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Sold as Catalac 10M and as Catalac 34

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M Catamaran

Catalac 10M catamaran has an impeccable safety record.

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M

The Catalac 10M was introduced in 1984. Sold as the Catalac 10M in Europe and the Catalac 34 in the Americas. This boat was designed with cruising in mind as it
Catalac 10M at anchor
Catalac 10M info and specs
features two large forward cabins, one head and a small rear cabin that almost all boat owners have converted into a galley extension ( see layout and video below ). The Catalac 10M is a solidly built boat powered by twin Yanmar diesel sail drives. These boats have a very popular layout, and sell very quickly if they appear on the market.  Sailing this boat long distances single handed, won't be an ordeal. The Catalac 10M (like many other cats) lets you control the boat from what basically feels like your living room. The hydraulic steering system makes steering effortless.

The accommodations aboard a Catalac 10M rival a 45' monohull, and in many ways surpass it. This is based on a monohull that is 45ft LOD, times it's 14ft beam times 0.7 to account for hull taper equals 441sqft of area while a Catalac 10M measures out at 34ft LOD times 15.6 beam time 0.9 equals 477 sq ft. What's more she feels like she has as much room as a 45ft mono-hull. Yet consider that marinas will only charge you for 34ft both in the States as well as when
Catalac 10M under power
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visiting the Bahamas. And note that since the beam of this boat is 15ft 6in, including a large rub rail,  this avoids the surcharge that most overly wide catamarans must pay at marinas. In addition, that 15-1/2ft beam allows this boat to get in to many slips and not always be consigned to the farthest end of the dock at the T. Also just because this boat is great for the ICW, Keys, and Bahamas don’t think for a minute this is a weak boat. She has solid fiberglass hulls with the hull-to-deck joint done right, with ¼ SS Bolts every 6 inches. What's more is there are crush areas in each bow below the waterline and check out the tabbing on the bulkheads. Of note is that all opening ports (actually they're large opening windows) are tempered glass not the cheap Plexiglas found in almost all catamarans. These Catalac windows look as good now as the day they were installed and no other catamaran can make that statement. These boats were built so well that all of them are still sailing today and people who own them tend to hang onto them.

Pros

  • No Catalac has ever lifted a hull out of the water on any point of sail.
  • Only one Catalac (of 600 boats) has pitched poled and it had a modified mast.
  • Averages 6-7 knots over all conditions
  • Solid fiberglass hulls (no coring) means the hull will last a lifetime
  • Cored deck is over an inch thick
  • Modest sloop rig makes it possible for smaller/older people to handle
  • Hydraulic steering makes the boat simple to handle with minimal effort
  • Has the look and feel of an elegant monohull on the inside - teak everywhere, very little plastic - very homey
  • Twin Yanmar diesels provide redundancy and plenty of power for motoring
  • All equipment is located in engine rooms, keeping battery gasses and other unpleasant smells out of the living area
  • High bridge deck clearance
  • 6 watertight compartments, 3 in each hull - 2 forward crash compartments that double as sail lockers, a main living area compartment, 2 engine rooms aft
  • Incredible light and ventilation
  • Bolted and glassed hull deck joint - no leaks.
  • Galley down, but over 6' of continuous window right in front of your face at eye level and below while preparing food. You can see just about 180 degrees of outside view while cooking.

Cons

  • Boat is sensitive to proper rig tuning
  • Saildrives are a compromise, and maintenance is higher.
  • Many ports/windows to keep track of leaks and re-seal
  • Like all cats, she's sensitive to overloading. With too much gear, full water and fuel, you can easily lose a knot off the top.

catalac 10m cruising catamaran

All in all, a true live aboard cruiser that is built to withstand just about anything thrown her way.

catalac 10m cruising catamaran

Catalac 10M or Catalac 34
Production started 1984: 45 manufactured: 18 located America
Design Intent Passage Maker (some have made ocean crossings)
Price Range USD: $79,000 to $99,000
Length Overall: 33'8" ft (10.3 meters)
LWL: 27'
Beam: 15'3"
Headroom 6'5" (hulls) 6' 1" bridge deck
Draft: 2'9"
Weight: 11,000 lbs dry
Mast height: above water: 45'3"
Sail Area: Main; 283 sq ft, with two rows of slab reefing;  Jib; 235 sq ft.  (auto Furling) Genoa 333 sq ft.  (auto Furling)
Aux Power Options: 2 x Yanmar 2GM Diesel sail drives @ 18hp or 2xYanmar 3GM @ 27hp Diesel sail drives
Steering: Hydraulic steering
Fresh Water Tankage 110 gallons
Fuel Tankage 30 gallons
Batteries 2 Banks
Accommodations: Factory made some semi-custom interiors
2 plans made. 1-double cabin forward starboard hull
  1-double cabin forward port hull
  1-single cabin rear starboard hull
  1-head located in rear port hull or additional head in place of rear cabin
  Galley located in starboard hull

Catalac 10M

Catalac 10M "S/V Tardis"

Catalac 10M Layout

Catalac 10M layout

 
 
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