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Asking: $91,000 (USD)

Location: Prickley Bay, Grenada

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S/V Forever is a Caribbean based 2001 PDQ 32 Altair Classic catamaran for sale by owner

The PDQ 32 features a large salon with panoramic views, excellent ventilation, spacious galley and two queen berths. With well-proportioned lines and airy-feeling accommodation, the design of the PDQ 32 achieves a lot for a small catamaran. Construction is very solid, yet expert use of materials and construction techniques keeps the hull weight low. The center cockpit is deep and well protected with a hardtop bimini. There are watertight compartments built into the hulls fore and aft.

Formerly named Zero to Cruising. With much regret, due to a terminal health issue, we must put her up for sale.

FOREVER is a very well cared for and well-equipped example of the high quality PDQ 32 Altair Classic cruising catamaran. She was one of the last PDQ 32 built (Hull #32045).

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PDQ stand for Pretty Darn Quick and this boat won't disappoint. Reefing begins at about 9 knots of boat speed or 20 knots of apparent wind to windward, starting with the main. Upwind in sustained 15 knots true, expect about 6 to 7 knots with the jib and 8 knots under genoa. Beam reaching in the same winds, we’ve made 7 to 8 knots and 9 to 10 knots, respectively. Not bad for a 32 foot boat. Try that in a monohull!

With so much interior volume and most destinations somewhere in the Tropics, good ventilation is a must, and the PDQ does not fall short. Two Bomar hatches above the hulls ventilate the forward compartments, and two over the dinette provide salon ventilation. There are four smaller hatches aft, and three in the cockpit. Smaller Bomar side windows line the flanks (13) for a total of 24 opening hatches and ports.

FOREVER was delivered to her first owner in May, 2001, and after sailing fresh waters of the Great Lakes for the next 9 years (winterized and stored ashore under shrink wrap each winter), she was safely sailed south to the Caribbean, traveling as far as Trinidad. FOREVER is the preferred twin outboard version of the Performance, Dependability and Quality 32, which has the benefits of lighter weight, retractable running gear, quiet and smooth operation, and low maintenance costs. Excellent comfort, speed and handling enhance the level of sailing characteristics of this vessel. FOREVER has an extensive list of equipment which makes her very suitable for coastal cruising, and living off the grid.

Note: FOREVER was stored on the hard from May 2013 until October 2016. The utmost care was taken to ensure that she remained dry and safe during her time out of the water, and countless hours had been invested to bring her back to better than cruise-ready condition. Even though she was built in 2000, having been used only half of each year in the fresh water for the first 9 years of her life. We returned Forever to the water October 16th 2016. .

In May of 2017, Forever was in Martinique when one of the owners developed severe health issues and had to be flown back to the states. Forever returned to Grenada, was placed on a mooring ball on May 29th, 2017, where she is now located. She is a very lightly used example of this model of boat!

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Boat Specifications
Builder: PDQ Yachts Inc, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Designer: Alan Slater
Year Built: 2000
Length Overall: 31 ft 7 in
Length Water Line: 31 ft 0 in
Beam: 16 ft
Draft: 3 ft 2 in
Weight: 7,300 lbs
Mast height: 49 ft 0 inches
Sail Area: 443 sq.
Engines 2 x Yamaha 4 stroke 9.9HP
Engine Hours 2000
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kts
Max Speed: 7.5 kts
Heads: 1
Water Tankage 45 gallons
Fuel Tankage 27 gallons
Holding Tankage 30 gallons

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Boat Inventory

Design and Construction:

  • Vacuum-bagged composite construction
  • Vinylester resin skin
  • hand-laid tri-axial knit fiberglass fabric
  • high-tensile marine resin
  • Core-Cell foam core

Sails and Rigging:

  • Seldon 42' aluminum mast (7/8 rig)
  • Lazy jacks
  • All halyards and reefing lines lead to cockpit Flag halyards from both spreaders Spinnaker halyard
  • Furlex 2000 jib furling gear
  • 2 Triton full batten mainsails (1 Dacron, 1 Mylar, each with two reefing points)
  • Harken batten cars
  • Blue Sunbrella main sail cover
  • Furling and self-tacking Dacron jib with UV leach protection. (NEW June 2017, never hoisted)
  • 150% Dacron Genoa with blue Sunbrella UV strip
  • Red, White and Blue Asymmetrical Spinnaker with Dyneema sheets
  • Almost all running rigging replaced with new Dyneema (Aug 2011)

Galley Equipment:

  • LPG propane system
  • Seaward two burner propane stove
  • Polished stainless steel double sink
  • 5.5 cu. ft. refrigerator with Adler/Barbour cold machine 12VDC
  • Katadyn E80 watermaker (currently preserved)
  • Plentiful storage in cherry cabinets
  • Two custom cherry spice racks
  • 12V outlet
  • 12V fan
  • Bilges in both hulls are dry and provide excellent storage
  • Includes full set of dishes, cutlery, pressure cooker, cooking utensils

Hull and Deck Equipment:

  • Sunbrella deck shade for trampoline with rain catcher (New May 2017)
  • Vinyl-dipped Dacron trampoline, will need replaced in near future
  • Deck cleats: one on each bow, one on each transom and one each side of amidships
  • Two fairleads: one on each bow on inboard side for chafe-free mooring
  • Large deck lockers in each bow for storage of anchoring paraphernalia and misc items
  • Large stern lockers for boat gear and cleaning supplies
  • Lewmar opening hatches: (11)
  • 2nd Shower on starboard stern steps
  • 2 X #32 Harken self tailing sheet winches (upgrade)
  • 2 X #16 Harken self tailing sheet winches (upgrade)
  • Harken 8 ft. mainsail traveler with 3:1 Harken controls
  • 6-spoke Whitlock steering wheel
  • Padded helm seat (NEW June 2015)
  • Hardtop Bimini including light with 3 x 50 watt
  • Siemens solar panel array on top
  • Two sail observation window covers Half-surround vinyl dodger
  • Canvas sheet and storage bags (2)
  • Cockpit floor mat Blue Winch handle pockets
  • (2) Winch handles
  • Dinghy Davits with rigging Outboard engine bracket
  • Swim ladder on starboard stern


  • (3) Numerous dock lines &fenders (various sizes)
  • Rocna primary anchor (35 lb.) with 120' nylon rode, 150' chain (NEW chain February 2017)
  • stainless anchor roller with hawse pipe (starboard)
  • Lewmar Pro 1000 electric windlass on starboard
  • Controls at helm for single-handed anchoring.
  • Quick wireless handheld remote control
  • Stainless steel Bruce 10kg secondary anchor with combination chain and nylon rode
  • stainless anchor roller with hawse pipe (port), rigged for easy deployment in emergencies or for 2nd-anchor

Electrical Systems:

  • (4) 6-volt 230 AH Trojan batteries (NEW Oct 2016)
  • 150W Solar Panel array (3 x 50 watts) on hardtop
  • 135W Kyocera Solar Panel above davits
  • Morningstar TS-45 Solar controller with Remote Panel
  • Extremely reliable Honda 2000 generator
  • Heart 2000W Inverter/Charger battery manage system
  • Xantrex LinkLite Battery Monitor
  • Full 120 volt AC/12 volt Paneltronics electrical panel
  • Shore power cord 50 ft.
  • 120V outlets: galley, head, navigation station, cabin
  • Ample Lo-power LED, 12-volt incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lighting throughout
  • Lo-power consumption LED masthead anchor light


  • Garmin 546 Chartplotter at helm with charts for Caribbean and North America
  • Raymarine ST1+ ST6000 Autopilot/smartpilot with SG-1 rudder package (Substantial upgrade)
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed Raymarine ST60 Wind meter
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF/DSC radio with AIS. (NEW Oct 2016)
  • Ritchie magnetic compass
  • Wirie Pro Wi-Fi booster/antenna received signals from up to 5 miles offshore (NEW Feb 2017)
  • Kenwood TKM-707 Ham/SSB Radio with Auto Tuner
  • Sony Radio/CD player with 2 speakers. Includes USB and auxiliary inputs to play from your iPods or Phone
  • ACR GlobalFix Epirb (New Oct 2016)
  • Weams & Plath ships clock
  • Weams & Plath barometer

Safety Equipment:

  • Whale bilge pumps (2)
  • shower gulper pump
  • Life Sling with rail-mounted soft case
  • Lifebouy with line Signal horn
  • 2 fire extinguishers
  • Lifelines with gates and rails surround deck
  • Safety netting around deck for children or pets


  • Magma barbecue grill with on rail attachment
  • Sunbrella cover Mesh cockpit sunscreens
  • 2 SportaSeats (NEW Oct 2016)
  • 10lb Aluminum grill propane tank
  • 20lb Steel propane tank
  • 110V car vacuum
  • 110V extension cord x2
  • Oil change kit
  • Cleaning supplies: bucket, deck brushes, misc cleaners
  • Numerous miscellaneous spare parts
  • Numerous water and gasoline jerry cans with Sunbrella covers
  • Custom storage area for jerry cans Numerous tools

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