Catamaran ASHANTY is for sale!
After almost 20 years as a liveaboard sailor, I decided to sell my Catamaran Ashanty.
The Catamaran ASHANTY was build 2000 in South Africa from Robertson&Caine.
At this time R&C produced exclusively for Mooring charter company and the brand name was Mooring3800.
I bought her in 2008 in the British Virgin Island from Moorings. It was a big step from my first boat, a Comet 1050 monohull, that I sailed for 8 years in Mediterrranean and Alantic.
ASHANTY sailed with me for 2 years in the Caribbean, than we went through the Panama Canal to the Pacific.
Stayed for a while in the beautiful South-sea archipelago and since 2012 in the not less beautiful Philippines!
As one can imagine buying a boat from a charter company needs some additional maintenance.
I had to overhaul Starboard transmission and to buy a new Portside transmission (HB150 or ZF 15).
I also installed a Spectra Watermaker 150 which was a good idea, specially for the Pacific (32 days crossing, because of very calm weather!).
But also important for the Philippines.
Not everywhere you can get water. The Spectra needs very little energy because of its Clarc pump system (runs with solar!).
ASHANTY has two Westerbeke 44 HP engines with propeller shaft! I think most sailors would prefer shaft instead a Z-drive.
Both shafts has been renewed in 2018. (Old ones still on board and can me adjusted as a spar)
The Westerbeke engines are not the most silent engines on the market, but very robust and reliable.
Never had a bigger issue on my long sailing trip!
Raymarine C90 Chartplotter, Autopilot ST6000, Tridata ST50 (new in 2018), Wind, Compass, Radar and AIS.
VHF, M710 from Icom SSB radio, and Epirb class II fom Ocean system.
Radio and CD Player.
A small but important thing was the installation of a saltwater pump for the galley!
I also have a 220V sinus inverter and a 110 V modified sinus inverter.
All lights are LED.
The boat has a water heater (which i never used in 10 years!)
In 2009 the mast came down in calm weather, with only 12 kt winds, luckily there was not much damage on deck and I was just 3 miles from Shelter Bay Marina in Panama.
The reason was a broken U-toggle on the For-stay. Thats the risk if you buy a boat from a charter company like Moorings!
All rigging and U-toogles have been renewed than!
In 2013 she received a new headsail, in 2018 a new Mainsail with new Lazy jacks and "sailbag".
Foresail has a Profurl furling system, Mainsail is fully button. (both from HIDE sails).
2017 new solid cockpit cushions.
Top loading spill-over freezer/refrigerator in the galley.
800 l feshwater in two bow thanks.
240 l Diesel tank
Other new equipment I bought recently:
Force10 Marine stove
Magma Gas grill (barbecue)
Electric Toilet on Portside (starboard is still traditional one)
New faucet on portside head
New Lewmar hatch for the portside after cabin.
2018 I also renewed my old solarpanels (some of them where from 1991, from my first boat but still working!)
with 6 x 150 W Panels and with so much power I need a new MPTT Controller ML4860 from RoHS
A new Bimini was installed at this oppurtunity (2018)
I also renewed the batteries at the same time with 8 x Trojan T105. This 6 V Golf car batteries are wired together to fit the 12 V bordsystem.
With the T105 I have very good experience: The last set lives 5 years!
New 60 m chain for CQR anchor in 2017.
2nd Bruce anchor with 10 m Chain got new 50 m rope in 2018.
Halyard renewed in 2018 as well.
Dinghy anchor has 12 m rope.
In January 2019 the Antifouling was renewed.
There are a lot of spare parts on board.
The dinghy is a Carib 2,40 m with a 15 HP Yamaha engine, both 2010.
Please contact me if interested: