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Chris White Atlantic 55

US $699,000






55 ft

Hull Material


Engine/Fuel Type



Fort Lauderdale

About this Boat

Chris White Designs ~ Atlantic 55

The Atlantic 55 catamaran offers an outstanding combination of performance under sail, quality of construction (epoxy over Core Cell foam) and ease of handling. This specific Atlantic 55, IRON WING, has been upgraded and tweaked by truly experienced bluewater yachtsmen who know the rigors of ocean voyaging.

IRON WING stands out in the quality of the equipment on board - Hall carbon spar and boom, all North Sails inventory, Reckmann furlers, Andersen winches, premium B&G and Garmin navigation instruments, redundant autopilots (2), redundant watermakers (2), lithium-ion batteries to name the highlights - the quality of installation and quality of maintenance. All gear on board is top-shelf and ocean tested on this owner's previous yachts. The Atlantic 55 is foremost a safe, utilitarian sailing catamaran and nothing on this yacht is left to chance. 

Please view the video walkthrough attached and review the extensive specification. IRON WING is a gorgeous, performance catamaran that we are very proud to list. She is conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale for showings, is seriously for sale and duty paid. Her sails can be inspected at the local North Sails loft where they are stored. 


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  • LOA: 55.5 ft
  • Beam: 28.33 ft
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Additional Details

  • Manufacturer: Bongers Marine
  • Model year:  2002
  • LOA:  55'-6" (16.92m)
  • LWL:  54'-0" (16.46m)
  • Beam:  28'-4" (8.64m)
  • Hull material:  Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic - FRP


  • Hull and decks are vacuum bagged tri-axial glass laminate
  • Hulls have core cell foam
  • Decks are cored with Airlite foam
  • The cross beams are uni-directional carbon fiber
  • The bulkheads are foam core epoxy glass
  • The entire vessel is constructed using epoxy
  • All exterior surface are painted with Awl Grip Matterhorn White
  • Rudders are fiberglass with Titanium shaft
  • Custom hydrofoil section centerboards are fiberglass with controls to cockpit winches
  • Two stations steering, one in and one outside
  • Steering cables upgraded 2014
  • Two emergency tillers, custom 60-40% bow netting that reduces spray coming through the net
  • Two exterior fresh water showers


  • Iron Wing is expertly outfitted to circumnavigate the world
  • Designed with ultimate safety and incomparable stability in mind
  • Center Cockpit: is super-safe in a big seaway - where from 4 kts to 40 kts, sail controls are in the cockpit and you can control her safely from there and never have to leave that area. After 40kts you take the main down.
  • The boat is balanced; great sea motion  - not bow-heavy or tail-heavy (those are the typical motions of most cats - they are very unbalanced). No hobby-horsing
  • Custom mast by America’s Cup designer Ben Hall
  • Redundant systems: - 2 watermakers/2 engines/ 2 autopilots/2 VHF systems/2 navigational systems - Brooks & Gatehouse and Garmin/ 2 driving stations/ 2 steering systems
  • The boat has safety break-off centerboards that can be reversed and continued to be used if they are hit
  • One can drive inside the main salon - out of the elements - and still have great view of sails
  • 2 queen bunks have portholes where you can talk with the person on watch to make sure everything is ok (this is very rare)
  • Headstays - best you can buy. They are sealed, with aircraft bearings - you’re not required to lubricate them - salt is unable to enter
  • 2 aft-anchor reels for bow-stern Med-style anchoring
  • Super functional galley with lots of storage
  • Dry and clean bilges
  • Additional bunk available in port-bow area





The Atlantic 55 design is 100% focused on providing 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 happen within easy reach of the wheel and with complete forward visibility. A true singlehander's 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 make pounding practically non-existent. Safety features abound. There is rarely any need to leave the security of the well protected center cockpit for any sail handling operation. 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 Corecell 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 was built in Cape Town by Bongers Marine, hull #3 of 13 Atlantic Cats built by this yard.  She sailed from Cape Town to the Caribbean and then on the East Coat USA. 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 there is full set of spectacular North 3DL sails.




  • 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 (4) four burner propane stove with oven (2014)
  • Pressure hot+ cold water
  • Two (2) deep well stainless steel sinks
  • One Custom Minus 40 refrigeration
  • Once Custom Minus 40 freezer
  • One Pilot Hour Engel Refrigerator/Freezer in custom wood case
  • Two manual foot pumps, one fresh water, one salt water
  • Custom cabinetry
  • 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
  • Splendide 2100 washer/dryer
  • Miele vacuum classic C-1 110V
  • Carson carbon monoxide detectors - 2 aft
  • 12,000 BTU Webasto airco compressor in port salon
  • 12,000 BTU Dometic airco compressor in stb salon
  • 8,000 BTU Gree airco compressor in port forward cabin
  • 8,000 BTU Gree airco compressor in stb forward cabin
  • Two (2) 90-gallon aluminum fuel tanks - 2013
  • One 100-gallon integral epoxy-glass fresh water tank - port side
  • One 70-gallon plastic fresh water tank - starboard


  • One ISL 700 with 2hp Membrane 33 GPH 16A AC
  • One Horizon Reverse Osmosis 900-2 38 GPH 30A AC


  • Two fresh water wash down outlets aft
  • One salt water wash down bow
  • Northern Lights 9KW generator
  • Two Yanmar SD 50 saildrives 
  • Each engine has two (2) Racor water separators and Diesel Craft centrifuge filters
  • Aquatec feathering stainless steel propellers and seals 2015
  • ZP electronic throttle and shift cockpit 2015
  • Pilothouse 2012
  • One 50 AMP, One 30 AMP service with 110' cable
  • Two 300 galvanic Isolators
  • 30 AMP control panel with make or break generator control
  • 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
  • Two 110 AMP engine alternators 2013
  • LED interior lighting throughout - 2014
  • Complete Brooks and Gatehouse Network System H 5000 Series (2016)
  • Two 16" Zeus displays with navigation chips
  • One B&G autopilot with 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 + SCS PTC Controller
  • One Baro Graph ASI Aquatech DBX1 Digital Read out
  • One 802 ICOM SSB Radio
  • SAT Communication System Dome KVH V3IP


  • Six (6) LopoLight LED 3 starboard/3 port
  • One LopoLight LED stern light
  • Mast height clearance:  78'-0" (23.77m)
  • Hall Carbon Fiber Mast
  • Hall Carbon Fiber Boom


  • 3DI North Sails Main (2014)
  • 3DI North Sails Solent Jib (2014)
  • 3DI North Sails Genoa Jib (2014)
  • A-1  SYS Runner (North Sails) 2008
  • A-1 Asymmetrical (North Sails) 2008
  • A-2 Asymmetrical (North Sails) 2017
  • A-3 Asymmertical (North Sails) 2017
  • Staysail (North Sails) 2017


  • 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
  • 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 #746 2-speed self-tailing
  • Two Reckmann roller furling head stays - 2012
  • Harken High Load traveler
  • Harken High Load self-tacking jib
  • 16 Harken High Load blocks
  • 4 Harken High Load blocks (spares)
  • 6 Spin Lock rope clutches
  • Six, 10" dock cleats: 3 port, 3 starboard
  • Two, 12" mooring cleats
  • Multiple 1" dock lines
  • Multiple fenders
  • Four 1" storm bridle with webbing chafe protection - 25' long
  • Custom cockpit sunshade with rain collector with filter and water tank supply - 2016
  • Aft sun equipment covers
  • 16 Lewmar Ocean Series hatches with Sunbrella exterior covers and Ocean Air screen/shades
  • Lewmar #50 escape hatches
  • All hatch seals new (2014)
  • Hella interior fans - 2014-16

4 anchors:

  • Stainless Steel Ultra 100
  • Spade 60
  • Fortress 55
  • Stainless Steel Ultra 30
  • 300' 3/8" Galvanized High Tensile chain and 400' 1" rope rode
  • Windlass Maxwell 3600 HD
  • Two aft spectra 200' reels
  • Two (2) ACR EPIRB Global Fix
  • One (1) Safe Sea S100 SART Transponder
  • Four (4) Mobiarm Person Crew Safety Device
  • One (1) Pelican Case for Life Raft Safety Gear
  • One (1) Sea Safe Life Raft - 6 person - newly purchased with 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 guns with pepper spray
  • 8-person life raft (2017)
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.

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