Catalac 9M (Oregon)

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Asking: $46,500 (USD) Location: St Helens (Oregon)
S/V Fiesta is a St Helens based 1977 Catalac 9M Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.

Fiesta is a Catalac 9M that has been well cared for with constant improvements. Twin Yanmar 2gm diesels make docking a breeze and when the breeze doesn’t blow they get you to your next destination extremely efficiently. The Yanmars have had all required maintenance and have about 2500 hours on the log. She has been in fresh water only for the last twelve years, sailing the Columbia River. She is the perfect NW boat with an inside helm and a full set of electronics including a B&G mfd with autopilot and a second chart plotter with AIS. The Dickenson Newport diesel heater keeps you warm on those early spring and fall sails. 

She has a full set of almost new sails for cruising with the full battened main on a Tides sail track. The king sized berth has a 270 degree view and makes waking up a real pleasure. The blinds and curtains keep it private when wanted and allow for an exceptional view when open. The head is typical Catalac but does have pressure water and a composting toilet. The cockpit will seat 8 to 10 for those wonderful raftups with friends, add even more on the foredeck for great on the water parties. 

There is a Engle 12V compressor fridge with a small freezer area. It is very stingy with power and we run it and everything else in the boat with solar power. The 300 watts of solar and 200 ah of house batteries never run low. The most power we have used over night was less than 50Ah and the batteries where at 100% before noon. That inculdes the led lights, TV and DVD player and stereo. 

The Catalac 9M was Tom Lack’s first venture into catamaran design. He commissioned John Winterbotham of MG Duff LTD to design the Catalac 9M in 1968, forming part of a range of cruising catamarans which eventually ranged from 8m to 12m. All were built at Lack’s yard in Christchurch.

This design was envisioned as the successor to Bill O’Briens venerable Bobcat Catamaran. They would be safe cruisers, aimed squarely at the family marketplace. Thought of as motor sailors because of the boxy design, these boats actually sail very well, don’t heel while sailing and with the 6′ 3 inches of headroom in the hulls, no one feels boxed in or forced to go ‘camping’.

The Catalac 9M was constructed with solid fiberglass, chined hulls with lots of rocker and deep “V” sections forward which flattened out at the stern. The combination of “V” hulls and rocker, eliminated the need of keels while providing what was thought to be enough grip for windward performance.

Fiesta has been a wonderful boat and only selling due to family health issues. She is fully equipped and ready to go. Just bring your PFD’s, food, and drinks and head out. Please see the photos and equipment list to see why see is more than worth a second look.

The layout below is for a typical 9M. Fiesta has a few differences, please inquire to learn more.

Catamaran Name:S/V Fiesta
Year Built:1977
Builder:Tom Lack Catamarans LTD
Designer:John Winterbotham
Construction:Solid fiberglass hulls, cored cabin and deck
Loa:29'3" ft (9 meters)
Lwl:25' 4"
Headroom:6' 3" in hulls, 6' 3" on bridge deck
Displacement:8,000 lbs dry
Mast Height:above water: 39'
Galley Location:down
Engines:Yanmar 2gm
Engine Hours:about 2500 hours
Sails:full battened main on a Tides sail track
Older 130% genoa
new 110% headsail
new cruising chute

Layout Diagram

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  • solid grp hulls, no coring to go soft


  • king size berth forward with hanging lockers and many storage cubbies and shelves
  • new 8" memory foam matteress
  • reading lights over the berth
  • opening hatchs with bug screens
  • blinds and curtains for all windows
  • salon makes into a full size bed
  • small single in the starboard hull


  • folding table seats four which drops down to form full size bed
  • red and white led lights over the table
  • large storage area above salon
  • new cushions in salon


  • sink
  • propane stove with oven
  • pressure water
  • huge storage
  • 12V Engle compressor refrigerator opposite of galley
  • Dickenson Newport diesel heater behind galley


  • full cushion set
  • opening gates on port and starboard
  • access to engines
  • access to propane with new tank
  • 35 gallon diesel fuel tank under center seat
  • lots of storage


  • B&G multi function display with autopilot and GPS chart plotter with full US charts
  • Digital Yacht chart plotter with AIS
  • 2x depth sounder fish finders, one in each hull
  • VHS radio
  • digital compass
  • standard compass
  • 24" TV
  • dvds player
  • AM/FM cd radio


  • upgraded electrical with breakers inplace of fuses
  • led lights throughout
  • multiple usb ports
  • major contol switches in helm
  • 12V outlets
  • 200ah house batteries
  • xantex battery monitor
  • 1000W invertor
  • 300ah solar panels
  • solar chare controller

Deck & Hull

  • deck lights on mast
  • lots of fenders
  • dock lines
  • 30 gallon stainless steel water tanks in each hull
  • new opening hatch with screen over the helm station
  • six opening windows with screens
  • heavy duty davits for your tender
  • 6' swim ladder for easy access to and from the water

Sails & Rigging

  • full battened main on a Tides sail track
  • full height solid mast steps
  • roller furler with dual tracks
  • Older 130% genoa
  • new 110% headsail
  • new cruising chute
  • all lines lead to the cockpit

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2x Yanmar 2gm diesel engines 18hp each
  • Racor fuel filters with water separators
  • engine hours, oil pressure and temperature gauges for each in helm
  • toggle switch ignition and start, no keys needed
  • 3x battery cutoff switches

Navigation Equipment

  • 2x chart plotters
  • digital compass
  • standard compass
  • led nav lights
  • anchor light
  • led strobe light


  • 3x fire extinguisher

Anchor & Docking

  • Bruce anchor with 30' of chain and 300' of rode
  • spare Fortress
  • manual anchor windless and sampson post


  • composting toilet in head
  • pressure water at head sink
  • large medicine cabinet with mirror
  • solar fan overhead
  • window covers
  • cockpit shade covers
  • new foil shaped rudders for better tracking

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