Used Custom Sagitta 33 Catamaran For Sale

SOLD! (06/03)


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33’ 00"

Model: Custom Sagitta 33
Builder: Heritage Manufacturing
USD($) Price: $129,000  $126,000  $119,000 $110,000
Location: 2Hulls Dock, FL
Beam: 20’ 00"
Draft Min/Max: 3’ 00"
Mast Hgt. 46’ 08”
Displacement: 7,700 lbs.
Engine(s): 20HP Mariner Outboard
Berths: 1 Double, 1 King
Heads: 1
Fuel Capacity  40 gallons
Fresh Water Cap. 160 gallons
L.W.L: 31’ 00"
Mainsail Area: 276 sq.ft.
Jib Area: 178 sq.ft.
Spinnaker Area: 550 sq.ft.
Designer: Richard Woods

Layout & AccoMmodations:
Port and starboard forward hulls each have large storage areas accessible from both deck hatches and the interior. Port forward interior contains the toilet, shower, and washbasin, with ample stowage in shelves and lockers. Amidships there are two large bookshelves, with additional stowage under the sole. The after part of the port hull contains the double berth with large stowage locker beneath. There are also a hanging locker and several shelves and stowage lockers. Aft of the berth is another locker, also containing a safe. 

Stepping up to the saloon we find two settees and a table at which 6 people may dine in comfort. The table converts to a king-size bed when needed. The port side of the saloon has a large bookshelf, counter top (for TV/VCR, decorative items, etc), and the refrigerator. There is stowage in lockers forward of the table and under the sofas. The double door to the cockpit is made of shatterproof glass with a stationary window of the same size. This enlarges the space to create a huge living area comprising the saloon and cockpit together. By the cockpit door is a wet hanging locker. 

Forward in the starboard hull is the very comfortable and spacious galley with a 316 SS sink with pressurized hot and cold fresh water and cold seawater. The stove is a 3-burner Eno propane model, and the galley contains a great deal of stowage. Aft of the galley is a storage area with shelves, followed by a REAL workshop, with workbench, vise, and commodious stowage. The workshop could be converted to another sleeping cabin if desired. 

There are curtains on all of the windows and the cockpit door. The cockpit has new (2001) “fast-drain” fitted cushions.  

Outside, the 20ft wide cockpit provides a living and lounging area unequalled on cats twice her size. In the cockpit is a fitted overhead hot and cold-water shower. Aft of the cockpit is a very strong SS arch structure that provides a base for the solar panels and from which hangs the 12 ft aluminum RIB dinghy with 15hp motor. Both hulls terminate aft in water level platforms for swimming, diving, dinghy access, and lounging. 

Electronics & Navigation:
Navico Depth, Speed, Log, and Wind Instruments 
Sony radio/tape player with 10 CD changer
Plastimo Contest 130 Compass   
4 x Pioneer 50W speakers
Autohelm ST4000 auto-pilot with remote 
Autohelm ST1000 auto-pilot as back-up 
Windex at masthead
Spare motors for both auto-pilots   
Tricolor at masthead
Suunto handheld compass    
Halogen deck light
Uniden MC635 VHF radio    
Steaming light on mast
Interphase Pilot GPS (by ICOM) Anchor light at masthead 

Mechanical & Electrical:
20HP Mariner long-shaft outboard on lifting motor skid, remote controlled and steer able. Push-pull steering by Morse, with a quick-release pin when on auto-pilot.
4 x Siemens solar panels on the custom arch (3 x M55s and 1 x M75)
50W halogen spotlight under the arch
New (2000) 1,500W Heart Interface Inverter
110v and 12v outlets throughout the boat
PUR 35 12v 35gpd watermaker
2 x 2-speed 12v fans
Propane hot water heater (2000)
3 burner Eno propane stove
Edessa 5 Star propane refrigerator/freezer (also 220v)
Pressurized fresh water throughout the boat
Pressurized seawater in galley and cockpit (includes anchor wash down)
PAR manual toilet
Manual bilge pump in head for shower sump pump out
2 x 200amp deep-cycle golf cart batteries (15 months old)
Many white/red 12v lights throughout the boat
110v Braun mixer
110v Microwave oven
110v Toaster oven
2 mounted fire extinguishers 

Deck & Hulls:
A one-piece molding except for customized areas. Foam and balsa core with only stitched fabric bi-axial and tri-axial cloth (no mat, no roving woven). The hulls are a one-piece mold, including the bridge deck. The hulls are solid GRP below the waterline. 

The hulls are filled with 2,500 liters of foam in 11 compartments. Including that used in the deck and hulls, there are a total of 4,000 liters of foam in the boat - rendering her totally unsinkable. In the stern section, built into the structure, is a full-width beam glassed-in for extreme strength and stiffness over and above design specs. 

The hulls have glassed-over sacrificial keels so that the boat will remain watertight if they are sheared-off by collision. All seacocks and skin fittings are in an independent well so that no water enters the boat in the event of seacock leak or damage. The hulls had 3 coats of underwater epoxy applied to the gelcoat after launch. 

2 x white PVC rain-catcher anchor awnings that cover the entire boat from mast to stern
2 x additional awnings for forward of the mast
Shade netting awning to cover boat in storage
All new (2001) external canvas, including:  hatch covers
Mainsail cover
Cockpit spray cloths
Forward window covers
Wheel cover
7 x large hatches to allow airflow from all directions
6 x Lewmar opening ports
2 x extra-large access hatches for bow storage
2 x large forward deck storage lockers for ground tackle, fenders, lines, etc
2 x large cockpit storage lockers
3 x winch handles
316 SS handrails
2 x SS fishing rod holders
4 x Lewmar self-tailing winches: 2 x 30ST
2 x 16ST
45lb CQR anchor with 100’ of 5/16 HT chain and 85’ 3/4” of nylon rode
FX23 Fortress anchor with 14’ of 3/8” chain and 85” of 3/4” nylon rode
Dinghy anchor with chain and nylon rode
2 x aluminum 20lb propane tanks 

Sails & Rig:
Aluminum mast and boom by Sparcraft
Fully-Battened mainsail by Doyle
Quicksilver Genoa by Doyle
1.5oz symmetrical spinnaker with sock
Finfurl (custom built for offshore cruising) roller furling for genoa
Lazy jacks for the mainsail
SS mast steps to the masthead
Radar reflector
Spare halyard in the mast
Separate snatch blocks 

Built-in safe
Mosquito screens for door and hatches
New (2001) cockpit cushions
8' 06" West Marine inflatable (2000) and a 4hp Mariner outboard (manufactured in 1997, but purchased new in 2000) 

This boat was designed and built for safe and comfortable offshore and coastal cruising. She is a custom designed, factory built, ocean capable and proven yacht. Her first owner was a marine engineer who oversaw the construction in Cape Town in 1994, and then sailed her from South Africa to Brazil, and then up through the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Her second and current owners sailed her from Ft Lauderdale to the Chesapeake Bay and back. PEREGRINE has had two very caring and knowledgeable owners and is meticulously maintained and in immaculate condition. 

For a 33” boat, PEREGRINE is incredibly spacious and stable. She has a very wide beam and is a real performance cruiser. Her sheeting arrangements and well-designed rig and sails allow her to point considerably better than other cats and almost as well as a monohull - but faster. Fully loaded she has reached 21 knots in a 30-knot wind. She behaves extremely well under autopilot, and 200-mile days are commonplace. She is easy and simple to sail. 

PEREGRINE is a very practical boat and easily maintained. The solar panels and the inverter provide all necessary electrical power for comfort and boat management. She is a very self-sufficient vessel. All systems are very well thought-out and installed, and she is ready for the Bahamas or round the world. 

Peregrine is a very special boat. Constructed and fitted-out for safe and comfortable long-range cruising for two to four persons, she is equally ready for fast, enjoyable local voyaging in the USA, Bahamas, and Caribbean.

We purchased her from the original owners in February of 1991. They (Dirk and Julia) had brought her to Ft Lauderdale from South Africa, where they had worked with the Richard Woods "Sagitta" design and a professional boat-building yard in Cape Town to create their "perfect" cruising catamaran. Dirk is a marine engineer and experienced sailor and wanted a boat that could cross oceans safely and in comfort and would also provide substantial self-reliance and independence. They therefore developed a boat on the following principles:

- superbly engineered hulls and superstructure for strength and lightness. Stitched fabric bi-ax and tri-ax cloth - no mat and no roving woven;
- oversize beams fore and aft to provide boat strength and rigidity;
- sacrificial fixed keels that are both foam-filled and detachable in a collision. None of the problems with lifting keels or dagger-boards, and keels that can detach without holing the boat in the case of a serious collision or grounding;
- solid fiberglass construction below the waterline and a mixture of solid and sandwich (foam and balsa) construction above the waterline. The foam in the hulls (4,000 lts in 11 compartments) render the boat unsinkable in the event of catastrophe;
- all seacocks in wells. If a hose detaches or a seacock/through hull is damaged, then the water will only enter the well and not into the hulls;
- no bilges (no need for bilge pumps, smells, etc);
- simple and safe rig for fast and easy cruising (with a simple set-up for the spinnaker). Fully battened main with lazy jacks;
- oversize SS gantry and davits on the stern. The large stainless steel arch aft of the cockpit provides an exceptionally strong and convenient location for solar panels, awnings, o/b mounts, and davits capable of handling a 12ft dinghy and a 20hp outboard;
- strong and simple steering system;
- extensive stowage for all boat and personal gear;
- relative independence from shore with large fresh water capacity and water maker, lots of fuel, and large solar panels for power generation. Large sun awning that acts as a very large-capacity rain-catcher;
- stern platforms to both extend the wetted surface area and provide wonderful diving and boarding stations (no need for boarding ladders);
- large workshop for all types of boat, outboard, fishing, and other maintenance and play work;
- large and efficient galley (Cheryl is in love with the galley and worries about ever finding one as good as this again);
- huge cockpit that extends the full 20ft beam and provides wonderful living and play space.

After her construction in Cape Town in 1994, Dirk and Julia (D&J) spent the next year (1994/5) preparing the boat and day sailing. They then sailed to Langebaan on the West coast, and left South Africa from there in April of 1995. First passage was to St Helena, where they spent 5 days. Then across the South Atlantic to Salvador in Brazil. From there to Cabadelo, Natal, and then Fernando do Noronha, where they spent 6 weeks. Then to Islas Roces and on to Lanquois. From here they voyaged to Barbados and then St Maarten - and they stayed in that area for the next three years. Peregrine was hauled out and fully covered for one of those years while D&J worked on a mega-yacht. After that they cruised all the Caribbean islands to the South, down to Trinidad. From there they went directly to the Venezuelan islands (Los Testigos, Blanquia, Tortugas. Los Roques, and Aves de Barlovento). The capabilities of Peregrine allowed them to spend two and a half months in the islands without any form of re-provisioning.

Then back up to St Maarten, to the Virgins, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, and Ft Lauderdale, entering the USA in October of 2000.

Cheryl and I have over 25 years of sailing experience in Europe, Canada, USA, Mexico, Venezuela, the Caribbean and Australia and were looking for a strong and capable catamaran that did not waste precious living space on multiple (and usually unused) sleeping cabins and heads, but provided excellent and enjoyable living and cruising accommodations for two persons with occasional visitors. We also wanted a boat with robust mechanical and electrical systems that would give us the conveniences that we are used to (refrigeration, shower, pressure hot and cold water, microwave, 110v and 12v power systems, navigational electronics, autopilots, water maker, solar power, lighting, stereo, fans, etc) without spending time trying to fix broken systems - and we learnt this the hard way during ownership of 11 large sail boats up to 55 ft.

We were therefore terribly impressed when we first met D&J and looked at Peregrine. We were even more impressed when we had a survey and took her for a trial sail. We consequently purchased her in February of 2001, and had her documented as a US vessel with the Coast Guard.

At the end of April we sailed her up the US East Coast to the Chesapeake Bay and spent the summer exploring that area. We found Peregrine to be a very safe and sea-kindly catamaran. We were surprised by her pointing ability - the jib sheets lead well in-board and we could point up to 30 degrees for long periods. D&L had her up to 21 knots in the Atlantic, but we were never quite that brave! She will comfortably cruise at 8-9 knots, when loaded, and for local cruising with a lighter payload would obviously do considerably better. The spinnaker is a delight and can be carried even with the wind somewhat forward of the beam. The sock and the platform created by the foredeck and the beam make setting and retrieving it a simple exercise. The permanent preventer on the main is very effective, and is also quick release if the main needs to be dumped quickly (which never actually happened to us). The autopilot is easily set and we used it almost all the time - leaving us free to fish and relax. The steering lever for the out-board, when coupled with the rudders make maneuvering the boat under power a very easy operation - both ahead and astern. She is considerably easier to drive than a monohull.

I wouldn't hesitate to single-hand this boat around the world.

Our plans had been to return to Ft Lauderdale in November, re-paint the bottom, re-provision, and head out to the Bahamas for the winter. In Spring we were going to head to Central America via Cuba.

However, during the summer, I was approached by ex-colleagues about a two-year job back in SE Asia (one of our favorite areas). After much deliberation, I was tempted back out of retirement and took the job. As this means spending much of the next two years on the other side of the world, we decided that we must sell Peregrine - two years in Florida not being used or receiving our regular care and attention is not the right thing for any boat. So we brought her back to Ft Lauderdale, re-painted the bottom, and put her up for sale.

Details are thought to be reliable but are not guaranteed. 
Offer subject to change, prior sale and tax when applicable.
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