Catamaran For Sale By Owner - 2008 African Cat Fast Cat 445

Location: Engelwood, FL USA                Price: $240,000

african cat fast cat 445 for sale by owner

Call Owner: 1-942-223-3912

Boat Information: Not for sale in US waters

Boat Name: Butterfly
Boat Model: Fast Cat 445
Model Year: 2008
Current Use of Boat: Weekends Only
Condition: Ready to sail
Asking Price: $240,000

Fast Cat 445 Specs

Butterfly is both strong and light-weight, ensuring she sails fast and safely. This is achieved by the use of an epoxy vacuum resin infusion construction process (the use of epoxy, the premium boat-building resin, ensures the hulls remain immune from water-absorption and osmosis).

The boat was built in two halves using female moulds layered with woven glass fibre mat, a Divinycell core and a final layer of woven mat. The hulls are also reinforced with the Twaron woven mat (similar to Kevlar) for improved impact resistance.

The keels, rudders, mast step and high load elements of the structure are also reinforced with carbon fibre.

Many of her internal furniture fittings are constructed from Nomex honeycomb material - often used in aircraft manufacture (high strength / low weight). The structures then fibre-glassed into position ensuring rigidity and no movement when sailing, making her quiet when under sail - i.e. none of the creaking noises so common to many production catamarans.

The structure of the boat includes sufficient Divinycell foam to make the boat unsinkable. In addition there are 6 (3 in each hull) water-tight buoyancy compartments.

Butterfly's mast and rig were commissined to facilitate transiting the ICW in the USA (total height 64 ft)


  • LOA - 44 ft (13.4 m)
  • Beam - 24.5 ft (7.46m) Draft - 4 ft (1.2 m)
  • Bridge clearance - 64 ft (19.5 m)
  • Weight light ship - 14991 lbs ( 6800 Kgs) Bridge deck clearance 21 inches


  • Engine brand - Lombardini Total power: 80 hp (59.66 kw) Engine model - LDW1404 2 off
  • Engine type - Twin in-board diesel Engine hrs -less than 1017 hrs
  • Each engine has in-line diesel bug treatment, 2 x diesel filters as well as Racor water separators Each engine has a raw water strainer and anode protection
  • Each engine control panel has engine hrs meter, charge warning light, engine temperature and oil pressure gauges and electric fuel cut off switches.

Drive type - Sail drive

Propeller - 3 blade folding Autostream Cruising speed - 7 knots


  • Fresh water: 2 at 66 US gals each US gals (500 ltrs total) Fuel tanks: 2 at 66 US gals each (500 ltrs total)
  • Holding tanks: 2 at 14 US gal each (55 ltrs total)

Interior Layout

  • Number of double berths - 2 x full king size (Note – 3 x additional sleeping berths are available)
  • 2 x electric heads and 2 x separate showers with electric pump out
  • Interior
  • finishes - vinyl foam liner, maple wood veneer, Wilson Art laminate, and 2 pack Awlcraft paint (shade: snow white)
  • Type of flooring thoughout interior - Polyflor Polysafe Hydro (antislip and waterproof)
  • Saloon coffee/dining table - dining table can seat 8 when raised and extended; folds and lowers to form a coffee table.
  • Storage space - exceptional internal storage space including 2 x hanging lockers, 26 x cabinets and 6 x drawers and 12 x shelves. Also 4 x lockable concealed containers for valuables.
  • Nav station, including chart storage facility, and galley are up on the bridge deck
  • Interior lights are all LED including dimming facilities, reading lights, and red lights for night sailing.
  • Watermaker - 15 gal/hr (60 lts) SLCE Aquabase ESW 601 (energy- efficient pressure recovery type)
  • Reserve Katadyne 35 watermaker included
  • Hot water tank Isotherm dual spiral 40 lt ( heating from electrical energy and port engine) Cabin fans x 5


  • Raymarine chart plotters - internal E120, external E80 Depth sounder and log - Tacktick
  • Wind speed and direction - Tacktick (with micronet digital and analogue displays) Auto pilot - Raymarine S2G
  • Compass, Raymarine fluxgate and Plastimo magnetic GPS - Raymarine
  • VHF Radio only Standard Horizon CPV 350 SSB Icom 802
  • Radar Raymarine
  • Send and receive AIS Easy TRX (signals integrated into chart plotters) Radio / CD player (Polyplaner)
  • Hand held radio - Standard Horizon

Mechanical and Electrical

  • Solar panels 3 x Sanyo 210 watts (630 watts total) Generator - Stand alone Honda EU 2000 (2 kw Mastervolt integrated invertor charger 4 kw
  • Each engine has 1 x 100 amp alternator and 1 x 80 amp alternator (4 alternators total) Each alternator is controlled by a Sterling smart controller
  • House batteries 3 x 220 amp hr 2 x 80 amp hr AGM engine start batteries. The start batteries are charged via a Blue Sea automatic charge relay.
  • In an emergency the house batteries can be switched to start the engines Battery monitor is via the Mastervolt control panel
  • There are 8 x 220 volt sockets and 4 x12 volt sockets Sail drives - Lombardini


  • Front-opening Isotherm Inox air-cooled fridge/ freezer model
  • Top-opening water-cooled chiller unit can be switched to either fridge or freezer
  • 2 x stainless steel galley sinks each supplied with hot and cold fresh water as well as salt water Moulded Corrian work-surfaces and draining recess
  • Alpes Inox 4 burner stove Smeg full size oven Microwave oven
  • Full set of cutlery, plates , glasses, cups, cooking utensils, saucepans, food mixer, blender, electric whisk.


  • Fully battened main sail 800 sq ft (74sqm)
  • Furling genoa 420 sq ft (39 sq m) Harkenan roller furler Storm jib
  • Flat cut asymmetric spinnaker 807 sq ft (75 sq m) 


Southern Spars 59.5 ft (18.11 m) Bow-sprit - Southern Spars 4 ft (1.22 m)

On Deck

  • 2 x lockers forward(very large) and 3 x cockpit lockers
  • 3 x 25lbs capacity composite gas storage tanks
  • Winches
    • Powered primary winch (most sheets and halyards can be fed to this winch) Meissner 48 ST
    • 2 x Meissner 44 ST winches for main sheet control
    • 2 x Meissner 54 ST winches for genoa sheets / spinnaker sheets 9 x rope clutches
    • 10 x docking cleats 2 x Bow pulpit seats 2 x stern seats
  • Retractable Swim ladder (retracts inside sugar scoop) Dinghy - Highfield Aluminum 10 ft ultra light ( 2018) Outboard - Yamaha 25 HP (2018)
  • Twin helm seat


  • Seating for 7 persons
  • Cockpit table converts to double bed / sun lounger
  • Cockpit has LED lights including, red for night sailing, table lights, spreader light, sugar scoop lights , underwater lights
  • Cockpit has fresh water hot /cold shower and salt water shower Salt water deck wash / anchor chain wash
  • Large carbon fibre rigid bimini Cockpit enclosure awnings
  • Standing rigging, compact strand (Dyform) with PBO side stays All running rigging is Dyneema
  • Stack pack (Butterfly monogrammed) with lazy jacks


  • Primary anchor - Rocna 88lbs (40 kgs) on 300ft of Aqua 70 8 mm high test calibrated anchor (breaking load 7 tonnes) bought in 2014
  • Secondary anchor - Rocna 35 lbs (16 kgs) with chain and rope

Windlass - Muir electric 2200 with remote control, capable of lifting 1 tonne Dyneema netting Trampoline (installed 2013)

Bumpers (fenders) x 10 Fender steps x 2

Dock lines x 8 Carbon fibre davits

Hatches BSI off-shore x 12 Portlights BSI x 8

UV window covers x 5 Sea kayak with paddle Snorkle marker float

Fishing rod /reel and lures


  • A key safety feature of the boat is that she was designed to be sailed single-handed without the need to leave the cockpit. Both the fully-battened main sail and the roller-furling genoa can be deployed, lowered and reefed (single line reefing) from within the safety of the cockpit.
  • Back up auto pilot steering using a linear actuator Life raft - 6 man Prosaver (serviced 2018
  • Life vests – 4 x inflatable Marinepool 275 newton and 5 x non inflatable Safety harnesses x 1
  • Ditch bag
  • Fire extinguishers x 3
  • Automatic engine fire extinguishers x 2 Fire blanket
  • CO2 alarm
  • Automatic gas detection shut off and alarm
  • Jordan series drogue with bridle, reinforced sugar scoops and D ring / cleat for drogue attachment Hydraulic steering with hydraulic-powered autopilot
  • Reserve linear actuator powered auto pilot
  • Emergency tiller bar deployed from starboard sugar scoop 1 x manual bilge pump and 8 x electric bilge pumps
  • Mast-mounted remote operation spotlight and hand-held 1 million candle power search light Ship's barometer, clock, air temperature and humidity gauge


  • Spinnaker – cloth is good but some discoloration Port cabin port light has a cosmetic crack
  • Wind generator New bearing and circuit board Jan 2018 Replaced Doors on refrigerator Jan 2018
  • Replaced Circuit board for refrigerator Feb 2018 Replaced Maserator pump Port side Feb 2018 Replaced House Batteries 3 wet cell 220Ah April 2018

 2008 African Cat Fast Cat 445 Pictures

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