1996 Catana 381

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Year:
1996
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Length:
39'
Engine/Fuel Type:
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Catana enjoys the reputation as the builder of the fastest production luxury catamarans. Design features unique to Catana are: - Asymmetrical hulls, which help prevent hobby horsing and aids in preventing the leeward hull from being buried in a wave when sailing to windward at high speeds. In addition, all weight is concentrated toward the center of the hulls making sure weight is kept to a minimum forward of the mast. - Daggerboards, which offer very shallow sailing with boards up and closer windward sailing angles with boards down. In addition, there is an extra margin of safety when sailing in heavy wind-sea conditions due to the ability to raise the daggerboards and "slide" off the face of extremely high waves. Each Catana is constructed using vacuum-molded unidirectional roving impregnated with isophthalic resin. Kevlar and carbon fiber are used in high load-stress areas. The entire structure is cored with high-density Divinycell closed cell foam and all bulkheads are vacuum molded and cored with end-grain balsa. Each customer has total input as to the design and finish of their interior. Sailing a catamaran doesn't have to remind you of driving a bus. If you enjoy the thrill of sailing, prefer better all-around performance without sacrificing safety, and demand the highest quality, then you owe it to yourself to closely inspect a Catana catamaran. The Catana 381 is the latest model to be introduced. Unique to this model is the single helm station located aft on the centerline and raised for excellent 360-degree visibility. Hull number one on her maiden sea-trial recorded 18.2 knots (sustained) in 24 knots of true wind. The galley and nav-station are on the same level as the saloon and standard layouts include the owner's version with one hull devoted to the owner's suite and the charter version with two staterooms and one head compartment in each hull. Twin inboard diesel engines are located aft of the living quarters with excellent access via the transoms.

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