This is it. You've been watching and waiting for a great 105MC to be offered below $100k. Well....here you are!
If you pull a brokers report, you will see only one 2001 Gemini 105MC and it was listed at $125k and sold for $115k a month later (August this year).
Engine: 27HP Westerbeke diesel
Rig: Sloop - fractional 15/16
Galley: 2 Burner stove, oven, fresh and salt water in double sink
"Gypsy Cat" is a well-loved and well-maintained cruiser.
She is turnkey for cruising with extras like dinghy davits, solar panels (130W), factory outdoor cushions, custom cockpit shade, three good anchors and rode, extra jib, remote autopilot, one year-old Garmin GPS chartplotter, two automatic bilge pumps, seawater footpump in galley, nice stainless BBQ, etc.
She is the perfect Caribbean vessel, we think, and we have taken her to Cuba, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, USVI's, BVI's, Anguilla, St. Martin, Saba, St. Eustatias, St. Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, the Grenadines, and Greneda.
She is currently back in the states (North Carolina)
Pick up a cruising magazine and find the maker of the boat, "Performance Cruising". You will see Gypsy Cat in their print ad.
She gets hauled each year with above and below the waterline maintenance and refits.
Last season's haul out, besides the normal repairs, maintenance, and cleaning included:
Annual below waterline antifouling (three coats!)
Removed and repaired (better than factory) the starboard centerboard
Put in a new rubrail insert all around
Changed our galley footpump to seawater intake so we have both sea and sweet water
Put in automatic bilge pumps in each hull
Put in new rudder lines
Put in new rudder to outdrive lines
Put in new centerboard lines
Put in new dual helm unit and steering cables
Serviced all the winches
Tensioned the rigging to specs
Repainted the outdrive
Reinforced the davits with S.S. backing plates
Put three coats of wax topsides and below
This year, I put in all new interior floors throughout, AND put in 3 Lifeline AGM batteries.
I just finished this years haulout and servicing. I had a rigger inspect the rigging and I had the forestay replaced, and a starboard mid-stay chainplate replaced.
The engine was serviced, and she got waxed, and fresh 47% copper ablative anti-fouling.
How does she sail? Easy rig for single-handers like me. She can point very well with the centerboards too. My solo trip from Grenada to St. Martin found me at 8-9 knots on many stretches.
How much room is there inside? We had 5 adults on our trip from St. Martin/St. Barts to North Carolina (and with all their gear).
Fill her with food, top up the water (fuel is topped up always), fill up the propane, and head off to Hawaii. She is ready to go!!!!
Gypsy Cat is located now in New Bern, North Carolina