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The present owner of this well presented 8 mtr Catalac is only the third from new. They have a reputation as quality, strong and durable boats. Many are found sailing across the pond today. Designed by John Winterbotham and built by Tom Lack of Christchurch in Dorset in 1978. It was classified as a pocket cruiser with blue water sailing in mind. She is masthead rigged with a relatively short mast contributing to a stable boat. She has never flown a hull in any circumstances under sail and she will cruise at 6 knots in a 10-12 knot wind maintaining 35 degrees apparent. With her 9.9 hp outboard she is quicker than most similar boats with twin diesels due to their extra weight and drag.
First impressions of "Kainoa" is the amount of space, storage and comfort below. She is perfect as a family cruiser and extended blue water sailor. The inventory on this vessel is impressive. The present owner is retiring from sailing so apart from the obvious personal effects everything on the boat is remaining, so she is bought as you see her. All sails have been valeted and her designed bimini gives full protection in appalling weather in harbour and is in good condition.


1* Petrol Outboard (10 hp)

Yamaha 9.9hp High Thrust Four Stroke Outboard new in Jan'13 & serviced Feb'17.
Inflatable dinghy with oars and Honda 2.3hp four stroke outboard.
40 litres fuel tanks (2 x 20l tanks linked). Spares fuel tanks on board (50 litres).


2 x 12v batteries with isolator switch.
Shore power with cable.
Draper Battery charger.
Cabin lighting.
LED Nav lights.

Spars, rigging, sails and other

2 x Mains, both in good order.
Spinnaker (Red).


5 berth

5 berths.
Gas cabin heater.
separate heads with Jabsco sea toilet, s/s handbasin with cold water..
Galley with 2 burner gas hob, grill & oven.
Sink with cold water.
Stereo CD/radio.
Clock & Barometers.


Navigation equipment: Garmin Echomap SV Chartplotter with UK charts.
Clipper Depth and Wind instruments.
Navico DL200 Speed log.
Autohelm 3000 autopilot.
Icom IC-M323G DSC /VHF Radio.

Safety equipment: Emergancy Tiller.
Radar Reflector.
Flares exp.Dec.2020.
Tannoy system.
Spare Fog Horn.
Horseshoe lifebuoy with light.
Fire Blanket.
3 x Fire Extinguishers.
Gas Cert 2017.
Manual Bilge Pump..

Deck equipment: Deck stepped mast with tabernacle (fittings for lowering system).
On-mast Main furling system.
Furling forestay.
Manual Anchor Windlass.
Anchor, chain & warp.
Wooden davits.
Whisker pole.
Boat hook.

Lying in


For more details, call us on 07975 521 792 or email

The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, these particulars are not a part of any contract or offer and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through this Brokerage, who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

Catalac 8m — £16,950 (VAT paid)

Printer friendly pageA GRP vessel with Catamaran hull built in 1978

1978 GRP Cruising Catamaran. Yamaha 9.9hp four stroke - high thrust outboard (2013). (Serviced and new Carb September 2017) 5 berths.
This boat has been meticulously looked after and presents very well.
Inflatable Dinghy and Honda 2.3hp four stroke outboard.
On a Poole pontoon berth.

Length: 27ft / 8.2m
Waterline length: 25.5ft / 7.8m
Beam: 13.7ft / 4.2m
Draft: 2ft / 0.6m
Weight: 6283Lbs / 2850Kg


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