Catamaran For Sale -- Manta 40 (Florida)

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Asking: $245,000 (USD) Location: Stuart, Florida (Florida)
S/V Happy Times is a Stuart, Florida based 1996 Manta 40 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.

Our beautiful Manta 40 “Happy Times” is up for sale as our adventure ends and another begins. S/V ” Happy Times” is a Stuart, Florida, based 1996 Manta 40 Catamaran for sale by owner.

S/V “Happy Times” sleeps 4 comfortably in 2 staterooms on queen-sized beds. A third single berth is in the starboard forward hull. The owner’s suite is in the port hull. Both staterooms have toilets and separate showers. The main salon on the bridge deck contains a well-equipped kitchen area, top-loading refrigerator/freezer, nav-station, electrical panels, dining area, and entertainment center.  The helm is a true single-handed setup that can be open or enclosed. “Happy Times” has all navigational electronics for worldwide cruising in safely and comfort.

Her hull, deck, and bulkheads constructed of triaxial, biaxial, and unidirectional fiberglass with vinyl ester, isophthalic resins, and Divinycell composite foam cores (hull and deck) and Nida-core (sub-soles and bulkheads) that were all vacuum bagged.


Interior finishes are natural teak wood moldings and trim, natural teak louvered wood doors accented with composite countertops/sinks, vinyl headliners and upholstery, and high durability synthetic teak and holly appearing soles.


“Happy Times” is a well-equipped and tested blue water cruising catamaran that is part of the Manta fleet sailing the oceans of the world today. She sleeps 4 comfortably in two staterooms. The Owner’s suite is in the Port hull in addition to a companionway containing bookshelves, storage cabinet, the ship’s pantry, and the owner’s bathroom. The starboard hull contains the guest stateroom with a walk-thru bathroom with full shower, connecting to the forward cabin, an area that could be used as a single bunk or for sail and canvas storage located over the boat’s fully accessible water systems.


The salon area has access to the helm, and the port and starboard hulls. The L shaped built-in bench seating is comfortable and with 2 seating/storage cubes provide seating around the adjustable tabletop. The bridge deck contains the kitchen/galley, navigation station, electrical panels, refrigerator/freezer, dining/settee area, entertainment area, wet locker, and storage cabinets. The kitchen area has a built-in composite sink countertop, 3-burner propane range/oven/broiler, drawers, and cabinets with a microwave oven. Top loading, 10 cubic ft. refrigeration/freezer – Dometic 12V compressor (Air cooled) 6″ foam insulation and insulated divider. The cabinetry includes 2 drawers, with cabinets above and below the countertops. The navigation station has a chart-sized hinged countertop with chart storage beneath.


New Top Quality Bottom Paint – SeaHawk Island44+ Harder with Tin boost. 2 full coats.

The port hull features the Owner’s suite; queen size bed, cedar-lined hanging closet, (4) drawers, open and closed shelving, a shoe locker and a settee with storage under the seat. The bath includes an electric flush, freshwater toilet, built-in sink composite counter, generous medicine cabinet, and a large separate shower.

The starboard hull features an aft VIP stateroom with a queen-sized bed, cedar-lined hanging closet, 3 drawers, a shoe locker, and a settee with storage under the seat. The connecting companionway has bookshelves. The bathroom has an electric flush, freshwater toilet, built-in composite sink and countertop with storage cabinet. The boat also has a Spectra Cape Horn Extreme 330 Water Maker (12V, 15gph) and main raw water strainers and all water pumps and distribution systems.

This boat is ready to turn straight around after you fill it with your favorite foods and drinks and head back into the Caribbean.

Boat will be ready for inspection/purchase May/June in Florida – Currently cruising the Caribbean, we are currently sailing back through the islands on a beautiful downwind path to Florida so feel free to inquire about anything along the way!

2021 Upgrades! – All receipts available

  • New US Spars mast, boom and vang installed by FKG Rigging in Sint Maarten.
  • New North Sails main and jib sail and mainsail stackpack installed by Tropical Sail Loft Sint Maarten.
  • All new 12mm S/S standing rigging including all deck connections and turnbuckles
  • All new running rigging. Dyneema MegaTwin07 main, jib and spinnaker halyard and topping lift.
  • All new mast electronics – VHF antenna, SSB Shroud Antenna, tricolour masthead light, Garmin GWIND Wireless instrument, deck/steaming light.
  • New Top Quality Bottom Paint – SeaHawk Island44+ Harder with Tin boost. 2 full coats
  • New S/S lifelines
  • New 6 x Trojan T105+ 220ah Deep Cycle batteries
  • Garmin GPS742XS Charplotter
  • New Lewmar Escape Hatch
Catamaran Name: S/V Happy Times
Model: 40
Year Built: 1996
Builder: Endeavour Catamaran Corporation (Clearwater, Florida)
Designer: Manta Enterprises / Pat Reischmann
Construction: Hull, deck and structural bulkheads are composite construction, utilizing isopthalic and vinylester resins, multiaxial and unidirectional E-glass, polypropylene honeycomb core, and vacuum bagging. The hull is solid fiberglass below the waterline. Both hull and deck are constructed in one piece and bonded together.
Loa: 42 ft 0 in (12.8 m.)
Lwl: 39' 0" (11.9 m.)
Beam: 21' 0" (6.4 m.); 53% LOA
Headroom: 6'0" - 6' 4" (1.93 m.)
Draft: 3' 8" (1.12 m.)
Displacement: 16500 lbs. (7500 kgs.) / 13,500 lbs. (6120 kgs.)
Mast Height: 59' 6" (18.2 m.) standard / 63' tall rig version
Bridgedeck Clearance: 2'5" (min)
Fuel Tanks: 100gal
Water Tanks: 100gal
Holding Tanks: 40gal
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Galley Location: up
Engines: 2x Volvo MD2030
Engine Hours: ~4000 each
Fuel Consumption: 0.75 Gal/Hour
Sails: New 2021 - Main Sail and Jib from North Sails
MainSail 48.8m2 - NPC Cross-Cut High Tenacity 9.4
Jib 25.99m2 - NPC Cross-Cut High Tenacity 9.4

Catamaran Inventory


  • Exterior finish white gelcoat
  • Hull, deck, and bulkheads constructed with Nida-Core Polypropylene Structural Honeycomb
  • Collision bulkheads with watertight compartments in bow, and stern.
  • Deck hardware reinforced with aluminum
  • Fiberglass fin keels molded integral with hulls - boat able to sit on keels!
  • Twin high-density foam/fiberglass rudders with 2” dia. solid stainless-steel shaft
  • All through-hulls are noncorrosive Forespar Marelon seacocks


  • Owner’s cabin with a queen bed
  • Owner's private head complete with huge master shower
  • Starboard quarters feature a rear private cabin with queen bed
  • Guest head with separate showe
  • AC Powered water heater
  • Spectra Cape Horn Extreme 330 Water Maker (12V, 15gph)


  • U-shaped galley with ample counter space.
  • Force 10, 3-burner propane stove with oven/broiler.
  • Large sink with a single handle water mixing faucet.
  • Storage cabinet below oven
  • Top loading, 10 cubic ft. refrigeration/freezer - Dometic 12V compressor (Air cooled) 6" foam insulation and insulated divider
  • Electric Salt and Fresh water pump feeds to sink
  • Switch for propane solenoid safety valve


  • 5.5kW NextGen Diesel Generator
  • Freedom Heart 10 AC Inverter/Battery Charger
  • Shore power 110V – All required shore power cables included
  • (New 2021) 6 x Trojan 105+ 220ah Deep Cycle house batteries
  • 2 x Starter Batteries (1 per engine) isolated via Blue Seas Automatic Charge Relays (ACR)
  • Xantrex Link Pro battery monitor
  • 265W+245W+245W = ~750W Solar Power + BlueSky 3024iL Solar Controller
  • D400 Wind generator with dedicated Eclectic controller
  • BadBoy Wifi Extender Setup
  • 3G Booster External and Internal Antenna Setup
  • AC Hot Water Heater


  • Welded anodized aluminum radar/helm arch with canvas bimini top
  • Bomar waterproof companionway door/hatch
  • Adjustable helmsman chair with footrest
  • Bulkhead mounted stainless steel steering wheel with wheel brake
  • Molded custom console pods with raised helm electronics
  • (2) stainless steel cockpit handrails


  • All connected via NMEA2000!
  • Chartplotter - Garmin GPSMAP 742XS
  • AIS - Garmin AIS600 with dedicated GPS Antenna
  • Autopilot - Garmin GHP Reactor and GHC20
  • Radar – Garmin GMR HD18 Radar Dome
  • VHF – Standard Horizon GX2100 AIS Radio with Ram3+ Mic.
  • SSB – ICOM IC-M802 SSB with ICOM auto tuner and starboard shroud antenna.
  • GNX20 readout display (Depth, temp etc)
  • GMI20 readout display (wind angles, sailing data etc)
  • Airmar D200 Depth Transducer
  • Airmar DST Temp, Depth, Speed transducer
  • + EPIRB, handheld VHF radio, paper charts for ALL Caribbean and

Deck & Hull

  • (6) Bomar stainless steel opening deck hatches with screens and shades
  • (9) Bomar” stainless steel opening ports with screens & interior shades.
  • Molded anti-skid on all deck surfaces
  • Vinyl coated polyester mesh trampoline with new (2021) dyneema lacing
  • Dinghy storage system (brings dinghy way above water line!, can take big swell from the rear without hitting the dinghy unlike other 40ft cats)
  • Deck lifelines
  • Anchor chain locker
  • Stainless steel corner bow rails with integral seats
  • 30” stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines and boarding gates
  • (7)-12” Stainless Cleats, (3) along each hull, (1) center forward deck
  • (2) stainless steel stern boarding rails
  • stainless steel stern ladder (starboard side)
  • (2) stainless steel cabin top rails
  • 3/8” thick acrylic tinted salon windows and attachable shade/insect covers
  • Three foredeck lockers with locking latches,
  • (2)-chain/line lockers, generator and foredeck storage lockers

Sails & Rigging

  • 2021 Upgrades: (50k USD spent!)
  • New US Spars mast, boom and vang installed by FKG Rigging in Sint Maarten.
  • New North Sails Main - Full batten 10.3 oz High Modulus Dacron mainsail with (3) reefs + stackpack + lazyjacks
  • New north sail Jib - Self-tacking, full batten 8.3 oz. High Modulus Dacron jib
  • Camber Spar, sail cover, topping lift and lazy jacks.
  • Dutchman B500 boom brake
  • All new 12mm S/S standing rigging including all deck connections and turnbuckles
  • All new running rigging. Dyneema MegaTwin07 main, jib and spinnaker halyard and topping lift.
  • Deck line organizer with Spinlock sheet stoppers.
  • HARKEN two speed self-tailing electric winch at helm
  • HARKEN manual winch for barber hauler or spinnaker sheet control
  • Winch handles
  • Flag halyards and cleats

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 x Volvo Penta 30HP + 120S Saildrives + 3 blade folding props (~4000hrs each)
  • NEXTGEN 5.5kW Generator
  • 2x Cruisair air conditioners 10,000btu and 15,000btu


  • New 2019 - Highfield double floor aluminum Hypalon dinghy - CL310
  • Tohatsu 18hp - new body and swivel - 2020
  • Gets 3 up on plane easy!


  • Life Jackets (foam and inflatable)
  • Handheld compass
  • Mirror + Sea Dye canister
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Torches
  • Flares (hand and gun style)

Anchor & Docking

  • Rocna 66lb anchor - this anchor cannot be beat, we've never dragged!
  • Twin bridle setup attached to front eyes on hulls
  • 175ft chain + 200ft rope with splice to chain link - and we've never had to put out the rope!
  • Maxwell 1500 anchor windless with foot and helm switches
  • Spare Danforth with 50ft chain and 200ft rope spliced on - stored in front port deck locker
  • Plenty of dock lines, spring lines and fenders for all tie up situations!