The Catana 50 is one of the best ocean cruising performance catamarans available. The Catana brand is known for quality construction, fast yet stable and with deep dagger boards for good to windward performance.
Sail Tahiti are delighted to present ZAN, a superb example straight out of Catana's NEO refit programme. The boat has had both a technical and an accommodation refit meaning that almost everything is new. The result is outstanding. The interior is completely modernised with new white work surfaces in the galley, new grey headliners and a new custom laminate light wood flooring throughout and new grey upholstery. This makes for an elegant contemporary feel. Added to this are some clever ideas, a large standing fridge freezer replacing the demoded under counter version. ZAN is now in owner's version, with the starboard hull forward cabin transformed into a vast dressing room, bathroom and walk-in shower.
In terms of performance ZAN doesn't disappoint. Her owners have of course clocked top speeds of 20kn, but more importantly the boat gives a steady 12kn in 20kn true downwind. She finished 2nd in the 1st leg of this year's ARC rally and took with 27 days from Panama to Tahiti. Zan is set up with a hydranet mainsail and full genoa, new when she sailed from France in June 2019. Added to this is a furling Gennaker and a custom heavy tissue symmetrical spinnaker from Doyle which can be flown just up to 18kn apparent, also both new in June 2019.
The technical condition of the boat is irreproachable. She's scheduled for an anti-fouling refresh before September 2020 and a 500h engine service. She has a luxury Highfield centre console 3.4m dingy with 20Hp engine. In all, there is everything you might need to enjoy your ocean cruising, right down to the deLonghi coffee machine. Contact Sail Tahiti for more details on this beautiful performance catamaran.