v outlets, at least one in every room, including each engine room and the anchor locker forward. The 110 volts are provided by a 2000 watt pure sine-wave inverter/100 amp charger. All the electrical wiring is new oversized.
Both Volvo diesel engines have been professionally rebuilt (about 400 hours) and come with many spares. The starting batteries are paired, Optima TPPL and maintenance free. There are (8) bilge pumps each with float and manual switches and each engine has a secondary start switch in it’s engine room for troubleshooting and convenience.
Yes, there is an autopilot, and an electric windlass operable from the helm station or by a forward remote. There are (3) anchors, a 55 pound “Delta” primary on a 3/8 inch, all chain rode, a 33kg “Claw” and a 75 pound Danforth Storm anchor each with 300ft of 1 inch line and 40 feet of chain. She sits quietly at anchor on a permanently spliced rope with a quick-connect snap-shackle for connecting to the anchor chain. If you really want to stay put… that will do it !!
The sails are newer Doyle main and furling Genoa, (2) spinnakers (she is rigged with a “traveling” spinnaker track for easy dowm-wind tacking), and a storm jib. The furler was rebuilt 3 years ago with all new bearings and there is a spare set of bearings, just in case.
The NorthStar Chart plotter has a forward depth sounder in the starboard hull and a second separate sounder midship in the port hull. The Radar is a 24 inch, 4 KW Simrad unit with a 48 mile range and is mounted clear of the mast on SS pole to starboard. Navistar charts for the US and Caribbean are included.
Four, 135 watt Kyocera solar panels are mounted on the custom 9*16 foot hard-top. The panels provide up to 40 amps of charging and the hardtop provides 144 sq. ft of rainwater collection. The top is strong enough to support four people and makes working along the length of the boom a breeze. The lifelines are new, there is a permanent “jack-line” on each hull and a “catwalk” behind the cockpit to make transiting between hulls easy plus it provides a great view over the hardtop. The cockpit has a removable helm seat and ample seating for 10. Storage under the aft seats holds life jackets, propane, the grill and cleaning supplies secure and out of sight.
The construction of this vessel is also very special. These boats are entirely made of Vinel-ester resigns with structural foam above the waterline and “autoclaved” for strength. There is no Bala or embedded wood anywhere. The rig slightly undersized by today’s standards about 950 sq ft but because Blue Heron is so light and narrow her performance is truly remarkable. The mast is 61 feet above the waterline allowing her to easily go under all the bridges on the US intercostal waterway opening cruising grounds, facilities and refuges inaccessible to other large catamarans.
1177 Ave. C
Riviera Beach, FL 33404