12 metre CATALAC 41



12 metre CATALAC 41
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12 metre
2700 NORTH
(305) 782-5184
Catalac Lifestyle
Step aboard a 12m Catalac 41 and
you know immediately that this is
a most luxurious seven berth
cruising catamaran. Everything is
designed for safety, ease and
comfort, whether you are sailing at
10 knots on a passage or have
made your landfall and dropped
your hook at that idyllic
anchorage. Perhaps as that
onshore breeze changes to an
offshore one as evening approaches
bringing with it the heat from the
land, your Catalac becomes the
focal point for a drink and a chat
with friends or if you are cruising
in company — an impromptu
party or barbecue.
A 'sundowner' sipped in the
cockpit of a 12m Catalac 41 makes
for a memorable evening. The
Catalac will enable you to
entertain your friends or business
associates in a style only possible
because of the spaciousness of
Catalac design. The Catalac will
put zest into your sailing. Even if
you are a dyed in the wool monohull sailor or a trade wind tyro
itching to get afloat — the 12m
Catalac 41 offers a different
perspective to cruising.
Here then is your chance to own
and sail a performance cruising
catamaran with a proven safety
record, that has ocean going
capabilities and will greatly appeal
to you, your family and your
business needs.
12m Catalac 41, the superior
cruising catamaran.
Introducing the Catalac family
Boating is not only about boats — it's also about
People. The owners of our Catalacs are special
people and not for the obvious commercial reason.
Over the years, we have built up an exceptionally
close relationship with them all, and as there are
now 500 Catalacs, sailing worldwide, we feel this is
rather an achievement in itself, one of which we are
proud, and cherish highly.
Our motto — "Built by a family, for a family", is
very appropriate as the majority of our owners are
family people and I, in turn, am very ably
supported by my wife, Mary, and two of our five
sons, William and Bruce.
We all believe that selling a Catalac is only about
25% of the equation: the remaining 75% being
made up by After-Sales Service and our very strong
Owners' 'Club'. This association, known as the
B.C.C.A., has prospered and expanded over the
years, as Rallies afloat, Barbecues, Dinners and
Meetings are all exceptionally well
attended. In fact, there are now four
branches, two in the UK, and one in
Holland, and this year has seen the
development of yet another in Florida,
U.S.A. The company of other families is
particularly attractive to the wives, as
apart from their own social lives at
home, they find they make new friends afloat and
their children, too, benefit from a broadening of
their education.
What of the Catalacs themselves, you may ask?
Well, they are sailing in all parts of the world,
and we believe that they have given more
comfort, reassurance and happiness to our
owners' families and friends than any other craft
of a similar size.
A cruising catamaran may not appear to have
the same attractive lines as some mono hulls, but
we believe in the old saying 'beauty is in the eye
of the beholder' since the Catalacs so obviously
fulfill the desires and needs of an increasing
number of families.
Tom Lack
President Tom Lack Catamarans Ltd
Sailing on a summer breeze
Being afloat remains one of the
great joys left for most of us to
savour and yet at times it can also
offer some of the greatest
challenges. In our new 12m
Catalac 41 we have retained all the
traditional elements of cruising but
have added further dimensions in
terms of safety, accommodation,
comfort and when necessary,
Passage making in a 12m
Catalac 41 is an exhilarating
experience. If the wind pipes up
too much, then jib furling gear
quickly rolls the headsail around
the forestay to shorten sail. And
with the benefit of slab reefing on
the main, sail handling could not
be easier. Instead of heeling and
bucking its way through a heavy
sea, the Catalac remains a stable
platform for all who sail.
Even children who may be bored
by long passages can play happily
and safely below deck, or in the
spacious cockpit. A 12m Catalac
41 will glide you safely and at
speed out-performing cruiser/racer
monohulls of a similar size. So
you arrive in style and comfort.
Move up to a 12m Catalac 41
Flagship of the Catalac fleet, the
12m Catalac 41 represents the best
design and value for money in
large catamarans built on a
production-line basis.
Oft quoted press reports
concerning catamarans labour the
point that they are liable to
capsize and have no self righting
capabilities. Whilst this may be
true of some of the modern racing
multi-hull craft pursuing records
or prizes in Atlantic crossings, this
is definitely not true of the Catalac
range. Our underwater hull profile,
proven by many thousands of
hours of sailing throughout the
world by satisfied owners, gives us
confidence to make the claim of
absolute un-rivalled safety. All this
experience is designed into our
new 12m Catalac 41. Our hulls are
moulded to specifications more
exacting than Lloyds of London
and finished to a very high
We mould, finish and fit out all
the craft at Christchurch. The
enormous deck area on the 12m
Catalac 41 enables you to
sunbathe, relax or read a book in
undisturbed comfort and the large
working foredeck makes anchoring
or any deck duties simplicity itself.
You will also note the dual
steering position. The interior
position, which lies to port of the
main saloon, offers all navigational
instruments including compass,
echo sounder, wind speed and
direction indicators and automatic
pilot. The external arrangement
provides good visibility all round,
easy sight of the internal
instruments, and a second control
unit for the Autopilot.
Immediately in front of the
internal steering console is the
large chart table, capable of taking
full size charts with ample storage
facilities for navigation equipment.
The 12m Catalac 41 offers a
seven berth layout in spacious
style with furnishing and
trimmings to match.
Full standing headroom in both
hulls and wheelhouse, and of
course plenty of room when you
sit down to your meal in the main
saloon — make entertaining on the
Catalac an absolute pleasure. The
galley is located in the port hull
and offers hot and cold pressurised
water, a refrigerator, a four burner
hob, oven and stainless steel sink
with integral draining board. The
central saloon area with its
octagonal table has permanent
seating for five in luxury on 6 inch
thick cushions, with more than
ample elbow room. 3 more
occasional chairs (not supplied),
one from the chart table, allows
full use of the dining table for the
extra guests.
Internal wheel house
The interior steering position is
just aft of the saloon. Full
instrumentation and dual controls
for the twin diesels, plus all the
desirable navigational aids are
standard. Space is also available
for a radar display. The
helmsman's built-in seat provides a
high degree of comfort for any
watches spent at the wheel, in the
company of those relaxing in the
Cruising in comfort
We do not compromise on sailing
performance or comfort in the 12m
Catalac 41. Below decks you will
find each of the main sleeping
compartments and the main saloon
finished to a high standard with
just the right amount of woodwork
to enhance the few functional
synthetic finishes we have adopted.
The owner's quarters on the 12m
Catalac 41 are very well appointed
and include a forward starboard
cabin with double berth, a large
adjoining dressing room with
vanity unit and chest of drawers.
To the rear of this is the large
shower room and head with hot and
cold pressurised water. A second
head compartment is positioned in
the port hull.
Everywhere there is masses of
locker space.
12m Catalac 41 sailing characteristics
Nobody can suggest that there is 100% safety at sea,
but the 12m Catalac 41 has been throroughly designed
to promote that aspect of cruising above all other
considerations. The famous Catalac underwater hull
configuration allows the boat to slip sideways when
overcanvassed in strong wind conditions; thus creating
more leeway rather than the dreaded capsize that
others fear.
The low aspect Bermudan sloop rig has been chosen
to bring the centre of effort down to give you and your
family that added feeling of comfort and safety every
time you are caught out in stronger wind conditions,
than you would normally seek.
Sailing a 12m Catalac 41 is a very rewarding,
comfortable experience.
Despite the designed-in safety features the
Catalac is by no means a slouch. She will sail
easily to 40 degrees off the wind at a steady
speed of 7-8 knots in an 18 knot breeze and in
stronger conditions can easily maintain a speed
of 9-10 knots. Off wind the performance is not
bettered, but sail in the Catalac in a 30-40
knot wind, stand upright in the cockpit, walk
around comfortably throughout the cabins,
make yourself a cup of coffee in the galley, and
then look over your shoulder to that similar sized
monohull, with stanchions and windows awash,
wallowing from side to side, preparing herself for a
wild broach or heeling at 35 degrees, their crew
harnessed to any available strong point,
with an occasional bucket of water being
thrown down their necks.
You will compliment yourself on your
choice of an extremely comfortable, safe,
seagoing sailing yacht, your 12m Calatac
No. 1 Rotojib
Roto Genoa:
The seams on all
Headsail reefing by ROTOSTAY
The Rotostay reefkit is a heavy duty reefing system of
the 'Revolving Stay' type and is included in the
standard inventory of all the Catalacs.
Reefkit is a made-to-measure headsail reefing kit which
entirely replaces the forestay, bottle-screw, etc. from
masthead to stemhead. By supplying a system which
not only includes the top and bottom swivels but also
the connecting forestay and mast and stemhead
toggles we can ensure that your mast is both safely and
correctly stayed. All structural components are
machined or forged from marine grade 316 stainless
The Reefkit is supplied with a halliard slider
which replaces the conventional 'two-part' halliard
arrangement and allows the reefing genoa to be
hoisted using the existing mast halliard.
This arrangement has proved extremely
popular with cruiser racers as the
headsail can be handled in the
conventional way. The luff bolt-rope is
fed into the entry section of the
Rotostay spar but instead of the sail
head being shackled directly to the
genoa halliard it is connected via the
Halliard Slider. The Halliard Slider is
basically a hollow swivel that
can slide up and down the luff
spar. When connected between
the sail and the halliard it
permits the sail to roll up
without twisting the
halliard around the spar.
The sealed bearing design
allows for full luff
tensioning using the
halliard winch in the
normal way. When the
sail is to be left furled up
for any length of time
the halliard can be
eased off a little thus
relaxing the sail/luff
Luff 36'2", Leach 39'4
", Foot 17'0"
Area 336 sq ft,
4 battens, 2 rows slab
(jiffy) reefing, Cloth weight
Luff 40'6", Leach 36'0
", Foot 17'3"
Area 349 sq ft.
Cloth" weight 8 oz/US
Luff 40'6", Leach 36'6
", Foot 22'6"
Area 410 sq ft,
Cloth weight 6 oz/US
12m Catalac 41 sails are glued
and double stitched.
Colour: Catalac Blue
8 oz/US yd.
Colour: Catalac Blue
Colour: Catalac Blue
12m Catalac 41 auxiliary power
The 12m Catalac 41 is equipped with
twin Yanmar 3HM35 inboard diesel
engines. Yanmar have put more punch
into their popular 3HM and kept its
ideal proportions in creating the new
3HM35. Power has jumped by 13%
and 12m Catalac 41 owners will now
get more from their engines, without
needing to investigate comparative
Smooth, quiet and clean:
Comparative tests and actual user
reports prove the HM series are more
acceptable inboards than equivalent
engines. The greater piston bore of
the 3HM35 delivers more boost yet
still excels in quiet and smooth
running from idling to top revs.
Emission levels are the lowest in the
history of this class of engine, and the
3HM35 exhaust is soot free.
Torque Rating
More efficient electrics:
The alternator is highly uprated to
55 amps, providing ample current
for auxiliary electric power from the
battery and a strong source for
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DIN 6270B rating
Specifications —
Yanmar 3HM35
Number of cylinders
Bore x stroke
Continuous rating
4-stroke, vertical, water cooled diesel engine
80X85 (3.15 x 3.35)
mm (in.)
1.282 (78.23)
hp/rpm (kW/rpm) 30/3200 (22.4/3200
Combustion syst em
Starling system
hp/rpm (kW/rpm) 34/3400 (25.4/3400)
Cooling system
Lubrication system
Reduction and reversing gear
Constant mesh gear wit h multi disc clutch
Reduction ratio (Ahead/Astern)
Propeller speed
(Ahead) (at a
Direction of rotation
Propeller shaft
Dry weight
Special swirl type pre-combuslion chamber
(D.C. 12V-l.8kW starting motor. 12V-55A
A C . Generator)
Direct seawater cooling by rubber impeller
Forced lubrications
with trochoid pump
Rating) rpm
Counterclockwise, viewed from stern
Clockwise, viewed from stern
The Yanmar 3HM35 in relation to
the 12m Catalac 41:
Sterngear: Shaft dia: 11/4" Shaft
length: 4' 4" to 4' 6" Seawater
cooled stuffing box incorporates
three rings of 1/4," dia gland
P bracket cutlass bearing ID 1 1/4"
OD 1 3/4"
3 bladed propellers 15" dia 13" pitch
console mounted engine
instrumentation: Two oil pressure
gauges Two fuel level gauges
connected to the 46 US gallon
capacity tanks Two voltmeters
facilitating internal and engine
starting battery checks Two engine
hour meters to ensure servicing and
maintenance checks are carried out
at the appropriate times.
Two tachometers Water
temperature, low oil and battery
charging warning lights Warning
buzzer. Engine performance: Turning
circle — within the 12m Catalac
41's own length with one engine in
forward and the other in reverse,
docking has never been easier!
Speed attained at various sea trials
(with earlier 30HP version).
speed attained: expected
with 34HP version:
revs per min. knots
6 1/4
6 1/2
7 1/4
8 1/2
9 3/4
10 '/4
10 3/4
(max revs)
Range at
2250-2500 revs approximately
1/2 US gallon/hr 2800-3000
revs approximately
3/4 US gallon/hr.
on each engine
12m Catalac 41 specifications
Length Overall
Length Water Line
40ft 10”
Sail Areas:
17ft 6ins
3ft l i n
336 sq ft
Rig Bermudan Sloop
No l Jib
349 sq ft
410 sq ft
Mast height above waterline 48'0"
Boat height above waterline 8'9"
White Hull White Deck
Anodised aluminium mast and
6 large cylindrical fenders
4 cabin top ventilation hatches
boom with:
Slab (jiffy) reefing on mainsail
with winch
2X7 speed halliard winches
VHF radio telephone aerial led
back to interior console
Standard rigging in 5/16" and 3/8"
1 X 19 SS wire
4 capshrouds; 3 lower shrouds,
7 turnbuckles
Roller reefing headsail system
Polyester running rigging
Main, Jib and Spinnaker Halyards
Burgee and Signal Halyards
Topping lift and kicking strap
Mainsheet and jibsheets with all
blocks, tracks and stops
Steaming and decklights
Combined tricolour and anchor
Mainsail (with two rows of slab
reefing ties)
Rotojib . . . all in Catalac blue
Sail cover in blue yacht acrylic
Whisker pole, bearing our spar.
44 lb Bruce anchor on stemhead
rollers with hand operated deck
60ft of 3/8" galvanised anchor chain
with 140ft of 5/8" dia anchor warp.
2 X 82ft mooring warps
1 boat hook
Stainless steel pulpit
pushpits with nav. lights
6 mooring bollards
1 anchor bollard
2X2 speed j i b sheet winches
4 wheelhouse grabrails
Black anodised toerail with
stanchions and plastic coated
stainless steel wire guardrails
Stainless steel track for safety
Flagstaff and deck socket
Stainless steel and teak boarding
ladder on transom
2X34 hp Yanmar 3HM inboard
diesel engines
2X46 US gallon fuel tanks
Engine controls panel incorporates:
2 oil pressure and fuel level gauges
2 voltmeters and hour counters
2 tachometers and warning lights
2X 12V batteries supplying internal
lights and sockets
2X 12V batteries solely for engine
Autopilot with dual station
Twin hydraulic steering stations
each with a 24" dia steering wheel
and a steering compass
Twin GRP rudders with fixed
Blue antifouling bottom paint
Black boot topping paint
Blue/grey tinted Triplex windows
in anodised aluminium frames
with sliding or half dropsections
3 wheelhouse top ventilation
6 mushroom type ventilators
Windspeed, direction and log
Echo Sounder
Two double cabins with 6'4"X4'6"
Single cabin, one berth 6'4"x3'3"
Twin cabin, one berth 6'4"X3'3"
and the other 6'0x2'3"
Two self contained heads, one
with shower and stainless steel
holding tank.
Two 68 US gallon capacity
stainless steel water tanks coupled
to level gauges on the console.
Galley . . . complete with . . .
Stainless steel twin sink with hot
and cold pressurised water system.
Stainless steel 4 burner hob.
Built in oven
Propane or 12V operated
Octagonal dining table and seating
on 6" thick cushions
Chart table with chart drawer and
three bureau drawers
The Quay, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 1BY, England
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