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Specializing in cruising multihulls with excellent sailing performance.

With 30 years experience in multihull design, sailing and construction we can provide the best cruising boats with in depth customer support.

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45' Chris White Designs Voyager 45
1995 US$ 399,000

 HAKA has new AwlGrip on hulls and decks. This cat is extremely well constructed and looked after. Here is an opportunity to buy a performance catamaran at a small fraction of replacement cost.

Designer’s comments on the Voyager 45™ catamaran.

 

The Voyager 45 design offers an exceptional blend of sailing performance with a comfortable cruising interior. The overriding design concept was to utilize the conventional aft cockpit layout in conjunction with a central deck house that contains a large “living room”. A completely unique, low profile deck house design was developed in order to 1) allow good forward visibility from the cockpit, 2) improve windward performance by reducing windage, and 3) create a truly monocoque structure that yields incredible strength and stiffness which in turn allows a reduction in structural weight.

 

To achieve the “exceptional blend” it was essential to use modern materials and construction technology throughout the design in order to maximize strength and minimize weight. Cored epoxy/composite construction is used throughout. High performance uni-direction carbon fiber laminate carries the primary structural loads. Weight of interior furnishings is minimized by extensive use of lightweight aircraft grade honeycomb panels that are surfaced with thin hardwood veneer to provide a rich traditional look.

 

For a cruising cat to really perform it must have some type of retractable keel or fin. The V-45 utilizes a single large daggerboard in the starboard hull. Board down draft of 7’9” allows fast, sure tacking and pointing similar to a good monohull. When gunkholing the board is fully retracted and a very shoal draft results- the best of both worlds.

 

The V-45 sails very well; she tacks crisply, power reaches into the high teens without effort and surfs large ocean waves with complete control. She will easily accommodate 6 and sleep 8 or 9 if needed by conversion of the settee into a double berth and use of the amidships child’s berth on the port side. Personally, I find all of the interior spaces to be very pleasing and functional and I especially like the large aft double cabins.

  

Construction:

Hulls are 100% epoxy resin/ S-glass with cedar core. AwlGrip ™ exterior finish with contrasting boot top. Underwing panel is Nomex ™ Honeycomb cored (1.25"thick) tri-axial glass/epoxy resin with uni-directional carbon fiber reinforcement . Cabintop is 1” Divinycell core with tri-axial glass/epoxy skins. Uni-directional carbon fiber reinforcement is added at the main bulkheads. New 2011 foam core carbon fibre daggerboard.

 

Mast and boom:

Anodized 6061 aluminum alloy, tapered masthead. Double swept spreaders, cap shroud with lowers and inner forestay. All halyards are internal. Spinnaker and jib halyard winch resides on mast with rope clutches. Main halyard is led to cockpit for ease of reefing. Boom has internal reefing lines, toping lift and outhaul.

Standing rigging: All 1x19 stainless steel wire, 7/16" cap shrouds, ½” headstay, 3/8” inner forestay, 5/16” diamonds and lowers.

Running rigging: All new 2011 running rigging. High quality dyneema low stretch halyards.

 

Deck Hardware:Lewmar Ocean Series,16' long roller bearing mainsheet traveler with both control lines lead to port side clutches and winch. Lewmar # 52 AST (aluminum self tailing) Main sheet winch on port side near helm. (2) 6' long adjustable jib sheet lead tracks.

(4) investment cast SS pad eye for running/reaching jib leads. (2) Lewmar #46 AST dedicated jib sheet winches. (6) control lines lead aft from mast to cockpit mounted rope clutches and winch, Lewmar #46 AST, for main halyard, topping lift, 4 reefing lines. SS stanchions and lifelines. (2) SS stern pushpits. Transom boarding steps with shower. (4) SS transom grab rails. Integral rudder swim/boarding steps. (6) 10" mooring cleats, 2 bow lines, 2 stern lines, 2 spring lines, (4) snatch blocks.

 

Cockpit:6.5' long by 12.5' wide with (2) open front stowage bins for sheet tails etc. on the sides and (2) 4.5' long enclosed lockers across the back.

Hull and Deck Ventilation: (8) Lewmar opening ports in each hull with insect screens. (6) Lewmar deck hatches over each hull. (4) Lewmar deck hatches in bridgedeck cabin with insect screens.

 

Jib Roller furling:PROFURL (Elite model) furler with reefing line led to cockpit mounted clutch adjacent to cockpit halyard winch.

 

Bow Sprit: Bow sprit for code zero reaching sail. New 2011

 

Anchor Handling:Dual bow anchor rollers enable 2 anchors to be used at the same time. Maxwell UV1200 electric anchor windlass with rope and chain capstans.

Self bailing locker for self stowing chain and rode.

Dinghy Davits: Carbon fiber davits with multi-purchase hoist and clutch.

Steering: 32" diameter SS "destroyer type" wheel with 7x19 SS wire cable to each rudder. Fiberglass composite rudder blades are high performance hydrofoil section with solid SS rudder stocks turning in low friction bearings.

 

Propulsion:Twin Yanmar 3-YM30 (29 HP) (new June 2004) diesel engines, 560 hours each. These are fresh water cooled with 2.6:1 gear reduction and vibration damping mounts. Standard, in line, transmission (not a V-drive) allows easy access to stuffing box (PSS shaft seal) and shaft coupling. Dual instrument panels with tachometer and engine monitoring lights and alarms. Primary and secondary fuel filters. Raw water strainer, easy to check visually. Mylar faced sound insulation installed on all surfaces between engine and accommodation space.

Dual single lever engine controls mounted at helm station.

New 2011 18” three blade feathering Kiwi Props. Light weight, low drag propellers. Propellers are protected from grounding damage by the depth of the fins. Aquamet propeller shafting, for maximum corrosion resistance.

 

Tanks:(2) welded aluminum 55 gallon diesel fuel tanks each with deck fill, shut off and gauge. (2) integral 50 gallon fresh water tanks, each with deck fill, vent , and water transfer valve. (1) 20 gallon day tank in the galley for drinking water.

 

Electrical:(2) Deluxe electrical panels with volt and amp meters and 30 circuit breakers. Three 51 watt deck mounted photovoltaic panels. Battery selector switch. (4) Northstar AGM deep cycle cell batteries (new 2008), 520 amp.-hour capacity separated into two banks.

Battery charger, Charles Marine 5000 series, 20 amp charger

West Marine 1000 watt inverter, new 2011

BlueSky Energy 1PN and Solar Boost 3024i controller

(8) 12V LED dome lights (new 2011) and (14) LED spot lights in working areas (new 2011). (2) chart lights on flexible mounts.

 

Navigation Lights:New 2011 LED Masthead Tri-color and anchor light. Mast mounted steaming light with deck light. New LED separate bow and stern running lights .

Compass:Ritchie, bulkhead mounted 4” compass.

 

INTERIOR

General:Varnished mahogany furnishings and wood trim. Floor covering in accommodation spaces is fine grained cork, sealed with clear polyurethane. AwlGrip painted bulkheads.

Deckhouse:Nav. station with 48" by 30" chart table, large chart flat storage drawer beneath. Nav. instrument area above chart table, Radar and GPS mounts pivot into view of cockpit. Large dining table (60"by 36") in main saloon with wrap around view to the outside. Two ventilation hatches over table. Desk/office on starboard side (opposite nav. station). Foul weather gear locker (self draining)to stb. side of doorway to cockpit.

 

Port Hull

Aft Cabin:double berth, 6'9" long, two storage drawers under, 3 opening ports. Seat on outboard side with stowage beneath. Hanging locker and dresser on inboard side.

Galley:Laminate counter tops, 2 Scandvik deep polished SS sinks with foot pump fresh and salt water faucets. Built-in trash container. Multiple drawers, cabinets and storage bins in and over both counter areas. Force 10, 3 burner propane stove/oven/broiler. (2) aluminum 20 lb. propane storage bottles in self venting compartment with electric solenoid on/off control.

SunFrost RF-4 refrigerator/freezer, 12 volt, 4 cubic feet capacity, requiring 13 amp. hours/day at 70 degrees ambient temperature, and 19 amp. hours/day at 90 degrees ambient temperature. Freezer section (primarily for ice making) is 2.5"high by 26" wide by 20" deep.

Head/Shower: Polished Scandvik SS sink. Hand pump fresh water. Vanity with laminate top, drawer and stowage under. Mirror over sink. Towel holders, cup and toothbrush holders, toilet paper holder. Raritan PH2 toilet ,"Y" valve for overboard discharge or bypass to 15 gal. holding tank Shower sump with electric overboard discharge pump.

Forward Cabin:Lockers on outboard side, 2 storage drawers under berth. Single bunk is 7' long. (2) Lewmar hatches for light, ventilation and deck access. (1) Lewmar opening port.

 

Starboard Hull

Aft Cabin: Same as port hull.

Midships section: Inboard side has workbench with place to clamp small

vise, tool storage below. Above workbench is an open space that can be used as a child's or small person's bunk(5 1/2' long) or bulk stowage. Outboard side has two storage lockers 54" tall with a 36" high counter top between.

Head/Shower: Same as port hull

Fwd. Cabin: Same as port hull

Port Transom: Scandvik flush mount shower

 

Electronics and Instrumentation

RADAR, Raymarine E80, WITH mast mounted antenna.

SSB radio, Icom M802 with Icom AT-140 antenna tuner

Shakespeare Galaxy 5310-R whip antenna for SSB, (New 2011)

GPS, Raystar 125, new 2011

VHF, Standard "Nova" with masthead antenna, spare emergency antenna.

Sailing Instruments, B&G H-1000 sailing instruments (new September 2009)

Autopilot, B&G HB 1000P (new September 2009)

(2) Engine hour meters.

Solar Panels, (3) Kyocera 51 watt solar panels mounted between davits with Specialty Concepts Mk III battery charge regulator and system monitoring unit. (New 2011 custom stainless brackets for Solar panels)

 

Wind Generator, Southwest Wind Power Air Marine II mounted on 9’6” anodized aluminum tube with ¾” ss supports.

Stereo, Sony AM/FM cassette stereo with (2) Poly Planer cabin speakers and (2) waterproof Poly Planer cockpit speakers.

 

Sails

Mainsail: by Quantum, built from Pentex Laminate. (3) sets of reef points, full length composite battens, extra rugged construction details built to “tradewind specs”. Harken System B, hi-load batten cars.

Jib: Quantum Sails, roller furling/reefing by Profurl, built in sun cover, Pentex Laminate.

Gennaker: Quantum Sails, 1.5 oz nylon, multicolor design.

Mainsail cover.

 

Tender:New 2011 9’ AB aluminum light weight RIB with Tohatsu 9.8.

 

Safety Equipment

Emergency tiller

EPIRB, ACR Globalfix

  1. Life jackets

(3) Fire extinguishers, Kidde class ABC

Man overboard pole, Forespar with launcher, horseshoe life ring and strobe light

Bosuns chair with harness

  1. Searchlights

(5) flashlights

Flare gun and flares

Lead line depth sounder

Tapered pine plugs for seacocks

(4) bilge pumps, Rule automatic/manual type with check valves.

  1. Dynaplate #4012, sintered bronze ground plates (1) each hull.

Radar reflector, Lensref, mast mounted

Upper and Lower lifelines with boarding and transom gates

 

Ground Tackle

  1. Rocna 25 anchor with 75’ 3/8” chain and 125’ nylon rode.

(1) Fortress EX-55

 

Miscellaneous

Cabin heater, Force 10 Slimline model #12000 with SS flue and closeable deck vent

Hardtop Bimini over cockpit

Bow net, Dyneema, by Sunrise Yacht Products (New 2011)

Para-Tech Sea Anchor

Fenders (6) Par 10” x 24”

Dock lines

Boathook

Various spare parts

 

 

 


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