1978 Matrix 5.5 For Sale

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Stock #289540 -
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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Category:
Model:
5.5
Length (LOA):
18'
Beam:
8'
Draft:
12"
Trailer:
1978 Home Made
Stock #:
289540
Location:
Waconia, Minnesota
(near Eden Prairie)
Status:
Available
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage††
Reason for Selling:
Bought larger boat to start a new chapter
Sailboat Details
Rigged For Single Handed:
Reefing Mainsail:
Standing Rigging:
Rigging Hardware:
Mast:
Harnesses:
2
"18' One of a kind custom built, skinny water adventure Catamaran, Caroute 24 volt brushless 120 lb. thrust retractable kicker motor!"

This one of a kind truly unique vessel is a must see.

A 1978 Matrix 5.5 catamaran was retrofitted by an innovative, clever, and ingenious individual who turned it into a vessel for a true adventurer.

Not sure if this boat belongs in a museum of innovation or be continued to be enjoyed ...more

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1978 Matrix 5.5 - #1

1978 Matrix 5.5 Catamaran in Waconia, Minnesota

Stock #289540

This one of a kind truly unique vessel is a must see.

A 1978 Matrix 5.5 catamaran was retrofitted by an innovative, clever, and ingenious individual who turned it into a vessel for a true adventurer.

Not sure if this boat belongs in a museum of innovation or be continued to be enjoyed on the water sailing and camping for years to come.

Take the agility of a racing catamaran and the comfort of leather covered benches as you cruise the waterways looking for a place to spend the night on the shore.

Equipped with a three part enclosure, you can enjoy open air sailing or motoring with a Caroute 24 volt brushless 120 lb. thrust retractable kicker motor. Or cruise with the bimini up, or add the stand up tent back and enjoy the privacy for changing.

This 18' catamaran has reversible seats for enjoying the view out the back or a great place to settle in and cook your dinner. It also provides you with a two position helm.

With dual 12-volt batteries, you can charge your phone and have navigation lights for evening sails.

Four large storage compartments and additional storage under each seat for gear.

There is so much more to this boat than can be explained.
It is truly a must see!

Information On Condition

This engineered vessel is constructed with high quality materials.

Per the seller, The hulls are in great condition.
The sails are not torn or frayed.
The seats are free of tears and holes.
The motor is in good condition

Overall this boat has been cared for and improved throughout the years.

Approximate boat location: Waconia, Minnesota


If you're in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, or Brooklyn Park areas, please use the form on this page to let me know what you're looking for and I'll get back with you today about any other catamaran sailboat / weekender options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Sail
Brand:
Category:
Model:
5.5
Length (LOA):
18'
Hours:
--
Stock #:
289540
Location:
Storage Status:
Not currently in storage ††
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
1
Brand:
Custom
Model:
120 Lb Thrust
Fuel Type:
Electric
Config.:
Surface Drive
Rudder:
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
18'
Beam:
8'
Min. Draft:
12"
Cockpit Location:
Center
Deck Features
Steering Wheel:
Passenger Seat:
Isinglass:
Cockpit Seating:
Fold Down Seats:
Reversible
Compartment Storage:
4
Cover - Helm:
2 Position
ElectricalElec. Components
Courtesy Lights:
Battery Switch:
12 V DC Outlets:
Number Of Batteries:
2-12v
Sails
Rigged For Single Handed:
Reefing Mainsail:
Rigging
Standing Rigging:
Rigging Hardware:
Mast:
Harnesses:
2
Trailer IncludedIncl.
Included:
Yes
Year:
1978
Brand:
Home Made
Material:
Galvanized
# Axles:
1
Breakaway Hitch:
No
Our company makes no claim of road worthiness of trailer. If not maintained adequately, it may not be fit for travel. We recommend a thorough inspection prior to purchase.
Accommodations & Passengers
Pass. Capacity:
4
Sleep. Capacity:
2
# Berths:
1
Generator:
No
Air Conditioning:
No
Washer/Dryer Hookup:
No
Non-Smoking:
Pet-Free:
Porta-potty:
Changing Room - Pop Up:
Cabin Lighting:
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Seller
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Catamaran
Exterior Color:
Blue
Interior Color:
Tan
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