12 meter: Sold as Catalac 12M or Catalac 41
| S/V Angel Louise owned by Ed and Sue Kelly
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.
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.
The 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.
Cruising in comfort
|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)|
|Headroom||6'5" (hulls) 6' 1" bridge deck|
|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)|
|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|
|Salon of Angel Louise|
"Leeway" from Spearfish South Dakota
|A quick editor's note:|
|In October of 2005 Hurricane Wilma struck near Jupiter, FL with
125 mph winds. Jupiter is about 80 miles south of Melbourne, FL.
Although we escaped the full fury of this storm, Melbourne, FL received
more than a glancing blow. There was a Catalac 41 moored in a sheltered
mooring field in Melbourne. As the winds increased to around 85
mph, she broke her mooring line. Cast adrift, the storm winds drove
her upon a rocky causeway. For hours on end that boat was pounded
on the large rocks on the north side of the causeway. The crew was
not onboard, and there was absolutely nothing that could be done.
I heard about this boat on a local radio station, so... as the hurricane
moved across Florida, and the winds abated, I grabbed my camera
and headed for that boat. The Catalac 41 survived but with serious
damage to her port hull. She was salvaged and there was an attempt at repair and refit. Unfortunately, the
refit was botched. The inexperience of those responsible for the refit left this boat an abandoned wreck.
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