Catamaran For Sale – Manta 40 (USA)

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Asking: $175,000 (USD) Location: Port Aransas, TX (USA)
S/V Today is a Port Aransas, TX based 1997 Manta 40 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Today (formerly TnA) is a Port Aransas, TX based 1997 Manta 40 catamaran for sale by owner.

Manta catamarans were built in Florida from the late 1990s to the late 2000s. The Manta is unmistakably recognizable from a distance with her trademark high bows and a massively curved integrated forward crossbeam. This is a true blue water vessel that is comfortable, spacious, and a real pleasure to sail. Tons of solar power all refrigeration and DC without the use of the engines.

Manta catamarans have developed and maintained a loyal following of knowledgeable cruisers. These yachts are known for their sound construction, excellent performance, and ease of single-hand sailing.

The Manta’s broad, 21 foot beam and narrow hulls spread beneath a “spaceship” pod are typical of French cat design. Her width is intended to give her stability against the lateral press of the sails, and her narrow hulls are designed to slice rather than plow the water.

The length, but not the interior, of the Mantas has been growing, a good sign that the builder, Pat Reischmann, concerns himself with the Holy Grail of cats: low weight, especially in the bow and stern, where loads produce pitching. The Manta has grown a pleasing stern with sugar scoop, step-down transoms. The transoms are cut away inboard at the waterline for easy access to and from the dinghy.

Today also benefits from a strengthened hull, made with Nida-core honeycomb and vacuum-bagged and reinforced with unidirectional E-glass at high stress points. Some cat builders use lighter, higher-tech, and more expensive materials like foams and aramid fibers, but the Manta builders have tried to strike the balance between solid construction and cost. Manta hulls have molded in keels that carry their draft to 3 feet 8 inches.

Our sailing plans were postponed by a decade or two with the pending arrival of our little blessing (baby boy). We purchased this boat in Puerto Rico in April 2022, and sailed it about 1850 nautical miles back to Port Aransas. We are very excited to have a baby boy inbound, but that means we have to let our other baby (catamaran) go. We’ll circle back to sailing and adventure later in life, but for now, we are all in on parenting and career. I hope this catamaran brings the next family as much joy and adventure as it did ours.

Catamaran Name:S/V Today
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:39’8" (12.1 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)
Holding Tanks:2 X 20g polyethylene holding tanks
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 X Volvo 30hp MD2030 engines w/ saildrives
Engine Hours:Unknown previous owner stated approximately 2200hrs each (I've put 105 hrs in the year that I've owned it)
Fuel Consumption:.75g/hr per engine
Sails:110% furling genoa, fully battened mainsail with stackpack style sailcover and lazy jacks, asymmetrical spinnaker in a sock

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Catamaran Inventory


  • Nida-core honeycomb and vacuum-bagged and reinforced with unidirectional E-glass at high stress points
  • Exterior finish white gelcoat
  • Hull, deck, and bulkheads constructed with Nide-core collision bulkheads
  • Watertight compartments in bow, and stern
  • Fiberglass fin keels molded integral with hulls twin high-density foam/fiberglass rudders with 2" diameter solid stainless-steel shaft


  • 3 cabins
  • Comfortable owner's cabin port-side with walk-in shower
  • New teak flooring on rear steps, cockpit, interior steps and head
  • Port Hull (master) queen size bed w/ settee, large cedar-lined double hanging locker, drawer space, and extra storage locker
  • Large Pantry storage in companionway, head area with separate, walk-in shower stall and curtain, sink and mirror
  • Original Jabsco marine toilet, very large medicine locker
  • Starboard hull (Guest) - Aft cabin has queen sized bed w/ settee, cedar-lined hanging locker, drawers
  • Companionway features multi-level bookshelf


  • Two custom mahogany dining tables, one in the main salon and one in the cockpit
  • Custom settee cushion covers, large wet locker, LED lights, 12v Caframo fans throughout


  • Massive top loading fridge and freezer
  • Large galley up
  • Formica counter tops and cabinetry
  • Lots of enclosed storage above and below counter
  • 3 burner propane stove w/ oven
  • 10 cu ft Adler-Barbour
  • 12v side-by-side refigerator and freezer w/ new controllers
  • Double stainless steel sink, hot and cold water,
  • 3 gallon 12v electric and 6 gallon heat exchanger/ 120v elec cockpit


  • Bridge deck cover serves as a water catcher
  • Forward windscreen w/ new zippers and vinyl
  • 2 cockpit storage boxes, custom mahogany cockpit table and cushions
  • Gas bbq grill protected helm w/ stainless steel wheel
  • All lines run to helm


  • Rainman 30g watermaker
  • Dual 30 amp shorepower connectors w/ 50' cable and Y connector
  • 2kw Xantrex inverter
  • Honda 2200 generator w/ less than 20 hours to power
  • 700w of solar
  • Southwest air wind generator trace C0 controller with display at nav station
  • One stock Volvo alternator and one balmar high output
  • House batteries Deka D cell, 3 each
  • 268ah each starter battery new as of Feb 22
  • Promariner battery charger

Deck & Hull

  • Deck hardware reinforced with aluminum
  • Six bomar aluminum opening deck hatches with screens
  • Eight bomar aluminum opening ports with screens polycast 3/8" acrylic tinted salon windows (replaced in 2014)
  • Bomar companionway door with key locking handle

Sails & Rigging

  • 110% furling genoa
  • Twin sheeted main
  • Full battened mainsail with stackpack style sailcover and lazy jacks
  • Doyle furling genoa and asymmetrical spinnaker in a sock
  • Primary- Delta 44 with 200' 5/16 chain and 100' nylon rode
  • Backup- Fortress FX 23 aluminum with 150' 5/8" 3 strand nylon line
  • Maxwell VWC1200 12v anchor windlass with new motor
  • Harken 44 two speed self-tailing electrical winch forward trampoline

Engines & Mechanical

  • Twin Volvo MD2030 diesels w/ 3 blade folding props
  • Honda 2200 generator
  • 2 water heaters
  • 100g baffled aluminum water tank
  • 100g baffled aluminum fuel tank
  • 2 twenty gallon polyethylene holding tanks with y-valve, level gauge, macerator pump, and deck fitting


  • 10ft AB aluminum ultralight featuring a bow storage locker w/ 15hp yamaha with low hours
  • Large aluminum radar arch
  • Custom sling seat up high which offers 360 degree views
  • Small fortress anchor, oars, fuel tank included

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin chartplotter
  • B&G quad instruments

Anchor & Docking

  • Four large foredeck lockers with locking latches
  • Anchor chain locker
  • Non-skid on all deck surfaces
  • Double life lines with boarding gates port and starboard, new in 2014
  • Uncoated stainless