SV Ojigwan for sale


Well, the day has come that we are finally ready to list our home for the past 6 years.  It is truly bittersweet.  If you, or anyone you know is looking for a turn key, blue water cruising sailboat.  Please share this blog post with them.  As for what is next for the crew of SV Ojigwan? We have decided to build our next boat. It will be a Schionning Designed Arrow 1280S and we plan to document the entire process.

Below is the listing for Ojigwan:

1996 Fountaine Pajot Venezia ‘Ojigwan’
$225k USD

LOA: 42’
Beam: 24’ 
Draft: 4’
Mast height: 64.25’
Three Staterooms + 1 workshop / storage room
Two Heads
Two twin diesel 39hp Yanmar inboard engines with Saildrives (Approximately 3000 hours)
5.0 KW Westerbeke Generator (approximately 1000 hours)
Hot water heater, Reverse cycle heat/AC, HRO Watermaker
100 Gallon water
80 gallon fuel (42 gal. more on deck in cans)

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Ojigwan, is an extremely well-appointed 1996 Venezia 42’ built by Fountaine Pajot. This vessel is cruising ready, having just spent the last season touring the Eastern US and Bahamas! She is turn/key with all major systems recently upgraded, serviced or repaired! She is in excellent condition and has been well maintained and loved by her current family. She has been lived on full time by the current owner for the past 6 years and the previous owner for the 4 prior. This boat has never been in charter.
The Venezia is one of the few catamarans that balances performance with comfort. She is not a floating power condo, nor is she a stripped out complex racer. She will sail well in medium to moderate breeze and can be managed by a short-handed crew. With decent wind we regularly saw speeds in the 9-12 knot range. She can handle the heavy weather like a champ and hold kayaks, paddleboards, fishing poles and all you and your cruising gear. This version has the upgraded 39hp Yanmar Saildrive engine package and will motor at 8.5-9 kts on those light air days. She has a 5.0 KW generator, reverse cycle heat/AC as well as hot water and a 19 gallon per hour water maker making her completely viable for long term long distance cruising. The current owner has modified this to be the fastest Venezia on the market with a bowsprit, optional Code 0 reaching sail, and new high performance main and headsail with carbon fiber load path fibers and a UV cover to protect the sails. With a 4’ draft, you will find yourself being able to tuck into some of the most scenic locations and have them to yourself.
Ojigwan is a 2 queen, 1 double cabin 2 head layout, with the 4th cabin converted into a workshop and storage space. Inside the workshop is where you will find about $5,000 worth of spare parts (engines, generator and outboard) that will all be yours for when you take her cruising on your own adventure. With a spare AC/DC freezer/fridge you will have plenty of extra space for long term storage of frozen food, which will save you tons of $$ in the islands!
So turn those dreams of cruising into a reality with a fully operational ready to sail home that has been loved and looked after by a devoted family! Come see Ojigwan today.


Updates to the boat
2017 upgrades
Mantus (55lb) Rochna style anchor
Force 10 Stove/Oven
Propane copper line
Flexible propane line from stove
Reefer (new compressor, cold plate, Freon lines and evaporator)
Upholstery throughout (curtains in galley, couch, headliner and wall strips)
Chair Height Jabsco head (Port) (including macerator)
Including Head switch (button and wiring)
New head Y valve
2 Mastervolt Isolators on Alternator systems
Any charge input (shore power, generator, solar or either engine alternator can now charge house, engine start 1, or engine start 2)
Xantrex Eco Chargers installed on unit
Windlass remote and new solenoid
All windlass electrical connections inspected, cleaned and greased as needed)
Xantrex remote for inverter/charger
Motherboard/circuit card on Xantrex inverter replaced
Bench test passed at Xantrex Factory authorized dealer (e-Marine, Ft. Lauderdale)
Dinghy outboard rebuild
New Plugs
New Fuel filter
New Impeller
Changed Lower unit oil
Carb cleaned
Fuel Jets cleaned
Outboard gas tank
Fuel water separator/filter added to Dinghy transom (inline fuel filter)
Dinghy quick release fuel fitting
Masthead wind transducer
New masthead mount
Wind mast cable and junction box
New speed, temp transducer (2017)
Jib (Evolution Sails NZ, Tough Lite skin membrane with carbon and vectran load path fibers) ($6000)
New Tachometer 2017 (Stb)
Exhaust engine hose Port and Starboard
 2016 Upgrades
New Code 0/Screecher (Evolution Sails, $9,000) This Code 0 membrane sail is run from the bowsprit in light wind upwind (60AWA 12kts and under) and can be run downwind/broad reaching in up to 20 kts. Continuous line furler lead from cockpit makes the sail easy for one person to handle. Used in place of Asym for reaching angles. Add lots of power on light wind reaching and useable downwind in moderate wind instead of spinnaker.
Port alternator (October 2016)
Starboard alternator (October 2016)
Watermaker Service (Nov 2016)
All new pre-filters changed in November 2016 (spare set onboard)
High pressure pump oil changed Nov 2016
Fully operational and putting out spec Gallons Per Hour at present (using every day)
Jib sheet / mainsheet clutches (October 2016)
New base plate and handle
Mixing elbows Port and Starboard (October 2016)
Westerbeke 5.0 KW Generator rebuild (removed for service) benched tested for spec output (approximately 1000 hours). (October 2016)
The following parts were replaced
Start battery
Start battery A/C charger
Stator windings
Bridge Rectifier
New trampoline line
AIS factory rebuild (sent back to OEM)
Wheel cover (Leather)
House water pump
Freon added to Reverse cycle heat/AC
Dinghy chaps for dinghy (October 2016)
Chair Height Jabsco head (starboard) (including macerator) starboard with new switch
275’ of 5/16 High Test anchor chain (2016)
400’ of three strand nylon for para anchor (3/4”)
Chafe proof bridle for Para anchor attached directly to tangs on cross member
2015 Upgrades
Harken hardware
2:1 Tack system (block new 2017)
Dyneema Shrouds with antal low friction rings.
Pad Eyes installed with carbon backing plates and West System Epoxy
All new running rigging
Main traveler
Main sheet
Jib Sheets
Halyards (Main, Jib, Spinnaker)
Nylon dock lines (2 sets with many older spare lines)
9” Raymarine Chart Plotter with AIS on screen at helm
Integrated with AIS, Wind, Speed, all info displays at helm
Using Raycontrol app Chartplotter can be mirrored by iPad anywhere on boat
Includes all North and South America charts
New i60 Raymarine Wind Display
Raymarine Tridata helm display (not yet installed but available as a spare)
New speed, temp transducer (2017)
External weather sensor (at Nav station)
Cockpit wireless display showing barometric pressure, humidity, temp inside, temp outside, and pressure trend over last 24 hours
Great for log entries
Both starter motors rebuilt
2014 Upgrades
Lithium battery upgrade (3000 charge cycle lifespan)
580 Ah CALB system with equalizers and balancers
3 independent Battery monitor/control monitors ensure cell balancing and act as automatic shut offs to prevent over charge or over discharge
Batteries have larger Ah and maintain higher voltage as drawn down
Batteries can also charge much quicker and have more usable Ah than Gel/AGM batteries
New Main sail (2014) ($12,000)
Quantum membrane sail with UV protection taffeta cover
3 reef points
High performance and durable sail will hold its shape much longer than Dacron
New battens and hardware
Spare battens available if desired for previous Dacron mainsail
New Battery Monitor (Linksys unit shows voltage, available capacity and current draw or charging amps)
New wiring for 12 volt house bank
Positive and Negative Bus Bars (ABYC standard)
All new fuses and cabling
Wiring diagrams made of all boat wiring and connections
Upgraded to LED lights in boat
LED Anchor light
LED running/stern lights
New prop shafts (2013/2015)
New Sail drive seals (2015/2016)
New bimini cover with windows (2015) Cover for both inside and outside of windows
New port/aft salon windows (Custom made acrylic)
New sail bag (2014)
Boat hull soda blasted to bare fiberglass 2014 to remove previous years of bottom paint
New Interlux epoxy barrier coat added (2 coats)
Bottom sanded, faired and painted yearly with Interlux products
Rig inspection performed by professional rigger 2015
Rig inspection performed twice annually by me (at least)
Engines cleaned, wire brushed, Ospho anti corrosion treatment performed 2016
Engines then painted
All systems on the boat are operational and functional
Standard equipment
Sails: Ojigwan has the best sail package of any Venezia worldwide
Full Roach Performance Mainsail
3 reefs installed
Brand new High Performance Jib ( March 2017) on Pro Furl drum
Dimension Polyant Carbon fiber/Technora load path fibers with Lite Skin membrane and gray UV cover.
Laminate Code 0 / reacher
New October 2016
Continuous line furler (Profurl)
Easy to furl unfurl and adds lots of horsepower off the wind, easy to single hand
Attaches to bowsprit
Asymmetrical Spinnaker (nylon) with dousing sock and all lines
Lazy jacks/Sail bag
Topping Lift to hold boom
Harken traveler/mainsheet system
6 Anderson 46ST winches
2 on mast
4 in cockpit
Cockpit Strataglass Enclosure
Screens for 4 panels
Cockpit cushions
Heat/AC (110v)
4 extra-large fenders
2 large fenders with fender board
2 small fenders
1 extra-large/fender/buoy teardrop shape
Top load Reefer
AC/DC second Fridge or Freezer (Engel)
ATN Mast Climber
Self-climb system with bag, line, and bosons chair
Safety Equipment
Para Anchor + bridle (new 2015) + 300’ of Nylon rode (new 2015)
8 lifejackets
Flare gun
Smoke signal cans
Air Horn
AIS on Chartplotter at helm
VHF masthead antenna and Nav station unit
VHF hand held
4 winch handles
Screen for all hatches
2x 39 HP Yanmar inboard diesels with Saildrives
5.0 KW Westerbeke Generator
20 Gallon per hour
Reverse cycle Heat/AC
Hot water heater
Xantrex 2500 watt inverter/ 100amp charger
150 watt solar panels and charge controller
3 burner and oven combo Force 10 gimbaled stove
2x fiberglass propane tanks stored in deck locker outside
Stainless Steel BBQ grill, plumbed into house propane system
560Ah Lithium Ion House bank
2 dedicated engine start batteries
1 dedicated start battery for generator
10’ West Marine Tender with Chaps/Cover
15hp 2 stroke Yamaha outboard engine
bilge pump
Inflatable pump
Dinghy anchor chain and rode
Davits/lifting blocks and lines
Bow and stern lights
Ground tackle
275’ of 5/16 High Test anchor chain (2016)
Marked with paint and line for easy anchoring
Lofrans Cayman 88 windlass with remote
Mantus Anchor (55lb)
Fortress aluminum spare anchor
55lb Bruce space anchor
Danforth spare anchor with 30’chain and 150’ rode
Spares included:
Spare propeller
6 Spark plugs
Fuel/water separator filter
2 fuel filters
Fuel line
Oil change kit
Primary Diesel (Yanmar) spares
4 oil filters
4 fuel filters
4 Racor filter elements
Oil change pump
2 new alternator spares
1 starter motor
2 spare prop zincs
3 spare Saildrive Zinc spares
5 Impellers
Starter Relay
2 fuel injector assembly
Wire harness
Fuel pump
All major O-rings and Gaskets
Generator Spares
4 drive belts
2 Thermostats
O-rings and gaskets (assorted)
3 Zincs
5 impellers
4 engine oil filters
2 Fuel filter
2 Racor fuel filter element
2 capacitors
1 bridge rectifier
Sail drive spares
Fill cap
1 set seals and O-rings
Serviced 2017: cleaned, greased and inspected for wear
New remote (2017)
Repaired old remote as spare
New control/Solenoid (2017)
Rebuilt old unit as spare
New windlass gaskets (2017)
Windlass base plate (2017)
Oil Seal/Bearing (2017)
New lower lifelines (June 2017)
Optional Equipment not included in listing but available
2x Dahon folding bikes
Still in the box Tridata Raymarine display,
Still in the box, unused Iridium Go Sat Phone/hotspot with external mounting antenna
Old Main sail and Jib are available as spares or could be recut as storm sails
Jib has been patched, but is useable as twin headsail or as spare
Paddleboard 11’8” with carbon paddle, and bag
2 fishing rods/lines and 1 hand line with tackle box
Mustang Offshore Hydrostatic PFD/Harness and Kong tether
West Marine Ocean Auto PFD, harness and Tether

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