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2008 40 (ft.) Admiral Marine Executive

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Listing# 128329

West Palm Beach, FL, United States
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40 (ft.)
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This is an ocean proven vessel that the owners sailed from South Africa, the Carribean, Bahamas and the entire East Coast of the US. They have continuously, professionally, upgraded OPTIONS in comfort, electronics and satety. OPTIONS is in like new condition and priced far below a less proven, new similary equiped boat.



“Options” – Admiral 40 Executive – Semicustom Catamaran     *All Admiral 40 yachts share a long list of extra features that make the yacht comfortable and easy to sail. In addition, each owner has added a number of unique features to suit their preferences. Here are the top ten features that we think make “Options” a stand-out among the field of catamarans:   “Options” is aerodynamic above the water line and hydrodynamic below the water line: The Admiral 40 is a fast, beautiful and strong sailor.   One thing that is striking is the amazingly good layout of the galley and saloon. Everything is where it should be, with plenty of room for people to get around each other.    “Options” is designed to be sailed by one person—no need to wake someone up to help you change sails. While some changes are faster with two people, everything can be done by one person. With a power winch and a regular winch at the helm and all sheets and traveler lines led to the helm, you can easily tack, make most adjustments and even raise the main without leaving the helm.   The Admiral 40 is packed with creature comforts: comfortable berths, three air conditioning units powered by a generator when not on shore power, a spacious galley with side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, a large saloon that seats six, a drop-down 20” flat-screen TV, six variable speed fans, three oscillating fans, and LED lighting in the main cabin.   The Admiral 40 is a comfortable sailor. Its broad cockpit is protected by a clear dodger and removable, new side screens with extra-large windows, allowing dry, pleasant sailing in all conditions.   A special option is the gyroscopic satellite TV dish. With Direct TV, you can get a clear, stable TV picture in harbor and while underway—from the Bahamas to Maine and the entire eastern half of the US. No need to miss your favorite shows--or the Super Bowl or NCAA tournament.   “Options” is a fantastic downwind sailor: With its custom-built screecher mounted on a 5-foot bowsprit with a Harken furler led to the same winch used to furl the jib, it adds tremendous speed without sacrificing control and safety. The screecher can be safely used downwind with up to 25 knots of wind (16 knots apparent). Options’ screecher can be used with the mainsail on a beam reach, producing the power normally associated with a genoa, as shown in “Options” cover picture on the Admiral website. Coupled with the jib, “Options” can sail wing-on-wing through a fairly broad range: from 165 to 195 degrees. This is because the sail apt to be backwinded is kept filled by its partner sail, up to 15 degrees off of dead downwind. Options has sailed wing-on-wing overnight without changing course!   Storage space on “Options” is unequaled: Copious storage is available in the forward section of each bow; there are large outside lockers on either side of the mast; each aft cabin has a wall of cabinets on one side and a floor to ceiling cabinet on the other side; the central outside section of the owners’ hull has four floor to ceiling lockers that serve as a closet, pantry and misc. storage, with a vanity and mirror in the middle. “Options” has a beautiful cherry wood partitioned shelf above the owners hallway that takes clutter off the saloon table (cruising guides, computers, magazines, etc.) and provides privacy for the owners. There is ample storage in the galley and saloon for all your kitchen ware and more; finally, there is a good-sized lazerette in the cockpit.   Outside comfort is first-rate. The cockpit features brand new cushions throughout, with large sunbathing cushions on either side of the cockpit. The two-person helm seat features a custom-designed footrest. By standing on the broad footrest, a short person can see very well, with their head almost to the ceiling; a tall person can fold up the footrest and stand on the floor. The dual trampolines are very strong and very comfortable—they feel good on your bare skin. There are so many good places to sit up front: Two bow chairs, two wide steps on either side of the mast, the fiberglass step surrounding the trampolines and, of course, the trampolines themselves. It’s fun to watch your guests discover all of these options.   The nav station is well organized while presenting just about every electronic device you can imagine—hence one of the three meanings of the name “Options”.         Other Features of Options:   Owner has entire starboard hull: cabin aft, vanity with mirror amidships and large head forward. Head has plenty of room in front of sink and toilet, plus a separate, large shower compartment with Plexiglas door Port hull head is amidships with head, sink and separate shower compartment Lights other than navigation lights: Two boarding lights, five cockpit lights, one fore deck light, one nav station light, nine lights with dimmer shared by the saloon and galley, one fluorescent light in each cabin and head, two reading lights in each aft cabin and one reading light in the forward cabin Anchor windlass has dual controls--at the windlass and at the helm, plus a chain counter All six lines led to the helm can use the power winch Tri-color light at top of mast is LED, uses only 0.5 amps Four halyards: main, jib, screecher and an extra for a spinnaker; “Options” does not have a spinnaker. Ten cleats: 2 large cleats on bow strut, 2 cleats on bow sides, 2 cleats at mid-ship, 2 cleats on stern sides and 2 small cleats on inside of aft steps (for tying dinghy) Stainless steel extras: Side gates on lifelines in addition to standard aft gates on either side Extra hand holds on inside of bimini arches and alongside interior stairs Rails added to helm (for binoculars, books, etc.) and master shower (for bottles of shampoo, conditioner, etc.) Custom utensil cabinet with vertical silverware holders Upgraded E-120 (12 inch) chartplotter Gyroscopic compass drives high-tech autopilot—actually learns and adjusts to changing sea conditions; can steer down following waves like no other autopilot can. Did a remarkable job while crossing the South Atlantic with following seas the entire way Satellite weather receiver that feeds into chartplotter. Can see weather conditions (including radar) and forecasts over extensive area, including well out to sea, along the US coasts   Included with Options: 11-foot AB dinghy with 15 horsepower Yamaha 4-stroke motor and custom-made dinghy chaps that protect the dinghy from UV and provide dryer seating. The dingy is carried on davits with a 6-to-1 block and tackle for the light bow end and a 4-to-1 block and tackle led to a winch for the heavier aft end (with motor). Includes a seat, mounted water pump, stainless steel security line and lock, fuel tank, oars, bag with four life jackets, two small fenders  and pump to inflate dinghy. Satellite phone with mounted antenna and charging station—subscription not included Seven dock lines, five large fenders and four medium fenders Three 5-gallon jerry cans for water, five for diesel Snorkel gear for four people, small Playmate cooler, two 50-foot hoses with nozzles, assorted new and used lines serve as backups for halyards, sheets, etc. and can be used for jack lines in heavy weather Three anchors. Main anchor has 200 feet of all-chain rode. Other two anchors have short chain and long rope Manuals organized in alphabetical order in two large binders Full array of cleaning products and tools Two extendable boat hooks Electric oil pump and reservoir for changing oil Extensive inventory of spares (subject to usage): engine belts, oil filters, fuel filters, impellers, bilge pumps, etc. Extensive inventory of tools, including two tool boxes: wrenches, screwdrivers, ratchets, heat gun, electric drill, etc. Miscellaneous blocks and tackles Extensive navigation library: Navionics CF cards for Raymarine E-120 chartplotter, 24”x18” books of regional paper charts, cruising guides—covers entire US east coast, Bahamas and Caribbean Five sets of fitted sheets: 2 sets for each aft cabin, 1 set for forward cabin Bedspreads, blankets, throw pillows, and regular pillows for all three cabins Insulated curtain for large window between main cabin and cockpit Insulated white window covers for large cockpit windows—keeps main cabin cooler on sunny days Four solar panels provide up to 16 amps of 12-volt power Upgraded SONY stereo handles TV/DVD, radio, and MP3 or iPod/iPad, powering 4 cube speakers and one subwoofer Upgraded tank monitors for fuel, water and dual holding tanks Five 12-volt outlets, twelve AC dual outlets—power virtually everywhere inside the boat and cockpit. Spare propane tank, fits in propane locker being two active tanks—no need to ever run out of propane Gas grill on aft rail with dedicated propane tank Three-burner gas stove and oven with gas safety device “Pur” water filter on galley faucet provides good-tasting water with the flip of a switch; multiple spare filters included Dinner plates, bread plates, salad bowls, all non-breakable with non-skid bottoms Silverware and various utensils Large set of Magma nesting pots and pans with removable handles and interchangeable lids; miscellaneous other pans Two platters, two large bowls, set of four nesting bowls, miscellaneous food storage bins, colander, etc. Coffee machine with some filters and coffee cups All aspects of Options in good working order with one exception:  Watermaker is broken; decided expense of fixing/replacing not worth it, since we stay at marinas on a regular basis      
*LOA: 45   *LWL: 40   *Beam: 24   *Max Draft: 4   *Max Bridge Clearance: 63   *Cabin Headroom: 6’4”
*Diesel Fuel:  100 Gallons.   Material: *Water:  100 Gallons.    *2 Holding Tanks: Stbd 32 gallons (fiberglass), Port 24 gallons
*Cruising Speed: 6 knots using 1 engine @ 2600 RPM.   Max Speed: 8 knots using 2 engines @ 3000 RPM   Range: 9 nm per gallon x 80 gallons (always leave buffer of 20 or more gallons in tank) = 720 nm *Burn Rate: 2/3 gallon per hour x 6 nm per hour = 9 nm per gallon
*Engines: Two Yanmar YM30 diesel engines, 30 horsepower each. Original (2008). 2100 engine hours each.
*Three cabins with double berths, 2 heads. *Window Coverings:  Oceanaire sliding combination screens/covers over all eight hatches; Oceanaire sliding covers over six ports. No covers on forward ports which are shaded by steps. *Custom-made insulated curtain for the large sliding glass door to the main cabin. *Custom-made insulated exterior window covers for the large windows over the galley and saloon. *Counter top: Lightweight Composit Corian style *Fabric:  Microfiber, Soft, indestructible and impossible to stain *The cabinet doors are maple center with cherry trim. The sole is a maple laminate. *Each aft cabinet has 2 custom cherry shelves that are perfect for alarm clock, reading glasses, Kleenex, books, iPads, etc. *Doors, cabinets, and nav station have light wood centers with cherry trim. *Much of the boat has burgundy carpeting. *Cockpit Cusions are Sunbrella Catamaran
*All appliances are original, purchased in 2008 when the boat was built. *Front-loading fridge and freezer are mirror-image twins, floor to counter top, under the counter. Stainless steel doors. Refrigerator has storage in door and a sliding drawer at bottom plus three movable shelves. Freezer has 4 compartments with covers so cold does not escape when you open the door. Both are Isotherm, 130 cubic decimeters (4.6 cubic feet), 12 volts. When cooling, they each draw about 4 amps. *Stove/Oven: Propane, made by SMEV. 3-burner stove with oven that includes broiler and rotisserie. Stove has black glass-like hinged cover that hides the burners when not in use and acts as a backsplash when stove is in use. *The galley comes with top-marine-quality nesting pots with removable handles and interchangeable tops, a set of dinner plates, small plates and bowls with nautical design and non-skid bottoms, some flatware and utensils, a hand-held immersible blender, a coffee machine and lots of cleaning supplies. The galley and saloon have nine storage compartments, not counting one under the saloon cushions or the shelf compartments to starboard of the saloon. *Nav station includes ship’s bell, brass clock and brass barometer. *Extra AC and 12-volt outlets added. *Galley and saloon have LED lights with dimmer *Ice Maker: None. Use ice trays to make ice. *Washer/Dryer: None, but plumbed and wired to accept a combination washer/dryer in the very large storage cabinet between the stove and sink, which opens into the port hallway. This is where all the charts, tools and spares are stored. *Parrot Themed Appointments
*Custom Mattresses in all three sleeping cabins.  Mattresses are a little less than 5’ x 7’, custom made in Cape Town, South Africa with 2” pillow top and very comfortable. *Included are three fitted mattress covers, five sets of fitted sheets and pillow cases plus many blankets, comforters, pillows shams, and pillows. *All cabins and heads have fans. Stbd dressing area also has a fan. Three fans in saloon/galley main cabin area. Six fans are variable speed with timers. Three fans are oscillating.
  *Bimini/Enclosure:  Hard bimini (very strong—will hold many people at once), integral to the hull and sail plan. Bimini has a large window over the helm seat for viewing of the main sail, 4 large solar panels on the port side of the bimini and two feet of walking space on either side of the boom. The bimini also houses the 14’-long traveler. Bimini is supported by stainless steel posts forward and fiberglass arches that add style and strength aft. New side screens block the wind but allow fantastic visibility. A rear screen can be put up in port to fully enclose the cockpit—good for when you want privacy or plan to be away from the boat. All screens and sail covers are burgundy Sunbrella. *Full suite of cockpit cushions with new top-of-the-line cushioning material. Sunbrella fabric with attractive pattern and burgundy piping. Also includes two large matching side cushions for lounging or sleeping in the ample spaces on the outer edge of the cockpit. Side cushions are brand new. Cockpit cushion fabric is original (5 years old) and in good shape, but cushioning is brand new. *Cockpit table has storage compartment in the middle which can be filled with ice and used as a cooler. *Helm has a custom-designed foot rest that can be folded up to allow a tall person to stand on the floor. Alternatively, a short person can stand on the foot rest and see as high as a tall person. *New dodger/windshield. Replaced lower, main part in 2012, replaced upper part (holds upper half of zipper) in 2013. Combined with the large, side screens, these give you amazing visibility and protection.   *Barbeque: Has its own propane tank in propane locker. Original (5 years old) *Twin trampolines are very soft and comfortable, yet strong *Twin bow seats *Double steps on either side of mast make good seats *5 Courtesy Flags *Large US Flag for backstay *Pirate Flag
*Mast has four halyards, three mast steps, a boom vang and a pulpit. *The mainsail has three reefing lines, the first two with blocks sewn into the mainsail to ease the reefing process. *The main halyard, main sheet and main traveler are all led to regular and power winches at the helm. *Jib is 100% with a furling line led to Harken winch in the cockpit and its sheets led to regular and power winches at helm. *Screecher/Genaker/Code Zero (very large sail used mainly for downwind but usable up to 60 degrees apparent) has furling line led to Harken winch in the cockpit and sheets led to cockpit winches. When used with the jib to sail wing-on-wing, can sail up to 15 degrees off of dead downwind—each sail helps the other stay filled. This sail is set on its own stay attached to the end of the bow sprit, about 5 feet forward of the jib stay. *All three sails were pulled in 2013 for minor repairs and cleaning. All are in good working order. *Mainsail cover just got a new, better zipper. Should be good for more than 5 years. *Mainsail cover has a front section that protects front of main. We zip this on whenever we know we won’t be using the main for a few days. *Mainsail has lazy jacks. You can drop the mainsail right into its bag/cover in 3 seconds
*Three Anchors.: Main anchor installed on windlass: 70 lb. plow with 200 ft. of 3/8” all-chain rode. Secondary anchor: 70 lb. plow with 20 ft. of chain and 250 ft. of ¾” rope. Tertiary anchor: 30 lb. Fortress anchor with 20 ft. of chain and 100 ft. of 5/8” rope. *Windlass: Lewmar H3 Horizontal Windlass. Handles chain on stbd side, rope on port side. Has dual controls at windlass and at helm, as well as a chain counter. *Integral bridle with amazing hook for attaching to anchor chain—keeps boat from *Ten cleats: Two oversize (12”) heavy-duty cleats on bow—good for mooring as well as bow lines Three regular cleats on stbd and port sides Two small cleats on inside of stern steps for dinghy *Davits: Integral fiberglass davits with 6-to-1 block and tackle on stbd side (to lift light end of dinghy) and 4-to-1 block and tackle led to a winch on the port side (to lift heavy/motor end of dinghy). *Thru-Hulls/Sea Cocks: Eight original sea cocks have been replaced with heavy-duty bronze. Two sea cocks for black water holding tanks are original black plastic. *Five large fenders with burgundy covers; two medium fenders with burgundy covers; two medium fenders without covers; two small fenders on davits (to protect dinghy); two small fenders on dinghy *Seven dock lines
*Engines: Two Yanmar YM30 diesel engines, 30 horsepower each. Original (2008). 2100 engine hours each. *Two Yanmar ST40 Saildrives *Propellers are 2-blade folding. *Upgraded fuel filters: 1000-hour Racor with four spare filters on board. *Added water strainers to both engines that are plumbed and mounted so that they can be lifted above the water line for easy cleaning. *Air conditioners: Three units, all Cruisair SMX II. Large unit cools most of the boat. Two smaller units cool each aft cabin. Units can cool, heat or dehumidify. Last serviced in 2009 or 2010.  
*All electrical components, other than the generator and solar panels, were replaced after 2010 lightning strike or were more recently replaced. *Two starter batteries, one dedicated to each engine. Can also switch house batteries to start engines if starter battery is dead. One original starter battery, one replaced in 2013. *Six house batteries, replaced in 2011: Odyssey 13 PC-2150. 600 amp hours total. Thin lead technology which charges much faster than other AGM batteries. *Inverter/Charger: Xantrex Freedom Marine 20, replaced in 2010 (lightning strike) *Xantrex battery monitor *BEP tank monitor (for fuel, water, two black water holding tanks) *Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000E transforms solar panel output to 12V *AC selector switch to connect to shore power, generator or neither *Isolating Transformer: Charles ISO-G2, new in 2013; replaced unknown brand. When you connect to shore power, this is the only electronic device that shore power touches. This transformer generates safe, consistent power for all the appliances on the boat. *Generator: Entec West. Diesel. 600 hours. Original (2008) *Wind Generator: None *Solar Panels:  Four 2’ x 4’ solar panels mounted on port side of bimini. Original (2008)
*Double sink in galley. New designer galley faucet (2013) *PUR water filter fits galley faucet and produces good-tasting water. Several spare filters included. Water filter can be easily removed when not needed. *Each head has a sink, a full-size Jabsco electric toilet (Stbd toilet replaced in 2012, port toilet replaced in 2013) and a separate shower compartment with an on/off switch for the shower pump. New shower heads and stainless steel mountings installed in 2010. Shower head can be removed from its mounting and hand held. *Hot/cold stern shower at top of port-side steps, above swim ladder. *Water heater: 10 gallon, heated when port engine is running or by AC power from generator or shore power *Water maker: Sea Recovery Ultra Whisper, 16 gph, AC powered. Original (2008). Stopped working in 2012. Pickled it so expensive new high pressure pump does not deteriorate. Stayed at marinas often enough that watermaker was rarely used, so have not bothered to fix it.
*Integrated Raymarine system includes the following Raymarine components, all replaced or added after 2010 lightning strike. Extra large (12”) E-120 Chartplotter with Navionics SD cards that contain electronic charts for the US East Coast down to the Caribbean, all backed up by extensive paper chart books Radar Raystar 125 GPS Receiver AIS250 receiver (shows commercial and some private vessels on the chartplotter, along with the vessel’s information including name, speed, course, time of closet approach and distance of closest approach) S2 Control Head with Gyro compass (sees and thinks in three dimensions to adapt to complex wave conditions, allowing the autopilot to succeed where other autopilots fail) ST6000 SmartPilot (automatic pilot with enough muscle to steer a much larger boat) ST60+ Tridata (Speed, Depth, Water temperature) ST60+ Wind & Close Hauled Wind Instrument (wind direction and strength) SR100 Sirius Weather System (can track current weather and forecasts hundreds of miles offshore) 45STV Satellite TV System (can watch DirecTV anywhere in the eastern half of the US and most of the Bahamas, even while under way) LifeTag System (sounds an alarm when someone wearing a LifeTag is separated from the boat) $2000 worth of SD Navigation Cards Many Paper Charts *Additional electronics, all replaced or added in 2010 (after lighting strike): *Satellite Phone: Iridium 9505A (subscription not included) *VHF: ICOM IC-M422 *SSB: ICOM IC-M802 *Pactor Controller:  SCS PTC IIex *Stereo: SONY CDX-H910UI. Provides audio for TV, radio and USB input (iPad, iPod, iPhone, MP3 player, etc.). Drives 4 cube speakers (2 right and 2 left) and 1 subwoofer. *TV/Video player: Majestic DVD/Video, Dolby Digital with 20” drop down screen. Built-in DVD player and displays TV feed from DirecTV receiver, subscription not included. *Options has a tracking system that feeds data to GlobalTrack. When under passage, this allows family and friends to track Options’ progress on-line. GlobalTrack subscription not included. *Autopilot spares include the head, the sensor and the computer--everything but the hydraulic drive. Another $1,000 worth of backup gear. *Upgraded the rudders in 2010 to schedule 80 steel posts and properly balanced blades ($4,000) *Upgraded rudder crossbar in 2011 to a very thick steel tube that does not flex like the original ($4,000). 
  *EPIRB: ACR Electronics GlobalFix (2008)   *Medical kit (2008) *Dinghy: AB 11’ RIB with seat, harness for lifting by davits, security cable and lock (2008) *Yamaha 4-stroke 15 hp outboard (2008) *Spares: Too numerous to list. Spares fill an area that is about 3’ wide by 2’ deep by 1’ high. *Tools: Two tool boxes full of tools *Sailing equipment: Extra lines (including halyards, sheets, and smaller lines), extra blocks and tackles, bosun’s chair. *Four sets of snorkeling gear, including flippers *Two water hoses *2-wheeled cart—good for hauling groceries *Fishing equipment: rod and reel, filleting knife, filleting table, holders for fishing rods, bag with fishing gear *Extra Sailing Gloves
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.
Contact Cal Landau at Edwards Yacht Sales, 561-312-0010, .