2000 Island Spirit Catamaran Sanctuary in SXM

by Captain Mark
(St. Martin)


'Sanctuary', is a 2000 Fortuna Island Spirit 37.
Built in Cape Town, South Africa.
Phillip Southwell design.

Current Owner: Captain Mark Denebeim
Asking Price: $129,000 US
Current Location: Located Simpson Bay Lagoon, St. Martin

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'Sanctuary' was a popular charter boat that I purchased in June 2010 from Conch Charters in Tortola, where she was used occasionally by the owner (not on charters) from 2008-2010 and was bare boated 2004-08.

I lived aboard until April 2012 when she became a bareboat for a year and then I moved aboard again in May, 2013 and brought her to Dominica for day/term charters from Anguilla to Dominica.

After a haul and bottom paint in April 2015, 'Sanctuary' was moored in Bequia from May, 2015 to February 2016, and was hauled and painted again, with 4 new motor mounts in August 2016 then moored full time until March 2017 when sailed and upgraded until May 2017. Currently moored in St Maarten for summer, 2017.

90 gallons in dual fuel tanks
160 gallons in four water tanks
Length: 37'
Beam: 22' (3' wider than comparable catamarans)
Draft: 3.5'
Displacement: 15,000 lbs

Documented yacht with the USCG, #1105965, registered to Ocean Breeze Tours Inc., Florida. Hull #0034. Insured with year round full coverage including named storms for all of the Caribbean and with a $200/month mooring available.


4 double staterooms with queen and full size beds, with sheets and monogrammed 'Sanctuary' bath and face towels. (2010)
2 full heads, pull out shower, Whale Gulper sump pumps (2), 2013, H2O pump (2015)
6’ 6” headroom in main salon, 6’ 8” in cockpit, 6’ 2” in hulls
Main salon seats 6 around L shaped varnished table with storage cabinet below
Storage behind and under main salon seats
6 opening hatches in main salon, tinted windows, replaced all lexan windows, except two ceiling hatches, 2010. Replaced starboard main salon window, 2016
10 opening port holes on cabin sides and stern, new seals 2011, greased often
PortVisor cantilever porthole covering, one for each stateroom (4) Lets you leave ports open even during rain or when in storage to prevent mildew.
Vinyl teak and holly simulated cabin soles, carpet on steps (2011)
Liquor/wine storage area
Navigation station and table with 2500w Xantrax battery management and DC panel
Locking salon door, inside and out, new rollers 2015

Sails & Rigging:

Quantum Main Dec. 2012 and Doyle jib Dec. 2013
Quantum mainsail, with upgraded batten boxes and slide rods, 2012
Tides Strong Track mainsail slide system, easy up, easy down operation. 2016 purchased for $1,500, not yet installed, $350 estimate
Doyle 130 genoa (new 2013) on Profurl furling system with new 2013 halyard swivel
Main halyard, 2012
New Mainsail cover, dark blue, 2014
Rope clutches on mast (3, jib halyard handle missing), on cabin top (4)
Anderson winches #42, (4, one out of service, was used for furling, not needed)
Winch handles (4)
Forestay, port intermediate shroud, 2014, starboard intermediate 2013
Port lifeline, 2011
Various blocks, shackles, etc.
Bottom and rudders faired, 2011, 2015
New port rudder post bearing 2015
Cross beam bow wire replaced 2017
Spin, Main and Jib Halyards at mast, two reef lines (2017) at boom end; two jib, one 85’ main (2017) sheets, double ended traveler in cockpit

Deck and Navigational Equipment:

15 kilo Delta (2014), 25 lb Danforth (old), anchors, 200’ of 5/8” dacron rode
160' 10mm galvanized anchor chain (2016)
Tigress Fortress 1200 Windlass, new brushes 2011, new sprocket 2012 (4 extra brushes included) serviced 2014
New (2015) dual bow trampolines, new slides and line
Sheet bags, port and starboard, sundries bag in cockpit, 2011
Transom stainless steel boarding ladder port side
Dinghy davit system with 6:1 stern, 3:1 bow purchase
KISS Wind Generator (not mounted, not operable but fixable? brushes?)
Two Solar Panels mounted above bimini (110w each)
Bow lockers, mast deck lockers
Vented forward salon windows for shade and easy cabin top access
Hot/cold water transom shower, 2010
6 gallon water heater
Bimini top, Sunbrella custom dodger window with dual zipper windows, 2010, 2015
Bow awning, Sunbrella, 8' x 16' with water catcher feature 2010
Sunbrella seat back covers, 2011
Over the hull crew seats (2) (not available on any other catamaran, see photos)
Life horseshoe rings (2), 2012
Adjustable dual helms seat with new covering 2017
Cockpit lockers, (6)
Cockpit lights (2, one new 2016), table, 7 seat cushions.
Cockpit cup holders, (5 holds 8)
Compass with light
Deck lights, with running lights (2012), port and starboard and wiring 2012
Tri color masthead light
Steering cable, 2010
Stainless steel steering chain, 2010
Peace sign graphics; main sail, sail cover, 2015, both bows, 2012


Auto Helm Autopilot ST5000+, new transducer 2011, replaced control head, replaced clutch wire, replaced motor and gears, 2015
Raymarine ST5000+ series, Wind (direction arrow not accurate), Speed (needs calibration), Depth Sounder
Navman 5505 Tracker GPS: chart plotter at helm
Blue Sea Battery combiner; a charging regulator and charger maximizer
Xantrax 2500w inverter and battery charger
Two 4D 225Ah MasterVolt AGM batteries, Feb 2017
Two 12V engine start AGM batteries, 2016 port w/ neg cable, 2014 starboard
Marine grade stereo system, MP3, IPOD, USB, CD not operable
Custom DC breaker panel board
AC outlets; 3 double 110v outlets with GFCI protection
Low wattage LED blue underwater lights (2), 2015
12V Refrigerator with small freezer (makes ice!)
Top loading large cooler box/frig
Marine grade cockpit speakers (2), 2015, one bow speaker in box 2015
Marine grade main salon speakers (2)
AC shore power plug and battery charger (2, 30amp)
VHF ship to shore radio (weak speaker), one handheld VHF
12V fans (6)


Gas oven and two burner stove with gas solenoid control switch
New long neck fawcett, 2010
Double sink, tall kitchen faucet, soap dispenser
Under counter dish drying rack
Counter top plate/bowl storage
Life line mounted Kumma gas grill 2012, new heat shield 2014
Propane locker in cockpit, holds two 20lb. tanks plus additional room
Spice rack
Microwave 2013
Coffee Maker 2014
Toaster Oven
Blender 2016
Wine glasses, 4
Various pots, pans, utensils, knives, coffee/plastic cups, plates, bowls, etc.
2 drawers, 4 cabinets
Liquor/wine storage locker in main salon


Yanmar 2GM20F diesel motors 18hp, (2) total hours unknown, 1700 since June 2010.
New service, paint, belts, raw water pump 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017
New 80amp alternator, 2012, 35 amp 2013, 35 amp spare
Engine hour meters (2); not operable, (a third meter inside panel board is operational, at 1536 hours, May 2016), Estimate 1700 hours since June 2010.
Rebuilt exchangers, new starter motors (2), 2015, 2016. Back up starter on board
Sail drives SD20 (2) with new shafts, bearings, assembly replacement on each, one new propeller, 2011. New seals, oil and service 2015, 2016, zincs 2016
Racor Primary and Yanmar secondary fuel filters, 2015, 2017
Fuel tanks completely cleaned and fuel sanitized, 2011, 2015 Biobor used since.
New inspection port installed, port fuel tank, 2016
Exhaust elbows and pipes 92) and starboard fuel feeder pump replaced, 2017
Engine room access doors on front; custom addition, not found on other IS 37s
New motor mounts (4) 2016
Raw water intake filtration system installed each engine; impeller/seal 2017
Fuel efficiency about 1/3 gallon/hour/engine; top speed 5.2 kts at 2400 RPM
Burns or leaks engine oil about ½ quart every 50 hours in each engine.


Life jackets with whistles and lights: 10
Orange flares, rocket launch flares and smoke alarms, 2014 expire 2016
Interior paint 2012, touch up 2016
Cove stripe repainted, 2014, water line 2015
Port seals on every port 2010-2011
Lines, shackles, fasteners, some tools, cruising guides, etc
Snorkel equipment for 8
2 large coolers
Stern shade cloth
DVD player with 23” flat screen monitor
2 fishing rod and reels, assorted lures
Bottom paint, PPG Amercoat 214 ablative, black, 2016, exterior polish, 2016, 2017


11' AB inflatable hard bottom dinghy with some patches and worn spots
15HP Yamaha outboard rebuilt 2010, hardwood outboard rail mounted bracket
30’ flex cable and lock
Dinghy anchor and chain
6 gallon fuel tank and line, 4 oars, 2016

This is a great boat to live aboard, cruise or for occasional use with charter. Now with recent trampolines, sail cover, bimini, LED underwater lights, port rudder bearing, house batteries, motor mounts and more. Priced to sell, ready to sail!

Thanks, Captain Mark Denebeim

USA 561 572 7053

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