SOLD – Catana 521 “O2” is an exquisite owner version, blue water performance catamaran.
Many listings lay claim to be the “best equipped” or “best refit”! Scroll down to the specification sections and judge for yourself!
In the last two years this Catana 521 has had nearly $300,000 spent in upgrades and new equipment.
“O2” is in outstanding condition and has never been chartered. She’s ready to go and has everything needed for crossing oceans, from new sails and standing rigging down to ocean passage pilot books for the Pacific Ocean.
“O2” has been lovingly maintained to a very high standard; kept light (mindful of how weight affects performance), she is fast and the passion of the current owners, who pay great attention to every detail and take great pride in her condition, shines through.
I have been involved in the marketing and sale of several Catana 52s in the last ten years. “O2” stands out as the most comprehensively equipped and meticulously maintained. “O2” started life in privileged fashion: she was built by Dominique Marsaudon in Lorient in 2003. This is no ordinary Catana therefore as Marsaudon is the Mozart of composites, best known for having built several racing (IDEC, GROUPAMA) and cruising multihulls (the TS42, TS5 series) in what is the capital of French multihull sailing.
We have known the owners of O2 for a number of years and have visited the yacht on several occasions as she traveled the Caribbean and the US East Coast. Seldom have I met such passionate, knowledgeable yachtsmen who know what it takes to sail a blue water cat efficiently and to maintain it at the highest level. The owners have owned several cats, are accomplished sailors and have brought years of multihull experience to bear in the specification of this superb yacht.
The higher-than-average specification, beautiful condition, and the attention to detail paid by the current owners ensures “O2” looks much newer than other comparable sister-ships. She’s been continuously upgraded almost regardless of cost.
Catana… Legendary design, performance, quality, comfort and safety (unsinkable), the Catana 52s are primarily aimed at the bespoke owners market and those that want to cruise seriously. The Catana 52’s high bridge-deck clearance gives a very smooth ride compared with many other catamarans. Dagger-boards provide superior windward performance with the advantage of shallow draft. A beam under 30 ft allows many more opportunities for haul-out and seasonal storage in out-of-the-way places. The yacht’s design offers excellent natural ventilation through generous sized, well-placed hatches. Lastly, it has huge volume for carrying all you’ll need to circumnavigate, with cavernous space under all bunks, saloon seating and hanging lockers in every cabin, plus huge lockers on deck and in the cockpit.
Performance & Handling…This 521 easily achieves double digit speeds. As an example, the owners crossed the Atlantic in absolute comfort and safety in less than 12 days recording a top speed of more than 18 knots. The owners chose the 521 as probably the best and largest catamaran that any couple could comfortably handle and maintain with ease, without the need of crew. It motors economically at 7 knots on one engine or can cruise along with both engines at 8+ knots and has a top speed of 10 knots.
The Catana 52’s provide high performance ocean passages in safety & comfort, with uncluttered decks and efficient handling systems… it’s so easy for a couple to handle such a large volume cat with powerful Volvo engines (on shaft drives, not sail-drives), two headsail furlers and electric winches for sail handling and launch and recovery of inflatables.
Safety First…Additional safety via the latest in Sat phone communications plus a full suite of Raymarine equipment including 2 chart plotters (one at inside navigation station, the other at the starboard helm), AIS (send and receive), radar and an SSB.
Style…This is probably one of the best looking catamarans around in her classic, navy blue livery. Her tasteful soft furnishings complete the package, being stylish yet tastefully understated…put simply, she’s eye catching by any standard. With her discrete lighting throughout, even at night, she outstanding in every respect.
The all new LED lighting (inside and out) is an impressive feature including deck and cockpit lights that guide you safely back to the transom after being ashore
Layout/Accommodation… This three cabin “owner layout” is lined throughout in rich Canadian Cherry. The owner cabin bathroom features a large walk-in shower stall and the port guest side offers a huge shower stall and separate head. The aft port cabin can convert from two singles to a large queen berth. Each of the cabins has a 3ft x 1ft opening window for a panoramic view and generous ventilation. All of the bathroom fixtures were replaced in 2019 with stylish Hansgrohe equipment. The liners in the salon were all replaced, as were the opening hatch lenses and seals.
The large bright and airy bridge deck saloon has a dedicated navigation center (facing forward) and efficient galley layout including 2 large fridges and a freezer, a Force 10 stove (3 burners and oven), Microwave, ample cupboards, loads of storage, a generous dining table that seats 8 comfortably. This leads directly through sliding doors to the cockpit area. A nice feature is the way food and drinks can be easily passed from the galley directly to the cockpit dinning table using the sliding window adjacent the companionway door. The galley sink and faucets are new from Hansgrohe adding a very nice touch.
In addition to power reversible air conditioning for use when in marinas or on the new Northern Lights generator (787 hours), “Nature’s AC” is still the best, cheapest and most reliable. Ventilation is provided via a total of 16 hatches/windows that keep this cat cool! There are four large forward facing hatches in the saloon and one in each hull forward (inside the hulls and called “Dolphin Hatches”); these provide masses of cooling air that passes throughout the accommodation. In addition, there are four huge top opening hatches (3ft x 1 ft) on the outside of each hull and six smaller hatches. The large sliding door & window to the saloon ensures a cooling breeze through to the cockpit and outside dining area and an additional sliding screen door keeps the bugs out of the boat. To further enhance cooling there are reflective screens on all salon windows and great awnings all around the cockpit so you’ll never get too hot.
Cockpit and outside…This is the hub of a superbly designed entertainment and “living area” that has sun awnings on all three sides, sumptuous reclining seats to relax in and take in the panoramic view and there’s seating for 12 in comfort or dining for 8 at the foldout table. Larger parties could easily be accommodated in this area, which is generous by any standard.
The fabulous new canvas work in Sunbrella exudes style and taste with complimenting cushions and folding deck seats, discrete lighting in the cockpit area enhances further the entertaining experience.
Fore-deck…The awning that covers the fore-deck, (when required), is great for lazing under in the hammock and provides ample space for parties to enjoy sun-downers in the cool breezes. In addition there are cushions for relaxing or reading in the cool shade. The decks are clear and uncluttered for easy and safe walk-around, all roller reefing and spinnaker guys control lines are neatly led aft through under deck conduits.
Storage…Masses of storage are provided to take all you need for a circumnavigation with 2 cavernous lockers forward that can holds things like sails, bikes, passerelle, fortress anchors, kite boards, surfboards, fenders and mooring lines etc.. In the cockpit, there are 3 huge lockers that have a combined area about 6ft x 12 ft x 2 ft 6 ” deep.
Equipped to Circumnavigate…This seriously equipped “Sailor’s Cat” is set up for long distance ocean/Trade Wind cruising at it’s very best. With it’s custom bowsprit design it can handle a sail wardrobe of three headsails for all conditions: two furling sails and a spinnaker…it can honestly be described as a offshore sailors dream catamaran.
The mainsail and two of the 3 headsails are brand new 2020:
Upgrades & Special Equipment…”O2″ is equipped with a Lorima carbon mast and Park Avenue boom – the very best. The standing rigging is all new Dyform in 2019 for excellent reliability offshore and in remote places. The Northern Lights generator and watermaker are new in 2019. The boat was rewired and has a new electrical panel 2019. There is a new Mastervolt charger/inverter; a new dive compressor and other recreational equipment. The upgrades and new equipment are too numerous to list and all carefully detailed in the specification attached.
If you are in the market for a genuine blue-water cruiser in top condition, you owe it to yourself to consider “02” carefully. Please contact us for more information on location and to arrange a viewing with our local broker.
2 x Volvo TMD 22p 75hp
Fully equipped galley inventory
TANKAGE + PLUMBING
2020 NEW PUMPS
NAVIGATION + ELECTRONICS
LOCKERS AND ENGINE ROOMS
SAILS + RIGGING
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.