Just A Dream | 2007 Outremer 45/47

Norwalk, CT, US

Just A Dream | Outremer 45/47 47ft

US $539,900

Norwalk, CT, US


Outremer Catamarans are fast, capable and safe offshore sailing catamarans.  And this is one amazing Outremer!

Major price reduction!  Owner is ready to sell.

Don't let this high performance luxury catamaran get away.  It's literally a once in a lifetime opportunity!

The Outremer 45/47 began life as a Danson model 45.  Her bows were extended two feet with a more piercing entry shape, adding buoyancy and speed.  She is a hybrid with her Yanmar diesel on starboard and fully electric power plant on port.

Four staterooms and two heads, twin helm, bowsprit with extensive sail inventory including spinnaker and screecher.  She has massive solar power and is an off grid capable cruiser.  Updated electronics, electrical, galley and more.  She's even got an almost new tender with electric outboard power!

She underwent a total refit--interior and exterior-- from 2018 to 2021 with over $300,000 spent.

If you are looking for a fast cruising catamaran with all the amenities that comprise luxury sail cruising, you owe it to yourself to inquire about "Just A Dream".  

Call now to arrange your private appointment to see her in Norwalk, CT.



  • Length: 47ft
  • Builder: Outremer, France
  • Beam: 23' 0"
  • Draft: 8' 0"
  • Year: 2007
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Outremer, France
  • Designer: Danson
  • Keel: Other


  • Length Overall: 47 ft
  • Max Draft: 8' 0"
  • Bridge Clearance Measure: 66' 3"
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 2"
  • Beam Measure: 23' 0"


  • Total Power: 56
  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Engine Model: 3YM30
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Other
  • Engine Hours: 1800
  • Engine Power: 29 hp

  • Total Power: 56
  • Engine Brand: Electric
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Electric
  • Engine Power: 27 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (33 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (33 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 4
  • Number of heads: 2

General Overview

Outremer Catamarans is a world class manufacturer of high-performance sailing catamarans.  They are well known as a premier builder of cruising catamarans offering high quality construction, exhilarating performance, generous cruising amenities and safety.

Built in France, Outremer is well known for providing fast, safe and comfortable passage-making and with numerous ocean crossings and circumnavigations to their credit Outremer enjoys an unexcelled reputation.

This Gerard Danson plan is a reference model for this venerable French catamaran builder.  She is simple to sail, sea safe, with a powerful hull form.  She is comfortable to sail and may be the perfect cat for fast, safe, comfortable blue water cruising.

Outremer’s reputation for building fine, long distance capable multihulls is directly attributable to company founder Danson’s ocean racing experience, for whom safety was paramount.

Outremer has been building sailboats for nearly 20 years in this spirit.  They are designed to sail around the world using the maximum natural potential of the wind’s energy, and with this particular vessel, using the sun’s energy too.

Sailing catamarans typically fall into one of two categories.  At one end of the scale are the “money-no-object” go fast machines, often built extremely light weight using exotic materials like carbon fiber to achieve high speeds and racing machine performance.  A typical 45 footer of this class will often weigh as little as 11,000-12,000 lbs.

On the other end of the scale are the more common “cruising cats” that crowd the harbors comfortably transporting charter guests, but very often providing lackluster sailing performance.  In some cases, these charter type cats are built with little regard for weight and are often loaded down with heavy furniture and equipment.  A comparable 45 foot “L or L type” catamaran may range from 30,000-35,000 lbs.  

The Outremers stand alone however. 

They are built to fill a smaller, largely unaddressed sector of the catamaran market, designed to offer to a more sophisticated class of sailors a higher level of sailing performance, a comfortable and stable ride with safety and attention to detail foremost. 

Outremer is generally understood to hold a unique reputation as the only major catamaran builder offering a balance between these two extremes of comfort aboard and speed at sea.  The Outremer 45 foot Danson design weighs in at only 15,400 pounds.

Catamaran sailing wisdom states that you can have any two of three qualities in a cruising cat: High Performance, Luxury Accommodations/Comfort and Low Price.

“Just a Dream” may be the only cat sailing today to defy this declaration. In her current state she offers the first two qualities at a price below what other high performance cats are offered at today.

To achieve this, Danson’s design essentials incorporate a long waterline, with very narrow hulls below the waterline.  The smaller bridge deck is highly balanced with a low center of gravity, central weight distribution and high buoyancy.  Combined, this achieves minimal hobby horsing, and essentially no contact with waves beneath the bridge-deck commonly referred to on other cats as “slamming”.

With her twin daggerboards, not only will she point higher than comparable cats with the standard fixed keels, but she will exhibit greater speed downwind with her boards retracted for reduced drag.  And daggerboards will always be the safer option when “hauling to” in big seas with the ability to retract the boards and make safe leeway without the potential dragging of the fixed mini keels used on many other builders’ boats.

The Outremer remains light, with little windage and good balance both fore and aft and laterally.

Sailing performance on an Outremer does not come from extra sail area but from reduced drag, better windward ability, more buoyancy in the hulls keeping both bow and stern high and dry.  The rig remains conservative, which makes for a safe and easily handled vessel by shorthanded crew without sacrificing speed or safety.

Outremer’s construction methods differ from many of the production cat builders. An Outremer can take 7-9 months to build.  The hull and deck is solid fiberglass and the vessel is laminated by hand and as a single, solid piece combining hulls and bridge-deck.  Berth supports, shelves and bulkheads all combine to make a unified well supported vessel.  The cabinetry is fitted in with a soft bond of Sikaflex, which contributes to the unified assembly yet offers some flexibility as it is not rigidly bonded as in other vessels.

The result is a very stiff boat that exhibits none of the typical creaking, squeaking or cracking noises often heard in a seaway on other production catamarans. This type of assembly greatly contributes to superior sailing performance.

Outremer built only 40 vessels before 2009.  It is rare to find an Outremer 45 by Danson.  This model is one of the most sought after Outremers within the builders entire line.

She was originally built for her first owners who planned to sail Scotland, and the British Isles as a blue water island cruiser. 

Her current and second owners bought her in Scotland and transported her to the US in 2018 by Yacht Transport as deck cargo.

Here in the US “Just A Dream” began a refurbishing that took place from 2018 until 2022 which is now complete.  Her knowledgeable owners upgraded, modified and improved her to a degree rarely seen in the previously owned market.  

Just A Dream is a really unique and rare 2007 Outremer 45/47

Her electrical system has been completely upgraded and she has had her power train architecture upgraded to a Hybrid system.  She combines the best of both with her Yanmar diesel 3YM30 Fresh Water Cooled, 29 HP [21kW] engine in the starboard hull, with sail-driveand a powerfulElectric Yacht Quiet-Torque 20kW with sail-drive (27 hp equivalent) in the port hull.

She has an aerodynamic coach roof and hull profile minimizing windage.  She sports an open aft cockpit with retractable bimini and twin helms. 

She’s truly a masterpiece of intelligent design providing everything that the experienced yachtsperson will need and nothing that is not needed.

Creature comforts abound combined with exceptional sailing ability and safety.

Just a Dream was refurbished interior and exterior to offer style, comfortable living space and outstanding performance.  She’s a true blue water ocean cruiser with state of the art equipment aboard.

Her twin daggerboards provide more power and lift on all wind directions.  She’ll point with the best of the performance monohulls and at angles very close to the wind.

She’ll achieve speeds upwind of 10 kts at 47degrees TWA in true winds of 15 kts. You’ll be hard pressed to find other cats that provide this level of performance.

Originally built as a 45 foot LOA vessel Just a Dream was lengthened at her bows to 47 feet.  The bows now have a much greater fine entry shape and will pierce a bow wave with very little spray on deck.  With the additional two feet of waterline, she is not only faster and dryer on deck but provides more forward buoyancy, keeping the bows high and dry and further keeping the underwing clear of between hull waves.

Her extensive refit has been done by professionals in Connecticut at the highest level of yacht finish.  All of the disciplines involved (interior, exterior, standing and running rigging, electronics and electrical) have benefited from the same high level of professional quality work.  Well over $300,000 has been spent since she arrived in the US to undertake this refit.

Just a Dream is not only a head turner in any harbor she enters, but she’s an impressive sailing machine on any waterway. She sails well into the double digits in a moderate breeze, and when the wind lightens, her impressive performance really begins to shine as other vessels are cranking up the diesel engines and the Outremer 45/47 is sailing along at speed under sail.

Owners’ change of plans make this unique and amazing Outremer 45/47 available for sale.  This is a turn key investment in a blue water performance sailing vessel that is literally a once in a lifetime opportunity.


Length Overall: 47ft
Draft Board Up:  2.5ft
BoardDown:  8.2ft
Beam: 23ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.17ft

Mast= 20.2 meters = 66.3 ft
Dry Weight 15,432 Lb
Loading carrying capacity 4,484 Lb

Water: 2x 58 USG
Fuel: 1x 33 USG [starboard hull]  (Port is electric)
Hot water reservoir; 10 USG



1 X Yanmar 3YM30 29HP FWC diesel engine 1,800 hours [approximate data hour counter is not working, bought in 2018 with 1,470 hours] Starboard hull
Professionally yearly maintained at Norwalk Cove Marina

1X Electric Yacht Quiet-Torque 20kW sail-drive [ 27 hp equivalent] in the port hull. [2020]

7.5 knots cruising speed




2x New Raymarine C95 chart-ploter one [C9] display at the nav desk and one [C125] in pedestal at the helm + Navionics [2018]

Cockpit-Helm turning pedestal for chart-plotter NavPod PP52 [2019]

GPS external antenna Raymarine RS150 GNS [2018]

Raymarine digital radome scanner radar RL 70C [2007]

Sea-Me and aluminum active radar reflector / target enhancer [2013]

2x Raymarine p70 and i70 instruments: pilot, tridata, wind, all data integrated at both wheel posts [2018]

Raymarine EV-1 attitude heading reference sensor ( AHRS) and ACU actuator control unit

2x Compass Plastimo binnacle at helm stations

Twin helm station with double control + Glendining electronic engine control posts in both helms [2020]

Raymarine Hydraulic smart autopilot

New Raymarine autopilot computer [ 2018 ]

Raymarine smart remote control and wireless controller

Raymarine AIS700 Class B transceiver [2020]

VSM MMSI certificate 338375114/ Fixed mount VHF, AIS

Icon VHF marine radio Model IC-M423 GPS Located near saloon door assessable from helm and nav station [2018]

Auto Pilot Raymarine ST6000 interfaced w instruments

Raymarine Sea Talk-Sea Talk converter

Raymarine bronze through hull S/T + P800 log/depth/temp sensor


Iridium Go satellite communication unit

New Aqua-Signal Tricolor Nav light [ spare at the boat not installed]

Electrical System


Electric circuit 110VAC

New solar panels larger light weight platform [2020]

6x 144W + 1x 104W Solbian flexible/walkable Solar panels [2020 and 2022]

Four panels [48v] dedicated to the Electric Yacht sail drive battery bank and 3 [12v] dedicated to the house battery bank for a total of 960W

1x 48V DC 100a/h Aurora/Battleground alternator/generator installed in the starboard Yanmar engine [2020]

1x Balmar 12v DC 70a/h alternator MC 614 [2020]

Wake Speed alternator controller [2020]

2x Batteries monitor Victron BMV 702 [2020]

16x Battleborn lithium iron phosphate (LiFe4PO) batteries 12v/100ah for the 48V = 19.2kW for electric sail drive bank [2020]

6x 12v/100ah = 7.2kW for the house bank [2020 and 2022]

1x 12v/100ah AGM starter / buffer battery [2020]

All battery charging and electric equipment state of the art Victron [2020,2021,2022]

 1x Victron Quattro inverter charger 48/5000 [2020]

1x Victron Skylla ip44 charger [2020]

5x Victron MPPT

Victron Cerbo GX + GX Touch + Color Control GX + 2x BMV 700  [2020 and 2021]

Victron 48V DC to 12V DC converter [2021]

Dei Fail safe galvanic isolator

All LED lighting and features in the entire boat [2019, 2020]

Detailed electrical schematics are available and will convey with vessel

Vessel has no Air Conditioning however the 48V battery bank could easily supply ample DC energy for AC in the hulls and or salon

Sails and Rig

All running rigging replaced in 2019 /2020 

Standing rigging replacement and updgraded; forestay and 2 x caps shrouds in 12mm Dyform wire [2013]

Yearly inspection and maintenance of standing rigging by professional specialist [ since 2018]

Since 2018 yearly professionally maintained sails and canvas; [ Doyle / Nautical Canvas , New York] 

Main Sail; High performance Doyle Stratis with double taffeta square top Main sail 7 full batten + batten cars [2015] 

UK Sails Asymmetrical Spinnaker with snuffer/sock [ 2007 very lightly used since 2018 yearly professionally maintained] + new sail-bag [2020]

Doyle Code Zero on traditional furler [ single line furler spare system on the boat as optional] [2022]

UK sail laminated screecher [2007] on traditional line furler [ single line furler spare in the boat as optional] [ since 2018 yearly professionally maintained] + new rigging [2020]

Doyle Stratis with double taffeta self-tracking Jib [2015]

UK sail additional smaller spare jib [2007]

Storm-bag deployable Jib for roller reefing forestay’s [2007 never used]

New Doyle main sail bag and lazy lines in [2022]

Anodized Aluminum mast

Harken radial Electric Winch + dual function control box [2019]

Owner’s Notes:

The screecher was originally on a continuous line fuller but it was changed to traditional single line furling, and can be used with the electric winch when necessary

The former owner was a perfectionist and used the boat in high winds in Scotland, when he saw the new Dyform standing rigging and the much better qualities and strenght of the material, he decided to change it as an upgrade

Shrouds and forestay were replaced, and the extensors [ that are not wire but strong synthetic lines] were also replaced in 2018 for a full upgrading of all new running. 



4 stateroom, two heads

Spacious Salon

Well Equipped Galley

Additional Information

Outremer original owners manual

Large ultralight custom built salon table [2019]

Large complete navigation and chart desk

Two opening round hatches saloon sides for ventilation [ 2019]

One opening rectangular hatch forward behind mast in the saloon roof for ventilation [2020]

One opening hatch above the stove for ventilation

Sony Bluetooth network audio system CD player + USB reader & 2 speakers

Twin Composite Calibra GRP modern style black ultra- light steering helms [2018]

Pulpits and bow seating

UK Feathering J-Prop variable pitch propellers  

[ J-PROP is the ideal propeller for cruising sailboats. It is strong, efficient and easy to install and adjust. Blades feather for minimum drag under sail and 180° rotation of blades offers superior performance in reverse for better maneuverability]

DINGHY; 330 [Offshore Cruising Tenders/ New Zealand ] rigid composite light weight tender (2021)

Electric Torqeedo travel 1003 outboad [2019]

Convertible Sumbrella bimini in the cockpit [2018]

Swim ladder starboard transom + upgraded Hot and Cold deck transom shower [2019]

Cockpit AEGIR Cork covered floors + partial deck surfaces [2018 and 2019]

New trampoline nets in [2021]

Norwalk Cove Marina professionally done bottom job; Full service scraping and high end bottom barrier coat and painting: 5x Interprotect Grey 4x Micron Extra SPC Blue  hull overall antifouling [2022]. 

Hydronic M Eberspacher D2 Diesel, air circulating heating system [ 2007]

Hot and cold pressurized water

Domestic water ultrafiltration system before water tanks [2021]

Hot water 10 gal l Isoterm water heater

Spare / back up fresh water pump [ brand new non used]

1 x Electric Raritan Elegance fresh water marine toilet + Janis o macerator pump + smart toilet control Starboard hull

1x 20 US gal holding tank system in starboard for both pump out and valve to direct over board discharge with electric pump  Holding tank 20 USG

1x Electric Raritan Elegance salt water marine toilet + Janis o macerator pump + smart toilet control Port hull + direct over board discharge

Arrow max 2.0 water purification Ozone water feed at galley for drinking at galley

Organic waste outlet for sea disposal of organic material integrated into the countertop

Stainless steel double sink at galley

Salt water tap at galley

All new electric appliances. Stove: Kenyon electric stove [2020]

Oven: Muave Model: MUCMKT120S electric oven/convectional grill and microwave [2020]

Magma A10-205 stainless steel gas grill for cockpit cooking [2021]

All new Isotherm refrigerator + Isotherm freezer new, respectively at starboard and port side of the galley [2020]

Generous dedicated storage for galley equipment and food stores 

New cushions in salon with Ultrafabric faux leather ultrasoft vinyl [2018]

New cushions in cockpit with Sumbrella  [2019]

Sumbrella deck hatch covers [2022]

New Blinders for saloon windows [2022]

Plastimo Transocean 8 person life-raft 2007

Main Anchor; Rocna 73lb galvanized fixed shank scoop [2021] + 164 ft [ 50 meters] of chain + additional secondary anchor Delta [2007] + 164 ft cord [50 meters]

Electric Windlass Lofrans with helm and bow controls [ 2007 yearly professionally maintained since 2018]

Dock Passarelle

Mast Climber chair/system ATN

5x Big fenders + dock lines

Canvas boat cover for dry storage in winter [ since 2018 boat stored under cover during winter on the dry at the Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk CT]


Owners personal possessions and tools do not convey

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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