Building History

catamaran-building-history54ft Luxury Cruising Catamaran

BZ222 was built in the yards of S.J Marine, Fremantle, Western Australia by the current owner, Rob Sherwood under the supervision of Andy Jensen, Perth’s premier catamaran builder. Before forming S.J. Marine, Andy Jensen was formally in partnership with Colin Ayres (a naval architect), and together they operated as IMP Catamarans, building Coral Seas design catamarans – a design with emphasis on large volume for comfort at sea and living aboard and very good sea keeping qualities. All of the structural components of BZ222 were built by IMP Catamarans prior to Andy establishing SJ Marine.

Rob Sherwood is a highly skilled structural and engineering boilermaker as well as a passionate cruising sailor and builder of boats. His aim was to build the perfect catamaran with maximum space and comfort for a family to live aboard. As well, he wanted maximum safety, comfort and performance while at sea. With his passion for boats, his extensive experience sailing on many types of boats, (including delivery runs for owners across Australia) and his eye for lines and good design, he built BZ222 in conjunction with Andy Jensen to be a dream boat, ticking all these boxes with no compromise.

The interior was designed to be clean lines with quality materials. The white Gosh leather wrap around lounges in the saloon were custom made and dyed to match the interior paintwork. The interior is painted in custom tinted two pack paint in two fashionable interior contrasting shades by dulux paints. The use of foss (the fluffy stick-on lining seen on many production boats) was strictly avoided. Instead, the interior surfaces are finished either in two pack gloss or soft ivory foam backed (wipe clean) vinyl. The floors are finished in marine planking vinyl with ivory strips and plush pile burgundy carpets are on the floors throughout the staterooms. The bathroom floor is finished in marble mosaic tiles. The galley is set up downstairs to allow a full luxury saloon upstairs, however the galley has a view to upstairs to allow for socializing with family and guests while preparing meals, with a servery into the upstairs saloon.

The galley itself is set up with a full size Baumatic stainless steel fan forced oven with grill, 4 burner ceramic cooktop, double Oliveri stainless steel sink and inset smoke glass fronted cupboards. She has three luxury queen size berths with the possibility of putting extra single births in the front utility room. The bathroom has a lovely corner bath and marble mosaic floor tiles. She is set up to be a very functional and comfortable home at sea.

The current owner’s children are now young teens and needing some time on land so they have decided to sell and downsize their boat.


For more information please contact us at catamaran@iamthedance.com.

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