'Shaman', a Catana 40S Catamaran for Sale


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The Catana 40S catamaran is a rare find, as these were the first catamarans built by Catana. Only 18 were made and 'Shaman', built in 1992, is hull #17. Designed for fast cruising, 'Shaman' is berthed in Coconut Grove, Miami in the USA.

A Catana 40S catamaran at anchorThe windward performance of the Catana 40S catamaran, a fractionally rigged sloop, is enhanced by daggerboards.

Designed by Lock Crowther, the rounded hulls increase speed while the dagger boards improve upwind capability. Under high wind conditions this catamaran has reached 19.5 knots with the spinnaker, 17.5 kts using the jib alone, and 14.5 kts on a beam reach.

Stern view of a Catana 40 catamaranEasy boarding for swimmers and dinghy occupants

Catana 40S - General Specification

Length Overall: 39'11" (12.2m)

Waterline Length: 39'11" (12.2m)

Beam: 19'8" (6.0m)

Draft: 2'7" (0.8m)

Headroom: 6'2" (1.9m)

Displacement: 12,320 lb (5,588 kg)

The cockpit area of a Catana 40 catamaran'Shaman's cockpit

Particular Information for 'Shaman'


Port engine on a Catana 40 catamaranEngine #1

Engine #1

  • Year 2008
  • Brand Volvo Penta
  • Model D1-30B
  • Drive Model 130SR-B
  • Hours - 2360
Starboard engine on a Catana 40 catamaranEngine #2

Engine #2

  • Year 2016
  • Brand Volvo Penta
  • Model D1-30F
  • Drive Model 130SR-B
  • Hours - 370

Fuel Type: Diesel

Fuel Tank: 70 gals

Water tank: 120 gals

Both engines start and run great.

On the port engine, the oil pan gasket needs to be changed. Oil dripping is not critical. It does not affect operation, but it stains a little.

The saildrives work well, but it's time to change the zinc anode.

Gallet in a Catana 40 catamaranThe Galley


  • Main: Old, but serviceable;
  • Genoa #1: Old, but serviceable;
  • Genoa #2: New 2022;
  • Asymmetric: New 2022;
  • Spinnaker: Old, but good condition;

She has 3 manual winches and one a new Lewmar electric winch.

Rigging. The age of the rigging is unknown. But everything looks great. No suspicions or fears about this.

Interior of Catana 40 catamaranOne of the two heads, looking forward

Navigation Equipment

  • Raymarine Axiom 9: New
  • Raymarine Quantum: New
  • Autopilot Raymarine P70S hydraulic: New

Everything works great.

EPIRB: Old, not tested. The battery is still active.


The saloon in a Catana 40 catamaranThe saloon, looking aft

The saloon in a Catana 40 catamaranThe saloon, looking forward

'Shaman' is a 4 berth, 2 head layout. Sleeping for at least six.

Two heads with shower; one electric, one manual - New.

Propane stove with 2 burners but no oven.

Propane grill.

The benches in the salon are made independently. Inside each bench is a locker.

Whirlpool Refrigerator.

Double sleeping berth in a Catana 40 catamaranOne of the two double berths

Single sleeping berth in a Catana 40 catamaranOne of the two single forepeak berths

Energy Equipment

Solar panels on a Catana 40 catamaran1,550 watt array of solar panels

'Shaman' has a completely independent power supply. 5 solar panels provide all the needs. She is very easy to manage and maintain.

She's got a fairly new NexGen 3.5 kW generator. Didn't use it at all for a year.

16000 BTU AC with heater.

Five solar panels - 1550 watts. Three old 250 watts each and two new 400 watts each.

There are two large lockers in the cockpit. They contain two battery packs, old and new.

One old 6 batteries of 6 volts, connected for 12 volts.

One new - two new AGMs, 200 amphour each.

There are two new Mastervolt inverters on board:

  • 110 volts - 3000 watts.
  • 220 volts - 2200 watts.

Other Equipment

  • Westmarine Dinghy 3.1, old
  • Mercury 6 hp outboard motor, 2018.
  • 2 anchors with 60m of chain.

Anti-fouling coating required.

When buying, the catamaran was raised ashore and inspected the bottom. No evidence of osmosis was found.

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