A Zulu name for "We dance with each other"

20 February 2013 | Hilton Head, SC
14 September 2011 | Hilton Head, SC
12 December 2010 | West Palm Beach
25 November 2010 | St. Mary's River, Ga.
09 November 2010 | half n half
14 June 2010 | near Beaufort SC
15 April 2010 | KEY WEST-jEWFISH BASIN
08 April 2010 | Key West, Florida
12 March 2010 | Fanny Keys, Marathon Shores
08 March 2010 | Anguilla Cay, Cay Sal Bank
03 March 2010 | Lisbon Creek, Andros Bahamas
01 March 2010 | Rocky Point
20 February 2010 | The Bight of Acklins
09 February 2010 | Little Harbor, Long Island
02 February 2010 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
22 January 2010 | Georgetown, Great Exuma
16 January 2010 | Black Point Exumas
03 January 2010 | Norman's Pond
26 December 2009 | Bimini
10 December 2009 | Cocoa Beach to Ft Pierce

Siyasinana specifications

14 June 2010 | near Beaufort SC

Thanks for all the words of encouragement. We have found friends all around the world that followed parts of our sailing adventures. Here is the list of equipment and some of the upgrades requested. I think Siyasinana is the only Admiral out there with the customized salon layout, see photos.

Specs ��" Equipment ��" Upgrades

�'" Admiral 40' sailing catamaran, Executive model, owners' version
�'" Beam: 24.01'; length: 39.9'; mast height: 63.5'; draft: 4'
�'" Sails: main, genoa, asymmetrical spinnaker
�'" Engines: Yanmars
�'" Hull ID: ZAOEU0043F707
�'" Built in Cape Town, RSA, July 2007

Siyasinana is a solid blue-water transoceanic cruiser. Heavily equipped and customized with numerous upgrades. Owners' version provides enlarged master berth and private office area. Professionally maintained and in mint condition. Currently berthed near Beaufort, S. Carolina, USA. Custom, all-weather cockpit provides complete comfort at anchor or under sail in all conditions. Equipped to be self sufficient at anchor for months.

Sleeps 6 in luxury...up to nine if everyone likes one another. 3 berths (king, queen & double). 2 heads, each with separated, stand-up showers. Interior: African rosewood; decorative ceiling panels (removable); custom inlay countertop; color is cream. Wood cladding on walls, rosewood lattice on cupboard doors for ventilation.
2 sets of large window coverings (black/white).

Navigation input is visible from cockpit chart plotter or on large LED flat screen in salon. Satellite TV wired to chart plotter, salon TV and flat screen in master berth. Guest berth has ceiling-mounted, drop-down DVD. Fuel and water tanks hold 95 gallons each. Make fresh water at 25 gal/hr via generator or vessel inverter.

Extremely stable at sea. Top speed while crossing Atlantic (8100 nm) in August 2007 during 47-day nonstop passage was 20.4 knots; average: 6-12 knots. Vessel, with redesigned sale tracks, will sail into the wind up to 37°.

Siyasinana Upgrades and Equipment list

�'" Sea Recovery 110v 25 gal/hr water maker via generator or off-vessel inverter
�'" Electronic heads (2) with macerators with fresh water flush or readily switched to salt water flush
�'" Fresh water deck wash, switchable to salt
�'" 4 KV diesel Entec generator
�'" A/C and heat; 2 units: 12,000 BTU and 5,000 BTU
�'" Separate front-load fridge/freezer; Isotherm stainless
�'" Large tempered glass windows (not Lexicon) upgrade
�'" Washer/dryer
�'" Ice maker
�'" All ceiling hatches with shade and screen units
�'" ICOM 802 SSB with pactor modem (email anywhere)
�'" ICOM 422 VHF
�'" Wired for 110v or 220v (European) shore power
�'" Hot/cold water at sugar scoop
�'" Raymarine E-80 chart plotter, ST60 Tridata, autopilot
�'" 4 KW radar dome
�'" GPS antenna
�'" Satellite TV; Sirius radio and weather (view via chart plotter, large LCD flat screen TV in salon or flat screen in master berth); DVD ceiling dropdown in guest cabin
�'" Microwave
�'" Xantrax Freedom 2500 inverter/charger
�'" Solar panels with Blue Sky control regulator
�'" Link 1000 monitors vessel batter power
�'" 9 new Lifeline AGM batteries: 6 house, 2 engines, 1 generator
�'" Spreader-mounted cell phone signal enhance w/ wireless interior digital antenna
�'" Spreader-mounted Internet signal enhance
�'" LED interior, anchor, masthead and tri lights
�'" Stern-mounted Magma grill
�'" New dinghy davits (2009
�'" Ground tackle: 150' chain windlass Delta anchor, 44 lb and Fortress
�'" Engine hours: 450; Genset hours: 1010
�'" Owners manuals for all equipment stored and sorted alphabetically

Partial List of 2009 Upgrades

�'" New dingy davits
�'" Mainsail, raised via electric winch
�'" Water pumps (both engines)
�'" Engine improvements
�'" Additional fuel filters and sea strainers
�'" Bottom paint
�'" 40 mil windscreen
�'" Both head macerator pumps
�'" AC Ahm meter at nav station to monitor efficiency
Available at 500k.
This is not an inexpensive catamaran. It is however well priced for any sailor that is considering a new boat purchase without the delays of construction, the expense of high quality upgrades and the inevitable, time consuming issues the must be sorted out with any new boat construction. SIYASINANA is in Beaufort SC until mid Novemeber 2010 and cruising after that.

Contact: Gary Eckis 716-818-0307
PO Box 250
West Falls, NY
Vessel Name: SiyaSinana
Vessel Make/Model: 40 foot Admiral Catamaran from Cape Town, South Africa
Hailing Port: West Falls, NY
In February on 2005, we wanted to escape a below-zero temperature weekend in hometown Buffalo, New York. Having never even discussed boating or wanting to even own a boat, we headed to the Miami Boat Show, presumably to get new topsiders. [...]
Married on the day after Christmas 2003, Gary and Lisa had done a little sailing on Lake Erie in "KYPU", a 26ft. Contessa with no navigation equipment and a broken engine. They now live aboard and cruise extensively on Siyasinana in the company of dog "George". Captain Lisa is now a licensed USCG [...]
SiyaSinana's Photos - Siyasinana (Main)
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launched in Cape Town, South Africa, August 2007
New davits.
Master berth, king size w/flat screen and separate control for berth AC/heat
Son of A Sailor, somewhere in the Exumas
dinner for 4
one of a thousand sunsets
pigs swim to boat
Boat 149sm: install of mainsail
Boat 091sm: Gary at the helm
Boat 138sm: another stern view
Boat 080sm: Stern view
Boat 071sm: galley
Boat 063sm: galley
 African Rosewood Nav station, new flat screen and nav equipment added after this photo
 It floats! ok, 8100 nm miles to Annapolis
Boat 023sm
Boat 016sm: Peace Man
Boat 022sm: Work, Work, Work
Boat 018sm: Panels go into nav station
Boat 013sm: A hub of activity
Boat 003sm: Just another view
Boat 008sm: Whistle while you work
Boat 006sm: Big, ain
Boat 011sm: Craig is like the energizer bunny
Boat 009sm: Very sexy windows
Boat 005sm: The Admiral factory is humming
Boat 007sm: I
Boat 001sm: Things are shaping up
Cape Town 066: the awsome Cape vistas
Cape Town 078: and the penguin is which?
Austria April22-23 2007 035: sailing in the Alps
Austria April22-23 2007 038: Austria-the mirror
Elba,Siena 086: Siena, Italy Picture, Widow Miror, reflection cool sink
Elba,Siena 101: Siena, Italy them are some _ _ _ _ _.
Giovo Passo Innsbruck to Italy Lisa: Austria to Italy, Giovo Pass
Elba,Siena 041: Elba Island, Italy
40 ft plug 01: Our Boat, in the Plug stage, stern view
40 ft plug 05: Our Boat, in the plug stage, bow view
Children VG 2005: Our children, PJ, Krissy, Katie and Brian, on a family vacation in Virgin Gorda, January 2005
Ready to sign where
Wendy & Craig 2007 sm: Wends & Craig, part of the Admiral team
Craig & Wends relaxing 2007sm: Craid & Wends relax on the bow of Lilyanna
Troublemaker Craig 2007sm: Craig, what are you up to?
David & Lisa await test sail sm: David & Lisa await a test sail
ADMIRAL 38 025sm: David, very relaxed while Gary & Lisa take the helm
Lisa test sail at helm sm: Look Mom, I
Lisa&Gary sign contract: Horay,we signed the Contract
Very convincing: David & John were very convincing
ADMIRAL 38 013sm: Captains Gary & Lisa at the helm for first test sail
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Captains Gary & Lisa

Port: West Falls, NY