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1991 Custom Simmons 57

location icon Newport, Rhode Island
Year 1991
Length 57 ft
She's Had Lots of New Updating Just Completed!!The Seller is Motivated and Wants to See Offers!
Catamaran Quest is new to the market. Built by ES designed by Alex Simmons as a 55' that was factory extended to 57'.
Update - July 1, 2022
Quest will be in Newport, RI for the summer.

Starting with her newest upgrades this season. Quest has a brand new battery bank backed up by (3) new 445 watt solar panels that keep her self sufficient while also making 13gph fresh water. Brand new Garmin wind, depth, speed, chart plotter and AIS. Half a season on her bottom paint and willing to deliver anywhere on the East Coast of the USA. This turn key, well-maintained, rock solid fiberglass and foam core cat is ready to take her new owners anywhere. She has a double crew berth in the starboard hull forward, and crew head and storage in port side bow. while also sporting 4 private queen bunks with separate heads, tons of spare parts, lots of toys, including full set of snorkeling gear for 8 people, floats and so on.

Aft of the crew cabins/heads that are accessed by the forward deck, and separated by a bulkhead, are mirror image guest cabins, port and starboard. These cabins feature queen sized berths inboard and large private heads with showers forward.

Aft of the forward guest cabins the galley is in the starboard hull. The port hull features storage, nav desk and liquor locker and outboard seating for the large dining table in the salon.

Aft of the stairs to the salon are mirror image guest cabins, port and starboard, with large private heads and showers aft. These cabins feature queen sized berths and opening ports and hatches.

The main salon is entered via sliding glass doors from the cockpit and features a large U shaped dinette to starboard. Forward to port is the sit down nav station and aft of the nav station is the dining room table with inboard and outboard seating.

The cockpit features wrap around seating raised steering station to port and starboard.
Please check back or give us a call or email.
She is ready for her new journey, wherever that may be.
Her captain is prepared to deliver her to the east coast of the United States.


Year Built 1991
Category Sail
Length Overall 57 ft
Beam 28 ft
Max Draft 4'6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID 18918
Keel Other
Drive Type Sail
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 80 hp
Dry Weight 30,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH4E
Drive Type: SailDrive
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2007
Engine Hours: 3000

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH4E
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 40hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2015
Engine Hours: 500
Force 10 Stove in like new condition

Two large well insulated freezer units with stainless steel holding plates easily reaching negatives, new compressor 

One large fridge with newer fridgoboat 12v unit running off house batteries
Lots of custom storage 
Galley comes fully stocked with plates, cutlery, and everything you will need to begin your voyage or resume charter.

Autohelm Linear drive autopilot 

Fully updated in the last few years and labeled

6 12V led acid batteries with brand new cables. 
1 Victron solar controller with blue tooth for easy monitoring 

Magnum Energy inverter/charger

Northern Lights 12.5Kw generator - November 2015  rebuilt top end 2021


Hull color is a custom green metallic done in 2019. In very good shape. October 2014 Awl Grip paint on the deck.

Full snorkeling gear for 8 people plus floats

Anchors and rodes:

80# Custom stainless steel plow type anchor

2501 3/811 chain

Simpson Lawrence electric windlass

Matching Fenders/lines

Bow pulpit with rails forward facing end of the world seats

Side stanchions with lifelines. 

Lifelines changed to Dyneema

10 Type I adult life jackets & 2 children

14 Caribe rigid bottom inflatable w/40hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboard - 2013 
 Yamaha outboard new coils 2022                

Hot and cold stern showers port and starboard

Custom davits white Awl Grip painted aluminum

Trampoline new 2014

Bimini and all other canvas 2018-2022


Fractional sloop rig, Bellamy aluminum spar with Harken track stepped on deck


Full batten Dacron main

Norlam jib oversized stainless wire standing rigging w/Norseman terminals Low stretch Dacron braid running rigging 8 x Lewmar winches, including Stack-Pack Sail cover - October 2014-2022 serviced as needed


2 bilge blowers

Port engine S50 sail drive with newer seals and engine to drive seal 2022. Starboard side engine S60 sail drive

2 2 blades Volvo props as spares

Currently running upgraded 3 blade props

2 Shureflo 3.8 GPM freshwater pumps

1 Shureflo 3.8 GPM wash down pump

2 Par automatic 12V bilge pumps

2 Whale 30 manual pumps new 2022

4 electric heads

Holding tanks

6 dry chemical extinguishers

Raccor 500 filters

2 newer Chillers all blowing Cold, plus one brand new in the box 2022 Maybru chiller for salon.

Quest has been through a major refit in 2014/15. 2018-2022

New 40HP Yanmar engine in starboard side - February 2015

New 12 KW Northern Light generator - November 2015

New AC - November 2015, 2022

New Fridge and Freezer system - November 2015-2018

New upholstery in sand colored Ultra Suede in salon - 2014-2022 as needed cockpit cushions 2022

New teal colored commercial grade carpet throughout the boat ? October 2014
Removed most carpet inside and have added back New Teak and holly soles in the galley, salon and dash 2018-2022

New electric oven - January 2017

New instruments 2020-2022, All Garmin

New Propane BBQ ? February 2015

2 Stand Up Paddle Boards ? October 2014 plus one Kayak

New Alw Grip paint job and varnish in starboard side cabins ? December 2014

New lights and electric fans in all cabins ? December 2014. All Brand new upgraded lights for cabins in the box with USB built in and dimmers 2022

New refurbished teak table in cockpit ? October 2014

New Garmin chart plotter, Radar, AIS, two new Head units one at each helm.
Icom M56 VHF radio


Depth Sounder

Two NEW Ritchie Powerdamp compasses

Deck and Hull
These boats were custom made in South African by Alex Simons. As far as I know there were 6 of them made. They are hand laid glass over foam core. The boat is extremely solid. full intergraded keel, skeg hung rudders and this one in particular was factory extended from 55' to 57' featuring easier transoms for loading and climbing in and out of the water. This boat is currently insured and inspected every year for charter and well maintained and upgraded over the years. You can see and feel the love put into this yacht.
Broker's Comments
Pictures tell a lot but just as important this vessel is cruise ready and heading to the USVI.  She has just had all new salon windows installed, new plumbing, new heads, new Auto-Pilot, and a new Awlgriped cabintop.  She looks great!
Catch her now or along the way.
Lots of toys and upgrades included with Quest.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.