Le Chepa is a Fidji catamaran, built by Fountaine Pajot in 1990.

While some of her history is foggy, I think that in her first years, Chepa was in a charter company in Greece. An American couple acquired her in Europe and spent 5 or 6 years cruising the Mediterranean. At one point, she was badly damaged, and poorly repaired, something I've figured out overtime, of course not before buying her, and not spotted by the surveyor.

End of 2002, Chepa crossed the Atlantic on a chip carrier, although she was fully equipped for blue water. I acquired her in July 2003.

Chepa has 3 separate berths, 2 on starboard and one on port. a 4th one on port was converted into a storage area. In between the two hulls is the main saloon, from factory with a large table for 8 and a full galley.Since I cruise in warm weather and do not spend much time inside, the table was dropped down and converted into a huge bed.

Sail area is about 1,000 sqft, plus a spy of 1,000 sqft. The boom, too low on the original rig for safety cruising has been raisen 20".

Chepa weight 13,000 pounds from factory, likely more like 21,000 these days, full tanks ( 190 gal of fresh water. 60 gal of fuel give her a motoring range of about 1,000 nm. ) She was 39 ft long - now 42 - , with a beam of 21ft and 3 ft draft.

The original two 18 HP Volvo were replaced by two Yanmar YM30 (likely too much, the 18 would have been enough) with Balmar 80 A alternators. Propellers are folding ones from Jetstream.

Bateries are AGM, 2 x 8D and 2 x 4D, totaling 700 Ah.

A large stainless steel arch has been added between the two pontoons, which are reinforced to take the stress load. It holds the dinghy + 15 HP outboard, 4 solar panels @ 85 w, and a KISS wind generator rated 20 amps @ 20 knt.

Some additional pictures are here.