St Francis 50

Modern ocean sailing catamaran
US$1,095,000.00 (Approx £892,959.08)
  • Boat REF#  ·  314101
  • Length  ·  15.25m
  • Year  ·  New
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Multihull
  • Sleeping berths  ·  8
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 57hp, Yanmar 4JH57-Cr 57HP with SD60 Sail Drives
  • Lying  ·  Eastern Cape
Boatshed South Africa
Boatshed South Africa
Bruce Stirk

Meet the Builder

St Francis 50

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Lifestyle & Use

This is a modern, sophisticated vessel with all the comforts of your home. The large saloon area is perfect for entertaining, dining, and everyday living. Each of the cabins have exceptional ventilation and natural lighting from the forward facing hatches, queen sized beds, hanging closets and en-suite bathrooms. Each bathroom features its own shower, basin, vanity cabinet and electric toilet.

Unique Features

The St Francis 50 is made to cross oceans and can easily make passages averaging 200 plus nautical miles per day. She is easy to handle and its comfortable seating area gives you an almost perfect panorama of the outside. The additional buoyancy in the sterns allows for a bigger tender to be lifted and stored with the davit system.

Design & Build

The designer, Angelo Lavranos, has designed an excellent craft which construction and integrity as well as her seaworthiness has been endorsed by many sailors. This new design offers improved speed, reduced transom immersion and disturbance, better overall motion characteristics, better looks, and bigger platform space.

Prices & Process

The price for the St Francis 50 starts at US$ 1095000.00. Each St Francis is custom built with a vast choice of layouts, leather or fabric colours, countertop finishes, and wood grains. As would be expected the pricing of the vessel will be amended to reflect the final build specification agreed to between the boatyard & purchaser.

Extra Details

Designer Angelo Lavranos
Builder St Francis Marine
Lying Eastern Cape
Fuel capacity 880.0 ltr (193.6 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 1,350.0 ltr (297.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 550.0 ltr (121.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks

Mechanical

Engine 2 x diesel 57hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 4JH57-Cr 57HP with SD60 Sail Drives
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 2 x Gori 20" x 15" x 3-bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Water-maker

2 x Sun Power Maxeon Solar panels (2 x 400 watt, total 800 watts) each with Smart Solar 75/15 MPPT.
Kohler Generator 9EKOZD 8.5KW 110V @ 60Hz.
Victron Quattro Inverter/Charger 12/5000/120.

Dimensions

Length 15.25m
Beam 8.00m
Draft Max 1.25m
Airdraft 21.52m

Rig

Sloop rigged Sparcraft Aluminium spars with Stainless Steel standing rigging

Sails

Reefing mainsail North Sails - SlabStack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks,
Headsail North Sails - Furling
Other sails Storm Jib
Gennaker
Code Zero

Mainsail - North Sails Pinhead Tour Xi Norlam Xi11/09, 3 x Reefs 6 x Battens.
Fully battened with lazy jacks & stackpack (St Francis logo on stackpack).
Furling Genoa - North Sails Tour Xi Norlam Xi09 RopeLuff Pad & Roller Reef structure, UV Protection Leech and foot.
Storm Jib - North Sails Polyester High Visibility 10oz Storm Orange.
Gennaker - North Sails G2 Cruising Nylon 150/250 with Snuffer.
Code Zero - North Sails Stormlite 510/210.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 110 volt generator, 110 / 240 shore power voltage, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Paint finish

New vertical Bow profile.
Vinyl ester (Epoxy based resin) infused Core cell foam sandwich.
E-glass stitched quadriaxial non-crimp fabric throughout construction.
All strong points Carbon Fibre reinforced.
Aluminium fender rubbing strake with pvc inlay on hull/deck joint.
4 Coats Osmosis Protection Epoxy Primer.
2 Coats Awlgrip Epoxy coatings Spray system (Matterhorn White).

Accommodation

Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 4
Cabin(s) 4
Sink 4
Shower 4
Heads 4 heads (Electric)

1 x 160L Isotherm S/ Steel double drawer freezer in Port Side Companionway.
1 x 190L Isotherm S/ Steel double drawer fridge.
Double sinks with Pull-out mixer tap, alongside drying cupboard with electric fan.
Corian chopping boards to cover sinks when not in use.
Trash hole with cover integrated in galley top for ease of cleaning.
Ample cupboard & drawer space.
Solid Surfacing tops (Corian).
Flooring - Vinyl.
Spice Rack
Large sliding window in galley for access between Galley & Cockpit dining area.
Cupboard above deepfreeze

Accommodation

Broiler
Oven
Sink
Refrigerator
Freezer
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower

1 x 160L Isotherm S/ Steel double drawer freezer in Port Side Companionway.
1 x 190L Isotherm S/ Steel double drawer fridge.
Double sinks with Pull-out mixer tap, alongside drying cupboard with electric fan.
Corian chopping boards to cover sinks when not in use.
Trash hole with cover integrated in galley top for ease of cleaning.
Ample cupboard & drawer space.
Solid Surfacing tops (Corian).
Flooring - Vinyl.
Spice Rack
Large sliding window in galley for access between Galley & Cockpit dining area.
Cupboard above deepfreeze

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Fenders
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bimini

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric 1 x Maxwell HRC10-10 Electric Anchor Windlass windlass
2 anchors
(Rocna and secondary Fortress)
100.00m of chain
2 X 50 ST 2 speed (Manual Aluminium Self Tailing) Primary Winches.
1 x 46 ST (Manual Aluminium Self Tailing) main traveller & roller furling Winch.
1 x 46 ST (Manual Aluminium Self Tailing) halyard & boom extension Winch at mast.
3 x 10" lock in handles.
1 x 33kg Rocna galvanised anchor 100m x 10mm test chain.
1 x 9kg FX 37 - Secondary Fortress anchor, 10m x 8mm chain & 30m X 16mm Mooring warp.
16mm mooring warps 3 x 9m 3 x 16m.
6 x cylindrical fenders
Para anchoring & Anchor Bridle mounting points on crossbeam.
Maxwell AA560 Chain Counter at helm.
Anchor Bridle & Chain Swivel connector.

Nav Equipment

Compass
Speed
Log
Wind
VHF DSC radio
GPS
Chart plotter
Autopilot
Stereo
Navigation lights
TV
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

B&G V60-B: VHF DSC Radio fixed mount with integrated AIS transmitter& Receiver, Wireless Handset support.
B&G H60 Wireless handset for V60F radio.
B&G Zeus S-12 Chartplotter Steering Station.
B&G NAC-3 Autopilot Core Pack, High current NC3 Autopilot computer, Precision 9 compass & RF-25 rudder feedback unit.
B&G Triton Autopilot controller& 4.1" display pack
B&G Zeus S-12 and Halo20 + Radar kit.
Wind Vane.
EC1-100 Universal engine & control interface.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Emergency steering

6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 electric)

4 x Grey Water Whale Pumps.
2 x 275L (73 gal) holding tanks & electric Macerator pumps (WEMA monitored).
2 x Shurflo Fresh water pressure pumps.
2 x Whale Manual Bilge Pumps.
4 x1100 gph Rule Auto Electric bilge pumps with float switches and alarms.

In the world of the cruising catamaran, the St Francis marine boat yard should not require an introduction as they are the quintessential example of this class of vessel. Their motto is simply, Grace, Space and Pace.
The St Francis 50 won the ‘boat of the year’ award and is available in either 3 or 4 cabin layouts. The yards standard of excellence has been maintained throughout.
This catamaran has been designed as a live aboard for blue water cruising that can be sailed shorthanded on long passages in comfort and safety.
As this vessels is bespoke, a significant amount of customisation of the interior, to suit owners needs can be undertaken.
In the event that you are in the market for a premium blue water cruising cat I would like to suggest that you reach out to me for further insight and a personal introduction to the yard.

This St Francis 50 has been personally photographed and viewed by Bruce Stirk of Boatshed South Africa. Click here for contact details.
The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Brokerages, who are acting as brokers for the manufacturer.

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