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Price Reduced!! $219,000 (USD)

Location: Stuart, FL

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S/V "Happy Times" is a Florida based 1996 Manta 40 Owners Version - for sale by owner

This Boat Owner has access to boat financing resources to assist your purchase.

Looking for Adventure....S/V Happy Times is a Manta 40 built by Endeavor. A Proven Blue Water cruising catamaran built in Florida, the Manta 40 has all you need for cruising in comfort. Mantas were purpose built for the private owner, not the charter market. Designed for easy handling by one or two people, this boat can also accommodate a small family for the live aboard lifestyle. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on board. The bathrooms have separate walk-in showers. The cabins have queen size berths so you can rest up for next days adventure. This catamaran for sale by owner comfortably sleeps 6 and has been known to have sundowners with numerous guests. Ample storage includes wet locker, cedar closet in owners’ and VIP suites, pantry or linen closet, and parts locker. S/V Happy Times has all you need to go cruising right now!

This boat is the Owners' Version, which features the Port side as an Owner’s cabin with queen sized bed , complete with a beautiful fit and finish huge master shower. The owners’ suite is designed for comfort and privacy and includes a Double cedar-lined hanging closet. The cabin has multiple drawers and cubbies for storage and a full stand-up shower with hand-held spray. Medicine cabinet for two. Beautiful teak credenza with shelves for storing boat manuals, books and linens or displaying decor.

Her Salon/Dinette includes a beautiful custom-made wooden dining table that seats 6 Table expands with two wings on piano hinges. Curved settee with Sunbrella Pacific blue fabric. Teak and holly flooring throughout. Expansive windows offer clear view of bow. Wet hanging locker for safety gear. Dry storage with charging station and space for printer.

The starboard quarters feature a VIP Stateroom with a queen-size berth, storage drawers and cedar hanging closet Separate shower and toilet Teak book shelves Forward Guest Stateroom with storage for portable washing machine and tools.

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Cockpit has a helm seat built for the captain’s comfort. All lines lead to the helm for safe piloting under severe weather conditions. Three cockpit compartments for storing tools and supplies. Her 3/4 enclosure protects from rain and three-part U-shaped Strataglass offers best in visibility Cockpit table for entertaining.

Twin Volvo MD2030 diesel engines and S120 saildrives, can power her through the water a 8+ knots, a large sail area with self tacking rig means no work for the crew. Just set it and forget it! But as quick as she can be, S/V Happy Times is a cruising cat.

The wraparound galley layout is beautiful and enjoys a top loading refrigerator and freezer, and of course a barbie provide all you need to make delicious meals. There is loads of room for food and drink in the generous pantry designed for storing dry goods for long or short passages. Her 12 v fridge and freezer is larger than you have any right to expect!

The salon is comfy with plenty of room to seat 6 for dinner. Or do your socializing out in the cockpit where there is enough room for all your friends to enjoy the sunset as you sip your cocktails. The well laid out nav station with ICOM802 SSB with Pactor modem, remote panels for the watermaker and batteries, and nav instrument display let you stay out of the weather and still in the know! The electrical system is well organized with wires bundled, fuses labeled and pull throughs left in place.

S/V Happy Times is ready to go sailing now! Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. This Manta 40 has everything a couple or a family needs to sail the ocean blue. We know because we did it. Our family of three sailed throughout the Caribbean, Keys and Florida. Happy Times has everything necessary for safe, comfortable liveaboard cruising — from rigging and sails to electronics. Moreover, as liveaboards we maintain our vessel daily.

We can point prospects in the direction of a resource for boat financing to help you live your dream of full-time cruising today aboard Happy Times!

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Builder Endeavor
Year 1996
Designer Manta Enterprises
Construction sandwich cored fiberglass
Flag USA
Length Overall: 39’8" (12.1 m.)
LWL: 39’0" (11.9 m.)
Beam: 21’0" (6.4 m.); 53% LOA
Bridge Deck clearance: 2’; 5% LOA (min)
Draft: 3’8" (1.12 m.)
Displacement: 13,000 lbs. (5,897 kgs.)
Mast Height: 59’6" (18.2 m.)
Sail area: 883 ft² (82 m² )
Interior Headroom: 6’4" (1.93 m.)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Engines: 2 x Volvo MD 2030 Diesel engines, with S120 saildrives
Engine hours: 4900
Holding: 30 gal. (114 ltr.)
Fuel: 100 gal. (378 ltr. )
Water: 100 gal. (378 ltr.)

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Boat Inventory


  • ACR GlobalFix EPIRB
  • Garmin auto pilot (2017)
  • Garmin gWind wireless sensor with two displays: GMI 20 and GNX 20/21 (2017)
  • ACR GlobalFix v4 EPIRB, model #2831, Category II (2017)
  • Garmin HD radar dome (2016)
  • Garmin 701 chartplotter with Bluechart Garmin maps on chip
  • Standard Horizon portable VHF radio
  • NMEA backbone
  • Fusion UD650 AM/FM receiver with Bluetooth/iPhone/iPod/Pandora (2016)
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio with AIS receiver
  • Xantrex LinkPro battery monitor
  • ICOM802 SSB with Pactor modem
  • KISS ground-plane system, SSB antenna, DSC antenna


  • Electrical Circuit: 110V
  • Heart Freedom 10 battery charger/inverter
  • Electrical panel with easy access
  • 3 X Kyocera 245-watt solar panels
  • BlueSky MPPT controller
  • D400 Eclectic wind generator
  • 6 200-amp, 6-volt AGM house batteries
  • NextGen 5.5 KW generator
  • LinkPro battery monitor NMEA backbone
  • Alpenglow dome LED lights with night-vision red lights
  • Shore side power cable included
  • electric fans in each cabin,galley and salon
  • 2 interior red/white Alpenglow overhead lights
  • 7 interior 12-volt fans
  • 3-way LED anchor light


  • Galley up
  • U-shaped galley
  • New Force 10 stove with 3 burners
  • oven with broiler
  • Ample storage for cookware and pots and pans
  • Salt water faucet
  • 6-gallon water heater
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Refrigerator/freezer with up-to-date condenser and compressor

Sails & Rigging:

  • Self-tacking camberspar
  • Full battened main
  • Mack Sail Cat Pack (2017)
  • Updated lifelines and standing rigging
  • Electric winch in cockpit for raising sails
  • Electric winch at helm
  • Mounted spare jib halyard
  • Mounted spare main halyard

Engines & Mechanical:

  • 2 X Volvo-Penta 30hp MD2030 diesels
  • sail drive boot and dampener replaced on port and starboard sail drives in 2014; new saildrive installed on port in 2016
  • 2 Cruiseair A/C units also provide heat
  • Spectra Cape Horn Watermaker that produces 17 gallons of fresh water per hour
  • Fresh Water Tanks: 100 Gallons
  • Fuel Tanks: 100 Gallons
  • Holding Tanks: 20 Gallons


  • Hard top Bimini with removable full enclosure.
  • 6 Bomar Hatches
  • Hot and Cold Fresh water Transom Shower
  • Cockpit Storage lockers x3
  • 2 trampolines tested to 1500 pounds
  • portable  Washer Dryer
  • Swim Ladder
  • Propane locker with two 20-pound tanks
  • 16 LED overhead lights by Stecktronics
  • Stecktronics anchor/tricolor/emergency flashing mast light
  • Saltwater wash down pump and hose
  • Bosun's chair
  • 2 6-gallon water jerry cans
  • 4 5-gallon diesel jerry cans
  • 2 1-gallon gasoline jerry cans
  • Gas grill
  • Fresh water shower on starboard stern


  • 10’ Avon RIB dinghy
  • 18 hp Tohatsu engine
  • seat and chaps


  • 6 Coast Guard approved life vests
  • fire extinguishers--3
  • Emergency Signaling kit
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Electrical remote shutoff for propane service
  • LifeSling safety line with harness

Ground Tackle & Docking:

  • Maxwell windlass 1500
  • 72lb/33k Rocna anchor spliced with regalvanized anchor chain and 200’ plait line Bridle lines installed with Mantus chain hooks
  • Second anchor: Fortress anchor, 30 feet of 5/16" chain attached to 200 feet 7/8" plait line
  • 2 bridles: 20 feet 3/4" three-strand nylon line with 2 Mantus locking hooks
  • 2 150-200 foot three-strand nylon lines
  • 10 various length dock lines
  • Boat Hook
  • 7 Fenders
  • Dock lines and spares

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