DREAM CATCHER Summary
15.54 meters / 51 ft
20 MPH (17.38 Knots)
23 MPH (19.99 Knots)
Asking price: $799,900 USD
This newly manufactured 51 Custom Mini Super Yacht 2017 was designed to meet the exceptional standards of much larger Super Yachts and even exceed them, with handcrafted craftsmanship throughout and more than 30,000 hours of labor in hand-laid fiberglass. She isn't constructed from a cast, like most yachts. She is entirely hand built in America. She symbolizes the first in a unique line of yachts assembled exclusively for discerning buyers seeking a quality not usually found in a yacht of this size.
BUILT FOR A COST OF $3,500,000
APPRAISED AT $4,500,000
REQUIRES $150,000 IN COSMETIC REPAIRS. ABSOLUTELY WORTH THE COST.
- Dual High Performance GMC/MerCruiser 454 C.I.D.Engines, tailor-made by Kotzur Racing, Edelbrock & Comp Cams, generating 511 H.P. and 551 Ft. Lbs. of Torque
- Optional Twin Diesel Engines are available.
- Transmissions: Twin: Velvet Direct Drive Transmissions (2.57:1)
- Power Controls: ZF Marine (Mathers): Micro Commander 9110X. 24K Gold Control Head With Dual Power Levers (Salon/Helm) and S.S. Control Head With Dual Power Levers (Flying Bridge).
- Moreover, the craft can be remotely controlled from a handheld Remote Controller
- Westerbeke, 7Kw, 110/240, 60Hz Generator
- Bow Thruster: Lewmar 8 HP, 6 Kw Electric/Hydraulic Thruster, Model 185TT, fitted with 5 bladed propellers, which includes controls on Helm and Flying Bridge. With an isolated “D” battery and charging system.
- Presence of 24 Karat Gold Plated Lighting fixtures
- Hand Laid Texas Mesquite Parquet Salon Floor
- A Goodrich 12 Man Aviation Life Raft with ELT (406)MHz), not certified by USCG
- RayMarine Life Tag - A system for Wireless Man Overboard Monitoring
- Almost every component of this yacht was handcrafted
- A Surveyor was present during the entire building process
- Constructed with exceptionally robust yet lightweight Composites
- Estimated Fuel Consumption: 65 GPH at Cruise 3200 RPM and roughly 20 MPH
Embarking on Dream Catcher will lead to dream fulfillment.
Various Financing Options are Available.
After all the years of dedicated hard work by numerous artisans and highly skilled craftsmen in building this artistic mini super yacht, the builders are really pleased to find a new home for their labor of love. Almost every piece on this Yacht was made by hand, and then had the surveyor inspect throughout the build. You need to read all the specs, look at the photos which will give you an idea of what Dream Catcher looks like, but so much better in person.
The Galley is a Comfortable space with all modern appliances. Hot, cold and filtered drinking water are available in the Custom designed, Black ceramic sink, recessed into the Granite countertop. The Vent-a-Hood provides excellent light for the color-coordinated range top and provides circulation throughout the galley.
3 Burner Marine Electric Stove, with polished brass safety “pot” rails
G.E. Stainless Steel Microwave Oven-Double Grill with Rotisserie - Model JES1289SK
Broan 4-Way Convertible Range Hood - Model 46000
Magic Chef 4.0 Refrigerator - Model MCBR415S
Franklin Chef Ice Maker - Model FIM35OD
EdgeStar -Portable Ice Maker---Titanium - Model IP210
There are three entertainment systems on the craft, with one each in the Forward Berth area, Salon and Aft Stateroom. In addition, there is a Stereo system on the Flying Bridge for use on the Bridge and the Rear Upper Deck.
The Salon area is equipped with:
A Samsung 40” LCD Smart Television
Dennon-Home Theater Surround Sound System., Boston MicoSpeakers, Sony Sub-Woofer speakers and a AVR - 687 A/V Surround Receiver with a DVP - 557 DVD Video Player
Satellite antenna receiver connector with auto tracking antenna for DirecTV or Dishnet services
This system provides excellent satellite tracking while underway, ensuring continuous Television service
The AFT Stateroom with:
Proton 32" LCD Television
Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II DVD Home Entertainment and Surround Sound System
The Forward Berth Area
Polaroid 26” LCD Television.
Boston Acoustics Micro 5.1 Surround Sound System with DVD player and gaming connections
Entry to the Salon is through a custom African Mahogany door with a hand etched marine scene of playful dolphins, the yacht’s profile and the manufacturer’s signature.
The door has an electronic combination lock and a manual key override. The salon is well appointed with a wraparound leather sofa that converts to a double bed when necessary and has two exotic Honduran Mahogany wood end tables with Black Marble inlays.
There are built-in pull-out drawers under the sofa and both an exotic wood wall fold-down and removable table offering table flexibility. The flooring is custom milled Herringbone pattern Texas Mesquite that gives excellent performance and a high luster finish.
There are removable window box covers, with recessed electric Hunter Douglas window shades, operated independently or as a group by a wireless remote. The Salon Doors (fwd. and aft) are hand crafted of Honduran Mahogany, with Pella Windows that can easily be opened and closed, with inserts that can be changed to different fabrics colors and designs. The doors also have adjustable louvers for ventilation and privacy.
The custom wine rack and end tables are of Honduran Mahogany with LED backlighting and tinted inserts, adding a touch of class reminiscent of “Old World” charm and warmth. The inlaid overhead indirect lighting panel provides both natural and colored lighting to the salon area.
The entertainment system and Television are adjustable and viewable to all and can be stored away and made inconspicuous with sliding tambour doors. A full-length granite countertop and several custom drawers and cabinets provide for additional storage. The ceiling lights in both the Salon and Helm areas are dimmable.
The Forward “V” Berth area is comfortable with a memory foam bed and an independent entertainment system more suited for connecting game consoles and for more private music listening or gaming.
Numerous wall cabinets provide for additional storage, and an insert panel provides additional room for an expanded sleeping area.
Forward Head and Shower
The forward area has a large walk-in shower that is equipped with European shower fixtures that have five horizontal shower heads and a vertical rotating “Rain” head, plus a hand-held rinse head.
The shower is a comfortable size and has an incorporated ceramic site countertop and seating area. The shower system allows for pre-setting water temperatures, and the water does not flow until it reaches the pre-determined temperature setting, thus saving water.
The Aft Stateroom has a custom Memory Foam bed. The bed is custom-designed and is larger than a conventional California King. All covers and bedding are custom-fitted. The three closets, twenty-one drawers, two overhead storage areas and two end tables provide for more storage than any other craft in this category.
There is an “E-Z Nook” workstation that opens into a roomy desktop for a laptop or computer monitor. The stateroom stays airy with an Oreck Air Purifier, with a lifetime filter and oxygenator that converts ozone to oxygen.
Some of the unique features of the Stateroom are:
Overhead storage with Sliding Tambour Doors.
Electric Retractable Rear Window with Screens and Sliding Tambour Doors for Privacy.
Overhead lighting with Dimmers, Entry and Step Lights and a separate Night Light over the Sliding Lavatory Door
Leather/Vinyl and Foam on Walls.
Air Conditioning Vents and Thermostat Control.
Pella Privacy Tinted Window with Adjustable Shades.
Remote Controlled Accent Lighting at bed headboard.
Custom Mahogany Entry Door with: Lower Shutters.
Interior by World Renown Artisans
The interior furnishings were custom manufactured by quality artisans that modified such craft as the late King Fahd’s, the Sultan of Brunei’s and the U.S. Air Force One aircraft. The workmanship and appearance of the exotic woodwork is un-parallel in the modern boating world.
The Pilot station is well equipped. The Fully Adjustable six-way electric pilot’s leather bench seat is comfortable for two and has an excellent view. There is an electrically retractable lighted step to be used as a footrest or a convenient step during operation.
There is a remote control for the “Micro Commander” electronic engine control system that will allow operation from most areas of the yacht. The electrical control panel and master battery shutoff switches are all located within reach of the pilot’s seat.
The Bow Thruster and Trim Tab controls are on either side of the display monitor and are readily accessible.
The custom gold throttle controller is one of very few ever manufactured. The exclusive highly polished brass wheel, engraved wheel nut and custom machined Honduran Mahogany spokes are the essence of a traditional nautical theme.
All the switches and gauges are marked/identified and easily visible from the station.
The Flying Bridge is a fully complemented addition to the yacht. There is seating for four, and the pilot’s station seats two comfortably. Every control and feature of the Pilot’s station is replicated on the Flying Bridge.
There are two monitors on the flying bridge that provide more information for specialized functions. The fish-finding function and the radar or GPS can be simultaneously monitored.
The instrument panel is stainless steel and is embossed with a custom industrial circular pattern. All controls are within easy reach and an additional Digital Radio Receiver (Bluetooth, USB, Aux SD, I/Pod, I/Phone, Pandora ports) is available for entertainment for all on the Flying Bridge and Upper Rear Deck.
Navigation and Electronics
The fully integrated navigation system includes Monitoring from the Flying Bridge and Helm Station and allows for GPS, Depth/Fish finding, Communication, Radar functions, Visual monitoring, Sirius Weather information and a Man Overboard System.
The components include;
Two Raymarine “E80 Color Displays #02011” both located on the Flying Bridge
Raymarine “E120 Color Display #02013” Located at the Helm Station
Raymarine “CAM 100” Color Camera Monitors the outside AFT deck
Raymarine “CAM 50” Color Camera provides monitoring of the engine room
Raymarine ST60 Plus Graphic Display # E22075-P
Raymarine Life Tag - Wireless Man Overboard Monitoring System #E12185
Raymarine “DSM300 Digital Sounder Module #E63069” Provides underwater information for depth and fish finder functions
Raymarine “Raystar 125 GPS Sensor #32042” Provides GPS location information and Sirius Weather to the system
HD Satellite TV Antenna System Provides Satellite TV Signal to DIRECTV or Dishnet service box.
Raymarine “RD424 Radome Radar Scanner #52067” Provides Weather and Traffic Radar information to the system
Climate Control System
There are 2 central Air-conditioning/Heat Pump units. One thermostat is located between the Aft Stateroom and the Salon, and the second is located in the forward hallway. These locations provide for equal cooling and heating of the craft.
“CruisAir”- 24,000 BTU, AFT Air Conditioning Unit, Model MTC 24C
“Ocean Breeze” - 16,000 BTU, Forward Air Conditioning Unit, Model OB16CH
The upward Bow of the yacht is a mirror polished reflective Stainless Steel Prow with an extended Bow Pulpit and an anchor roller and lock. The highly Polished Stainless steel plow anchor, Rode and line are stored in an anchor locker below the Simpson- Lawrence, Sea Wolf 520 Windlass.
The Foredeck is outfitted with two removable foam cushions that will accommodate several passengers for sunbathing.
Fore and Aft Bathrooms, Engine/Equipment Room., Vanguard non-corrosive Plumbing, Retractable Swim Platform, Main Deck, Lower Deck, Removable Fishing Leaning Post (Mounted on solid Bubinga wood platform), Lower Deck lighted steps, storage cabinets, covered sink, cutting board and ice storage container.
Tracy 3 step folding dock boarding steps.
Raymarine rear deck and engine room cameras
Exterior seating has comfortable upholstered seating pads and covers with UV-protected materials.
Windshield was custom designed and manufactured by Taylor Made systems, with S.S. frames and tinted tempered safety glass.
Underwater Lights that light up the sides and stern of the boat under the retractable Swim Platform for nighttime swimming, security and visibility.
Outside seating and table
Inlay on salon floor
Internet service to boat through satellite.
Two High Performance GMC/MerCruiser 454 C.I.D.Engines, custom modified by Kotzur Racing, Edelbrock & Comp Cams, producing 511 H.P. and 551 Ft. Lbs. of Torque.
The engine room has a lighted panel of engine gauges, low-lighting engine performance and maintenance.
TRANSMISSIONS Dual: Velvet Direct Drive Transmissions (2.57:1).
ENGINE CONTROLS ZF Marine (Mathers): Micro Commander 9110X.
24K Gold Control Head W/Dual Power Levers (Salon/Helm) and S.S. Control Head W/Dual Power Levers (Flying Bridge).
Additionally, vessel can be operated remotely with handheld Remote Controller.
GENERATOR Westerbeke, 7Kw, 110/240, 60Hz Generator.
BOW THRUSTER Lewmar 8 HP, 6 Kw Electric/Hydraulic Thruster, Model 185TT, with 5 bladed propellers, including controls on Helm and Flying Bridge. Isolated “D” battery and charging system.
Two (2) “Guest™” 2688A multi‐stage/”Smart” chargers for engine batteries.
One (1) “Mastervolt™” multi‐stage/”Smart” charger for the house bank, located in the engine room.
Electrical—Seven 12V Batteries, incl. 4 engine back-up batteries to provide redundant starting system power.
Xintex-Fireboy Automatic Fire Extinguisher System (900 CF) located centrally in the engine room, with automatic monitor and discharge control at the helm station.
Raymarine Life Tag - Wireless Man Overboard Monitoring System.
Customary Fire extinguishers, marine flotation devices, flares, first aid kit, floating life rings, etc.
Goodrich 12 Man Aviation Liferaft with ELT (406)MHz), not USCG approved.
More About Dream Catcher from the Builder
The Vanguard Water (plumbing) System that has no copper or other metal lines, and a manifold that allows you to turn off any of many lines right at the manifold.
A Tankless water heater. Note: The shower automatically does not release water until it reaches the preset temperature that is manually set, so this saves water and prevents cold showers.
Captain's helm night lights. There is a map box mounted on the ceiling to the left of the captain's six-way bench seat. The seat has a lighted electric retractable running board (for foot resting and to help climb onto the captain's seat).
The front mahogany door has etched glass (sea scene) and the builder's signature etched at the bottom of the glass (signature series signed).
The rear hump with the Dream Catcher logo was clear coated and now has a nice high-gloss appearance.
The hand-laid Texas mesquite parquet salon floor was totally refurbished and is a lighter shade now with its multi-coat satin finish.
The breaker panel (in the helm) has all breakers marked for identification.
The aisle side of the helm includes electrical switches, including two light dimmer switches for the captain and the salon overhead lighting.
She has integrated navigation equipment, including a remote that can be used to drive it from any location on the boat.
We incorporated numerous features, such as captain's lighted elect. fold away footrest, 6-way Captain's bench seat
Electric master bedroom retractable rear window
Numerous sliding timber doors and extensive hand-crafted cabinetry and drawers
Pella windows (with many styled replaceable shades) built into both fore and aft inside entry doors
Window boxes with electric Hunter Douglas shades (salon)
Numerous lights, including some 24 Kt gold plated
Full set of underwater lights
Indirect lighting in salon (adjustable) and master suite
Large stand-up private shower, with auto temp. setting and about 6 water settings, incl. jets and hand wand
Story about the Construction
The project commenced with a high-quality (Chris Craft) hand-laid fiberglass hull and the hiring of an experienced boat builder from Florida to serve as the on-site project manager. Shortly thereafter, he gathered representatives from the high-end aviation industry to select numerous exterior and interior design elements from the yachting industry’s mega-yacht publications.
The team then selected the specific elements to be incorporated in the design, retaining the goal of constructing a mini-yacht, incorporating most of the features and amenities of significantly larger high-end yachts. Graphic designers and architects were utilized to translate these custom ideas into renderings and drawings.
Over the ensuing years, David and his team hand-built the C&A 51’ Signature Series “Dream Catcher” yacht, incorporating creative and innovative design, performed by a resource pool of talented artisans, with an overall commitment to quality. Highly researched marine and aviation suppliers were selected to provide the latest in electronics, custom interior furnishings, table mechanisms, windows, lighting, sound systems and custom amenities of numerous types, finishes and styles.
This yacht is constructed of the highest quality hand-selected materials, including hand-laid fiberglass, decks comprised of marine grade plywood and divinyl (and other strong and lightweight composites), incorporating stainless steel structural supports.
It is outfitted with extensive hand-crafted custom cabinetry, mahogany, and the use of numerous exotic woods, Interior flooring is Texas mesquite and other hardwoods and the exterior deck flooring is covered in synthetic teak.
The interior is stocked with the newest fine (aviation) leathers, fabrics and textile trends, granite, marble, modern lighting, plus the latest in helm management technology, combined with an endless array of ideas resulting in a one of a kind private yacht, striking the perfect balance between form, function, durability and ease of maintenance.
After many years of dedicated hard work, the completion of this memorable and comfortable yacht fully meets its original design objective (a high-end mini mega yacht) and is truly a passionate act of creation, an extraordinary floating work of art.