Same Same But Different.

The Catana is stronger, lighter so faster, the Seawind has a kitchen as good as a small apartment and water maker, washing machine  the Leopard has a front porch that would be perfect for cocktails and the Lagoon the best seating and lounging around areas by far. Ultimately it comes down to the details and the desires!  Plus compromise with  the other half my Captain!

Still for us we spoke with our wallets and are very happy with our decision.

Below is the specifications list that shows all the standard things that come with a Catana 42.


Architect : Christophe Clever Barreau

Interior design : Linea concept

Structural warranty : 5 years

Hull length : 12,58 m

Maximum beam : 6,90 m

Draft, boards up : 0,80 m

Draft, board down : 2,70 m

Light displacement : 8,9 T

Engine : 2 x 30 hp saildrive

Gasoil : 430 L

Fresh water : 670 L

Black water : 55 L (standard)

Refrigerator : 130 L




Manufacturing materials

Mould built with three main parts with joint localised at the keel junction.

Inside hull and bridge mould built in one part to warranty the maximum of rigidity.

GRP hull are made in infusion Foam Sandwich, with vinylester and Polyester resin. The structure is reinforced with monolithic areas, Twaron® Impact process Aramid fibre and full carbon fibre areas like shroud chain plates, horizontal stiffening spars.

The deck is also made in infusion Foam Sandwich with monolithic / plywood reinforcements. Numerous areas are made in full carbon fibre: roof and its stiffening, deck stiffening spars, mast foot area and mast pillar.

Structural main bulkheads are made in infusion Foam/Carbon sandwich. To provide the best toughness, every opening (doors and technical holes) are integrated and reinforced during the infusion process.


Structural integrity

The hull/deck/Bulkheads joint is glued and continuously laminated. Full carbon fibre lamination joint is applied for the main bulkheads and floor frames.

The hull and deck are as solid as though they were cast in one piece, guarantying an outstanding strength and lifespan.




Mast / Rigging

– White lacquered aluminium mast

– LED anchoring light

– Outlets for main sail, genoa, solent, spinnaker halyards and topping lift

– Combo steaming light and deck light

– Main sail luff batt-car system

– Lazy Jacks padeyes

– Double windvane on mast head

– White lacquered aluminium boom

– Reefing lines blocks

– White lacquered aluminium front beam with LED navigation light

– White lacquered aluminium compression beam

– 1 Forestay in stainless steel rod

– 1 Inox rod furler

– 2 Upper shrouds in stranded stainless steel


Running rigging

– Running rigging controllable from the cockpit

– Mainsail halyard

– Mainsail sheeting system

– Genoa halyard (controllable at mast foot)

– Genoa sheets

– Genoa furler line

– Luff reefing lines

– Tack reefing lines

– Topping lift

– Daggerboard control lines



Deck fittings

– 2 Winches for Genoa and Spinnaker sheets

– 2 Aft beam central winches for mainsail halyard, mainsail sheets, reefs and topping lift

– 2 Winches for daggerboard and furler lines

– 1 Winch on mast for foresail halyards

Main sail :

– Double sheeting system

– 2 Padeyes for mainsail sheets

Genoa :

– 2 Tracks

– 1 Track on mast to trim the genoa halyard

– 1 Stopper in the cockpit for furler line

Aft beam manoeuvres :

– 3 Stoppers for luff reefing lines

– 3 Stoppers for tack reefing lines

– 1 Stopper for main sail line

– 1 Stopper for topping lift

Daggerboards :

– 2 Blocks in daggerboards casings

– 2 Stoppers in the cockpit

2 Blocks boxes for manoeuvring from the cockpit:

– Aft and forward stainless steel blocks boxes equipped with custom blocks



Mast foot :

– Lofrans 1200W windlass with wire control connected in the anchor locker and remote control at the starboard helm station. Joggle for manual lifting

Front beam :

– Rotative Stainless steel anchor bed for main anchoring line



Deck equipment

– 2 Glass composite benches for easy access to the roof

– 2 Cockpit seats convertible into lounge chair

– Portlights and hatches for light and ventilation (standard layout)

Composite hatches:

– 1 Cockpit seat hatch

– 2 Cockpit storage hatches slatted with polyurethane panel (maintenance free)

– 2 Fuel and storage hatches at mast foot

– 1 Mooring locker hatch at mast foot

Security :

– Lifeline strap all around the roof

– Deck toe rails and handholds in solid teak

– High comfort braided trampoline, attached mesh by mesh

– 2 Fore pulpits seats

– Stainless steel aft handrails on aft beam

– 6 Stainless steel stanchions 60cm high

– Double guard lines in white covered stainless steel Ø 4mm

– 2 lateral boarding gates

– 10 Aluminium large cleats

– 2 Daggerboards


Cockpit equipment

– Large sliding door in methacrylate and white lacquered aluminium, with multiposition lock

– 2 Rope storage boxes on rear beam with teak grating hatches

– 1 Big storage under seat

– 2 Larges storages under cockpit

– Cockpit table in glass composite with aluminium foot



Helm stations and steering

– 2 CATANA design GRP pulpits

– 2 Retractable seats (stand and seat positions) in stainless steel

– 2 Magnetic compasses with correction, light and protection cover

– 2 Stainless steel leather covered steering wheels

– 2 Balanced spade rudder mounted with JP3 self aligning bushers

– 1 Emergency tiller

– Mechanical helm transmission system

– Manual engine controls at starboard helm station with control panels with alarms



– 1 Built-in retractable swim ladder in stainless steel in the port transom

– Shower with pressurised fresh water hot/cold in the port transom

– 1 Stainless steel handrail on each side

– 2 Glass composite engine room hatches

– 1 Stainless steel cap for access to the emergency tiller

– Slatted with polyurethane panel (maintenance free)




Upscale finishing touches

– All large furniture panels in very light and rigid sandwich

– Floors made in Stratifil process

– Carpentries laminated maple

– Trims in maple

– Isothermal roofs and planking covered with skaï



Luxury and comfortable salon

It benefits from a outside panoramic view :

– Cushions high-resilient foam, Suedine-covered on the file and Sunbrella on the armrests

– Convertible table

– Stainless steel handrail in each hull step

– LED lights with dimmer



Galley on port, with large sandwich resin countertop:

– Numerous storage lockers

– Stainless steel sink (one and half sink) with resin cover/chopping board

– 130 L Stainless steel refrigerator with system on hull exchanger, temp control and lighting

– Mixer Tap with ceramic seals for fresh and hot water

– 3 burners Gaz stove and gaz oven

– LED lights with dimmer


Charts table

Studied in order to have all the electronic and communication tools for navigation within a reach

– Storage

– Upholstery in high-resilient foam

– Large panels for electronic equipments

– Fully equipped electrical panel

– Chart table light


Owner’s stateroom

Most spacious and most comfortable one of the boat, located aft port side:

– 2 Independent slatted bases, on hinges and stainless steel gas trut

– 2 Highly resilient foam mattresses, Vincenza covered

– Numerous storages with shelves

– LED lighting and reading lights above bed

– Vanity / Desk with seat (owner version)

– Sliding door for access to the salon

Large moulded bathroom :

– Shower stall with teak grating and built-in seat, ceramic seals mixer and plexiglas door

– Wash basin on sandwich resin countertop

– Mixer tap with ceramic seals for cold and hot fresh water

– Marine head

– Numerous storages for linen and toilet articles

– Blinds on each portholes

– LED lights


Guest cabins

– 2 Double berths

– 2 Independent slatted bases, on hinges and stainless steel gas strut

– 2 Highly resilient foam mattresses, Vincenza covered

– Hanging locker and storages

– LED lighting and reading lights above bed


Guest bathrooms

– Bathroom with single basin, shower and toilet

– Teak grating in shower area

– Top storage over the basin

– Mixer tap with ceramic seals for cold and hot fresh water

– LED lights



Engine room

– 2 Volvo 30 CV diesel, with high performance insulation foam, engine controls panels on starboard helm station

– Mechanical engines controls on starboard helm station

– 2 Saildrive transmission

– 2 Fixed two blades propellers

– 2 Fuel filters / Decantors

– Free area for generator and water maker

– 1 Ceiling lights

– Grey paint finish under waterline



– 2 x 215 L gasoil tanks with gauge display on chart table

– 2 x 335 L fresh water tanks with gauge display on chart table

– 1 Pressurised fresh water pumps, with expansion tanks and coal filter, with drinkable water in rigid tubing PER

– 1 x 55 L water heater connected on the engine cooling circuit

– 1 x 55 L holding tank on owner’s head, with gauge, buzzer and visual alarm, drain at sea or by deck drain hole, vent with coal filters.

– 1 x 13 Kg butane tank (EU appliance) in the cockpit seat locker with security regulator (EC standard or US electromagnetic security)

– Automatic bilge pump

– Manual bilge pump



Service voltage: 12 VDC and 220 VAC / 50Hz

– 2 Engine starting batteries, 120 Ah gel (maintenance free)

– 3 House batteries 120 Ah gel (maintenance free)

– Low charge alarm Buzzer for the house battery bank at chart table

– 50 A / 12 V Charger

– 2 Alternators 80 A / 12 V for engine batteries

– 1 x 220V Shore power outlet and 20m of extension cord

– At the chart table 12V and 220V electrical panel

– 12 V outlet at the chart table

– 7 x 220V inner outlet


Specifications, equipments and brands quoted are given as a rough guide and can be modified without prior notice. Options list on demand. 

(you have to love the get out off gaol (jail in US) wiggle out of trouble clause!)

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