Catamaran For Sale – Nautitech Open 40 (USA)

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Asking: $445,000 (USD)
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Location: Hilton Head Island, SC (USA)
S/V Wishing Whale is a Hilton Head Island, SC based 2017 Nautitech 40 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
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S/V Wishing Whale is a like-new 2017 Nautitech Open 40 catamaran, for sale by owner.

The Nautitech 40 has been a great success from the moment it was launched in May 2003. Fast, easy to handle and amazingly spacious (sleeps up to 10), she is a role-model in her category.

The major point of strength of the Nautitech 40 Catamaran is the quality of its hull, which is finely balanced between habitability and speed. The main innovation of Nautitech 40 is its rigid bimini roof, which protects the entire cockpit from sun and sea spray. A sliding roof panel allows you to let in as much light and fresh air you desire.

The Nautitech 40 has a large panoramic view windshield, while a sliding picture window offer easy access from the saloon to the cockpit. The indoor areas are bright and roomy with an abundance of storage space. The salon seats 10 people.

Nautitech catamarans are known all over for their spaciousness, comfort, conviviality, safety, aesthetics and exceptional construction quality. A 40.2 version was launched in 2005 in an evolution of the proven Nautitech 40.

Whishing Whale comes with Lithium, Solar, and Stern Solar Arch. She has A/C-Heat that’s 12V and runs off batteries as well as 12v watermaker. Just over 500 engine hours each engine. Never chartered and no hurricane damage.

For colder climates, Wishing Whale has separate diesel heaters. Everything you need to cruise and ready to go! We are only selling her because we want to purchase a larger sailing catamaran. 

Added in February 2023

  • Soft goods - partial where needed
  • Helm Seats & Helm Seat Covers
  • Sun shade/bug netting around both helms, cockpit and at stern
  • New Stack Pack
  • New hatch covers on all hatches
  • Water Maker housing replaced
  • A/C units 2 x 12V 12K Mabru runs off Lithium
  • Lithium - 4 x 280ah House batteries = 1120AH
  • Solar Arch off stern with Davits
  • Renogy Solar Panels 4 x 320 - 1280Watts with all controllers, etc
  • New Charger Inverter and color display at Nav Station
  • Added 3” latex topper to all berths (very comfortable)
  • Security cameras with DVR and Viewsonic display
  • Bottom paint and sail drive servicing scheduled for August

Catamaran Name:S/V Wishing Whale
Year Built:2017
Builder:Nautitech (La Rochelle, France)
Designer:Mortain & Mavrikios
Loa:39' 4" (11.98 m.)
Lwl:37' 9" (11.50 m.)
Beam:21' 4" (6.50 m.)
Draft:3' 11" (1.20 m.)
Displacement:16,280 lb. (7,385 kg.)
Mast Height:66'
Fuel Tanks:75 gal approximate
Water Tanks:75 gal approximate
Holding Tanks:10 gal approximately
Galley Location:Up
Engines:2 Volvo 30 hp diesel
Engine Hours:530
Fuel Consumption:1 gph
Sails:Main, Jib and Spinnaker

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory


  • Displacement: 7,385kg
  • Material: Fibreglass
  • Keel: Fixed Fin Keels
  • Builder: Nautitech Catamarans
  • Designer: Mortain & Mavrikios


  • 3 Full Cabins with Queen sized beds hanging closets (owners version)
  • All beds have 3" Latex toppers for very comfortable sleeping (2023)
  • Under berth storage, top hatch, side port hatch, LED
  • 2 Bathrooms (2 electric fresh water heads)
  • Hot and cold water, vanity and mirror


  • Large Saloon with collapsable table - seating for 4 - sleeping for 2
  • cushions and flooring


  • 2 burner LPG stovetop (New 2021)
  • ENO LPG oven
  • Galley Tap
  • 12V Fridge
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink (with hot and cold fresh water)
  • Watermaker
  • fresh water tanks


  • Massive Cockpit that is fully closed (no walk-thru) making it extra safe for young kids.
  • 2 Storage lockers plus propane locker


  • Stereo with indoor and outdoor speakers


  • 1120 Ah Dakota Lithium house batteries (new 2023)
  • 1280W solar panels mounted on stern on Arch w/ MPPT controllers
  • Victron Battery monitor display with bluetooth
  • 220V shore power charger
  • Power Cord and adapters

Deck & Hull

  • Blackwater hoses replaced port side April 2023
  • Exterior fresh water shower

Sails & Rigging

  • Main
  • Jib
  • Spinnaker

Engines & Mechanical

  • 2 Yanmar 3YM30 (29HP) with approximately less than 530 hours each side
  • Yanmar SD20 sail-drives
  • Gori two blade folding propellors stored and in need of annual servicing
  • 2 x 150L plastic diesel tanks


  • 10' Highfield with 9.9 hp Honda

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with hydraulic ram on mini-tiller
  • Raymarine ST70 wind, depth and log
  • displays charts as well as all other data (AIS, wind, depth, speed….)
  • Garmin GPSMap 520 chart plotter (AIS target display)
  • Standard Horizon GX2200 VHF (with repeater at helm new 2021)
  • Em-Trak B300 AIS transceiver with S300 splitter (new 2018)
  • 2 x Plastimo Compass each helm


  • 6 person liferaft (New 2020)
  • Lifejackets
  • Automatic bilge pumps in both hulls and engine compartments (New 2021)
  • 2 x manual bilge pumps (each steering station)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Emergency Tiller

Anchor & Docking

  • 40 lbs anchor including 180’ chain
  • Electric windlass
  • Spare anchor with 200’ of anchor/rode


  • Assorted Hand Tools
  • Extra v-belts, fuel filters, oil filters, impellers, watermaker filters
  • Bosun’s chair
  • Stainless steel outdoor grill
  • Spare parts, rope, wiring and plumbing supplies
  • Spare Water Pump
  • Water Hose for shore supply (rated for drinking water)
  • Shore Power Cord
  • Deck Brushes and Buckets