2002 Crowther CAT 50

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2002 Crowther CAT 50

Myrtle Beach/Georgetown SC, US









ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!!!Conceived, designed and built as a live-a-board, blue water cruising catamaran.  Papillon has proven herself by completing a ten year 48,000 nm circumnavigation, fulfilling her owners’ dream of traveling to faraway places in comfort and safety.  Following an extensive refurbishment, this exceptionally well-maintained yacht is offered for sale to an adventurous new master. 

If you are looking for an opportunity to cruise, here is your chance to own a state of the art boat at a significant discount, in addition to an owner who is committed to spending whatever time the new owner needs to feel totally acclimated to her. The owners had her built, cruised her and now have decided to pass her legacy on. This is a totally ‘TURNKEY" boat that has been tweaked for maximum performance and comfort. She has traveled to over 35 Countries….she is truly a worldwide cruiser. Complete documentation of entire build, systems, maintenance, cruising logs, etc are available to serious buyers.

This is a hardcore, highly over built CUSTOM YACHT.  Do not confuse this with a production boat….there is absolutely no comparison. All systems are top of the line and have been maintained to the absolute highest standards. Cruising 48,000 + miles is a testament to her seaworthiness!

Isn’t it time you wrote you own story? Really, what are you waiting for….now is the time,,,this is your boat! Here is your opportunity….unbelievable sunsets are guaranteed.

Please see FULL SPECS for complete overview, pictures and vessel drawings. Spectacular boat!






Full Specs

Crowther Design 390; 50' LOA, 25' beam, 4' water draft, 72' air draft2002
USA built and USCG documented 2001; launched 20022002
CoreCell foam core including 80, 100, 200 and 280 kg/m3 densities2002
Hydrex 100 vinylester resin2002
Various E-glass fabrics including 1170 triax, 768 triax, 900 uni and 576 biax2002
Vacuum bagged construction2002
Solid GRP frames surrounding all hatch, portlight, window and door openings2002
Foam cored bow, bulb and stern crash structures2002, bulbs 2003
Solid GRP stiffening ribs F2, F3.5, F4, F52002
Daggerboards for pointing and running gear protection2002
Full boat length hull internal keelson stiffening rib 5" x 8"2002
3/8" tempered, tinted, UV treated, chemically toughened glass main cabin windows (6)2002
3/8" tinted, UV treated, scratch resistant Lexan MR-10 main cabin windows (3)2002
Aluminum 6061-T6 beams, mast, boom, promenade, prodder and hardware brackets2002
Amtico Stratica resilient laminant plank flooring2002
Copy of original construction drawings2002

Large, 360 deg view, open floor plan main cabin2002
Galley down starboard; open to main cabin2002
Master cabin starboard forward with queen bed, toilet, wash basin and dressing counter2002
Starboard aft workshop (or Captain's quarters)2002
Guest cabins fwd and aft port, queen beds, dressing counters2002
Full bath mid-ship port with toilet, basin, shower; private access from any cabin2002
Five large clothes hanging lockers2002
100% bilge access in hulls under secure sole panels2002
100% bridgedeck underwing locker access under secure sole panels2002
Four cockpit underwing lockers with latching hatch lids2002
Large sail, rope, dive gear…bow lockers forward starboard and port; inside and deck access2002
Six forward bridgedeck storage lockers2002
Equipment lockers aft starboard and port; inside and deck access2002

Yanmar 4JH3TE 75 Hp engines (2) ~4300 hrs (fuel efficiency ~0.8 gph each @ 2000 rpm)2002
Cruising range under power; one engine @ ~2000 rpm; sea <1m; ~1500 nmLots of Data
ZF Marine (Hurth) HSW 450H2 hydraulic transmissions (2)2002
ZF (Mathers) MicroCommander engine controls with helm station and handheld remote)2002
12VDC permanent mount lube oil change pump for each engine2002
12VDC 210 cfm engine compartment ventilator fans port & stbd2010
Aquamet 22 s/s straight driveshafts, four Thordon bearings each shaft2002
PYI face-type shaft seals for each driveshaft2010
Drivesaver shaft vibration damper for each driveshaft2002
Autoprop H6 automatic pitching, feathering props for each driveshaft2002
Spurs line and net cutter for eack driveshaft2012, 2010

Edson chain and cable system with separate quadrants and autopilot ram armNew Cable 2012; rest 2002
WH autopilot w/ dual pumps, K2 ram, helm station main control, nav table remoteRam seals 2012; rest 2002
Aquamet 22 s/s rudder stocks; Vesconite upper (above WL) and lower bearings2004

Ground Tackle
Lighthouse 1501 dual capstan/chain gypsy windlass2002
Rocna 40 kg galvanized steel primary bow anchor (new galvanize 2013)2008
Bruce 30 kg galvanized steel secondary bow anchor2002
Fortress FX55 aluminum alloy storm anchor2002
Fortress FX35 aluminum alloy stern anchor2010
Primary rode 250' G4 Acco high test 3/8" chain + 100' 3/4" 3-strand nylon2013
Secondary rode 50' G4 Acco high test 3/8" chain + 300' 3/4" 3-strand nylon2002
Storm rode 30' G4 Acco high test 3/8" chain + 250' 3/4" 3-strand nylon2002
Stern rode 600' 5/8" 3-strand polypropylene2006
Anchor chain claw hook bridle2010
Mooring ball Johnson Grab 'n Go hook bridle2012
Stern bridle 3/4" double braid polyester 60' each leg (for drogue)2002

Seven fenders (2-ball, 4-cylindrical, 1-pillow)Various
3/4" dock lines for side or stern-to tiesVarious

NAT Sat406 GPIRB (functions; service not supported)2002
Kidde FM200 Fire Watch engine compartment fire extinguishers port and stbd2002
Kidde 1A-10BC 11 lb Halotron fire extinguishers (2) bridgedeck2002
Model 2 EN3 F 2 litre foam extinguishers port and stbd2002
Automatic submersible bilge pumps with alarms mid-ship port and stbd2002
Bilge alarms engine compartments and fwd cabin bilges port and stbd2011, 2002
Whale Gusher 30, 1.5" 30 gpm manual bilge pump mounted on portable base2002
Lifesling 2 in fiberglass storage case2002
Stearns Type I USCG approved adult offshore PFD (four)2002
Tri-Lens Standard radar reflector2012
Winslow Model 60 SL/O 6-person life raft2009/2004/2002
Jordan Series Drogue 3 x 100 cones2005
Katadyn Survivor 35 hand-operated watermaker (emergency potable water supply)2004
LED navigation lights (deck level and masthead)2013

Sails, Rig, Deck Hardware
Seven-batten Dacron mainsail with two reefs; ~750 sq ft2012, 2008
Sunbrella mainsail cover2008
Furling Dacron genoa; ~460 sq ft2012, 2008
Furling tri-radial Cruise Mylar self-tacking jib; ~260 sq ft2002
Hank-on Dacron storm jib; ~130 sq ft2002
Furling Mack Sails Marblehead Dacron miter cut screacher; 824 sq ft2013
Nylon asymmetrical spinnaker (Code 0?) with ATN sock and launch bag; ~1300 sq ft2012, 2002
Profurl LC42 genoa furler2002
Profurl EC4000 screacher furler2002
Boom basket with lazy jacks2002
Dyform 1x19 T316 s/s standing rigging wires with Norseman terminal fittings2002
Foredeck Harken big boat track and blocks for self-tacking jib2002
Cabin roof Harken big boat track and blocks for genoa sheeting2002
Cockpit winch bench with Harken big boat track and blocks for mainsail control2002
Harken 64.2 electric self-tailing main halyard winch2002
Harken 66.2 self-tailing sheet winches (2)2002
Harken 48.2 self-tailing mast winches (2)2002
Harken 44.2 self-tailing mast outhaul and reefing winch2002

House battery bank: eight 6VDC, 225Ah Trojan T105 PLUS flooded wet cells with Hydrocaps2013
Engine start batteries: Stbd Exide EXI/XXHD-M-27; Port Trojan TRJ27TMX maintenance free2013
Gen set start battery: Trojan TRJ27TMX maintenance free2013
Xantrex Echo-Charge battery chargers for start batteries (3)2010, 2008
Norpro 5NY 5kw genset; 40amp, 115VAC, 60Hz output2010
Mastervolt 4.5 kva isolation transformer with automatic voltage selector switch2002
Mastervolt 100/3 12VDC Chargemaster 4-stage smart battery charger2010
Mastervolt 80/2 12VDC Mass 4-stage smart battery charger (spare)2002
Mastervolt 120/60 2000 watt Mass pure sine inverter2002
Balmar MC612 4-stage smart charge controllers for engine alternators2010; 2005
Powermax 125 amp alternators main engines2002
Kyocera multicrystal solar panels; 3 x 120 watt + 2 x 80 watt2002
Trace C40 smart PV panel charge control2002
Sunforce 600 watt wind turbine with charge control and overspeed protection2012
SALT charge monitor2002
Paneltronics 12VDC 100 amp 24 switch panel with digital volt/amp meters2002
Paneltronics 12VDC 12 switch panel slaved to main panel2002
Paneltronics 120VAC 50 amp 9 switch panel with digital volt/amp meters2002
Shore power cords and adapters for service most anywhere!2012 - 2002
Dynaplates 18" x 6.5" each hull; interconnected2002
Full bonding corrosion and stray current protection2002

Fuel and Water
Installed diesel fuel capacity 2 x 45 gal engine tanks + 4 x 40 gal bladders + 12 gal genset tank2005
Six x 5 gal diesel fuel jugs2003
Racor 500MA fuel filter/water separator, dual system, port and stbd engines2002
Racor 500MA fuel filter/water separator, single, genset2002
Tank Tender 8-position fuel/water level monitor2002
Installed potable water capacity 2 x 12 gal rigid tanks + 2 x 50 gal bladders2005
QWW 20gph watermaker (expandable to 40gph with 2nd membrane)2011
Shurflo 2088 series 12VDC 3.7gpm fresh water pump with accumulator tank, port and stbd2002
Dock water dual filter system for direct potable water feed to all fresh water taps2010
Four x 5 gal potable water jugs2004
Flojet Aquatec 550 Series 12VDC 5.0gpm sea water pump, port & stbd2012

Glacier Bay fridge/freezer/master cabin 6000 BTU ACCompressor 2009; rest 2002
Webasto 45,000 Btu diesel six zone whole boat coolant heater system2003
PrecisionTemp Shower-Mate propane demand water heater2010
Raritan Lectra San waste treatment units for port and starboard toilets2002; rebuilt 2012
Raritan A5 electric toilets port and starboard upgraded to VortexVac technology2002; rebuilt 2012
Whale Gulper 12VDC 3.7gpm shower drain pump2005
Stidd power helm chair2002; new upholstery 2006
Stidd nav table chair2002; new SA leather 2012
Main cabin table position adjustable up/down and out for seating, in for dining2002
Main cabin seating premium South African leather cushions2012
Splendide Combo washer/dryer2002
Propane distribution system and vented three 20 lb tank locker; one Worthington tank2002
Oceanair screens/shades mounted for all living space hatches and portlights2002

Nexus NX2 FDX server; HPC compass, Garmin GPS 19x HVS antenna, 8 displays for position, course, speed, wind and depth.2014
Raymarine e127 & e95 MFDs with GPS and sonar, and 4kw SHD 48" open array radar2014
Standard Horizon Intrepid GX1260S VHF with remote mic at helm2002
Standard Horizon HX350S Handheld VHF II2002
Icom IC-M710 SSB, Pactor PTC-IIpro modem, Edgeport serial converter, whip antenna2002
Comar CSB2000 AIS transponder2009
Iridium Satellite phone 9505A2008
Outside long range wifi antenna and Alfa booster2012

Four-corner lifting lugs for crane dead lift2002
Aft deck for secure dinghy storage and workspace2002
Dinghy launch and recovery rails with tackle2002
Cockpit full cover Sunbrella awning2011
Exterior sun covers all hatches and main cabin windows2013
Caribe C9 rigid inflatable dinghy2002
Yamaha F15MSHA 15 hp 4-stroke outboard motor2002
Two-person inflatable kayak2006
Various scuba gear including two 80 cu ft tanks, BCDs, computers, regulators, weightsVarious
Spares for most systems; too numerous to listVarious

Brokers Comment

Having built Catamarans in the past....my brother and I won "Boat of the Year" in Cruising World Magazine back in 98 in the Cat Division.....I feel uniquely qualified to tell you that Papillon is one of the nicest Cats I have ever been on. The attention to detail and construction are absolutely top of the line. This isn't a girly boat, as I say......she has attitude! I would feel comfortable casting her lines now and going anywhere.....really.

Having participated full-time, hands-on in every phase of Papillon’s creation, then lived aboard beginning mid-2002 to the present, the owners have full knowledge and documentation of every aspect concerning the yacht.  They will commit whatever time and effort is required to make a new owner comfortable with and confident of her capabilities.

If you have the wanderlust for the freedom of full time cruising for a family of two to six persons and curiosity about what it’s like to visit distant lands and really mingle in other cultures, then Papillon just might be your home and your ride.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.