Catamaran For Sale – Catalac 8m (Florida)

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Asking: $39,500 (USD) Location: Cape Coral/Ft. Myers (Florida)
S/V Moggy is a Cape Coral/Ft. Myers based 1979 Catalac 8M Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.

S/V Moggy is a 1979 Catalac 8m catamaran, for sale by owner. She’s been owned for the last 13 years by a knowledgeable, liveaboard couple, who have extensively improved & refurbished her.

Some of the items include; new sails, all new running rigging, complete 12v system rewire, solar panels, Dyneema standing rigging & lifelines, interior upgrades, & the list goes on. This boat truly needs nothing, is in excellent condition, & ready to take you anywhere.

The Catalac 8M is a pocket cruising catamaran which has a solid reputation for quality, strength and durability. Many of the boats found in North America today, were sailed there from Great Britain. The Catalac 8M, although classified as a pocket cruiser was designed with blue water sailing in mind. Twin diesel models can easily motor almost 1000 kilometers without refueling. The 70 amps of charging and 70 gallons of stock water tanks in the Catalac 8M and 9M make even these smaller boats terrific coastal cruisers. Constructed with solid fiberglass hulls, these are quality boats which were built like battleships.

Chuck Kanter calls them one of the catamaran brands that live on through the decades. The Catalac 8M is masthead rigged with a relatively short, but thick mast. As with all boats in the Catalac production lineup, this contributes to a stable boat with a low center of effort. No Catalac has ever been known to fly a hull under any circumstances. Please see our information page for more info.

We’ve just cruised Moggy from Texas & are now sailing the Florida west coast. We are available to show her anytime. We are getting older now & it’s time to pass her on to someone who will love & care for her as much as we have.

Catamaran Name:S/V Moggy
Year Built:1979
Builder:Tom Lack Catamarans LTD
Designer:Tom Lack and John Winterbotham
Construction:Solid fiberglass hulls; white topsides, light grey deck & superstructuredes, decks, and superstructure
Loa:27 ft / 8.2 meters
Lwl:25' 4" / 7.75 meters
Beam:13'8" / 4.2 meters
Headroom:6'4" (hulls) / 2.0 meters
Draft:2'4" / .75 meters
Displacement:6700 lbs / 3000 kgs
Mast Height:40' (off water) / 12.25 meters
Speed:5-7 knots
Fuel Tanks:20 gal
Water Tanks:60 gal
Galley Location:Down
Engines:15 hp Honda outboard
Engine Hours:Approx. 300
Fuel Consumption:.75 gal. per hr.
Sails:New Mainsail, New Working Jib, Small Jib, Drifter, Genoa

Catamaran Inventory


  • Solid fiberglass hulls, Light grey decks & superstructure


  • 1 double cabin forward
  • salon seats sleep 2


  • salon table with bench seating for 6
  • recently upholstered cushions


  • 2 burner propane stove
  • sink with fresh water foot pump
  • 12v/110v refrigeration
  • under counter led lighting
  • generous storage


  • large cockpit
  • deep cockpit lockers with built in shelving for better organization
  • comfortable helm seat with storage under (easily removable if not needed)
  • full set of new cockpit cushions


  • fixed vhf radio
  • handheld vhf radio
  • depth sounder
  • autohelm auto pilot


  • 12 volt system totally rewired
  • Blue Seas 13 breaker 12v panel
  • 2- 175 watt solar panels mounted on their own ss frame above the bimini
  • Bogart Engineering solar controller
  • Tri-Metric programmable solar readout gauge
  • 1000 watt inverter
  • multiple lights & fans
  • 225 amps battery capacity in 2 6v Trojans

Deck & Hull

  • 2 sheet winches with sheet blocks
  • 2 mast winches
  • 2 large fore deck lockers
  • 4 large deck cleats

Sails & Rigging

  • new mainsail with 2 reefs
  • new working jib
  • older sails include a drifter/light air sail, small jib, large genoa
  • all new running rigging (sheets & halyards)
  • standing rigging is dyneema with lashings

Engines & Mechanical

  • 15 h.p. Honda outboard in good running condition
  • bulkhead mounted fuel filter/water separator with sight bowl & drain


  • 9 ft. Zodiac inflatable - roll up model with slat floor (made in France)
  • 3.5 h.p. Nissan outboard 2-stroke
  • custom made dinghy chaps

Navigation Equipment

  • compass


  • Weems & Plath distress strobe
  • life jackets
  • portable air horn

Anchor & Docking

  • 1 Mantus anchor with chain & nylon rode
  • 1 Excel anchor with chain & nylon rode
  • 1 Fortress anchor with chain & nylon rode
  • Mantus ss adjustable anchor roller
  • anchor bridle


  • bosuns chair
  • mast climbing block & tackle (4:1) to go up unassisted
  • full cockpit enclosure
  • screens for all hatches & windows
  • deck & cabins covers from bimini forward
  • fenders
  • 2-11 lb. propane tanks in their own self draining locker