1997 Catana 531 For Sale by Owner in Grenada

Location: St. George’s, Grenada                 Price: US$499,000

ready-to-sail 1997 Catana 531 named rob roy iii for sale by owner in st george's grenada

Boat Information

  • Boat Name: Rob Roy III
  • Boat Builder: Catana
  • Boat Model: Catana 531
  • Model Year: 1997
  • Condition: Ready to Cruise
  • Asking Price: US$499,000 (VAT paid)
  • Location: St. George’s, Grenada

Contact owner, Chris Pearce, via email or phone (phone is a Caribbean +59 number)

Catana 531 Specifications

Rob Roy III is hull number 5 (of 5). She is an exceptional performance catamaran designed by renowned architect, Christoph Barreau, with a weight of 28T, fully-enclosed cockpit, and large sail area. We crossed the Atlantic 3 times in the last 2 years, the most recent passage with 3 children on board. She has proven her safety, performance, and comfort.

Built in an era where quality was more important than price point, she is safe, fast, and seaworthy making it the perfect choice for family cruising.

€100,000+ (US$110,000+) was invested over the past year on maintenance and upgrades. Her bones and systems are in great condition, but the new owner may prefer to freshen some interior cosmetic details.


Hull number 5 has the configuration of an upstairs galley, with 2 king cabins and 2 double cabins, all en suite, positioned in the wings, giving a feel of space with long hallways.

  • Single Berths: 4
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heads: 4


Port Engine: Volvo Penta D2 75F (new 2017)

  • Hours: 850
  • Engine Type: inboard
  • Drive Type: sail (new 2017)
  • Fuel Type: diesel

Starboard Engine: Volvo Penta D2 75F (new 2017)

  • Hours: 750
  • Engine Type: inboard
  • Drive Type: sail (new 2017)
  • Fuel Type: diesel

Recent Refits

New hatch seals. New safety lines. Running rigging blocks on deck sealed. New bottom paint. New zincs. New prop guard. Water maker overhauled. Gel work on decks. New biminis. New dinghy davits. Bottom paint and prop guard to be carried out on completion of sale.


New engines in 2017. Both engine rooms are large and easy to work in with access both from bathrooms and deck.


A broad suite of sails perform well in all conditions. Sails are in good or better-than-good condition:

  • Genoa
  • Main sail
  • Code Zero
  • Gennaker
  • Storm Sail
  • Spinnaker sock
  • Sailbags

Rigging and Deck Hardware

  • All standing rigging replaced 2022
  • Running rigging replaced where needed 2023
  • Trampolines replaced 2019
  • Mast removed for inspection 2022
  • 2 ST. electric winches new motors 2022
  • 2 ST 58 winches serviced 2022
  • All spinlock blocks serviced

Navigation Electronics

  • 2 Raymarine autopilots model ACU400
  • B & G forward sonar starboard helm
  • 2 helm stations
  • 2 Raymarine hybrid touch screen e-series
  • Internal nav station
  • 9 Raymarine repeaters throughout vessel
  • New AIS
  • Radar
  • Sexton plus books Radar reflector


  • Fleet 1 sat phone and local router
  • VHF
  • ICOM SSB radio
  • 4G wireless router
  • Iridium Go

Electric Systems

  • Power: 220 /12V
  • Victron Energy 5000 s Lithium system rewired and overhauled December 2022
  • 4 x 200 watts Victron Energy batteries
  • 4 x 350 watts solar panels
  • 4 x 200 watts solarpanels
  • 4 x 75 watts solar
  • Silent wind pro wind turbine
  • Shore power 110/220
  • Fischer Panda 10000i generator 2020 serviced 2023


Highfield Classic 3.1 2018 with Honda 15hp 2022, serviced 2023


  • Washing Machine
  • 2 new mattresses
  • Dessalator 90-200 watermaker, serviced 2023
  • Water tank 105 gallons, new 2022
  • Toilets
  • 3 saltwater toilets (2 electric, 1 manual)
  • 1 electrical fresh water toilet in master cabin
  • Mosquito nets and sunshades in hatches – some need replacing
  • Stern shower
  • 2 hot water heaters


  • Up configuration.
  • 3-burner gas cooker with grill and oven
  • Full Corian worktops with double sink and sea water tap.
  • 3x fridges: 1 fridge freezer, 1 chest fridge, 1 conventional fridge
  • Under sink in line drinking water filter
  • 4 x 10kg butane bottles

Anchoring and Docking

Ground Tackle, wide selection of lines:

  • Chain 80 metres
  • Delta 88lb anchor
  • Secondary anchor
  • Anchor control at helm and bow


  • 3 large lockers in cockpit
  • 2 very large forward deck lockers containing generator, fuel tanks and water maker.
  • 4 medium-sized lockers for gas, lines, fenders and anchor.


  • Forward peak washing machine room
  • Master cabin wardrobe, chest , under bed cupboards, high and low bathroom storage
  • Hallway – storage cupboards both sides plus 1 wet locker
  • Aft cabin – under bed storage


  • Forward peak sail locker
  • Front cabin – 2 wardrobes, cupboards and under bed cupboards, high and low bathroom storage
  • Mid ship – tools and parts storage and workstation -everything hypo need top sail a vessel is here.
  • Plus one wet locker
  • Aft cabin – under bed storage, low bathroom storage


  • New jon buoy
  • 8-person liferaft, new 2022
  • 2 x EPIRB
  • 5 x lifejackets including 2 with AIS
  • Numerous man overboard (MOB) safety items
  • All seacocks working and replaced where needed 2021
  • Fire extinguishers throughout vessel, in date
  • Smoke alarms
  • Full grab bag
  • Full set of flares
  • Medical kits
  • 2 x sets bolt cutters
  • Grinder
  • Manual portable winch

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