Gross Fastback 32

AU $133,000 Negotiable Finance
32' 0" - 9.76m
Leisure, Cruising, Racing
Vessel Location
Airlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD Insurance
Launch Year
Hull Material

Negotiable, all reasonable offers considered. Slipped / antifouled Nov'17. Rebuilt cylinder head by Whitsunday Cylinderhead Reconditioners Sept '16 with impeller, exhaust elbow, filters. Cylinder bores and rings were in top condition. Starts near on first rotation, runs perfect with 1540 hours. Good sound condition. Designed for cruising couple + guests. Fastback 32's are noted for their turn of speed (especially in light airs) yet spacious living accommodations and sea kindly manners. Clever use of space makes for comfortable cruising and living aboard for their compact size, keeping ownership costs down without compromising on performance hence their loyal following... Https://www. Facebook. Com/fastbackcatamaranowners/
All Fastback 32's were manufactured by the designer and sold unfinished except for this one. That is the basic boat with engine, mast and rigging were factory built with the interior fitout, plumbing and electrics installed by the buyers. This example was professionally factory fitted. Featured in 1998 Multihull World #41

Responsive steering makes for easy tacking in light winds, and manoeuvring in tight spaces under power. A sea trial will not disappoint (see videos)

Central Yanmar diesel with raiseable drive leg, protective keel strakes, retracting dagger board, kick up rudders and minuscule draft allows for extra shallow depth exploring, urgent escapes, tidal beaching, and anchoring in close to shore.

Two previous owners. Purchased in October '11 as an easily single-handed safe live-aboard fun cruiser. I'm 183cm tall, based in the Whitsunday's, can deliver anywhere in Queensland. Please no tyre kickers and with reasonable notice of inspection to ensure availability would be appreciate. Any questions or queries please feel free to email or call anytime.

For MONOHULL fans... To put $$ per-foot into perspective, bear in mind that with catamarans you get two hulls with separated living quarters plus a bridge deck saloon and three times the stable deck realestate for a given length.

One person only has ever viewed boat to date since first advertised, an 82 yo gent from Cairns who built his own cat and was very keen, but circumstances dictated otherwise.

AU $133,000 Negotiable    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Launch Year
32' 0" - 9.76m
4.9M fits standard berths + narrow haul-out slings
0.5 with dagger board and rudders up
Keel / Ballast
Dagger board operated from inside (see video) Mid section load bearing hull keel strakes.
Vessel Location
Airlie Beach, Whitsundays Qld
Rego Expiry
John Gross
John Gross
Hull Material
Decks Material
2GM20 Yanmar with deep raisable / adjustable stern leg drive. No drag when Sailing. No cavitation in big seas. The water intake hole is under the starboard hull, not the drive leg... Meaning the impeller is never dry when drive leg is raised. .
Engine Make
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Cruise Speed
6kn @ 2,500 rpm
Large perfectly sized prop.
55amp engine alternator.. Yamaha 4stroke 2000kv portable gen
100 litres in stainless tank at foot of mast
2 Integral 100L tanks built into hulls mid outboard sections, + 4x20L containers
2.9M Barefoot inflatable RIB on davits.
Yamaha 5hp
Cockpit / saloon reinforced vinyl shade cover extending well forward (see instructional video)
1x queen berth port aft (197cm x 165cm) with 1 full length bedside shelf, and 1 head board shelf. Bed converts to seating by day by removing infill cushion which, when removed, makes for easier entry and exit from bed. Great lounging space. Can be fully converted back to standard dinning configuration with seating for 6

2x forward doubles (191cm x 138cm)

1x single convertible in saloon using port hull dinette table between seats - which is stored beneath queen bed

Forward Berths Ventilation is via front hatches and also via central deck locker ventilation hatch opening.

Insulation, mould resistant, easy clean headliner in hulls

Large saloon opening windows gives great ventilation and allows for quick / safe access to forward deck while also assisting aft Queen berth ventilation in summer.

Eye level surround saloon windows with open-plan rear is what I love most when upstairs lounging or when sailing. With the option to partly (or fully) enclose cabin as needed.

Bean bag for cockpit or forward deck lounging under shade cover.
6 + 1
Pressure cold water and hot water shower-heads with separate pumps. Shower sump pump.
Jabsco electric, starboard aft.
Twin stainless sinks.
Jabsco foot pump.
Maxie Tudor gas cooker & grill.
60L Trailblaza 12V fridge / freezer.
Large bench area with storage cupboards below.
Organic waste hole with screw cap lid.
2x 4KG gas bottles. Gas plumbed to rear deck BBQ fitting
Trailblaza 60L fridge / freezer in thickly insulated alloy chest.
Ground Tackle
Manson Supreme with 27m x 8mm chain plus 30m 16mm nylon 3strand.
25lb plough with 10m 8mm chain + 30m nylon 3 strand.
Large sand anchor.
Reef pick with 10mm rope.
Small stern sand anchor with nylon rope.
Foot operated vertical electric windless.
15m stretchy nylon bridle setup using triple pulley system to assist anchor in extreme conditions - softens shock loads on boat and anchor and allows for safer short anchor rode in tight quarters
Safety Gear
406 MHz EPIRB.
Flare set.
Fire extinguisher, blanket and V sheet.
Horse shoe ring.
MOB light.
6 x PFD's.
VHF radio.
2000 GPH submersible pump with sufficient power cord and discharge hose for all compartments.
Sealed flotation chambers in forward, aft and mid section of hulls.
4 x fenders.
1 x boat hook.
Mooring lines.
Mooring buoy.
Seawater bucket.
Majestic 19" 12V TV / DVD on full swivel wall mount to view from either the Galley, saloon or queen bed cabin
UFO aerial with booster.
2x 130ah house batteries new in 2018 + new start battery 2016
Isolation switch.
380W invertor.
2x 75W solar panels with Powertech regulator and digital readout.
55amp engine alternator
2000W portable Yamaha generator plus one M300 CTek smart charger for house batteries and M300 for starter battery
Electronics / Navigation
Large Raymarine chart plotter.
ST60 bi-data sounder.
ST3000 Auto helm
Furuno radar (works well but monitor stored off boat)
Liquid binnacle mount compass
Sail Inventory
Sails by Alwood; Boom Roller reefing / furling main. Genoa on Pro-furl C-350 head sail furler both new 2007. Working jib, Spinnaker with sock amd Genoa in good condition. Main good but a bit tired. Boom & headsail covers.
Mast / Rigging
All yacht Spars. Swept back alloy spreaders. Head stay replaced 2007
Deck Gear
Anderson 2speed #28 sheet winches
two #16 mast winches.
SS bow rails and swim ladder / hand rail on moulded transom steps.
2x rod holders attached to solar panel frame.
Forward deck lights.
Moulded deck tread.
Saloon and cockpit drain holes.
Saloon and cockpit removable marine carpets
Boat has been kept lightweight and airy, in sound condition osmosis free but could do with a cosmetic Hull respray hence price is negotiable. Professionally factory fitted with varnished timber and cupboards. Clever rainwater catchment system plumbed from front deck to water tanks in hulls. Rear deck seats are designed to incorporate BBQ - already copper plumbed from mains gas bottle.

Catch22 is easy and fun to sail single-hand in all conditions hence you'll find you'll weigh anchor on a whim. Can deliver anywhere in Queensland... Or perhaps move aboard and live here in paradise rent free?... Or moor it permanently as your holiday escape destination for as little as $170 cheap return flights from Brisbane (cabin baggage) Sailing tuition offered to novice sailors.

Joe Heketa
City / Suburb
Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

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