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Cassiopeia

Cassiopeia X is a beautiful, well maintained, fully equipped Bavaria 42 Cruiser.

Cassiopeia (Cas·si·o·pe·ia) is berthed at Port Sidney Marina on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in the heart of the world-renowned Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands cruising areas.  She is managed by Cooper Boating and available for bareboat charter year-round.  Instruction, crew or captain are available on request.

Comfort

  • Bright, well-lit cabins.
    • one captain's forward cabin with en suite head and shower
    • large main cabin (salon) with galley, dinette
    • two double aft cabins
  • Comfortable dinette area below in main salon
    • makes into an additional bed
  • Thermostat controlled Espar all-weather central air furnace
    • separately controlled heat outlets in the cabins
    • comfortable right down to freezing -- and below
  • Large, comfortable cockpit with cushions and table
  • Full cockpit enclosure with zippered, removable panels
  • Dual helms and compasses with chart plotter at the helms
  • Six foot, seven inch headroom below

Performance

  • Efficient, reliable and quiet 55 HP diesel engine
  • Saildrive means minimum propwalk and easy manoeuvring
  • A full depth keel makes Cassiopeia
    • a fast boat with
    • comfortable motion and
    • great upwind performance
  • Fully battened main with in-mast furling
    • easy to set, reef and and furl away, right from the cockpit
    • easy, continuously variable reefing
    • all working lines lead back to cockpit. 
    • no need to go forward on deck to manage the main -- ever
    • easily and safely managed single-handed
  • Solid boom vang
  • Fully adjustable one-line furling/reefing 135 genoa
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker with sock available on request

Safety

  • All required safety equipment
  • Paper charts covering the cruising area as far as Desolation Sound
  • All required books, tables and cruising guides, plus additional sailing books
  • Manuals, PFDs, charting tools, binoculars, extra lines, etc. supplied
  • Raymarine c80 chart plotter with charts, integrated with
    • Raymarine 24 NM radar, depth, speed, wind, etc.
    • Raymarine Autopilot
  • DSC VHF radio c/w MMSI number and radio license
    • cockpit remote (RAM) at helm with full VHF control and capability
    • mast-mounted fog horn and loud hailer
    • AIS on base unit (receive only)
  • Two excellent anchors
    • highly-rated 25 kg new-generation Rocna main anchor on bow
    • Fortress secondary anchor
    • Electric windlass
    • 165 feet of all-chain anchor rode on primary anchor plus an additional 200 feet of 5/8 nylon 3-strand rode
    • 400-foot stern tie line on reel
  • Heavy duty rigging with double spreaders and adjustable backstay
  • All winches are self-tailing.  Spinnaker winches, too.
  • Hard bottom 10-foot dinghy with 9.9 HP 4 stroke outboard and oars

Convenience

  • Hot and cold running water
  • Two heads, each with a shower
    • en suite private head in the forward cabin
    • main head is off the saloon
  • Double sink in galley
  • Three-burner gimballed propane stove and oven
  • Stainless steel propane barbeque mounted on stern rail
  • Refrigerator and freezer
  • Dishes, glasses, pots, pans, cutlery, etc. supplied
  • Comfortable dining area in saloon
  • Comfortable dining area in cockpit with wind and rain shelter if desired
  • Ample storage throughout

Space

  • Sleeps up to eight people in double beds
    • Three private sleeping cabins with double beds and storage
    • Dinette makes into a fourth bed
  • Large foredeck and huge cockpit for lounging
    • cushioned cockpit benches are suitable for naps or even overnight sleeping in season

And more...

  • Swim platform with ladder and fresh water shower at stern
  • Walk-through transom and self-draining cockpit
  • Stereo/CD Player with speaker in cabin and cockpit
  • Flat screen DVD/TV
  • Insured for around Vancouver Island, into Puget Sound, & up to Alaska border (Map)

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