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Maverick 400 Catarina

SOLD - 20 August 2021

MAVERICK 400: Catarina


SOLD - 20 August 2021


Hull no. #006


Launch Date: July 2010

Std engine: 570 hours / Port engine 551 hours


Moored: Cape Town, South Africa

This Maverick, Catarina, was build under survey by a European surveyor, and she has always stayed close to

Cape Town where she was launched in July 2010.


She has had two owners since new, the first kept her in Cape Town and the second moored her in Langebaan, about 100 miles up the West Coast from Cape Town, South Africa.


The Maverick 400 is a real Blue water sailing cat, built for comfort, safety and reliability.  The boat has in excess of $80'000 extras and is outstandingly good condition after been looked after immaculately joined by the first owner and shipyard with the second owner continuing in the same spirit of well maintaining the yacht.


The Maverick offers enormous interior volumes, great cockpit and deck space and clever ergonomics throughout.  The saloon is spacious and it is as if it belongs in a 50ft cat, it has unobstructed views and lots of light.  The modern galley has cream corian countertops, cherry wood cupboards, teak and holly floors and cream marine fabric upholstery.

CATARINA is owned by an experienced yachtsman and multihull enthusiast. A three cabin owner version with two bathrooms, it was designed and specified for extended cruises with his family and thus has over 300 drawings and incorporates many original features and well-thought-out flow and treatment of all living spaces.

The Mavericks are built extra-strong to suit the harsh South African conditions using materials and equipment that are far superior to standards commonly found on production multihulls.  The hulls, deck and coach roof are entirely constructed of a GRP foam core sandwich. The saloon windows are glass, not plexiglass, and will not scratch or craze over time.  The stanchions, pull pits, push pits, bimini support and swimming ladder are all high-grade stainless steel.  The double spreader rig is by SPARCRAFT, stayed by a cap shroud and lower shroud on each side for additional reliability offshore.  The yacht is equipped with a suite of premium NORTH SAILS: tri-radial cut laminated fat head mainsail, tri-radial cut laminated genoa, spinnaker with dousing sock, genaker on a continuous furler and a storm sail.  A retractable bow-sprit is ingenuously fitted into the compression beam.  The sail-handling is simplified and the helm station is well protected.  The main halyard, main sheet, genoa sheets and all reef lines are led back to the cockpit. Electric Lewmar winches enables single handed sailing.

The hulls are extra wide (24'6") offering large cabins with queen-sized extra length, island beds in the aft cabins, plenty of storage and very good load-carrying capacity.  The coach roof extends well forward providing a generously proportioned galley and saloon. The salon opens onto a wide, protected cockpit with flowing access to very wide aft transoms. There are dingy davits with a cleverly designed hammock seat above.  An extra long and sturdy swimming/diving ladder is fitted on the port transom.

The hull and appendage design is the result of extensive development, the keel being positioned well back in the boat.  As a result the boat tacks quickly and steers easily, reducing the load on any autopilot.

CATARINA is fully equipped for extended cruising with numerous amenities.  These include very large fuel (210 gallons) and water capacities (260 gallons), water maker, solar panels, wind turbine, large service alternators with charge boosters, extra battery capacity, fridge and two drawer-freezers, shore-side air-conditioning/heating, a second sink with access to the cockpit, microwave, flat screen TV, stereo, SSB, AIS and a massive chart plotter.

CATARINA is powered by 40 HP Volvos. These upgraded engines push her swiftly at 8.5 knots at 2700 rpm. The factory built in a fuel transfer system to polish and transfer between tanks. The autopilot and radar are upgraded, top-shelf SIMRAD, and new B&G Chart Plotter fitted

The Hull is treated with Nomosis epoxy undercoat x3 coats as primer for 5x coats Coppercoat anti-fouling.

New Tender and 5hp Yamaha 2stroke outboard engine

Key Specs

Year Launched: July 2010
Length Overall: 12,2 m /40 ft
Length waterline: 11,13 m / 37,1 Ft
Beam:  7,45 m / 24,5 ft
Draft: 0,9 m / 2,95, ft
Mast height above waterline: 21 m / 69 Ft
Displacement Approx: 12,550 kg / 27,670 lb fully equipped
Fuel Capacity: 2 x 400 lt / 2 x 106 US gal
Fresh Water Capacity: 2 x 500 lt / 2 x 132 US gal
Motors: 2 x 40HP Volvo Penta 
Main sail: 68 m² / 731.9 sq ft
Genoa: 43 m² / 462.8 sq ft
CE certified Category A

Options extras included are


All gauges analog and digital 



Engines upgraded to Volvo D2-40's

Exhaust temp sensors

Current Props 2017 Volvo Penta fixed 3 blades.

3 Bladed Flexofold folding props as spares

Fuel polishing and transfer system

Digital Volvo instruments


New B & G Chart Plotter

Iridium Go Satellite system 

2 x Aircons (Port AC not working/ working AC unit drives the Starboard owners hull working & saloon)

Schenker 60ltr Watermaker 

Generator prep done (no GenSet installed)

2 x Electric winches

2 x Techma Electric toilets

1x Toilet can switch to fresh water

1 x solid Solar panel 2 x extra Flexi solar panels installed

Wind turbine Eclectic Energy D400 50 Amp+ capacity fitted

SSB with ground plate and copper in hull

Pactor modem

Simrad upgraded chart plotter


Cell antenna

TV antenna

Extra fridge

Prep bowl

2 x Composite gas bottles

Deck wash

5 x Fans

Digital Gauges for all tankage

Chain counter

Radar reflector

LED TV screen

Simrad digital radar

AIS Transceiver

Repeater instruments

Autopilot remote

Solar vents

Xantrics Fire detection system

Radio and outside remote

Built in computer

Stainless steel LPG BBQ

All safety equipment up to date including 6 person life raft


Batteries replaced with Discoverer EV31A-A batteries:

            8 X house batteries plus x2 engine (fitted 2018)

Inverter replaced 2017

Battery charger replaced 2017

Spreader lights

LED mast light

Upgraded 50L geyser

LED lights throughout

Many extra Plug points 12V and 220V


2 x Extra hatches over aft bunks

2 x Extra hull window port lights

2 x forepeak inward facing port lights

Washing machine preparation done

Safety equipment

Ocean air binds over hatches

Ocean air pleated shades in hull windows

Rocna anchor

Bimini enclosure by North Sails



Marelon through hull fittings

Hatch and winch covers by North Sails

Chain upgraded to 100m

Extra anodes

2nd Fortress anchor

Dingy davits hardware

Additional blocks for Genoa on side decks

Fitted sheets specially made to fit mattresses

Upgraded upholstery and foam

Anti mould grids under mattresses


Mast, spars, sails

Retractable Bow sprit

Harken Bat car system

Spinnaker with dousing sock

Screecher with Facnor Furler

Storm jib

Window mesh covers by North Sails

Tall mast with 2 sets of spreaders

Fathead main sail by North Sails

All sails upgraded from standard



The latest hull inspection, which was part of her latest cat A safety inspection was done in September 2019.  Hauled out in Cape Town.

Factory maintained

Exterior twice-weekly professionally cleaned

Interior monthly professionally cleaned

Underwater cleaned by diver monthly

Engines serviced annually by Volvo



Standard Maverick  Specification at date of launch excluding optional extras above. 


  • The broad flat hulls are a composite sandwich
    construction, using hand laid stitched fabrics with PVC
    foam as the core.

  • All resins, chop strand mat & stitched quad axle mat are
    approved by Lloyds, SABS and ISO 9002.

  • Balanced spade rudders and sacrificial low profile slim
    line keel foils are unique.

  • Epoxy primer is applied below the water line to protect
    GRP against osmosis – followed by 2 coats of antifouling.

  • All sea-cocks are double clamped below waterline.

  • The bow incorporates two collision bulkheads, one facing
    forward and the other protecting below waterline collisions.

  • Deck laminate specifications are the same as the hull.

  • Amidships boarding steps, both to port & starboard,
    includes chain plates with mid ship cleats.

  • Push pit & pulpit seats.

  • 1000W Electric anchor windlass with foot switches on

  • Deck surface has a molded non-slip finish surrounded by  toe rail.

  • 2x Fresh water tank fillers.

  • A swimming ladder on the port side doubles up as a
    safety gate, second ladder optional.

  • Pressurized hot & cold water hand shower fitted on port

  • Diesel filling caps and shore power fitting.

  • Stainless steel BBQ is an option


  • The coach roof has a skylight which allows direct sunlight into both the galley & saloon.

  • Coach roof windows are made of tinted laminate glass.

  • The hard top bimini, supported by robust, large diameter stainless steel pipes, allows access to the stack pack without obscuring the helmsman’s view of the sails.

  • Optional 2nd hatch in bimini to port side.

  • The aft bimini section allows for installation of solar

  • Spray dodger / windscreen protects the helmsman from the elements.

  • Optional: Canvas zip up panels to enclose the cockpit in foul weather or merely for privacy.

  • Sliding doors with 6.5mm laminated clear glass link the
    saloon to the large 3.5m x 2.5m cockpit which has two
    tiers of seating.

  • Sliding windows extend the serving tops from the galley.

  • The helmsman has all round visibility, a dedicated
    helmsman’s seat as well as a designer dash board.

  • Plenty of stowage lockers & self draining.

  • Custom davits are fitted for easy launching and retrieving 3.0m to 3.6m dingy. David hardware is optional.

  • The davits incorporate an aft hammock seat/lounger.

  • Cockpit table on post is standard, additional fixed table is optional.


  • Queen size extra length bed, partially walk around at normal knee level.

  • Cupboard with hanging & shelf space.

  • Large sculptured and tinted windows ensure beautiful views whilst ensuring absolute privacy.

  • 2x Opening port lights behind headboard and 1x in hull

  • Optional: 2nd fridge & freezer drawers.

  • Sliding window to cockpit with serving counter.

  • Top access garbage can.


  • Basin with vanity cabinet.

  • Manual sea toilets or optional electric upgrade.

  • Separate shower cubicle with ample head room and the added comfort of a seat.

  •  1x Opening hatch above shower and 2x port lights in hull window


  • Queen size extra length bed, with cupboard under foot
    end of bed.

  • Large cupboard & large storage space under bunk.

  • Sculptured and tinted windows ensure beautiful views
    whilst ensuring absolute privacy.

  • 3x Hatches in ceiling and a port light in window ensures good ventilation.


  • Automated Fire extinguishers in engine rooms.

  • 4x Fire extinguishers in cabins & galley.

  • Emergency tiller.

  • Basic safety equipment incl : Danbouy, MOB light, horse shoe life ring & radar reflector.


  • Comfortable upholstered seating.

  • The couch backrest folds down opening the ¾ berth for the occasional extra guests.

  • Saloon table in timber (cherry/maple/beech) lowers to
    coffee table.

  • Escape hatch in floor below table.

  • Flooring in Austrian Walnut or upgrade to Teak & Holly.

  • Chart table with internal storage space.

  • Ottoman Stool doubles up as extra seat at saloon table.

  • 12V TV.

  • Radio with 2x internal & 2x cockpit speakers.

  • AC/DC distribution board.

  • Battery isolator switch.

  • Optional Water, diesel & black water gauges.

  • Removable panels for access to electrical installation.


  • Ergonomic layout, situated on bridge deck to port side
    assuring the chef is part of the action.

  • Large contoured counter tops with a selected choice of Corrian colours & finishes.

  • 3 Plate gas stove and oven.

  • 90L 12V front loading freezer.

  • 110L 12V front loading fridge.


  • Steering system with balanced spade rudders, stainless steel shafts, interlinked and connected with stainless steel chain, wire and tie bar.

  • Destroyer type stainless steel wheel with brake on
    starboard side.

  • Emergency tiller.


  • Winches are all two speed and self tailing.

  • 2x Size 46 primary winches

  • 2x Size 40 secondary winches.

  • 1x Size 40 winch for roller furler and dingy davit.

  • 1x Size 40 mast winch.


  • Lockable engine compartment is easily accessible
    through wide locker lids from cockpit, has watertight
    bulkheads and independent bilge pumps.

  • 30 HP Volvo or 29 HP Yanmar fresh water cooled sail
    drives, optional upgrade to 40 Hp.

  • Fixed 2 bladed propellers, upgradeable to folding

  • Morse engine controls & engine instrument panels.

  • Exhaust systems & blowers.

  • Sound proofing.

  • Outboard motor storage bracket provided in engine

  • 2 x 400L diesel tanks under aft beds.


  • The master cabin measures 6m x 2m.

  • Queen size extra length bed; partially walk around at normal knee level.

  • Desk, bureau and seating area.

  • Dressing room with large cupboards.

  • Large sculptured and tinted windows ensure beautiful views whilst ensuring absolute privacy.

  • 1x overhead hatch, 2x port lights in hull windows and 2x opening port light behind headboard.


  • Ample head room in shower with a sitz bath & clear shower door.

  • His & her’s basin with vanity cabinet.

  • Manual sea toilets or optional electric upgrade.

  • Additional cabinets allowing for long term cruising.

  • Opening port, 2x hatches, lights & mirror.


  • The forepeak is flow coated and used for storage.

  • A water maker & genset could be installed here.


  • 2x 500L water tanks sealed with food grade epoxy

  • Hot & cold pressurized fresh water throughout.

  • 40L calorifier with element & thermostat.

  • Manual & automatic bilge pumps, grey water pumps.

  • Fresh water shower at transom.

  • 2x Manual toilets upgradeable to electric.

  • 1x Black water tank.

  • Optional 12V water maker & deck wash.


  • 1 x 9kg LPG gas cylinders with LP regulator in self ventilating forward gas locker.

  • Electric Solenoid cut off regulator with sniffer.

  • Optional BBQ on transom.


  • Magnetic bulkhead compass.

  • VHF with masthead aerial.

  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata (depth, speed & log)

  • Raymarine ST60 Wind module (wind speed & angle, true and apparent).

  • Raymarine C90W Chart Plotter

  • 24 nm Radar.

  • Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot.


  • 2x 95 Amp hour engine batteries.

  • 6x 100 Amp hour house batteries.

  • 2x alternators.

  • Galvanic Isolator.

  • 2000W battery management & inverter package.

  • 220V Shore power cable & socket.

  • Marine combination DC/AC distribution board.

  • Cabin lights, engine room lights, cockpit lights, navigation lights, AC plug points, 12V DC plug point at nav station.


  • 20kg Delta anchor with 50m 10mm galvanized chain.

  • Second anchor 10kg Dan forth anchor with 10m 10mm
    galvanized chain & 50m 14mm anchor warp spiced onto chain.

  • 6 Cylindrical fenders.

  • 16mm Mooring warps: 4 x 8m & 4 x 6m


  • Natural anodized aluminium mast with forward
    crossbeam and compression strut.

  • Natural anodized aluminium boom.

  • 3x Mast footsteps to stack pack, optional extra to any

  • Upgrade to taller mast with 2 sets of spreaders.

  • C350 Pro-furl roller furler.

  • Bow roller between compression posts.

  • Teak walkway between compression posts.


  • Laminated Mainsail 59m², large roach, 2 reefing points,
    fully battened with lazy jacks and stack pack.

  • Laminated Genoa 36m², with UV strip on leech & foot &
    foam flattener in luff.

  • Options: Storm jib, screecher, spinnaker with dousing

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