Smile, you’re on Slime.

Blade Runner 13.5m Custom ‘Slime’

John Hughes has done for Slime as what John Britten did for motorcycles.

Smile… you’re on Slime. Pure design ingenuity and faultless build quality has created a catamaran that defies the racer/cruiser description as she easily meets and exceeds the wind speed. This coveted catamaran needs nothing to spend. Set the pace this summer.

Slime has been completely rebuilt and is a very well behaved and easily tamed beast, despite her staggering speed and responsiveness. The helm is neutral and her lifting centre boards and rudders are the cruisers delight being able to step off the beach onto the wide inviting transoms.

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Make: Blade Runner
Manufacturer / Design: Malcolm Tennant original design
Custom design and rebuild: John Hughes
Model/Year: 1987 – Re-engineered in 2016
Name: ‘Slime
LOA: 13.5 metres
Beam: 8.8m
Draft: 400 cm centreboards up, 2.2m boards down
Hull Type: Catamaran
Construction: Hull strip plank cedar, transom foam glassed. Beams custom John Hughes design and build in carbon vacuum bagged. Prod and boom C-Spar Carbon.

Rig: Alloy fixed step mast and Dynema rigging
Rigging: Dynema shrouds, forestay and inners
Reefing: Main 3 reefing points. #2 headsail 1 x reefing point
Spars: C-Spar Carbon boom, retractable carbon prod d
Winches: All self tailing Anderson winches on mast and in cockpits.

Evolution laminate mainsail 2016 recently rebuilt.
Evolution #2 laminate headsail self tacking recent rebuild.
North Sails Code 0 Cuban fibre ($30 000 when new)
Gennaker Top down furler

Engine: Yamaha 25 hp
Engine Hours: Regularly flushed and serviced. Top end seals replaced. Very reliable.
Engine Details: Engine rotates 45 degrees from cockpit to allow extra manoeuvrability, Power lift, drop and start.
Max speed: 11 knots (approx)
Cruise speed: 9 knots (approx)
Fuel Capacity: 25 litre + Jerry
Fuel tank: Plastic 25 litre


  • B&G electronics package, wind, speed, touch screen
  • Chartplotter on custom mount, depth, all daisy chained and intercommunicating
  • VHF

Batteries and Power:

  • Starter battery and lithium ion 120 amp house battery neatly hidden behind centreboard casing
  • Quality flexible Itallian Sobain Solar x 2 125 W panels with separate controllers charge, engine charge
  • Battery management system
  • USB x 2 chargers


  • Stereo
  • CD player
  • Radio

Cabins: Two double cabins. Safety glass in windows. Good ventilation.
Berths: Two double berths with self draining foam mattress requires no ventilation two x single berths forward
Headroom: 1.98m +
Toilet: 1 x bucket/peat head. No smell or blockages.

Cooking : LPG two burner cooktop.
LPG: 2 x cylinders in self draining cupboard
Refridgeration: Waeco fridge neatly concealed. Pressure cold water
Water: 2 x 80 litre. One port for vanity gravity fed, starboard pressure to galley

Exterior Information:
Transom: Twin large platform transom for easy boarding
Steering: Twin Drum rudders sleeves with lifting rudders
Capstan: Manual Saves weight and anchors in shallow water.

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Brokers Comment

There is so much innovation and ingenuity displayed here to create the most efficient, easy to use systems for short handed sailing. From the carbon retractable prod, the rebuilt centre boards to the outer edge for more room in hulls, to the carbon designed and built hatch hinges and companionway ‘barndoor’ hatches with top and bottom opening, everything on this boat will impress. And then you go sailing to see how incredibly impressive she is. She is easily sailed 2 up

Safety & Extras

Safety equipment:

  • Fire extinguishers x 4, in each hull and cockpit
  • MOB
  • Life jackets
  • Flares
  • Has been Cat 3


  • Boomtent
  • Trampolines that are in excellent condition
Ground Tackle & Tender information

Ground Tackle:

  • Primary anchor: Excel aluminium with 18m of chain plus warp on bridle
  • Secondary anchor: Aluminium with spare chain and warp
  • Anchors secured in custom slot to eliminate movement under sail.


  • Yes  – inflatable with oars
*Important information

Please Note:

*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

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