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Old 28-10-2016, 11:16   #1
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56' Catamaran available for long term use / fractional ownership

After a few years of contemplation, Iíve decided to seek out a sailor who would like to use Palarran on a long term basis. Long term meaning a minimum of one month per year for the next three years. The boat is currently in Greece and would be available there or elsewhere in the Mediterranean next year for two or three months in the summer. I will be bringing her to the Canaries in September or October and then over to the Caribbean for the winter of Ď17/í18. After that Iíll be moving the boat between the Caribbean, Bahamas, and US East Coast.

A few things to keep in mind, this boat needs an experienced sailor and competent crew, with three people being a minimum at all times in the Med. Itís easier in the Caribbean and you could sail the boat with just two there. The pricing is about half what you would pay for a 40í charter catamaran. You would probably be buying 1/100 of the boat with a buyback option on demand from either party.

Palarran is a 2001 Fountaine Pajot Marquises 56. It has about everything you could imagine, plus a few extra unimagineables. This year it went through a pretty extensive refit in Marmaris by Offshore Sailing. There are several forum members here who can vouch for the condition the boat is in.

If you are interested, send me a PM. Include as much detail about your experience and long term plans as you can.
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Old 29-10-2016, 01:24   #3
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Re: 56' Catamaran available for long term use / fractional ownership

This is a great opportunity.. I know the boat pretty well as we did a major refit last year here; mast/boom repainted, all hatches changed, new O;/B, new center console added on the dingy, brand new gib and main sail, remote control passarelle to name a few.

I just have to disagree just on why 3 people is needed to sail her; she has a self tacking gib, electrical winches. The owner has sailed the boat extensively with her family on all kind of weather and sea. I also had the chance to sail her with him on couple of occasion, very comfortable, seaworthy and surprisingly fast boat..

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Old 31-10-2016, 10:45   #4
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Thank you Attila for the comments on Palarran. To clarify on the crew size, in my experience, successful Med mooring with side winds above 15 knots is best done with three on board. It's difficult to lay out the anchor and then throw the mooring line off the stern with only two on board. I've done it in mild conditions, but the chance of screwing it up in high winds is pretty high. That's why 3 is best in the Med and only two in the Caribbean.

Offshore Sailing did a lot of technical work on the boat and to add a few more items. Two new offshore life rafts, thorough standing rigging check with replacement of parts found defective, partial change of all running rigging, new offshore sails, removing 9 through hulls, replacing all black water hoses, new windlass and 120 meters of chain, and more. I think it was a 4 page long invoice.

The hydraulic passerelle and dingy console really made life better in the Med.
If someone is interested in this offer, pm me and I can send you a list of what is onboard.
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I've had a couple people contact me about buying into Palarran. I put together a group of photos of the boat and a some videos of sailing. They aren't professional but give an idea to the interior and exterior of the boat. You can access them on dropbox here.
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Several more forum members have inquired about Palarran and questioned how much I am looking at for costs. To buy a 1/100 share of the boat it would be $5,000 usd. If you used the boat for one month over the next three years I will buy back the share for $5000. It would be less if you didn't.

The cost of use would be:
First year - $18,000 for four weeks and $2,000 per week after.
Second Year - $15,000 for four weeks and $2,000 per week after.
Third year - $12,000 for four weeks and $2,000 per week after.

Palarran will be available for use from around June 15th to August 1st of 2017 in Greece and after January 1st, 2018 in the Caribbean.
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This is an old thread but I wanted to update it in case anyone was interested. We had an excellent time in the Bahamas this year and have decided to keep Palarran there for another year. If anyone is interested in discussing a long term charter or fractional ownership with me - send a PM.

As an FYI, the exterior of the boat was completely painted this year and we installed a full size refrigerator. They have really made the boat look as sharp as new and the liveaboard conditions as good as home.
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