|Here's a rare chance to buy an iconic Heavenly Twins, the most successful UK production catamaran ever built!
Over 300 of these endearing boats were built in-between 1971-1990. They might be small but they're a very capable centre-cockpit blue-water cruising cat - a substantial number of them having safely circumnavigated the globe.
If you would like a good website to check out more about them try : www heavenlytwins co uk
A great virtue of this little cat is that most marina's won't charge you double berth fees as she can be moored in a normal berth. Nowadays a lot of marinas won't even give a berth to catamarans but most will accommodate this little one, making her a very cheap live-aboard option as you get the accommodation of a 35-45 foot monohull for a fraction of the ownership costs. I currently spend approximately $75.00 a week for mooring her, which includes 15A power supply and unlimited water - that's cheap living!
The boat is easily handled by one person both under sail and motoring, as all sheets feed back to the cockpit and with the helm position being amidship you have a great view of all four corners of the vessel at all times. Maneuvering is a dream with the single engine and twin hydraulic drive propellers - put one prop in forward and the other in astern and she pretty much turns in her own space! This option offers you all the handling of twin engines, without the maintenance, expense and added weight of 2 engines.
Another great thing about a catamaran is that you don't go everywhere on your ear (i. E. Heeled over) and have to make sure you stow everything below securely away, I rarely have to pack up our day-to-day stuff aboard if we decide on the spur of the moment to get out on the water. Also, running aground either delibrately or unintentionally is no big deal on a catamaran, no worrying about heeling over the wrong way. It's a great way to be able to take a look at the undersides of your hulls on a regular basis or give her a quick scrub off and keep her nice and clean at no expense. The great thing about the Heavenly Twins is that they have inbuilt sacraficial wooden keel shoes fitted to the bottom of each hull that protect the hulls from being run aground, just more great peace of mind that comes with owning one of these fantastic little boats.
The comment I most often get when people come aboard for the first time is "Geez, this boat is a Tardis!!"
They've packed a lot into this little 26 footer... The boat sleeps 6 adults in 2 separate double aft cabins and a queen sized bed in the saloon when the table is taken down. Situated away from the main living area, the aft cabins provide 6'7" long double berths and peace and privacy and are a reassuringly safe playroom for small children at sea, even in bad weather. Depending on your particular circumstances you might be interested to know that some owners take down the dividing partion between the 2 aft cabins and make one massive king sized stateroom, or take half off the port aft cabin and make a larger queen cabin in the starboard cabin and either a kids single or a workroom/storage room in the port one.
I had a completely enclosed cockpit cover made to measure for the boat in December 2014, which gives you a massive area to use in all weathers and it offers great protection from the elements. Another nice safety feature is that the foredeck is solid fiberglass and not the normal mesh trampoline often seen on most catamarans, so if you do have to go forward in heavy weather you won't be getting a dunk bath!
A lot of people have been put off buying a catamaran in the past because of the infamous "slamming" sustained when underway when waves "slam" up on the underside of the bridgedeck, putting huge stress on the deck and hull joins. On the Heavenly Twins, they designed a clever little "pod" that externally "squashes" waves and deflects any pressure/energy away and prevents the jarring slamming. Internally the pod forms the footwell area underneath the saloon table.
I used to work with the builder of these yachts in the 1980's and so I was fastidious in finding the right one of these HT's when I purchased her with the intention to go cruising around Australia and the South Pacific. Unfortunately my personal circumstances did not allow this dream to manifest and instead I have been living aboard the boat full-time with my daughter for the past 4 years. The boat has been used locally regularly so she is mechanically and structurally sound.
Feel free to email or call me and have any further discussions, I am open to REASONABLE offers but I am willing to have the boat pulled out and put into long time storage if the right price isn't offered.
Drop me a note or give me a call if you have any questions... Cheers :-)
AU $90,000 Negotiable
||26' 0" - 7.93m|
||Heavenly Cruising Yeachts Ltd|
||GRP Balsa Sandwich decks|
||GM30 3 Cylinder 24hp Diesel
Brand new full set of consumable engine spares and comphrehensive workshop manual
||2-3 lt per hour|
||Twin hydraulic shaftdrives - 2 x 3 blade bronze propellers|
||60lt (stainless steel tank)|
||2 x 50lt bladder tanks (100lt total) situated on top of each sealed bouyancy chamber in each bow, could easily be upgraded to double capacity if required.|
||Fully enclosed cockpit awning (New Dec 2014)
Mainsail cover (needs replacing)|
||Main saloon area is situated through the main entry doors from the centre cockpit and spans across the bridgedeck with great all round visability, stepping down from the saloon area into the port hull you enter the massive light and airy 8' galley that has a gas 2 burner stove with grill and oven, double sink with chopping board cover to increase the counter space, an efficient fridge/freezer (you choose how cold you want it) box and heaps of storage for all your stores and cooking equipment.
The heads in the forward starboard hull is spacious and offers complete privacy from the rest of the boat with a shower and seawater toilet and plenty of storage.
6' - 6'3" standing headroom when you are in either the port or starboard hull.
Outside the heads is an impressive navigation area that utilises the steps up to the saloon as a seat and then a large chart table (larger than half an admiralty chart folded) pivots down from the wall to sit at and do your chart work and also offers a large chart storage area inside it. The VHF radio is also located in this same area. On the starboard side there is a small stoop through to the aft cabin that offers some more storage areas and is a nice way to get to the aft cabin without having to cross the cockpit.
||2 seperate double aft cabins, port side cabin accessed directly from cockpit and the starboard aft cabin also accessed from the cockpit and also via a stoop through corridor from the navigation area in the main cabin.|
||6 berths - 2 each in 2 seperate dbl aft cabins and 2 in a queen berth in saloon when table lowered.|
||Shower in heads serviced by Duetto 12v/240v (new 2015) water heater and heat exchanger on engine|
||Jabsco manual seawater|
||TEAC 12v/240v LED TV with inbuilt DVD player mounted on bracket on back of heads wall in saloon and a CD player / radio in Navigation area with speakers on each side of saloon and new (2015) FUSION waterproof outdoor speakers in cockpit.|
||Stepping down from the saloon area into the port hull you enter the massive light and airy 8' galley that has a gas 2 burner stove with grill and oven, double sink with chopping board cover to increase the counter space and heaps of storage for all your stores and cooking equipment.|
||An extemely efficient 12v Eutectic fridge/freezer (you choose how cold you want it) box inset at forward end of galley.|
||As above - 12v Eutectic fridge/freezer|
||Rinnai Horizon "Sailsafe" 2 burner gas stove, with grill and oven. With pan holder rails.|
|Hot Water System
||Duetto water heater 12v/240v (New 2015) serves shower and faucet + heat exchanger from engine.|
||Danforth (attached and set on bow furler)
Chain and warp to suit
Muir electric / manual anchor winch
||All required navigation lights
VHF Radio / 27 MHz
Bilge gas detector/alarm
Gas shutoff valve in galley and also at gas bottle in cockpit locker.
||2 x automatic float switch bilge pump in each hull and 2 manual whale gusher pumps to each hull|
||Yes, VIC Offshore rated|
||4 x, one in each aft cabin, 1 x in galley, 1 x navigation area.|
||2 x BP 80w solar panels mounted above aft cabins + regulator
3 x Batteries - 2 x new in late 2015
|Furuno 24nm radar, Navman GPS, Autohelm ST5000,|
Mainsail (cover needs replacing but I have navy Sunbrella to make from)
Spinnaker X 2
Storm jib / staysail
|Mast / Rigging
||All rigging checked Sept 2016, all in good condition and servicable
Lifelines are servicable but were recommended to be replaced with non-plastic coated s/steel cable
Plastimo roller furler
||Muir electric / manual anchor winch
||PLEASE NOTE: As I live aboard permanently I do have my personal effects on board. I will take and upload more photos of the boat shortly... Inside and out. Please keep checking back.|