1988 Privilege 12 4 Cabin 2 Head


YACHT DETAILS: 1988 Privilege 12 4 Cabin 2 Head








Deltaville, VA
$149,500 USD
39 ft
4.25 ft
21 ft
55 ft









Beta Marine
(1) 100|gallon
(1) 100|gallon
(1) 23|gallon

This 39′, 1988, Privilege 12 is located in Deltaville, VA.   “Ubuntu” is a well-equipped, affordable catamaran with a spacious cockpit covered by a brand new bimini, powerful solar with a kilowatt of lithium-ion storage capacity, a reverse-cycle air-conditioner / heater, updated electronics and 30 hp engines in 2018 – and much more.

“Ubuntu” is an African philosophy that can be described as “spirit of community.” In recent years the owners have used Ubuntu to give families, groups of school children, college students and Scouts access to the ocean and its ecosystems, and a chance to experience sailing and life on board a boat. For insight into how the catamaran Ubuntu has brought the name to life go to sailubuntu dot com.  Her current owners have owned her since 2008 and have lived aboard since then.  They raised two children on board and cruised extensively. The painted mast and cross beam at the bow are an example of the uniqueness of this boat and the talents of her artist owners.

Privilege catamarans are known for their seaworthiness and sailing ability.  Ubuntu was built as a cruising catamaran, so has loads of storage. She is a bit heavier than some catamarans, but her current owners (of 12 years) can attest to her ability to treat them well in all weather conditions.  Over the years Ubuntu’s systems have been upgraded and adjusted to suit the needs of her owners and their lifestyle.

In 2020 Ubuntu had a major refit of the exterior and mechanical refurbishment.  (For full details see ‘2020 Refurb’ under descriptions/full specifications.)

Recent upgrades include:

Standing rigging & running rigging (2015)
Mainsail (2015)
Beta Marine 30HP engines (2018)
Isotherm refrigerators (2015/2018)
Dragonfly Lithium Ion batteries (2018)
Victron Inverter-Charger (2018)
Sunpower Solar Panels – 3 x 320W (2018)
Mermaid Aircon (2015)
B & G Zeuss 3 Chartplotter (2018)
Simrad NAIS – 500 AIS Transceiver (2018)
Rocna 25kg anchor w/ 125′ chain (re-galvanized 2020)
New canvas – including cockpit enclosure (2020)
Hull painted (2020)
Hull below waterline stripped, epoxy coated and painted

Don’t delay in making an appointment to see this unique offering.


The salon is accessed through a double door from the cockpit.

Large salon table with curved settee

Large salon windows forward

Nav station to starboard with pivoting chair (chair can be used as captain’s chair at the helm)

Galley down, in the port hull

4 x Double cabins 

Basin w/ hot & cold water in each cabin

Plentiful storage in each cabin.

Manual Raritan PH Superflush Head w/ shower port hull

Electric Raritan Elegance head  in starboard hull 

Extensive storage along outer starboard hull

Eye-level fridge inner port  & starboard hulls

Hull, Deck & Cockpit


Fibreglass w/ Divinycel core above waterline

Hull below waterline sanded down to raw fiberglass & epoxy barrier coated (2020)

Hull sides sanded and painted w/ ‘Emerald Rain Refresh’


Access from sugar scoops   

Swim ladder port hull

Transom shower (hot and cold), port transom steps

Custom Davits w/ solar panel supports

Solar Panels above davits

High transom

Traveller atop the transom

Custom Aluminum  stern ladder for boom access

Seating across the back of the cockpit with lazarettes below

Helm station, port aft 

Engine room access through aft hatches in the cockpit floor

2 x Lewmar 46 ST primary winches (forward of helms)

2 x Lewmar 43ST secondary winches

New cockpit flooring teak strips (2018)

Wide seating (lounging) areas on each hull between wheels and coachroof.

Cockpit seating port and starboard

A large teak dining table to starboard w/ folding sides

Double door to interior

Windows from cockpit to interior

Canvas Bimini with 3-sided EnclosureStrataglass forward & side panels, helm station; Sunbrella sunshade aft. (11/2020)

Cockpit cushions

Sunbrella wheel covers


Large foredeck with 8 hatches opening into interior

Bow (2) hatches access large storage compartment in each hull

Bow (1) hatch accesses large sail locker midship

Hatch Covers (2020)

Phifertex window covers for forward fixed  windows & entry doors (2020)

S/S Bow pulpits w/ fixed perch seats

Cleat on each bow with oversized backing & deck plates

Trampolines (2019)

Goiot Electric Windlass

ROCNA 25KG Anchor w/ 125′ chain (chain re-galvanized 2020)

Double S/S Bow roller

Custom painted cross beam. 

  • Starboard – Beta Marine 30HP  w/ 1246 hrs (installed 01/18)
  • Port – Beta Marine 30 hp w/ 835 hrs (installed 10/18)
  • 2 x 3-blade fixed props (tuned and serviced 2020)
  • Beta 70A  Alternators
  • Full engine service (2020)
  • Heat exchangers flushed & new seals (2020)
  • Starboard fuel/water separator replaced (2020) (recommend same for port)       
  • Engine mount stringers repaired, mounts re-seated & engines re-aligned (2020)
  • Props inspected and serviced (2020)
  • Prop shafts, cutlass bearings, shaft boots & zincs replaced (2020)
  • Rudders removed, backing plates replaced (2020)
  • Quadrants serviced and tensioned (2020)
  • Fuel tanks fitted w/ 4″ access hatches
  • Eno 2-burner cooktop (2015)
  • Built-in propane oven (original)
  • Westinghouse microwave (2015)
  • Isotherm front-loading fridge w/ freezer in galley (2018)
  • Isotherm front-loading fridge w/ freezer in starboard hull (2015)
  • Large S/S sink (2015)
  • Storage (lots of it!)
  • 3 x Sunpower 320W Solar Panels (2018)
  • Mermaid Reverse Cycle Aircon 16.5K BTU (2015)
  • Victron Multiplus Compact Inverter-charger (2018)
  • 10 x Dragonfly DFGC2 LiFePO4 100W Lithium Ion House Batteries (2018)
  • 1 x Interstate 24MXHD Start Battery (2018)
  • 2 x 30 A Shorepower outlets
  • 2 x 30A Shorepower cables
  • 1 x 50 A Splitter
  • Isotemp SLIM 25 (6.5 Gal) water heater (2018)
  • B&G NAC-3 Autopilot  w/  Simrad handheld wireless remote

  • & B&G Triton Digital Display

  • B&G Zeus3 – 9” Chartplotter  & Multifunction Display (2018)

  • Simrad DST800 Depthsounder/Log  NMEA 2000 Thru-Hull Traditional Transducer

  • B&G WS320 Wireless Wind Pack with Interface
  • B&G V50 Fixed-Mount VHF Radio / AIS Receiver w/Simrad NSPL-500 VHF AIS Splitter
  • Simrad NAIS-500 AIS Class B Transceiver (2018)
  • Pioneer Stereo/CD changer:  (in place, not connected)
  • Worldwide Basemap Charts and North America Chart Card  for Chartplotter
  • Fully Battened Mainsail – Mack Sails 10.7 oz Challenge High Aspect Dacron (2015)
  • Mack Pack & Lazy Jacks
  • 140% Genoa 
  • ProFurl furler
  • Standing Rigging – 11/32” and 15/32” 1×9 stainless steel cable (2015)
  • Running Rigging (2015) & washed (2020)
  • Mast custom painted by owner (acrylic with 5 coats of clear coat)
  • 2 x Lewmar 43ST halyard winches on mast
  • 1 x Lewmar 40 reefing winch on mast
  • Complete bottom job. Sanded hull to fiberglass and replaced with new barrier coat

  • Applied Bottom Paint

  • Hull sides, above waterline to deck. Used ‘Emerald Rain Refresh’

  • New Bimini with isinglass sides and helm station protection and sun shade on stern

  • New hatch covers
  • Replaced prop shafts 

    *replaced both Cutlass bearings.

    * props inspected and serviced.

    * replaced shaft and prop zincs.

    * replaced shaft boots.

  • Removed rudders

    * replaced both backing plates and serviced quadrants.

    * replaced both locking pins for the rudder control arm

    * cleaned and tensioned steering cable for helm

  • Fuel tanks – added 4″ access hatches
  • Fixed motor mount seating in both engine rooms
    * repaired stringers for engine mounts
    * re-seated and re-aligned engines
  • Serviced engines:
    * fuel filters
    * gaskets for heat exchangers
    * clean heat exchanger cores
    * replaced s/b fuel/water separator with larger unit (recommend same on port         side)
    * oil service (June 2020)
    * service transmissions with new Dexron III fluid

  • Anchor chain (125′) re-galvanized and marked 
  • Running rigging – washed
  • 2011 West Marine 11’5″ Hypalon dinghy (has very slow leak)
  • 2009 15 HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard
  • LIfesling
  • 2 Jacklines
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Givens Liferaft (needs inspection)
  • 4 x Type 1 Lifejackets w/ strobe lights
  • Spares / tools / transfer pumps
  • Disclaimer
    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.

    Jon and Anne Hutchings
    YaZu Yachting
    Deltaville, VA 23043


    Contact the listing brokers, Jon or Anne Hutchings at YaZu Yachting in the heart of Deltaville, boating capital of Virginia. 
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