13 June 2013

Operation BABSAM


In the spirit of NOT BURYING THE LEAD:  For the low, low, SEVERELY LOW price of $210,000 $175,000 $165,000, JOY, a 1993 Fountaine Pajot Venezia, is yours. At the bottom of this post, you will find links to a detailed spec sheet and a web page with tons more pictures.  Send speedy and serious inquiries to ahoy@morejoyeverywhere.com. [8/17 Update: after the lightning strike.]

Shiny new bottom paint, a couple of months ago
We’re using our two-year escape clause. Cruising reminds us of camping, which we hate. Sailing involves lots of water and nature, which don’t appeal to Ean. Beaches are full of sand, which Jane finds icky. A boat requires constant maintenance and repairs, which we are neither qualified for nor interested in.  And although they didn't officially get to vote, our middle-aged cats, like their middle-aged owners, are unanimous in their desire to live and die on land.

Cockpit - bright new bimini - and you can see
the back of the Raymarine MFD in the forground. 
We want to move on to new adventures, and thus, JOY seems less Magic Carpet and more Millstone. JOY is making us all quite crabby. It’s not her fault, really.  JOY needs a fresh start with fresh owners.

So we are initiating Operation BABSAM (Buy a Boat, Save a Marriage). We will probably list JOY with a broker, unless we can make a quick deal with some eager beaver who is ready to make the leap. Hey, maybe YOU?! ...
...if you’ve done your research, you’re seriously looking and ready to buy a 40-something foot catamaran - cash in hand - and you want to come to Panama (or possibly Mexico) to pick it up.... 
...if you know how to fix stuff when it breaks, because JOY is seriously tricked out with gobs of stuff, and it all breaks, and if we’re telling you something you don’t already know, you should NOT be buying this boat....
...if you want to be a live-aboard, blue-water cruiser on a well-equipped, safe and sea-worthy 42 ft. catamaran that has already circumnavigated the globe once and is ready to go again....
The BFFs (Big Fat Features) 


Vitrifrigo fridge, toaster (free with boat purchase),
panel to the right of the toaster is the top of the freezer
Power

2 38 hp Yanmar engines
1540 amp hour AGM house battery bank, new in 2012
654 w solar (2012)
6 kW Northern Lights generator in sound-proof cabinet
Magna 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter/ charger
Balmar high-output Alternator (on starboard engine) with ARS-5 regulator

Navigation

Raymarine E-120W multifunction display with charts for Caribbean, S. America, and Indian Ocean (2011)
Raymarine autopilot with new P70 control head (2013)
AIS 250 receiver
Radar (Raymarine RD418D 4 kW digital Radome scanner) (2011)

Galley
The dinghy behind the bimini, lifted high on the arch
with solar panels on top. Also, in the foreground,
solid handrails instead of the standard lifelines.

Vitrofrigo 2 drawer DC refrigerator (2012)
Drop-in Engel 40L fridge or freezer (2012)
Force 10 oven with broiler (2013)

And there's more...

Sunbrella bimini with dodger (2012)
Cruisair air conditioner in Salon with a Dometic Breathe Easy air purifier in-duct model (2012)
Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper mini 170 DC watermaker, 7 gph capacity (2012)
Carib dinghy and 15 hp Yamaha outboard (new in 2011)
50 lb CQR anchor with 285 ft of 10mm chain
beautiful custom arch for solar panels and dinghy - motorized dinghy lift
strong and solid anodized aluminum handrails instead of lifelines
bottom paint new in March 2013
mast height is 64' - allowing for ICW travel (NOT that we recommend ICW travel - but hey, different strokes for different folks).


And There's More!  

Starboard aft cabin - port aft is similar
For the same low, low price....  


Do you really need to know about the EPIRB, the fully-battened mainsail, the roller-furling headsail, the VHF radios, the Lifesling2, the heads, tankage, the 2 burner stove, and the rest of the 93 features that you might find if you were reading this listing on yachtworld.com?  Well, of course you do, if you are a prospective buyer.  


Port forward cabin
(Starboard forward is set up as workroom/garage)
Please email us.  BABSAM.  We'll send you a thank-you card every year on our anniversary.













Update - Spec Sheet and More Pictures!

Update, 6/17: Lots of pictures of the salon, nav station, and galley, click here.  We will be adding pics of the rest of the boat within a few days.

Update, 7/14: More pics (finally)!  This page shows pics of the deck and some tech. stuff.

Update, 8/17: Post-lightning strike, an updated spec sheet - JOY details, PDF  (If you have trouble with google drive, send us an email and we will attach the PDF to our reply.)

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