Here is our Catalac 9m, which is for available to see or sail away whenever you want.
Full specs can be seen here: https://www.catamaransite.com/brand/catalac-9m/
Floss has been home for the last year and a half to our family of 2 adults, 2 children and a sproodle. We have been living aboard since July 2020, sailing around the Balearics and wintering in San Antonio. Prior to that she was out of the water for the Winter having repairs and a full refit, including copper-coating the hulls (this is an ecological alternative to anti-foul which does not come off, does not poison the water and in theory only needs re-doing every 10 years), replacing all through-hulls, rewiring, new plumbing and adding new solar panels.
The engine is a single 25 HP Suzuki V-Twin petrol. There are 2 water tanks totalling about 230L and another 100 on the deck. 2 foresails, several spare anchors, GPS, wind meter, 430W solar panels, MPPT charge controller, mains charger, electric anchor windlass and 300Ah batteries. Inflatable dinghy that lifts onto davits, and an electric Torqeedo outboard. There is no generator, because it it not needed. We work from home so run laptops all day, keep ice in the fridge freezer, charge the dinghy battery and occasionally run an electric oven all from the solar panels.
Floss is a wonderful home for 2 or 3 people, perhaps a bit cramped for 4 + dog. Being a small cat, marina fees are low (EUR400/month in Winter in Ibiza) and she can go many places the bigger cats can’t.
Floss is registered in the UK, where there are no legal requirements for boats to have MOT/ITV. She has most safety equipment but currently no in date EPIRB, liferaft or AIS.
Last year she had the starboard hull repaired and both hulls were taken back to gelcoat, re-primed and Coppercoat applied. Any defects were repaired, and no evidence of osmosis was found.
The 3 sails are original and a lovely blue colour. The large genoa was refurbished in Winter 20 and the mainsail was repaired in August 21. The smaller foresail is in reasonable condition and the mainsail could do with a bit of attention. It has no rips but the occasional frayed seam/hem.
There is a large blackwater holding tank and a switch in the heads to change between that and the direct through hull.
We had an out of water survey done in Summer 2020, which valued her at EUR30000 and gives us fully comprehensive insurance for around EUR300/year.
The engine has recently had a new fuel pump, a new carburettor primer, plugs, an extra fuel filter and an overhaul of the fuel system (Took a while to work out it was a faulty fuel pump).
|Builder:||Tom Lack Catamarans LTD|
|Construction:||Solid fiberglass hulls, cored cabin and deck|
|Loa:||29'3" ft (9 meters)|
|Headroom:||6' 3" in hulls, 6' 3" on bridge deck|
|Displacement:||8,000 lbs dry|
|Mast Height:||above water: 39'|
|Engines:||1 x Suzuki DF25 V-Twin petrol outboard|
|Engine Hours:||About 100 hours|
|Sails:||All Original, some repairs but fully usable:
- Standard Catalac 9m (number 218). See details on Catamaransite.
- Double berth forward to starboard
- Single berth midships starboard
- Single berth forward to port
- Single berth aft port
- Settee in bridgedeck converts to double berth
- Hard Bimini top with plexiglass all round
- Canvas/window doghouse cover (zip up doors)
- Marine head with switch for holding tank or direct out
- Holding tank pump out
- Newly made table in 2 sections which can be mounted together, individually (in either position) or dropped down to form a double bed
- Amplifier with Bluetooth, Aux or radio. 2 speakers inside, 2 in cockpit, all individually switched
- Full head height at entrance, so you can stand up when walking from hull to hull
- Two burner propane stove with oven
- Propane tank in aft port locker
- Modern 12 volt Waeco fridge
- 12 pressure tap
- Foot operated salt water tap
- Extensive storage
- Newly covered cushions
- Hydraulic storage system leading to double rudders
- Autopilot with remote control
- Central engine cover doubling as a table (also easy access to engine when required)
- 330W + 100W solar panels
- 2 x Charge controllers, 1 of which has Bluetooth app monitoring
- NASA BM1 battery charge display
- 2 x AGM 110Ah batteries (new Summer 2020)
- 1 x Engine starter battery
- 3 way switch to isolate batteries
- NASA wired windmeter
- GPS mounted on chart table, with external display
- Several USB/12v sockets for easy charging
Deck & Hull
- All fibreglass
- Following an accident in 2019, the Starboard hull was repaired with both hulls taken back to gelcoat, re-coated with Epoxy Primer and 3 or 4 coats of Coppercoat
- All through hulls replace at same time
- Deck has recently had all chips, dents and spider cracks repaired
Sails & Rigging
- The 3 sails are original and a lovely blue colour
- Large genoa was refurbished in Winter 2020
- Mainsail was repaired/refurbished in August 2021
- Smaller foresail is in reasonable condition
- 2018 Suzuki DF25 V-Twin Petrol Outboard
- Engine can be turned for tight radius turns
- 25L, 15L and 30L portable fuel tanks
- Semi rigid medium size
- Torqeedo travel electric motor
- Engine charges easily from boat
- Garmin GPS chart plotter + Repeater screen
- Handheld GPS
- Tricolour and deck level nav lights
- LED anchor light
- 2 x fire extinguishers
- Several lifejackets
Anchor & Docking
- Large main Danforth Anchor with 40m of chain on an electric windlass
- Smaller Danforth on chain at stern
- 2 spare anchors in aft locker