About Julia

Julia is a 50 foot (16.5m) Catamaran of the Admiral series designed by Lavranos, constructed in South Africa and launched in 1997. She has got 4 double cabins with shower/WC en suite and 2 separate staff berth. The boat is equipped for bluewater cruising and has got all the necessary safety and navigation equipment. A 11,5 kva generator produces all the electricity you need at both 220V and 380V. 2 Volvopenta 30hp saildrives power the vessel at an average speed of 6 to 7 knots (depending on current) when not using the sails. Under sail and good wind conditions the boat can easily reach 15 knots and more.

On the outside

At the rear of the vessel there is an outside seating area. This is where people tend to spend most of their time whilst sailing. In calm weather or at anchor there is a large amount of flat deck space and a large trampoline where you can enjoy a leisurely sunbathe.

On the inside

From this outside area, sliding glass doors lead inside to the salon and galley area. At the centre is a circular table with seating around, from which you can watch the television and DVD player, should you be so inclined. To the port side is an alcove housing all the navigation and other electronic equipment, whilst to starboard is the main kitchen area, with fridges, freezers, cooker, microwave ... even a dishwasher and washing machine.

The 4 cabins are located down a few steps on either side from this central living space, inside the two hulls. Each forward cabin contains a double bed but if required can be easily turned into 2 singles. The aft cabins have double beds. Each cabin has en suite facilites including a shower with hot and cold fresh water and a toilet.