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2003 Catana 521 – SOLD

2003 Catana 521 – SOLD

US $699,000

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:

  • Main: 1000 sq ft (100 sq mtrs) Full batten with three reef Carbon DP, new 2020
  • Genoa: 750 sq ft (70 sq mtrs) on Profurl roller furler Carbon DP, new 2020
  • Screecher: 1,100 sq ft (100 sq mtrs), on removable headstay, new 2020
  • Symmetric Spinnaker: 1,800 sq ft (170 sq mtrs) with snuffer. Great for dead downwind sailing

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.

  • NAME 02
  • Builder: CATANA Catamarans
  • Hull type: performance cruising catamaran with twin dagger boards
  • Hull material: gel-coat over fiberglass, vinyl-ester resin. The hull is cored with high density closed cell foam.
  • Length (LOA) 52’-00
  • Length ((LWL) 50’-00
  • Beam 27’-00
  • Draft:  Minimum 4’-04, Maximum 8’-05 ( boards down)
  • Displacement 37,500 lbs 17,000 kg

2 x Volvo TMD 22p 75hp

  • Owner’s version
  • Number of double berths: 3
  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads 2 (electric flush toilets)
  • Number of showers: 2
  • Seating area: 16 persons
  • Stratifill laminate floors throughout
  • 2019 new LED saloon lights with dimmer + 3 color selection
  • Marine Air air conditioning 18k BTU main saloon
  • 12K BTU owner cabin (new electric board 2019 )
  • 2019 new (4 ) sun shades/ black outs and mosquito screens in the 3 cabins and owners bathroom
  • Mosquito nets in all windows and main companionway door
  • 2 water heaters
  • 2019 new saloon (10) window external shades ( 2 sets)
  • Seat cushions with back rest for all seating areas
  • 2019 new sofa upholstery (saloon)


  • 2019 new All headliner panels were replaced and upgraded with microfiber (stone white) upholstered


  • Stove/Oven: Force 10 3 burners LPG stove with integral oven
  • 2019 new microwave oven Sharp 220 V
  • 2019 new sink (Hansgrohe granite composite)
  • 2019 new sink faucet with sprinkle and soap dispenser 
  • Refrigeration:  2 FRIGOBOAT K50 (100 liters) compact 24 volts keel cooled, 1 FRIGIBOAT K50 (100 litters) compact 24 volts freezer, * the fridge and freezer are interchangeable

Fully equipped galley inventory

  • 2019 new bread machine
  • 2019 new PRIMUS slow cooker
  • Blender
  • Bread Toaster
  • 16 OXO canisters
  • Stainless steel nesting pans
  • Stainless steel pressure cooker
  • 8 seat fine stainless steel cutlery
  • 8 seat The Galley Ware Crockery
  • Acrylic glasses (white and red wine, champagne and water)
  • 3 aluminum 5 gal propane tanks


  • Fuel Capacity 2 x 132 US Gallons
  • Water Capacity 2x 105 US gal
  • 2019 NEW WATERMAKER, AQUATECH 24 volts electrical system, 120 litres/ hour, 2 membranes
  • Washer: Candy Aquamatic 10T (little use)
  • NEW 2019 All Hansgrohe faucets, towel racks, liquid soap dispenser and toilet paper holders


  • Port engine room bilge pump
  • Starboard black water macerator pump
  • Freezer cooling pump
  • Freezer compressor
  • Port & stbd fresh water pumps
  • Starboard macerator pump


  • NEW 2019 Sunbrella covers
  • NEW 2019 Sunbrella roll up sun awnings


  • Raymarine C120W multi-function display (chart plotter and radar) with internal GPS
  • Raymarine C 90W canter plotter at starboard helm
  • Raymarine HD color 2 KW digital radar
  • Raymarine AIS class B receiver and transmitter
  • DMS 300 depth sounder with transducer Stb hull (redundancy)
  • ICOM IC-M802 SSN HF marine transcriber with tuner
  • ICOM SP-24 external speaker
  • Raymarine 240 VHF Radio
  • 4 hand held VHFs
  • Raymarine Smart controller
  • NEW 2019 Iridium Go Satellite Phone
  • External Satellite Antenna
  • NEW 2019 Garmin InReach EXPLORER +
  • Raymarine X-30 Core Pack autopilot with 3 P70R color display for each helm and one wireless control for autopilot (2018)
  • NEW 2019 Liner Hydraulic Drive
  • NEW 2019 Raymarine ST-50 wind indicator antenna plus transmitter mast head
  • 3 Raymarine ST-290 integration displays
  • NEW 2019 ARC EPIRB
  • 2 X OLYMPIC 135 compass
  • PLASTIMO barometer
  • Music system with 4 speakers


  • DC power: 12/24 volts
  • AC power: 110/220V
  • NEW 2019, NORTHERN LIGHTS 7 KVA generator
  • NEW 2019, complete rewiring with custom made electrical panel
  • NEW 2019 MASTERVOLT 24/220 Volt inverter-charger
  • 6 x Kyocera 140 watt solar panels for a total of 840 watts, 2 X Blue Sky 3024 solar boost controllers, remote computer breakers.
  • 8 X DEKA 8G4D marine batteries
  • 7 units for 24 volt house bank, massive 1200 amp
  • MASTERVOLT 250 AH 12 battery
  • NEW 2019 designer light switches + outlets
  • NEW 2019 saloon and galley lights LED (with dimmer and light color options)
  • NEW 2019  courtesy lights at cockpit LED
  • NEW 2019  decklight LED
  • 2019 new, all LED lights cockpit and cabins (23 units )
  • 2 Marine Air air-conditioning units,  18,000 BTU in saloon,  12,000 BTU owners cabin 2020 new electric board and solenoid


  • 2020 new Kevlar Lifelines
  • 2019 new Teflon bow pulpit seats
  • Stanchion gates on each side
  • 2 hot/cold transom showers
  • Swim later port side with Teflon cover
  • 2000W electric windlass with wireless remote and control at STBD helm
  • Jabsco wash down pump salt/fresh water
  • NEW 2019: Jabsco 2 fresh water pressure pump 4 gal x mts
  • NEW 2019:  Jabsco 2 manual bilge pumps
  • NEW 2019:  All new synthetic teak on transoms and deck
  • NEW 2019:  Teflon bow pulpit seats
  • SUNRISE Trampoline
  • Swim ladder port side transom


  • 1 Harken 56.2 electric winch (piano) in cockpit controls all halyards and reef lines
  • 2 Harken 56.2 electric winches for genoa, screecher and spinnaker
  • 2 Harken 48 2 speed winches for main sail sheets
  • 2 Harken 48, 2 speed winches at aft beam for davits
  • 1 Harken 48, 2 speed winch at mast
  • All winches serviced 2020


  • WHITLOCK mechanical steering


  • 2019 new acrylic window inserts on the 4 front (saloon) hatches
  • 2019 new seals on all hatches
  • 2019 new opening handles


  • 2019 Storage compartments painted out with epoxy
  • 2019 Engines + engine rooms detailed + painted


  • 1 Rocna 55 with 300’ 3/4 chain (2018)
  • 1 Fortress FX-37 anchor + rode (2018)
  • 1 Fortress FX-85 + rode storm anchor (never used)
  • SEA ANCHOR with 300 feet line and turnbuckle (never used)


  • 2020 new mainsail Dimension Polyant (DP) Hydranet
  • 2020 new genoa DP carbon with lite-skin
  • 2020 new screecher DP CZ60
  • 1 spinnaker (symmetrical )
  • Lorima carbon mast, self standing rigging
  • Lorima Park Avenue carbon Boom
  • NEW 2019 rigging DYFORM
  • NEW 2020 genoa and Code Zero furling lines
  • NEW 2019 main halyard VECTRAN
  • 2020 Roller furling fully serviced new bearings and seals


  • Dual windex mount on masthead
  • 2019 new 360 white anchor light LED
  • 2020 new Raymarine ST60 wind transducer
  • Raymarine HD color radar radome (2018)
  • 1 LED Dim blue/ white 50 watt light on aft boom new 2020
  • 2 VHF antennas
  • Lightning protector rod
  • Foldable mast step at base of mast



  • AB Lammina 12’ aluminum rib (2017) with Sunbrella cover
  • Outboard motor Yamaha 25 HP long shaft (2017)


  • Life raft – NEW 2019 REVERE SML-A SOLAS A 6 persons
  • 2 self inflatable life jackets plus several reg life jackets
  • NEW 2019 EPIRB


  • NEW 2019:  2 kayaks with lateral deck holders
  • NEW 2019:  2 paddle boards
  • Two Penn fishing rods
  • Harpoon
  • Hawaiian sling
  • Kite surfing equipment
  • 2 surf boards
  • 6 scuba diving tanks
  • 3 bean bags
  • 4 canvas foldable seats
  • Dive Compressor:  NEW 2019, Bauer Oceanis constant duty, Frequency Drive for dive compressor

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.

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