62 foot Aluminium Cruising Catamaran - ELCIE
Elcie is a fast, comfortable and capable passagemaker. With berths for 10, she has safely carried a family along with many expense-sharing crew and volunteers across all oceans. She is well-suited to expedition and term charters, light scientific research, eco adventures, film support and group/family cruising. Elcie is licensed to carry 6 passengers in the U.S.A. and is limited only by her liferaft capacity of 12 in International waters.
Elcie is offered for sale by the original owners who worked closely with yacht designer, David De Villiers, and builder Q-West Boatbuilders in New Zealand to create a versatile and now proven voyager. Both professional USCG Licensed Captains, the owners have a combined 75 years and countless miles of sailing experience on a large range of vessel size and type.
Elcie is outfitted to be easy to operate and self-sufficient with long range cruising in mind. Included in the equipment list are 700 Watt Solar Panels, a Spectra Cape Horn Watermaker, Jefa Transmission Steering system and Autopilot, Vesper AIS, Satcom and much more. (A complete equipment list is available at www.elcieexpeditions.com).
Elcies's strength and stability make her a solid feel at sea while her shallow draft affords exploration well off the beaten track. The ketch rig offers two advantages - a variety of sail combinations for changing weather conditions and a low center of effort without loss of sail area. Maximum ventilation and insulation make her comfortable in the tropics as well as in higher latitudes.
OFFERED AT $795000 USD
Read the article in Blue Water Sailing Issue June 2011