Dolphin 460 (Florida)

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Asking: $529,000 (USD) Location: Saint Augustine, FL, US (Florida)
S/V Taka'oa is a Saint Augustine, FL, US based 2007 Dolphin 460 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.

“Taka’oa” is a stellar example of the renowned Dolphin 460 performance cruising catamaran. She features an Owner’s Version layout with 3 cabins and 2 heads with an extra pilot berth to port. Launched in 2007, Taka’oa has sailed extensively all over the world including a full circumnavigation. She is a tried and true bluewater voyager that’s always been cared for by dedicated owners. With her daggerboards she sails to windward like a dream and can access shallow anchorages and passages that are inaccessible to most boats of her size. Taka’oa is a special model of the Dolphin 460 that sports the more desirable angular salon couch with folding table and an owner suite to Starboard. She has all the gear necessary for serious liveaboard voyaging and several recent improvements to make her even more comfortable underway or at anchor.

The Dolphin brand has a cult following in the cruising community that has been earned from their reputation as exceptionally well-built and dependable performance cats. Defining features include daggerboards, composite construction, excellent bridge deck clearance, and a high level of interior fit and finish. These boats are sporty and fun to sail but they also incorporate a functional layout and all the amenities for comfortable family life aboard. You would be hard pressed to find a comparable performance catamaran as well equipped at this price point.

Taka’oa underwent an extensive refit in 2023/2024 to ensure she was prepared to continue world voyaging. She is likely the best equipped and most modern Dolphin on the water.

Takao’a is in turn key condition and ready to continue the adventure! She is US Import Duty Paid and available for showings by appointment in beautiful St Augustine, FL.


  • North Sails 3Di Endurance Mainsail and Genoa
  • 1600ah Renogy Lithium House Battery Bank - 12V
  • Custom Sundeck and Solar Arch
  • 2440 Watts of Solar
  • Air Conditioning / Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Starlink Satellite Highspeed Internet
Catamaran Name:S/V Taka'oa
Year Built:2007
Builder:Techna Tecnhnologica (Aracaju, Brazil)
Designer:Philipe Pouvreau
Construction:Vacuum-bagged fiberglass composite, vinylester resin and PVC foam core (Divinicel)
Loa:45.75 ft
Lwl:45' 9"
Beam:24' 0"
Headroom:6' 5"
Draft:3' 7"/7'5"
Displacement:22,046 lbs
Mast Height:67' 0"
Fuel Tanks:1 (120 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (120 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Engines:2 x Volvo D2-40 40 hp
Engine Hours: 1383 / 1177

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  • Builder: Dolphin
  • Keel: Other


  • Length Overall: 45.75 ft
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 67' 0"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 5"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 0"


  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D2-40
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1383
  • Engine Power: 40 hp
  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: D2-40
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1177
  • Engine Power: 40 hp


  • Vacuum-bagged vinylester resin over divinycell closed cell foam coring
  • Accommodations
  • 3-cabin, 2-head Owners Version Layout
  • Each head has separate Shower stalls
  • 1 additional bunk beds in port hull (sleeps 7)
  • All Cushions and Mattresses replaced (2021)


  • Salon
  • New saloon with squared out table and sitting area
  • Nav station to starboard
  • Galley up


  • Propane stove and oven
  • New induction cooktop
  • Hot and Cold Pressure Water in double sink
  • Loch Dishwasher – small (2023)
  • Fridge
  • Freeze
  • Costway 12V Chest Fridge
  • Counter top appliances: Ice maker, bread maker, and Nespresso machine


  • Custom cockpit Sundeck with solar arch and dinghy davits (2024)
  • Helm station at the bulkhead with visibility to all four corners of the boat
  • Large L-shaped seating with teak table
  • Bench seating aft facing forward
  • Full Isinglass enclosure
  • Built-in cooler box and sink behind helm


  • Raymarine Axiom 12in Chart plotter (2024)
  • 2 x Raymarine i70s Instrument Displays (2024)
  • EV-100 Power Pilot Autopilot (2024)
  • Speed, Wind, Depth gauges (2024)
  • Radar – Raymarine QUANTUM 2 Q24D RADOME (2024)
  • All electronics networked, NMEA 200 (2024)


  • 1600 amp hour Renogy Lithium Ion house batteries (2024)
  • Victron Smart Shunt battery monitor (2024)
  • New SeaPro Watermaker 40 GPH Dual Membrane – AC 110-220 Volt 970 Watts (2024)
  • 2440 Watts of Solar Total – 1800W Renogy (2024) and 640W (2017)
  • 2 x Velair Marine Air Conditioners – Reverse Cycle – Can run from batteries & inverter (2024)
  • 2 x 220 amp hours starting batteries, AGM
  • Bluetooth stereo system (2024)
  • 1 Electric, 1 manual Head w/ Holding tanks
  • Cabin Fans x 4 (2024)
  • Electric winch at helm – 2 speed w/ cockpit foot switches
  • Electric Windlass – Cockpit Control & Remote – Rebuilt in 2024


  • 2 x 40hp Volvo D2-40 Diesels (P:1383hrs – S:1177hrs)
  • Volvo Saildrives
  • Folding props

Deck & Hull

  • Full enclosure
  • Hard Top Bimini
  • CopperCoat Bottom job (2022)

Sails & Rigging

  • North Sails 3Di ENDURANCE Mainsail (2024)
  • North Sails 3Di ENDURANCE Genoa (2024)
  • Screecher
  • North Sails Spinnaker
  • Dagger boards
  • Bow Sprit
  • Dyneema life lines (2024)
  • Standing Rigging Replaced in 2017


  • Highfield Classic 310 RIB
  • 15hp Yamaha outboard (2022)

Past Service History

  • 2017 in Austrailia:
  • New standing rigging
  • New propellers (Volvo)
  • New clears
  • New electric toilets
  • 2017 in Malaysia:
  • New Raymarine chart plotter and Radar
  • 2018 in Thailand:
  • New Coppercoat system professionally applied
  • 2022 in Turkey:
  • Water pump rebuild (both engines)
  • Heat exchangers were cleaned
  • New stainless steel exhaust elbows fitted
  • New injectors
  • Injector pump removed and serviced
  • Alternators removed and serviced
  • All new water and fuel lines in the engine bays
  • New raw water filter housings
  • New engine start batteries
  • New fluids, filters and belts New thermostats
  • Saildrives completely removed and fully serviced
  • Propellers fully serviced and polished
  • All winches greased
  • New handle covers fitted to all rope clutches
  • Corner windows in saloon replaced
  • Trampolines (webbing type) inverted and new ropes threaded (they look like new)
  • Hulls and stainless polished
  • Coppercoat antifoul reactivated
  • Rudders removed, checked, rings replaced and bearings greased
  • New gas sensor/controller fitted and regulator
  • 2023 / 2024 in Florida:
  • New Main and Genoa 3Di ENDURANCE North Sails
  • New Sun deck with solar arch for 1800watt solar panels (in addition to the 640watt already in place)
  • A lightening strike necessitated the replacement and upgrade of the entire electrical system:
  • New 1600amp hours lithium batteries
  • New 12V Electrical System
  • New 12V Freezer/Frig Box
  • New 2 x Air Conditioners
  • New 12 inch Chart Plotter
  • New Cockpit Sound System
  • New Dishwasher
  • New Drinking Water UV Filter
  • New Halyards, Sheets, & Lines
  • New Instruments
  • New Inverter/Power Supply
  • New Kitchen Appliances
  • New Radar
  • Starlink High Performance
  • New Stbd Toilet
  • New Underwater Lights
  • New VHF Radio
  • New SeaPro Water Maker
  • New Wifi/Cell data Hub

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Andrew @ The Multihull Company

By Andrew @ The Multihull Company

Andrew grew up sailing his father’s Hobie Cat and transitioned that into a long career as a USCG licensed captain in the yachting industry. Working his way up from his college years as a sailing instructor to a position as a private yacht captain aboard a Gunboat 57, he brings with him a comprehensive knowledge of catamarans and the cruising life. His career has taken him from his home waters of Cape Fear, through the waters of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Central, South American, and the South Pacific Islands. During that time, he worked as a charter yacht captain and a professional delivery skipper specializing in catamarans. Andrew has operated a wide variety of multihulls, everything from old Lagoons to brand new Outremers and most things in between. This experience has given him an extensive first-hand knowledge of many different makes and models and a solid understanding of their various strengths and weaknesses.