2013 DIX HARVEY DH 550

Vessel Summary

Sold Catamaran ANANDA 2013 DIX HARVEY DH 550




    Boat Length: 55 ft
    Asking Price: $508,000
    Boat Name: "ANANDA"
    Manufacturer: DIX HARVEY
    Model: DH 550
    Type of Yacht: Sail
    Boat Condition: Used 
    Boat Status: Sold 
    Model Year: 2013 
    Year Built: 2013
    Layout: Charter


    City: Fort Lauderdale
    State / Province / Island: Florida
    Country: United States


    Manuf. Length: 55' 0" ( 16.76 m)
    Maximum Draft: 7' 2" ( 2.18 m)
    Minimum Draft: 2' 6" ( .76 m)
    Beam: 28' 5" ( 8.66 m)
    LWL: 51' 5" ( 15.67 m)
    No of Cabins: 4
    No of Heads: 2
    Fuel Capacity: 264 g
    Water Capacity: 132 g
    Cruise Speed: 8.5 knots
    Max speed: 15 knots
    Weight Displacement: 13.775 ton (27550 lb)


    Hull Material: Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic- FRP
    Hull Configuration: Catamaran


    Engine Manufacturer: Yanmar
    Engine Model: 47H4E
    Engine Horsepower: 54
    Engine Hours (Port): 2500
    Engine Hours (Starboard): 2500
    Engine Type: InBoard
    Engine Configuration: Twin
    Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
    Engine Condition: Used


    Does the boat have a generator?: Yes
    Generator Model: 10KW Phasor Marine generator
    Generator Operating Hours: approximately 735 hours
    Does a dinghy come with the boat?: Yes Dinghy Model: Aluminium AB Dinghy Length: 11'6 Dinghy Model Year: 2018 Dinghy Outboard Manufacturer: Yamaha Dinghy Outboard Horsepower: 20 Dinghy Outboard Year: 2018

Boat Description

Ananda is a custom-designed performance catamaran that offers speed, safety, and a contemporary Interior. This DH 550 was designed and built in Trinidad by Dudley Dix of Morelli and Melvin, by Phil Harvey of Gunboat to be his personal boat to sail the world with his family.  

The present owners purchased Ananda in 2021 and upgraded her for their cruising needs. In the last 5 years improvements have included repainting the entire exterior of the vessel with Awlgrip, new watermaker, new salon upholstery, new solar, high output chargers, high output alternators, lithium batteries, new freshwater plumbing, gas/electric kitchen, adding a combination washer/dryer, as well as new running and standing rigging.  

Ananda has over the last two years been cruising from Florida to the Mediterranean Sea and back to the Caribbean and up to Chesapeake where she now staying during the hurricane season. The cruising has been done easily by a family of two adults and two teens.

She sails comfortably, safely, and quickly in gale-force winds and large seas on several long passages, including across the Atlantic Ocean both going east and west. In optimal conditions, Ananda saw speeds of 15 knots in the trade winds. 

The setup of this DH 550 is optimized around a shorthanded crew of one or two. Her rig is easy to manage, and the layout provides great comfort while “living on the hook” for extended periods of time. Lightweight construction, which is 1/2 to 2/3’s the weight of current production catamarans of her size, allows Ananda to achieve high cruising speeds with a smaller sail plan, which greatly increases the safety of the boat, yet she comfortably averages more than 200 nm per day, and if the conditions are right, over 300 nm! 

Daggerboards allow her to point high and give her a minimal draft of 2 feet boards up, allowing her to cruise shallow areas (Bahamas) and anchor apart from other vessels. Should the winds die, she still has over 1,500 nm motoring range with full fuel (265 gals). View the video to see more details.

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 desired validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Photos may not properly reflect the current condition of the actual vessel offered for sale. In some cases stock photographs may have been used.

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing.

All dinghies are considered separate vessels and should have separate titles and documents. There is no guarantee as to the title of the dinghy on this vessel so Buyer accepts that while he may receive the dinghy included in the transaction, he may not receive the proper title to it.