Gorgeous performance cat with simple, reliable systems at a very attractive price! Lightweight glass/foam sandwich construction with Kevlar reinforced hulls to the water-line and carbon used at key structural locations. A reliable, 3-spreader aluminum rig with double shrouds and Andersen winches. Twin 40 HP Lombardini engines to keep the boat light and agile. A four cabin, galley-up layout. Hard to beat this combination for fast passage-making over the long distances of the South Pacific. Here is a brief history of WILDLIFE. She was built in New Zealand by a German builder who was very specific in his glassing methods and choice of construction materials. All Kevlar hulls and carbon fibre used in structural areas over foam core. Over $800 000 in materials alone; purpose built sheds to control temperature and humidity while glassing (each hull glassed in one batch of resin with 14 glassers working simultaneously!) and vacuum bagging. Unfortunately, the German builder had a heart attack and died while sailing a Hobie Cat prior to the finishing touches and launch of WILDLIFE. Consequently, she was professionally finished, launched and sea-trialed in late 2010 and sat for a year in a marina for sale before she was purchased by her current owners. With only 10 hours on the main engines and after a 3 month cruising comforts fit-out she did her maiden voyage to Tonga in 5 days in April 2012. Since then she has undertaken crewed charters in Tonga between the months of July and October each year. These crewed charters have been limited to 8 day-trip guests or 6 max live-aboard guests so the wear and tear is very minimal.