Manta 40, 1997 Sailing Catamaran AD UPDATED DECEMBER 2018




After more than a decade of extensive sailing aboard Catalyst, her current owners are ready to chase new, land based dreams.

Rob & Sue Linehan 941-833-9287

Based in Punta Gorda, FL, Catalyst, a meticulously cared for Manta 40 sailing catamaran, has safely and comfortably carried her owners on cruises of all shapes and sizes, from numerous day sails on Charlotte Harbor to a multi-year, complete circumnavigation of the Caribbean. Whatever YOUR cruising dreams may be, or wherever they may take you, Catalyst is ready today for you to set sail and make your sailing dreams come true.

Sailing off the coast of Belize

Almost all Manta owners love their boat. You won't hear that from other brand catamaran owners. Manta is designed from the keel up to be a couple’s cruising boat with occasional guests on board to enjoy your adventures. The Manta was never meant to be a typical charter cat with four “equal sized berths and heads”. On Catalyst, your comfort is paramount, while still providing great accommodations for guests or family. The entire port hull is dedicated to you. Catalyst boasts two generous aft staterooms with a queen size berth in each hull as well as an adequate double berth in the starboard forward hull. The owners’ shower is generous, as is the bathroom. Catalyst has what could arguably be considered the best and largest food refrigeration system available in this size boat. The extremely well insulated freezer/fridge will hold the contents of an entire home’s side-by-side refrigerator’s food for months on end. The galley is designed with lots of above counter storage for easy access. This means you won't be having to constantly get down on your knees to find what you need. There is no wood on the outside of the boat, meaning you’ll spend your time having fun, rather than refinishing teak. Catalyst can be easily sailed by a couple for for day sails as well as long ocean passages. Regardless of the type of sailing you have in mind, if you are a sailing couple, Catalyst is the perfect boat. When other boat’s owners enter an anchorage cold, wet, and tired, on a Manta you arrive dry, well rested, and ready to enjoy your new location. Engine access is exceptionally good. 


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Aluminum hardtop to keep you safe and dry * All lines lead to the helm station * Integral toe rails to keep you safely aboard the boat * Lifesling system * Six fire extinguishers * Two inflatable safety life jacket harnesses with tethers *  Multiple type I and II life vests * Three jack lines * Ditch Bag with supplies * Radar reflector * Electronic Flares * 28 inch stainless stanchions * Many spare parts


Electric Maxwell windlass with chain stopper * Three anchors (Delta, Fortress, Bulwaga) with multiple shackles * 150 feet 5/16" HT anchor chain * Several hundred feet of 5/8” nylon anchor rode * Saltwater anchor wash down system


Spectra 12 volt Newport 400 GPD water maker  modified for super efficient operation* 12 Volt refrigerator/freezer with digital thermostat * Six Trojan T105 house bank batteries for 675 A/H * Two group 27 engine starting batteries * Eight 12 volt interior fans * Hot and Cold deck shower * Upper level bench seat for a great view * Cockpit Table * Microwave oven * 5.5 KW Next Generation generator with Kubota diesel engine (1230 hours) * 26,000 BTU Cruisair reverse cycle air conditioner/heaters * 450 watts of solar panels with controller * Two 30 amp 40 foot power cords for shore side power * Electric heads * Four solar powered hatch mounted ventilation fans * Two high output alternators with external smart regulators * Sony stereo CD/Radio * 19 inch flat screen television * 2000 watt Xantrex Freedom Marine inverter/charger with Link 1000 remote control * Very easy to operate dinghy davit system to keep your dinghy safe * Two large built in fiberglass storage boxes in transom* One large built in ice chest in transom* Hot water heater (12 gallon) *  Two inside showers * One outside shower * Many spare comfort parts


Raymarine autopilot, depth sounder, wind, speed instruments * Garmin 4210 chart plotter with Garmin radar overlay * Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX211 VHF with AIS receiver * Remote RAM microphone and speaker for VHF * ICOM M802 digital SSB with AT140 antenna tuner * Many spare navigation parts


All maintenance has been performed on schedule and is fully documented by the owner’s records * New bottom paint applied February 2018


  • LOA 39 foot, 8 inches
  • Beam 21 feet
  • Draft 3 feet 8 inches
  • Displacement 13,500 pounds
  • Bridge clearance 61 feet
  • Headroom 6 feet, 0 inches
  • Sail Area 798 square feet
  • Sleeps 6 people in three staterooms
  • Engines 2 X 30 hp Volvo diesel engines with sail drives & folding propellers
  • Engine Hours P=3300, S=3300
  • Tankage:
  • Fuel 100 gallons
  • Water 100 gallons
  • Holding tanks 2 X 15 gallons
  • Dinghy Livingston brand catamaran hard dinghy with 15 HP Yamaha 2 stroke engine