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2005 Maine Cat Catamaran

Deltaville, Virginia


Over the years, we've loved Maine Cat 41's for their open bridgedeck with hard top and full enclosure for great ventilation, excellent visibility and the ability to close it all up for weather.

McElbeau was built by Maine Cat and Dick Vermeulen. She's been actively sailed from New England to Florida and to the Bahamas. She's well maintained with many recent upgrades.

MC 41's exhibit a good turn of speed and generally outsail the basic charter cats we've become accustomed to.

She's got twin diesel Yanmar engines, Autopilot, Color GPS chartplotter, radar, AIS and VHF radios (2) with RAM Mic. She has a bowsprit to run her Screecher Sail and the Spinnaker. She has BRAND NEW Fully battened Mainsail (9/22) and Stackpack (9/22) with Lazy Jacks. Flexofold Props, Great ground tackle, excellent power system including large solar panel array and large Firefly battery bank, electric windlass and she's even got an electric winch, for easy and short handed sailing.

She points high when going to windward with her twin daggerboards down and flies on a broad reach with boards up.

Her interior accommodations are excellent with the starboard hull as owner's suite with massive owners berth, and port hull has a well equipped galley with an equally large VIP berth. She has two marine heads with owners side walk in shower compartment plus crew berth.

If you are looking for a well equipped, well cared for and easy to sail shallow draft vessel with a good turn of speed that will be perfect for warm weather sailing and can handle the cooler northern waters once the salon is buttoned up with her almost new Strataglass enclosure, you owe it to yourself to check out our 2005 Maine Cat 41.

She's in Deltaville Virginia and can be seen by appointment. Don't let this one get away. Call now!


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Windswept Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: McElbeau
Make: Maine Cat
Model: Catamaran
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Maine Cat
Designer: Dick Vermeulen
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: MCP41005J404
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 41 ft / 12.50 m
Length Overall: 41 ft / 12.50 m
Beam: 23 ft / 7.01 m
Max Draft: 7 ft / 2.13 m
Min Draft: 2.5 ft
Displacement: 19,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft / 19.20 m
Dry Weight: 12,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 2500
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3YM30
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Folding
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 2500
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 58hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 92 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Sail
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Catamaran


The Maine Cat 41 sports a large bridgedeck and open cockpit. This is the center of action on the MC 41.

Generous seating aft to port and starboard, and dinette table forward which converts to a queen berth for alfresco sleeping under the screened in salon, or within the confines of the isinglass full enclosure. Two "mate" seats, one to port and the other to starboard and large centrally located helm with large double seat and full controls/instrumentation.

Yachts twice this size cannot boast a cockpit and entertainment area of this size. Well appointed with overhead lights on dimmer switch and courtesy lights at the foot well throughout the cockpit.

To port is a well appointed galley with propane oven and stove, refrigerator and huge freezer. Outboard is a double sink with H/C pressure water. Tremendous storage throughout. Microwave oven included.

Forward is a large queen size berth, full head with shower forward and additional private cabin with large single berth forward.

Starboard hull is the owner's suite and has large head (with Raritan Elegance Electric Toilet system) aft with walk-in separate shower fully aft. Amidships is seating area, cabinet storage with large queen size owner's berth. Forward is Navigation area/desk with wood shelving. Fully forward is a private large, single berth which converts to an aft facing seat.

Total sleeping accommodations for 8. The Maine Cat 41 is the only production-built cruising catamaran in the world that provides outstanding sailing and motoring performance, huge payload capacity (7200 pounds) and a unique open bridgedeck design that transforms the entire bridgedeck area into a protected pilothouse. The unique open bridgedeck design is simply a better solution than the typical "floating condo" cat bridegdeck cabin arrangement, and provides superior visibility from the helm with exceptional ventilation throughout the main salon platform. Headroom throughout; 6'8" minimum. 


Twin Yanmar 3YM30 29 HP Fresh Water cooled engines with approximately 2500 engine hours.

(2) Sail Drive propulsion units: Starboard saildrive replaced with SD 25 in 4/15

Saildrive O Rings replaced 5/22

(2) Flexofold folding props

Control panels w/ tach and audible, visible alarms

Tankage Fuel: 92 USG

Water: 120 USG

Holding Tanks: 2

(2) Engine Alternators

4 solar panels (2) Grape Solar GS Star 180 wattpanels each 720 total hrs. (New 8/17)

(2) Victron Solar Panel controllers. One each side. Blue tooth enabled

Two 8 gallon hot water heaters/one each hull.

110 V AC shore power with two 110V outlets.

Tank Tender

Mastervolt inverter

Mastervolt 12/50-3 Chargemaster Plus automatic battery charger (New 5/22)

Westach Oil & Temp guages (New 4/22)

(6) Firefly Oasis MCF G31 Carbon Foam Batteries (New 7/20)

Prosafe 50 amp galvanic isolater (New 4/22)

50 amp breaker and 50ft 50 amp power cord installed (New 7/19)


Salt water washdown pump.
(4) Electric Bilge Pumps
(2) Webasto FCF Platinum 12K BTU Marine Air Conditioning units with reverse cycle (New 7/19)
Electronics GPS Garmin Map 5212 Chartplotter and Radar
Frigoboat Refrigerator & Freezer (New Evaporator Plate 4/22)


Garmin 3010C Color Display Chartplotter and radar

Garmin GMR40 Radar dome

Wind and Depth Instruments New 2016

Standard Horizon Matrix GX 2150 VHF Radio with AIS receiver

ICom IC M05 VHF Radio

Garmin Autopilot head control (New CCU Reactor & ECU Controller 2022) with Linear Drive Hydraulic autopilot RAM


Galley Down Port side. Tappan Microwave oven Propane (LPG) Broadwater Marine oven and 4 burner stove. Frigoboat holding plate front loading refrigerator & custom top loading freezer with keel coolers.

Exceptional counter space and storage capacity.

Custom Additional Galley shelf

Stainless steel sink outboard port hull (New hardware 2/22) with H/C domestic water.

Heads (2)

(2) Marine Heads Replaced with Electric Flush Raritan Elegance with both fresh water or salt water flush (NEW 3/14)Starboard aft owner's head:

2 Holding tanks

Sink with Hot/Cold Pressure water outboard Raritan Electric Elegance Head Inboard with choice of salt water or fresh water flush

Holding tank Separate full enclosure walk in shower Port head forward; Hot cold pressure water sink, integrated shower and holding tank Raritan Electric Elegance Head Inboard with choice of salt water or fresh water flush Holding tank

Sails and Rig

Sails and Rig- Safe and simple single handed operation and optimum sailing efficiency.

Modest sail plan coupled with the huge form stability of the 23 foot beam allows safe sailing in higher wind speeds before shortening of sail is required. Very Good Condition.

Mainsail brand new 9/22 never sailed. Full batten, Evolution/Ullman hi performancedacron

Self Tacking 100% Jib on Schaefer 3100 roller furler. Very Good Condition.

Screacher on Harken Reflex continuous line furler (New in 2021)

Carbon Fiber custom reinforced retractable bowsprit

Code Zero Harken continuous line furler

Asymmetrical Spinnaker (never flown) with sock in Very Good Condition.

New mainsheet (5/19), New jibsheet (6/22)

Added Toggle to both lower main shrouds (New 4/16)

(3)Lewmar 50 Self tailing winches

(1) Electric Lewmar 50 Self tailing Winch Hull and Deck Hardtop with full Markalon & Strataglass enclosure (NEW 1/21) and opening overhead ports for ventilation


Hull and Deck

Trampolines forward with catwalk on centerline for secure footing when working at the bow. Very practical, safe handgrabs around perimeter of hard top. \

Tramps replaced June 2019

Viewing seats on each bow (installed 2/22)

Strataglass enclosure (NEW 1/21) and opening overhead ports for ventilation

Texteline shade covers for strataglass New 2021

Cockpit cushions. 50' AC power

Stainless steel barbeque

Antenna guards

Strikeshield lightning Protection System

Four oversized Lewmar 50's and a fifth Electric Winch.

Stainless stern rail Stainless steel lifeline system

Stern Cockpit shower

66lb Manson Supreme anchor with 5/16" High test chain and Nylon Rode
Max anchor with chain and Nylon rode
Fortresss FX 125 Storm anchor with rode

Lewmar electric windlass

Fiorintono Sea Drogue s Doc1

Marine fire extinguishers

Davis windex 15

Stern 2 step swim ladder

Twin Daggerboards

Reinforced stern deck platform for dinghy storage 6/16

Vented locker for Propane/LPG tank

Bottom Painted 6/21 with Seahawk Talon Paint


Owners personal gear, tools and effects do not convey in this sale.

Dinghy and outboard are not included



The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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