Catamaran For Sale -- Prout Manta 38 (USA)

Asking: $80,000 (USD) Location: Solomons, MD (USA)
S/V Sunray is a Solomons, MD based 1997 Prout Manta 38 Catamaran For Sale By Owner
This catamaran owner requires financial settlement only. Trades will not be considered.
This seller is open to offers via CatamaranSite escrow.

S/V Sunray is a 1997 Prout Manta 38 catamaran for sale by owner.  She is on the hard in Solomons, Maryland.  This model is built like a tank with built in flotation fore and aft.  She has new bottom paint and is ready to sail into the horizon.

The Prout family started building boats in the 1950 through 2002 in Exeter UK, leading the way with design innovations, rugged construction and blue water safety.  A major contributor to the popularity of cruising catamarans today. 

This Prout Manta version was built in Richards Bay, South Africa and is basically the same catamaran as the 39 ft Escale model also from Prout.  The Manta at 38 ft has a slightly shorter “sugar scoop” than the Escale model.

S/V Sunray is a roomy and comfortable yacht designed and built for serious cursing and is about as good-looking cruising cat as you will find. The mast is stepped at the forward end of the cockpit making all halyards accessible without going on deck. Below deck is light and airy, the cabins have ample headroom, there is a generous amount of storage space and is well finished.

The “Reputation of Quality” of the Prout catamaran – It’s a very long list but here are a few highlights:

  1. Proven Ocean Crossing Catamaran – Sturdy, Seaworthy, and Affordable.  100+ circumnavigations.
  2. Mast is stepped further AFT with an excellent sail plan for short-handed sailing and balance
  3. Flat Keels and Narrow Beam for standard berths, easy haul outs and beaching. 
  4. Low Profile = Low Windage
  5. “Solidly Built”, strong, seaworthy and cosey down below.
  6. Solid forward Bridge deck (no nets) making a very rigid and sturdy boat with a large solid foredeck for working, playing and lounging.
Catamaran Name:S/V Sunray
Model:Manta 38
Year Built:1997
Builder:Prout (Richards Bay, South Africa)
Loa:38 ft
Lwl:34 ft 6 in
Beam:18.42 ft
Draft:3.92 ft
Displacement:17,000 lbs
Mast Height:49 ft
Speed:6 to 7.5 knots
Fuel Tanks:2 X 60 Gal
Water Tanks:2 X 25 Gal
Holding Tanks:1 X 30 Gal
Galley Location:down
Engines:Yanmar 3HM35 34hp
Fuel Consumption:6 knots = 1/2 gal/hour
Sails:North Sail Full Batten Mainsail with Lazy Jacks
North Sail 135% Genoa with Edge UV Protection with Harken Roller Furling
North Staysail with Edge UV Cover Protection with ProFurl Roller Furling
Cruising Drifter with Sleeve

Catamaran Inventory


  • Main Salon is centrally located with:
  • Standing headroom throughout the cabin
  • "U" Designed dining area with seating for 6 and an extension to 8 people.
  • Recessed LED lighting
  • TV
  • LIquor Cabinet
  • Extensive cabinet storage

Starboard Hull

  • Large Galley
  • Forward Single Berth with wash basin
  • Aft is a double stateroom, closets, wash basin, mirrors, lights

Port Hull

  • Double stateroom with wash basin, closets, mirrors, lights
  • Forward is the large full size Nav station
  • Large Head with Shower, wash basin


  • Starboard Side Galley
  • Double Sink
  • Front Opening Refrigerator
  • Top Loading Freezer - 12 Volt DC and 120 Volt AC
  • Katadyn Pur 35 Water Maker
  • Double Sink with Pressure Hot and Cold Water
  • Excellent Counter Space and Cupboards for Food Prep and Storage
  • 2 Burner Propane Stove Top and Oven
  • Sharp Microwave


  • Garmin Chart plotter map182
  • Raytheon ST-6000 Instrument Series
  • Furuno 1720 Radar
  • Horizon JHX-3503 VHF
  • ICom M502 VHF
  • Icom M-6000 Single Side Band HF Marine Transceiver
  • Autohelm Hydraulic Steering Autopilot
  • Hummingbird Fish Finder Model 128
  • TEAC Audio/Radio with Cabin and Cockpit Speakers


  • 120 Volt AC Panel and 12 Volt DC Circuit Breaker Panel
  • AC Outlets
  • Shore Power Cable
  • Xantex Prosine 2.0 Inverter/ Charger
  • House Batteries: 6 x 6 Volt Deep Cycle Gel Marine Batteries
  • Starting Battery: 1 AGM Battery
  • 3 x 75 Watt Solar Panels linked to a Sunforce 30 amp Controller
  • 2017 NextGen UCM i-3.5 kw Diesel Generator
  • Foredeck Floodlight
  • Mast Head Tricolor and Anchor Light
  • Air Conditioning/Heat

Deck & Hull

  • Solid Fiberglass Hull
  • Rugged, Solid Blue-Water Construction
  • Solid Foredeck (No Nets) with Lazarettes
  • Cutter Rigged
  • Custom Designed Lifting Swim Platform
  • Rigged Fiberglass Bimini Cover with Opening Front Panels
  • Deck Mounted Mast
  • Double Spreaders
  • Mast Steps
  • 12 Lewmar Hatches
  • Double Lifelines with 3 gates
  • Starboard Hull Boarding Steps
  • Stainless Dinghy Davits
  • Magma Grill

Sails & Rigging

  • North Sail Full Batten Mainsail with Lazy Jacks
  • Sunbrella Sail Cover
  • North Sail 135% Genoa with Edge UV Protection with Harken Roller Furling
  • North Staysail with Edge UV Cover Protection with ProFurl Roller Furling
  • Cruising Drifter with Sleeve
  • Extension Pole
  • Halyards, Reefing and Sheets are lead to the Cockpit
  • Winches: 2 x #46 Self Tailing 2 x #30 Self Tailing

Engines & Mechanical

  • Yanmar Model 3HM35
  • 34 HP
  • High Output Double Belted 120 Amps Alternator
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank: 50 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption at 6 knots = 1/2 gal/hour
  • Outdrive: Silette Steerable Outdrive with vertical lifting
  • 3 Blade Prop

Anchor & Docking

  • 44 lb Bruce Anchor with 120 Ft 3/8" HT BBB Chain
  • 45 lb CQR Anchor with Chain and Rode
  • FX 23 Fortress Anchor with Chain and Rode
  • Anchor Bridle
  • Self-Draining Chain Locker
  • Lewmar Anchor Windlass with Deck Foot Switchers and Remote
  • Anchor Wash Down
  • Bow and Stern Anchor Bow Rollers
  • Storm Drogue with 300 Ft of 3/4" line