Catana 471 Owner's Version

US $389,750
47' 0" - 14.33m
Vessel Location
Pangkor Island Marina, Lumut Malaysia
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Vacuum bagged sandwich with Twaron/Kevlar reinforced unidirectional fibreglass

The Catana 471 is a well known performance catamaran from the Catana boatyard in Canet-en-Rousillon France designed by Christophe Barreau. It is considered the "sweet spot" of the Catana range for the right mix of performance, accomodations and ocean crossing sea keeping abilities with many vessels completing circumnavigations.


The cockpit of a Catana 471 is vast. The two offset and raised helm stations make sail trimming easy and allow the helmsman to keep an eye on the boat and its crew at all times. Mainsail hoisting, reefing and dousing are all handled by a central Harken 53 electric speed winch on the aft beam keeping crew safe within the confines of the cockpit without the need to go to the mast. The wide flush side decks remove slip, trip and fall hazards as there are no ropes or hatches to stumble upon while moving forward at sea. The North Sails polymer trampoline is extremely comfortable under foot when hoisting the spinnaker or weighing anchor and is a great place to relax at sea in modest weather conditions.

US $389,750   
Vessel Name
Launch Year
47' 0" - 14.33m
7.8 m
0.9 m
8900 kg (Dry Weight)
Keel / Ballast
Vessel Location
Pangkor Island Marina, Lumut Malaysia
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Rego Expiry
Christophe Barreau
Chantier Catana S. A.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Vacuum bagged sandwich with Twaron/Kevlar reinforced unidirectional fibreglass
Decks Material
Non skid Decks with Teak Cockpit and Transom Steps
2 x Volvo D2-55A 55HP 2L 4 cylinder naturally aspirated diesel engines (5100 hours each) - No troublesome electronic MDI as on newer models with the same engine block) Oil/filter and fuel filter changes every 100 to 150 hours depending on oil disposal availability. (Volvo manual states 200 hours) The Volvo D2 Series engines are rebranded Shibaura Japanese tractor engines which have been marinized by Perkins/Volvo after they purchased the Shibuara Factory. Both engines are simply constructed, running beautifully and are straight forward to maintain. Currently equipped with 60A alternators. Port Saildrive Volvo S130 (2014 by previous owner) Volvo 3 Blade folding Props x 2 (2014 by previous owner) Starboard Saildrive Volvo MS25S (Factory Original - built more robust than the S130 in my opinion, but unable to withdraw oil fully from drive leg without a haul out). Element has generally been hauled out annually or just prior to a major passage with sail drive shaft seals and zincs replaced annually. Engines inspected and serviced by Volvo (2015) Heat Exchanger Service x 2 (refit 2023) Racor 500 Fuel filters replacing Volvo cyclone filters (2015) New RAW water hoses (refit 2023) New Port engine RAW water Pump (2016) Stb Oil Sump and Rear Crankshaft Seals x 2 (2019) Port Oil Sump and Forward Crankshaft Seals x 2 2 x New Stainless Exhaust Elbows (refit 2023) New Engine Mounts (refit 2023) New engine circulation hoses, fuel lines, exhaust hoses and alternator v-belts (refit 2023) Engine rooms repainted (refit 2023) All engine gaskets replaced, except head gasket (refit 2023) Addition of NEW Kus Engine gauge Clusters and engine sensors (refit 2023) Custom K&N air filters (2022) 2 x 110A Serpentine Belt Alternators Upgrade (NEW in BOX - require new engine pulley kits for installation) Saildrive bellows have recently expired in 2023. A NEW one in the box is currently on hand, with another on order. Both will be replaced prior to sale completi
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
Fuel Consumption
3.8 L @ 2000 RPM
Max Speed
Cruise Speed
2 x 400 L in Stainless Steel tanks = 800 L
2 x 400 L Polyethlene tanks total = 800 L
3.4m Zodiak Fibreglass bottom Inflatable RIB (2003) Last serviced Phuket Thailand (2022)
25 HP Yamaha 2 Stroke (2003) with optional auto oiler (no fuel mixing) serviced (2022)
All sail UV covers, Bimini Encloure, Winch Covers, Helm Covers and BBQ Covers are in Jockey Red Sunbrella.
The raised salon of the Catana 471 with its forward facing navstation and linear aft facing galley comfortably accommodates up to eight people allowing panoramic ocean views that may be enjoyed while seated around the folding salon table. Two forward opening hatches combined with the sliding glass door and window aft provide excellent salon ventilation... Especially while cooking. Cushions of the U-shaped Salon, are constructed using high-resilience, extra thick Bultex foam, for optimum comfort with large storage areas beneath. Cushions have recently been re-covered with red leatherette for ease of cleaning. Three double cabins with large berths and extra large opening "Moonlight" portholes continue the trend of offering a superb sea view from the berths, as well as from the Owner's bathroom located forward in the starboard hull. The hull passageways are fitted out with a variety of generous cabinetry and storage areas with additional interior shelving being added to the stateroom closets.

All interior furniture and flooring is constructed of foam-cored sandwich for lightness and rigidity. Cabinetwork and inner surfaces are Cherry wood veneer trimmed in teak using the Oberflex process (maintenance free). Ceilings are isothermal and ultra light, with easy to clean soft touch vinyl covered access panels in bright ivory surrounded by beige Alcantra trim. All floors are in teak veneer with black grooves utilizing the Stratifil process (maintenance free). Interior brightness has been enhanced with the installation of 7 additional LED lighting fixtures to the salon and galley.
2 + Port Aft Transom
Android / Apple Compatible Stereo system head (2023) installed in the Owner's Cabin is connected to the NEW Fusion Cockpit Speakers (2023). LG 27" flat screen TV mounted in Salon. The vessel is setup for surround sound in the main salon with bulkead mounted Bose speakers and subwoofer installed below a salon seat. The system has been disconnected and the amplifier removed.
Linear shaped galley on facing aft, with large kitchen countertop in "starry night" Corian with cover for a sink and the stove adding further valuable counter space. Numerous storage cabinets and hidden trash can compartment and double stainless sinks. The 200 L top loading fridge with sliding storage baskets has thick insulation, with anti-condensation facing and double sealant on the opening. The Frigoboat refrigeration systems are extremely efficient in the tropics with electronic thermostat controls, utlizing keel cooled heat exchangers attached to each hull as Catana original factory equipment. The 100 L Stainless steel deep freeze is custom fitted on the galley port side. The stainless double sinks have a mixer tap with shower rose for fresh water (hot and cold) and drain tap for water maker.
200 L Custom Frigoboat top opening refrigerator with Keel Cooler circulation (best thermal efficiency in class)
100 L Custom Stainless Frigoboat Freezer with Keel Cooler circulation (best efficiency in class)
Force 10 stainless 3 burner propane/butane stove with oven
12v Spectra Newport Mk I 400 gpd with spare NEW membrane and extra housing for potential upgrade.
Hot Water
2 x 40 L Stainless hot water tanks connected to engine heat exchangers.
Ground Tackle
45 kg Stianless Steel Ultra Anchor (2015) with Ultra Swivel and 83 m of top quality German Stainless chain ("5" stamped on every 5th link) hoisted by a vertical Maxwell RC12-10 Windlass (2015) 45 kg Stainless Bugel anchor (backup)
Safety Gear
Wichard reflective Jacklines with additional Seldon padeyes installed adjacent helms seats, horseshoe and lifering flotation devices.
Bilge Pumps
6 x Electric / Automatic and 2 x Manual Plastimo (cockpit bulkhead mounted)
Life Raft
Plastimo Offshore 6 person ISO 9001 (2016) --> re-certified to 2027
ACR GlobalFix Pro (2016) --> Requires battery replacement and re-registration
Life Jackets
Expired --> requires replacement
New --> 2024
Fire Protection
6 New Fire Extenguishers, NEW stainless Fireports mounted on transom steps for engine rooms (2023).
DC Electrical System: 12V
AC Electrical System: 220v @ 50hz

4 x 304Ah LiFePO4 (1200Ah Total) House Battery Bank. Each battery is composed of 4 x 304Ah EVE Cells and managed by independent 200A JK Battery Management Systems with 2A active balancing between cells, Bluetooth Control via cellphone or tablet and Monitoring utilizing Victron GX Device communication integration. Batteries have been "marinized" to minimize corrosion and vibration within standardized battery cases. Each Battery is independently switched and fused for safety and redundancy and are connected to the DC system via a Victron Lynx Power-in Module. (2022)
Distributed DC and AC Electrical System using 10 "Carte Boards" with 8 fused circuits each, distributed throughout the vessel for shorter and lighter wire runs (Original Catana Factory Configuration).

Victron 220V/12V/3000W/120A Multiplus Inverter/Charger (2019)
Victron 85A MPPT Controller networked to Multiplus (2016)
Victron Bluesolar 130W Solar Panels x 10 = 1300W (2016)
Victron Centaur 220V 100A Charger [Backup] (2018)
Victron 712 Smart Shunt (2019)
Victron Colour GX System Monitoring with remote VRM Portal enabled. (2019)
Victron Network to USB Adapter to program Multiplus
Victron 30A DC-DC Smart Charger x 2 for each engine alternator output control to LiFePO4 House Bank (New in BOX) [DISCUSSION POINT FOR FUTURE OWNER]
Swi-Tec 35A Hydrocharger with charge controller (2017)

Most Internal lighting fixtures and navigation lights converted from Halogen to LED and additional lighting added to Main Saloon (2015 and 2019)
Red night sailing lighting added at nav station, main saloon and cockpit. (2015)
5v 2A USB charging ports added at nav station desk, saloon, master stateroom and helm stations. (2022/2023)
Electronics / Navigation
B&G NMEA 2000 Network backbone (2019)
B&G Zeus 3S (9") Chart Plotter at Nav Station (refit 2023)
B&G Zeus 3 (7") chart plotter at each helm station (2019)
5 x B&G Triton 2 Displays in cockpit (2019)
B&G Wind/Speed and Depth instruments (2019 / 2022)
Simrad AC70 Commercial Grade Autopilot Computer with Simrad A2004 Commercial Grade Autopilot Head Control at Stb Helm (2019)
B&G T2 Linear Autopilot Drive (2021), to be installed (refit 2023)

Original Simrad Radar is no longer compatible with newly replaced chart plotter at navigation station desk
- [Radar replacement cost to be negotiated in final sale price] Current owners have a contact on a well priced NEW B&G Halo 24 unit available from a fellow cruiser at a discounted price.

Raymarine Type 2s Linear Autopilot Drive [Backup] (Original Factory Equipment)
VESPER XB8000 NMEA 2000 Class B AIS Transceiver with WIFI Data broadcast and Anchor Alarm (2022)
ICOM M506 NMEA 2000 VHF w/backup AIS receiver (2019)
Shakespear Mast Antenna and upgraded VHF Coaxial Cable (2019)
ICOM Command Mic IV (New IN BOX - not yet installed)
Iridium Go (2016)
Predict Wind Data card for new subscription (2022)
Sail Inventory
Carbon/Dacron Sails by North Sails Israel (NEW 2012)
- Sail Inspection/Service by North Sails Turkey (2015/2016)
- North Sails Turkey: New Sunbrella Cockpit Enclosure (2015)
- North Sails Turkey: New Sunbrella Main Sail Bag (2015)
- North Sails Turkey:New Saloon Window UV Covers (2015)
- North Sails Turkey: New Coated Grid Trampoline (2016)
- North Sails Martinique: Sail Service/New UV Covers (2017)
- North Sails (Solidaire) Phuket: Sail Cleaning/Inspection/Service (2022)
90 sq. M Full Batten Main with Dyneema Lazyjacks. [Discussion point with purchaser}
60 sq. M 100% Genoa mounted on Inner forestay with Profurl Furler
82 sq. M 130% Genoa mounted on folding Bowsprit outer forestay with Profurl Furler
150 sq. M Symmetrical Spinnaker (Purchased used 2016 from Catana 471 #66) (requires inspection 2023)
168 sq. M Rolly Tasker Black Asymmetrical Spinnaker (NEW UNUSED in the plastic with NEW Racing Deck Bag) (2022)
Mast / Rigging
Alucarbon Carbon Fibre Mast (21.50 m Air Draft) [Same mast as installed on early Catana 50 and is significantly larger in diameter than most earlier Catana 471 an 472 models]
Aluminum White lacquered Boom, Cross-beam, davits and folding bowsprit (factory option) by JP Marechal.
All Standing Rigging completely replaced and upgraded to include Hi-Mod compression Terminals (similar to Stalok, but rated better by practical sailor magazine) to allow for wire stay replacement in isolated global locations without the need for a swaging machine (Pro-Rigging, Mallorca Spain, Sept 2016)
All Running Rigging replaced (2015/2016)
Deck Gear
Harken Winches x 8, including 3 Electric ( 1 x Main Halyard/Reef, and 2 x Genoa Sheet Winches) --> many 471 hulls have just 1 Main powered winch;
Harken Sheet Tracks and Sheet/Turning Blocks throughout.
Profurl Furlers x 2 Mounted on Cross Beam and Bowsprit
Spinlock XTC Clutches x 20
Custom upgraded 316 Stainless Bow Sprit Dolphin Striker Pad eyes and Backing Plates for improved load distribution to hulls (2015)
Additional Seldon Padeyes (2016) at raised helmstations for Wichard reflective Jacklines (2016)
LOCATION: Pangkor Marina, a duty and tax free port for international yachts, is the gateway to SE Asia cruising with potential ports of call in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Phillipines while also being a hub for incoming and departing sailing rallies. The Sail East Malaysia Rally departs Pangkor in late March / early April and meets up with the Sail Indonesia Rally in July which returns to Pangkor in late October. The current owner's took part in the 2019 Sail Indonesia Rally which exceeded all expectations and offered fantastic scuba diving opportunites, attendance to cultural activities / events and great socialization with fellow international sailors.

This website permits only 30 photos. Significantly more detailed photos of the Catana 471 "Element" are available for viewing via Google drive. Please contact us to share a link. Element will continue to be maintained and upgraded with tertiary refit projects by the current owners in Pangkor Marina until the vessel is sold.

Shaun Schmidt
Lumut Perak

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