Catana 40S 40ft

Uturoa, PF

Catana 40S 40ft

US $189,000

Uturoa, PF


Matthew Dunning



When I was a wee lad of sixteen, I landed as an exchange student in Bairnsdale, Australia. It turned out that Bairnsdale was the home of Lock Crowther - a pioneering designer in the multihull renaissance that was soon to sweep the world. The locals at the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club were aghast about these new-fangled catamarans that were winning all of the races. I kept quiet (as I was a guest aboard a stately monohull), but I was bitten by the multihull bug the moment I saw a Crowther cat glide effortlessly by. They seemed like a better idea to me - and they have proven it time and time again! Lock Crowther designed amazing catamarans. His designs were so forward-thinking that they even impressed the French and he went on to become the preeminent designer for Catana Catamarans.

I'm jealous of those who can own and sail Crowther's Catana 40. I'm no longer a wee lad (think NFL lineman instead) and I just don't fit within their sleek lines! You can think of the Catana 40 as the Bathtub Porsche of catamarans. it is a joy to be behind the wheel if you can find one and fit. They are true classics that have windswept lines coupled with tremendously easily-driven hulls. They are light and strong and they are fast. They handle seakeeping as if born to it. Crowther's designs point with the best due to their deep daggerboards and dampen a head sea with graceful tulip bows. The Catana 40 is easy on the pocketbook too. Alas, just like the Porsche 356 I drove in my youth, these are a slender man's roadster for traversing the islands. This one is recently refit (see all of the 2022 upgrades in the specifications) and perched in the sailor's paradise of French Polynesia receiving its finishing touches. If you are lean and limber and have a hankering to start exploring the South Pacific in style, you need to call Matthew and discuss this Catana!


  • Length: 40ft
  • Beam: 19' 8"
  • Year: 1992
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Length Overall: 39.92 ft
  • Beam Measure: 19' 8"


  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: Volvo Penta
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1130

  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Hours: 2362


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 (50 Gallons)


  • Number of heads: 2


  • 3 berth, 2 head layout – Currently: one toilet with shower – electric
  • Propane stove – 4 burners
  • Induction stovetop – 2 burners (2022)
  • Fridge + freezer 12v.
  • Seawater Pro 60l/hwater maker12v (2022)
  • Laundry (2022)
  • New trampoline (2021)
  • New Airex hardtop (2021)

Upgrades and Maintenance

  • New Starter and Alternator (2022)
  • New buoys

Upgrades and Maintenance in Progress

  • Outside table being remade

  • Inside table being changed

  • Line ordered

  • Bimini

  • New interior cushions

  • New running rigging – materials only, to be installed soon

  • Epoxy barrier coat applied (2022)
  • Coppercoat bottom applied (2022)
  • Saildrives rebuilt and seal maintenance (2022)
  • Painting topsides (2022)
  • Replaced all through-hulls (2022)
  • Fixed Davits
  • Currently adding watts of solar panels (2022)

Needed Upgrades

  • Rigging Installation


  • Four solar panels – 300 watts x2 (2022), 110 watts x2 (older)
  • Three lithium batteries (810amp) (2022)
  • One starter battery (2022)
  • 3000w inverter controller (2022)
  • 375w inverter controller (2022)
  • 2x mppt 100/50 (2022)

Miscellaneous and Dinghy

  • Airex (2021)(38kg)
  • Outboard motor Tohatsu 9.8
  • All new thru-hulls -TruDesign (2022)
  • Coppercoat Anti-Fouling (2022)
  • Davits replaced (2022)
  • Two submersible bilge pumps

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.


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