Schionning Wilderness 1650 - Sunchaser


Lying in Montenegro Sunchaser is an immaculate 16.5 m Schionning catamaran that is ready for world cruising and is now listed exclusively for sale with YOTI Blue Water. 

"Sunchaser" is fast ocean going catamaran with three cabins, designed and equipped for extended cruising and comfortable living onboard. Designed by Jeff Schionning (Wilderness 1650) and built in Australia in 2005 by Rogers and McMahon to a very high standard, she was originally sailed in Australia and New Zealand before she was shipped from Thailand to Europe. 

With refits in 2011 in New Zealand, Australia in 2014 (rigging and sails), Thailand 2017 (repainting) and in Turkey 2019 (engines, engine controls, sails and electronic), she is an absolute turnkey opportunity and ready to continue her adventure with her new owners. 

"Sunchaser" has simple, roomy and practical layout for living onboard, with plenty of light and air. She has 3 double cabins with queen size island berths. Her saloon is airy, with all around view and communication with cockpit. When electrical rear windows are open, the saloon and cockpit flow into a fabulous combined living space. 

Please contact Tim Vine for further details. 

[Ex Tax ; Ex Montenegro]

Price SOLD
Price Base SOLD
Brand Schionning
Length 16.50 Meters
Year 2005
Category Multihulls
Hull Type Composite
Hull Style Multi
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Yanmar Model - 3JH5E (28.7 kw).,Yanmar Model - 3JH5E (28.7 kw).
Engine Type Diesel 75 hp
Condition Used
State International
Suburb International
Stock Number Sunchaser
Designer Jeff Schionning.
Builder Rogers and McMahon.
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) 600 ltrs - Composite tank.
Hull Construction Material Glass reinforced Epoxy composite with Duflex end grain balsa core.
Hull Type Multihull
Deck Construction Material Glass reinforced Epoxy composite with Duflex end grain balsa core.
Length (feet) 54'2" feet
Length (m) 16.50 m
Beam/Width (m) 8.5 m
Draft (m) 1 m
Keel/Ballast 2 x centreboards.
Displacement 135,000 kgs
Engine Notes Fuel treatment system (purifier) which can clean separate fuel tanks and pump from one tank to another.
Number Of Engines 2
Engine Hours Engine 1 - 60 hrs Approx. Engine 2 - 110 hrs Approx.
Horse Power (hp) 75 hp
Engine Room Enclosed engine.
Number of Batteries 2 x 12 V Trojan gel start batteries, 4 x Lifeline AGM GPL-4DA service batteries 4 x 210 Ah.
Fuel Type Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 800 ltrs - Stainless Steel tank.
Propeller Gori 3 blade propeller.
Steering System Hydraulic steering with separate steering cylinders for rudders.
Accomodation Notes 3 cabin owners version. Black and grey water tanks duplicated in both lazarettes, with pump out macerators.
Number of Berths 6 berths in 3 x doubles.
Number of Showers 3 x Hot and Cold (including cockpit).
Number of Toilets Techma Electrical macerators both toilets (sea water ) and Raritan sewage treatment.
Galley Notes Ice maker, Bread maker, Toaster, Nespresso coffee maker. Sovereign Stainless steel Marine Barbecue on transom. Hot Water System - Hot water cylinder using engine exchange heating or electricity 220 V.
Stove SMEV 3 burner stove and oven (3 x 10 kg gas bottles).
Refrigeration Refrigerator and 2 x Freezers.
Number of Sinks 2 x Stainless Steel sinks.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes Fusion Stereo/ V media centre with speakers (saloon).
Anchor / Winch Maxwell 2500 windlass (3 years old, serviced 2019).
Bilge Pump Manual and Electric bilge pumps.
Deck Gear 6 Andersen winches (3 electric).
Mast/Rigging Aluminium. Triple spreader swept fractional. In boom furling mainsail - Hydraulic Furler and hydraulic Vang. Stainless Steel rigging (2014). Pole for genoa (new 2019) ideal for downwind Atlantic crossing.
Sail Inventory Mains - Carbon-Mylar North Sails (2014). Genoas - UK J1 (2019), J3 on Furler, spare J1. Storm gear - Storm jib on Furler (never used). Spinnakers - Parachute sail. Furler - 2 x Furlers.
Electrics 12V LED interior lighting. LED Navigation lights. Complete 220 V system with shore connection and internal sockets (Australian standard), Mastervolt inverter-charger 2019,6 solar panels with 3 smart controllers, Raymarine under bow camera (2019). Makes picking up mooring buoys or anchor retrieval easy, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, fans, salt water washing pump.
Electronics Navigation Sounder / log - 2 x Raymarine Wind, Speed and Depth. Wind Inst - 2 x Raymarine Wind, Speed and Depth. Auto Pilot - Raymarine autopilot (2019). Compass. Furuno radar (Bluetooth), Backup (old) autopilot with all spare parts, Remote control for autopilot, duplicated controls at chart table, Iridium Go satellite modem, Raymarine under bow camera (2019.)
Dinghy 2.3 m Hyfield RIB aluminium bottom - 15 hp Yamaha outboard.
Safety Gear Life raft 6 person RFD (serviced 2019), 8 Life jackets (Inflatable + fixed), 3 fire extinguishers, Fire blanket, Jack lines, Harnesses, 2 Personal AIS, Para anchor with equipment, Para drogue for back up steering, Manual bilge pump with hose to reach different bilges onboard.
Covers Hatch covers, Window covers, Bimini.
Ground Tackle Ground tackle - Anchor Rocna 25 kg x 2 with 130 m 10 mm chain. Anchor/ winch - Maxwell 2500 windlass (3 years old, serviced 2019.)
Watermaker / De-Sal Citor water maker 180 ltrs/ hrpowered by port main engine.
GPS Raymarine chart plotter Hybrid touch 12" (2019).
Has Navigation Lights Yes
Radio SSB radio, 2 x VHF radio.
Remarks Chain counter and control at helmsman post (also control at bowsprit), Spare Danforth anchor with chain and rope, Floodlights on spreaders, Steps up mast to 2nd spreader, Bow sprit.
Vessel Name Sunchaser