Manta 42 (Florida)

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Asking: $275,000 (USD) Location: Vero Beach (Florida)
S/V Galileo is a Vero Beach based 2000 Manta 42 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. No trades.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

Now available FOR SALE BY OWNER is a beautiful 2000 Manta 42 Sailing Catamaran.

I am finishing my cruising time on “Galileo” and she is ready for more adventures with new owners. Galileo is a meticulously maintained and extensively updated vessel. During my ownership, I have strived to completely upgrade or repair all identified deficiencies to bring her to an outstanding and highly reliable level of quality systems, equipment and workmanship. 

The US/Florida built Manta Catamaran Sailboats have an excellent reputation as proven, quality blue water cruising catamarans. These yachts are known for their durable construction and excellent performance. Mantas were specifically designed for owner live-aboard cruising and are rigged for easy single handling. Manta owners are a very enthusiastic group of sailors dedicated to supporting their vessels through an extensive owners’ organization and information-sharing website.

The hallmark of the Manta fiberglass hull construction sets it apart from large-scale production brands of catamaran boats. Manta hulls, decks, deck house, bulkheads and sole are made of tri-axial and bi-axial fab mat over Nida Core polypropylene core. Resins used include polyester, vinylester and isophalic gelcoat. The hull below the water line is solid fiberglass. Safety is enhanced by two structural collision bulkheads in the forward section of each hull. All construction is vacuum bagged to produce a strong, stiff structure. Most production catamarans use inferior balsa or foam core in upper structures.

Recent upgrades and highlights

  • Galileo has been repowered with new Volvo Penta DI-30 engines and sail drives.
  • Engines have 200 hours
  • The mast and spars have been completely taken apart, hand-sanded and painted with awlgrip
  • All sanitation hoses replaced and re-clamped throughout.
  • Sails added - a new main and stack pack and a new jib in 2020.
  • The addition of a DC watermarker installed in 2021, which runs efficiently on solar, made her completely cruise ready!

Catamaran Name:S/V Galileo
Year Built:2000
Builder:Manta Enterprises (Sarasota, FL)
Designer:Manta Enterprises
Construction:The hull, deck, bulkheads and sub-sole are vacumed bagged utilizing a varying lamination schedule of biaxial, triaxial and unidirectional cloth, cored with Core Cell(hull & deck) and Nida Core honeycomb coring(bulkheads, sub-sole) and laminatated with vinylester and isopthalic resins. Wetted sufaces below the waterline are solid GRP contruction with vinylester resin, and above the waterline in the hull and deck isopthalic resin is used. In the areas of thru-hulls, chainplates and deck hardware the construction is solid GRP. All deck hardware is thru-bolted with aluminum backing plates laminated into the respective location. Manta further uses Kevlar in the bow and keel areas. Thru-hull fittings and sea cocks are non-corrosive Marelon. The hull to deck marriage is done with 3M 5200 marine adhesive/sealant then further reinforced with 360 degree unidirectional laminates on the inside of the hull/deck bond for additonal structural integrity and stiffness and essentially creating a monocoque structure. The hull/deck seam is then finished with a heavy duty vinly rub rail.
Loa:42 ft 0 in (12.8 m.)
Lwl:39' 10 in (12.2 m.)
Beam:21' 0" (6.4 m.); 53% LOA
Headroom:6' 4" (1.93 m.)
Draft:3' 8" (1.12 m.)
Displacement:16500 lbs. (7500 kgs.)
Mast Height:59' 6" (18.2 m.)
Bridgedeck Clearance:2' 5% LOA (min)
Speed:6-8 knots
Fuel Tanks:125 gal
Water Tanks:100 gals
Holding Tanks:2x20 gals
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2x Volvo D1-30s
Engine Hours:200 hrs
Fuel Consumption:.5 gal/hr
Sails:Fully battoned main, jib with camber spar and asymmetrical spinnaker

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  • The hull, deck, bulkheads and sub-sole are constructed of triaxial, biaxial, and unidirectional fiberglass with vinylester, isophthalic resins
  • Hull & Deck are cored with Divinycell and Subsoles & Bulkheads are cored with Nida-Core-all vacuum bagged for stiffness & strength
  • Wetted surfaces below the waterline are solid GRP construction with vinylester resin
  • Kevlar is additionally incorporated into the bow & keel areas for strength & rigidity
  • In the areas of thru-hulls, chainplates, and deck hardware the construction is solid GRP.
  • All deck hardware is thru-bolted with aluminum backing plates laminated into the respective location.
  • Thru-hull fittings and sea cocks are all non-corrosive Marelon, except engine raw water intakes of brass.
  • The hull-to-deck marriage is done with 3M 5200 marine adhesive/sealant
  • Hull-to-Deck joint reinforced with 360-degree unidirectional laminates for structural integrity and stiffness into a monocoque structure.
  • The hull/deck seam is finished with mechanical fasteners and a heavy-duty vinyl rub rail.
  • Twin high density foam/fiberglass rudders have 2" diameter solid stainless steel shafts and emergency tiller rigging
  • All stanchions, handrails, cleats, opening ports/hatches, hinges, chain plates, anchor roller, and fuel and water fills are 316 stainless steel. All mechanical/electrical and plumbing systems are designed & installed in accordance with ABYC standards.


  • The Owner’s Queen Stateroom and large private head are on the port side
  • 2nd Queen Stateroom, Shared Head and Single Berth are on starboard side
  • Both Heads have Jabsco Quiet-Flush Electric Freshwater toilets, Swanstone countertops & sinks
  • Large teak storage cabinets and separate shower enclosures with Jabsco shower sump pumps
  • Both Staterooms have large, cedar-lined hanging closets, multiple drawer & cabinet units, and built-in self-draining shoe lockers
  • The single berth has multiple built-in storage cabinets and custom hull-side shelving for storage of critical spares
  • A large pantry storage, multiple built-in bookcases and storage cabinets line the Port Hull companionway
  • The starboard hull contains a built-in Splendide-2100 Washer/Dryer that operates on shore power or the NextGen genset
  • The companionway is lined with numerous built-in storage cabinets & bookcases
  • All interior doors are louvered teak and all interior woods are ash, cherry and teak
  • All interior upholstery is done in Sunbrella and soles are all no-maintenance synthetic teak & holly for strength and wear
  • All Bomar Ocean hatches have retracting Oceanair screen/shade coverings
  • An oversized nav-table with storage


  • A large and comfortable L-shaped settee for lounging & dining with an adjustable Formica table
  • Entertainment center above the large hanging wet-locker immediately inside the cockpit door
  • Cockpit Door with both a self-retracting Phantom Screen and watertight/locking Bomar lexan door
  • Built-in flat panel TV in Salon with large storage cabinet behind
  • Sony DVD/cd stereo system and Bose speakers in the salon and cockpit area
  • Custon Paneltronics elec panel on cabinet door below Nav Table that controls all ships 12VDC and 110VAC
  • Mastervolt Masterswitch for automatic transfer between AC Power Sources
  • ProMariner ProSafe Zinc Saver galvanic isolator
  • YachtGuard integrated DC Surge Protection System
  • YachtGuard integrated AC Surge Protection System
  • Blue Sea Systems Multi-Combination Isolation & Combiner switches for all House & Engine Batteries
  • MasterVolt Battery Isolators on both Volvo Mains
  • MasterVolt AlphaPro Alternator Regulators on both Volvo Mains
  • Mastervolt Combimaster 12V/2000W/100A(120v) Charger


  • Well-equipped Galley area with a 3-burner propane stove/oven with storage cabinet underneath
  • Huge 10Cu Ft top-loading Super Cold Machine refrigerator & freezer with 6" of insulation
  • Individual digital thermostats
  • Individual hinged lids
  • Large U-Shaped Galley with double stainless steel sink
  • Multiple GFI outlets
  • 12v Range Hood wirh adjustable Exhaust Fan
  • Very generous cabinetry & storage
  • Built-in microwave
  • Enclosed countertop toaster/coffee maker storage
  • Removeable fiddle-rails on all shelves throughout the boat provide security & safety while underway


  • Manta exclusive welded anodized aluminum full cockpit enclosure & Radar arch with walkable aluminum walkway
  • Bomar helm hatch
  • Two Full Cockpit Enclosure sets of both Strataglass with individual rollup panels
  • 10 75 watt solar Panels with BlueSky Solar MPPT Boost Controller
  • 8ft wide radar-arch with folding couch area/sling seat
  • Harken 6:1 Dinghy Davit system
  • Kayak davit rigging
  • 4 lazarettte locking fiberglass storage boxes
  • Full set of Textilene cockpit cushions for crew & passenger comfort
  • Double Captains chair/footrest is set high to allow 360-degree views around the boat
  • Harken 44.2-ST primary electric self-tailing winch and manual Harken 44.2 winch for Spinnaker


  • Custom AC/DC electrical panel
  • Primary Trojan T-145 house battery bank
  • Mastervolt 2000 Sine Inverter
  • Central Battery Switches & Refrigeration Compressor are all in compartments under the settee
  • 2 Dometic Cruisair (16k BTU for salon and forward cabins with 10k BTU for rear cabins) reverse cycle 115VAC Cooling/Heating Units


  • Paneltronics electrical panel is located on the front of the nav station cabinet door and controls all 12VDC and 110VAC distribution and equipment power
  • 10 -75W Shell Solar Panels on arch top w/Blue Sky 50a MPPT Boost Controller
  • Six-6 Volt 145 Amp Trojan T-145 House Batteries under salon settee with isolation switches
  • Two-12 Volt, 100 Amp, Sealed Start Batteries in engine compartments with isolation switches
  • Xantrex LinkPro battery management system
  • NextGen 5.5 kw Genset in sound shield in forward port hull
  • Two sealed Jabsco shower sumps with auto pump/out
  • Remote 12 VDC solenoid shutoff for propane
  • 12v Taylorbrite CCF interior and helm lighting throughout with dimmer for salon under cabinet lighting
  • 12v LED courtesy red lighting in passageways, salon and baths.
  • Jabsco Sensor max 12VDC freshwater pressure pump
  • Isotemp 10 gal. 11O-volt water heater with engine heat exchanger system
  • Two Jabsco 1950 gph 12v bilge pumps with auto switch and alarm with (2) Whale Gusher manual bilge pumps
  • External switches for remote CCF lighting under bunks in engine compartments
  • MasterVolt Battery Isolators on both Volvo Mains
  • MasterVolt AlphaPro Alternator Regulators on both Volvo Mains

Deck & Hull

  • Freshwater Washdown and Hot/Cold Shower Head on starboard transom
  • Seawater Deck washdown on foredeck
  • All stanchions, handrails, cleats, opening ports/hatches, hinges, chain plates, anchor roller, and fuel and water fills are 316 stainless steel

Sails & Rigging

  • Full batten 10.3oz high modulus dacron North Mainsail with lazy jacks, mounted with Tides Strong sail track and slide-cars, boom basket (2019)
  • Adjustable rigid Garhauer 20:1 boom-vang
  • Dutchman Boom Brake and integrated reefing lines all led to helm
  • Self-tacking, full batten 8.3oz high modulus dacron North Jib on Camber Spar with topping lift, lazy jacks, and Jib downhaul system
  • Line bags, Flag Halyards, spare rigged lines
  • 1.5 oz nylon asymmetrical spinnaker, with sail bag and Samson lines
  • Extra main halyard and dedicated spinnaker halyard with roller reefing and position control lines
  • Awlgrip epoxy painted aluminum mast and boom (2017)
  • Stainless steel rigging with chafe protection (2017)
  • All running rigging color coded
  • Extra line bags at helm and on port & stbd life-lines (2021)
  • Flag halyards and cleats

Engines & Mechanical

  • Volvo D1-30 engines
  • RCI-Puratec central in-line or recycle mode fuel polishing system services Volvo Mains & Genset Kubota Diesel
  • Isotemp Hot Water Heater operating on 110VAC or Stbd Main Engine Coolant Recycle
  • Groco Hydromatic self-cleaning sea water strainer
  • Spectra Extreme 330 GPD Reverse Osmosis Watermaker (2021)
  • Volvo 3-blade Flex-O-Fold folding propellers with Volvo 120S Saildrives


  • Caribe 10’ Dinghy with 15 HP 2 stroke engine

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin Digital RADAR
  • B&G Autopilot control unit (2017)
  • Raymarine Type 2 Actuator ram.
  • Raymarine Core Pack II autopilot CPU. (2017)
  • (2) Garmin GMI 20 multi display meter. (2017)
  • AIRMAR DST Smart transducer
  • Vesper Marine AIS transceiver-plotter w/ WatchMate (2017) Garmin GPSMAP 723xsv chart plotter. (2017)
  • Icom IC-602 VHF radio. With command mic
  • (2) Random access microphones for vhf.
  • Icom IC-802 SSB radio.
  • Icom AT-140 automatic antenna tuner.
  • SCS digital modem ( converts radio frequency to digital for emails and weather).
  • Richie Power Damp compass.
  • Weems and Plath barometer.
  • Sony MPS WMA AAC marine DVD/CD player with indoor and outdoor speakers. AOC 1080 23" flat screen HD TV.
  • Glomax amplified TV antenna.


  • ACR Global Fix Epirb
  • 2 Flare Gun Kits
  • Offshore First Aid Kit
  • Life Jackets & Vests
  • Double Lifelines, Harnesses & Jack lines
  • Mast Climbing Seat
  • Emergency Tiller

Anchor & Docking

  • Rocna 55lb anchor
  • 250 ft Galvanized Chain
  • 2 Extra Anchors; 1 Fortress 55 and 1 Fortress 27
  • 200ft Line & Chain
  • 4 Large FreedomFenders
  • 6 75ft Dock Lines
  • Whale Gusher backup bilge pumps

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