***VAT PAID - THE ONLY 401 ON THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET***
** PRICE JUST REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE **
This Catana 401 'Vite & Rêves' is French registered and VAT paid and is presented in great condition. She comes with a a carbon mast, bow sprit, full set of sails including genaker and spinnaker NEW last year, all new running rigging and all the equipment needed for ocean crossing such as water maker, solar panels, hydro generator, navigation equipment including radar, and much much more.
Her previous owner sailed her across to the Caribbean and back and so she is a tried and tested performance cruising catamaran ready to go anywhere! Her twin daggerboards, for which Catana are renowned, enable her to go to windward with a keel depth of 2 meters and then retreat into the shallows by reducing her draft to less than 0.8m.
Her vast cockpit will seat 8 persons and the saloon table will seat 6 persons. She has 4 double cabins and 2 heads. Her current owner has made many improvements throughout. NEW photos added!!
VAT paid and ready to go. This is the only example of this highly efficient and capable performance cruising catamaran currently on the international market. Just reduced in price by €25,000.
We now welcome all serious enquiries and viewing requests.
'Vite & Rêves' has had many improvements over the last year as shown in the Features section above. In addition to those listed above she has also boasts the following:
In 2016, we bought our Catana 401 in Canet en Roussillon in France. The boat was fully equipped and in fairly good condition. We bought the boat to sail around the Cyclades in Greece. That is what we have been doing for the last three years, Kea, Evia, Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, Rineia, Paros, Siros, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Mylos, Aegina, Poros, Hydra and more... We loved this area and it was all possible with the boat. We are putting the boat for sale, as we are moving to a new assignment and can't take the boat with us.
This is a light boat made of sandwich and infusion. The bottom is reinforced with Twaron. Everything inside the boat is made of light but robust material to keep the boat as light as possible. The main sail and the genoa are made of Hydranet and were replaced in 2016 when I bought the boat. It is a very robust fabric and the sails are in excellent condition. I replaced as well at the time the lazy bag and the bimini. Last year I replaced the genaker and the spinnaker. Both are mounted on furlers and are rigged on the bow sprit as needed. There are three reefs in the main and the genoa is mounted on a furler. All the running rigging comes back to the cockpit: jib tacks, main sheet and halyard and reefs. There are five winches in the cockpit, three are electric. It is easy to handle the boat alone and it is very safe.
Up to 15 knots Apparent Wind Speed, we sail with the main and with the genaker or the spinnaker. Up to 20 knots AWS, we sail with the main and the genoa. At 20 knots AWS, we take the first reef on the main and keep full genoa. Then we reef alternatively the genoa or the main every five knots. At 30 knots AWS we take the second reef. At 40 knots the third one. We have had up to 50 knots wind in the Doro strait and always felt safe on board. We have sailed accross the adriatic sea with 40 knots wind and it was our fastest sail, top speed 20 knots surfing...
As soon as the wind reaches 15-20 knots, we expect to sail between 9 and 12 knots depending on the wind direction. It is really fun and feels very safe. Being a catamaran, it stays flat and people on board can have a normal "flat" life. The cockpit is well protected and stays very dry.
UPDATE - 19 April 2019
UPDATE - 27th June 2019
1) There was no hour meter before 2014, when the previous owner mounted a couple of them after a major maintenance on both engines. The engines have since logged +/- 1050 hrs. I have recently changed all filters, oil, sail drive bellow, propeller shaft seals and annodes. No issues reported.
2) I only cruise in the Med, so it is short distance crossing, max 200 NM and I never looked at requirements for longer distances. The previous owner had it fully outfitted for an Atlantic crossing to the Caribbeans/Bahamas (check his blog here: http://teresaiii.over-blog.com/). On the safety side, there are a few things that are due, like the life raft, extinguishers, flares,... Nothing really expensive, but important...
3) The same insurer has been kept from the previous owner, who did not know the age of the standing rigging but it was inspected when I bought the boat by the rigger in Canet and the feedback was positive. I also look at it on regular basis, and so far I have not seen any major concern.
4) The boat is near Athens Airport, in Lavrio.