Nautitech 46 Open (Chesapeake Bay)

Presented By Alexis @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $595,000 (USD)
Duty Paid
Location: Cape Charles, VA, US (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V Strand House is a Cape Charles, VA, US based 2018 Nautitech 46 Open 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.

Very clean, 2018, Nautitech 46 Open, owner version layout. Turn-key yacht, ready to go. US flag, duty paid. Two owners since new, never chartered. Current owners have used her lightly on the Eastern Seaboard and Bahamas. The cat was just hauled November 2023 for new bottom paint, new zincs, new sail drive seals and oil.

Low hours on the twin Volvo engines (800h) and Cummins-Onan generator (600h). Very well equipped with generator, air-conditioning throughout, water-maker. Owners are experienced sailors who chose this model for its nice turn of speed, good feedback at the wheel and sail inventory: fully battened mainsail, self-tacking jib, screecher on continuous furler, symmetric Oxley spinnaker. A brand new 120% overlapping jib with new sheet tracks is onboard and can be installed.

The contemporary, quality interior fit and finish of the boat will surprise you. This is a 12V DC/110V AC boat.

Catamaran Name:S/V Strand House
Model:46 Open
Year Built:2018
Builder:Nautitech (France)
Designer:MARC LOMBARD and Studio Roseo Design
Loa:45 ft
Lwl:45.25 ft ft
Beam:24' 9"
Headroom:6' 3"
Draft:4' 9"
Mast Height:75' 2"
Fuel Tanks:1 (300 Gallons)
Water Tanks:1 (300 Gallons)
Cabins: 3
Heads: 3
Engines:2 x Volvo Penta D-50 50 hp
Engine Hours: 770 / 770
Sails:Full batten Dacron square-top mainsail
Oxley Spinnaker with sock – 200m2,new 2022
Gennaker 100m2 on continuous furler

Catamaran Inventory


  • Designer: MARC LOMBARD and Studio Roseo Design
  • Keel: Twin Keel


  • Length Overall: 45 ft
  • Length Waterline: 45.25 ft ft
  • Max Draft: 4' 9"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 75' 2"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 3"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 9"


  • Total Power: 100
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: D-50
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 770
  • Engine Power: 50 hp
  • Total Power: 100
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: D-50
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 770
  • Engine Power: 50 hp


  • 3 cabin owner version
  • Owner hull to port with full beam queen bed and walkaround aft
  • Sliding privacy door to the owner suite
  • Owner bathroom forward with electric head and walk-in, stall shower
  • 2 guest cabins to starboard each with queen bunk, en-suite bathroom and stall shower
  • Boat comes in “move-in” condition with galley ware, linens

Navigation Electronics (all new October 2023)

  • 2 new ZEUS 3S 9 inch plotters at helm stations
  • 1 new Zeus 3S 12 inch plotter at chart table (upgrade from 3 to 3S much faster)
  • New B&G radar (upgrade B&G Halo 20+ vs old B&G Halo 20)
  • New B&G autopilot, rudder angle sensor and giro compass
  • New Autopilot B&G remote antenna, now with 2 B&G remotes.
  • New NMEA network entirely rebuilt (new cables and connectors = N2K upgrade vs old Simnet). Eliminated the need of NMEA 1083. Much easier to access and maintain.
  • Removed obsolete systems (Go-free)
  • New B&G wind speed/direction sensor
  • New B&G displays (2 B&G Triton 2 and 2 B&G pilot controllers) including speed/log, wind.

VHF, AIS and Stereo systems (all new October 2023) :

  • New AIS /Splitter, (replace old B&G)
  • New Standard Horizon 2400 GX VHF(replace old B&G)
  • New mast antenna (Metz) and cables (large diameter high quality cable and connector upgrade)
  • New remote wireless Standard horizon RAM4X VHF at helm station
  • New Fusion Stereo

Exterior Equipment

  • Delta anchor with 75m chain (10mm diameter)
  • Secondary anchor with rope
  • Electric Windlass Quick 1000W
  • 2 electric Harken winches and 1 manual Harken winch
  • 2 transom showers (salt water or fresh water) for exterior washing
  • Double electronic engine control at each helm station
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • 2 biminis over helms
  • Salon exterior window screens
  • Front deck cushions for sun lounging
  • Day bed for cockpit

Electricity and power generation

  • Shore power
  • 110V electrical system on board
  • 12V electrical system
  • Victron 100A and Mastervolt 12/25-3 Charger
  • Onan generator 7kVA, 600 hours, new Cummins control card (October 2023)
  • 4 AGM Exide 140Ah service batteries (new March 2024)
  • 2 engine batteries
  • Mastervolt 2000W 12/110v Inverter
  • 4 x 140W solar panels + 4 Genasun charge controllers GV-10 MPPTs
  • Windlass control at helm station and chain counter, new October 2023

Interior Equipment

  • Hi-Fi Fusion
  • 2x TVs (saloon and cabin)
  • 2x drawer refrigerators in salon
  • 1 top-loading fridge in galley
  • 1 drawer fridge in cockpit
  • 3x gas ENO hob
  • ENO oven
  • Full air conditioning throughout the vessel: 4 seperate AC reversible units
  • Full heating throughout the boat
  • Fans, screens and blinds in all cabins
  • 60 l/h Spectra watermaker, 14G/H
  • 2x electric and manual marine toilets

New fire extinguishers (5) (October 2023)

  • Tools and numerous engine, generator, water-maker, plumbing and electrical spares included in the sale. The first owner equipped the boat for transatlantic passage making, so appropriate spares are included: spare engine controls, hatches, cooktop, pumps…)

Sails and Rigging

  • Full batten Dacron square-top mainsail
  • Oxley Spinnaker with sock – 200m2,new 2022
  • Gennaker 100m2 on continuous furler
  • Self-tacking solent on furler.
  • Overlapping jib, brand new never used, still in the bag with jib sheet tracks to install on the coach roof. (2022)
  • White lacquered mast
  • Bowsprit

Engines and saildrives

  • 2 x Volvo D2-50, 50 HP

New bilge blowers (October 2023)

  • 3 blade Volvo folding propellers

Dinghy and outboard

  • Aluminum RIB dinghy 3.4 meter
  • Honda 20 HP

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Alexis @ The Multihull Company

By Alexis @ The Multihull Company

Alexis grew up racing dinghies in the waters of Brittany, France. He immigrated to the United States as a young man and developed his interest in offshore cruising and racing in New England and the Bahamas. Alexis began his professional yachting career as a charter captain sailing the storied seas of French Polynesia on a Fountaine-Pajot Marquises 56 catamaran. There he developed a talent for sharing and communicating his love for bluewater sailing to his worldly guests. More recently, Alexis spent ten years managing Nautor’s Swan Charters, a high-end charter company with over fifty Swans based in the Caribbean, New England and the Mediterranean. While at Nautor’s Swan, Alexis coordinated sales of new yachts through the French defiscalisation program. He later instituted a successful yacht sales and management program to develop the fleet in non-French territories. This experience gave him substantial experience in the many facets of yacht sales and brokerage in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Alexis is bilingual English-French. He was educated in the United States and has worked in the US, Europe and the Caribbean. He has sailed extensively on multihulls and particularly enjoys performance cats.