Catana 44 (Chesapeake Bay)

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Asking: $294,000 (USD) Location: Deltaville (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V Curtiseas is a Deltaville based 1997 Catana 44 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
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We are selling our 1997 owners version Catana 44 catamaran which has been our family home for the last year. Designed by Lock Crowther and custom built at the French Catana yard, she is the only Catana with a factory-built, protected inside third helm station. She is a well built, high performance, ocean proven vessel. Her daggerboard design allows for greater performance when sailing upwind, and reduced drag when cruising downwind. An additional benefit of her shallow draft is the ability to drop anchor close to shore or navigate shallow cuts (Bahamas anyone?).

She comes complete with all stores, full complement of tools, spares, and misc dive gear. She is a very comfortable live aboard with a roomy, well thought out galley-up design handy to the big cockpit table. The master cabin (port) and two guest cabins (starboard) have queen beds, with a third twin sized cabin in the starboard forepeak for extra crew or guests. The two heads are electric and each have a dedicated shower. Her solar array provides plenty of power. Curtiseas has never been chartered and has been carefully maintained. She is ready to continue cruising by just moving aboard. She is US registered and currently in the Bahamas heading to the US East Coast (Chesapeake Bay).

The hull and deck were vacuum bagged using polyester isopthalic resin cored with closed cell foam with unidirectional cloth for outer laminate and anti-osmosis epoxy resin below the waterline. The hulls were reinforced with Twaron inner laminate.

Discerning and knowledgeable multihull sailors are well aware that the Catana design concept encompasses quality and strength of construction, comfortable and ergonomic accommodations and fast, seaworthy designs capable of long distance blue water cruising in ease.

Upgrades

  • Main shrouds replaced
  • Saildrive diaphrams replaced
  • Starlink mounted and operational
  • New Eno three burner stove/oven
  • New Corian galley countertops
  • Bottom paint
  • Saildrive/propeller serviced
  • New dingy/tender outboard engine and fuel tank
  • Victron Smart Shunt for lithium batteries
  • 300' of HT anchor chain


Specifications
Catamaran Name:S/V Curtiseas
Model:44
Year Built:1997
Builder:Catana (France)
Designer:Lock Crowther
Construction:Fiberglass / Closed cell foam core
Loa:43 ft 11 in
Lwl:43 ft 4 in
Beam:23 ft 11 in
Headroom:6' 2"
Draft:2 ft 7 in / 6 ft 11 in
Displacement:16,777 pounds
Mast Height:64 ft 10 in
Bridgedeck Clearance:40 in
Speed:5.5 knots (Cruise) / 15 knots (Max)
Fuel Tanks:100 us gallons
Water Tanks:100 us gallons
Holding Tanks:50 us gallons
Cabins:3
Heads:2
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 Yanmar 3JH4E, 40 hp. Yanmar SD31 saildrives.
Engine Hours:Starboard: 2946 hours, Port: 3347 hours
Fuel Consumption:One gallon an hour per engine at approximately 2200 rpms.
Sails:Main shrouds replaced (2023) and last rigging inspection was February of 2024. Previously, all standing rigging was replaced in 2012 and was professionally inspected at least twice yearly since then.
The rig has a three-spreader mast with aft-swept shrouds and intermediate jumpers.
Main chain plates replaced (2020).
The Profurl genoa furler has new bearings and forestay (2020).
Hydranet, 6 batten, 3 reef main w/newer stack-pack and 10oz.
Hydranet, triradial 150 Genoa.
Symmetrical spinnaker w/snuffer.
Mainsail and Genoa new in 2013, but are still in excellent condition
Mainsheet winches: Anderson two speed ST46. Genoa winches: Anderson two speed ST52. Main halyard winch on the mast: Anderson electric two speed ST 46. Second mast winch: Anderson two speed ST40. All serviced in 2024.
Custom made platform/steps for better boom access.

Layout Diagram

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Construction

  • Hulls are solid glass below the waterline and foam core above.
  • The decks are balsa cored for strength and light weight.
  • The fiberglass of the entire boat has an incorporated layer of Twaron (kevlar woven cloth) for extra strength.
  • The 3rd, inside helm station, was designed and built at the Catana factory in France, which is linked to the rudders via a hydraulic ram.
  • Outside steering stations are Whitlock geared, linked with an under-deck rigid cross bar.
  • Crash compartments are located forward in both hulls.

Accommodations

  • Port hull: owners cabin with queen bed, desk, electric head, and dedicated shower.
  • Port aft: full-size insulated door into stand-up engine compartment.
  • Starboard hull: two cabins with queen beds, one electric head, and dedicated shower.
  • Starboard aft: full-size door into engine compartment.
  • Good ventilation in cabins, heads, and showers with port lights and hatches.
  • Large forward storage areas in each hull. Starboard forepeak was converted into a single bunk, but can be easily reverted back to a storage compartment.

Salon

  • Large food prep island/dining table with salon seating for six and room for four more chairs when fully opened.
  • Table base has storage for pots, pans, storage containers, etc.
  • Each salon seat has generous storage below.
  • 4 opening hatches in the main salon panoramic windows.
  • Mesh sunscreens on salon windows.
  • Chart table and desk on starboard side of salon.

Galley

  • Spacious galley with dual sink that has storage below and adjacent to the sink. Corian countertops installed (2024).
  • Three burner Eno propane stove with oven/broiler (2023).
  • 8 cubic feet refrigerator with counter top above.
  • Separate 3.8 cubic feet freezer extending under cockpit seat.
  • Teak/Holley laminate floors in good condition throughout.

Cockpit

  • Large, fully enclosed cockpit under a rigid bimini with rollup side windows.
  • 2 opening bimini hatches.
  • Weather protected inside 3rd helm with engine controls and navigation instruments.
  • Spacious and comfortable cockpit table that seats 6 adults easily.
  • Great visibility of all four corners of the boat for precise maneuvering.
  • The bimini is strong enough to walk/sit on and provides good access to the mainsail.
  • Fresh water catchment on the bimini.
  • Good storage under the cockpit floor.
  • Fresh water shower/wash down inside the cockpit.

Electronics

  • Starlink (2024).
  • New P70S Raymarine autopilot heads at all 3 helm stations (2023/2024).
  • New Garmin GMI20 wind/multi instrument heads at exterior helm stations.
  • Protected steering station has Garmin GMI20 wind/multi instrument head and Raymarine Axiom 9 Multifunction Display (2020).
  • Dual autopilots: primary autopilot is Raymarine ACU-400 actuator unit with linear drive (2020). Secondary autopilot is Simrad AP22 with hydraulic ram.
  • Raymarine Chirp depth sounder (2020).
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler Radar (2020, refurbished in 2023).
  • Raymarine AIS 700 Class B Transceiver (2020).
  • Icom M710 Single Side Band HF Radio.
  • Icom IC-M330 VHF (2023).
  • BadBoy Wifi antenna and hotspot.
  • Waterproof, floating handheld Standard Horizon HX150 VHF.
  • Iridium Satellite phone model 9555

Electrical

  • Northern Lights 6kw generator (3405 hrs).
  • 500 amp lithium ion batteries.
  • Digital battery management system with high and low voltage battery disconnect. Victron Multiplus 3000W inverter/100A-12V charger (2021). Victron bluetooth Smart Shunt (2023).
  • 4 X Suniva 275W @ 32V output solar panels.
  • Solar panels controlled by 4 Blue Sky MPPT controllers linked to a Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote master controller (2020).

Deck & Hull

  • New Bottom paint (2024).
  • 1 escape hatch in each hull.
  • 4 overhead hatches in each hull and one in each engine room.
  • 6 port lights in each hull.
  • 4 port light visors on each hull providing constant ventilation, even during rain.
  • Hulls have been blister protected with Interprotect 2000 below waterline.

Sails & Rigging

  • Main shrouds replaced (2023) and last rigging inspection was February of 2024. Previously, all standing rigging was replaced in 2012 and was professionally inspected at least twice yearly since then.
  • The rig has a three-spreader mast with aft-swept shrouds and intermediate jumpers.
  • Main chain plates replaced (2020).
  • The Profurl genoa furler has new bearings and forestay (2020).
  • Hydranet, 6 batten, 3 reef main w/newer stack-pack and 10oz.
  • Hydranet, triradial 150 Genoa.
  • Symmetrical spinnaker w/snuffer.
  • Mainsail and Genoa new in 2013, but are still in excellent condition
  • Mainsheet winches: Anderson two speed ST46. Genoa winches: Anderson two speed ST52. Main halyard winch on the mast: Anderson electric two speed ST 46. Second mast winch: Anderson two speed ST40. All serviced in 2024.
  • Custom made platform/steps for better boom access.

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 Yanmar 3JH4E, 40 hp: (2946 hrs, 3347 hrs).
  • Yanmar SD31 saildrives. Diaphrams replaced in 2023. Lower unit sail drive and propellers serviced in 2024.
  • VariProp 76 full feathering, reversing propellors.
  • 2 X 50 US gallon diesel fuel tanks.
  • Racor 500 fuel filters.
  • 20 GPH Village Marine water maker with 2 X 50 US gallons water tanks.
  • A 6 gallon, 120V, engine water heater.

Tender

  • 2018 Highfield aluminum RIB. 11' with a double floor two lockable compartments in bow to protect fuel tank, Fortress anchor, security chain, and flashlights.
  • Sunbrella chaps, well fitted, but worn (2018).
  • Engine is 2 cycle, 25 hp Mercury Seapro (2023).
  • New fuel tank with level gauge (2023).

Navigation Equipment

  • Starlink (2024).
  • New P70S Raymarine autopilot heads at all 3 helm stations (2023/2024).
  • New Garmin GMI20 wind/multi instrument heads at exterior helm stations.
  • Protected steering station has Garmin GMI20 wind/multi instrument head and Raymarine Axiom 9 Multifunction Display (2020).
  • Dual autopilots: primary autopilot is Raymarine ACU-400 actuator unit with linear drive (2020). Secondary autopilot is Simrad AP22 with hydraulic ram.
  • Raymarine Chirp depth sounder (2020).
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 Doppler Radar (2020, refurbished in 2023).
  • Raymarine AIS 700 Class B Transceiver (2020).
  • Icom M710 Single Side Band HF Radio.
  • Icom IC-M330 VHF (2023).
  • BadBoy Wifi antenna and hotspot.
  • Waterproof, floating handheld Standard Horizon HX150 VHF.
  • Iridium Satellite phone model 9555

Safety

  • Plastimo 6 person life raft for >24 hour rescue (2024).
  • One Whale hand operated high volume bilge pump in each hull.
  • ACR GlobalFix V4 EPIRB Model RLB-41. Battery good until 07/2030
  • Coast Guard approved inflatable PFDs.
  • 2 McMurdo S10 Smartfind personal AIS beacons.
  • Jack lines.
  • Plastimo Rescue Sling.
  • Jordan Series Drogue.
  • An Orion hard case flare kit that contains a launcher and 4 flares, 4 handheld marine signal flares, 2 hand held smoke signals (expire in 2025).
  • Capsize safety lines.

Anchor & Docking

  • Anchor windlass: Lofrans Tigress.
  • 300’ of 5/16” High Test galvanized chain (2023).
  • Rocna 33 (73 lbs) primary anchor.
  • Rocna 25 (55 lbs) secondary anchor.
  • Fortress FX23 third anchor.
  • 600’ of 3/4” emergency nylon rode.
  • Bow reaching windlass remote.
  • Helm station windlass control button.
  • Salt water anchor wash down.
  • 12 docking fenders.

Miscellaneous

  • Spare rudder.
  • 100 cu/ft air tank with 50’ hose and regulator for bottom cleaning.
  • BC’s, regulators, and other dive/snorkel gear.
  • A full complement of tools, sewing machine, stores, and spares.
  • Insect screen surround for the cockpit and portholes.
  • Sunbrella cover that is custom made to be used for sun protection on the trampoline.
  • Previous dingy 25hp, Mercury Seapro, 2 cycle engine that runs strong.
  • Composting toilet available.

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