Catamaran For Sale -- Prout Snowgoose Elite 37 (New Zealand)

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Asking: $115,000 (USD) Location: Opua, New Zealand (New Zealand)
SV Villa Veritas is a Opua, New Zealand based 1993 Prout 37 Snowgoose Elite 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.

Villa Veritas is a 1993 Prout Snowgoose Elite 37. The Snowgoose line is well known to be rugged, reliable, and blue-water capable. Don’t take my word for it; Google it, and you’ll find dozens of reviews. They will differ in detail, but all agree that it’s an excellent boat, and there’s nothing quite like it in the price range.

We love our Snowgoose for so many reasons. She’s big enough to be comfortable and do everything we need, but small enough to fit into monohull slips, or through the French canals. And because she’s not enormous, she can make good speed with sails that are still reasonable to manage. On night shifts, one person can make sail changes without having to wake the other or leave the safety of the cockpit. In fact, the only time you need to leave the cockpit under way is to put up the spinnaker.

At anchor, the side-to-side stability of a catamaran keeps you comfortable in a much wider choice of anchorages. Plus, when you draw less than a meter, you can often sneak up to the front of a crowded anchorage, or into secret spaces where monohulls dare not go. The airflow at anchor is excellent, with hatches on top that scoop air in and funnel it through the hatches in the back of the cabins. And if you sleep up front, you can watch the stars through the windows overhead.

The access to her internals is outstanding. There are two big doors into the spacious engine compartment. All the wire and tube runs are accessible, so if you want to put a new device somewhere, you can do it yourself.

So having decided that you want a Snowgoose, why pick this one? The answer: because she’s in great shape and thoughtfully fitted out, by owners who know what they’re doing. We have taken her on long off-shore passages, and retrofitted nearly every system on board, so we can say with confidence that she is in great shape to keep traveling the world. We love her dearly, but our “two-year” plan is drifting towards five, and it’s time for us to pass her on.

With 820 watts of solar, Villa is set up to be self-sufficient for extended periods off the grid. The charge controllers are sized to allow even more, but we found that we had enough, in large part because the Spectra watermaker is so power-efficient and can run under way. Our water tanks have been recently re-painted with a potable-water epoxy, and you can reach every part of them. She can carry 110 gallons, but with the watermaker, there’s no need to sail with full tanks.

Our 55lb Mantus anchor simply does not drag. Whatever Prout you end up with, we highly recommend oversized ground tackle and plenty of chain for peace of mind.

Villa has lots of gear on board, and we will happily work with you to make sure you get everything you need and nothing you don’t. We are also happy to take new owners out, teach you all her systems, and help you get comfortable, whether you’re new to sailing or just new to this boat.

Catamaran Name:SV Villa Veritas
Model:37 Snowgoose Elite
Year Built:1993
Builder:G. Prout and Sons
Designer:G. Prout and Sons
Construction:Solid GRP below the waterline and cored from the waterline north
Loa:37 ft (11.15m)
Lwl:33 ft 11 inches (10.3M)
Beam:16 ft 3 inches (4.95M)
Draft:3 ft
Displacement:12125 lbs./ 5500 kgs
Mast Height:50 ft 0 inches (15.24M)
Speed:5.5 kts
Fuel Tanks:55gal / 210L
Water Tanks:110gal / 415L
Holding Tanks:30gal / 110L
Galley Location:Down
Engines:Yanmar 3JH2E 27hp
Engine Hours:77XX hrs
Fuel Consumption:.75 gal / hr
Sails:Fully battened mainsail, 196sqft
Furling genoa, 396sqft
Staysail, 80sqft
Asymmetrical spinnaker aka Gennaker aka Cruising Chute with sock, 880sqft

Layout Diagram

Catamaran Inventory


  • Balsa-cored hard top, solid fiberglass below
  • Sanded to gelcoat & checked, Dec 2021
  • Alloy mast
  • Gebo & Lewmar hatches


  • 2 double cabins, aft
  • Elongated full-size berth, center forward
  • 1 electric head, Raritan SeaEra QC, 2021


  • Folding teak table seats 6 comfortably for meals
  • Stain-resistant microfiber upholstery throughout, 2019
  • U-seat cushions re-stuffed 2021
  • Many convenient 110V and 12V outlets


  • 3-burner gas stove
  • Smev gas oven
  • 20lb aluminum tank, 2020
  • Kuuma grill, 2020, with separate 5lb gas tank
  • 2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, air-cooled
  • Spreadstone countertops
  • Magnetic spice & knife racks, safe in heavy seas
  • Microwave
  • Ice maker
  • Salt-water galley foot pump

Fresh Water Systems

  • Spectra Ventura 200T watermaker, 8gal/hr at 10A
  • 110 gallon hull-integrated water tanks, fully accessible
  • Tanks re-surfaced with Liquitile 1172 potable water epoxy, 2019
  • Fresh water tubing fully replaced, 2019
  • Integrated carbon filtration


  • Stainless steel bimini frame with fiberglass top
  • Removable rain and shade enclosures
  • SeaStar hydraulic helm
  • Stern drive steering and lift systems
  • Windlass remote switch
  • Cockpit Captain's chair interchangable with teak folding table
  • Custom-fitted Sunbrella outdoor cushions
  • Dimmable LED area lighting


  • Icom MC-422 VHF radio
  • Iridium Go with dedicated external antenna
  • Kenwood marine stereo w/ bluetooth
  • Bose 151 "outdoor" speakers indoors
  • Garmin Fusion outdoor speakers in cockpit
  • All-LED lighting


  • 820W solar with two Victron SmartSolar MPPT controllers
  • Balmar 6-series 110A alternator w/ AltMount J-10 serpentine belt, 2021
  • Balmar ARS-5 regulator, 2021
  • 5x 105Ah 12V Lifeline AGM batteries, 2021
  • West Marine flooded lead-acid starter battery, 2018
  • Victron Multi 3000W 12V / 110V inverter-charger, 2021
  • Victron BMV battery monitors

Sails & Rigging

  • Standing rigging replaced 2020
  • Main, Genoa, and Staysail serviced 2018
  • Custom asymmetrical spinnaker, new 2019
  • Profurl C320 genoa furler, new 2022
  • 2x Andersen 2-speed #46 winches
  • Andersen 1-speed #10 winch

Engines & Mechanical

  • Yanmar 3JH2E engine, 77XX hours and running great
  • Sillette Sonic Mk 2 stern drive leg
  • SeaStar hydraulic steering cylinder, new 2022
  • Kuma 5 gallon calorifier


  • AB AL9 aluminum RIB
  • Tohatsu MFS6C four-stroke 6HP outboard
  • Custom chaps, 2021
  • Simpson Traditional Model 100 Davits

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin GPSMap 942xs chartplotter, 2018
  • Garmin GMI20, GNX20, and GNX Wind mini-displays, 2018
  • Garmin Reactor 40 hydraulic autopilot, 2021
  • Garmin AIS800, 2022
  • Suunto compass, 2019
  • Raytheon SL70 Pathfinder Radar


  • 140-cone Jordan series drogue
  • ACR Global Fix EPIRB
  • Trident LPG control/detection system
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • PowerHeart AED
  • Jacklines & tethers
  • Lifesling & throwable PFD

Anchor & Docking

  • 55lb Mantus anchor w/ 235 ft chain
  • 45lb Rocna-style secondary, 60 ft chain + rode
  • Simpson Lawrence Sprint 1000 Vertical Windlass, motor replaced 2021
  • Lofran Royal manual windlass, fully serviced 2022


  • Tons of well-organized tools and spares
  • Huge amounts of storage
  • Loads of optional gear and toys - contact us for details!