Privilege 37 - Owner's Version


Solid, long distance true Bluewater cruising catamaran in an easily handled size

Owners version with three spacious double cabins

Only one prior owner from new (never chartered)

Light and spacious with plenty of head room

Incredibly good condition and superbly maintained



  •  1,320 watts of solar with Victron charge controllers (2018)
  • 400Ah lithium batteries (2021)
  • Upgraded 1700 watt Lofrans X3 windlass (2021)
  • Mainsail and genoa (2022)
  • Running and standing rigging (2017-2022)
  • Propellers (2022)
  • Anchor chain (2022)
  • Hard bimini (2018)
  • Watermaker - Schenker Smart 30 (2018) upgraded to 60 litre/min (2021)

Trampolines (2022)


Upgraded electric windlass, Harken mainsail tracks and 2:1 purchase mainsail halliard for easy single or short handed sailing. Feeling safe at anchor is of primary importance - she has one of the best anchors available.


  • Genuinely ready to go with constant upgrades
  • Incredible amount of space relative to her length
  • Low engine hours
  • Spacious cockpit and living area
  • Exceptionally well built providing comfort and safety
  • Galley has plenty of storage space so that everything is at hand
  • One of very few Privilege 37 catamarans which has never been chartered
  • Sea kindly, yet responsive boat which tacks easily.


Belladonna is a well maintained, comfortable and proven offshore cruiser.  
She is easily handled both offshore and in a marina.  She is renowned for her fast sailing and is well equipped for long distance sailing.


"Having already sailed around the world, we knew exactly what we were looking for in our next boat:

1) Seaworthy boat to provide a safe platform for us and our daughters
2) Easily sailed single-handed
3) Light and spacious with good headroom and large berths
4) Galley down so plenty of storage to hand
5) Good bridge deck clearance
6) Capable of 150nm+ day runs
7) Sails upwind well
8) Protected steering position

Belladonna has all these features and more. We feel much safer in Belladona than we did in our previous very respected 38ft bluewater monohull.  Not only that, but the Privilege 37 even sails upwind faster and closer to the wind. Upwind in larger waves, we leave many much larger modern catamarans a long way behind.  Unlike many modern catamarans, she is designed to sail well upwind and downwind.

Our experienced surveyor said she was the best built catamaran he had ever surveyed." Andrew and Katharine, Tahiti, January 2023

Read on for more information and please contact Anna at Nautilus Yacht Management. We would be delighted to chat with you more about the lovely Belladonna and to arrange for an inspection with you.



The previous owner kept Belladonna in Spain most of the time.  Belladonna was looked after professionally by the yard and launched for short holidays.  In the last few years she was moved to Royal Cork Yacht Club where she was again professionally maintained.  Therefore she has had very little use in her first 15 years.

The current owners bought Belladonna in 2017 and re-fitted her ready for long distance sailing with their two daughters.  They sailed from the UK to French Polynesia between 2018 and 2022.


The saloon is open and airy, with plenty of room for entertaining.  It features light coloured low maintenance epoxy coated wood, often specified in super-yachts.  The wood used is superior American wild cherry veneer.

The large saloon table can seat up to ten people comfortably.
Headliner throughout is felt-lined vinyl which is a wipeable material.
There is at least 1.9m headroom throughout the boat.


The galley is bright and airy with plenty of storage and includes:

- Fridge with freezer compartment - Isotherm 12V 80L
- Hob - ENO 3 burner gas
- Oven - ENO gas


- Forward cabin with large sized berth - 200cm x 150cm
- Two aft cabins with large sized berths - 200cm x 160cm
- Plenty of storage throughout the boat


The spacious cockpit has a large teak fold down table providing plenty of seating for entertaining.

The helm is in a well protected position with excellent all-around vision, ideal for being at sea or for marina manoeuvres.  Notable hardware includes:

- Two speed electric self­ tailing winch for main halliard and starboard sheets
- Two speed self-tailing winch for port sheet
- Two speed self-tailing winch for mainsheet
- Two speed self-tailing winch for reefing and genoa halliards
- Deck shower
- Lewmar mainsheet traveller
- Folding stainless steel swim ladder
- Gas bottle storage locker which fits the larger style gas bottles


- 2 x Yanmar 3GM30FC
- 2 x SD20 saildrives (main seals 2018, lower shaft seals 2021)
- 2 x Volvo 3 bladed propellers (2022)
- Engine hours: 2,104 (starboard) 1,982 (port)
- 2 x alternators


Hot water via engine and immersion element (powered by inverter from service batteries). Washing machine with hot water feed from immersion element.

- Fresh water tank: stainless steel (301L)
- Fuel tanks: 2 x rigid plastic (90L)
- Holding tanks: rigid plastic (48L)
- Holding tank macerator (2022)
- Schenker Smart 30 watermaker (2018) upgraded to 60 litre/min (2021)
- Washing machine - 7kg (2020)
- 2 x interior showers (hot and cold)
- Heating - 2 x Eberspacher units ducted throughout boat (1 unit replaced 2016)


The solar system is split into two independent systems for optimal generation.

400Ah of lithium batteries (equivalent to 720Ah of lead acid).  Lithium batteries allow a more powerful windlass to be installed - and enables sailing off anchor without starting the engines.  It also means the solar system is able to charge much more efficiently.  The alternators are only needed for service battery charging in an emergency.

The original design is a single starter battery which starts both engines.  This was reconfigured to allow each engine to run off its own starter battery for safety and peace of mind. Electrics include:

- 12V distribution board
- 240V distribution board with sockets throughout
- Starter batteries - 2 x 90Ah (2021)
- Service batteries - 4 x 100Ah Lithium - LifePo4 (2021)
- Automatic battery charger (30 amp) to charge engine batteries from service batteries
- Sterling battery to battery charger BB1230 12V 30A (2021) to charge service batteries from starter batteries (alternator)
- Solar panels - 4 x 330watt BenQ solar panels (2018)
- Solar charge controllers - 2 x Victron BlueSolar MPPT 150/60-Tr (2018)
- Solar display - 2 x Victron MPPT Control (2018)
- Service battery display - Victron BMV 700 with shunt (2021)
- Engine battery voltage - 2 x digital displays (2021)
- Inverter 1 - 600W inverter/charger wired to immersion element and engine battery charger
- Inverter 2 - 600W pure sine wave inverter wired for 240V distribution (2019)
- Inverter 3 - 2000W pure sine wave inverter wired to washing machine (2020)
- Most lighting is LED


- Radar - Raymarine RL70C
- Autopilot control head - Raymarine ST6000+
- Autopilot drive unit - Raymarine Linear Drive Type 2 (2018)
- VHF/DSC - Icom IC-330 (2019)
- Pioneer radio with saloon and cockpit speakers
- Depth/Speed/Log - Raymarine ST60 TriData
- Wind speed and angle - Raymarine i60 (2019)

The most favoured navigational system long distance cruisers use is a mobile phone/ipad on deck with a backup laptop below decks.  This can be loaded with software such as Navionics, Open CPN with world charts and satellite images from multiple sources.  The owners prefer this solution rather than the fixed instruments noted below:

- Chartplotter - Raymarine RL80C Pathfinder


Having a good night's sleep while feeling safe and secure at anchor is of primary importance when cruising. Belladonna has been upgraded to arguably the best anchor available.  She also has the standard low power Lewmar windlass upgraded to a powerful Lofrans windlass.

- 73lbs (33kg) Spade anchor
- 60m Chain - 10mm ISO (2022)
- 50m anchor rope - LIROS 16mm Anchorplait (2018)
- Mantus anchor swivel (2018)
- Windlass Lofrans X3 1700W chromed bronze vertical windlass (2021)
- Fortress lightweight aluminium secondary anchor with chain and rope


Belladonna's sail plan consists of a fully battened mainsail and furling genoa. She has an inner stay for mounting the storm sail.  This sail plan allows the sails to be easily adapted to the sea and wind conditions.  

Having the upgraded Harken Battcar system with 2:1 halliard and electric windlass makes reefing easy, even when sailing single-handed.

- Fully battened mainsail with 3 reefs by Zoom Sails (new 2022)
- Furling genoa (new 2022)
- Cruising spinnaker with sock
- Storm jib (used once)
- Lazy bag (2018)
- Genoa furler - Profurl

Mainsail and genoa upgraded specifications for offshore cruising:
- 10 oz dacron instead of 8oz
- C-Breeze cloth which is a medium grade cloth with high tenacity yarns in both directions - avoids vertical tears
- A&E Sunstop thread and Tenara PTFE for UV covers.
- Hydra-net reinforcements (woven Dyneema)


- All standing rigging including bridle wire (2017)
- LED navigation light and wire to deck (2017)
- VHF aerial and wire to deck (2017)
- Steaming light and wire to deck (2017)
- LED deck light (2020)
- Raymarine wind masthead unit (2017)
- Upgraded Harken Battcar system (by previous owner - date unknown)


- Topping lift (2017)
- Lazy jacks (2017)
- Reefing lines (2017)
- Main halliard (2022)
- Mainsheet (2021)
- Dyneema genoa furling line (2018)


- Drogue with 16mm warps (2018)
- Seago liferaft (2017) - this needs servicing/replacing
- Flare pistol (2019)
- 6 x life jackets - some need new canisters/auto-release
- 4 x AIS personal transponders (2018) - Ocean Signal Rescue ME MOB1 Man Overboard AIS/DSC (battery expires Nov 2025)
- Boat EPIRB (2018) - McMurdo Smartfind E8 Epirb (battery expires 2028)
- 4 x double-action safety tethers
- Plastic coated stainless steel jack lines
- 6 x electric bilge pumps
- 2 x manual bilge pumps
- Emergency tiller


- Lightweight fibreglass dinghy with foam/Nomex® sandwich (2018).
- The boat was moulded by the current owner from a 1910 wooden rowing boat, so she rows incredibly well and also glides along under motor.
- The boat is equipped with davits.  Since the dinghy is so light, she is raised manually when not in use.


Below the waterline the hulls are solid fibreglass.  The keels are reinforced with Kevlar on the beaching areas and the contact points. 

Above the waterline, the hull, deck and coach roof are fibreglass sandwich on PVC foam, which is vacuum­ applied.   There are reinforcements and insertions where there are fixings and beams.

Bulkheads are vacuum manufactured foam PVC and four ­directional texture with bidirectional joints.


Last haul out: October 2022 with antifoul and new waterline stickers.  New saildrive seal. Bottom kept religisiously clean.