ATTENTION BLUE WATER SAILORS!
Announcing the availability of a CATALAC 41 - also designated the Catalac 12M. Only 27 were manufactured, approximately 14 of which are home ported in the Western Hemisphere.
The number one criterion for any bluewater vessel – mono or multihulled – is STABILITY. If any vessel can keep you and yours safe mid-ocean, it is the Catalac 41. A Catalac 41 was one of the survivors of the infamous “Queen’s Birthday” storm of early June 1994 which resulted in loss of life, dismasting and knockdowns/capsizes by a substantial number of other vessels between New Zealand and Tonga/Fiji. It was one of the vessels still seaworthy at gales’ end.
One of the most threatening situations at sea is encountering overwhelming gusts when your guard is down at night – crew asleep below and there is no time to reef the canvas. This problem doesn’t exist for the very forgiving Catalac 41. The builder had a standing bet of 10000£ (British Pounds) to anyone who could document getting a Catalac hull out of the water: the bet never required payment. A blow that would result in a knockdown of another vessel simply moves this vessel sideways. A Catalac sailing offwind in 30-40 knot wind still allows you to walk around comfortably with a cup of coffee-look outside and you’ll observe monohulls heeled at 35 degrees with decks and stanchions awash. This boat is very suitable for families and others wishing to cruise in worry-free comfort.
A noteworthy feature of the Catalac 41 is its dual helm. In addition to the weather helm, a second helm is located aft of the saloon where one can enjoy a cup of coffee without salt spray seasoning it. Although much can be said for using the weather helm in balmy climes to enjoy the sun and stars, its appeal fades quickly when the hours sharing the helm with mosquitos or foul weather mount.
Headroom in wheelhouse, saloon and hulls is 6’5”. If you’d like to avoid long hours leaning or suddenly, cooking with one hand while anchoring with the other, or to not worry about whether your sink is 8” deep and close enough to midships to hold water and drain properly underway, this is a boat you should see.
The solid fiberglass (1”) hulls carry relatively heavy loads due to the wider hull-beam ratio. Storage is everywhere and needed in a true cruising vessel.
The purchaser of this Catalac 41 is getting much more than a wonderful craft designed to safely and comfortably sail the Seven Seas. This vessel is in turnkey condition, There is no deferred maintenance here. Load your stores, personal items, passports and visas and you are on your way.
The owner is a knowledgeable individual with the desire and wherewithal to not only maintain his craft but to outfit the vessel to alleviate irritations and difficulties experienced during earlier voyages: is the island’s only dock ten feet above the deck? No problem, unlimber the ladder stowed in aft steerage.
Many cruising texts advise purchasers to expect to pay $65000 to $100,000 to outfit their purchase for cruising - no need here - its already been done as the inventory list confirms.
7-8 knots 40 degrees offwind in 18 knot breeze
9-10 knots in stronger conditions
EXTREMELY MANEUVERABLE - THE 41 CAN TURN IN ITS OWN LENGTH WITH CROSSED THROTTLES
Tom Lack Catamarans
Christchurch, Dorset England
PLEASE CONTACT OWNERS AGENT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO SCHEDULE A SHOWING.
TWIN YANMAR MODEL #3YM30 29HP DIESELS PURCHASED MAY 16, 2006. ENGINES HAVE under 900 HRS EACH
THREE 55 GAL DIESEL FUEL TANKS WITH COMMON ACCESS. ALSO 3 5GAL PORTABLE DIESEL TANKS
ALSO PROPANE TANK FARM IN STERN. FARM CONSISTS OF 3 EACH 20# PROPANE TANKS
TWO 60 IMPERIAL GALLON FRESH WATER TANKS (APPROX 123.84 US GALS). FRESH WATER TANKS ARE SUPPLIED BY PUR POWER SURVIVOR 160E (6.7 GAL PER HOUR) 12V RO WATER MAKER
WASTEWATER TANK 60 GALS PLUS
SIX BERTHS. THE STARBOARD QUARTER BERTH WAS MODIFIED TO ACCOMMODATE A LARGE REFRIGERATOR IN THE MAIN CABIN AND THE SMALL REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER IN THE QUARTER BERTH
TWO MERMAID 16,500 BTU AIR CONDITIONING UNITS SERVICE THE INTERIOR
OUTFITTER AND GENERAL INVENTORY
2 - Yanmar 3YM30 inboard diesel engines.
8 kw Kohler diesel generator. Extensive sound insulation installed.
2 Mermaid 16,500. BTU air conditioning/heating units
3 - 55 gallon diesel tanks, all cross connected to all 3 engines, + 3 - 5gal portable diesel tanks.
PUR 12v R.O. water maker; 2 - 60 Imp. gallon fresh water tanks. (Apx. 123.84 U.S. gallons)
50+ gallon wastewater tank w/pump out line & separate macerator pump for overboard discharge when at sea.
AcuGage fluid level gauge for checking levels in 6 fuel, water & wastewater tanks.
Twin hydraulic steering - at both helms (also autopilot is hydraulic control).
OutBack Power System Inverter w/ automatic generator starting
2 - separate battery regulators (Blue Sea BatteryLink on Port & Heart Interface PathMaker 100 on Starboard), controlling 2 sets of house battery banks (2 Golf cart batteries each) and isolating 2 separate starting batteries [6 total batteries].
Two (2) Kyocera KC 120-1 Solar Panels (Rated 7.1 amps @ 16.9 volts each with amp gauge)
Two (2) wind generators (free standing on poles) (each 10 amp+ depending on wind)
Three separate 25 amp Flexcharge Controllers for two above items.
Pro-Mariner #22067 Galvanic Isolator
2 - 50' 30amp shore cables & 2 - 25' 30amp shore cables + 50amp “Y” connector.
Alarm system - Tantyme L/MAC2 System w/Nighthawk (Sun-block) Infrared & Remote Arming.
Electric air pump (AirLine by J. Sink model E260) with 2 breathing regulators & 3-60' air hoses w/ attachments for 2 divers installed on shelf in lazaret.
Atlantis AUW-552 Underwater BW 5.5 Monitor Camera System.
Dometic 6 cu. ft. Propane/120 volts Refrigerator/Freezer
Avanit RF171PSS 1.4 cu. ft. dual function freezer/refrigerator in Starboard stateroom
Coleman 12-volt cooler (& heater) wired under dining table.
Poloma automatic instant gas Hot Water Heater
3ea - 20# Propane tanks.
Broadwater 4 burner, oven and infra-red grill (Schooner model).
Galley sink has regular pressure hot & cold faucet, special purified/filtered water faucet w/ Ultra Violet Sterilizer + a pressurized salt water faucet (3 separate faucets).
2 remote Propane solenoid controls w/ automatic propane detection alarms & cut-offs.
Safe-T-Alert Smoke Alarm rated for marine use.
Main Sail 383 sq. ft., battened with Jiffy reefing, - Lazy Jack rod supports on boom.
Roller Furling Jib apx. 445 sq. ft.
6 Winches – 2-2 speed Lewmar self tailing for Jib; 2-2 speed for mast halyards, one for boom vang, 1-2 speed for dingy lift.
Large Whisker Pole
Sail Cover attached to boom.
Safety netting around entire boat - Gourock #36, 381 lb. twine: 1,524 lb./mesh breaking strength
3 flag halyards + stern flag staff.
Inside helm: Built in seat & foot rest. SL-3 control twin Throttles, horn, spotlight & remote windlass controls, ICOM M602 VHF (connected to GPS)/with Hailer and foghorn connection to Speco SPC-40RP/4 speaker horn , ICOM M502 with separate Shakespear Galaxy 5400-XP antenna shared with AM/FM radio, Garmin GPSmap 238 Sounder .Auto helm ST50 Speed & Depth gauges (depth gauge in each hull), Davis weather monitor II, Simrad AP-27 autopilot connected to GPS, KVH Azimuth 1000 Digital Electronic Compass plus a Sestrel magnetic compass (and there is another compass for outside helm), Rear view mirror (very useful), Furuno 1721 - 32 mile radar w/GPS system. Separate A/C vent for helmsman.
Outside helm: New SL-3 control twin Throttles, horn & spotlight controls, remote VHF radio plug, tall portable helm seat w/cover. Captain’s Chair.
Garmin 178map GPS at navigation desk (w/separate antenna).
Weems & Plath digital barometer w/clock & temperature.
Portable DF2120PX Sonar (depth) system.
23 Barnaclean units w/ 2 separate controllers on separate circuits.
Horizon 900 electric windlass w/power down, chrome gypsy on bow, w/ foot switches (plus helm switch control) with Heavy duty multi-directional anchor swivel.
Lofrans “Royal” double-lever hand operated windlass on stern for stern anchor.
AM/FM Jensen radio, MCD5112, w/4 speakers using VHF antenna w/ Shakespeare 4357-S Band Separator + XM radio antenna attached.
3 Anchors: 45lb Bruce w/ 70' of 5/16" Chain + 250' of line rode (at bow center).
FX23 Fortress w/ 75' stainless steel, 3/8" chain & 350' 3/4" line rode (at bow w/offset roller).
FX23 Fortress w/30' s.s. Chain & 350' 3/4" line rode (at stern w/small anchor roller).
35' Jabsco Coiled Washdown Hose in recessed compartment on bow w/ separate pressure water pump
Firdell “Blipper” radar reflector.
Shakespeare Seawatch 2025 mounted TV antenna connected to a Hubbel Phone/TV stainless steel through-deck inlet
Philips Magnavox 15" LCD TV #15MF050V.
3 pair of binoculars, 2 are 12 x 50 (one with lighted compass), the third is 10 x 50
USCG regulation bell w/ 2 mounting brackets.
3 expandable boat poles in brackets.
Fishing net on brackets in cockpit.
44 lights: 21 florescent/ 13 incandescent (2 automatic/duel intensity in bow closets).
Many flashlights in mounting brackets
Tri-color light at mast top in addition to standard steaming lights. High intensity LED anchor light.
Deck floodlight on lower mast.
6 automatic bilge pumps + 3 hand pumps (one a “Gusher”).
2 - 6 unit chart racks w/extensive charts.
8 hatches: 7 w/ Oceanair “Skyscreen” blackout blind/netting screen covers; 1 w/ sliding blackout blind & alternate netting screen plus sunbrella cover.
4 hatches have outside hatch covers.
3 solar (“24 hour”) vents, large Solo Sun Shower.
13 opening ports/windows
Many life jackets, safety harness.
5 “Bottom Siders” cockpit cushions + many seat cushions, 3 “stadium seats” & 2 rigid seats.
Jim Buoy life ring
LifeSling commercial man overboard retrieval system.
5 step lift ladder w/ installed brackets on Starboard side.
Swim Platform with extension ladder.
8 fire extinguishers
2 Large “atomic clocks” w/ date, day, temperature. + 1 w/moon phase & 1 w/ seconds.
51 circuit breakers in 3 separate panel boxes
7 - 12volt outlets; 3 in cockpit (each on separate circuit breakers) & 4 inside cabin.
14 - double plug 120 volt wall outlets.
Curtains for sun & heat control.
Carpeted walls & overhead
4 - 12 x 34 inch Taylor Made Big-B fenders w/ storage brackets.
Hard Bimini w/ Strataglass enclosure of cockpit plus sunbrella sunshade curtains.
7 cockpit lockers.
44" stem wine glass rack
Small hand operated washing machine.
Portable Ice Maker under dining table makes 3 sizes of ice.
SEE OUTFITTER INVENTORY
THIS DATA IS FROM SOURCES OTHER THAN THE SELLER OR BROKER
The 12M Catalac 41 is considered a limited production cruising catamaran designed for live aboard cruisers and perfect for passage making. The S/V Angel Louise, pictured above, completed an Atlantic crossing in July 2011. Ed and Sue Kelly began the crossing from Brunswick Georgia and traveled to England via Bermuda and the Azores.
Catalac 12M cruising catamaran
These boats offer a seven berth layout in spacious style with furnishing and trimmings to match. Designed for living in style Full standing 6' 5" headroom in both hulls and wheelhouse, and of course plenty of room when you sit down to your meal in the main saloon making entertaining on the Catalac an absolute pleasure. The galley is located in the port hull and offers hot and cold pressurized water, a refrigerator, a four burner hob, oven and stainless steel sink with integral draining board. The central saloon area with its octagonal table has permanent seating for five in luxury on 6 inch thick cushions, with more than ample elbow room. Everywhere you'll discover masses of locker space.
Catalac 12M cruising catamaranThe build quality is outstanding. It should be noted that a 12M Catalac 41 survived the worst storm on record in the Pacific (Queen's Birthday Storm), at ground zero, without losing it's mast or any of her crew receiving injuries. What makes this important, is two other catamarans were damaged in the same storm, and every monohull in the area was rolled and dismasted with loss of life. These boats have the reputation of being a very well built, seaworthy boat and have been called the best live aboard cruising catamaran ever made.
The interior steering position is just aft of the saloon. Full instrumentation and dual controls for the twin diesels, plus all the desirable navigational aids are standard. Space is also available for a radar display. The helmsman's built-in seat provides a high degree of comfort for any watches spent at the wheel, in the company of those relaxing in the saloon.
These boats have another great feature common to all Catalacs which are the cabin windows. They actually open. The first position is 1/2 open which allows airflow in rain storms without allowing water in the boat. The 2nd position is completely removed, and window screens can be fitted into the window openings.
This is a perfect example of the thought that went into the cabin design. Airflow remains constant leaving the cabin comfortable in tropical climates. All windows in a Catalac are tempered glass and look as good today as the day they were installed 25 years ago. Yes, this is a rare and rather expensive feature when compared to the plastic windows in most cruising catamarans, yet it's entirely worth it as it's another reason why these boats seem to age graceCatalac 12M cruising catamaranfully.
12M Catalac 41 sailing characteristics
Nobody can suggest that there is 100% safety at sea, but the 12M Catalac 41 has been thoroughly designed to promote that aspect of cruising above all other considerations. The famous Catalac underwater hull configuration and the boat's short rig allows the boat to slip sideways when over-canvassed in strong wind conditions; thus creating more leeway rather than the dreaded capsize that others fear. The low aspect Bermudan sloop rig has been chosen to bring the centre of effort down to give you and your family that added feeling of comfort and safety every time you are caught out in stronger wind conditions than you would normally seek. Sailing a 12M Catalac 41 is a very rewarding, comfortable experience.
Despite the designed-in safety features the Catalac is by no means a slouch. She will sail easily to 40 degrees off the wind at a steady speed of 7-8 knots in an 18 knot breeze and in stronger conditions can easily maintain a speed of 9-10 knots. Off wind the performance is not bettered, but sail in the Catalac in a 30-40 knot wind, stand upright in the cockpit, walk around comfortably throughout the cabins, make yourself a cup of coffee in the Catalac 12M cruising catamarangalley, and then look over your shoulder to that similar sized monohull, with stanchions and windows awash, wallowing from side to side, preparing herself for a wild broach or heeling at 35 degrees, their crew harnessed to any available strong point, with an occasional bucket of water being thrown down their necks. You will compliment yourself on your choice of an extremely comfortable, safe, seagoing sailing yacht, your 12M Catalac 41.
Headsail reefing by ROTOSTAY
The Rotostay reefkit is a heavy duty reefing system of the 'Revolving Stay' type and is included in the standard inventory of all the Catalacs. Reefkit is a made-to-measure headsail reefing kit which entirely replaces the forestay, bottle-screw, etc. from masthead to sternhead. By supplying a system which not only includes the top and bottom swivels but also the connecting forestay and mast and stemhead toggles we can ensure that your mast is both safely and correctly stayed. All structural components are machined or forged from marine grade 316 stainless steel. The Reefkit is supplied with a halyard slider which replaces the conventional two-partCatalac 12M cruising catamaran halyard arrangement and allows the reefing genoa to be hoisted using the existing mast halyard. This arrangement has proved extremely popular with cruiser racers as the headsail can be handled in the conventional way. The luff bolt-rope is fed into the entry section of the Rotostay spar but instead of the sail head being shackled directly to the genoa halliard it is connected via the halyard Slider. The Halliard Slider is basically a hollow swivel that can slide up and down the luff spar. When connected between the sail and the halyard it permits the sail to roll up without twisting the halliard around the spar. The sealed bearing design allows for full luff tensioning using the halliard winch in the normal way. When the sail is to be left furled up for any length of time the halliard can be eased off a little thus relaxing the sail/luff tension. In the 12M Catalac 41 we have retained all the traditional elements of cruising but have added further dimensions in terms of safety, accommodation, comfort and when necessary, speed.
Catalac 12M cruising catamaranPassage making in a 12M Catalac 41 is an exhilarating experience. If the wind pipes up too much, then jib furling gear quickly rolls the headsail around the forestay to shorten sail. And with the benefit of slab reefing on the main, sail handling could not be easier. Instead of heeling and bucking its way through a heavy sea, the Catalac remains a stable platform for all who sail. Even children who may be bored by long passages can play happily and safely below deck, or in the spacious cockpit.
A 12M Catalac 41 will glide you safely and at speed out-performing cruiser/racer monohulls of a similar size. These boats won their class in ARC Atlantic crossing competition several times. So you arrive, whatever your destination, quickly as well as in style and comfort.
Cruising in comfort Catalac 12M cruising catamaran
The Lack family did not compromise on sailing performance or comfort in the 12M Catalac 41. Below decks you will find each of the main sleeping compartments and the main saloon finished to a high standard with just the right amount of woodwork to enhance the few functional synthetic finishes they adopted. The owner's quarters on the 12M Catalac 41 are very well appointed and include a forward starboard cabin with double berth, a large adjoining dressing room with vanity unit and chest of drawers. To the rear of this is the large shower room and head with hot and cold pressurized water. A second head compartment is positioned in the port hull.
Production started 1983: 27 manufactured: 14 located America.
Design Intent Circumnavigation (some have circumnavigated) The Catalac 12M
is considered by many to be one of the best live aboards ever built.
Current Price Range USD: $110,000 to $175,000
Length Overall: 40'10" ft (12 meters)
LWL: 36' (estimate: info is not provided in brochure)
Beam: 17' 6"
Headroom 6'5" (hulls) 6' 1" bridge deck
Draft: 3' 1"
Displacement: 18,500 lbs dry
Mast Height: 48' Above water
Sail Area: Main: 336 sq ft, with two rows of slab reefing; Genoa 410 sq ft (auto Furling); Jib 349 sq ft; (auto Furling)
Aux Power Options: 2xYanmar 3HM35 diesel coupled to propeller shafts.
Steering: 2 Hydraulic steering stations, cockpit and Salon
Fresh Water: 155 gal (American)
Fuel: 40 gallons (American)
Batteries: 2 Banks
Accommodations: Factory made some semi-custom interiors
1 Plan Offered: 1-double cabin forward starboard hull
1-double cabin forward port hull
1-single cabin mid port hull
1-double cabin mid starboard hull
1-head located mid port hull
1-head located mid starboard hull
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.
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