Crowther Shockwave 43
Tax Paid, Australia
Gold Coast, AU
1995 Crowther Shockwave 43 | Spica
Spica is a high-tech performance cruising cat with a superb pedigree. The catamaran was built by leading Australian multihull identity, Geoff Cruse, who is renowned for his range of Crowther Windspeed catamarans of the 80’s and 90’s, his pioneering achievements sailing and building multihulls in the early 70’s, and in recent times as Australia’s premiere multihull consultant and surveyor.
Spica presents in excellent condition and is ready to start her cruising life again. It would be great to see her explore the South Pacific or even be sailed back to the USA to show the Americans what a well designed and built catamaran is capable of. Maybe even turn a few heads in their coastal races, such as the Newport Beach to Ensenada!
This fine vessel has been built in foam, wrapped in lovely yellow Kevlar, and sealed and bonded in the best epoxy resin. This makes the boat very light and incredibly strong; the mast is a beautiful work of art in carbon fibre.
Spica is a big cat with a wide beam for stability and room below for family and friends. She features two generous double cabins and a well-equipped galley down in the starboard hull.
She has done plenty of cruising to some of the more remote outer reefs of the Queensland coast and has been a popular fun boat, often with the decks laden with many bodies enjoying the WAGS (Wednesday Afternoon Go Sailing) out of RQYS in Moreton Bay. There have also been the occasional fun nights onboard at the many cruising location within Moreton Bay.
Builder Geoff (Crusey) Cruse has always been the one in charge of doing all the maintenance on her over the years, and Spica comes with a huge wardrobe of exotic sails.
This is an incredibly capable cruiser that can kick up her heels and eat up the sea miles in comfort to get to those faraway locations with ease.
Her sister ship Bligh Spirit completed a cruising circumnavigation of the globe with a crew of two.
Don’t miss this opportunity to invest in a fun lifestyle aboard a quality performance cruiser at a bargain price. She is ready to sail away over the horizon to explore the Pacific and beyond.