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My plans to retrace Captain Cook's unfinished voyage have been postponed a year while I work on the next Marine Diesel Basics book and get my new boat SV Oceandrifter ready for sea.

Sailboat of dreams (13) – “Catnap” of Falmouth, England

Tahitiana - Cat Nap  notice stove to the right in main cabin

Tahitiana – Cat Nap
notice stove to the right in main cabin

Here’s another Tahitiana I found on the internet. “Catnap” was built in 1982 and is currenly (November 2011) for sale in Falmouth, England, for £30,000. The boat looks in great condition and well appointed, as far I can tell from the photos.

Boat details as per the listing:

Make/model Tahitiana Ketch
Name of boat Catnap
Year of manufacture 1982
Designer John G Hanna
Length overall 9.91 metres
Beam 3.20 metres
Draft 1.45 metres
Displacement 12,000 kg
Hull Steel
Keel Long Keel
Location Falmouth, United Kingdom
Engine Beta Marine 37hp
Engine hours 266
Fuel diesel
Fuel capacity 114 litres
Number of cabins 2
Number of berths 5
Drinking water capacity 227 litres
5 berths in 2 cabins
Double berth forward with stowage under
Storage lockers in forward cabin
Heads compartment with marine WC
Hot and cold pressurised water supply
Shower in heads compartment with sink and vanity mirror
Hanging locker adjacent to heads compartment
Saloon with cushion seating and double drop leaf saloon table9560497
6′ 2″ headroom inside
Starboard seating converts to single or double berth with stowage under and behind
Single berth to starboard with stowage under and behind
Lee cloths on saloon seating
Newport Dickinson diesel heating system with own fuel tank and changeover valve to main fuel tank
Fixed brass portholes in saloon
Navigation station with chart table and stowage lockers
9560504Galley with 12v coolmatic fridge (12v/240v)
Single burner portable gas stove
Stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold water supply
Calorifier and 220v immersion heater
Wet locker under companionway steps

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Tahitiana Ketch
“Catnap” was originally built in 1982 by Davie Lund Marine, Bristol based on the original Tahiti ketch design by John G Hanna. She was then fitted out to a high standard in mahogany over the next 4 years by Mitchells Boatyard in Poole and launched in 1986. She has been in current ownership for the last 9 years and has received a regular schedule of maintenance. This long keel steel built ketch provides spacious accomodation for either cruising or liveaboard purposes. Strongly built with a heavy displacement gives her superb comfort and stabilty for long distance sailing. Possible marina berth by negotiation.

Navigation and Electrical

Simrad CP33 Chartplotter
Raymarine SL72 radar
ICS Nav 6
Target 2 Echosounder
Rutland 913 wind generator
2 x 12v batteries (1 new battery 2010)
Shore power supply

Spars and Rigging

Bermudan ketch rig with silver anodised aluminium spars by Sailspar
Stainless steel standing rigging (renewed in 2003)
Selden furlex furling system
Mainsail in dacron (new in 2007)
Mizzen sail in dacron (new in 2007)
Genoa in dacron (serviceable condition)
Staysail in dacron (serviceable condition)
Staysail cover
Mainsail cover
New canvas cockpit cover

Deck & Safety equipment

Stainless steel pulpit
Stanchions and guardwires
CQR anchor with chain and warps
Kedge anchor
Canvas deck covers
Liferaft storage rack on deck
Various warps and fenders
Aries self steering wind vane

Safety Equipment:
Manual bilge pump in cockpit
Electric bilge pump
Various fire extinguishers


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