Cruising Catamarans For Sale

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Asking:$435,000 USD

Location: Freeport, Bahamas

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S/V Palarran is a Bahamas based 2001 FP Marquises 56 Catamaran for sale by owner

This Boat Owner requires financial settlement only ... trades will not be considered!!

S/V Palarran, a 2001 Fountaine Pajot Marquises, is an excellent voyaging catamaran but could be converted to a private charter catamaran easily. The current owner purchased her in 2010 in St. Maarten and did extensive work to prepare the boat for a Mediterranean adventure. In 2012 she sailed from the Caribbean to Greece over a 4-month period. After six years of touring most of western and eastern Med regions during the summer, the owner returned from Athens to the Bahamas this year.

Over this period extensive work has been performed on Palarran to keep her in top notch shape and safe for cruising. Items of note is the extensive ground tackle on board. The boat has safely anchored in 100’ of water with winds in excess of 50 knots. In 2016 the mast and all aluminum exterior parts were removed and painted. New electrical wiring was run when reassembled. All hatches have had the Plexiglas replaced and are clear to see through.

The laundry facilities are second to none with a large capacity washer and high heat vented dryer. That along with the high capacity water maker means clean clothes and sheets like at home. Another feature that will be greatly appreciated is the fresh water power flush heads. They never smell or clog and are so easy to operate. All this fresh water is easily supplied from the high capacity desalinator.

With the upgraded sails in 2016, the SOG has increased significantly and she now sails at half the apparent wind speed plus 1 or 2 knots. So, in 16 knots of apparent, you can sail 9 to 10 knots SOG. By using the spinnaker, speeds within 2 or 3 knots of apparent can be achieved from 110 to 160 degrees. Another feature to be appreciated on long passages is the triple reef point. It is quite conservative which has allowed sailing in winds up to 45 knots apparent.

Over the past 8 years, Palarran has taken the current owner, his family, and over 150 friends and family 22,000 nm safely and in comfort. Located in Freeport, Bahamas, it’s now time for her to take on another adventure with another owner. After reviewing the extensive list of features and inventory, feel free to contact the owner via e-mail.

Recent Upgrades:

  • Standing rigging replaced 4/2010
  • Offshore trampoline net replaced 12/2017
  • Stack Pack replaced 4/2010
  • New Yanmar 4JH4TE engines with KM4 transmissions, installed 2/2012. 1730 hours
  • 13' AB RIB - New 2011, with jockey console – New 2016
  • 30hp Yamaha 2018 Variprop DF-112 Feathering Propellers – New 2014
  • Hydraulic Passerelle – New 2016
  • Dripless Shaft Seals – New 2016

Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56

Sailing a FP Marquises 56

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Designer Jean Berret, with interior design by Oliver Racoupeau
Builder Fountaine Pajot
Model Marquises
Year 2001
Material Fiberglas FRP Foam Sandwich
LOA 56 ft
LOD 56 ft
LWL 52 ft 3 in
Beam 26 ft
Draft 4 ft 6 inches
Displacement 28600 lbs
Mast Height 83 ft
Sail Area 1722 ft²
Cabins 4
Heads 4
Head Room 6 ft 7 inches
Engines Twin Yanmar 4JH4-TE 75hp. New 2012, 1730 hours each
Cutlass bearings new 2012, drippless shaft seals new 2016.
Generator 12kva Northern Lights
8kva Northern Lights
Fresh Water Tank 300 Gal
Fuel Diesel Tank 250 Gal
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Boat Inventory


  • 4 X fully air conditioned guest cabins with two queen sized beds and two with double beds
  • 4 - Raratan full size freshwater flush power toilets
  • 4 full heads with sinks and showers

Sailing / Running Rigging:

  • UK Sailmakers Main and Jib with offshore finish package New 2016
  • Running Rigging replaced 2017
  • North Sails A4 Asymmetrical Spinnaker with rigging
  • Power main halyard winch Power main sheet winch – New 2011
  • Three winches on mast
  • Three aft winches for traveler and jib sheet
  • Extra lines, shackles, blocks, etc.

Ground Tackle I Anchoring I Docking:

  • Lofrans X3 1700w Windlass with Gypsy – 2016
  • 10mm G7 chain - 360' – New 2016
  • Rocna 55 kilo primary anchor – New 2013
  • Fortress FX-55 secondary anchor with 30’ chain and 150' rode
  • Lewmar Wireless windlass controller
  • Many Fenders and Dock lines


  • Northern Lights 12 KVA generator with sound shield - 2606 hours
  • Northern Lights 8 KVA generator with sound shield - 2622 hours
  • Custom breaker panel in main cabin
  • Custom distribution selection panel in mechanical compartment
  • 60' of 230v 32 amp shore power cords
  • 65’ of 230v 50 amp shore power cords
  • LED Light bulbs in all lights LED Anchor light,
  • Standard Nav lights,
  • Forward facing flood light
  • Magnum 3112 inverter/charger - 3100 continuous watts, 160 amps charging
  • 230v - 80 amp Victron 32 Amp Isolation Transformer - New 2016
  • Victron 32 Amp Auto-Transformer – New 2014
  • 9 – House batteries - 945AH installed 6/2016
  • 4 – Solar Panels for unattended battery charging (150 watts)


  • Furuno chart plotters at nav station and helm C-map chart cartridges for Caribbean, Bahamas, Mediterranean
  • Furuno radar Caribbean and Mediterranean chart cartridges
  • Icom mounted VHF radio
  • two handheld portables
  • Raymarine autopilot controller –
  • New 2018 Raymarine ST60 Tridata at nav station and helm,
  • ST60 wind at helm
  • Vesper AIS WatchMate 850 transponder, anchor watch, and remote alarm


  • Two Eurovinil ISO 9650-1, 4 passenger container liferafts
  • New 2016 Ditch bag with Flairs, horn
  • 1 - ACR EPIRB New 2017
  • 2 – AIS MOB integrated into Mustang PFD’s with safety harness – New 2017
  • 6 - Fire Extinguishers
  • 6 - Offshore life jackets w/ strobe lights
  • 6 - Tethers
  • 4 - Harnesses
  • 8 - Standard life jackets
  • 3 - Sports life jackets
  • 2 - Horseshoe bouys with large strobe lights
  • Adventure 3000 Marine Medical Kit
  • Additional emergency medical supplies
  • Oxygen bottle with regulator and mask
  • Mast mounted remote controlled search light

Plumbing / Fresh Water:

  • SK Water maker 800gpd (35 gph)
  • 1200 liter Freshwater tank
  • 2 - water heaters electric and engine
  • 2 - Holding tanks
  • Fresh water shower on stern
  • Fresh water wash down system
  • 7 - Bilge pumps with high water alarms
  • 2 – Manual bilge pumps
  • 2 - Gray water pumps
  • Extensive stock of extra pumps, hose, switches, etc.

Kitchen / Cooking:

  • 4 Burner Stove with oven and broiler
  • Double bowl sink with built in dish drainer
  • Single bowl bar sink
  • Microwave
  • Magma Monterey Gas Grill 420 sq. in.
  • 1 large North American and 2 large Camping Gaz LP cylinders
  • Blender, rice cooker, toaster, deep fryer, electric fry pan Plates, glasses, silverware, bowls, pans, utensils, etc.

Tools - Extra mechanical:

  • Porter Cable cordless drill, reciprocating saw
  • flashlight
  • Craftsman Mechanic socket/wrench set - metric and imperial
  • Corded drill
  • dremel roto-tool
  • trouble light
  • solder iron
  • tons of hand tools
  • Oil extraction pump
  • Extensive stock of extra wire, bulbs, fuses, nuts and bolts, etc.
  • Racor, Northern Lights, and Yanmar maintenance parts
  • Two spare alternators
  • Side boarding ladder and Swim ladder
  • 6 gallon gas tank and 2 spare 6 gallon gas containers for dingy
  • Hard top bimini custom built with boom cradle
  • Rear full length sunscreen Front wrap around wind/rain screen
  • Two cockpit lights
  • Electronics' Arch
  • Two sun lounger mats
  • 250 gallons diesel in 4 tanks
  • 4 x 6 gallons diesel containers
  • 3 Cruisair Air Conditioners / Heat Pumps with 5 blower units
  • Main Refrigerator / Freezer w/ Seafrost Condenser -New 2014
  • Bar refrigerator - New 7/2010
  • 7 kilo washing machine – New 2018
  • 7 kilo vented dryer with high heat – New 2018
  • New Helm Chairs 7/2011
  • Flat Panel TV w/ DVD player Fusion integrated I-pod Stereo Ariel Tower Speakers Alpine cockpit Speakers
  • 4 Aluminum Deluxe Beach chairs, two coolers
  • 2 Trolling fishing poles and 2 casting poles with tackle and gaff Wakeboard kiteboard rack Large electronic locking safe

Tools - Dive Equipment:

  • Bauer Junior II electric dive compressor
  • 4 - 80 cf aluminum scuba tanks, hydro certified 2018
  • 4 - Regulators, 1 with Suunto dive computer and compass serviced 2017
  • 6 - BCD's with integrated weight pouches in various sizes
  • 4 - Shorty wet suits in various sizes
  • Weights, dive flag, dive bags, maintenance, and spare parts kit


  • 13' AB RIB - New 2011, with jockey console
  • 30hp Yamaha 2018 - New 2016

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