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Ruby Rose 2 Revealed!

written by Terysa July 11, 2020

Finally, after months of waiting, Ruby Rose 2 is here. We are so excited to bring you this amazing catamaran, and even more excited that we have been able to play such a role in making her the perfect liveaboard catamaran.

For more information on the Seawind 1370 please refer to Seawind’s website: https://www.seawindcats.com/seawind-1370/

We’re publishing a lot of information about our new catamaran on our Patreon page so if you want more details about Ruby Rose 2, consider joining the community! Our Patrons also get early access to all videos, access to our Facebook and WhatsApp groups as well as the opportunity to meet up with us and even come sailing.

In the meantime, we’ll be continuing to sail Ruby Rose along the French coast for many months to come so please subscribe to our channel to follow our adventure!

Nick & Terysa

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ron July 12, 2020 at 12:22 am

would you be so kind to email to me your wish list for your new cat? I am considering a similar move….

IsleGo August 19, 2020 at 5:33 pm

I am aware of quality control issues at Seawind plant in Vietnam. Would it be possible to hire surveying company to inspect the construction of an ordered 1370 during key phases?
Any ordering recommendation specifications?

Regie T. Lim December 27, 2020 at 2:05 am

Hi Nick and Terysa,
My observation is that there is quite a trend of live aboard sailors who shift from mono hull to catamarans. Is it advisable to get into cats right away? The plethora of knowledge you guys share is immense. Is it possible to share the specs you of Ruby Rose II and its price tag? Thanks much, Happy Holidays!

Terysa January 4, 2021 at 1:17 pm

Hey Regie! We were actually talking about this today 😊 We’re going to do a full specifications video asap, but we’re still waiting on some details from Seawind and also third party suppliers before we make final decisions so this will be delayed until all that information is updated. As for going for mono first, it’s all down to preferences, budget and personal sailing plans. Many people do buy a catamaran as their first boat and get on with it splendidly! It mainly comes down to how steep a learning curve you’re willing to commit to.

Evan Nichols July 31, 2021 at 4:10 am

I know you guys are always busy, but if you ever have some spare time I would appreciate your comments on a list I have prepared in relation to the possible purchase of a Seawind 1260.
A) Principals
1) Always best quality available unless excessively expensive
2) All equipment very reliable and easy to repair and maintain and obtain replacements, anywhere around the world.
3) Low maintenance for all equipment
4) Start with Deluxe model with all options.
5) Use carbon fiber wherever possible to reduce weight. (general construction, bow spit, coach roof, davits etc.)

B) Set up so as easy as possible for single handed and couple sailing.

C) All instruments fully integrated.

D) Sails best to resist U.V., abrasion stretching and chafing, but as light as possible so be easy to handle. All running rigging strong, low stretch, chafe/abrasion and U.V. resistant. Headsails covered with U.V. resistant material when roller furled. Include Mainsail, Jib, Screecher and Asymmetrical spinnaker. If possibly easily removable fiberglass covers to protect lines.

1) Maximum capacity of solar cells leaving sufficient space to walk around or between them on the coach roof to perform work when they get hot.
2) Maximum capacity of good quality lithium Iron phosphate batteries to manage power requirements. (minimum 1,800Ah)
3) Separate battery if necessary for starting the engines.
4) Good quality THREE PHASE A.C. generator with good output which adjusts to load. Gen set only if power requirements cannot be easily met by battery bank, solar cells and alternators when sailing and when moored.
5) AC 240 volt with 12volt DC supply, and USB outlets in cabins, nav station, and salon, with good inverter and ability to power A.C. appliances from battery bank. A 24 volt system to save wiring weight.
6) At marina battery charger capable of accepting 240V/50cycle and 110V/60cycle.
7) Smart regulator and management system for charging and supply, with whole system integrated and monitored.(Master volt CZone system)
8) 240V, 12V, and USB outlets,
9) Aim to run engine and or gen set for as limited time as possible to keep battery bank charged.
Ability to get fresh water and pump bilges if power fails.

F) Major Bespoke changes requested.
1) If a forward-facing navigation table set up is not possible in this boat, I need an enhanced Nav. Station with access to a large multi-function colour chart plotter, Icom M803 SSB radio with pactor 4 modem and Icom antenna tuner, Iridium Go (YB3i and external satellite aerial), panel with all control and alarm settings. Also echo sounder with forward scanning capacity. Ability to run the boat completely from Nav. Station. All instruments integrated into chart plotter (large screen) Repeater instruments at helm.
2) Replace 28HP Yamaha diesels with common rail 40HP plus large alternators, say 200 amp. Need good boat speed at low revs say 1500
3) Folding props and rope cutters
4) High-capacity fresh water reverse osmosis unit with good output (e.g. Stella modular 160l/hour system) so don’t have to run for long periods. Possible timer with fresh water back flush weekly. This would require a stop cock in the fresh water line. Preferably not too noisy when running.
5) Fuel polishing unit with enough power to only to need to run for a couple of hours once every couple of weeks, or after a fuel top up. Needs to take fuel from the very bottom of the tank.
6) Washer/dryer capable of taking sheets and towels.
7) Fisher and Paykell “dish draw” dishwasher to save space.
8) Airconditioning and heating. Also many good quality fans.
9) Electric pumps to replace oil in engines and generator, if present.
10) Carbon filter and UV steriliser under galley sink.
11) Fresh water pump for washing down anchor chain and boat in general.
12) Fire suppression system for engines if possible and CO2 extinguishers for electrical system as well as fire blankets.
13) Best quality electric winches. (high quality, reliable, low maintenance, can use manually.)
14) All led lights with deck light and forward pointing wide spot light.
15) Main instruments/ repeaters at both helms. Dual digital engine controls.
16) Side curtains to enclose cockpit in bad weather. Curtains and insect screens on opening hatches.
17) Full sensor array with alarms. (water, fuel, batteries, engine, anchor, chargers, bilges, and holding tanks.)
18) Well set up antennas for radio, GPS, Iridium go, radar and high-quality coaxial cables with no joins. Also Radar reflector.
19) AIS with external antenna.
20) Replace helm seats with those on the 1370 if possible.
21) Sufficient bollards and an anchor float.
22) Ultra stainless steel 45kg anchor and UFS 13-60 swivel? (If not possible then galvanised chain and a good holding anchor.)
23) Back up Rocna anchor and chain.
24) 100m of 10mm high tensile certified chain from Germany (not low-quality Chinese)? Only with stainless steel anchor.
25) Anchor bridle.
26) Maximum clip-on safety lines and holds. Jack line set up.
27) Healthy supply of replacement parts (all oil filters, O rings, gaskets and drive belts for engines alternators and generator if present. All filters and gaskets for water maker and fuel polisher. Pump impellers and gaskets. Engine oil and coolant fluid.
28) Meter for checking water produced by water maker.
29) Flat screen TV. And Stereo
30) Tender:- Highfield Classic 340 or similar. Provision to hold in place and stop banging against the stern when sailing.
31) Tender Outboard:- Mercury 20 HP with push button start (suitable for tender size.)with lock to prevent removal and Motor Bike lock.
32) Remote control for anchor winch.
33) Wet weather gear and safety harnesses. Life preservers. EPERB’s and flares.
34) Quality 6 or 8 man life raft set at transom.
35) Full set up with all necessary blocks and shackles for sails.
36) Good quality macerating FRESH WATER electric Marine toilets (reliable, easy to clean, easy to maintain, quiet, reduces any smell) using best quality impermeable hoses to decrease smell, and a cut off valve behind the macerator to allow for maintenance as in the RARITAN model. This means the fresh water maker needs to be of sufficient capacity.
37) Sails: Main, self-tacking Jib, Screecher and Asymmetrical spinnaker (e.g. Doyle GPR Light Skin)
38) Reinforced anchor points for drogue lines. Combined electric Bosch oven and microwave, or separate microwave. Marine vinyl matting.
39) Good quality forward facing waterproof colour camera mounted on mast and connected to a monitor at the nav station. Could use a home security camera with microphone.
40) Corian bench tops.
41) Moring lines.
42) A “yellow jack” flag to fly from the backstay.


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