Catamaran For Sale -- Manta 40 (Florida)

Manta 40 Photos
Asking: $199,000 (USD) Location: Englewood (Florida)
S/V Free Spearit is a Englewood based 1997 Manta 40 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.

S/V “Free Spearit” is an owner’s version 1997 Manta 40 cruising catamaran that has just returned a month ago from an 8-month trip around the Bahamas. She has undergone an extensive refit from 2018-2021 and “Free Spearit” is now a very well-equipped and capable sailing vessel ready for long-distance blue water cruising.

Manta 40’s are highly regarded for their durable composite construction, comfortable layout, and exemplary performance. If you are looking for one of the best values on the market of a fully loaded cruising Catamaran look no further.

This Manta 40 under went a total restoration inside and out and is ready to take its new owner on new adventures far and wide. Have the confidence as you set sail to explore the world beyond, that the recently upgraded equipment will give you years of carefree service. You will be hard pressed to find another Sail Catamaran with this much to offer at this price. 

This blue water cruiser was made by Endeavour Catamarans in Largo, Florida. It is an excellent example of what a cruising couples boat should be, relaxing.

Enjoy interior comfort with this owners version layout. The port hull features a stateroom with a Queen berth with lots of drawers and closet space, hallway with bookshelves and loads of pantry storage, and a head with a generous walk in shower. While the Starboard side has a second Queen berth, again with lots of storage, and an additional single berth, while sharing a second head. The well designed u-shaped galley, highly efficient fridge/ freezer, salon and navigation station are found midship. All with excellent viewing with wrap around windows.  

The cheerful bridge-deck features a U-shaped galley, nav station, and spacious dinette while the hulls are reserved for sleeping and showering. The port hull houses the owner’s double cabin aft and private head with a large shower forward. All lines for the full-batten main and self-tacking Camber Spar jib are led back to a single electric winch in the cockpit, which makes for easy single-handed sailing.

HUGE 2018-2021 Refit and Upgrades list

  • New 2018:
  • Sobstad jib and full-batten mainsail
  • Magnum MS2812 2800W sinewave inverter/charger
  • Frigoboat K50F Keel cooled compressor and evaporator plate for fridge & freezer
  • (4) 100W Battleborn Lithium batteries
  • Victron MPPT 150/85 solar controller
  • Victron BMV-712 battery monitor
  • (3) 300 W solartech solar panels
  • offshore 3/8 open net trampolines
  • bimini canvas and isinglass dodger
  • Raymarine es78 MFD
  • Magma grill
  • All standing rigging replaced
  • All new running rigging
  • Replaced pumps throughout vessel
  • Upgraded dome lights, cabin lights, cockpit lights, anchor light to LED
  • New 2019:
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 doppler radar
  • Raymarine p70s autopilot control head
  • Raymarine i50 depth, i50 speed, i60 wind instruments
  • ICOM AIS VHF radio with remote commandmic
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 MFD
  • ACR EPIRB category 2
  • NMEA 2000 cables throughout vessel
  • Fusion stereo and salon/cockpit speakers
  • 65 lb Mantus anchor & swivel
  • Achilles HB-315DX RIB tender
  • 20HP DF20ASW2 Suzuki outboard for tender
  • Mack Sail covers for jib and main
  • 300 ft 3/8 HT Galvanized anchor chain
  • Isotemp SPA30 8-gallon hot water heater
  • Wise Helm chair
  • New 2020:
  • Raymarine Type 2 Autopilot with Hydraulic Linear Pump
  • CruiseRO SM30 30 gph water maker
  • Iridium GO!
  • Generac GP2200i portable generator
  • 30A 125V 50' Marinco EEL shorepower cord
  • Phifertex Plus windshield sunshades
  • Phifertex Standard cockpit shades
  • Salon cushions
  • New 2021:
  • Lofrans Cayman Compact Horizontal Windlass - 3/8 Inch HT & PC
  • Transom shower (hot/cold)
Catamaran Name: S/V Free Spearit
Model: 40
Year Built: 1997
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: 40'
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: (2) 20gal
Cabins: 3
Heads: 2
Galley Location: Up
Engines: Volvo Penta MD2030B and 120S saildrives
Engine Hours: 750 hrs
Sails: Self-tacking Camber Spar jib and full-batten main

Catamaran Inventory


  • All elements of the boat are vacuum bagged
  • Hull, deck, and bulkheads constructed with Nida-Core Polypropylene Structural Honeycomb
  • Collision bulkheads with watertight compartments
  • Twin high-density foam/fiberglass rudders with 2” diameter stainless-steel shaft
  • Aluminum backing plates where deck fittings occur


  • Port owner's cabin with queen berth aft
  • Port owner's private head with large shower forward
  • Starboard guest's queen berth aft
  • Starboard guest head and separate shower midship
  • Starboard guest double berth forward
  • Air conditioned berths
  • Hot water showers
  • RO water maker


  • L-shaped sattee
  • Storage area behind sattee
  • Hi-Lo adjustable dinette table
  • Storage ottoman
  • Large storage locker
  • Fusion stereo and speakers
  • LED dome lights
  • Courtesy lights
  • Iridium Go!
  • 12,000 BTU CruiseAir air conditioner
  • Bomar water-tight salon entry door
  • Phifertex Plus windshield sunshades


  • Large frigoboat K50F keel cooled top loading separate refrigerator and freezer
  • U-shaped galley
  • 3-burner propane stove and oven
  • External propane locker with solenoid at stove
  • SS double sink with large pull out faucet
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Under-sink drinking water filter system


  • Welded anodized aluminum radar/helm arch with canvas bimini top and integral dinghy davits
  • Strataglass dodger with 3 zip up flaps on front
  • Phifertex rolldown cockpit shades
  • Custom swivel mounted table
  • Swivel captain's chair
  • Stainless steel steering wheel with wheel brake
  • Speakers
  • Raised back seating area
  • (2) storage lockers under lower seats
  • Magma Cabo grill

Deck & Hull

  • (6) Bomar opening deck hatches with screens
  • (9) Bomar opening ports with screens
  • Molded anti-skid on all deck surfaces
  • Offshore 3/8 open net trampolines
  • Stainless steel corner bow rails with integral seats
  • Stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines
  • Large foredeck storage lockers with locking latches
  • Hot/cold transom shower

Engines & Mechanical

  • (2) 29 HP Volvo Penta MD2030B and 120S saildrives
  • Approx. 750 hrs on each
  • Fuel Tanks: 100gal
  • Water Tanks: 100gal
  • Holding Tanks: (2) 20gal


  • All connected via NMEA2000
  • Raymarine es78 MFD at salon nav. station
  • Navionics chips for FL and Caribbean
  • ICOM AIS VHF radio inside with remote commandmic for cockpit
  • Raymarine Axiom 7 MFD at helm
  • Raymarine i50 depth, i50 speed, i60 wind instruments at helm
  • Raymarine p70s autopilot control head
  • Raymarine Type 2 Autopilot with Hydraulic Pump
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 doppler radar
  • Iridium Go!
  • Fusion marine stereo
  • Masthead LED Tri Color for at anchor and sailing
  • Front facing steaming + decklight combination
  • LED Nav lights on bow seats for motoring/sailing


  • Magnum MS2812 2800W sinewave inverter/charger
  • (4) 100W Battleborn Lithium batteries
  • (3) 300 W solartech solar panels
  • Victron MPPT 150/85 solar controller
  • Victron BMV-712 battery monitor
  • CruiseRO SM30 30gph water maker
  • Generac GP2200i portable generator
  • 30A and 50A shore power inlets
  • 50' 30A 125W Marinco EEL shorepower cord
  • (2) Engine start batteries
  • Galvanic isolator
  • LED Dome lights, cabin lights, cockpit lights, anchor lights
  • All pumps replaced throughout boat
  • (1) Electric flush head
  • Isotemp 8gal hot water heater

Sails & Rigging

  • Sobstad self-tacking Camber Spar jib
  • Sobstad full-batten mainsail
  • Mack Sails Stack Pack for main and cover for jib
  • Running rigging replaced in 2018
  • 3/8 Standing rigging replaced in 2018
  • All sail rigging run back to helm
  • Boom brake
  • HARKEN two speed self-tailing electric winch


  • (2) Automatic RULE bilge pumps
  • ACR EPIRB category 2
  • Emergency tiller
  • 6+ Life jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flare kit
  • Bosun's chair
  • Throwable life ring
  • Floating cockpit cushions

Anchor & Docking

  • 65 lb Mantus anchor and swivel
  • 300 ft 3/8 HT Galvanized anchor chain
  • Lofrans Cayman Compact Horizontal Windlass - 3/8 Inch HT & PC
  • Twin bridle setup attached to front eyes on hulls
  • Spare 55 lb Delta anchor
  • Dock lines, spare lines, fenders


  • 2018 Achilles HB-315DX RIB tender
  • 2019 20HP DF20ASW2 Suzuki outboard