Tao | 2005 Catana 43 Ocean Class

Linton, PA

Tao | Catana 43 Ocean Class 43ft

US $390,096

Linton, PA


Alexis de Boucaud

 Office:+1 215 508-2704
  Mobile:+1 484 744-2740


TAO is one of the last Catana 43OC (hull #57) built with the superior options and a high specification featured in this model: carbon mast, Cherry wood and Corian finishes. The 43OC was the evolution of the Catana 431, one of the most successful and popular Catana models. It offers the signature features of Barreau designs with attractive lines, high freeboard, large bow volumes, good bridge deck clearance and a generous sail plan. The 43OC achieves the great balance between performance and comfort that the larger Catana 471 and 581 are known for in a more compact and affordable size.

TAO is equipped for long distance voyaging with a large 72 m2 dacron mainsail and 3 headsails including furling genoa, furling screecher and spinnaker. All of the standing rigging was just replaced in August 2023 (new shrouds, diamonds and headstay). Her onboard amenities are powered by 1000 watts of solar, a 3.5 Mastervolt generator and high-output engine alternators. Amenities includea dual power AC/DC water-maker, washer/dryer, a very large 200L fridge and 100L freezer.

TOA is a proven, blue-water cat that has taken its owners to the South Pacific and back. It sits on the hard today in Panama (Caribbean side), waiting out the hurricane season and nicely positioned to head back to the Pacific, Central America or the Caribbean.

The Multihull Company has a broker and contractors in Panama standing by to assist you to inspect, survey, upgrade or deliver the boat to its next adventure.


  • Length: 43ft
  • Beam: 24' 0"
  • Draft: 8' 3"
  • Year: 2005
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Speed: 8
  • Status: Sale Pending

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  • Designer: C. Barreau
  • Keel: Other


  • Length Overall: 43 ft
  • Length Waterline: 41.92 ft ft
  • Max Draft: 8' 3"
  • Beam Measure: 24' 0"


  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: MD2040 Saildrive 130S
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3229
  • Engine Power: 40 hp

  • Total Power: 80
  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Engine Model: MD2040, Saildrive 130S
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3454
  • Engine Power: 40 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (95 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 2 (95 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2

Yacht Specifications

  • Brand: Catana
  • Model: 43 OC (Ocean Class)
  • Designer: Christophe Barreau
  • Year: 2005
  • Hull material: Fiberglass
  • LOA: 13,10 m/ 42’11”
  • LWL: 12,80 m/41’11”
  • Beam: 7,30 m/23’11”
  • Draft: 1.20 m, 2.50 daggers down/3’11”, 8’3″
  • Air Draft: 63’8″
  • Displacement: 11 tons/24,250 lbs

Interior Layout and Amenities

3 Cabin / 2 Head Owner’s Version

  • Stratifill teak and holly flooring
  • Cherry wood veneers and Corian countertops
  • Salon table with a fold-out leaf
  • Salon seating in cloth fabric
  • Salon window screens and covers
  • Ample cabinetry
  • (4) Hanging lockers
  • Halogen and LED interior lighting
  • 1 Large fan in Salon
  • Hella fans in each cabin
  • Forward facing navigation station to starboard
  • 2 heads, both with showers, owner’s has stall shower
  • Candy washer and dryer
  • Dessalator Watermaker, DUO model 12V DC and 220 V AC, 100 L 26 gls) hour


  • Frigoboat 200L (53 gls) Refrigerator, keel cooled compressor
  • Frigoboat 100L (26 gls) Freezer, keel cooled compressor
  • Dual sinks
  • Saltwater pump
  • Force Ten 3-burner stove
  • Force Ten oven
  • Corian countertops


  • Engine model: Volvo MD2040
  • Engine hours: Port 3229, Starboard: 3454
  • Saildrive model: Volvo 130S
  • Engine HP: 40 HP x 2
  • Cruising speed: 6.5 kts under power
  • Max speed: 8 kts under power

Electrical and plumbing

  • 220V and 12V electrical systems
  • 1000 A/H gel batteries for house (2021)
  • 2 x 75 amp batteries for engines
  • Mastervolt, 3.5 KW generator with 1200 hours
  • 1000 watts solar panels (6 panels)
  • Alternator – 2 x 120 amp house
  • Victron charger/inverter – 120A/2500 Watts
  • Victron battery monitor
  • Electrical sockets -7 x 220V, 2 x 12V
  • 2 Shore power cords
  • Dessalator Watermaker, DUO model 12V DC and 220 V AC, 100 liters hour
  • 2 x 40L SS hot water heater, 220V exchanger, pressure hot and cold water


  • Fuel: 2 x 360L/2 x 95 gals
  • Water: 2 x 400 L/2 x 106 gals
  • Holdings: 2 x 68L/2 x 18 gals

Electronics and Navigation

  • Raymarine GPS
  • Raymarine 12 inch plotter at chart table
  • Raymarine ST depth sounder
  • Raymarine ST wind speed
  • (2)Raymarine autopilot -Smart Pilots with Lecomble and Schmidt rams
  • Raymarine radar
  • Icom M-1000 VHF
  • Icom AIS
  • Stereo/radio
  • Plastimo compass
  • Helm station covers

Sails and Rigging

  • Mainsail -Incidences Dacron, full batten, 72 m2 (2017)
  • Genoa -Incidences Hydranet, 46 m2, 120% (2015)
  • Spinnaker, like new
  • Screecher, like new
  • Profurl genoa furler
  • Profurl screecher furler
  • Alucarbon, carbon mast with 1 spreader
  • Aluminum bowsprit
  • Catana 3-point traveler system
  • Standing rigging -Rod diamonds and rod headstay (new August 2023); stainless steel shrouds (new 2023)
  • Dyneema running rigging (new 2018)
  • Stack pack with lazy jacks
  • Sail cover
  • Harken battcars

Hull and Deck

  • Winches -1 Harken 2 speed 46 electric, 7 two speed manual of various sizes
  • 8 Cleats
  • 2 Bow pulpit seats
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Gas BBQ
  • Hot and cold deck shower, port transom
  • Fiberglass hardtop
  • Rocna 33kg primary anchor with12 mm chain, 80 meters
  • Secondary anchor – brake + FOB light
  • Lewmar windlass, 1500 watts
  • PVC trampoline (2021)
  • Lewmar hatches -2 escape hatches, 2 forepeak hatches, 2 salon hatches, 4 Lewmar Moonlight hatches
  • Aluminum davits
  • Salon window screens
  • Salon window shades
  • Bimini curtains
  • Helm station covers
  • Helm seat cushions

Dinghy and outboard motors

  • Highfield RIB dinghy 10 feet with cover (2020)
  • 2 x15 HP Yamaha Enduro outboard motors (1 new 2022)

Additional Equipment, Safety and Spares

  • Kayak
  • 10 fenders
  • Extra dock lines
  • Fishing gear
  • 6-Man life raft
  • Flares
  • MOB gear
  • Life vests
  • Medical kit
  • 4 bilge pumps: 1 in each engine room and 1 in each hull
  • Manual bilge pumps: ditto above
  • Aluminum emergency tiller
  • Fog horn
  • Extensive tools and spares

Recent Upgrades / Maintenance

  • All thru hulls and thru hull valves replaced with TRUDESIGN in 2021
  • Standing rigging replaced in 2018 (shrouds) and 2023 (headstay and diamonds)
  • Running rigging replaced in 2018
  • Headliners replaced in salon/galley and cabins in 2017
  • New canvas for helm seats, cockpit cushions, stack pack in 2021

Sailing history

2 owners since new. French flag. Never chartered. Current owners purchased in Guatemala in 2017, sailed Caribbean for 3 years, transited Panama Canal and sailed to French Polynesia and returned. Health concerns require sale.

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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