Balance Catamarans 451

Price US $550,000 Plus Duty/GST if applicable

US $550,000 Plus Duty/GST if applicable
Gemini Sunset is a blue water liveaboard catamaran. She is a performance cruising catamaran built for speed but also comfort. She is lightweight, has a long waterline, a low boom so a lower centre of gravity, widely spaced hulls and very good bridge clearance. The hulls are pointed and slim so the boat is very streamlined. This makes her sail very well, sail fast and point to windward up to 40 degrees without any loss of speed. The daggerboards reduce leeway considerably so help to keep the boat pointing when going upwind. The helm seat is high enough to see all four corners of the boat, ideal for berthing, but low enough to not interfere with the performance of the mainsail. The enclosure offers superb protection in bad weather yet still gives excellent all around visibility. The boat is also very comfortable with two good sized double cabins, a large owner's bathroom
and a walk-in wardrobe. There is ample cupboard and locker space. The saloon is very
comfortable and the galley is large and well-equipped. The large patio doors permit access to and from the cockpit very easily. For a couple the boat is perfect. The owners use the third single cabin as a workshop and a storage area. That still leaves plenty of room to have another couple on board as guests.
New Zealand
Family, Leisure, Cruising
Roger Hill and Phillip Berman
Balance Catamarans
45' 0" - 13.72m
7.11 m
1.16 m
Approximately, 9 tons unladen
Hull Material
Volvo D2-40, Volvo Penta Saildrives (part of the D2-40 engines) 130 SR-B, 180 degrees LH ratio 2.19:1
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Engine Hours
Number Engines
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
Max Speed
8 knots
Cruise Speed
7 knots
NextGen UCM1 3.5kW, 500Hrs
Corian counter tops, large single sink, single mixer tap, salt water hose
Cruise 200 stainless steel fridge/freezer, side by side 7.1 cu ft DC only
Dometic SMEV 3 burner gas stove with oven
Spectra Cape Horn Xtreme - 50 litres an hour
Hot Water System
Isotemp spa water heater - 40 liters
Owner Version, 3 double cabins ~ (2 double and 1 single), Master double cabin with bathroom and walk-in wardrobe in the starboard hull, guest double cabin with bathroom and single cabin/office/workshop in port hull
Caframo cabin fans, two in the saloon, two in each double-cabin, one in the single cabin
Simulated timber flooring, Matte finish wood, honeycomb construction
2 with wall mounted shower heads and electric shower bilge pump
Two with holding tanks that can be emptied by deck pump out or by the boat's pump directly overboard, each tank has a contents gauge
Air Conditioning
Air Conditioning: Cruisair 12,000 BTU, one for each hull
Apex AL-10, aluminum bottom
Mercury 15hp two stroke
Ground Tackle
Rocna anchor 25kg, 80m 3/8" chain with 20m of rode
Bilge Pumps
Rule automatic electric bilge pumps and high water alarms
Batteries: 4 Deep Cycle AGM batteries, 12V each but linked to supply 24V to the boat's systems, 150 ah each for a total of 600ah
Charger system: Victron Energy Inverter/Charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
Battery Monitor System: Victron Energy inverter/charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
Alternator: Volvo standard alternators: 12V alternator on each engine to charge each engine and the generator, 24V alternators on each engine to change the house batteries
Solar panels: 4 x 200 watt panels on the bimini GSP-SP-200-F (36V), 200W 36V PHOTOFLEX semi-flexible SunPower solar panel ( 1440 mm x 805mm x 2.5mm with output cable lead
Interior lighting: Recessed LED 24V lighting
Shore power cord: 15m 220V cable, boat runs on 220V, 50Hz
Electrical sockets: 220V international plugs, 7 sockets
Inverter: Victron Energy/Inverter/Charger MultiPlus 24/3000/70 (2016)
Raymarine GPS
Raymarine thru-hull depth transducer 600W low-profile
Raymarine p120 thru-hull speed and temperature sensor
Raymarine i50 tridata display (speed, depth, temperature)
Raymarine i60 wind display
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with p70 control head at helm and ACU 200
Raymarine Raypilot Type 1 24V hydraulic pump
Raymarine Smart Controller Wireless Autopilot Remote complete with base station
Raymarine Ray 60 VHF Radio with DSC and Ray 60 Raymic Handset
Icom IC-M36 VHF marine transceiver
Handheld Garmin GPS 73
Raymarine RD418D - 18" 4kW Digital Radome Scanner (2016)
Raymarine e127 12: Hybridtouch Multifunction Display with Fish Finder
Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver and an active AIS antenna splitter 100
Hisense TV, LED 32EC200
Ritchie Helmsman Steering Compass
Sail Inventory
Mainsail: Neil Pryde, high performance sail cloth, triradial cut, 2017, Fully battened (7 fibreglass battens), Roller bearing batten cars, Lazy bag mainsail cover with integrated lazyjacks, Boom outhaul, 3 reefs, all single line reefing, Port and starboard mainsheets
Jib: Neil Pryde, High Performance Sail Cloth, Tri-radial cut, 2017, self-tacking jib
Spinnaker Symmetrical: Neil Pryde 1.5 oz nylon, pink and pale turquoise (2017)
Screecher: Neil Pryde, high performance sail cloth, tri-radial cut (2017)
Mast / Rigging
Selden furler
Selden mast: Clear anodized aluminum mast and boom, Single Spreader, 7/8 rig
Mast is 17.2m from the deck, 19.2m from the water
Carbon fibre bowsprit, 1.33 m long
Daggerboards: Two daggerboards, fiberglass construction, 2.31 m draft when fully down
Deck Gear
Raised double helm seat
Winches: 3 Lewmar winches in the cockpit (2x50 manual, 1x50 electric), 1 Selden winch at the mast (S40). All are two speed and self-tailing
Deck cleats: 8 docking cleats, 1 center mooring cleat on the foredeck
Two bow pulpit seats - Teak
Foam core cockpit table in White
UV quality vinyl seating for 8 people in light cream with Turquoise and Grey Stripe
Magma Chef's Mate Connoisseur Series Gas Grill Model A10-803
Saltwater pump
Whale Twist Deck Shower
Salt or fresh water wash down pump with hose sockets in the cockpit and anchor locker
Partial enclosure on three sides of the cockpit in 40g Strataglass and Stamoid Light in White. Sun shades in Phifertex Plus, colour is Grey Sand
10 recessed deck hatches, with mosquito screens
Two forward deck storage lockers
2 swim ladders
Cockpit fridge
Cockpit sink
Moveable and foldable cockpit table, can be raised to the bimini ceiling when under sail if wanted
Gemini Sunset was built in China in 2016, completed in December 2016 and shipped to Florida. She was launched after the Miami Boat Show in February 2017. She has been well maintained by her owners since since they purchased her in April 2018. There have been no major changes to the yacht and no re-fits. The only upgrades made were to have a third reef put in the mainsail in August 2018, to have an enclosure made for the cockpit in September 2018 and to install a generator in October 2018.
Gemini Sunset was first sailed from Florida to Grenada in March 2017. She stayed in Grenada for a year and when we bought her she had done approximately 3000 miles. We sailed her north to Martinique, the BVIs, the Bahamas, the East Coast of America, back to the Bahamas, to Cuba, Panama and then across the Pacific. We have done another 13,000 miles so far so the boat has done 16,000 in total

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