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Catalac 8m

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Boat REF# 120350
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 8.20m (26'11")
Year 1979
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Berths 5
Engine 1 x petrol 9.9hp, Yamaha 9.9 high thrust (unknown year)
Lying Portsmouth


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Extra Details

Designer Tom Lacr
Builder Tom Lacr
Lying Portsmouth
Fuel capacity 80.0 ltr (17.6 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 227.0 ltr (49.9 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Last survey 01/01/2009


Engine 1 x petrol 9.9hp
Engine make and model Yamaha 9.9 high thrust (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive outboard
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


LOA 8.20m (26'11")
LWL 7.60m (24'11")
Beam 4.10m (13'5")
Draft Max 0.70m (2'4")
Displacement 6,615kg (14,586.1lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On mooring


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1979) with stainless steel standing rigging (2008)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail - Other (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising chute (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Mainsail fully battened. Cruising chute is complete with hoist.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Multihull
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
DVD tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric Quick windlass
2 anchors
20.00m (65'7") of chain
dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard (unknown year)

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Sometimes than trying to concoct a convincing counter-argument, it’s sometimes simply easier just to accept the advantages of cruising catamarans over their mono-hull equivalents. The virtues stare you in the face, from the moment you step on board (and the boat doesn’t move underfoot). Even on a boat with a modest 8m LOA: roam around the cockpit, gigantic by mono-hull standards; wander around the expansive (and flat) fore-deck, admiring the deep lockers then venture below into an interior packed with generous accommodation. Just inside the wide companionway is a good-sized saloon that turns into an airy double berth, with a further double in a separate fore-cabin accessed from the starboard hull. The port hull contains a further berth, the nav station and heads, and the starboard the galley. On deck, all the sail controls lead back to the helm. Manoeuvrability under power is enhanced by the rudders being linked to the steerable 9.9 outboard. The engine tilts up out of the water to reduce drag when under sail. And sail she does, having been once clocked at 14 knots under cruising chute and main. This Catalac is a particularly fine specimen of her class. She has recently been entirely re-decked. Her deck furniture is a tribute to the stainless-steel metalworker’s art: take a look at the cleats, stanchions and (for want of a better description) pulpit. More of a sculpted balcony than a pulpit, in fact. A wide spray-hood replaces the doghouse more usually found on Catalacs (improving her looks no end), and the mainsheet has been moved from the transom (where it was prone to garrotte unsuspecting passers-by) to a custom-built sturdy stainless frame mounted out of the way above the spray hood and above head-height. If the inherent advantages of twin hulls appeal to you, this is a splendid example of the type, available at a realistic price.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Catalac 8m has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan West of Boatshed Portsmouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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