TropicBird is a Gemini 105MC 34 foot sloop-rigged cruising catamaran – the World’s most successful single-design multi-hull. It was specifically designed for ‘skinny’ waters although Gemini Cats have made many long ocean passages.
Incredibly we can operate in as little as 18 inches of enabled by a system of lifting centerboards and ingenuous kick-up rudders. This allows us to go where larger boats and even many smaller ones can’t: an essential ability in the 10,000 Islands, as even 3 miles offshore in the Gulf, we may have only 7 feet of water and typically we’ll be operating in four or less.
TropicBird’s accommodations are spacious, light and airy so that the term “down below” just doesn’t apply. She has 6 permanent berths in 3 cabins, a comfortable dinette with seating for six and panoramic views that can also convert into a second queen berth, a beautiful master cabin, a roomy head ( marine toilet) with separate shower, and a well equipped galley (kitchen) with gas stove and refrigerator, with full head-room throughout.
The deck layout, rig and unique hull design provides a comfortable ride with no heeling. TropicBird is fully equipped for extended cruising with a full suite of navigational instruments and USCG approved safety equipment. A 10’6”rigid-hulled inflatable dinghy with a 9.9 hp outboard is carried on stern davits for beach excursions.