Simpson 41

Simpson 41

This Roger Simpson designed lightweight Catamaran was built (along with 3 others) in Trinidad by Don Stolmeyer – manager of “PowerBoats” the largest boatyard in Chaguaramas. A keen and experienced sailor, Don built Dream Lover for his own family use, and sold her to thecurrent owner in 2009 . One of the boat's three sisters circumnavigated the world in 2003. A fifth very similar boat (same hulls, different layout) has been built and is owned and cruised extensively by Chris Doyle, famous for his Caribbean Cruising Guides. This boat has rarely been used for more than week-end sailing (with the occasional 3 week cruise) and has always been well maintained. An extensive guide to her construction comes with the boat.

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LOA: 41'
TYPE: Simpson
YEAR: 1996
USD: $145,000
LYING: Bahamas
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Managing Broker
Phillip Berman

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Engine 1:
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

  • Brand: Simpson
  • Model: 41'
  • Designer: Roger Simpson
  • Year: 1996
  • Hull Material: Fibreglass on Balsa Core

  • LOA: 41'
  • Beam: 21'-11"
  • Draft: 3'

  • Engines: 1x Nissan (Diesel) with Volvo Penta Outdrive
  • Engine Model: SD23 (2,289cc)
  • Engines HP: 73HP
  • Cruising speed:  6 knots (Engine)
  • Max speed:  12+ knots


  • Fuel: 50 gallons
  • Water: 180 gallons

  • Cabins: 3 double cabins
  • Sleeps: 6 plus Saloon
  • Flooring: Ply
  • Interior finish: Simple - paint on ply or GRP
  • Salon couch and fabric: Sunbrella
  • Head and showers: 1 heads, 1x shower (shared space)
  • Cabinets: Extensive "Open Pocket" Storage
  • Hanging lockers: 1 in each main cabin
  • Navigation station: Yes, Large Work Desk/Nav Station
  • Interior lighting: Comprehensive with various LED options
  • Sail drive brand and model number: Outdrive:  Volvo Penta 100B with many spares
  • Solar panel type and size of total watts: 4x Kyocera 135watt wtih Blue Sky Solar Booster
  • Wind generator type and size: 1x Kiss


  • Depth sounder model and size:  Raymarine ST60 (also Log/Speed)
  • Wind speed and direction model and size: Raymarine ST60 - links to Autopilot
  • Autopilot size and brand: Raymarine
  • VHF Radio brand and model: ICOM
  • Battery monitor system: Link 10
  • Hot water heater brand and size: Custom built on engine - very efficient
  • Cabin fan type and number:  Various
  • Compass brand and size: Plastimo

  • Type and size of refrigerator: 2.4 cubic feet (approx.)
  • Type and size of freezer: 4.5 cubic feet (approx.)
  • Stove and number of burners:  2 Burner Hob "Voyager"
  • Oven size and type: Single oven - Combined unit with Hob
  • Type of countertops: Formica

  • Mainsail type, size and age: 438 square feet fully battened, full roach
  • Jib type, size and age: 334 square feet Dacron 8.8 oz: (New 2012)
  • Genoa furler type and size: Furlex 300 (New 2012)
  • Mast type and height: 44' Selden C264 with MDS Track (New 2012)


  • Winch sizes and brand: 2x ST Lewmar (Jib Sheets) 1x ST Lewmar (halyards etc.)
  • Cleat sizes and brand: 3 port, 3 starboard
  • Dinghy type, age and size: AB - good condition with cover
  • Dinghy engine type and horsepower: Tohatsu 9.8
  • Cockpit cushions: On seat - Backs on to davits
  • BBQ type: Magma (New 2013) (LPG)
  • Deck shower type: On starboard scoop
  • Bimini design and type: Rigid Bimini - GRP on foam, includes loudspeaker feed cables and down lighting
  • Traveler brand and type: Harken 
  • Standing rigging size and type and age: 8mm F/Stay, 10mm cap shrouds (New 2012)
  • Stack pack with lazy jacks: Yes (New 2012)
  • Batten car brand and type: Harken (New 2012)
  • Primary anchor brand and size: Delta 35 lbs.
  • Primary anchor chain and rode: Approximate 60' chain - 100' line
  • Windlass brand and size: Lofrans Project 1000
  • Trampoline type and year: Original
  • Opening hatches brand and number: All Lewmar, 2 saloon, 2 main cabins, 2 small (port hull), 2 small (Stbd Hull)
  • Davits: Yes
  • Swim platform: Drop down ladder from starboard scoop


  • Electric bilge pumps:  1


This Roger Simpson designed lightweight catamaran was deliberately built with a lightweight, simple layout and finish, with all systems accessible (for example - wiring is discrete, but you can get to it).

The current owner has made a number of significant improvements and additions:


Cabins: 2 x large double cabins, each has full-size double beds, hanging lockers, individual wash-
basins, extensive storage; also – natural ventilation – a special design feature allows air to blow through the cabins, even in rain. Third double cabin in Aft Port Hull.

Saloon: Large – easily seats 8 around dining table. Large Nav/Work Station – specifically allows for computer use / phone charging etc. Nice HardwoodTrim, New Upholstery.

Galley: Simple Layout in Centre of Port Hull. Refrigerator & Cool Box System. 2 Burner Hob and Single Oven.


In May 2012 she had a rig failure 5 miles off Tobago in approx. 30knots wind. Loss of mast, Boom, Standing Rigging & Sails, with some cosmetic damage to decks. Cause unknown, but was either spreader or shroud failure. Rebuild afforded complete New Mast & Rig, plus opportunity to repaint hulls, top and saloon roof, some of the decks., new glazing. Work was done in Trinidad.  There has been some dry osmosis bubbling above the waterline in the furthest forward section of the hulls (3 or 4 feet) , recently repaired. We think this is not of concern, and has only appeared where it was very difficult to access - the narrowest inside of the hulls - during the original construction.

Engine: Centre-Mounted engine, easily accessed and maintained. Diesel Nissan SD23 was deliberately chosen as parts and maintenance/mechanics are common worldwide., and all over the Carribean (same as most Maxi-Taxis)

Heads: One, with Adjacent Shower. It would be simple to fit a second head in one of the main cabins. External Shower on the starboard side scoop. Drop Down bathing ladder

Large Separate dedicated Cooler / Freezer - located in Saloon

Good Eco-Power: combination of Solars (4) and Wind Gen allow the boat to be function without running the engine.

Hot Water System: runs off engine / heat exchanger: very efficient (water remains hot for a long time).


Traveller is old and needs replacing

The Autohelm has a very unsatisfactory wheel-mount control. This needs replacing with a more reliable system, currently there is slippage.

Trampoline: Will need attention soon

Hatches (all Lewmar) Glazing getting Crazed

Rollers on Jib Cars are Worn

The new Spray Shield needs some modification

REFIT – 2011 / 2012

New Mast & Boom (Selden), Standing Rigging

New Roller (Furlex)

New Main Sail (Full Roach, Fully Battened, 128% ) , Jib & Stackpak: Barrow Sails, Trinidad

New Saloon Interior (Saloon Table / Chart Table Area / Upholstery

Extensive Re-Paint, including general repair / check of Hull Condition

New Glazing in All Windows

New Bimini (with Drainage System to Water Tanks)

New Spray Shield – needs some secondary tweeking to perfect.

New Barbecue

New Custom Built Fridge/Freezer

New Gas Alarm / w Remote Solenoid Control

4 x New 135w Solar Panels

New Lofrans Windlass

New Xantrex Prowatt 1000 Invertor (120v/60Hz)


Dream Lover was bought for family crusing and to be a mother ship at regattas. But we found that she was not getting enough use. We also own a 1971 Swan 40, and trying to own /maintain / look after 2 boats was overambitious.

Disclaimer: The Multihull 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.

Managing Broker

Phillip Berman

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