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Thread: For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    currently Columbia/Panama

    Default For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

    Price: $250,000
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia, USA
    Condition: Ready to go cruising


    S/V Reach is a 1998 extended Manta 40/42, Hull #39. Her sterns were lengthened to follow the hullform using a female mold, Nidacore coring, and stitched biaxial glass. She is an owner’s version model and is a very well appointed luxury sailing catamaran that was purposefully built for private owners, and not the charter market. Her general features include 3 staterooms with two heads. The owner’s hull incorporates the master Queen berth, cedar-lined closets, multiple drawers, electric freshwater head, pantry and walk-in shower. The starboard guest hull includes two staterooms, cedar-lined closet, multiple drawers and the shared bathroom with an electric freshwater head and a separate shower. The primary berth is a queen, the other is a double.

    Reach has been extensively up-dated and maintained. We recently finished a two-year refit and were taking off again for Central America and further long-term cruising when we found our plans changing. We had already left for the cruising, so Reach is literally ready to go because she had already left!

    Some important upgrades and modifications to Reach (several unique):

    • The fuel and water tanks have been replaced and designed and mounted to never cause trouble again.
    • The sterns have been extended 27” following the Manta 42 lines. They were designed with a bit more volume and power than the 42, and the steps were designed to be much more useable than the 40 - one step was removed, the lower two steps lengthened, and all step heights were evened to be the same.
    • The main beam and wing bulkheads were doubled in thickness and fully capped with fiberglass. This is a stiff boat.
    • 2016 new standing rigging up-sized to 7/16”. The original T-ball fittings were removed and tangs were thru-fit and welded to take standard rigging toggle and eye fittings. All chain plates were replaced. Deployable intermediate stays were added with new deployable running backstays.
    • 2017 new running rigging. All halyards (main, spare main, jib, spinnaker) are either Dyneema or Vectran. Reef lines are spectra.
    • The Main and Jib are new made by Mack Sails 2016. The Doyle Code 0 on a Facnor continuous furler is from 2008, but has only been used a few times.
    • New mainsail and jib covers
    • 2017 new larger and higher-performance elliptical rudders designed and professionally built by Foss Foam
    • 2017 new 3-blade Flex-O-Fold props.
    • Saildrive main boot seals replaced last year, along with the prop shaft seals, and the input shaft seals. The prop shafts were sleeved.
    • The front and rear engine crankshaft seals were replaced on both Volvo MD2030 engines last year.
    • 2018 new engine mounts on engines
    • 2018 new engine start batteries
    • A serpentine belt kit is installed on the stbd engine with a Balmar 120A externally regulated alternator. The port alternator is a 60A and externally regulated
    • New shift and throttle cables, and spare cables ran in place for quick connection/swap
    • 30 gal/hr CruiseRO watermaker with 2 new (uninstalled) membranes
    • 2017 new Garhaur adjustable rigid boom with dyneema control line
    • 2017 new 300’ Maggi G4 high test chain.
    • NMEA2000 integrated electronics including Simrad autopilot and control head, (3) B&G Triton multifunction instrument displays, Furuno chart plotter and 4kW radar, multiple GPS’s, Maretron ultrasonic wind, and depth and speed.
    • 2018 new OGM LED tricolor/anchor/strobe nav lights
    • 2018 new Raritan Elegance fresh water electric heads with Smartflush controls in both heads. Both are also plumbed to use salt water if wanted.
    • 2018 new freezer evaporator plate
    • Recent full upholstery with Ultra Leather Brisa
    • New 2018 generator electrical head
    • New 2019 440Ah House battery bank of 6V deep cycle batteries
    • The bottom was soda-blasted and epoxy barrier coated. There are 4 gallons of bottom paint ready to be freshly applied when sold.

    Now other than all of that new or improved stuff, Reach also has:

    • 2015 AB aluminum 10’6” RIB with Tohatsu 18hp outboard.
    • 5.5kW NextGen generator with 800hrs on original engine and 0hr on new electrical head (2018).
    • (2) 16,000 BTU air conditioners.
    • 3,000kW Victron inverter/charger (120A charger)
    • 700 watts solar with separate MPPT controllers and a spare MPPT controller (which is large enough to add another 400W of panels).
    • (2) spare Volvo folding props with line cutters.
    • (2) LED TV’s. Both accept direct plug in of hard drives for movies.
    • 55lb Rocna primary anchor and a spare aluminum Fortress anchor sized as primary.
    • ICOM 710 SSB with remote head, ICOM 130 tuner, 28’ Whip antenna, and Pactor 3 modem.
    • Second SSG 235 tuner with long wire antenna. This was connected to a Kenwood HAM radio, but that radio is not working. All connections exist in place for plug and play with a new HAM radio.
    • StrikeShield lightning protection system.
    • Standard Horizon 2150 VHF radio with AIS receive and a remote cockpit mic. Spare VHF antenna.
    • 360 gal/hr fuel polishing system with huge Racor 1000 filter and Reverso gear pump.
    • Reverso oil change pumps integrated on all 3 engines for easy and clean oil changes.
    • Full Corian surfaces throughout with integral sinks.
    • OceanAir integral hatch shades/screens on hatches.
    • Nidacore and fiberglass hard top with built-in rain catchment, full cockpit enclosure, and full cockpit sun shades.
    • Many spare cruising parts for engines, saildrives, watermaker, plumbing, freezer compressor controller, solar controller, etc.

    And much more stuff and spares that makes for a well equipped and comfortable cruising boat. See more at our blog: , and check out the following 360 degree views of the boat:
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    Mark Cole
    Manta 40 "Reach"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Stratford upon Avon

    Default Re: For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

    Very sorry to hear that you have to sell.

    She does look lovely.

    Good luck with whatever it is that you have before you.

    Nothing works on an old boat, except the skipper.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    currently Columbia/Panama

    Default Re: For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

    Thanks Mike,

    We bought a Dolphin 460 catamaran, so just changing boats and continuing cruising.

    Mark Cole
    Manta 40 "Reach"

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