Catana 431. Owner's Version.
Immensely strong. Swing keel for getting anywhere. Packed with extras and ready to cruise anywhere in the world. Presently in Langkawi. Swiss owners will deliver anywhere. Be quick! These boats are extremely rare to come onto the market
LUMBAZ is a nice example of the very sought after and classic Catana 431 performance cruising catamaran. It is a true blue water catamaran in excellent condition. The yacht offers ultimate sea worthiness, high speed, space and privacy. ‘We looked for the ideal compromise between cruising comfort and performance and we got it with Lumbaz’, says her owner, who spent considerable time looking for the perfect boat to take his wife and young children on their 2nd Pacific cruise.
Lumbaz was professionally refitted in the US West Coast at the end of 2013. This yacht has never been chartered and is in beautiful condition, having always been cherished as one of the family and well looked after throughout her travels. The yacht has also been given a full maintenance and beauty service between August and September 2016, where her engines and sail drives were serviced, her bottom was scraped off her many layers of antifoul and given 4 epoxy barrier coats and 2 coats of antifouling (3 on the waterline), as well as the boat being detailed, polished and wax so as to present as immaculately as possible for her new owners. ‘Lumbaz’ is ready to keep on sailing with her new prospective owners.
The Catana 431 can easily and safely be sailed single-handed or as a couple, having all the main sail controls lead back to the cockpit. The winches for main sail control and for jib sheets are Harken electric, allowing for easy & comfortable sailing. She has a tall rig (only a few 431 were fitted out with the 471 mast) allowing for nice light wind performance. ‘This has saved us a lot of fuel across the Pacific and in Indonesian waters, and it allows for more fun sailing!’ commented the owners. She has also upgraded 4 cyl. Yanmar engines
Model: 431 Owner version
HIN: FR-CAT 43110E999
Length: 13.1 m
Price: USD$ 320,000
Delivery date : 10/06/1999
Location: Langkawi, Malaysia
Hull Material: Fibreglass (GRP) / Twaron with Vinylester Resin
Draft: 0.8 m
Number of Engines: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
LOA: 13.1 m (43 ft)
LWL: 12.8 m (42 ft)
Beam: 7.3 m (24 ft)
Dry Weight : 8,000 kg (17,640 lb)
Displacement: 10,000 kg (22,000 lb)
Mast Bridge Clearance: 21.2 m (70 ft.)
Mast length: 19.46 m (63’10’’)
Draft Boards up: 0.8 m (2.6 ft)
Draft Boards down : 2,2 m (7.2 ft)
Cabin Headroom: 1,93 m (6’ 4’’)
Fuel Tanks Cap.: 660 l (175 US gal)
Fresh Water Tanks Cap.: 520 l (137 US gal)
Number of Cabins: 3
Number of double berths: 3
Number of Bathrooms: 2
Number of Heads: 2
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3CE
Power: 52 hp
Hours: 3,150 Hrs
Saildrive: Yanmar SD31
Propeller: Gori 3 blade folding
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH3CE
Power: 52 hp
Hours: 3,150 Hrs
Saildrive: Yanmar SD31
Propeller: Gori 3 blade folding
Every single equipment that you’ll find on Lumbaz has a manual and operating instructions. All well organized and easy to find. This proves as a great asset when things don’t go the way you want. The boat also has log books of all maintenance done on all serviceable items and obviously the engines and there is a list of spare parts for different components like eg. Engines, pumps and heads so that there is always a spare part on board. After buying the boat we changed all the through hull fittings (bronze) as well as the standing rigging and overhauled both engines completely. The result has been 3 years of continuous sailing, approx. 25,000 Nm without major problems.
Prevention goes a long way at sea.
Lumbaz is equipped with state of the art Sealand Vacuflush toilets.
They are connected to holding tanks on each hull. You can easily spend 5 days without emptying them, which is a nice feature when you are anchored in a nice bay. They run on freshwater (1 pint per flush) reducing calcium built up and associated problems and keep your toilet bowl clean and odorless.
Sinewaye Inverter 2500 VA (continuous output), max. charging rate 150 amps
At Navigation Station:
On Coach roof in Cockpit
On Steering stations (outer helms)
In December 2013, before we sailed away from San Diego we pulled the mast for a meticulous checkup. The standing rigging was fully changed (turnbuckles included).
Sail deployment, reefing, furling, and trimming is assisted by three Harken electric powered winches. All sail control lines are led aft to the cockpit in an organized, clean and uncluttered fashion where well positioned hardware, stops and leads these lines to powered and manual winches. The full battened mainsail has a large roach and stores in a cradle bag atop the boom. A Gennaker hoists on a halyard with a 2:1 downhaul, and furls on a Harken furler with a continuous loop furling line that runs aft to the cockpit. An asymmetric spinnaker is used for sailing deeper downwind angles and there is a smaller symmetric for higher winds.
The automatic mainsail reefing system works great! It takes us between 1.5 and 3 minutes to take a reef which is handy when you sail in squally conditions and adds greatly to the safety of your journey.
Hoisting the mainsail is easy. Not only because it has a 2:1 halyard but because all you have to do is push a button to turn the winch with 2 speeds. Unique to Lumbaz is the possibility to control the electric winch from the steering pedestal, thus allowing for a clear view of the mainsail, which other Catanas or catamarans do not usually allow, because of the bimini. The mainsail track is from Harken and features the Battcar system with Torlon ball bearings for easy hoist and drop of the sail. The main sheet is controlled via 2 Harken 46 ST allowing for the “lazy” sheet to act as a preventer when sailing downwind.
There are 3 halyards, controlled at the base of the mast. One is for the jib, the other ones for gennaker or spinnakers and they have a manual Harken 46 ST winch to hoist them.
The jib sheets in the cockpit are controlled with 2 electric Harken 46 STE winches, allowing again, to adjust your sail at a fingertip. That doesn’t take the fun out of sailing, but it sure makes it easier!
All blocks on the boat are Harken Black Magic 75.
The steering is a mechanical rack and pinion system from Whitlock. It is maintenance free and it allows for a feeling while at the helm. Balanced rudders hang on oversized aluminum rudder stocks and have a free moving polyacetal bearings which are easy to change, even when in the water.
Sailing Lumbaz is really easy and fun. Having the extra power of a bigger mast and the extra power of the electric winches means you get less tired, which means you reef or unreef more often because it’s easy and that means: MORE SPEED, MORE SAFETY!
The engine rooms on both hulls hoist practically all the systems on board, allowing for a clean and silent central living area and a dedicated “utilities” area.
The 52 HP Yanmar engines are a factory upgrade from the serial Volvo engines. They are clean and well cared for, having kept a logbook of everything done or exchanged on them. We did a full rebuild before we left and have not had any problem with them. Transmission is through Yanmar SD31 sail drives. No problems and I have just serviced them with new lip seals, O-rings and oil.
The morse controls for the engines are on the Stb helm pedestal. 2 Teleflex dual action levers provide one handed positive engine control. We changed the throttle cables for Teleflex TFExtreme ones for peace of mind.
Just forward of the engines on the watertight bulkhead that separates the engine room from the living areas are all the pumps.
2 x 3 Jabsco model 37202 12V pumps (engine room bilges, hull bilges, shower drains)
Fresh water pumps are Jabsco ParMax (3.0 and 4)
There are 2 manual whale bilge pumps in the cockpit
Special attention has been given to the fuel system. Knowing that the quality of diesel in remote areas is not always guaranteed, we fitted out Lumbaz with redundant filtration systems.
From the tank the diesel is pumped through a fuel purifier (RCI fuel polishing system). It eliminates water and solids from the fuel and works without a filter element. Once every 3 or 4 weeks I would open the valve on the bottom and drain some diesel. Very easyone minute job. This guarantees that the diesel flowing into the primary filter (Racor 500 Series) is very clean. This filter element gets changed every second oil change and from there into the secondary filter in the engine. We have never had problems with bad fuel. The injectors and injector pumps where serviced as per manual in a lab in San Diego before departure in December 2013 (1.300 hours since then).
In the Port Engine Room is where the watermaker is located
Spectra 380 dual pump watermaker produces nominal 60 ltrs/hr. We get 50-55 out of it. The membrane is from 2013. We would usually run it every second day and never had shortage of water on board.
The beauty of the system is it runs on 12 V.
For those interested, there is a spreadsheet with consumptions and production of energy on Lumbaz, both at anchor and underway.
Basically while at anchor, even in grey days, there is a surplus of energy that allows the batteries to complete a full charging cycle every day (Float status), normally by early afternoon.
While underway it depends a lot on the course in relation to the sun and use of radar, but on average we have had to charge the batteries every 3 days of sailing. With the 130 Amp alternators you can be charging 60 amps and it does not take long to bulk charge them.
The beauty of the system is that you don´t actually have to do anything about it, just look at the panel and see what the sun does, for the fun of it. With today’s smart regulators it is easy to take care of the batteries.
Lumbaz has 2 dedicated starting batteries and a house bank of 5 x 156 Ah AGM batteries (09/2015) that are charged through 930 W of solar panels. These can be tilted to increase efficiency and act as a rain water collector to tanks if desired. At the same time, they protect the dinghy from the sun while hanging from the davits.
You can run everything on 12 V and basically live from the solar power, which makes it an easy carefree system and a very silent boat in the anchorages.
Every single light fixture is LED allowing for unlimited use of light with minimal consumption
For AC power we use the inverter which has 2,500 W of continuous use available at 110 V.
The battery charger, 100 amps, which is the same unit, runs on 110 V DC as well.
30 amp MarinCo shore power inlet and shore power cords
Hurricane diesel heater/hot water circulating cabin heating system (needs service)
The Sigmar water heaters are heated through the diesel heater. We have never used them and will definitely need to be serviced.
In the Port transom is a cold water shower.
In the cockpit is a fresh water tap and in one of the bridge deck lockers is a Flojet model 4235-143anchor wash down pump, which can pump sea water or fresh water according to needs. We give this great use when anchoring in muddy grounds and as a fresh water wash down pump after crossings and as a saltwater pump when we fish, to clean up the mess.
The boat is equipped with a lightning protection system. A rod is attached to the top of the mast and you can clip a big cable with a diffuser at the end to the mast base. This gets dropped into the water. Fortunately, we have not experienced its efficiency!
There are 3 aluminum LPG tanks on board (2x 4.5 kg and on 9 kg)
Lewmar V4 1,600 W anchor winch
Rocna 40 Kg with 80 mt 10mm ACCO Grade 40 chain with 15 mts braided nylon line spliced into it. (2015) attached with a Wasi-Ball swivel. (in 3 years we only dragged once, sustaining +40 knots in several occasions)
FOB 40 lb
Additional chain as forerunner for anchors
2 x three strand polyester anchor bridles
Sunrise Yacht Products Offshore 3/8 Polyester Open trampoline net coated blue (2014)
2 x stainless steel Surboard/Seakayak stanchion storage racks
18 HP Tohatsu Outboard
Stainless steel ladder for use on hull sides
Fishing rod holder
SS line holders in each bow locker
Removable side and stern mesh panels for bimini (can be used while sailing)
Removable side and stern cloth panels for bimini
Canvas covers for steering panels
Tapered wood plugs attached to all underwater through hulls
Analog Wema gauges for fuel and water tanks
The Catana 431 is as much fun to sail as she is to live aboard. The world can be cruised in comfort at speeds associated with much larger racing monohulls. Providing the power to obtain double digit speeds is an upgraded, tall rig. The 21 mt mast spreads ample upwind and downwind sail. Sail deployment, reefing, furling, and trimming is assisted by three electric powered winches. All sail control lines are led aft to the cockpit in an organized, clean and uncluttered fashion, where well-conceived hardware stops and leads bring these lines to powered and manual winches. The full battened mainsail has a large roach and stores in a cradle bag atop the boom. A Gennaker hoists on a halyard and on a 2:1 downhaul, a continuous loop furling line runs aft to the cockpit. An asymmetric spinnaker is used for sailing deeper downwind angles and there is a smaller symmetric for higher winds.
From the cockpit one steps 350 mm down two low steps, onto a teak grating and down 150 mm over the sliding door threshold into the salon/galley. To port of the door, an adjoining sliding window over the galley smartly opens and connects the salon and galley to the cockpit with minimal separation. Headroom in the salon is 1,93 m. Joinery throughout the interior is tastefully done in Bassam Oberflex with varnished teak trim. All furniture is upgraded with balsa coring to reduce weight. Cabin soles are Stratofil teak and holy laminate over foam sandwich panels. Overheads are lightweight white Biplex process panels velcroed in place allowing access to wiring and hardware. Abundant Cantalupi fixtures are surface mounted throughout the interior and controlled with remote bulkhead mounted rocker switches. When not sleeping, ninety percent of life will be spent in the cockpit, salon, or galley. The ability to see outside and enjoy one’s surroundings in these spaces must be appreciated.
The salon features a large dinette measuring 2,9 m wide by 1,6 m deep to port and forward. Cushions are dark blue Alcantara (Ultrasuede) covering sculpted Bultex foam. The bifold table measures 1,5 m by 0,80 m when fully opened. Beneath the table pedestal are drawers for silverware and dishes. Storage bins and shelves are located beneath and behind the dinette seats. The large, fixed salon windows are behind the dinette seats. They are covered with a mesh filter fabric on the outside when in the tropics, to control heat and provide privacy. Two 44 cm by 32 cm opening hatches are mounted forward in the cabin front, for ventilation.
The galley is located along the aft bulkhead of the saloon keeping the cook well connected to conversation in the cockpit and saloon. A dedicated trash bin in a hinged cabinet is adjacent to the sliding door. The Formica galley counter is surrounded by high teak fiddles. Dual white sinks measure 630 mm wide by 500 mm deep by 180 mm high. A single lever faucet provides fresh water for dishes and cooking. Storage cabinets are below the sink. A stove/oven is located beneath a folding cover, which hinges open to create a backsplash. Cooking pot and pan storage is beneath the stove. A cabinet with two shelves inside, is above the stove. A small shelf is next to it. To starboard of the cockpit door is a large top opening fridge/freezer. On the port side is another, smaller fridge/freezer. A large pantry locker is located down the companionway steps in the port hull.
Tucked in the starboard forward corner of the salon is the forward facing navigation station. Visibility is adequate for limited watch standing from this area while navigating, communicating and keeping the ship’s log. An office swivel chair on rollers is upholstered with matching blue fabric. The chart table measures 800 x 550 mm with a hinged top over a 100 mm deep storage drawer. Navigation and communication electronics are mounted in an instrument hood, forward of the chart table. There is a shelf outboard for further instruments. A stereo and teak magazine rack are mounted outboard below this shelf. An overhead spotlight and flex arm light illuminate the chart table at night.
The starboard hull is entirely dedicated to the owner’s stateroom and is down five steps from the salon. Headroom in the hulls is 1,94 m. A hinged vertical door and horizontal overhead panel close for privacy. The 2000 x 1600 m owner’s berth is aft. Two chrome reading lights, an overhead light, one large oval porthole outboard in the hull side and one small porthole inboard into the cockpit provide light and ventilation. A cabin fan adds additional ventilation for the tropics. There are mosquito and sun protectors for all portholes. The bunk mattress and boards lift up to access a huge storage bin beneath. A 600 mm wide shelf is inboard and above the berth. A heating system thermostat and chrome finished clock are within sight/reach of the berth. Forward in the passageway is an office space. A dressing seat is aft of the 800 x 500 mm writing desk with swing out stool, DC outlet and reading light. A locker with three shelves is inboard and aft of the ladder. Forward and inboard are two lockers with three shelves each. Outboard, forward of the daggerboard housing is a hanging locker with open shelf above it. The owner’s head is all the way forward and through a privacy door. This space is finished in white gelcoat fiberglass with varnished teak trim. The vanity and sink are aft and inboard with a mirrored medicine locker above. A single lever faucet is fitted at the sink and storage is below the sink. Two overhead lights and a bar light above the mirror illuminate this space at night. A soap dish, towel bar, and toilet paper holder are provided. A large opening porthole with roller shade and screen is outboard in the hull side. The Sealand Vacuflush head is located outboard and aft. A large separate shower stall is all the way forward and separated by a shower curtain from the head. A round teak shower grate, shower nozzle holder bar, shower nozzle with hose, and single lever mixer valve are fitted. A 350 x 500 mm opening hatch mounted on the inboard hull side nicely ventilates this space and the port hull and acts as the emergency escape hatch.
Well separated from the owner’s hull are the guest staterooms in the port hull. This separation creates two separate areas which allow for privacy. Immediately outboard of the port hull companionway steps is the guest head. A curved, sliding door closes this compartment. A Sealand Vacuflush head is outboard and aft. This head compartment is fabricated from molded fiberglass with white gelcoat and trimmed with just enough varnished teak to accent the easily cleaned white surfaces. A single lever faucet controls the pull out sink/shower nozzle. A teak shower grate sits atop the shower sump fitted with overboard pump. Storage is located beneath the sink. An oval mirror is fastened to the forward bulkhead. A small teak- trimmed shelf is above the head and just wide enough for two rolled up towels. A towel hook, soap dish holder, toilet paper holder, two overhead lights and small opening hull side porthole complete this compact yet efficient space. Forward of the head is the port daggerboard trunk with three racks mounted on its side. Inboard along the passageway is a tall pantry locker. The forward guest stateroom is accessed through an arched privacy door. Inboard is a tall hanging locker. Outboard is a locker with three shelves and an open shelf above it. The forward bunk measures 2000 mm long by 1650 mm wide aft by 1000 mm wide forward. Storage is below this berth. A large opening oval shaped port with roller shade/ screen is in the outboard hull side and a 350 x 500 mm opening hatch (escape hatch) is inboard. Two overhead lights and two reading lights illuminate this cabin at night. This cabin is very ventilated while at anchor and thus ventilates the rest of the port hull. The aft guest stateroom is accessed through an arched privacy door. A hinged infill cushion between the two bunks allows this cabin to be used as a queen or two single berths. With the infill in place, the berth measures 2000 mm long by 1900 mm wide. A 400 mm wide shelf is inboard and above the bunk. Two reading lights, two overhead lights, a cabin fan, a large oval hull side porthole with roller shade/screen and small opening porthole inboard into the cockpit side complete this space. The mattresses and bunk boards lift up to access huge storage space below.
LUMBAZ has white hulls with triple blue sheer stripes and a thin grey boot stripe topping a wide blue boot stripe. The bottom is painted with 15 lt blue Jotun Seaforce 90 antifouling paint. In October 2016 the bottom, below the waterline has been stripped to laminate and 4 coats of epoxy barrier coat applied. The decks are white with a molded-in diamond pattern non-skid. A teak toe rail runs along the deck edge. The cabin top has large fixed windows and two opening windows. Teak handrails run along the cabin sides. Stainless steel stanchions and double lifelines surround the deck. Engine room access is via a watertight deck hatch in the top step of each stern. A transom walk-through from each stern into the cockpit minimizes up and over steps. A stainless steel and teak swim ladder is located at the port transom. Port and starboard transom steps are laid with teak deck. Stainless steel grab rails are located on each transom’s inboard side to allow safe boarding from a tender. Ventilation can be challenging on catamarans. The Catana 431 provides numerous large and small opening ports in the hull sides to allow natural ventilation and light, both at anchor and while underway. Storage volume is copious in the hulls and bridge deck. A large bow locker in each hull is accessed via a 600 by 600 mm deck hatch. Each locker is fitted with racks and rails for hanging lines and storing gear. The anchor windlass, fuel tank and chain locker are located in the forward bridge deck lockers.
Additional storage is located in the cockpit. Beneath the cockpit sole are a 0.85 cubic meter and 0.75 cubic meter locker. Beneath the forward cockpit dinette seat is an additional 1.1 cubic meter locker. In good weather life is lived in the cockpit and the Catana 431 has a large, comfortable and well-protected 3.8 mt wide by 2.8 mt long cockpit sheltered behind the raised cabin top. A varnished, drop leaf cockpit table is to port and will comfortably dine a crowd. The portside L-shaped settee measures 2.2 mt long by 1.8 mt long with 320 mm high seatbacks. Cockpit cushions are fitted for comfort. The starboard cockpit settee measures 2.2 mt long: very adequate for sleeping outside. An overhead bimini is supported by an aluminum arch and incorporates a removable, clear “windshield” panel forward atop the cabin top to keep the cockpit dry.
LUMBAZ is a nice example of the very sought after and popular Catana 431 performance cruising catamaran. Originally named LEGATO, she was ordered and commissioned by a Southern California monohull racer who sought a comfortable cruising platform for his family and was unwilling to sacrifice performance. Hence her rig is turboed with the same mast as a Catana 471. When the original owner upgraded to a new Catana 52 in 2006, a Canadian owner purchased this fine vessel and used it in the Mexican Riviera. Her current owners purchased her in November 2013 and have crossed the Pacific and the Indian Ocean with their young family, over an idyllic cruise spanning over 3 years.
LUMBAZ has never been chartered. She’s an “owner’s version” with two staterooms and heads in the port hull. The starboard hull is fully dedicated to the owner. A large head with separate shower is all the way forward. Storage and an office space are in the middle with the owner’s stateroom aft. Even though she can accommodate six in staterooms, she’s well set up for shorthanded, easy sailing. All lines are led aft to powered winches in the cockpit. Her line management systems and control are clever and well thought out. Visibility from the two outboard helms is excellent when sailing or docking. When shelter is desired, let the autopilot steer and duck behind the windshield and beneath the bimini; or, visibility from the inside forward facing navigation station is also excellent. The cockpit is very large and will comfortably accommodate a crowd. The dinghy stows high and secure on stern davits. Boarding is easy with steps in the transoms. Storage is abundant in bow lockers, cockpit lockers and many interior cabinets and bins. The engines and most auxiliary machinery are located aft in the sterns and separate from the accommodation spaces. Large hull side opening ports and overhead hatches provide excellent light and ventilation in the hulls and salon. Catana’s tall and unique, tulip-shaped bows make this forty-three foot cat seem much larger while keeping a narrow waterline for performance. Retractable daggerboards allow her to perform better to windward and reduce drag when sailing downwind. A large sliding door and window between the salon and cockpit seamlessly join these two areas when desired. Each hull is built in 3 separate watertight compartments and she has crashboxes forward and aft. That makes Lumbaz unsinkable. A nice feature and peace of mind when you are cruising the oceans with your family
LUMBAZ is very well equipped. She has navigation instruments, redundant autopilots, Spectra watermaker, solar panels, large alternators, big battery bank, Vacuflush heads, AIS transceiver, electric winches, fuel polishing system, Rocna anchor, dinghy and outboard and much more. Her solar panels provide sufficient power to trickle charge the battery bank on a daily basis and to run the watermaker (12 V) without having to run the engines and without needing an additional generator. She is set up to be able to collect rainwater, all making it a true ocean going yacht, that can spend time in remote areas with full autonomy.
The design of the Catana 431 leaves nothing to chance - every aspect of safety and comfort has been thoroughly thought out. The salon and chart table occupy the forward part of the bridgedeck. Around the big U-shaped salon, eight people can dine in comfort, just opposite the pleasant, well-ventilated, and well-equipped galley, which faces the cockpit. Both the owner's cabin occupying the whole starboard hull and the two guest cabins in the port hull are vast, bright, very well ventilated, and finished to Catana quality. The owner's head is large, well ventilated (by a giant porthole), and includes a separate shower, washbasin, and toilet. The ergonomics of the decks and cockpit are exceptional. The winches for genoa and spinnaker sheets, the daggerboard controls, and the furling line fall nicely to hand. The automatic reefing system and the tender raising system allow the helmsman to do everything without leaving the shelter of the cockpit. The passage from the cockpit to the transoms is an invitation to swim. The bathing ladder and the freshwater shower transform the teak trimmed steps into genuine platforms for relaxation.