2006 Switch 55

ID# 3224446

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Yacht Overview

Make: Switch

Model: 55

Year: 2006

Length: 55′

Located In: Georgetown, MD

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel / diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 3224446

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Price Reduced ~ April 2019


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2006 Switch 55 – owner version, totally refit and ready for a second circumnavigation.

In the past two years Fantazia has undergone a total refit. The owner of the yacht has spent over $175,000 and we have the bills on file to prove it. She has a total new paint job of her decks and hulls, new standing rigging, new saildrives, recent sails and on and on. For very serious inquiries we will be happy to send a detailed list of what has been spent on her. 

I am quite familiar with this brand as we were the first agents for Switch starting in 2001, and I crewed on one of the first Switch 51’s across the Atlantic. The Switch 55 is a stretched, higher performance version of the 51.  Besides being faster and more comfortable, the extra length adds more storage in the front hatch compartments for all the stores and family toys.  It is a real benefit.  Designed by VPLP to be a state of the art performance cruiser, these are dual dagger-boarded, vinyl-ester foam core yachts, lovingly built at the southern French shipyard known as Sud Composites. (That yard is now owned and operated by Swiss Cats.)

In terms of performance, the Switch 55 is considerably lighter and faster than the Catana 52 of this vintage, or the Catana 58. She is very happy to sail in the low to mid-teens without being pressed and sails to windward like a bandit. To my mind, the Switch 51 and 55 were the best balanced performance cruising multihulls of their time. More space inside and much better payload capacity than the Outremer’s and more speed than the Catana’s. 

As most consumers looking for a performance cat have learned, these are very costly yachts to produce. Replacement value for the Switch 55 today would be well over 1.7 million dollars as she is equipped. What makes Fantazia special is that her owner just went to town on her – she is a turn key performance catamaran for the discriminating buyer who wants a lot more performance than he can get from existing charter cat designs. Fantazia has already proven herself with one circumnavigation and is ready for her second. 

Despite her outstanding performance, she offers those aboard a high level of comfort, with sumptuous interior finishes, spacious cabins and a large galley and salon, with dual seating areas. Her port hull is dedicated to the owner’s suite.  She has been very well equipped for extended cruising, with twin gensets, air conditioning, water maker, washing machine, satellite communications and much more.  

Her skipper is an experienced blue water passage maker who searched far and wide for a year, before settling on the Switch 55.  His criteria was for performance, comfort and safety, with the ability to sail short-handed. The Switch 55 match these criteria exactly.  Owner’s recently discovered medical condition has ended his seven year cruising adventures and creates a rare opportunity for a new owner.

For more information on this exciting performance cruiser, contact Phillip Berman. She is currently lying on the Northern Chesapeake Bay. 

Full Specs

Boat Name
Engine Brand: YANMAR
Year Built:
Engine Model: 4JH4-TE
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Power: 75|horsepower

Engine Brand: YANMAR
Year Built:
Engine Model: 4JHF-TE
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine Power: 75|horsepower

Fresh Water Tanks: ( )
Fuel Tanks: ( )
Holding Tanks: ( )
Number of single berths:
Number of cabins:
Number of heads: 2
  • Designer:  Van Peteghem & Lauriot-Prevost
  • Builder: Sud Composites Switch Catamarans, France
  • Launch Date: 2006
  • LOA:  55'
  • Beam: 26'
  • Draft: 3'11" boards up / 8'6" boards down
  • Displacement: 15 Tons
  • Hull Material: GRP sandwich
  • Deck Material: GRP sandwich

  • 2 x 75hp Yanmar 4JH4-THE turbo diesels (engines 2009) - approximately 2000 + hrs
  • 2 new Yanmar SD 60 saildrives ~ New 2017 by A1 Yanmar, NC
  • 3-blade stainless steel feathering Autostream propellers
  • New starboard Autostream propeller (2018)

  • 400L water capacity in 2 tanks
  • 750L diesel capacity in 2 tanks
  • 2 x holding tanks

  • Sparcraft aluminium triple spreader mast and boom 
  • Future Fibre composite cap and lower shrouds (2015)
  • Running rigging (2015)
  • Primary forestay, New, replaced 2017
  • All rigging removed, checked and overhauled by Key Rigging - 2017
  • Key Rigging of Marathon, Florida completed the rigging refit in 2017 (forestay, rods, diamonds, etc.)
  • NavTech rod rigging (Diamonds only) New, replaced 2018
  • Martingale primary cable, New 2018
  • Frederikson mainsail slide system
  • Stack-pack (New 2017) with lazy-jacks
  • North Sails furling genoa, dacron (2015)
  • Furling staysail
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker in sock (2013/14)
  • Code 0/Drifter

  • Raymarine ES 127 chart plotter display (New system 2017)
  • Raymarine ES 97 (New 2017) chart plotter helm
  • Raymarine GPS (New 2017)
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver System (New 2017)
  • Raymarine sailing instruments
  • Raymarine Quantum Q24C
  • Radar - New 2017
  • ST6001 Autopilot
  • 1x Icom VHF Salon
  • 1x Icom Handheld VHF
  • JVC CD/DVD/MP3/AUX sound system with Bose speakers
  • Main salon:  New HF cockpit speakers - 2017
  • Inmarsat Fleet One Satellite System - New 2017 by Explorer Satellite, Florida
  • New Sirius Satellite Radio Antenna - New 2017

  • 2 x 3.5kva Mastervolt diesel generators, each with starting battery
  • 60L/hr Desalator watermaker (12v or 220v)
  • 220v shore power - New 50 AMP cable (2018)
  • 5 AGM house batteries - 1200 amp/hr and 2 AGM engine batteries
  • 2 x 110W solar panels with regulator
  • Mastervolt 80amp battery charger
  • Mastervolt 100amp charger / 2000W inverter combi
  • Mastervolt battery monitoring system
  • Bosch washing machine
  • 2 x Isotherm water heaters (2015)
  • 1 new Hydraullic Steering Ram, port side, New 2017
  • Cruise Air Marine air a/c (Domestic) 12 BTU + 16 BTU (2 total) installed by Gulfstream Marine, TX in 2017
  • Ton (2 units) Turbo Heat Pumps, New 2017
  • Immarsat Satellite Phone - New 2018

  • 3 cabin owners version - owner suite to port, with large double berth, study desk, ensuite forward with separate shower stall
  • 2 x double cabins to starboard, sharing a separate head and a separate shower stall
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush electric toilets
  • Very spacious central saloon, with large U-shaped galley/bar, navigation station, dining area and additional lounging area.  All furniture is cored and is an elegant combination of ash, cherry, and maple wood
  • Chocolate Alcantara saloon upholstery
  • Full sets of sheets and duvets for all beds
  • Headroom is 6'7"

  • Spacious u-shaped galley with indoor/outdoor alfresco access
  • Corian counter with S/S double sink and mixer
  • Plenty of storage space
  • 2 x 115L stainless steel 12v/240v fridges with Danfoss compressors (NEW conversion to keel cooled units, including NEW compressors - 2016)
  • 90L stainless steel freezer with Danfoss compressor (NEW conversion to keel cooled unit, with NEW compressor - 2016)
  • Baumatic stainless steel oven
  • Smeg 3-burner cooker with extractor hood
  • Hot Water System (off engine and electricity)
  • Seagull IV Galley Fresh Water Filter (New 2017)

  • 1500W Muir electric anchor windlass with remote at helm (2014)
  • 2 x anchors (40kg primary)
  • 200' 13mm chain (NEW 2016)
  • 3.5m Southern Pacific RIB (Rebuilt 2018)
  • 12hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard 
  • Rod holders
  • Cockpit shower
  • Cockpit rear and sides (2014)
  • Cockpit clear windscreen (2014)
  • Unique soft bimini over stainless steel frame, which has tensioned trampoline underneath, so it can be walked on
  • 6 x Andersen winches (4 electric)
  • Dinghy davits
  • Swim ladder
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit deck chairs (2016)
  • Teak decking on transoms and in cockpit
  • New trampoline sun cover
  • 2 x Upholstered loungers to go on trampoline
  • Trampoline  (2015)

  • 6 Bilge pumps, one new in 2018
  • Transocean life raft
  • EPIRB 406 - New in 2017
  • Danbuoy
  • Fire extinguishers (5) new in 2017
  • Four West Marine Adult Life Vests

  • Repainted entire boat (remove mast, hardware, sand, seal, paint) by Croswalt Custom Composites, Wanchese, NC (2017)
  • New rudder bearings - 2018 by Georgetown Yacht Basin
  • Sandblasted lower hulls, rudders and daggerboards sanded, filled, new epoxy and antifoul at Georgetown Yacht Basin - 2018


Owner will convey the following:

  • Galley ware
  • Spare parts
  • Ropes
  • Supplies
  • Misc. tools
  • Kayak
  • C-maps
  • Manuals
  • Necessary sailing blocks

The following items will not convey with the boat:

  • Life vest
  • Books
  • Nav. chart plotting tools, i.e.:  compass, ruler, chart plotting tools



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.