|LUMBAZ is a nice example of the very sought after and classic Catana 431 performance cruising catamaran.
It is a true blue water catamaran in excellent condition. The yacht offers ultimate sea worthiness, high speed, space and privacy. 'We looked for the ideal compromise between cruising comfort and performance and we got it with Lumbaz', says her owner, who spent considerable time looking for the perfect boat to take his wife and young children on the Pacific cruise he had always dreamed off.
Lumbaz was professionally refitted in the US West Coast at the end of 2013. This yacht has never been chartered and is in beautiful condition, having always been cherished as one of the family and well looked after throughout her travels. The yacht has also been given a full maintenance and beauty service between August and September 2016, where her engines and sail drives were serviced, her bottom was scraped off her many layers of antifoul and given a fresh new bottom, as well as the boat being detailed, polished and wax so as to present as immaculately as possible for her new owners.
'Lumbaz' is ready to keep on sailing with her new prospective owners.
The Catana 431 can easily and safely be sailed singlehanded or as a couple, having all the main sail controls lead back to the cockpit. The winches for main sail control and for jib sheets are electric, allowing for easy & comfortable sailing. She has a tall rig (only a few 431 were fitted out with the 471 mast) allowing for nice light wind performance. 'This has saved us a lot of fuel across the Pacific and in Indonesian waters, and it allows for more fun sailing!' commented the owners.
LUMBAZ is a nice example of the very sought after and popular Catana 431 performance cruising catamaran. 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. When the original owner upgraded to a new Catana 52 in 2006, a Canadian owner purchased this fine vessel and used it in the Mexican Riviera. Her current owners purchased her in November 2013 and have crossed the Pacific and the Indian Ocean with their young family, over an idyllic cruise spanning over 3 years.
LUMBAZ 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 and 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 perform better to windward and reduce drag when sailing downwind. A large sliding door and window between the salon and cockpit seamlessly join these two areas when desired.
LUMBAZ is very well equipped. She has navigation instruments, redundant autopilots, Spectra watermaker, solar panels, large alternators, big battery bank, vacuflush heads, AIS transceiver, electric winches, fuel polishing system, Rocna anchor, dinghy and outboard and much more.
Her solar panels provide sufficient power to trickle charge the battery bank on a daily basis and to run the watermaker (12 V) without having to run the engines and without needing an additional generator. She is set up to be able to collect rainwater, all making it a true ocean going yacht, that can spend time in remote areas with full autonomy.
||The starboard hull is entirely dedicated to the owner's stateroom and is down five steps from the saloon. Headroom in the hulls is 1,90 m. A hinged vertical door and horizontal overhead panel close for privacy. The 2000 x 1600 m owner's berth is aft. Two chrome reading lights, an overhead light, one large oval portlight outboard in the hull side and one small portlight inboard into the cockpit provide light and ventilation. A cabin fan adds additional ventilation for the tropics. There are mosquito and sun protectors for all portlights. The bunk mattress and boards lift up to access a huge storage bin beneath. A 600 mm wide shelf is inboard and above the berth. A heating system thermostat and chrome finished clock are within sight/reach of the berth. Forward in the passageway is an office space. A dressing seat is aft of the 800 x 500 mm writing desk with swing out stool, 110V outlet and reading light. A locker with three shelves is inboard and aft of the ladder. Forward and inboard are two lockers with three shelves each. Outboard, forward of the daggerboard housing, is a hanging locker with open shelf above it.
The owner's head is all the way forward and through a privacy door. This space is finished in white gelcoat fiberglass with varnished teak trim. The vanity and sink are aft and inboard with a mirrored medicine locker above. A single lever faucet is fitted at the sink and storage is below the sink. Two overhead lights and a bar light above the mirror illuminate this space at night. A soap dish, towel bar, and toilet paper holder are provided. A large opening portlight with roller shade and screen is outboard in the hull side. The Sealand Vacuflush head is located outboard and aft. A large separate shower stall is all the way forward and separated by a shower curtain from the head. A round teak shower grate, shower nozzle holder bar, shower nozzle with hose, and single lever mixer valve are fitted. A 350 x 500 mm opening hatch mounted on the inboard hull side nicely ventilates this space and the port hull and acts as the emergency escape hatch.
Well separated from the owner's hull are the guest staterooms in the port hull. This separation creates two separate areas which allow for privacy. Immediately outboard of the port hull companionway steps is the guest head. A curved, sliding door closes this compartment. A Sealand Vacuflush head is outboard and aft. This head compartment is fabricated from moulded fiberglass with white gelcoat and trimmed with just enough varnished teak to accent the easily cleaned white surfaces. A single lever faucet controls the pull out sink/shower nozzle. A teak shower grate sits atop the shower sump fitted with overboard pump. Storage is located beneath the sink. An oval mirror is fastened to the forward bulkhead. A small teak-trimmed shelf is above the head and just wide enough for two rolled up towels. A towel hook, soap dish holder, toilet paper holder, two overhead lights and small opening hull side portlight complete this compact yet efficient space.
Forward of the head is the port daggerboard trunk with three racks mounted on its side. Inboard along the passageway is a tall pantry locker. The forward guest stateroom is accessed through an arched privacy door. Inboard is a tall hanging locker. Outboard is a locker with three shelves and an open shelf above it. The forward bunk measures 2000 mm long by 1650 mm wide aft by 1000 mm wide forward. Storage is below this berth. A large opening oval shaped port with roller shade/screen is in the outboard hull side and a 350 x 500 mm opening hatch (escape hatch) is inboard. Two overhead lights and two reading lights illuminate this cabin at night. This cabin is very ventilated while at anchor and thus ventilates the rest of the port hull.
The aft guest stateroom is accessed through an arched privacy door. A hinged infill cushion between the two bunks allows this cabin to be used as a queen or two single berths. With the infill in place, the berth measures 2000 mm long by 1900 mm wide. A 15" wide shelf is inboard and above the bunk. Two reading lights, two overhead lights, a cabin fan, a large oval hull side portlight with roller shade/screen and small opening portlight inboard into the cockpit side complete this space. A heating system thermostat control is within reach of the berth. The mattresses and bunkboards lift up to access huge storage space below.