Cruising Catamarans For Sale

Contact the owner by clicking here.

(for sale as of )

Asking: $295,000

Location: Langkawi, Malaysia

Crowther 48 catamaran for sale by Owner, Crowther Deguello 48 cruising catamaran for sale, catamaran for sale

S/V Backchat is a Malaysia based 2002 Crowther 48 catamaran for sale by owner

Designed by the internationally acclaimed Australian Loch Crowther and built by professional boat builder Bakercraft of Western Australia. Backchat has proven herself a thoroughbred among blue water cruisers.

Constructed to withstand the demands of Ocean crossings a pre purchase survey by Oceanic Yacht Design described her as follows.

"Designed for extended voyages where conditions may exceed wind force 8 (Beaufort Scale) and significant wave heights of 4 meters and above... "

Certainly the years spent coasting cruising Australia and blue water sailing Asia and the Indian Ocean, have confirmed her to be extremely capable.

Essential to Backchats success is the choice of construction material. FRP Foam Composit, while providing the strength required for her design, is substantially lighter than other materials. With an overall length of 14.6 meters and width of 7.5 meters Backchat could never be considered a small cruising catamaran. Weighing in at only 6 tons she has to be one of the lightest in her class.

Combine the above with a 76 square meter main sail and a 50.8 square meter working Genoa and you have a potentially very fast boat. While this has obvious implications for Backchats top end speed equally impressive is her ability to maintain boat speed in low wind conditions.

The quest for speed has not come at the cost of comfort. The main saloon/galley is spacious thanks to an uncluttered design and large windows on all sides. Air conditioner, fans, 2 well appointed bathrooms, water maker, and washing machine are just a few of the creature comforts which make Backchat a home.

Repair and maintenance is critical on any cruising lifestyle. Backchat's inventory list which is necessarily extensive is available for inspection as required.

Backchat can be viewed at Rebak Marina, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Continue to S/V Backchat Boat Photos

Crowther Deguello 48 walk through

Crowther Deguello 48

Builder: BakerCraft W. A.
Designer: Loch Crowther
Model: Crowther Deguello
Year Built: 2002
Flag: Registered in New Zealand
Length Overall: 48 feet/ 14.6 meter
Beam: 24.6 feet / 7.5 meters
Draft: 3.7 feet / 1.1 meters
Displacement: 13,200 lbs / 6 metric tons
Mast height: 64 feet / 19 meters
Sails: main sail: woven spectra 76m²
Genoa: Daikron 50m²
Asymmetrical screacher 105m²
Storm sail:
Engines: 2 x Lombardini 4 cyl. Diesel 40 hp Coupled to Lombardini sail drives
Propellers: 2 x Volvo Penta Feathering propellers
Speed: Motoring speed is only 6.5 knots, however, our max speed while sailing is often between 10 to 13 knots.
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Fresh Water Tank: 106 gallons (400 liter)
Fuel Tank: 106 gallons (400 liter)
Holding Tanks: 2 x 12 gallons / 45 liters

cruising catamaran for sale, catamaran for sale, cruising catamaran, catamaran for sale by owner, cruising catamaran for sale by owner

Boat Inventory


  • 3 X Cabins
  • 2 X heads
  • 2 X Showers
  • Teak and Holly Floor


  • Galley up configuration
  • Gas stove 3 burner
  • Gas oven and grill
  • Iceer fridge/freezer
  • 0.45 x 1.8m food prep. Bench top
  • Ample storage, cupboards drawers
  • Pots pans crockery, cutlery glassware

Electronics & Navigation:

  • Magnetic bearing compass Aquameter
  • Desktop Dell with Open CPN chart plotting program linked to AIS & GPS
  • Wind speed display Raymarine st60
  • Depth/fishfinder Hummingbird 175
  • Depth speed display Raymarine i60 Bidata
  • Radar Furuno replaced the display 2016
  • Radio/cd player
  • Phillips blue tooth remote speaker
  • H.F.Radio Barret 980
  • VHF radio IC-M412
  • AIS transponder/receiver
  • GPS Furuno GP 33
  • Autopilot Coursemaster , new 2017

Sails & Rigging:

  • Mast aluminum with raked spreaders
  • Mast height 19 meters
  • Standing rigging 19mm s/s replaced 2014
  • Running rigging Spectra (high Modulus) -2014
  • Main: Dacron fully battened 76m2
  • Genoa: Furling Dacron 50.8m2
  • Screacher on furler 105m2
  • Storm sail: hanks to dedicated stay
  • Harken mainsail traveler system
  • Harken genoa block system
  • Harken furler
  • Harken halyard clutches
  • Harken cleats
  • Harken turning blocks


  • Freshwater tank: s/steel 400litres
  • Watermaker: Spectra 50 ltr/hour
  • Showers - hot/cold one in each bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower next to port steps

Electrical systems:

  • Batteries 6x6V deep cycle Trojan 105`s
  • 660 AH at 12 volts replaced 2015
  • Alternators on main motors: 2 x 125A
  • Battery charger True Charge 20 A
  • Separate start motor batteries
  • 2 x 625 cold cranking can start motors using house batteries if needed
  • Solar Panels: 6 x 40 W
  • Mounted on targa bar
  • Wind generator: Breezeair
  • Generator: 4 KVA petrol 4 stroke
  • Shore power: for use in conjunction with battery charger


  • Lombardini 4 cylinder diesel motors 40hp each
  • New in 2014 currently 1150 hrs on each
  • Lombardini Sail drives reconditioned in 2009, prop shaft seals last replaced 2018
  • 106 gallons (400 liter) Water tank
  • 106 gallons (400 liter) Fuel Tank

Ground tackle:

  • Maxwell windlass reconditioned 2016
  • 75metere 10mm chain
  • Anchor: Sarca 32kg
  • Spare titanium anchor with 20 metes Chain


  • Fire extinguishers: 2 x .9 kg dry chemical
  • First aid Kit
  • Life raft: zodiac 4 person, not in survey
  • Life jackets: 8 x AS 1512
  • Epirb: ACR 406
  • Bilge pumps : 2 x 500 GPH in each hull plus 1 in each motor bay
  • Drogue:
  • Sea Anchor: complete with 100m line & bridle (never used)


  • Inflatable: Aquapro 2.85m
  • Includes oars, fold up wheels, anchor
  • Outboards: 5 hp Mercury Outboard
  • 15hp Johnson 2001 OB currently in for repair


  • 240 V High Pressure Cleaner
  • Selection of power/hand tools
  • Soda stream piped to external Co2 tank
  • 2 x inflatable Kayaks

cruising catamaran for sale, catamaran for sale, cruising catamaran, catamaran for sale by owner, cruising catamaran for sale by owner

Continue to S/V Backchat Boat Photos

Contact the owner here

cruising catamaran for sale, catamaran for sale, cruising catamaran, catamaran for sale by owner, cruising catamaran for sale by owner

Disclaimer: offers the details of any vessel advertised on it's website in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the validity of this information nor guarantee the condition of any vessel. This website is not responsible for the actions or the non actions of any boat owner.

From time to time it is possible that a boat will be listed here by a boat broker. Brokers are responsible for the accuracy of the boat information presented in their advertisements on this website. A buyer should instruct his surveyors, or his agents, to investigate any boat details as the buyer desires inspected. These vessels are offered subject to price changes, prior sale, or withdrawal without notice.
Copyright ©2017 all rights reserved
website by a Catamaran Owner