Selling Zia is one of the hardest things we have ever done.  Our only hope is that she finds a new owner who will love her as we do and embrace the opportunities she provides for a truly unique and spectacular adventure.  

Switch 51 Spec Sheet

2002 Switch 51 Catamaran - FOR SALE $549K- Lying Cancun, Mexico

3 Cabin – owner’s version

2 Heads – 1 full shower

Manufactured by Sud Composites, France – hull number 6 of 16

Designer - VPLP –

USA Flag - USCG documented

The Switch 51 is a world cruising catamaran designed for performance, comfort and safety.  She is strong and light for speed and delightful sailing qualities.  She is outfitted for world cruising and is ready to go.  She will log 200 mile days in any decent breeze and often much more with a following sea.  The Switch 51 will outsail most other catamarans without sacrificing comfort and livability.


LOA:                     50.5 feet
LWL:                     47 feet
Beam:                     25 feet
Draft:                      3ft. 9" - 8ft. 5" with dagger boards down
Air Draft:                78 feet
Weight:                   10 tons to 12.5 tons - Maximum 14 tons
Fuel Capacity:         230 gallons
Water Capacity:      115 gallons

Engines (2)

Yanmar 40 HP 3JH3E - 2800 hours approx

Raycor fuel filter system
Saildrive SD40
Volvo 3 blade folding props

Sail Inventory

Quantum full batten main - 3 reefs - new 2006

Quantum roller furling Genoa - new 2009
Quantum roller furling Screecher on bowsprit - new 2009
Staysail roller furling


ST60 instrument package - Raymarine speed/depth/wind/autopilot/GPS

ST60 Multi display in owner's stateroom
Color Radar - Raymarine 24 mile
Navigation System - Nobeltec MaxPro with charts
AIS - Miltech new 2009
Single Side Band/Ham radio - ICOM M710 with Pactor III modem
WIFI booster system - 5milewifi
Navtex - Morer WIB2
Digital barometer
Satphone - Iridium with data feature
Stereo - Pioneer surround sound

Electrical System 12VDC/220VAC

3.5KW genset - Fischer Panda - 2700 hours approx

525 watt solar array - Outback solar controller
House Batteries (4) 245 amp hour AGM - new 2009
Balmar 100 amp alternators (2)
Inverter Mastervolt 2500W
Dual Battery chargers - Mastervolt 80amp (2)
Electrical control system - Mastervolt MICC
Shore power - 50 amp service
Hull nav lights
Masthead tricolor nav lights (LED) with strobe
Masthead anchor light (LED)


Watertight collision bulkheads bow and stern

Switlik 6 person liferaft
MOM 8 man overboard module
Lifesling system
Inflatable PFDs with harness
Spot locator satellite system
Paratech 12 ft sea anchor with rode
Auto fire extinguishers engine rooms
Manual fire extinguishers (4)
Emergency tiller system


Teak cockpit deck

Bulkhead hydraulic steering - dual helmseat


Anderson dualspeed stainless winches: two 52s, two 58s, two 46s

Anderson dualspeed electric winch ST52
Fredriksen traveler
Fredriksen mast track and batten cars
High quality deck gear throughout
Gangway - teak
Swim ladder - teak
Stern shower - hot and cold

Ground tackle

Spade 66lb steel anchor

Fortress FX37 aluminum with nylon rode
Fortress FX85 aluminum with nylon rode
300 feet 10mm chain - new 2009
Lofrens Tigress 1200 windlass - helm and foredeck controls


Doyle Stack Pack main cover - new 2008

Full bimini with strataglass and sunshades - new 2007
Large custom awning to shade foredeck


Avon 9.5 ft RIB

Yamaha 15HP two stroke
Dinghy davits


High output LED lights throughout

Hella 12V fans throughout
Four burner propane stove
Oven - propane
Dual Corian sinks and counter
Seagull water filter
Toaster Oven
Frigoboat keel cooler fridge and freezer - top opening
Spectra Santacruz water maker - 14GPH
Dual 40 gal holding tanks with macerators
Hot water heater - 30 gallon
Washing machine - 6KG
Extensive spare parts inventory




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