Catana 471 Owner Version - “Worldwide Traveler ”

Catana 471 Owner Version - “Worldwide Traveler ”

Price reduction from $469,000 to $409,000 on this turn-key world cruiser.

Catana 471 owner version WORLDWIDE TRAVELER delivers all of the esthetic appeal, performance and premium equipment of this legendary blue-water cruiser and it offers one very rare feature: a comprehensive refit of all systems, exceeding $150,000 in value, methodically completed by its owner in 2013 and 2014. From the new thru-hulls, to the new navigation instruments, by way of a completely refit engine room, no system or fitting was ignored.This yacht is truly turnkey and will allow you to simply provision, release the docklines and enjoy years of trouble free cruising.

Take a moment to review the detailed specification and read the owner's remarks documenting, in detail, the refit and sailing history of WORLDWIDE TRAVELER.This Catana 471 is a remarkable opportunity and value in this condition.

Lying conveniently in Ft. Lauderdale. Call us to arrange a showing. The legend is within reach right here!


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LOA: 47'
TYPE: Catana
MODEL: 471 Owner Version
YEAR: 1997
USD: $409,000
LYING: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Managing Broker
Alexis de Boucaud

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Boat Name
Worldwide Traveler

LOA: 47 ft 0 in
Beam: 25 ft 3 in
LWL: 45 ft 7 in
Minimum Draft: 2 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 8 ft 4 in
Displacement: 19621 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 72 ft 0 in

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3JH2CE
Drive Type: Sail drive
Cruising Speed: 7 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Engine Hours: 3445

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (100 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (106 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 2 (13 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 3

Yacht Specifications
  • Brand: Catana
  • Model: Catana 471 – Winner of Cruising World’s “Best Cruising Multihull” Award,1999
  • Designer: Christophe Barreau
  • Year: 1997
  • Hull Material: Twaron Aramid Fiber (not fiberglass)
  • LOA: 47’
  • LWL: 45’7”
  • Beam: 25’ 3”
  • Draft: 2’ 8” (boards up); 8’ 4” (boards down)
  • Bridge Clearance: 76”
  • Displacement: 19,621 lbs
  • Bridge deck clearance: 2’ 11”

Interior Layout and Amenities
  • Version: Owner Version
  • How many cabins: 3, plus crew birth (Owners Version)
  • How many can she sleep: 8
  • Type of flooring: Teak and Holly
  • Interior finish: Maple with Teak Trim
  • Salon couch and fabric: Ultrasuede with Sunbrella Slipcovers
  • Salon Table: Teak and Holly, foldback with ovate cabinet below
  • Head and showers: 3 with showers and 1 transom shower
  • Vanity counters, Corian with Scanvik fixtures in guest heads, (2014)
  • Cabinets: 21, plus 3 large underbirth storage areas
  • Hanging lockers: 4
  • Navigation station: Port side with cubby desk
  • Interior lighting: Halogen, 6 birth reading lights; 6 eyeball lights; 16 ceiling down-lights, nav table light
  • Cabin fans: (8x) HELLA Turbo black (2012)
  • Washer/Dryer: SPLENDIDE unit serviced 2014

  • Refrigerator: large 6.3 ft³ two door box, with FRIGOBOAT CAPRI 35 compressor and evaporator plate with GUARDIAN thermostat and smart speed controller (2014)
  • Freezer2.85 ft³ box with FRIGOBOAT CAPRI 50 compressor and large evaporator plate with smart speed controller (2014)
  • Sink: (2x) round 14” stainless sinks with built-in sunken dish dryer rack, SCANDVIC fixtures (2014)
  • Stove: FORCE 10, 4 burner (original)
  • Oven: FORCE 101,480 in3
  • Counter tops: DuPont Corian (2014)

Deck Equipment
  • Winches:  (6x) ANDERSEN Two speed 52 ST (3 are electric); (2x) ANDERSEN Two speed 46 ST
  • Deck cleats: (8x) large 17” aluminum; plus 2 spares
  • Cockpit seating and table: Custom teak and bamboo folding cockpit table (2013), 52” x 53”, seats 8 with bench seating and 4 folding teak stools
  • Cockpit cushions: 3” closed cell green welted, white vinyl (2013)
  • Helm covers: (2x) new EDSON COMFORT leather wheel covers (2014)
  • BBQ: MAGMA CATALINA GOURMET Gas Grill (Model A10-1218-LS) with green Sunbrella cover (2012)
  • Deck shower: hot and cold with SS cover port transom, SCANDVIC (2013)
  • Bimini: Sunbrella 2-batten (frame repainted AWLGRIP 2013)
  • Deck hardware: (12x) SPINLOCK jam cleats (rebuilt 2012); FREDERIKSEN blocks
  • Lifelines: All stanchions were reset, and new lifelines installed (2013)
  • Traveler: CATANA double sheet traveler
  • Standing rigging: 5/8” Dyform stays (replaced 2005), 1/2” rod diamond stays,  custom SS chainplates (2005)
  • Running rigging: NEW ENGLAND ropes (2005), DYNEEMA halyard (2013)
  • Stack pack with lazy jacks: Spectra lazy jacks (2012)
  • Batten car brand: ANDERSEN
  • Primary anchor: ROCNA 33 - 73lbs (2013)
  • Primary anchor chain and size: 200’ of 3/8” G4 chain (2013), spliced to 100’ of 1” 8-strand braided-nylon rode
  • Secondary anchor: SPADE, standard with Catana 471
  • Secondary anchor chain and size: 30’ of 3/8” chain with 170’ of 7/8” three-strand black nylon rode
  • Deck wash-down pump: JABSCO with coiled hose in chain locker (2013)
  • WindlassLEWMAR Ocean 3 vertical gypsy/drum (2013)
  • Trampoline: SUNRISE YACHT PRODUCTS Offshore 3/8” woven polyester open Net, grey with special grommets and spectra lacing (2013)
  • Bumpers: TAYLOR MADE: (4x) 3’long, 12” dia.; (2x) 3’ long, 10” dia.; (1x) 21” long, 8” dia; (1x) 1’ dia. pillow bumper (2014 double braid nylon pennants)
  • Dock lines: (4x) 35’ New England Ropes 7/8” double braid nylon (2014)
  • Opening hatchesMoonlight hatches: (4x) 28”x21”, (2 on foredeck, 2 on transom to engine rooms); (3x) inset on windows to main cabin (2 are 12”x17”, 1 is 14.5”x19.5”); (8x) small oval ports, (6 are 12”x16”, 2 are 12”x24”); (4x) Large oval windows 13”x45”; (2x) 15”x19.5” safety hatches (all locking handles replaced 2013)
  • Davits: Aluminum, (painted AWLGRIP 2013)
  • UV window covers: (6x) main cabin; with screens for all side hatches (2014)
  • Winch covers: (8x) Sunbrella
  • Binnacle covers: (2x) compass and instruments, Sunbrella

Sails and Rig
  • Mainsail: 2007 INCIDENCE, 150 m2, 2007, inspected and repaired by North Sails 2013
  • Jib: INCIDENCE, 57 m2, 2007, inspected and repaired 2012
  • Spinnaker symmetrical: INCIDENCE blue/yellow with hard sock
  • Genoa furler: PROFURL LCI42
  • Mast: MARECHAL Carbon, 71’


Engines: (2x) YANMAR 3JH2CE, 1997 (rebuilt 2013)

  • Engine HoursPort 3,445 - 110 since rebuilt
  • Engine Hours: Stbd 3,669 - 120 since rebuilt
  • Engine HP: (x2) 40 hp
  • Props: MAX-PROP 3 blade feathering; factory-rebuilt, 2013
  • Cruising Speed: 7.5
  • Max Speed: 8.5 
  • Sail drive: (2x) YANMAR SD31


Navigation and communications:

  • GPS: RAYMARINE XPX30 Smartpilot (with 170 color control panel) (2013)
  • Chart plotter: RAYMARINE e95 Hybridtouch MFD display (2013)
  • Radar: RAYMARINE 18” 4KW Digital Dome (2013)
  • Depth Sounder: B&G Hercules 2000 controller and transducer, (2013); additional Hawkeye D10D for backup(2013)
  • Wind speed and direction: B&G Hercules 2000 (2013)
  • AutopilotRAYMARINE L Drive Type 2L5, with P70 color display controller and Wireless Smart Controller (2013)
  • VHF: STANDARD HORIZON Matrix AIS + GX2150 (2013)
  • Handheld VHFWEST MARINE Model VHF85 Submersible (2013)
  • Handheld GPS: GARMIN GPSMap 78SC (2009)
  • Compass: (2x) PLASTIMO Olympic 135 (new covers 2012)
  • Satellite phone systemGLOBALSTAR Qualcomm 1600 (with cradle and add-on privacy handset) (2005)
  • SSB Radio: none, but wired and prepped with copper ground-plate, Shakespeare antenna and Pactor III Modem


  • TV: 32" LED SAMSUNG Smart HDTV, 1080p, 120 Hz (2013), with HDMI Wifi connector for display of PC content (2014)
  • Stereo salon: FUSION MS-AV 600 AM/FM/CD/DVD player (new 2014)
  • Stereo master cabin: KENWOOD AMR - D358 AM FM radio/CD player (new 2014)
  • 6 Speakers total in three zones; 2 new CLARION marine speakers in cockpit (2014)

Electrical Systems
  • Inverter 212V/110V: MAGMA Model MS2817 (Inverter and Charger, 2013)
  • Charger system: (2x) XANTREX TrueCharge2 – (2x) 40 AH units in parallel, total 80 AH (2013)
  • Battery monitor system: XANTREX (2013)
  • House Batteries: (4x) 12V AGM, each 285 Ah = 940 Ah
  • Electric Panel: Paneltronics DC and AC (2013)
  • Shore power cord: 75 feet, 30 Amp
  • Solar panels: (5x) BP Type 585LU = 475 Watts
  • Solar Charger System: (2x) MASTERVOLT Solar ChargeMaster Model SCM-N-20 (2013)
  • Alternators: (2x) BALMAR (factory rebuilt 2013) with Balmar Centerfielder (2013)
  • Electrical sockets: (9x) 110 VAC
  • Hot water heater(2x) SIGMAR 5.5 gals
  • Water Pressure System: (2x) JABSCO Pumps (2013)
  • Macerator Pumps: (2x) JABSCO (2013)
  • Generator: none, but wired and fully prepped for new owner installation
  • Water maker: none, but wired, plumbed and prepped for new owner installation

Safety Equipment
  • Life raft: PLASTIMO Class 2 Oceanic 10 Person, (2007)
  • Flares: 6x MK7 red hand flares; 4 MK3 red parachute flares; 2 MK3 buoyant orange smoke flares; 3x small red hand flares; 2x small red rocket parachute flares
  • Strobes: Personal armband
  • Life Vests:  4x Adult Type 1 Offshore (2007); 5x Adult Type 2 Near Shore (2005); 1x Youth Type 2 Near Shore; 1x Youth Type 3 form-fitting
  • MOB Gear2 yellow PLASTIMO horseshoes (2013); PLASTIMO 12’ telescoping pole with top strobe light and flag (replaced 2014); Heaving Line and Lifesling
  • Ditch bag: on board
  • Drogue: JORDAN SERIES DROGUE (highest rated). See 
  • Medical Kit: (2x) CVS and Johnson & Johnson
  • EPIRBACR Satellite 406 Category II, Class 1 (2007)
  • Electric bilge pumps(4x) JABSCO ITT Model 37202, each fitted with auto float switches, PumpGuard filters and override switches
  • Emergency bilge pump: Portable RULE electric pump and hose
  • Safety straps: Under cabin (replaced 2013)
  • Emergency tiller: aluminum
  • Tools and spares: Extensive inventory, includes all tools used during 2013-2014 refit
  • Fog Horn: WEST MARINE Air Horn
  • Bell: Deluxe brass bell
  • Lifeline Safety Net:Safety netting - completely encloses yacht perimeter for sailing with children

Additional Equipment
  • Dinghy: 2005 Caribe 12’ double floor RIB, inspected and repaired 2014
  • Dinghy engine: 25hp YAMAHA 2-stroke, electric start, 2005 (new battery 2013)

Refit History

This boat has been extensively refit by the owner. (Owner's comments)

"My goal was to make this a boat a true sail-away cruiser, something that I specified (but didn’t get) when I first purchased the boat. I did a lot of the work myself, and with the expert help of Tom Berryhill, our Project Manager at Whiticar Boat Works, Ft. Pierce, FL, virtually all aspects of the boat were rebuilt, refit or renewed: the engines, engine room, props, thru hull fittings, electrical wiring, electronics, interior amenities, anchor system, trampoline, cushions, lighting and more.

During the last two years, the engines were removed and I rebuilt them personally, with new injectors starting motors, wiring and plumbing. Meanwhile, I replaced the engine room soundproofing with modern mylar-lined panels, making engine maintenance a pleasure. In the cockpit, 2 new Yanmar Engine Control Panels were installed. All throughhull fittings were replaced. New cutoff valves for the fuel system were installed and the Racor fuel filters rebuilt. The boat was completely rewired with a Paneltronics panel, Xantrex Charger and Magma Inverter/Charger. Interior light fixtures and switches are all new, as are the running and deck/steaming lights. I kept the B&G sailing instruments, but installed a new Raymarine autopilot, radar, chartplotter with AIS, and VHS radio. I replaced an old TV with a 2014 32” Samsung HDTV (1080p, 120 Hz) and HDMI wireless hub, so that the chartplotter screen can be displayed on the big screen, as well as photos and videos wirelessly displayed from any onboard PC, something I’ve wanted to do but put off since first buying the boat. I also installed a 2014 fusion AM/FM/CD/DVD player with iPAD connectivity, and Bluetooth streaming from your phone. Sound is funneled through six speakers in three zones, and includes two new Clarion marine speakers in the cockpit.

Inside, all European-style cabinet hinges were replaced, with new teak plugs to assure tightness. All bed cushions were replaced with high-quality closed cell foam, and new cockpit cushions were fabricated. All three heads have new Jabsco pump assemblies, as well as new faucets. The galley and both guest heads have new Corian countertops. Both the refrigerator and freezer have new Frigoboat cooling systems. The panes in two fixed windows and three hatches in the main salon are new, as well as screens for all opening windows below. All 42 Moonlight hatch handles were replaced, as well as 18 latch handles. The freshwater pumps and accumulator pressure tanks are new, as well as a hot/cold transom shower.

On deck, there is a new trampoline from Sunshine Yacht products that the kids will love to bounce on. The anchor system has been replaced with a new Lewmar windlass, new chain/rode and new Rocna anchor. New safety lines were installed and all stanchions were rebedded. The crossbeam and center deck beam, as well as the boom, bimini supports and davits were Awlgripped. We replaced the standard cockpit table with a teak and bamboo drop-leaf design.

Undoubtedly, I’ve left out some new or rebuilt equipment, which you can find in the equipment inventory. What I want you to understand is that this boat has given me six years of wonderful cruising. My desire is to sell the boat to a new owner in no-hassle, sail-away condition."

Sailing History

(Owner's comments)

"The boat was launched in November 1997 at the Catana factory, Canet en Roussillon, France. The original owner was from Vancouver, BC. He sailed her to the Caribbean, where she spent the next four years based in Bonaire. Experiencing health problems, he eventually sailed her to Palm Beach, FL, where she was first refitted in 2005.

I bought her in May 2005. After a 1 ½ month shakedown in the Near Bahamas, I returned to Florida for a regular haulout and to repair some minor problems. I then sailed her up to Newport for the summer, before heading to Antigua in the Caribbean. After exploring the Lesser Antilles Islands, I sailed her from St. Marteen to the Mediterranean, by way of the Azores. I spent two years in the Mediterranean, wintering in Marmaris, Turkey, before returning to the Caribbean via the 2007 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC). The next three years were spent cruising the Caribbean, first to Trinidad, then to the ABC islands. I then cruised the Western Caribbean, spending summers in Cartagena, the San Blas Islands in Panama, and the Rio Dulce in Guatemala. I next sailed to the Bahamas and from there to Maine and Nova Scotia, before sailing south. Note, a story of our passage from Bonaire to Jamaica was published in Sailing Magazine (August, 2010):

Having indulged my cruising dreams and getting older, I decided to sell the boat. Rather than sell the boat as is, I decided that I owed it to myself (my karma), the boat, and to the future owners to renew the boat and its systems. This renewal-refit means that the future owner could sail-away on a “turn-key” boat. So for the last two years, my partner and I have been living aboard, while systematically renewing all systems either with new, rebuilt or refit equipment. Realistically, I realize that the over $150,000 that we spent in this process will never be recovered by the selling price of the boat. However, my hope is that the new owner will love the boat as I have, and appreciate the work that we’ve done."

Special Features of Yacht

(Owner's comments)

"The Catana has a reputation for being the “Mercedes” of catamarans. It was designed for blue water sailing, with approximately 3’ of underdeck clearance. Made of Twaron Aramid Fiber, it is both super strong and light, making it a fast passage maker. Her dagger boards give it great windward performance. The asymmetric hulls, and striking Catana shape are unique and attractive, making ownership special. I have always enjoyed it when other sailors motor over to the boat to say hi and tell me how nice they think the Catanas are. Because all lines lead to the cockpit, and with three powerful Andersen electric winches, single handing is made easy. And for a couple, my Catana 471 Owners Version is perfect for cruising, easy to handle, comfortable and fun to own.

A 3-week “shake-down” cruise in the Bahamas [January 2014] assured us that all systems are operational and functioning smoothly. This boat will appeal to the future owner because it is a well-recognized design. Our boat is one of Catana’s early production boats which have a reputation for strength and excellent fabrication. In 1999, Cruising World Awarded the Catana 471 “Cruising Catamaran of the Year”.

We have created a binder with a complete inventory list of all of the equipment on board. All this equipment is stowed in clear, covered and numbered plastic boxes. We also have this inventory in an Excel file, both by name and by storage box, making your task of organizing your boat as easy as possible.


A new sail drive was installed on the port side in 2011, after I ran into a floating piece of 2" diameter polypropylene line. In 2010 the starboard rudder was repaired and reinforced because of a loose rudder shaft."

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Disclaimer: The Multihull Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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