Catana 42 Owners (Chesapeake Bay)

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Asking: $419,900 (USD) Location: Annapolis, MD, US (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V Palooza is a Annapolis, MD, US based 2009 Catana 42 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.

Palooza is a well constructed bluewater performance sailing catamaran built by the well regarded Catana factory in France. With extensive upgrades Palooza offers great value for a couple or small family looking to sail across oceans safely and comfortably.

The Catana 42 exemplifies all the attributes that has made Catanas so sought after by bluewater sailors wanting the enjoyment of sailing a performance cruising catamaran in total comfort and safety at sea.

The Catana 42 shares the same hull design features dating back 30+ years ago and the same well-proven deck layout since 1998 when the innovative sail management system and clean uncluttered decks were introduced.

With it’s ideal beam / length ratio, its adjustable daggerboards, tulip-shaped bows that face outwards, its aerodynamic coach-roof and torpedo-shaped hulls, the Catana 42 makes waves wherever it goes.

Notable upgrades

  • lithium batteries (2021)
  • new engines (2018)
  • new generator (2024)
  • 12V air-conditioning (2023)
  • new 3 burner stove with solenoid cutoff (2023)
  • new windlass controller (2023)
  • remote autopilot controller (2023)
  • new ACCO anchor chain (2023)
  • new 110V and 220V inverters (2023)
  • new cushions, canvas, and mainsail bag (2023)
  • under hull lights (2023)
  • fresh bottom paint (2023)

Catamaran Name:S/V Palooza
Year Built:2009
Builder:Chantier Catana, France
Designer:Christophe Barreau
Construction:Vacuum infusion construction (Twaron® Impact process reinforced hulls, structural bulkheads in sandwich PVC Foam and Carbon, roof, floor plates, omegas, shroud chain plate areas and structure reinforcements)
Loa:12.58 m / 41 ft 3 in
Lwl:45 ft 8 in
Beam:6.90 m / 22 ft 8 in
Draft:Boards up: 0.80 m / 2 ft 8 in Boards down: 2.70 m / 8 ft 10 in
Displacement:9.7 ton
Mast Height:19.5 m / 64 ft 0 in
Heads: 2
Engines:2 x Volvo D2-40 40 hp
Sails:Square head, tri-radial, full batten, Fibercon-Dyneema Jib on furling system, dacron
Genoa on furling system, dacron Tri-radial asymmetric gennaker with sock system Bowsprit

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  • Length Overall: 41 ft
  • Beam Measure: 23' 0"


  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D2-40
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 40 hp
  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D2-40
  • Engine Power: 40 hp


  • Length : 41
  • Beam : 23′
  • Displacement : 24,000 lbs
  • Draft, boards up : 27
  • Draft, boards down : 88
  • Mast clearance : 6311
  • Mast length : 574
  • Inboard engines : 2 x 40 hp Volvo Saildrive with Folding Propellers
  • Generator: Paguro 4000 (new)
  • Fresh water capacity : 177 gallons
  • Fuel capacity : 106 gallons
  • Black water capacity : 29 US Gal
  • Vinylester vacuum bagged sandwich construction, TWARON Impact Aramid Process


  • New Volvo 40hp engines
  • Sail drives and folding propellers
  • Sails (main, jib, genoa and gennaker)
  • New solar panels on adjustable davits (1KW total onboard)
  • Garmin electronics package
  • AIS, new electric winch
  • West Marine 310 Hypalon dinghy
  • Running and standing rigging
  • Rocna and Fortress anchors
  • Stereo/speakers
  • Television and movie computer (both 12 volt)
  • Large bow shade (bulletproof)
  • Trampoline (very strong and does not sag)
  • Mainsail lazy-bag and lazy-jacks
  • All lights replaced with LED
  • USB ports in cockpit and cabins
  • Custom folding salon table
  • Hull osmosis treatment (sanded until gel coat, epoxy base coat)


  • Bottom paint June 2021 (Petit Trinidad)
  • Battleborn Lithium (LiFePO) Batteries (6 100AH GC2)
  • Isotherm refrigerator
  • 2022 Yamaha two stroke 15 Hp outboard (only 80 lbs compared to the 125 lb four strokes)
  • 2 KW 110 volt inverter
  • Outdoor propane grill plumbed to the house propane system
  • Rudder bearings
  • All through hulls serviced and some replaced
  • Liferaft repacked and certified
  • New head pump
  • Custom wind scoops for the hatches


  • New generator
  • (2) New electric heads (September 2023)
  • New Mabru 12-volt AC systems in staterooms (March 2023)
  • Bottom was repainted (September 2023)
  • New ACCO 200 ft. anchor chain (March 2023)
  • New freshwater pump (March 2024)
  • New shower sump pumps replaced in September 2023 and June 2024
  • Pauguro 4000 generator
  • New 3-burner stove and oven (2023) with solenoid cutoff
  • New propane gas fittings (September 2023)
  • New windlass controller
  • Wireless autopilot
  • Electrical upgrades including new inverters
  • New cushions/canvas
  • New mainsail cover
  • Additional Inclusions:
  • Separate freezer with keel cooler
  • 12 GPH water maker
  • Hot water heater
  • Two composite propane tanks
  • Roll down cockpit shades
  • Manuals for everything onboard

Sails and Rigging

  • Standing rigging replaced in January 2023
  • Square head, tri-radial, full batten, Fibercon-Dyneema Jib on furling system, dacron
  • Genoa on furling system, dacron Tri-radialasymmetric gennakerwith sock system Bowsprit
  • Running rigging in Dyneema
  • Spinnaker hardware
  • All gear with ball bearing blocks
  • Mainsail automatic reefing system from the cockpit on electric central winch

Helm and Steering

  • 2 stainless steel steering wheels with brake and leather covers
  • WHITLOCK mechanical transmission system (bulletproof)
  • Emergency tiller


  • GPSmap GARMIN 7412xsv touchscreen multifunction display (chart plotter/wind/radar) with laptop connection.
  • Radar GARMIN xHD 4KW 48mile.
  • GARMIN GHS10i VHF radio.
  • AIS Transponder AIT1000.
  • 3 x Multifunction Display GARMIN GNX120 7
  • Autopilot Raymarine hydraulic system
  • Radio DVD/CD/MP3/Bluetooth Furion player with 3 separate zones: 2 BOSE speakers inside, 2 outside, 2 front area.
  • 12v SSD Computer with 24 screen for movies, etc.


  • 1700 W Windlass with remote control
  • ROCNA 25 kg anchor (2017), 200 feet galvanized chain 10 mm (new 2018), bridle with chafe protection
  • Spare anchor: Fortress 37 (2017), 135 feet galvanized chain

Starboard Hull

  • 1 aft double cabin with double blackout curtains
  • Independent beds with slatted base and mattress in high density foam
  • Large forward shower room with washbasin, shower, marine toilet with 1 x 55 L holding tank

Port Hull

  • 2 double cabins with double blackout curtains and a mosquito screen
  • Independent beds with slatted base and mattress in high density foam
  • Shower room with washbasin, shower, marine toilet with 1 x 55 L holding tank


  • Aquabase 12v watermaker 50 L/h (New membranes 2018)
  • Plumbing for drinkable water in rigid tubing
  • Pressurized freshwater pumps with accumulator
  • Pressurized sea water in front hatch and galley
  • Fresh water mixer tap with ceramic seals in each bathroom and in the galley
  • Mixer tap with ceramic seals for fresh water hot and cold
  • 1 Water heater of 55 L on AC current and engines exchangers
  • 2 Manuals heads
  • 2 Gas 16 Kg bottles in fiberglass with security regulator
  • Deck wash with pressurized sea water / fresh water. Hose can reach entire boat.
  • Swim platform shower with pressurized cold and hot fresh water


  • Three fresh water pumps
  • Salt water pump
  • Head pumps and rebuild kit
  • Shower grey water pump and rebuild kit
  • Water maker membranes
  • Water filters
  • Extensive spare parts for the two Volvo engines and sail drives (impellers, water pump seals/bearings, belts, fuel filters,etc)
  • Hatch and solar struts
  • Diesel and water jugs


  • The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Dunbar is a yacht broker at The Multihull Company.