Voyage 470 (Chesapeake Bay)

Presented By Karl @ The Multihull Company

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Asking: $299,000 (USD) Location: Annapolis, MD, US (Chesapeake Bay)
S/V Seapaws is a Annapolis, MD, US based 1996 Voyage 470 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.

This Voyage is identical inside to the Voyage 500. In fact, it is the same boat. Voyage simply extended the sterns a few feet for the 500.

The Voyage 470 has a wide beam, offers outstanding stability and exceptional space in the saloon, cockpit and on deck. All aspects of the design, finish and appointments enhances durabilitity, low maintenance and safety. The spacious deck and trampoline areas provide comfortable outdoor areas for leisure and sporting activities. The heavy weather, fractional rig, including the unique traveller arch allows for short handed sailing from the spacious cockpit. The shallow draft, fixed keel and skeg supported rudders enable beaching and access to secluded anchorages.

Four queen sized cabins, four en suite, with a Captains’ Cabin/storage and a pantry with shelves below deck. The port forward head was converted to a closet with shelves. Have matching replacement head to install. The crew berths forward were converted to storage.

The gourmet galley on the upper-level shares panoramic views with the large saloon and bar while forming an exceptional integrated entertainment area including the spacious cockpit. There is exceptional headroom throughout the well-ventilated saloon and cabins.

Catamaran Name:S/V Seapaws
Year Built:1996
Builder:Voyage ( Capetown, South Africa )
Designer:Alex Simonis
Construction:Hand laid CSM & quadraxial roving with vinylester resin cored with Tomanto PVC foam for stiffness, strength and insulation. Her keels are low aspect ratio, fin design for lift and enhanced windward performance. There are full-length skegs with elliptical rudders. Deck and superstructure is hand laid multi-directional glass roving molded in one piece and cored with end grain balsa. Deck to hull joint is chemically bonded.
Loa:49.5 ft
Lwl:47 ft
Beam:8.5m (27 ft 10 inchs)
Headroom:1.9m (6 ft 4 inches)
Draft:1.4m (4 ft 6 inchs)
Displacement:8,160kg (18,000lbs)
Mast Height:20m (65 ft 7 inches)
Heads: 2
Engines:Yanmar 3JH2 39 hp / Yanmar 3JH2

Catamaran Inventory


  • Keel: Twin Keel


  • Length Overall: 49.5 ft
  • Length Waterline: 47 ft ft
  • Beam Measure: 27' 0"


  • Total Power: 39
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3JH2
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 39 hp
  • Total Power: 39
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 3JH2
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel

Hull Deck/Bulkheads

  • Antifouling over epoxy based osmosis barrier
  • Closed cell PVC foam core, vacuum bonded for stiffness, strength and minimal weight
  • Forward water tight compartments with horizontal bulkheads
  • Hand laid-up GRP construction using multi layers of Quadriaxial glass roving, isophthalic and Orth phthalic polyester resin and other highest-grade material
  • Low aspect reinforced keels
  • Marine ply and balsa core on critical structure bulkheads for added strength and stiffness
  • Reinforced fitting areas for cleats and chain plates

Deck Fittings

  • Stainless Steel, Grade 316
  • Bow pulpits with Starboard bow seats
  • Double guard wires with gates
  • Grab rails on coach roof
  • Pushpits on stern with brackets for life ring buoys and overboard lights
  • Stanchions and stanchion bases
  • Water stays attachment points for bow sprit
  • Stainless Swim ladders Port & Starboard

Deck Equipment

  • 1 x Electric windlass: LOFRANS
  • 2 x Primary winches on coach roof: ANDERSEN 52ST
  • 2 x Secondary winches in cockpit: ANDERSEN 46ST
  • 8 x Aluminium mooring cleats
  • Teak walkway between trampolines
  • Tracks, cars, jammers and blocks
  • Mesh offshore trampolines NEW Sept 2021


  • 2 x Black water systems and holding tanks
  • 2 x Manual bilge pumps
  • 2 x Water heaters 30 litre
  • 4 x Automatic electric bilge pumps
  • Pressurized Hot and cold deck shower (Starboard)
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • Pressurized hot and cold deck shower (Port)


  • 2 x GRP locker lids: foredeck
  • 6 x GRP locker lids: cockpit
  • 8 x Reflective laminated safety glass windows
  • 11 x LEWMAR port lights
  • 15 x LEWMAR hatches
  • Anodised aluminium framed sliding door with safety glass and fixed opening positions
  • 2 Ventilation/Escape hatch with teak grid
  • Port lights in aft coaming


  • 7/8th fractional rig
  • Anchor chain lead internally through compression post
  • Anodized aluminum mast, boom, cross beam and double compression post
  • Color coded sheets and control lines
  • Double purchase main halyard
  • Flag halyards
  • Mast supported by triple spreaders, intermediate and cap shrouds, forestay and inner forestay
  • Reefing lines x 2 and luff pendants x 2
  • Telescopic boom derrick for hauling dinghy on to dive platform


  • Ullman Dacron mainsail 810 sq ft July 2016 installed (Like New, very little use)
  • Fully battened main with large roach, 3 reef points, 11,9 oz high modulus cross cut Dacron with 2 ply leech
  • Ullman Dacron genoa 545 sq ft July 2015 (Like New, very little use)
  • Furling genoa with foam luff and UV cover, high modulus cross cut Dacron
  • HARKEN battcar system for mainsail
  • Mainsail stowage pack with lazy jacks
  • PROFURL genoa roller furler
  • Gennaker package complete with VOYAGE logo

Cockpit/Aft Deck

  • 2 x Storage lockers
  • Dingy stowage supports and BBQ mounting point
  • Custom Stainless Steel BBQ grill
  • Swivel helmsmans seat
  • GRP Cockpit table
  • Hard Top Bimini and custom Sunbrella dodger w/Eisen glass
  • Sheet pouches x 2, Utility pouch x 1
  • Steering console
  • Instrument console
  • Stainless steel steering wheel
  • Teak dive platform/aft deck
  • Traveler arch
  • Cockpit appointments
  • New Cockpit upholstery

Main Saloon

  • Modules in moulded GRP
  • Leather upholstered settee
  • Bar with seating for 3
  • Coffee table
  • CORIAN work surfaces
  • Standing height throughout 1,9m
  • Storage in seating modules
  • Saloon appointments
  • Fans


  • Modules in moulded GRP
  • 2 x Stainless steel sinks
  • Sea Frost 110V deep freeze fridge, 2 x Top opening access points
  • 4 x Burner propane hob and propane oven
  • New USCG approved propane hoses to oven and hob.
  • New Corian counters throughout installed November 2019
  • Front opening refrigerator, 12V air cooled ADLER/BARBOUR
  • Large recessed drip tray
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Stainless Steel waste chute with cover
  • Galley appointments
  • Microwave oven
  • Ice Maker U-LINE
  • Pantry molded GRP day head area is converted with pantry shelving in port hull

Forward/Aft Cabins

  • Modules in molded GRP
  • Cabin and reading lights
  • En Suite Heads with manual toilet, shower, basin, vanity cabinet with mirror and stainless steel towel rail
  • Hanging and storage cupboards
  • Laundry locker with upholstered cover
  • Queen size bunk with custom mattresses
  • Stainless steel towel rail
  • Cabin appointments
  • Cabin fans
  • CD player


  • Sound System in Saloon with Speakers in Cockpit
  • Air Conditioning, 4 mermaid units
  • CD player in each cabin
  • Dimmers, Courtesy Lights, Boom Light, 12V outlet
  • DVD Player
  • Flat Panel Visio 32-inch TV on custom swing arm mount
  • Top of Mast mounted amplified TV antenna, great digital reception
  • ICOM SSB / Radio with 23ft whip antenna and tuner
  • Pactor 3 email modem
  • Generator, NORTHERN LIGHTS 5kw
  • Water maker, Village Marine 200 GPD in storage not used in Chesapeake Bay
  • U-Line ice maker

Navigation Center

  • Access panels to electrical installation and systems
  • Instrument console
  • Navigation seat
  • Chart table with recessed chart stowage


  • Compass
  • West Marine DSC VHF Radio
  • RAYMARINE ST60 Tridata & Wind Instruments
  • RAYMARINE ST6001+ Autopilot with WHITLOCK rotary drive
  • RAYMARINE RD418D 4kW 18 Digital Radar Aug 2014
  • RAYMARINE E7/D 7 Touchscreen Multifunction Display Aug 2014
  • Interphase probe forward looking sonar unit


  • 2 x 80 a Alternators with Sterling charging system
  • Exide Gel Cell batteries – starting banks June 2021 October 2021
  • 2 X 30 AMP AC shore cable socket
  • Battery isolator switches
  • Ceiling lights
  • Circuit breaker panel
  • Cockpit lights
  • Deck light
  • Interior AC outlets: 4 in saloon, 1 in each cabin
  • Lazarette and engine compartment lights
  • XANTRAX inverter/power/ battery management system
  • Mast top and lower navigation lights
  • House battery banks 8 ea. group 24 AGM batteries – June 2021
  • 12V HEART 25 Inverter/charger 12V to 110V
  • Shore power cable 2x30A

Safety Equipment

  • Basic safety equipment including: flares, life jackets, first aid kit and buoys

Engine Equipment

  • 2 x 39Hp fresh water cooled Yanmar 3JH2 diesel engines
  • 2 x SD-31 Yanmar sail drives and fixed 3 blade propellers
  • 2 x Instrument panels with tachometers and warning lights
  • Sound insulation

Mooring Gear/Ground Tackle

  • 33kg BRUCE Claw anchor with custom tipper
  • 200 ft 3/8″ galvanized chain (chain replaced Aug. 2017)
  • Bridle with thimbles for anchoring
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Two anchor rollers, one with tipper
  • FORTRESS FX-120 anchor with 250 chain+ rode

Additional Details

  • Annual sail drive and engine maintenance (May 2021)
  • Bottom cleaned and painted (May 2021)

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Karl @ The Multihull Company

By Karl @ The Multihull Company

When Karl was 18 he moved to Cape Town for a year to acquire his yachting license under the legendary Offshore Sailor & Clipper Skipper, David Immelman. This training further cemented Karl into sailing and eventually catapulted him into running an Expedition Yacht in the Indian Ocean & Northern Madagascar. From there, Karl gravitated back to sailing performance catamarans around the US East Coast & Caribbean, along with trans-Atlantic trips to Northern Europe. After years in the industry, Karl has garnered a great group of friends and resources which have helped him continue to be able to sail, manage, & broker vessels around the world.