Crowther Southern Ocean 56

  • SOLD
  • Boat Price AUD $395,000
    Tax Paid - Australia
  • Location
    Gold Coast, AU
  • Builder
    Hart Marine, Victoria
  • Designer

2001 Crowther Southern Ocean 56 | Windswept 2

Windswept 2 is one of the most spectacular and iconic blue-water cruiser/racer catamarans on the market and represents an unmissable opportunity for the astute buyer.

Originally designed by Crowther and professionally built as an ocean racer, Windswept 2 has had an illustrious racing career winning a multitude of races and setting many records.

Her current owner purchased her in 2010 and set about modifying the catamaran to become a fast, comfortable blue-water cruiser.  Windswept 2 has enjoyed a completely new interior and exterior makeover, including new mast and rigging, steering system with carbon McConaghy steering wheels, carbon davits, furling staysail, trampolines, electrics, solar charging and house batteries.

In 2021/22, a hard top, watermaker, hydraulic autopilot and new Gori folding props were fitted to make Windswept 2 one of the most beautiful and exciting blue-water catamarans in the world.

With shorthanded use and safety being a priority, she has been detuned and re-rigged with an aluminium Allyacht spars mast with upper and lower shrouds, inner and outer forestays and is setup to use a staysail, solent and/or screecher all easily handled solo or by a couple.  Fast and relaxing off-wind cruising speeds can be achieved using the staysail/headsail/screecher only, want to go faster, just put up the main, and leave almost every other boat in your wake.

The redesigned cockpit with new instrument panel provides a protected and comfortable dual helming position with a large living & entertaining area and now with the addition of a hard top bimini and another 800w solar making a total of 1.2kw.

Accommodation is in the central pod with well over 6 feet of headroom in main saloon. There is seating for 4-6 around the saloon table (which converts to a double berth), and there is also an additional two-seater lounge that converts to additional benchtop space if required. The galley has ample storage and is fitted with a two-burner gas cooker and sink unit, with hot and cold water and a new (2022) 130 litre fridge and freezer all running off solar power. Entertainment is provided by a large LCD TV and Fusion stereo with internal and external speakers.

In the central cabin, there are two double berths with storage and another LCD TV. The forward head area contains toilet and shower, as well as anchor chain and more storage lockers. Both hulls contain the Yanmar 30hp saildrive engines and loads of storage for sails, fenders, spare fuel & water.  Anchoring is easily managed from the cockpit using the auto-anchor control system in conjunction with a Muir winch and Sarca Excel anchor with 60m chain.

Windswept 2 provides a very versatile, seaworthy, fast and comfortable platform for a cruising couple.  Now just back from a five-month cruise along the Queensland coast, Windswept 2 will appeal to a buyer looking for a unique combination of fast passage making, comfortable cruising and intoxicating looks.

See the full inventory below or contact the team to arrange an inspection.


Boat Name
"Windswept 2"
17.07m / 56ft
10.7 m / 35ft
1.4 m / 4.59ft
Light Displacement
7,500 Kg Light
Fuel Capacity
300 L
Water Capacity
200 L
2 x Yanmar 3GM30, 30 Hp
1 Shower & 1 Electric Head


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