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.
Life's A Dream
Builder: Two Oceans
Designer: John Shuttleworth
LOA: 49 ft 1 in
Beam: 29 ft 5 in
Displacement: 23000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 73 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (740 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (442 Gallons)
Main Saloon and Galley
Lewmar 64ECST Electric Selftailing Winches and Lewmar 54CST winches located at each helm station (Total 4 winches). Lewmar Sheet stoppers. Most functions brought to the steering stations including Lewmar Traveler Controls. Two Lewmar 40CST selftailing winches at the mast used for halyard and reefing. Mast fittings allow halyard and reef functions to be optionally brought back to either helm stations.
Bimini Cover with full side curtains
The cockpit is covered by a overhead platform that extends all the way back to the targa arch on the stern. There are screens and covers that can be used to protect the area from sun and weather.
Dingy and Spares
Boat Spares and Equipment
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