Immaculate & spacious make this sailing cat perfect for LIVING THE DREAM! Affordable price for this loved & well cared for 11.5 meter, known as the big 'little cat'. Built in South Africa, sailed to the Caribbean, now in the Bahamas. Always owner operated, NEVER CHARTERED.
The Wildcat 350 MK3 is the latest in a large range of modern catamarans designed by Schionning Boats of Australia, built in South Africa by Charter Cats SA. Wildcats are renowned for their safety, high levels of comfort, and their speed. Built with quadriaxial fibreglass and balsa core, the Wildcat 350 is a fast sports cruiser that will tack through 90°. According to the designer, she will sail at 8 - 10 knots to windward and 10 - 13 knots off the wind with a No.1 Genoa in a 15 knot breeze. Sails are by North Sails, hardware by Harken and Anderson.
With 18 opening ports and hatches you will be cooled by the gentle Caribbean breeze whilst in the salon or in your cabin.
The bathrooms are forward of the fore cabins, so the Wildcat Mk III suits 2 couples (1 in each hull) perfectly, or 2 couples plus up to 4 children or a captain and crew.
This catamaran is perfect for island hopping and Caribbean cruising, or ocean crossings. Now is your opportunity to sail the world. And the Wildcat Mk III is perfect for long range and blue-water sailing. With her rounded, streamlined hulls she has much less windage from the side. Unlike most production cats, with their high freeboards and flat sides that look and act like the side of a barn, the Wildcat allows cross winds to blow over and around her. This means she takes side winds on the sails, where they are supposed to be, not on the hull. The rounded hulls also mean that should any waves come over the bow and onto the deck they are shed quickly off every side, giving you immediate control and agility.
The Wildcat Mk III offers a very comfortable use of space due to her impressive beam, with a larger interior than most 42' catamarans.
Sail Quest has solar, windgen, radar, chartplotter, sonar, SSB, electric windlass, and tons more.
Extended transoms offer better performance along with stack pack main, furling genoa (120% jib) and gennaker/reacher with sock. Ample cockpit, extra large settee in the salon, bright galley with ample cupboards and large chart table/workspace in the port hull.
The Wildcat has almost 800 square feet of deck space: relax in the nets or lounge on the deck whilst she sails without heeling over - your own flying magic carpet!
Performance and comfort in this Wildcat MK 3 make her perfect for safe ocean crossings, zip between islands or running up and down coastlines. Very seaworthy capable of sailing around the world having already sailed from South Africa to South America, North America, and the Caribbean. Easily handled with all lines led to cockpit for single handing or handling a crowd. Never chartered, and well maintained by a few perfectionists. Many upgrades with Cherrywood bulkheads, doors, trim, hardwood floors throughout. Large salon with galley up design makes it a pleasure to cook. Seamless molded counter with sink and draining board. Custom made salon table easily seats 8 - 10 and converts to bed for two adults or four children. Glass sliding entrance doors for tons of natural light and easy entrance and exit to the cockpit. 4 private queen cabins each with fan, new LED lighting, USB charging outlets, QI wireless phone charging station, alarm clock, digital thermometer, built-in bluetooth speakers, shelves and cabinets, hooks, opening portlight, large Weaver deck hatch with Sunbrella sunshade and insect screen for comfortable sleeping. 2 heads, with showers and new Jabsco toilets. Lots of storage.
The hull itself is light and strong, and very elegantly designed. Due to the high strength of quadraxial glass and 3/4" balsa coring, the hull sides are so strong they feel like a solid wall. The whole boat can stand comfortably on its keels while hauled out, or when simply run up on the beach for the night. Sailing performance is excellent due to the light weight and smooth hulls, even with the moderate load of cruising equipment currently on-board. For racing, the load can be quickly reduced by removing half the house battery bank, and offloading the drogue and some ground tackle; the huge sail area makes this a formidable race boat. Catamarans have no hull speed limit; the previous owner has gotten the boat up to 18 knots with a 45 knot tail wind. The speed and the space make this an excellent cruising boat: on her ocean voyages 180-200 miles a day is a commonplace.
Many extras added in spring/summer 2016. Top of the line Rutland silent wind generator and 1310 watts of solar panels keep the batteries completely charged.
March 2017 has just seen the addition of a new 120 volt watermaker that outputs a whopping 140 liters (37 gallons) per hour. This allows you to live like you are in a home, and not have to conserve water.
A perfect choice for cruising in style and/or living aboard. Owners willing to teach you how to operate all systems. Easy access to all systems and engines. Many amenities, extras, spares. Amazing opportunity to own a 'tiny house' on whichever waterfront you desire. She is light and bright and you will fall in love with her at first glance!!!
Currently sailing in The Bahamas. Come see it and we'll take you out for a sail. Will teach you everything about the boat, even teach you how to sail.
Charter Cats SA
2004 Wildcat MK III
LOA 11.5m (37' 9")
LWL 11.3m (37')
Beam: 20' 11"
Draft: 1.2 meter (3' 11")
78cm hull depth to waterline
Air draft: 57' from waterline
Mast height - 47' 10" from base to flat top of mast
VHF antenna adds 38"
Base of mast to waterline - 72"
2 x 30 HP Diesels
Stbd:Volvo-Penta MD2030-D 3 cylinder 30 horsepower naturally aspirated diesel engine with an MS25S sail drive (2932 hours)
Port: 2012 Perkins 403D-11 3 cylinder 30 horsepower naturally aspirated diesel engine with an MS25S sail drive (200 hours on engine, 2055 hours on meter)
All units fully serviced 2016
8 in 4 queen staterooms
2 in main salon (convertible king+ bed)
2 @ Full heads with manual toilet, vanity and shower