Catana 40S (South Pacific)

Presented By Matthew @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $185,000 (USD) Location: Uturoa, PF (South Pacific)
S/V Catana 40S is a Uturoa, PF based 1992 Catana 40S Catamaran For Sale By Broker
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
Responses to inquiries may come from a broker, and this sale may include brokerage fees.

When I was a wee lad of sixteen, I landed as an exchange student in Bairnsdale, Australia. It turned out that Bairnsdale was the home of Lock Crowther – a pioneering designer in the multihull renaissance that was soon to sweep the world. The locals at the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club were aghast about these new-fangled catamarans that were winning all of the races. I kept quiet (as I was a guest aboard a stately monohull), but I was bitten by the multihull bug the moment I saw a Crowther cat glide effortlessly by. They seemed like a better idea to me – and they have proven it time and time again! Lock Crowther designed amazing catamarans. His designs were so forward-thinking that they even impressed the French and he went on to become the preeminent designer for Catana Catamarans.

I’m jealous of those who can own and sail Crowther’s Catana 40. I’m no longer a wee lad (think NFL lineman instead) and I just don’t fit within their sleek lines! You can think of the Catana 40 as the Bathtub Porsche of catamarans. it is a joy to be behind the wheel if you can find one and fit. They are true classics that have windswept lines coupled with tremendously easily-driven hulls. They are light and strong and they are fast. They handle seakeeping as if born to it. Crowther’s designs point with the best due to their deep daggerboards and dampen a head sea with graceful tulip bows. The Catana 40 is easy on the pocketbook too. Alas, just like the Porsche 356 I drove in my youth, these are a slender man’s roadster for traversing the islands. This one is recently refit (see all of the 2022 upgrades in the specifications) and perched in the sailor’s paradise of French Polynesia receiving its finishing touches. If you are lean and limber and have a hankering to start exploring the South Pacific in style, you need to call Matthew and discuss this Catana!

Catamaran Name:S/V Catana 40S
Year Built:1992
Builder:Catana (France)
Designer:Lock Crowther
Loa:39 ft 5 in
Beam:19 ft 8 in
Draft: 3 ft 6 in / 7 ft 3 in
Displacement: 12789 lb
Mast Height:62 ft
Fuel Tanks:2 (50 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (50 Gallons)
Heads: 2
Engines:2 x Volvo Penta VOLVO PENTA
Engine Hours: 1130 / 2362

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  • Length Overall: 39.92 ft
  • Beam Measure: 19' 8"


  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: Volvo Penta
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1130
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Hours: 2362


  • 3 cabins with berths
  • 2 heads (one toilet currently)
  • Induction Cooktop
  • Fridge + freezer 12v.
  • Watermaker
  • Washing Machine

2022 & 2023 Refit and Maintenance

  • autopilot Brand new cpu head & display
  • 3m vinyl wrap and logos
  • Rigging
  • Solar 1500w
  • Victron mppt and 3000w inverter
  • Battery 850 amp lithium
  • washing machine 7kg
  • Water maker 70lh seawaterpro stainless
  • Induction plate
  • epoxy barrier coat (2022)
  • Coppercoat(raised water line very high also)
  • Cushions all new beds and saloon and cockpit
  • new Bimini lazy bag and widow covers.
  • Massive Airex hardtop
  • Airex dingy 38kg
  • 9.8 2 stroke engine
  • Brand new technology trampoline
  • All new rope/line
  • mew fenders
  • new davit
  • mast boom triangles repainted
  • extended the stern for accessibility
  • new toilet
  • redesigned a cockpit table
  • redesigned the saloon table
  • reinforce mast post and davits
  • alternator
  • Saildrives rebuilt and new seals
  • replaced thru-hulls


  • Four solar panels – 300 watts x2 (2022), 110 watts x2 (older)
  • Three lithium batteries (810amp) (2022)
  • One starter battery (2022)
  • 3000w inverter controller (2022)
  • 375w inverter controller (2022)
  • 2x mppt 100/50 (2022)

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Matthew @ The Multihull Company

By Matthew @ The Multihull Company

Matthew brings 30 years experience cruising multihulls on Puget Sound and points north to the TMC brokerage team. Along with his practical knowledge of multihull designs and seamanship, Matthew is a graduate of Dartmouth College with a degree in Geography. He has 14 years of experience with TMC and an intimate knowledge of the Northwest’s unique maritime geography that he describes as, “One of the world’s most beautiful, intricate, and extensive cruising grounds. The joys of which are advantageously and endlessly displayed to the owner of a cruising multihull.”