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Catana 381 cruising catamaran

The Catana 39 is a fast, lightweight cruiser with slender hulls and daggerboards suitable for off-shore or ocean cruising and racing. She performs well to windward, tacking through 90 degrees, and doesn't pound in 'lumpy seas'. The accommodation is comfortable with standing headroom in the cabins, two heads compartments and well positioned sleeping areas.

Catana boats are serious boats for the serious sailor in all of us. Designed by the famous Lock Crowther, the Catana 39 was designed for the discerning sailor and he valued performance, as he did comfort, by using daggerboards rather than fixed keels. The Catana's daggerboards ensures good performance to windward. You'll discover that these boats have a reputation as a fast and safe boat for blue water cruising.

The Catana 39 offers accommodation for up to eight in four double cabins; two queen doubles in the midships cabins and two over/under single bunks in the forward cabins. Two heads aft of the companionways with stand-up engine rooms aft of the heads. A well appointed Mahogany interior features a large salon area that seats 6 to 8, galley up model. True to its performance lineage, this Catana 39 is equipped with daggerboards to enhance upwind performance and tiller steering (positioned outboard on the hulls) for precision handling. The steering stations provide an excellent view of the sailplan and immediate access to sheets, halyards and reefing lines. These features and a Crowther hull line with good wingdeck clearance offer unmatched performance in a cruising cat of this size.

It’s relatively simple design and layout make it an efficient and fast sailing catamaran. We hit speeds in the 9 knots and often averaged 8 knots. One particularly nice feature is its high clearance under the main salon which prevents some of the dreaded catamaran wave slap.
Note: Boat Specifications will differ from boat to boat. These Specs are provided for comparison only:
Specifications
Builder: Catana S.A., France
Designer: Lock Crowther
Length Overall: 11.9 m (39 ft 1 in)
LWL: 11.8 M 38.72 Ft
Beam: 6 m (19 ft 8 in)
Draft: 0.70 m (2 FT 4 in) / 2.0 m 5 FT 7 in boards down
Displacement: 8800 lbs (4000 kg)
Keel: twin daggerboards
Mast height: 17.42 M / 56 FT
Sails: Incidence Dacron 9.3 oz Main 54 sum fully battened with 3 reef points.
Main sail lazy jack bag (2019)
Incidence Roller Jib/Genoa 37 sqm
NorthSail Asymmetrical Spinnaker 75 sqm
Deltavoile Code Zero/Genniker 54 sqm with storage bag
Engines: 2 x Volvo Penta MD2030 motors -29 hp
Engine Hours: 1100 hours each
Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Fresh Water Tank: 400L (106 gallons)
Fuel Tank: 200L (53 gallons)
Holding Tanks: 35 gallons

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