Catamaran For Sale -- Prout Escale 39 (Australia)

Prout Escale 39 Photos Contact Catamaran Owner
Asking: $155,000 (USD) Location: Brisbane, Australia (Australia)
S/V Meander is a Brisbane, Australia based 1996 Prout 39 Escale Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner is open to considering trades.

S/V ‘Meander’ is a Brisbane, Australia based 1996 Prout Escale 39 Catamaran for sale by owner. This Prout Escale is a sturdy, comfortable and very well equipped cruising catamaran which is well suited for worldwide cruising or coastal waters. She is very well maintained and goes to windward almost as well as any cruising monohull, tacking through 90 to 95 degrees

The UK Prout brothers launched the cruising catamaran industry in the early 70’s and their vessels became synonymous with seaworthiness, living comfort, and performance. The Escale 39 was proportionally wider and roomier than previous Prout designs with a length:beam ratio is about 2:1 making her more stable.

She is built for blue water cruising and is easily sailed by a couple as all sails can be handled without leaving the cockpit. This Prout catamaran design is very stable, with lots of space both below and above decks for kids. With lots of windows and a high elevation off the water, below decks doesn’t feel nearly as “cavelike” as traditional monohulls.

This girl has full head height and 180 visibility when standing in the saloon. With two statesrooms rather than three, this cat has a huge saloon area for entertaining.

The recently replaced roller furling cutter rig has all of the sail controls leading back to the cockpit to provide easy and drier handling in any conditions. A complete upgrade of technology onboard was completed in October 2020. Full antifoul was completed Oct/Nov 2020. She was last surveyed in April 2017.

Meander has taken us across the Atlantic twice and come home through the Pacific and took on all challenges with ease. She is built for blue ocean cruising and is kitted out with all the equipment for crossing oceans. To see our sail blog visit: Meander (

Please note: The sale price is listed in US dollars with equivalent in Australian Dollars of  $200,000 or nearest offer.

Recent upgrades

  • New electronics and navigation equipment, new rig, and external facelift 2020
Catamaran Name: S/V Meander
Model: 39 Escale
Year Built: 1996
Builder: G. Prout and Sons
Designer: John Underwood design from Prout Snowgoose Elite
Construction: To Lloyd's ISO 9002/BS5750 solid fibre glass below water line, foam/balsa cored above water line
Loa: 39 ft (11.9m)
Lwl: 35 ft (10.7M)
Beam: 18 ft 3 inches (5.55M)
Headroom: Hulls: 6.90 ft / 2.10m ........ Saloon: 6.24 ft / 1.90 m
Draft: 3 ft 3 in (1m)
Displacement: 15,679 lbs./ 7111 kgs
Mast Height: 58 ft 0 inches (17.67M)
Speed: 5 knots @1800rpm
Fuel Tanks: 250L
Water Tanks: 600L
Holding Tanks: 30L
Cabins: 2
Heads: 2
Galley Location: Down
Engines: 2 x Volvo MD2030
Engine Hours: 3900 hrs
Fuel Consumption: 1.5L @ approx 2000 revs
Sails: Fully battened main sail, with lazy jacks
Main sail cover new
Cruising jib (rebuilt)
Standard genoa
Harken bat car slides
Oversized Anderson winches
Folding steps on mast

Catamaran Inventory


  • Port side - master statesroom is aft, navigation & communication station , bookshelves and freezer amid ship, and large bathroom forward peak
  • Starboard side - second statesroom in the aft, ensuite bathroom , galley (with amid ship) and workshop and pantry in forward peak (with tools, spare parts, several lockers)


  • Large U shaped salon open to port and starboard side hulls
  • New interior upholstery in Oct 2014
  • Inlaid wooden table which can be made into an additional bed


  • 12 V Engel Refrigerator
  • Gas top 3-burner stove
  • Microwave
  • Wall oven


  • Nice cockpit well covered by a large fixed bimini
  • Full clears enclosure
  • Closed cell cockpit cushions
  • Helm chair
  • Custom stainless steel dinghy davits/solar panels arch

Electronics & navigation

  • NEW Raymarine AIS Class B receiver/transmitter
  • NEW Rescue me AIS MOB1 (man overboard system) plus 4 x MOB personal AIS DSC activation devices
  • NEW radar
  • NEW Raymarine AXION Pro chartplotter
  • Autohelm navigation station- and tri-data
  • Autohelm 7000 autopilot with remote (new computer)
  • Icom VHF
  • Sea SSB radio with automatic tuner (Oct 2000)
  • Inverter/charger
  • Purpose-built transformer 110 & 240


  • Heart battery monitor
  • 4 x BP solar panels
  • NEW alternators
  • 3 x marine reverse cycle air conditioners

Sails & Rigging

  • Fully battened main sail, with lazy jacks
  • Main sail cover new
  • Cruising jib (rebuilt)
  • Standard genoa
  • Harken bat car slides
  • Oversized Anderson winches
  • Folding steps on mast

Engines & Mechanical

  • Volvo MD 2030 x 2 - 30 Hp with about 3900 hours
  • 3 blade MAX PROPS


  • Hyperlon 2.7 tender with rigid bottom
  • NEW 15HP mercury motor


  • Life raft
  • Inflating life jackets with harnesses
  • Other safety equipment

Anchor & Docking

  • 44 pounds stainless steel spade anchor with 150 feet of 5/16th HT chain
  • 225 feet of 5/8th rope
  • 44 pounds steel Bruce anchor with 25 feet of 5.8th BBB chain and 275 of 5/8th rope
  • FX-37 Fortress aluminium anchor
  • Muir windlass with remote


  • Spectra Santa Cruz 480 gallons/day Watermaker