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2003 Catana 521

EUR 495,000 (Listed price: US$668,151)

Gold Coast,Australia

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There is no catch - this is the best priced Catana 521 owner’s version on the market today.
The team at Multihull Solutions know the boat quite well as we attended the hand over in 2003 to the first owners at the yard.  The first owners were a couple from the UK who mainly sailed in the Med and Caribbean.

The current owners bought her in 2009 in Trinidad and went through a major refit including sails, running rigging, batteries and charger, some electronics and teak cockpit and floors.  In 2010 Charade had Coppercoat antifouling.  In 2012 the standing rigging and the through hulls were upgraded.

Charade has been very well maintained throughout this time to ensure safe cruising for the family with their three kids. They now have to go to school back in France... hence the reason Charade is offered for sale.

This Catana 521 is hull #10. Catana made about 20 of these models in total.  This Catana 521 is somewhere in between the 521 and 522 series: a 521 with the good options of the 522 without the fuss. Charade is an excellent, seaworthy model ready for serious blue water cruising in an unrivalled smooth motion and speed. The Catana 521 is easy to single hand with all maneuvering lines within the safety of the cockpit on an electrical winch.

Some features include: the popular U shape saloon where you can lie down for your watch. Galley up and aft to ensure ease of entertaining through the large opening doors to the cockpit.  Charade has a comfortable owner's cabin with ensuite on the starboard side, and 2 guest cabins on the port side (one queen convertible into 2 single) with a very nice bathroom to share. There is another 4th double cabin on starboard with access through the deck ideal for skipper, added guests or kids.

The hulls on the Catana 521 are reinforced with Twaron (kevlar-like), she also features carbon fibre mast, daggerboards for upwind performance, dinghy but also water maker, gen set, air con... you have it all!  All the spares for blue water crossings are on board incl. filters, electronic boards, pumps etc.. 

This is a safe buy as these boats retain their value throughout time. Probably one of our best listings at the moment.  The owners of Charade have deliberately chosen to position themselves very aggressively to trigger some interest from the international and local market and get her sold quickly.

Call us to book a visit on our permanent out of water boat show, at our Gold Coast Sales Centre.

Please do not hesitate to contact the team at Multihull Solutions for the complete inventory, or should you have any questions at all.

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Composite 
Hull Shape CatamaranBeam 28 ft 2 in 
Max Draft 8 ft 5 inDraft Board/Drive Up 4 ft 2 in 
Engine Make VolvoEngine Model TAMD22 
Fuel Capacity 132 galLength Overall 51 ft 8 in 
Number of Heads 4Holding Tank Size 17.96 gal 
Water Capacity 400 galNumber of Berths 4 
Number of Engines 2    
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Charade - Catana 521 Inventory



Launch date : 2003

Version :Familly : Owner with 3-cabin + 1 skipper

Designer : Christophe Barreau

Length overall : 52 ‘ – 15,80 m

Draft : 1,35 – 2,60 m lifting daggerboards

Overall width : 8,60 m

Construction : Vacuum bagged sandwich throughout. Twaron Impact Process (aramid fibre same as kevlar) Carbon fibre reinforced bulkheads

Displacement empty : 17 000 kg




Fuel capacity :1 000 L (2 x 500 L)

Water capacity : 800 L (2 x 400 L)

Holding tanks : 2 x 68 L

Engines : 2 x 78cv Volvo TAMD22 (3 100 h)

Mast : Carbon fibre mast Alucarbon

Shroud and stay : changed 2009 – 2012

Furler : Facnor (2009)

Mainsail :Fully batten Dacron 102m² (2009)

1st Headsail :Genoa Dacron Hydranet – 70 m² Triradial cut, UV protection (2009)

2nd Headsail : Solent Dacron Hydranet – 40 m² (2009)

Gennaker : 112 m² with continuous line furling system (2009)

Spinnaker : Symetrical 180 m² with sock

Electrical system : 24V / 220V

House batteries : 6 service gel batteries 200 amps 12V (connection series to obtain 24V) (2009)

Solar panels : 4 x 75 watts



Top of the line deck fittings :

  • All Harken self-tailing winches
    • 1 x electric 56 winch for the mainsail halyard and reefing lines
    • 2 x electric 56 winches for the genoa
    • 2 x 48 winches to raise the daggerboards and roller furling
    • 2 x mainsail sheets 48 winches
    • 2 x spinnaker sheets 48 winches
    • 1 x 48 winch on mast for head sails halyards

Complete gear with Harken ballbearing blocks.



  • Large sliding French window in metacrylate and aluminium with mosquito sdreen for communication with the saloon
  • Teak cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions in white leatherette with closed cell foam
  • Bimini hardtop made of sandwich : waterproof & multifunctional
  • Translucid windscreen for the bimini (easily removable, 2013)
  • Canvas removable cockpit enclosures
  • Built-in cockpit lighting in bimini
  • 3 x large storage lockers and 1 in cockpit seat



  • 2 x raised steering stations with panoramic view
  • 2 x steering seats with cushions
  • 2 x magnetic compasses with correction and protection covers
  • 2 x cover steering wheels
  • Whitlock mechanical transmission system
  • 2 x balanced spade rudders mounted with self-aligning bushers
  • Emergency tiller
  • Engine operating lever on both sides



  • Windlass Lewmar Ocean 3 1
  • Main anchor DELTA with 100 m chain
  • 2nd anchor FORTRESS



  • U-shaped galley on port with large kitchen countertop
  • Numerous lockers, rubbish bin
  • Totally silent and very efficient FRIGOBOAT refrigeration system –refrigerator of 200 L, electronic control
  • Freezer FRIGOBOAT of 100 L, electronic control
  • 3 x burners 100 % stainless steel stove with oven « FORCE 10 »



  • Owner cabin in starboard hull
  • 2 x double berths cabinin port hul


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.