Catamaran For Sale -- Catalac 8m (Jamaica)

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Asking: $35,000 (USD) Location: Montego Bay (Jamaica)
S/V Good Vibes is a Montego Bay based 1981 Catalac 8M Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner is open to considering trades.
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S/V Good Vibes is a 1981 Catalac 8M catamaran for sale by owner. Catalac 8M is a pocket cruising catamaran that has a solid reputation for quality, strength and durability.  These are sought after boats, a family cruising cat, which are considered one of the best production cats ever.

Having owned Good Vibes since 2017 she has gone through upgrades aiming to make her enjoyable under sail and reliable when motoring.

GV is equipped with a 2019 Yamaha long shaft 25 h.p. EFI with an added 5 Inch extension to avoid cavitation, outboard is connected to the steering system making docking an easy process, when sailing engine can be electronically lifted to avoid drag. Navigation electronics were newly installed in 2019 and autopilot was bought and installed in 2017. July 2020 she got new bottom paint and rudder reinforcement. It’s up to her new owner to sail it as it is or improve her interior to make her a floating beauty.

There’s a lot to be said about the Catalac line of catamarans, but Charles Kanter put it best in his book Cruising Multihulls

“Catalac catamarans, with over 600 units built and sailing, have probably brought as many hours of happy, comfortable and safe boating to more people than any other vessel. …”

Catamaran Name:S/V Good Vibes
Year Built:1981
Builder:Tom Lack Catamarans LTD
Designer:Tom Lack and John Winterbotham
Construction:Solid fiberglass hulls; white topsides, 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
Fuel Tanks:2 x 20 liters
Holding Tanks:15 Gallons
Galley Location:down
Engines:25 hp Yamaha EFI Outboard
Fuel Consumption:.5 gallons@ 4.5 Knots
Sails:Main (good condition)
Self Furling Genoa (good condition)
Spinnaker (decolored)

Catamaran Inventory


  • 1 double cabin forward starboard hull
  • 1 king double berth using settee and table for up to 3 person!
  • 1 head-forward port hull
  • Galley located in starboard hull

Navigation & Electronics

  • Garmin Chart plotter (2019) NMEA integrated deep sounder and wind indicator.
  • Ray marine Autopilot (2017)
  • West Marine Radio


  • stove (Coleman),
  • freezer (Engel)
  • sink
  • Pressurized water


  • 2 Rood holders placed aft
  • 2 20 liters of fuel tanks
  • Water pressure system

Engine & Tankage

  • 2019 Yamaha EFI 25 HP with extended shaft to avoid cavitation
  • water tank 60 gal
  • holding tank 15 gal
  • Gas tanks (2) 5 gal


  • Bilge Pumps: All working
  • Engine batteries 2019
  • Macerator Pump: New 2020. Working properly.
  • Marine AC (needs servicing)
  • Engel cooler/freezer
  • Switch panel (2018)

Sails & Rigging

  • main in good condition
  • roller furler also in good condition
  • spinnaker working but decolored

Anchor & Docking

  • Main Anchor
  • Spare Anchor