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  • Boat length

    50.0 ft

  • Built

    2008

  • Builder

    Catana

  • Guests

    6

    Cabins

    3

    Crew

    1

Rent Price

Low season

Day

$ 1,090

Week

$ 6,540

Month

$ 26,160

High season

Day

$ 1,417

Week

$ 8,500

Month

$ 34,000

Deposit

10%

Sale Price*

VAT status

VAT not registered

General information

Hull material

Fiberglass

Boat Hull

Catamaran

Rental Type

1

Motor

1

Built

2008

Naval Architect

Catana

Builder

Catana

Flag

Spain

Exteriror color

White

Description

The best solution for a real sail lovers. Spacious, fast and easy to steer catamaran to have a dream sailing adventures in Balearic Islands.


Design, Deck & Rigging


The Catana 431 was the baby of the family, much like the 42 is today. The hulls are asymmetric and canted outwards, and the bows are bulbed and tulip-shaped to increase buoyancy and reduce pitching and the risk of burying a hull. The daggerboards extend down for 7’2” draft and help considerably with windward performance. Downwind, Catana advises them to be raised in heavy seas, allowing the boat to slide along the waves rather than tripping on the underwater appendages.


Perfomance


Catana has built a reputation for using very high quality materials in the production of their offshore boats, putting an emphasis on both the quality of construction and sailing performance. The sandwich construction incorporates Twaron, a fiber that is 10 times more resistant to puncturing than classic fiberglass—at half its density. The weight savings and the stiffness provided in this construction are the basis of Catana’s reputable performance. Added rigidity comes from 21 structural bulkheads reinforced with carbon fiber and molded into one piece. The reinforced hull bottoms even let them be beached. The builder claims that the nine waterproof bulkheads create crash zones, making the boat unsinkable.


Catana continues its weight-saving measures by providing a carbon fiber mast (standard) and using all foam cored furniture, balsa cored soles, and a light mahogany veneer (rather than solid wood) in the interior. Weight considerations are extremely important on a catamaran so that you don’t “make a dog out of a cat” in terms of performance and safety.

The fully-battened main (standard) drops into a zippered bag integrated into the boom (standard), the genoa is on a Profurl roller furler and the chute is an asymmetrical in a sock (standard) that two people can manage with ease. With the exception of the chute, there is no real need to ever go to the foot of the mast to handle the sails in any kind of weather.

All lines are led aft, mostly below the deck so as to not create a tripping hazard, and you can raise, lower and reef the main standing by the electric winch in the center of the cockpit. There’s even a box built into the aft beam bulkhead to stow all the lines out of sight and out of the way.


Accommodation


The layout is very open between the cockpit and saloon and the interior is light and airy due to the large windows. The fold-out galley table seats eight comfortably and the nav station is forward facing, taking advantage of the excellent visibility provided by the ample windows. If I have any complaints in the saloon, it would be the nav station seat where my feet dangled just above the sole but I had no back support to gain any leverage and steady myself in rough seas.

The galley-up layout in the Catana 431 keeps the cook in the social action and makes for a type of great room feel. The owner’s hull is to starboard with a large head and a separate shower forward, a desk amidships, and a large, comfortable queen aft with good clothing and book stowage. The port hull has two cabins and a shared head amidships. The bunk in the aft cabin can be separated into two singles.


Some people don’t like the herky-jerky movement of catamarans but I think it takes little time to get used to it and you do not have to compensate for the boat’s heeling angle. It’s nice that in this world of high-end luxury cat cruising, the fatigue factor is low, leaving you to use your stomach muscles for laughing rather than staying upright.

Accomodation and Crew

Number of cabins

3

Cabin configuration

3 doubles + pullman

Number of bathrooms

2

Bed configuration

doubles

Number of guests

6

Number of crew

1

Performance

Cruise Speed, kn

9.0 kts

Max Speed, kn

12.0 kts

Engines

2 VOLVO inboard 40HP Diesel

Generators

MASE 2.5 KVA

Measurement

Fuel Tank

700 Litres 184 US Gallons 153 UK Gallons

Water capacity

800 Litres 211 US Gallons 175 UK Gallons

Dimensions

Length

50.0 ft

Beam

26.0 ft

Draft

3.9 ft

Safety

First aid kit

Horn

Fire extinguisher

Smoke detector

Life jackets

Life jackets

Raft

Amenities

Air conditioner

Toilet

Kitchen

Hot cold cockpit shower

Essentials

Equipment

Satellite phone

Satellite internet

Cockpit loudspeakers

Enterteiment system

Navigation

Tv

Cd player

Internet

Wi Fi

Locations

Spain

Ibiza