Chris White Atlantic 55
About this Boat
Designed from the start to be a high performance world cruising catamaran the Atlantic 55 Catamaran turns heads in every cruising anchorage. With huge underwing clearance, sleek hulls, lightweight but super strong epoxy/glass/carbon construction and a powerful sailplan the Atlantic 55 delivers ALL the oft promised but seldom realized advantages of a cruising catamaran.
Neither race boat nor charter barge, the A55 design is 100% focused on providing for the needs of cruising sailors. Combining a superior blend of ease of handling, excellent windward ability and full crew protection in the unique pilothouse layout there is not another catamaran design built anywhere in the world that offers a better blend of features.
The powerful sailplan with self tacking jib allow tacking upwind with only a push of the autopilot button. Consistently able to make good 95 degrees between tacks (over the bottom) with excellent speed there is no production cruising catamaran that will outsail an Atlantic Catamaran. And most often the differences are enormous.
Ease of handling.
All sail handling functions are performed from the midship cockpit, a unique feature developed in the Atlantic Catamarans for the last 30 years (although there have been some recent imitators). Anchoring, sail hoisting, reefing and tacking all happens within easy reach of the wheel and with complete forward visibility. A true singlehanders boat!
Seakeeping is exceptional.
Where the majority of cruising cats pound their underwings when sailing in the open ocean the generous clearance of the wing deck and slender hull forebody of the Atlantic 55 makes pounding practically non-existent.
Safety features abound.
There is no need to leave the security of the well protected center cockpit for any sail handling operation. Completely unsinkable due to the use of thicker than normal foam cores, double collision bulkheads forward in each hull. Hull, rudder and prop protection from integral hull fins, robust hull construction using Core-Cell foam and durable epoxy/glass laminates and super strong carbon fiber crossbeams. But perhaps the greatest safety feature of all is that YOU CAN SEE WHERE YOU ARE GOING! From the cockpit or from within the pilothouse the watch keeper has extraordinary visibility. Collision is still the greatest hazard so how can anyone justify a cruising design with limited forward visibility?
Iron Wing, (formerly Synergy) was built in Cape Town by Bongers Marine, the first of 13 Atlantic Cats built by this yard. She sailed from Cape Town to the Caribbean and then on to the east coast US. She has cruised extensively from Maine to Guatemala.
Recent additions have been made to provide a cool interior for living aboard in hot places. In addition to a full set of spectacular North 3DL sails.
Hull and decks are vacuum bagged tri-axial glass laminate. Hulls have Core Cell foam. The decks are cored with Airlite foam. The cross beams are unidirectional carbon fiber. The bulkheads are foam core epoxy glass. The entire vessel is constructed using epoxy
All exterior surfaces are painted with Awl Grip Matterhorn white
Rudders are fiberglass with Titanium shaft. Custom hydrofoil sections
Centerboards are fiberglass with controls to cockpit winches
Two stations steering. One in and one outside. Steering Cables upgraded in 2014
Two Emergency tillers are available
Custom 60-40% bow netting. Reduces spray coming through the net.
Two exterior fresh water showers
Two Yanmar 4JH3 (56 HP)
Two Yanmar SD 50 sail drives – new 2008
Each engine has 2 Racor water separators and Diesel Craft centrifuge filters
Aquatec feathering stainless steel propellers and seals – 2015
ZF Electronic throttle and shift Cockpit – 2015 Pilot House – 2012
Hall Carbon fiber mast - 2008 Refit
Hall Carbon Fiber boom
1X19 316 Dyform stainless steel wire with Norseman fittings – 2014
Vectran running back stays
Diamonds Navtec rod rigging
Custom Harken two track mainsail track to minimize the ”stack” height
Custom mainsail cover 2017
ALL NORTH SAILS PURCHASED 2014-2017
One 3DI Main – 2014
One 3DI Solent Jib – 2014
One 3DI Genoa Jib – 2014
One A-1 SYS Runner - 2008
One A-1 Asymmetrical - 2008
One A-2 Asymmetrical – 2017
One A-3 Asymmetrical – 2017
One Staysail - 2017
Two Harken #55 2 speed electric self-tailing
One Harken #45 2 speed electric self-tailing
Two Andersen #52 2 speed self-tailing
Two Andersen # 46 2 speed self-tailing
Two Reckmann roller furling head stays – 2012
Harken High Load traveler
Harken High Load self-tacking jib
Sixteen Harken High Load blocks
Four Harken High Load blocks (spares)
Six Spin Lock Rope clutches
DOCK CLEATS FENDERS AND LINES
Six 10” dock cleats (3 port 3 Starboard)
Two 12” mooring cleats
Multiple 1” dock lines
Four 1” storm bridle with webbing chafe protection – each 25 ft. long
Six LopoLight LED 3 starboard 3 port
One LopoLight LED stern light
Stainless Steel Ultra 100
Stainless Steel Ultra 30
300 feet 3/8” Galvanized High Tensile chain and 400 feet 1” rope rode
Windlass Maxwell 3600 HD
Two aft spectra 200-foot reels
Sixteen Lewmar Ocean Series hatches with Sunbrella exterior covers and OceanAir screen/shades
Lewmar #50 escape hatches
All hatch seals new – 2014
Hella Interior fans – 2014-16
Two fresh water wash down outlets aft
One salt water wash down bow.
Custom cockpit sun shade with rain collector with filter and water tank supply – 2016
Aft sun equipment covers
Interior is varnished cherry veneer with new custom linen cushion covers
Interior pilot house and navigation stations
Sunbrella 50% mesh window coverings – attach/detach from inside salon.
Force 10 four burner propane stove with oven - 2014
Pressure hot and cold water
Two deep well stainless-steel sinks
One Custom Minus 40 refrigeration
One Custom Minus 40 freezer
One Pilot Hour Engel Refrigerator/Freezer in custom wood case
Two manual foot pumps one freshwater, one salt water
Two ISO 400-liter Stainless steel hot water heaters. One port One starboard. 110V or heat exchanger
Two 20-gallon fiberglass propane tanks. In purpose built cockpit locker with additional 11 gallon spare tank.
Two Raritan Marine Elegance fresh water flush
One - 1600 BTU Webasto – Main Salon – 2013
One - 1200 BTU Marine Aire – Main Salon – 2015
Two - 5000 BTU Webasto – Forward Cabins – 2013
OTHER INTERIOR SYSTEMS:
Splendide 2100 washer dryer
Mieler Vacuum Classic C-1 110V
Carson Carbon Monoxide Detectors – 2 Aft
One 50 Amp One 30 Amp service with 110 ft.cable
Two 300 Galvanic Isolators
30 Amp control panel with Make or Break generator control
One 9KW Northern Lights Generator (2016)
Generator has custom ventilation system and bronze sea cock for the exhaust to prevent water infiltration while under way.
One Racor water separator and Diesel Craft fuel centrifuge
Victron 3600 Inverter (2014)
Two GENASUN 360 Amp Lithium Batteries – 2014
Four 135 Watt Kyocera solar panels with controllers – 2014
Two 110 Amp Engine alternators – 2013
LED interior lighting throughout – 2014
Two 90-gallon aluminum fuel tanks – 2013
One 100-gallon integral epoxy/glass fresh water tank – port side
One 70-gallon plastic fresh water - starboard
One ISL 700 with 2hp Membrane 33 GPH 16A AC.
One Horizon Reverse osmosis 900-2 38 GPH 30A AC
Complete Brooks and Gatehouse Network System H 5000 Series (2016)
Two 16” Zeus Displays with navigation chips
One B&G Auto Pilot w/remote controller
Four B&G Graphic Displays
One B & G HD Radar – 4G
B&G 360* Wind Indicator
Two Garmin 5212 Navigation Displays with Map Chips
One 21” Mac Navigation Computer with Quad Core
Expedition Navigation software with Map Chips
Two Icom 73 Hand Held VHF
Two Icom M-506 with Remote mic in cockpit
One Icon SSB plus SCS PTC Controller
One Baro Graph ASI Aquatech DBX1 Digital Read out
One 802 ICOM SSB Radio
SAT Communication System Dome KVH V3IP
Two ACR Epirb Global Fix
One Safe Sea S100 SART Transponder
Four Mobiarm Person crew safety device
One Pelican Case for Life Raft Safety Gear
One Sea Safe Life Raft – 6 person - Newly purchased – Pack Certificate good through 2020.
Life Raft Model PLSR6/Serial No. 0093/ISO No. 9650-1
Spare parts for Yanmar diesel (212 items)
Spare parts for Northern Lights Generator (38 items)
Multiple tools (296 items)
Electrical spares, fuses. Lights (116 items)
Two Cobra LED Stun Gun with pepper spray
2017 West Marine model 310 Inflatable
2017 Suzuki 9.9hp four stroke and fuel injection
2017 8-person life raft
12-foot Western red cedar rowing dinghy with custom rowing seat and Elstrom bailing system
Torquedo 24-volt 3hp with 6 spare batteries – with spare 3 HP
IRON WING is a powerful ocean going performance cruising catamaran. Designed not only to be an efficient sailing vessel, it has practical and well thought out systems. Long-term liveaboard comfort combined with sailing performance were primary goals.
IRON WING has Hall Spars carbon mast and boom. Also has minimum wetted surface, no false keels, deep daggerboards, custom 3DI North Sails.
The current owner has spent the last three years outfitting her for a trip through the Panama Canal to the South Pacific, and then on to Australia and New Zealand. However, family responsibilities have led to the sale of this well-appointed turn-key cruising vessel.
The information provided in this statement is given in good faith. Seller is not responsible for typos, errors or omissions. Please schedule an appointment to view this absolutely beautiful catamaran and all of its features for yourself. IRON WING is a must see one of a kind catamaran.
- Designer: Chris White Designs
- Keel: Lifting Keel
- LOA: 55.5 ft
- Beam: 28.33 ft
- LWL: 54 ft
- Maximum Draft:
- Maximum Displacement:
- Dry Weight:
Launched June 2002
Length 55’ 6”
Draft 3'6" to 8’
Masthead from WL 78'
Main 1100 sq/ft
Blade Jib 417 sq/ft
Genoa 751 sq/ft
Total Power: 56
Cruising Speed: 9Tanks
Fresh Water: 160
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.