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Shuttleworth Performance Cruiser - “Life's a Dream ”

The ability to accelerate is critical to a multihull's safety at sea. Life's A Dream's owner found production designs wanting and had her custom designed by John Shuttleworth to epitomize a strong, light, buoyant, weatherly performance cruising catamaran. She was professionally built in South Africa with her owner intent on a circumnavigation. Now that circumnavigation is complete, the design and build well proven, and she is ready to go again.

Life's A Dream has beautiful wind and water shedding lines. Daggerboards, dual helms, self tacking headsail - everything to make her a fast, responsive and easily managed at sea. Sail Magazine attested to her performance in their 2007 review, "As the gusts swept down Table Bay and nailed the big cat, it would simply accelerate and flick a bit of spray off the leward hull. I felt safe and secure steering her." She is fast to weather, tacks easily, points high, and out reaches and outruns almost everything. Email me and I will send you the full review. Really this is a cat that delivers exquisite bluewater sailing.

Her interior is spare, clean, and uncluttered. She has been designed and equipped to provide her crew with everything they need for a great liveaboard experience. Everything you need and nothing you don't, no-nonsense, immenently practical, and very sensibly laid out. If your dreams include a circumnavigation or Pacific gyre, call me. This is a catamaran you should not overlook.

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LOA: 47'
TYPE: Shuttleworth
MODEL: Performance Cruiser
YEAR: 2007
USD: $469,000
LYING: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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This multihull is sold.

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