Admiral 40 - NEW BOAT

Built to order
US$440,000.00 (Approx £318,886.80)
  • Boat REF#  ·  277326
  • Length  ·  12.19m
  • Year  ·  New
  • Construction  ·  Foam Core
  • Underwater profile  ·  Multihull
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 29hp, Yanmar 3YM30
  • Lying  ·  Cape Town
Bruce Stirk

Lifestyle & Use

The Admiral 40 is perfect for short-handed sailing and provides excellent sailing performance and comfortable live-aboard experience. It boasts a surprising amount of internal volume, headroom, and convenient, comfortable flat decks. Her bright and airy salon, wider hulls, luxurious interior and a long list of equipment make for a high comfort and functionality level. Listen to "Rolf and Irene Talk about their experience of the Admiral 40" on Spreaker. Listen to "Admiral 40 - A professional sailors impression" on Spreaker.

Details & Close Up

Enhanced features of the Admiral 40 includes a redesigned helm station allowing for ease of short-handed sailing, a new davit platform, moulded bimini ceiling, redesigned heads, more spacious forward and aft cabins, more locker space, extended saloon seating and a larger sliding door opening. The owner’s cabin is spacious and includes a vanity table, an abundance of hanging and storage space plus a generously sized bathroom. There are additional 1, 2 or 3 double guest cabins and a large heads. Electronical systems, deck gear, rigging and sails, engine specifications are available to be upgraded to owners requirements.

Design & Build

The luxury catamaran Admiral 40 is designed by Angelo Lavranos. The Lavranos design aim: "Grace, Pace, Space” combines a unique blend of aesthetic design, engineering, and offshore experience. Designed as a bespoke open ocean blue water cruising catamaran, it is available with 2, 3 or 4 double berth cabins. The semi-custom nature of the design & build offer flexibility in layout and equipment to the owner. The yachts are in production at a purpose-designed factory in Cape Town, South Africa. With the focus on quality workmanship and attention to detail, each custom Admiral 40 catamaran is soundly built.

Prices & Process

The price for the Admiral 40 with its basic specification is $ 440.000. Although due to the high degree of customisation and specification options, the total sales price will be quoted once the project has been specified. Sales process: Once the scope of the project has been determined the payment tranches at certain stages of the build will be presented to you. Typically, the build time would be around 10 months with 6 tranches being payable through the process. An example of this being: 5% on contract signature; 25% immediately prior to laying up the hull & deck, 20% on the completion of mouldings for the hull and deck prior to the bonding of two mouldings; 25% on completion of the bonding of the hulls, internal modules, rudders. It is at this point when the majority of the equipment would be purchased by the manufacturer. This would include hardware, engines, fridges/freezers, electric components, electronics, hatches etc: 20% prior to ordering the spars, rigging, sails etc; 5% after on water commission and hand over.

Extra Details

Designer Angelo Lavranos
Builder Celtic Yachts
Lying Cape Town
Fuel capacity 430.0 ltr (94.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 430.0 ltr (94.6 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 124.0 ltr (27.3 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM30
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive saildrive
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots

Various engine sizes and propeller types are available to meet owner requirement. She has bulkhead cable steering which has wonderful feedback to the helmsman allowing for precise sail trim setting.


Length 12.19m
LWL 11.80m
Beam 7.30m
Draft Min 1.10m
Airdraft 18.50m
Displacement 9,500kg (20,947.5lbs)
Headroom 2.00m


Sloop rigged Spar Craft Aluminium spars with Stainless Steel standing rigging


Reefing mainsail Ullman or North - SlabStack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Ullman or North - Furling

The vessel comes with a fully battened main and a genoa. All manner of extra sails & running rigging can be specified by the owner.

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 6 batteries charged by: engine, shore power 4 House & 2 cranking batteries. All manner of auxiliary charging systems can be specified by the owner.


Construction Foam Core
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Gelcoat finish

The hull & deck of the Admiral 40 is a vacuum bagged, hand laid GRP/foam sandwich. The Polyester resin can be upgraded to a Vinylester resin if so required. In doing so, amongst other factors, a reduction in vessel weight can be achieved.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

The boat is available with 2, 3 or 4 double cabins. It typically has 2 heads, but as these are bespoke vessels the owners requirements shape the equipment specification on board as well as the layout and furnishings of the vessel.


Pressurised water system
Hot water system

The boat is available with 2, 3 or 4 double cabins. It typically has 2 heads, but as these are bespoke vessels the owners requirements shape the equipment specification on board as well as the layout and furnishings of the vessel.

Deck Gear


1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
20.00m of chain
80.00m of rode
The deck gear can be upgraded to meet buyer requirement. This could include electric winches, extra winches, davit winches, spotlight, horn, under water lights etc

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Above is the basic electronics package. Upgrades to owner specification are welcomed.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Life jackets
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 electric)

This is the basic list which can be significantly upgraded to meet owner requirement.

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.

When viewing the Admiral 40, under sail, it is immediately apparent that she has a proud bow with plenty of buoyancy up front. This is a most assuring quality in a vessel when sailing in the tempestuous waters we need to deal with around the South African coast line. Further to this one will notice that she has a good deal of free-board which helps maintain a dry boat.

The vessel is designed in such a way that spinnakers can be flown without structural modification to the bows and cross beam. The uncluttered flat decks allow for unfettered movement.

To my eye the bridge deck clearance, which was changed when the move from the 38 to the 40 was made, is spot on being neither too low or too high. At the same time the coach roof and hull free board heights were modified which has given the Admiral 40 considerably more internal volume as well as better head room in the fore portion of the saloon / galley.

The 40 is offered in 2, 3 or 4 double cabin options.

All in all these are well designed and built boats that are being offered for sale at a very keen price point. This combined with the personal attention that the owner of the manufacturing yard provides his customers makes having a closer look at an Admiral 40 a prudent idea.

This Admiral 40 - NEW BOAT has been personally photographed and viewed by Bruce Stirk of Boatshed. Click here for contact details.
The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Brokerages, who are acting as brokers for the manufacturer.

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