|Max Bridge Clearance||28 m|
|Engine Model||Cummins QSB5.9 x 2|
|Engine usage (hours)||12000|
|Fuel Tanks||1 x 317 litres|
|Fresh Water Tanks||1 x 238 litres|
|Holding Tanks||1 x 145 litres|
MAKE AN OFFER. Expressions of interest close April 2nd.
A unique, fast, comfortable designer vessel. NSCV 1C (100 + 12), 1D/E (120 + 12), fully refurbished and ready to go to work.
Sailing Horizons (formerly Passions of Paradise II)
Build date: 2003
Full Commercial Australian NSCV survey (2018) for 1C 100 + 12 crew (offshore) and 1D/E (protected water) 120 + 12 crew
Fiberglass Sailing Catamaran, Vinylester/Core
LOA: 25 m
Beam: 10.4 m
Maximum Draft: 1.8 m
Displacement: 36T lightship
Mast height: 26 m
Total Power: 760 HP
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Installed: 2010
Engine Model: QSB 5.9 380 hp x 2 professionally maintained to strict maintenance procedures
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year installed: 2010
Engine Model: 4BT
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 x 450 Litres
Fuel Tanks: 2 x 600 Litres
Holding Tanks: 1 x 550 Litres
Sailing Horizons is a substantial, highly versatile commercial sailing yacht in full NSCV survey (2018) for 1C 100 + 12 crew and 1D 120 + 12 crew. See youtube video https://youtu.be/OqfYdZSR0V0.The vessel has been designed for minimum maintenance to ensure reliability and the ability to operate every day with no down time. The boat has carried 100,000’s of tourists to the Great Barrier Reef since 2003 (www.passions.com.au for area and operational information) and has an outstanding record of success, including an Australian Tourism Award and being inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame. The owners have built a larger boat and Sailing Horizons is now for sale and ready for another successful 15 years. The vessel has had a complete professional refurbishment including full NSCV certification and presents like new.
Designed by renowned naval Architect Grahame Parker (famous for his Sydney and Brisbane river cat designs), the boat was professional built by Jarkan Yachts in NSW. When completed the vessel entered the highly competitive day reef market out of Cairns where it quickly established a world-wide reputation for excellence. Due to its ergonomic design, the boat cruises at 11 knots using approximately 20 litres per side (with an engine operating load of less than 50%), and top speed 15 knots. A simple, but robust sailing rig was designed by Whalespar in Sydney and the vessel has operated flawlessly in all kinds of weather. Always professionally maintained, Sailing Horizons is a very pretty, working commercial sailing catamaran designed to attract and carry a wide range of markets. 25 meter sailing catamarans are rare, and this one has an established pedigree.
Simrad NSS12 GPS/Chart Plotter/Depth sounder/Radar
Simrad G4 radar
various VHF radios fixed and handheld
AC and DC systems completely rebuilt as part of a $300,000+ refit just completed to full Australian survey standards.
Inside and outside bench style seating with Ferrari material bow nets for comfortable lounging. Seating is kept simple as this boat was used for activities (snorkelling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef over 9 hours per day), so passenger movement around the boat and the ability to lay in the sun was more important than keeping passengers inside the salon for long periods. Bench style seating around tables was used to brief passengers on snorkelling, in-water activities, reef talks etc, and encouraged passengers to interact with each other. However, depending upon your purpose, ferry style seats, and/or the addition of seats and tables on the back deck would greatly increase seating capacity. The boat has a large passenger carrying capacity, 100 + 12 crew offshore (30nm from safe port) or 120 + 12 crew (for restricted or calm water) and would therefore suit a number of operations including half and full day river/harbour cruises, whale watching, island trips etc.
Deck & Hull Equipment
The sailing system has been kept simple to ensure reliability and robustness. Rigging is inspected yearly as part of the NSCV survey requirements. Sailing can be easily managed by 2 or 3 crew all up. All lines run above the passengers to the roof top and the skipper has control over the main halyard and main sheet. The full battened main has 2 reef points.
Harken 3 speed electric mains haylard winch
Harken 2 speed jib winches
Harken 2 speed furler and track winches
Harken roller furler
2 x 65 Open Reversible life rafts (new)
All safety equipment for survey
A simple stainless steel bench and twin sinks with storage cabinets allow the chef plenty of room. We prepared daily an on-site lunch for up to 85 passengers. All salads and hot dishes were made on board. Food is critical to an operation (and Trip Advisor comments!!), so the galley has lots of room to move around and prepare large volumes of food.
2 x 380hp 2010 Cummins QSB5.9 with approximately 12,000 hours. As this boat operated every day, maintenance shedules were strict and the motors are in excellent condition. They have never been run above a 50% load and oil changes done every 250 hours.
1 x 2010 Cummins 4BT with approximately 25,000. This genset was operated daily and serviced with the same strict routime schedules as per mains engines. The genset uses no oil or has any issues.
Three phase 450, 240 and 24V electrical.