by Philip Shalders
(Robina, Qld, Australia)


Thinking of cruising the Greek Islands? We have a catamaran that provides economical cruising in safety and comfort and is fully equipped for your needs. Even stocked with a clean set of bedding. Nothing to buy.

S/V Catbaloo is a 2003, 40ft Island Spirit catamaran designed by Phil Southwell and built by Fortuna Catamarans in Cape Town South Africa.

It is a solid build cruising catamaran and has proven to be a safe, comfortable and reliable live aboard boat. It has been sailed from Cape Town to the Mediterranean via the Caribbean.

Currently located in Greece on the Island of Aegina. Over the last 3 years my wife and I have been sailing the Greek Islands and the Turkey Coast living aboard and enjoying the many anchorages and ports on offer.

The experience of being self sufficient and independent in our travels has been very rewarding. Sadly we have to offer the boat for sale and return to family and friends back home.

The Island Spirit design offers excellent cockpit and saloon room with the galley up. The saloon settee is L shaped allowing easy access to and from the seating area. There are four double size cabins and two heads. There is plenty of storage space above and below deck. The large cockpit area and wide transoms allow comfort and safety at sea or at anchor. The deck layout provides easy access to equipment and for sail handling. There is extra seating provided for and aft on deck. This catamaran comes with a full inventory.

Living aboard Catbaloo during winter was not a problem with two 4kw Webasto diesel heaters providing comfort with ducted heating throughout the boat. During our time our upgrades include new Genoa, Sunbrella bimini, four new solar panels, the Webasto heaters, 3.2m dinghy.

Improvements include electric toilet, gas cooktop, four 200ah calcium batteries with monitors and Balmar regulators to name a few. The sea cocks, auto bilge pumps, hoses and mast wiring have been upgraded. Portlight seals replaced.

All up we have spent over 25K euro on improvements which makes Catbaloo a fantastic buy. The catamaran is currently in storage at secure boatyard. The yard has excellent maintenance facilities. Spare parts and boat supplies are not a problem as there is a convenient on site Chandlery. The yard also allows clients to live aboard and the use of their bathroom facilities free of charge.

LOA: 40ft Beam:23ft Draft: 3ft6in. Headroom: 6ft7in
Fuel Cap: 2 X 150ltr.
Water Cap: 4 X 300ltr

Flag: British (Jersey Registered)
VAT: not paid.

Balsa sandwich deck, coachroof and topsides.
Monolithic below waterline.
Laminated in bilge separations.

2 X Yanmar 27hp 3GM30F, 4000hrs with electric engine cut off solenoids.

Yanmar SD 20
3 blade props
spare flex-O-fold folding bronze props.

Wind Generator:
Air-o-gen 400

Seamaxx 2.3M inflatable with Nav Lights.2015

Outboard motor:
Yamaha 15 hp.

Quantum Fully battened main.
Ullman Genoa 2016.
Quantum Gennaker.
Lazy bag 2016

Engel 12V + 220V

Deep Freeze:
Coolmatic 12V

House 4 X 200Ah Calcium. 2015
Engine 2 X 60Ah

4 X 100W. 2015

Alternator regulators:
2 X Balmar regulators 2015

220V Inverters:
1 X 600w pure sine wave. 1 X 150w sinewave.

Interior lighting
LEDs 2015

Mast lights:
LEDs 2016

Hot Water:
1 X Isotherm 12V + 220V

Bilge Pumps:
2 X electric automatic. 2016
1 X manual
2 X bilge alarms

Fresh water:
4 X 300 Ltr grp tanks
1 X Jabsco electric pump 2016
Fresh water filter. 2016

1 X Salt water electric macerator pump. 2015
1 X Jabsco manual pump.
2 X new Jabsco toilet seats. New
1 X 120 Ltr holding tank
1 X new manual holding tank discharge pump.

Cabin/ saloon Heating:
2 X Webasto diesel heaters 4Kw + cabin vents. 2016

1 X 220V pedestal fan. (Inverter use is ok)
4 X cabin fans. (incl. 1 Caframo type)

Gas cooktop 2016
Gas oven vgc
Microwave 220V 2016
Complete crockery, utensils, cooking pans etc.

New mattress protectors. Waterproof.
Foam underlays
Aft cabin ceilings new vinyl.
Blinds and curtains in saloon new
External side covers to saloon.
Complete set of bed linen etc all clean and stowed in fwd storage lockers.
3 X new sleeping bags. Can be used as quilts.

Sunbrella bimini 2015 with custom sidecurtains.
External hot/cold shower with deck wash hose.
3m s/s passerelle. (in 3 sections.)
Magma BBQ. New
2 new vinyl cushions. Helm seat cushions
1 X S/S swim ladder.
1X cockpit table. Fixed.
1 X steering compass. Needs replacing.

Fuel tanks:
2 X 150Ltr
Spare fuel/water containers.

1 X 25kg Delta Gal
1 X 20kg CQR
1 X 15kg CQR
100m chain. + spare chain.

Lofrans 1000W with remote.

2 X large ball
8 X other

Life Raft:
Plastimo 8 person. Out of service period.

Fire Extinguishers:
1 X 5kg 2 X 3kg

2 X plastimo lifejackets. 2016
8 X life vests.
Lalizas Life sling. as new
MOB throw line.. as new
Grab bag as new.
2 sets wet weather gear.
GME EPIRB battery out of service date.
Gas detector.

all new 2015

Raymarine Navigation:
Chartplotter C70
Depth sounder ST60
Speed log ST60. New paddlewheel.
Autopilot ST 6001
Wind Speed ok,wind direction faulty (mastunit?)

GPS unit:

Icom DSC 1 fixed, 1 handheld.
Pioneer stereo system

Mast wiring replaced 2016.

Many paper Charts covering the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
Pilot Guides for Greece and Turkey.
Engine service Manuals
Raymarine operating manuals.
Boat repair manual.
Other equipment manuals.
Qty Spare parts.
Many tools.

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