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This is the Manta they should of built !
Extended transom to smooth the ride and better carry the weight, tall rig with approx 20% more mainsail area, pendulum jib sheeting, retractable bowsprit with screecher and asymetrical spinnaker
The anchor has been upgraded to a Rocna and remounted back by the cabin to keep the weight off the bow
Ruatahi is an original, American-made Manta 40' that had professionally built sugar scoop extensions to make it a 46' L.O.D. The custom mast is 3' taller than the stock Manta 46 mast and the boom is also longer, for increased sail area and performance. Mantas have a rig that is specially designed to sail downwind but can also point well upwind. Manta's were designed with blue-water, offshore passages in mind and these strong and capable catamarans have proved themselves on the worlds oceans. The innovative designs of Manta catamarans have kept them popular with cruisers long after production has ceased.
Retractable Bow Sprit
Upon entering the main salon, the galley is a vast U-shaped area to port with plenty of sink and countertop space for fixing meals while underway. The refrigerator opens from the top and has over 6" of insulation cruising in tropical locations.
6 solar panels
The Manta cockpit is surrounded by a very secure solid frame Bimini top and canvas enclosure that gives all passengers in the cockpit secure protection from the elements. The aft bench seat in the cockpit affords the crew optimum visibility and comfort while sailing.
All running rigging is led aft to the location of the helm-seat and electric winches in the cockpit.
Newer Rocna Anchor remounted amidships, with 100' of 3/8" chain and 200' of 5/8" nylon rode. Fortress Fx-23 stern anchor.
Complete Navionics system including radar
The DC system is protected with breakers and fuses.
The AC system is protected by breakers.
VHF radio: Icom IC-M504
Raymarine chartplotter and Radar (Raymarine SL 72 with 2 kw radar)
Epirb: ACR mini B
Raymarine wind speed indicator
Raymarine Auto Pilot
Rule Automatic bilge pumps
2500W zantrex invertor
The 12 vdc is supplied by battery source and the 120 vac is obtained from horsepower connections, Next-Gen Generator and Xantrex 2500 watt inverter. The wiring on board appears to be in good condition and neatly loomed. The electrical systems are branch overload protected by fuses and breakers while being controlled from a well-labeled distribution panel in the salon. The battery charge is maintained by a onboard solar system.
Heat/ AC: Hurricane heating, reverse cycle.
# of batteries: 2-G31, 6-6 vdc boxed in an acid-resistant container.
Twin 29 H.P. Volvo Penta MD 2030 inboard diesel engines power this catamaran easily through the water.
The 3 cylinder, freshwater-cooled, engines are located below the aft berths and are fitted to saildrives.
The mast is 3' taller and the boom is longer than most Manta 46's and the result is an increase in performance with more sail area. The mainsail is fully battened with boom-vang for off-the-wind sailing and a cambered boom on the Genoa pendulum sheeting track added, which also helps downwind sailing performance on deep downwind points of sail.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desired validated. Photos may not properly reflect the current condition of the actual vessel offered for sale. In some cases stock photographs may have been used.
|Max Bridge Clearance||62.5ft|
|Length at Waterline||46ft|
|Fresh Water Tank||146 gal ()|
|Fuel Tank||144 gal ()|
|Holding Tank||2 x ()|