S/V Stella Maris
50’ catamaran custom built in South Africa with a design based on the Royal Cape. Her theme is safety and simplicity. For safety, she is built solid with fiberglass over plywood and 3’ railings/netting around the entire boat. She sailed from South Africa to Grenada and after breaking her mooring and going ashore sustained minor damage which was professionally repaired better than new. She has sailed the Caribbean and the East Coast since. For simplicity, she is incredibly functional and easy to maintain. She has ample storage, easy access to all systems, full size galley appliances, washer/dryer, and remote- controlled dinghy/swim platform. Massive solar (2.9kW) and batteries (1.7kAh) provide all the power you need. Only used the generator a handful of times. With 5 cabins, 5 heads, office and laundry she easily accommodates a large family and even guests.
Year: 2016 – Length: 50’ – Beam: 28’ – Draft: 3’ with shoal draft keel
Manufacturer: Len Jenkins, South Africa
Engine: Craftsman Marine CM480 Hyundai 80hp Diesel (~1000hr ea.)
ZF SD12 Saildrive, 3-blade fixed props – Sails: Ullman Sails Main and 125% Genoa
Steering: Dual-helm cables w/ autopilot (triple-redundant) – Fuel: 188 gallons
Water: 2000L (520 gallons), Vetus 20 gallon water heater, 2020 SeaWater Pro 38gph Watermaker Laundry: GE Stacked Washer (2.3 cu.ft.)/Dryer (4.4 cu. ft.) – Office: Desk, Closet, Counter, Bookshelf Galley: Elba oven with 4 burners, Danby 11 cu. ft. standup refrigerator, Arctic King 3.5 cu. ft. chest freezer, Panasonic microwave, full ss sink
Electric: 12V, 24V, and 120V. 2880 Watt (8 x 360 Watt) Solar, 1720 Ah (8 x 215 Ah) AGM House Batteries (2020), Victron Quattro 24V, 5000VA, 120V, Twin Balmar 70A each @ 24V (equivalent of 140A each @ 12V), 2000W WEN Generator – Air Conditioner: 5000 BTU Window
Navigation: Garmin 7412xsv Chart Plotter, GMR 24xhd Radar, AIS600, GHP12 Autopilot, Ritchie Navigation Compass HD-745 – Anchor: 105lb Mantus with 250’ chain. Spare 88lb MaxSet plough. Maxwell HRC Windlass – Dinghy/Swim Platform: Carbon fiber, motorized, remote controlled.
Safety: EPIRB, Wireless smoke detectors in each room, CO detection, Xintex propane fume solenoid Other: Powerwasher, 2 Stand-up Paddle Boards (SUP), 2 kids kayaks, emergency life jackets, etc.
Dinghy: Carib Marine, 12’ SeaRover 360 Aluminum RIB with 25hp Yamaha Enduro 2-stroke (New 25hp 4- stroke if preferred)