Dean 440 Espace (Caribbean)

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Asking: 225.000 € (EUR)
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Location: Le Marin, Martinique (Caribbean)
S/V Akua Aminata is a Le Marin, Martinique based 2003 Dean 440 Espace Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.


S/V Akua Aminata is a 2003 Dean 440 Espace catamaran, that has undergone an extensive refit in 2023/2024. Due to a change of plans, now for sale by owner.

The Dean is well noted for the distinctive raked mast to increase lift. She is an strong and well-built boat with asymmetrical hulls and a high bridgedeck clearance to minimize pounding. She has a high freeboard and ultra modern curved lines. Fitted with new standing and running rigging in November ’23 and new dark grey laminate sails.

The decks are wide and spacious and her cockpit is vast and easily accommodates 8 to 10 guests. The helm is located within the cockpit so even the skipper is always part of the social action while sailing, instead of being stuck out of the way on a fly bridge as on most cats.

If you are looking for a nice, affordable blue water cruising catamaran this might be the one! She is a good sailor (double digits), also goes up wind pretty decent, Sturdy, spacious (galley down!) catamaran. Ready to sail you anywhere!

Recent upgrades from Nov '23

  • Charger / inverter
  • Plotter Raymarine
  • All safety equipment
  • All standing rigging
  • All running rigging
  • Main Sail
  • Head Sail
  • bottom paint / coppercoat
  • grey water pumps (SB and Port)
  • rudder bearings, SB and Port

Catamaran Name:S/V Akua Aminata
Model:440 Espace
Year Built:2003
Builder:Dean Catamarans (Saldanha Bay, South Africa)
Designer:Peter Dean
Construction:Hulls are sandwich composite construction using 1200gm2 quadriaxial-stitched fabrics and Klegecell/Divinicell core with solid GRP below waterline. Deck is sandwich composite construction using 1200gm2 quadriaxial-stitched fabric with end grain Balsa core.
Headroom:6' 7" salon
Draft:Draft: 3'6"
Displacement:22000 lb.
Mast Height:64'5" (7/8 fractional sloop rig)
Bridgedeck Clearance:800 mm rising to 1200 mm at stern
Speed:Cruise 7 knots / Max 14 knots under sail
Fuel Tanks:600 L
Water Tanks:2 x 500 L
Holding Tanks:50 L
Galley Location:down
Engines:Yanmar 55 HP shaft
Engine Hours:ca 1800 hours
Fuel Consumption:3,5 L at 5 knots both engines
Sails:New Dark Grey Laminate Main Sail '23
New Dark Grey Laminate Genoa '23
Furling light weather genoa on bowsprit.

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory


  • 4 Cabins, 3 heads (all manual)
  • 4 x full closets and locker above
  • 2 Forward cabins with queen beds (1.65m wide, 2,10 m long) with en-suite heads
  • 2 Aft cabins, one with double bed, one with double and single bed
  • The 3rd head is on the port side, next to a desk/working area, has a holding tank
  • Outside shower on port sugar scoop (hot/cold)
  • Forward cabins have 3 additional storage compartments - lots of space
  • 2 Deck hatches in forward cabins
  • 1 Deck hatch in en-suite heads
  • Fans in cabins (new '23)
  • USB charging in all cabins (new '23)


  • Lofty salon with lounge sofa/dinner table
  • 4 big opening deck hatches for good air flow
  • Standing headroom approx: 1,97 m
  • Seating for 6-8 people
  • Huge storage compartments under bench seats
  • Lots of additional cabinet space
  • Navigation station with instruments
  • Dimmer for saloon lights
  • Locking glass sliding cockpit door
  • Desk in port hull


  • Spacious galley with lots of working space in starboard hull
  • Double s/s sinks, mounted under the counter,
  • Mixer tap (hot/cold)
  • Water filter on tap
  • Salt water sprayer (great to save fresh water
  • working areas with Corian countertops
  • 4 burner gas stove, marine gas oven,
  • large 120l fridge + 120l freezer (serviced in '24)
  • microwave
  • lots of space in cabinets and overhead lockers
  • 2 opening deck hatches for good airflow


  • Spacious seating area (seats 6-8)
  • Custom built stainless steel targa wing with extra solar panels (4 x 300W)
  • stainless steel Starlink mount (new 'nov 23)
  • Sliding David System for dinghy to store it above the aft deck
  • Outboard engine hoist
  • Ample storage space under benches
  • Extensive storage space for sails and toys in 9 outside lockers
  • Waterproof speaker for VHF, stereo with bluetooth
  • 10 x courtesy lights white or blue
  • Outboard bracket


  • Raymarine instruments:
  • Raymarine autopilot ST6002
  • Raymarine wind, speed, depth, ST 60;
  • Raymarine chart plotter RC520 (in navigation corner)
  • Raymarine Axiom + (new '24) at helm station
  • Raymarine RADAR
  • Emtrack AIS 5W! new '23
  • VHF Handheld
  • SSB Radio icom IC-M710 (2018)
  • radio / sound system inside and in cockpit with bluetooth
  • Flatscreen for computer
  • Navtex
  • Satelite phone motorola
  • Starlink (optional)


  • 4 Solar panels, approx 1200 watts
  • Lithium ion batteries total 720 amp/hrs
  • traditional batteries total 800 amp/hrs
  • Mastervolt inverter/charger (new '23) 3000 watt 100 amp

Sails & Rigging

  • main sail: Fast Sail Dark Grey Laminate cruising sail (november '23)
  • Frederiksen-Ronstan ballslide batten car
  • genoa: Fast Sail Dark Grey, tri-radial performance cruising sail (november '23)
  • Light weather Genoa on roller furling on bowsprit (white)
  • Anderson manual winches (4 in cockpit, two on mast) 46 ST

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 Yanmar 55hp engines, only approx 1800 hrs serviced in jan '24
  • shaft driven
  • auto props
  • Water tanks 2 x 500 L
  • Diesel 600 L


  • Tender 3,40
  • outboard Yamaha 2stroke 4hp
  • spare outboard Chinese 5hp in locker

Navigation Equipment

  • New Raymarine Axiom + at the helm station ('24)


  • Life raft 8 pers New nov '23
  • Plastimo rescue sling (new nov '23)
  • Plastimo inflatable horse shoe with light (new nov '23)
  • Plastimo inflatable Danbuoy (new nov '23)
  • 8 live vests (automatic)
  • several life lines
  • Jackstay on both hulls (new nov 23)

Anchor & Docking

  • CQR anchor
  • spare anchor 26kg
  • 2 rollers that can hold two anchors if desired (new rollers nov '23)
  • 60 m chain
  • 40 m line
  • Lofrans remote at helmstation


  • huge amount of spares
  • tools
  • electrical tools
  • all kitchen equipment stays on board (new in nov '23)

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