St Francis 50' Emperor - Spirit of Inyati
Spirit of Inyati - a one of a kind St Francis 50' catamaran. This special true blue water luxury cat built specifically as an "Emperor" specification for the discerning owner who is a commercial pilot, a perfectionist and who demanded nothing but the best. Unfortunately due to a knee replacement operation in February 2017, he felt he should no longer sail his beautiful "Spirit of Inyati" which he has maintained in an immaculate condition.
Launched in 2006 - Spirit of Inyati departed Cape Town South Africa via St Helena and the Cape Verde Islands to the Canaries. From here she sailed the ARC to St Lucia in the Caribbean, then south to Trinidad and Tobago, back up north through the Caribbean to New York, across to Lisbon via Bermuda and the Azores. Entered the Mediterranean where she overwintered in Minorca in 2007. From here she sailed the Spanish and French coast lines, Corsica and Sardinia, through the Straits of Messina en-route to Greece. From Corfu there have been many trips to Croatia and Turkey and the surrounding Ionian and Agean Isles, which he maintains is the best sailing seas in the world.
This 4-cabin owner’s version is only privately used and is immensely well equipped. Certainly not a charter boat. Most instruments are duplicated and thoughtfully laid out - you might imagine that you are in the cockpit of an aircraft when at the navigation desk or at the helm.
Spirit of Inyati is owned in a BVI Company and is British flagged. Currently in the Marina Gouvia in Corfu, Greece. The owner resides in South Africa. To remain in Europe she had to be CE certified, this was done post construction in Greece, by the relevant Dutch CE authorities from Holland.
Spirit of Inyati hosts a comfortable saloon, well thought out navigation desk and bar/entertainment cabinets on the bridge deck. The master suite, to starboard, consisting of a study, numerous lockers, dressing room, large bathroom and king size bed. The starboard aft has the second cabin with a queen size bed, shower, heads and basin. The port hull consists of the 3rd cabin to aft, incorporating a queen size bed, shower and basin. Mid-ships include the extremely well appointed galley with only the best Miele appliances (even a Miele deep fat fryer). The fourth cabin is in the port forward and incorporates another king size ben and full bathroom.
Two original oil paintings, by well known South African artist Branko Dimitrov, have been built into the high gloss cherry wood cabinetry.
Quality, luxury, backup and safety were the forethought of the owner whilst building this superb yacht.
A few items to mention that makes this St Francis Emperor different to many other 50 foot catamarans are:
Recent overhauls and preventative maintenance include: a new stack pack, new running rigging, new rope tail bags, new trampoline, new port engine turbo charger (replaced due to small oil use) and new Copper coat ante fouling.
Over the last 8 years in Greece, the Spirit was technically in the hands of the best experts and engineers and not one cent was spared to keep her in perfect condition with preventative and expert advised maintenance the point of departure.
Spirit of Inyati is offered in this flawless condition, with complete (too much to mention) inventory - ready to step on board and sail away.
Please review the complete inventory, specifications and photos.
NB1: Note about 170 technical/specific information and inspection photos, all taken in September 2016, after the last sailing season, are available on Dropbox and is a must see for potential buyers. The photos will give a comprehensive understanding of this outstanding catamaran.
NB2: For photos by the builder during construction phase can be seen on the website of St. Francis Marine.
Safety equipment has been upgraded all the time
King size double bunk
Cupboards & hanging space
Mattress covers, headboards and seats colour co-ordinated to owners choice
Sits bath / shower
Electric toilets – large bowls
1 x electric toilet stbd
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Philadelphia, PA 19127