Manta 40/42 Sail Catamaran for sale


Reach Sailing

Reach is a 1998 extended Manta 40/42, Hull #39.  Her sterns were professionally lengthened to follow the hull form using a female mold, Nidacore coring, and stitched biaxial glass.  She is an owner’s version model and is a very well appointed luxury sailing catamaran that was purposefully built for private owners, and not the charter market. Her general features include 3 staterooms with two heads. The owner’s hull incorporates the master Queen berth, cedar-lined closets, multiple drawers, electric freshwater head, pantry and walk-in shower. The starboard guest hull includes two staterooms, cedar-lined closet, multiple drawers and the shared bathroom with an electric fresh water head and a separate shower. The primary berth is a queen, the other is a double. 

These boats were built with first-rate construction using a vacuum bag system. Hull, deck and bulkheads utilize a varying schedule of traxial, biaxial and unidirectional cloth applied with isophthalic and vinylester resins. Below the waterline, the hulls feature solid glass and vinylester; above the waterline and in the deck, Nida-Core polypropylene honeycomb reduces weight and increases stiffness and strength.   All deck penetrations for stanchions, hardware mounting, thruhulls, etc have had the core removed and replaced with solid glass, and aluminum backing plates glassed in.  The hull/deck joint is adhesive bonded, screwed, then fully glassed making a unibody construction with no possibility of leaking.  All bulkheads are fully glassed to the hull and deck on all sides.

Reach has been extensively up-dated and maintained. We recently finished a two-year refit and were taking off again for Central America and further long-term cruising when we found our plans changing. We had already left for the cruising, so Reach is literally ready to go because she had already left!  Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month. This Manta 40 has everything a couple or a family needs to sail the ocean blue. We know because we did it. We have sailed Reach throughout the US East Coast, Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, South America and Central America - and most points between. S/V Reach has everything necessary for safe, comfortable liveaboard cruising — from rigging and sails to electronics. Moreover, as liveaboards we maintain our vessel daily.

The salon is comfy with plenty of room to seat 6 for dinner. Or do your socializing out in the cockpit where there is enough room for all your friends to enjoy the sunset as you sip your cocktails. The well laid out nav station with ICOM710RT SSB with Pactor modem, DSC VHF with AIS, remote panels for the inverter/charger, solar, generator, and battery monitoring, and computer connection to all navigation instrument data let you stay out of the weather and still in the know!  There is a Davis Weatherstation, so you will always have a finger on the weather.  The electrical system is well organized with wires bundled, fuses labeled and pull throughs left in place.  The entertainment here includes a TV and stereo with Bose speakers inside and outside.

Saloon 1

The wraparound galley layout is beautiful and enjoys a top loading refrigerator and freezer, and of course an outdoor grill provide all you need to make delicious meals. There is loads of room for food and drink in the generous pantry designed for storing dry goods for long or short passages. Her 12 v fridge and freezer is larger than you have any right to expect, while using only 50-60Ah/day!


Cockpit has a helm seat built for the captain’s comfort. All lines lead to the helm for safe piloting under severe weather conditions. Three cockpit compartments for storing tools and supplies. Her full enclosure protects from rain.  You have complete visibility of the entire boat from the helm seat, making docking with the twin engines a breeze.

Cockpit 2

Twin Volvo MD2030 diesel engines and S120 saildrives, can power her through the water a 8 knots, a large sail area with self tacking rig means no work for the crew. Just set it and forget it! But as quick as she can be, S/V Reach is a cruising cat.

Some important upgrades and modifications to Reach (several unique):

The fuel and water tanks have been replaced and designed and mounted to never cause trouble again.

The sterns have been extended 27” following the Manta 42 lines. They were designed with a bit more volume and power than the 42, and the steps were designed to be much more useable than the 40 - one step was removed, the lower two steps lengthened, and all step heights were evened to be the same.

The main beam and wing bulkheads were doubled in thickness and fully capped with fiberglass. This is a stiff boat.

2016 new standing rigging up-sized to 7/16”. The original T-ball fittings were removed and tangs were thru-fit and welded to take standard rigging toggle and eye fittings. All chain plates were replaced. Deployable intermediate stays were added with new deployable running backstays.

2017 new running rigging. All halyards (main, spare main, jib, spinnaker) are either Dyneema or Vectran. Reef lines are spectra.

The Main and Jib are new made by Mack Sails 2016. The Doyle Code 0 on a Facnor continuous furler is from 2008, but has only been used a few times.

New mainsail and jib covers

2017 new larger and higher-performance elliptical rudders designed and professionally built by Foss Foam

2017 new 3-blade Flex-O-Fold props.

Saildrive main boot seals replaced last year, along with the prop shaft seals, and the input shaft seals. The prop shafts were sleeved.

The front and rear engine crankshaft seals were replaced on both Volvo MD2030 engines last year.

2018 new engine mounts on engines

2018 new engine start batteries

A serpentine belt kit is installed on the stbd engine with a Balmar 120A externally regulated alternator. The port alternator is a 60A and externally regulated

New shift and throttle cables, and spare cables ran in place for quick connection/swap

30 gal/hr CruiseRO watermaker with 2 new (uninstalled) membranes

2017 new Garhaur adjustable rigid boom vang with dyneema control line

2017 new 300’ Maggi G4 high test chain.

Current NMEA 2000 integrated electronics including Simrad autopilot and control head, (3) B&G Triton multifunction instrument displays, Furuno chart plotter and 4kW radar, multiple GPS’s, Maretron ultrasonic wind, and depth and speed. 

2018 new OGM LED tricolor/anchor/strobe nav lights

2018 new Raritan Elegance fresh water electric heads with Smartflush controls in both heads. Both are also plumbed to use salt water if wanted.

2018 new freezer evaporator plate

Recent full upholstery with Ultra Leather Brisa

New 2018 generator electrical head

New 2019 440Ah House battery bank of 6V deep cycle batteries

The bottom was soda-blasted and epoxy barrier coated.  There are 4 gallons of bottom paint ready to be freshly applied when sold.

Now other than all of that new or improved stuff, Reach also has:

2015 AB aluminum 10’6” RIB with Tohatsu 18hp outboard.

5.5kW NextGen generator with 800hrs on original engine and 0hr on new electrical head (2018).

(2) 16,000 BTU air conditioners.

3,000kW Victron inverter/charger (120A charger)

700 watts solar with separate MPPT controllers and a spare controller (which is large enough to add another 400W of panels).

(2) spare Volvo folding props with line cutters.

(2) LED TV’s. Both accept direct plug in of hard drives for movies.

55lb Rocna primary anchor and a spare aluminum Fortress anchor sized as primary. 

ICOM 710 SSB with remote head, ICOM 130 tuner, 28’ Whip antenna, and Pactor 3 modem.

Second SSG 235 tuner with long wire antenna. This was connected to a Kenwood HAM radio, but that radio is not working. All connections exist in place for plug and play with a new HAM radio.

StrikeShield lightning protection system.

Standard Horizon 2150 VHF radio with AIS receive and a remote cockpit mic. Spare VHF antenna.

360 gal/hr fuel polishing system with huge Racor 1000 filter and Reverso gear pump.

Reverso oil change pumps integrated on all 3 engines for easy and clean oil changes.

Full Corian surfaces throughout with integral sinks.

OceanAir integral hatch shades/screens on hatches.

Nidacore and fiberglass hard top with built-in rain catchment, full cockpit enclosure, and full cockpit sun shades.

Many spare cruising parts for engines, saildrives, watermaker, plumbing, freezer compressor controller, solar controller, etc.

And much more stuff and spares that makes for a well equipped and comfortable cruising boat.   For more photos, click here.


Builder: Manta Enterprises

Year: 1998

Designer Manta Enterprises

Construction: Sandwich cored fiberglass

Flag: USA

Length Overall: 42 ft 0 in (12.8 m.)

LWL: 39’ 10 in (12.2 m.)

Beam: 21’0" (6.4 m.); 53% LOA

Bridgedeck clearance: 2’; 5% LOA (min)

Draft: 3’8" (1.12 m.)

Displacement: 16500 lbs. (7500 kgs.)

Dry Weight : 13,500 lbs. (6120 kgs.)

Mast Height: 59’6" (18.2 m.)

Sail area: 883 ft² (82 m² )

Sail Inventory: Fully battened main sail with three reef points

Self-tacking, fully battened jib with Camber Spar

Code 0 on a continuous line furler

Engines: 2 x 29 hp Volvo MD 2030 with 2x Volvo 120S saildrives

Engine Hours: 3100

Propellers: Flex-O-Fold 3 blade folding propellers, spare Volvo 3 blade folding props

Interior Headroom: 6’4" (1.93 m.)

Cabins: 3

Heads: 2 with showers

Holding: 2 - 20 gallon holding tank. (151 ltr.)

Fuel: 120 gal. (473 ltr. ) in one aluminum tank

Water: 100 gal. (378 ltr.) in one aluminum tank



Port side is the Owner’s cabin with a queen bed

Owner's private head complete with huge master shower

Starboard quarters feature a rear private cabin with queen bed and television

Guest head with separate shower

Forward cabin with double bed


L-Shaped settee upholstered in Ultraleather Brisa.

(2) upholstered ottomans with storage.

Hi-Lo adjustable height Corian top table

Large storage locker under TV cabinet.

Entertainment center with stereo and television.

Digital TV antenna mounted on arch.

(2) overhead hatches with OceanAir integral shade/screens.

Large fixed wrap around windshield for good visibility and a bright interior.

LED overhead lights and courtesy lights.

Sliding screen door between cockpit and salon.

Bomar water-tight salon entry door.

New cabin fans

(2) 16,000BTU Central air conditioners


Adler Barbour 12vdc refrigerator system with very large and heavily insulated top-loading separate refrigerator and freezer and digital controls

3-burner propane stove with oven.

Microwave oven.

Corian counter tops with integral double sinks.

Fresh water foot pump.

Pressurized hot and cold water.

Under-sink drinking water filter system and faucet.

Exhaust blower hood above stove with LED stove light and variable speed blower control.

External propane locker with remote control solenoid at stove.


Large chart table with flat chart storage

Custom 120vac and 12vdc electrical system control panels with LED displays.

Icom 710RT SSB radio with Pactor modem

Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF radio with AIS and remote cockpit microphone

Battery monitor

Victron GX panel inverter controller

(2) Bluesky solar controllers with remote display, plus spare third controller for additional panels

Generator remote start

Fuel and water gauges


Furuno Navnet 3D chartplotter with DRS4D 24" digital radar.  Plotter loaded with CMAP charts for entire Caribbean, Caribe South America, and both coasts of all of Central America.  Includes Explorer Charts for Bahamas.

Simrad AC42/AP24/RC42 autopilot

(3) B&G Triton multifunction displays (one is a Triton2)

Fully integrated NMEA2000 system with USB output for computer

Maretron WSO100 ultrasonic wind instrument

Maretron GPS200 GPS

NMEA2000 Depth and Speed transducers

OGM LED tricolor/anchor/strobe light at masthead

Deck level running lights

Masthead steaming light with integrated deck light.


Handheld VHF

Weems and Plath barometer and clock


NextGen 5.5 kw diesel generator with controls at Nav station – 1200hrs on engine, generator head is brand new.

(2) 120vac 30amp inlets.

(2) 120vac 30amp shore power cords.

50A to (2) 30A pigtail

(6) Solar panels totaling 700W.

(4) 220 Ah 6V house batteries (NEW 2019).

(2) Bluesky solar panel controllers. Third controller for additional panels

(2) Engine start batteries ((NEW 2018).

(1) 60amp alternator with external Balmar 3 stage regulator.

(1) 120amp alternator on a serpentine belt with external Balmar 3 stage regulator.

Victron Energy Multiplus 3000 watt inverter/charger

90 amp secondary battery charger.

Custom Paneltronics electrical distribution panel for both AC and DC.

Galvanic isolator.


Maxwell HRC-10 electric anchor windlass with warping drum and remote control with FOB.

Deck mounted up and down foot control switches for the windlass.

Wired remote for windlass

55lb Rocna anchor

300' 5/16" G43 Maggi chain - NEW 2018

Spare Fortress FX37 anchor with 35' stainless chain and 200' nylon brait rode.


Full cockpit enclosure and opening dodger

Cockpit upholstery

Heavy duty aluminum arch and bimini top frame with integral dinghy davits.

Hard top on arch/bimini

Salon exterior window covers.

Swivel captain’s chair.

Overhead hatch above helm.

Cockpit sun shades.

Full boat sun shades.

Cockpit table.

(4)Storage boxes aft of seat in cockpit.

Magma propane grill

Sea and fresh water anchor wash-down on fore deck.

Fresh water hot and cold shower at starboard transom steps.


Standing rigging upsized to 7/16", T-balls removed and tangs welded in place, all chain plates replaced. NEW 2016.

Full batten Mack main with three reefs (NEW 2016).

Fully battened Mack Camber spar jib with sail cover (NEW 2016).

Custom Stack Pak (NEW 2016).

Sail covers (NEW 2016).

Doyle UPS Code 0 on a Facnor continuous line furler.

All lines are led aft to the Cockpit.

Harken 42 2-speed electric self-tailing winch handles all lines.

Garhauer Adjustable boom vang and support.

Dutchman boom break.

Harken 42 2-speed spinnaker sheet winch.

Tides StrongTrack system.


(2) Volvo Penta 29 hp MD2030 fresh-water-cooled diesel engines with Volvo sail drives.

(2) Flex-O-Fold 3-blade folding props NEW 2017.  

(2) Volvo 3-blade folding props with line cutters as spares

Stainless steel exhaust elbows on both engines and generator.

Reverso 12vdc oil change pump on each engine.

Approximately 3100 hours.


Seaward 11 gal stainless steel water heater

CruiseRO 30gph watermaker with new (uninstalled) RO membranes and spares

Pressurized fresh hot and cold water system.

Washing machine.

(2) 20 Gallon plastic black water tanks.

(2) Jabsco macerator discharge pumps.

(2) Automatic bilge pumps.

(2) Whale Gusher manual bilge pumps.

All non-corrosive Marelon thru-hulls and valves.


Bottom was soda blasted and epoxy barrier coated

4 gallons of bottom paint are on the boat ready to be applied for new owner


2015 AB Alumina 10.5' Hypalon RIB dinghy

2015 Tohatsu 18hp 2-stroke outboard engine.



(2) Automatic bilge pumps.

(2) Manual bilge pumps.

Strike Shield lightning protection system.

Emergency tiller.

Fire Extinguishers.

Flare Kit.

Life Jackets and throw ring.

Bosun’s chair.

Safety harnesses and lanyards.

Dinghy anchor and rode.

© M&M 2019