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  1. 2001 Conser Performance Catamaran

    October 19, 2012 by EVAN

    About this Sailboat:

    The Conser 47 is a beautiful, cutting edge design, high performance cruising catamaran. She was designed by John Conser and built by the Endeavor Catamaran Corp in Clearwater, FL. About 9 of the boats have been built, not all by Endeavor. Two of the Conser 47s are now in commercial recreational use in Maui, Hawaii and one of these “Paragon II”, holds a speed record of 31 knots.
    This boat, hull # 6, “SHEARWATER” is definitely a beautiful high performance long-distance cruiser. She is ideal for a couple, a couple with two kids or two couples. Under sail she cruises at 8-10 kts with a maximum speed of 20 kts!. She is very light for a 47 ft catamaran, (12,000 lb dry, to 15,000 lbs loaded). 240 plus miles a day are easily achieved. Her construction is Vinylester resin and triaxial fiberglass knitted cloth and Corecell foam core, vacuum bagged. Her bulkheads are constructed in the same way and integrally bonded to the hull and deck. This construction process yields a very light weight, and very strong and durable hull. With her light weight, close sheeting angles, long narrow hulls and twin keels, she is capable of good speed and very good windward performance, much closer than with most other cruising cats.
    Some other highlights of the design, boat and systems include: A light and airy salon and galley in the main cabin and two private cabins, one in each wing and hull. The mast is a Forespar rotating carbon fiber mast with auto rotate and manual control. The boom is a custom Forespar low profile aluminum boom. The mainsail is 1000 sf positive roach high tech mainsail. The main incorporates full battens, Schaefer Battslides and Airblocks. The jib is a full battened dacron with sheets lead aft in tunnels to the cockpit. In addition to the main and jib she carries a drifter and an asymetrical spinnaker and spare jib. Standing rigging is Aramid & SS rod rigging. The boat is powered by two Volvo Penta 2030 29 HP diesels. The deck is covered with Seadek 2000, a very real corklike, very durable non-skid surface and a real eye catcher.

    Equipment on Board:

    Nav station is in main cabin starboard
    Garmin 5212 Touch Screen 12 inch Chartplotter (2008-9)
    Interphase V6i GPS Chartplotter(extra)
    Garmin High Definition Radar(2008-9)
    B&G Hydra 2000 processor/display
    NMEA data output for nav computer
    KVH Trackphone satellite telephone
    KVH Trackphone digital data modem
    Hydra Auto-Pilot (remote)
    ICOM VHF Radio(2010)
    ICOM 802 SSB Radio and Modem(2008-9)
    Toshiba Laptop Computer with indep chartplot and SSB Sailmail(2008-9)
    Blue Tooth enabled for monitoring all systems remotely.(2008-9)
    Loud Radar/GPS Alarm system for singlehanding(2008-9)Xantrex Invertor(2008-9)
    Xantrex Battery Charger(2008-9)
    Xantrex Battery Monitor System(2008-9)
    SVS battery & charge monitor
    Tank guages, 2 fuel, 2 water
    2 Power Products solar monitors
    Lacross wireless weather station
    Paper and Electronic Charts covering USA to AustraliaMany
    C-Map US digital charts
    The mainsail is 1000 sf positive roach high tech mainsail with three reefs. The main incorporates full battens, Schaefer Battslides and Airblocks. The main halyard incorporates for a 2:1 mechanical advantage. The jib traveller enables full and positive control of the jib clew at all wind angles. The jib is a full battened dacron sail with sheets lead aft in tunnels to the cockpit. The jib traveler control lines also lead to the cockpit. In addition to the main and jib she carries a drifter and a 1.2 oz, red, white & blue asymetrical spinnaker. At the bow, the spinnaker tack can be controlled with two 4:1 block and tackle assemblies which run from each bow to the tack of the spinnaker. This allows precise trimming of the spinnaker tack position depending on wind speed and wind angle. There are two spinnaker halyards.
    New jib and Mainsail covers(2008-9)
    Harken Electric Winch in Cockpit(2008-9)
    Main and Jib Halyards taken back to cockpit
    New Reefing system(2008-9)
    New Spectra Topping Lift(2008-9)
    •All new running rigging(2008-9)
    ANCHORING EQUIPMENT
    •Lewmar Windlass V3 with wireless control and two helm switches(2008-9)
    •Delta Main Anchor 45 lbs with 180 feet of chain
    •Fortress Second Anchor and 200 feet of rode
    •Drogue with rode
    •Para-anchor with rode