FSBO: 1998 Kurt Hughes World Cruiser

Catamaran For Sale By Owner – 1998 Kurt Hughes World Cruiser 65′ Catamaran

Location: Courtland, CA                Price: $235,000 SOLD!

1998 hughes cruiser catamaran located near sacramento california is for sale by owner


Boat Information

Boat Name: Dragonfly
Boat Model: Kurt Hughes World Cruiser 65′
Model Year: 1998
Current Use of Boat: Cruising
Condition: Ready to sail
Asking Price: $235,000 SOLD!

Any buyer looking for a high performance cruising catamaran needs to look no further. Dragonfly’s long waterline, dagger board and 4’ bridge deck clearance makes her fast and comfortable. Dragonfly is pleasing to the eye and a joy to sail.

Dragonfly is a Kurt Hughes design with long waterline and 4’ bridge deck clearance and twin dagger boards making her fast and comfortable. The fiberglass composite construction using Corecell, Triaxial glass and Epoxy resin make her relatively light at 17 tons. Dragonfly was built 100% in the USA and could be inspected for USCG CERTIFICATION. Dragonfly is set up to be single-handed with all lines coming to the helm station making it easy with the electric winches. Dragonfly is pleasing to the eye and a joy to sail

Dragonfly is a one-owner boat, splashed in 1998 and used for cruising and charters operated by the owner. The spacious salon with the four queen-size berths, three head/showers and double twin forward bunks made it possible to comfortably carry up to 12 people. The large u-shaped galley with 4-burner stove, oven and 12 c/f freezer made cooking for a  crowd easy. The finish is comfortable and basic. Nothing fancy, making it easy to maintain and have strangers on board. The large swim step makes for a safe transition between the dinghy and the boat and a great platform for divers and snorkelers. The majority of the time Dragonfly was in the Caribbean, but after 16 years of cruising the owners decided to “Sail with a Purpose” and take Dragonfly to the South Pacific where Dragonfly transported nurses, doctors, dentists and others to the remote islands providing free medical services.

Due to Dragonfly’s sailing speeds of 8-17 knots, the passages on the 9000 mile trip went quickly and comfortably. With her shallow draft of 3.5’ we could take advantage of calm shallow anchorages that many others couldn’t. The 1400 watts of solar panels took care of electrical needs during the day and well into the evening when underway. Prior to the trip Dragonfly was refitted with new re-manufactured Yanmar 4jh2-hte engines In 2016 while returning to California from Fiji, Dragonfly was dismasted by a rogue wave and had to stop in Hawaii. Repairs were made and Dragonfly’s new rigging was installed with a furling headsail and temporary mainsail so the trip to California could be completed.

Dragonfly is priced to sell. Install the desired sails, learn the systems and go sailing. Dragonfly could also use aesthetic work depending on your preferences and budget. But none of it is necessary to go and live your dreams. The pricing makes Dragonfly attractive to those who are ready to do some work and then:

  • Cruise on a high performance sailing vessel
  • Operate a charter business on a large high performance catamaran for $7-9000 per week captain only or
  • Do a refit turning her into the equivalent of a million dollar vessel with significantly less investment.


Builder: AJ Marine

Construction: Vacuum bagged Hulls of Corecell, Epoxy, Triaxial Glass

Length: 65′

Beam: 31′ 6”

Draft: 2′ 6″ to keel, 3.5’ rudders

Bridge deck Clearance: 48”

Fuel Capacity: 340 gallons

Cruising Speed: 10 kts under power

Sailing Speeds: Up to 17 knots

Fuel Consumption: 3 gallons/hr

Water Capacity: 150 gallons

Water Maker: Spectra Cape Horn Extreme

Water Maker Capacity: 15 gal/hour


Engines: Twin Yanmar 4JH2-THE Engines

rated at 76hp each

Electronics: Nexus wind,speed,depth,compass,

2 Autopilots (Autonav Ap1500, Comnav 1420)


2 VHFs (one with AIS),

1 Ham Radio (Icom 718 with Pactor Modem)

1 Handheld VHF

Safety: 2 – 406 EPIRBs, life rings, Danbuoy,

16 lifejackets, flares, flare gun, Spot

Solar: 1400 Watts

Batteries: 1200 amp hours

Chargers: 100 amp

Inverters: 1 ProWatt 2500 True Sine Wave

Sailing equipment

Set for single handed sailing

Interior & exterior helm station

2 Electric Winches – 1 Lewmar (48)

4 other winches – Lewmar (2-48 1-44 1-40)

Dagger Board in each hull

500 sq ft Main Sail

520 sq ft roller furling genoa – Profurl

Electric Anchor Windlass – Anchorlift 1500

Anchors: 120lb claw type, 55lb Delta

300’ 3/8 chain (2014)

Mast – Aluminum 75’ x 12” x 8”

Spreaders – 2017 (Hayn swageless)

Main Shroud – 2017 (Hayn swageless)

Secondary Shrouds – 2017 (Hayn swageless)

Head stay – 2017 (Hayn swageless)

Gennaker stay – 2017 (Hayn swageless)

Halyards, sheets and furling lines – 2017


4 queen size staterooms

4 single births forward

3 Heads & Showers

Salon: Table seating for 8

Seating for 4 additional people

Table in cockpit


4 Burner Gas Stove with Oven

12 volt Refrigerator

12 cubic Ft Freezer

Double Stainless Sink

Salt & Regular Water at sink

Fully stocked with pans, plates and utensils

On Deck

Cushioned Cockpit

Table for 8

Hard Top


Sun shades

Propane BBQ Grill

Two 9′ X 11′ trampolines

Swim steps on stern with ladders

Wash down showers

Water Sport Equipment

14ft Dinghy with 40hp Yamaha 4 stroke

Snorkel Gear

Dive compressor with 120’ hose

Dive Plane


Flat Screen Color TV

AM/FM Stereo with USB and audio ports

Movies and TV Series

Speakers in Salon and Cockpit

Multiple card and board games

1998 Kurt Hughes World Cruiser 65′ Catamaran Pictures

1998 hughes cruiser catamaran cabin picture and  galley picture

fsbo 1998 hughes cruiser catamaran dining 2

1998 hughes cruiser catamaran interior plan layout

1998 hughes cruiser catamaran salon

1998 hughes cruiser catamaran cabin picture and top view of boat picture


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