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40' Fortuna Island Spirit 401 2005

$ 240,000

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*Option to transfer slip with sale of vessel, currently at Sabine Marine, Pensacola Beach Florida*

Built to be lived aboard, the Island Spirit 401 has more living space, storage and comfort than any of its contemporary catamaran designs, up to 45 feet. With a May 2023 bottom job, complete electronic refit, fresh bottom paint, sail drive/engine service and a full inventory of spare parts to compliment her cruising gear, S/V Twisted Angel is ready for her next adventure at a moment's notice!

The first models, IS 35/36/37 were built in the mid to late 90’s and quickly became a much sought-after vessel, due to the revolutionary design which offered both optimal space and superior sailing performance. An IS 400 version followed in 2001 and Amanzi-Marine redesigned and launched the IS 401 in 2003. The Island Spirits have been awarded, Sail Magazine’s Top Ten in 2001, 2003 and 2005, with a 2003 Boat of the Year nomination. Although a lesser-known boat, they are stout and capable blue water catamarans. In fact, every boat was delivered on their own bottom to owners all over the world. They are constructed with solid glass below the waterline and balsa cored decks. Each hull is separated into multiple compartments with a sealed crush compartment fore and aft making them extremely safe. There are very few catamarans that offer this balance of performance, safety, and excellent living accommodations.

Quote from Sail Magazine Review (2003 w/2017 update)

“The Island Spirit 40, designed and built in South Africa, has many of the characteristics people look for in an offshore boat: solid construction, simple, robust, and accessible systems, safe and efficient sail handling gear, a roomy interior, and good sailing performance…

… Our verdict is simple: The Island Spirit 40 is an attractive, comfortable offshore cruiser that just happens to have two hulls.”

Quote from Yacht World website:

“Known for their sailing catamarans, the Island Spirit boats generally have a deeper draft and very wide beam, characteristics that make them popular and well-suited for a variety of commercial and recreational boating activities.”

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Murray Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 240,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Island Spirit 401

  • Year:


  • Location:

    Pensacola, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Sail Yacht

  • LOA: 38 ft 9 in
  • Display Length: 40 ft
  • Beam: 22' 11"
  • Yacht Category


  • Water Capacity: 120 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 100 gals
  • Days on Market:


Starboard side

Owners suite (queen size bed); Storage bench and closet;

Companionway lockers and hanging cupboards; Studio with seat and small desk, printer shelf; Separate large shower, forward of shower is the generator room with port water tank access.

Port side

Two queen size cabins, multiple lockers and hanging cupboards; Manual toilet with basin and separate shower.


U-shaped galley with large beige/sand Corian galley countertop and deep single basin sink with soap dispenser; extra draining/drying sink to the side;

SMEV 3 Propane burner hob and oven with rotisserie;

1000w Microwave (2018);

3 drawer cutlery unit;

Various cupboards for pots, utensils, supplies, etc.;

12v/110v Isotherm stainless steel fridge only (2019);

2x Custom Rollup PhiferTex sunshades - door and galley/cockpit window (2019);

Large maple veneer designed table with underneath storage cabinet;

Wrap around bench seat with storage underneath – currently occupied by house bank batteries and (2) A/C units with additional storage;

Folding aluminum main saloon door;

Sliding window between galley and cockpit;

2x Acrylic side saloon windows (2020) with removable shade covers;

2x Acrylic forward saloon windows  


*Complete listing of Instruments in the Electronics section*

Full size stand-up chart table at navigation station w/12v chart light (Red/White);

Victron CCGX Controller w/WIFI – can monitor while away from vessel;

2x Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitors (1 for House Bank, 1 for Port Engine Starter Battery)

12v/110v Isotherm stainless steel w/4 compartments freezer (2019);

2x Water gauges (2020);

110v and 12v Breaker Panels;

2x A/C Unit LuxPro Thermostats controllers


*All cockpit/Sunbed/Stern/Helm seating have custom Sunbrella covered cushions (2019)*

Table with bench seating, under seat storage, large propane locker stores 2x 20lb Fiberglass tanks (2018), plumbed to switch between tanks without having to disconnect and visual indicators when tanks are empty;

2x Large cockpit floor storage areas; 2x lockers at helm station;

Port/Stbd rear StarBoard seats with drink holders; Custom StarBoard pulpit seats;

Solid hard bimini with full Cockpit Enclosure (zipper/channel/snap combination) w/Sunbrella sides and Isinglass windows;

Stainless steel targa bar with dingy davits attached;

Large “sunbed” bench on transom between targa bars;

Height adjustable Captains helm seat;

Window above helm seat for sail inspection;

Full visibility of both bows from helm;

10 Lewmar side portlights, all with Zarcor CloZure Shutters;

12 Lewmar low profile various size hatches, all Lewmar 44’s (2 in Saloon, 1 in Port Fwd Berth and 1 Stbd Fwd Shower) replaced in 2018 and have OceanAir SkyScreen 2’s installed;

2x Trampolines (2018)

Both hulls have large storage areas for sails, fenders, etc. (originally designed as two extra sleeping cabins for crew or children when at anchor. Can be converted);

Lewmar stainless steel wheel with tension brake; Edson, chain and cable; 2x balanced rudders with stainless steel shafts


2x 3YM30 29hp Yanmar engines, approx. 1300hrs each, serviced per schedule;

2x Yanmar Engine Panels (2021)

Engine compartments under aft berths with sound/heat insulation;

2x Yanmar SD20 sail drives with Dual bladed Flex-O-Fold props;

Yanmar 3TNE68C - MasPower 5.5kw Generator- (1081 hrs)

Racor diesel fuel filters on each engine and generator;

2x 50gal aluminum diesel tanks (1 replaced 2019); Generator pulls from Stbd tank; Valve and line allows balancing of fuel levels of tanks (Port Fwd Amidship Locker);

2x Fuel gauges at helm (2021)


*Replaced all 110v and 90% of 12v wiring w/Tinned copper wiring in 2021*

AIR CONDITIONER: 2x Mermaid Marine 16,500 BTU w/reverse cycle heat-(1 serviced in 2017, 1 new in 2021);

Custom Island Spirit electrical panel; 3x SmartPlug Inlets

LG 43” 4k smart TV at NAVSTA, 3 HDMI inputs (2019) with articulating mount;

2x Alternators 115amp/hr (rebuilt 2015) on each engine for charging of house and starter batteries with automatic charge selection;

2x Balmar MC614 smart regulators w/Centerfielder (2021);

Master Link battery management system (2021)- can crank either engine from either starter battery;

2x LG 375Q solar panels, total of 750 watts with Victron MPPT 150/70 Solar Controller (2021);

2x Wind generator mounts with complete wiring (2021), ready for units;

6x Ohmmu Gen3 Grp 31 156Ah LiFePO4 12v Lithium Batteries for total 936Ah house battery bank (2021);

3x NAPA starter battery- 1 for each engine/generator (2018);

Victron 5000w inverter/charger (2019);

Victron BlueSolar 150/70 Controller (2021)

Anderson Electric winch at helm;

Electric windlass 1000w Lewmar Tigress, serviced (2020);

9x 110v w/2 USB outlets 1x each cabin, Owner’s head, 2x Starboard side “art studio”, 2x saloon, 1 galley, and 1x nav station (2020);

12v cigarette outlets at nav station and helm;

12v USB connectors at helm (2020)

Selection of LED or halogen/fluorescent lighting throughout vessel(2018); Motion sensing battery powered/USB charging LED’s in generator room/both side companionways, 1 cupboard locker;

LED tricolor navigation lights on mast (2018);

LED navigation lights port and starboard (2020);

LED Deck light;

LED Steaming Light;

Blue/White LED Spreader Lights (2020);

LED courtesy lighting at stairs inside/cockpit and on sugar scoops;

12v fans in cabins, galley, and saloon;

Cellular Wifi/Router at helm (2018);




2x Fusion SGH-FL652SPW Signature Series 3 - 6.5" White Sports Classic Grill Speakers in saloon; (2020)

2x Fusion SGH-FL652SPW Signature Series 3 - 6.5" CRGBW Speakers in cockpit (2020)

Instruments (NEMA 2000 backbone)

*Complete B&G Electronic Suite Installed in 2020*

*AIS integrated with Chart plotter and H1P Handheld, displays all information*

B&G Zeus³ 12 MFD w/C-MAP Charts - Compatible with and currently using Navionics Charts;

B&G HALO 20+ Pulse Compression 36NM Radar;

B&G NAC-3 Autopilot & Controller;

B&G Wired Triton² Digital Depth 200khz, Speed & Wind Transducers;

SIMRAD ForwardScan® 180khz Thru-Hull Fwd-Looking Sonar Transducer – Up to 80ft ahead of vessel;

VESPER Cortex M1 SOTDMA SmartAIS Tx/Rx w/Remote Handset connections at NavSta and Helm;

VESPER Cortex H1P Portable/Wireless Handset w/Charging Cradle at NavSta, non-charging cradle at helm; Coaxial VHF cable up the mast and Antenna;

2x B&G Triton² Displays


*High Water Alarms for Bilge, engine compartment, and black water system replaced (2020)*

Hot and cold water pressurized throughout;

11gal Isotherm Basic 40 water heater-heated by engine (port and/or generator), shore, or battery power;

Removed Catalina 300 Spectra (2020)- electrical breaker/wiring, plumbing intact;

2x 60gal water tanks, water gauges (at NavSta) and sensors replaced in 2020;

Shore water inlet (2020);

Hot and cold shower on port sugar scoop (2020);

2x 35gal Black water tanks with high water alarm system, one each keel;

4x Rule automatic bilge/engine room pumps (2018) with high water alarm system;

2x Manual Bilge pumps, one in each hull connected to bilge and engine room;

2x Jabsco Manual Pump heads, plumbed straight to tanks, no overboard option;

2x Macerators from tanks, independent breakers and toggle switches; All sanitation hoses replaced (2017)

SAILS (Quantum Sails, 2018)

Fully battened, full roach main, w/single line 2 reef system;

Main Sail, Quantum Fusion MC Technora/Carbon construction, 579 sq.ft;

Genoa on Pro-Furl 835M roller furling with UV protection, Quantum Fusion MC Technora/Carbon construction, 430 sq.ft on;

Lazy Jack System with custom Stack Pack;

Additional: Asymmetric Spinnaker, Storm Sail


*Running rigging replaced as required, 0-3 years of use*

Sparcraft mast w/single diamond spreader, boom, crossbar and compression post;

Outhaul and 2 reefing lines w/jammers built into the underside mast end of boom;

Lewmar traveler, Lewmar blocks, adjustable genoa cars with stoppers;

5 winches (Electric Lewmar 44, 2 manual Lewmar 44, Lewmar 32, Lewmar 40 );

Rigged for single-handed sailing, all sheets and most lines can be winched from helm on main electric winch – hardware mounted for alternate non-solo rigging.

Separate winch for genoa furler and control of gennaker sheets;

Standing rigging is original and is inspected regularly


Fold up stainless-steel swim ladder, port transom;

Stainless cable lifelines with 4 gates, (2 aft cockpit and 1 each side at deck level)

Hull has a closed cell foam core w/Solid glass fiber on collision areas and below water line and the deck is comprised of end grain balsa core sandwich;

Bottom paint 2 coats of Petit Odyssey HD (May 2023)

Ground Tackle

Lewmar 1000w Tigress windlass (serviced 2021);

Rocna 55lb w/130' 3/8” Chain (2017) and 150’ line, w/depth markers up to 75’;

Fortress 44FX 25lb w/30' Chain, 225’ line;

Spare CQR 35lb;

2x Nylon Braid Bridles


6 portable fire extinguishers;

Gas solenoid valve with gas alarm (disconnected);

6+ PFD’s various types and weight class;

1 Type 4 PFD (Horseshoe);

Various sized fenders;

8 Person Plastimo Life raft - Presently in need of service inspection;


Flares, jack lines, tethers, harnesses, distress flag, Electronic Strobe light, etc.


Large Stainless steel propane barbeque;

Various Dock lines, fenders, spare parts, etc.;

Mirrors in each cabin;

All plates, cups, glasses, forks, knives, spoons, bowls, pots, pans, linens and blankets, etc;

Various Shore Power cords and splitters


Bottom was painted May 2023

The bottom is cleaned regularly, and zincs replaced in the water. The last survey was 2018 and can be made available.

The rigging is presumed original and is regularly inspected. The boat has never been chartered. The sellers are ASA instructors and have conducted ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran certification) courses aboard the vessel.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

The company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change or withdrawal without notice.