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OUR SHANGRI LA is a nice example of the very sought after and popular Catana 431 performance cruising catamaran. She’s had two owner’s from new and has cruised from Vancouver, BC to Mexico. Originally named LEGATO, she was ordered and commissioned by a Southern California monohull racer who sought a comfortable cruising platform for his large family and was unwilling to sacrifice performance. Hence her rig is turboed with the same mast as a Catana 471. She also has a bow sprit and laminate “schreecher.” OUR SHANGRI LA showed her stuff in last winter’s Banderas Bay regatta by winner her class and outpacing the much larger Morelli-designed 68’ catamaran HUMA HUMA. When the original owners upgraded to a new Catana 525 in 2006, the current Canadian owner purchased this fine vessel. Since then, he has cruised the Pacific coast of Mexico and Southern California.
OUR SHANGRI LA has never been chartered. She’s an “owner’s version” with two staterooms and a head in the port hull. The starboard hull is fully dedicated to the owner. A large head with separate shower is all the way forward. Storage and an office space are in the middle with the owner’s stateroom aft. Even though she can accommodate six in staterooms, she’s well set up for shorthanded, easy sailing. All lines are led aft to powered winches in the cockpit. Her line management systems and control are clever and well thought out. Visibility from the two outboard helms is excellent when sailing or docking. When shelter is desired, let the autopilot steer and duck behind the windshield and beneath the bimini; or, visibility from the inside, forward facing navigation station is also excellent. The cockpit is very large and will comfortably accommodate a crowd. The dinghy stows high and secure on stern davits. Boarding is easy with steps in the transoms. Storage is abundant in bow lockers, cockpit lockers and many interior cabinets and bins. The engines and most auxiliary machinery are located aft in the sterns and separate from the accommodation spaces. Large hull side opening ports and overhead hatches provide excellent light and ventilation in the hulls and salon. Catana’s tall unique, tulip-shaped bows make this forty-three foot cat seem much larger while keeping a narrow waterline for performance. Retractable daggerboards allow her to sail to windward and reduce draft for shallow water access. A large sliding door and window between the salon and cockpit seamlessly join these two areas when desired.
OUR SHANGI LA is very well equipped. She has HD radar and chartplotter, autopilot, Spectra watermaker, solar panels, large alternators, big battery bank, vacuflush heads, AIS receiver, electric winches, fuel polishing system, Rochna anchor, dinghy and outboard and much more. Much of this equipment was recently added or upgraded. The owners have been diligent with maintenance. The hulls are kept waxed and glossy. The engines are detailed and clean. The mast and boom were stripped of all hardware and repainted. The bottom was stripped of all paint, an epoxy barrier coat. Hauled and new bottom paint in April of 2013. Sanitary hoses were replaced and upgraded to Odorsafe hoses.
OUR SHANGI LA is well positioned for this winter’s Mexico cruising season or next spring’s South Pacific Puddle Jump. This great cruising platform is ready to take her next owners to wherever their dreams and desires may take them.
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