48' Aluminium Power Catamaran

Two owners since new. Never Chartered. Excellent presentation.

Serious long range passage-maker. 2000nm range. 

Last surveyed July 2018

Tax pad in Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji. 

Australian registered.

Designed by Andrew McDonald-Smith (Lloyds Ships. Marine Designer-Australia), this 48' power catamaran was built to comply with the most stringent quality control and to sustain the most grueling sea conditions. 
Her owner had her built by the very best aluminum boat-building specialists in Australia, Coral Coast Marine Construction Pty Ltd, a company specializing in shipbuilding of both commercial power catamarans as well as large luxury pleasure crafts.
Operating his own Marine Design business for the past 8 years, Andrew McDonald-Smith's personal portfolio (spanning from 4.3m to 20m vessels with thousands of designs on the water) as been acknowledged with numerous Australian awards as an independent designer. Andrew works closely with the owner and yard to produce the best result for all parties, with clients receiving 100% effort to completion. As a Mechanical Engineer with a trade back ground, Andrew McDonald-Smith began Marine Engineering and Design 20 years ago with Lloyds Ships and has since worked with South East Queensland's foremost luxury yacht building yards.

'Aquarian' is a fast, long-distance cruiser, having cruised several times between Australia, New Caledonia and Fiji in records time.

Built to comfortably and effortlessly cover huge distances in all weather conditions, her previous owner, a keen surfer who purchased the boat to chase the best swells the South Pacific has to offer, bringing 'Aquarian' back and forth between his home in QLD and his other home in the beautiful Manamuca Islands in Fiji.

Aquarian has also been imported in New Caledonia, where she can also remain indefinitely. This could be very interesting for someone wishing to spend extended amount of time either in Australia, New Caledonia or Fiji, where cruising permits normally last 12-18 months.

In 2018, Aquarian was sold to her current owners, a Hawaiian couple of entrepreneurs who thought to use the boat for their own pleasure when in Fiji, but mostly looked at developing her as a surfing and fishing charter. Unfortunately, due to Covid, the venture never eventuated and the boat is now back on the market.

Built of 4mm thick alloy above the waterline and 5mm below, over an extremely strong aluminum frame and grid, this veritable ship means business. She was specifically chosen by her owner to be able to safely cruise the sometimes tricky waters of the Pacific Islands, where uncharted reef abounds, as well as sustain some of the roughest ocean conditions. Her hull is insulated above the waterline to keep the cabin cool in the hot weather, and warm when it is cool as well as protect the cabins against condensation. 

'Aquarian' is turn key and a great choice for someone looking for a near-new passage-maker and serious offshore cruising vessel. She is according equipped with all the necessary cruising electronics, water-maker, brand new Genset, huge inverter, Alloy RIB on davits and extensive safety inventory. The boat is wired in 240V and 12 V.
'Aquarian' was re-sprayed in 2-pack Epoxy in 2014 and her hull is in beautiful condition. There are a few areas in the cockpit which could do with a touch up, although this is really minor and barely noticeable.

The interior is fresh and clean, with new upholstery in the salon as well as the aft deck and flybridge. 

Intelligently designed to marry muscle and ultimate competence at sea with a luxurious but practical interior, 'Aquarian's list of great features is impressive.

-Boat easily boarded in all weather via the two wide aft steps and boarding platforms
-Large aft cockpit with a lovely curved settee and large capacity storage hatches both under the floor and the seats. 
-Wide access hatches to engine rooms 
-Good access to the forward deck via the side deck, which are fitted with stainless steel grab-rails
-Flush access through the two reinforced-glass doors to the saloon and main cabin. 
-A sturdy ladder reaches the huge flybridge, which combines a large sitting area, small bar fridge, more storage and the helm area, which is situated to offer great visibility around the whole ship and the forward deck. 
-Full set of clears and solid GRP Bimini are suitable in all weather and provide great protection at sea while still being modular. (Please note that the upholstery photographed here is showing the old set, but is being replaced with new now in white with a small blue trim. )
-A large head with fully separate shower is accessed via the cockpit and a full size reinforced glass door. 
-Huge main cabin with opening tinted windows for great cross ventilation
-Large saloon / dinette with separate lounge. Flat screen TV / Home theater.
-Open plan galley on same level as saloon with ample food preparation area, full size stand up fridge / freezer, double SS sink, Mircowave and plenty of storage.
-4 X large double cabins, 2 X with ensuite and plenty of storage / hanging lockers / drawers.
-Powerful air conditioning in main cabin effortlessly cools down the whole boat.
-2 x YANMAR 4LHA 260HP. Approx consumption. 1600RPM -10-12 knots 20 liter per hour total. 2600 RPM - 15.5k to 17 knots 43-50 Lph ( depending on boat weight/fuel load). Engine hours: 1900 and 1903.
-2000L fuel capacity for serious offshore cruising.



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