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Robert Underwood Multihulls

Wick Road Business Park
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom

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1991 Prout Catamarans Manta 38 SA

£95,000 (Listed price: US$144,220)


  • Boat Summary
  • Full Details

Price just reduced (July 2014)


  • L.O.A: 11.65 m
  • Beam: 5.6 m  
  • Draft: 1.1 m
  • Displacement: 8 tons 
  • Mast Height: 15 m 
  • Engine YANMAR 30 HP (2001) (major overhaul February 2008)
  • Engine Hours: 1200 hrs. 
  • Staterooms: 2 aft double cabins and 1 fwd cabin with 2 large berths (2.2 m)
  • Heads: 1
  • Fuel Capacity: 320 l in S/S fuel tanks under cockpit floor
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 2 x 500 litre keel tanks

Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Hull Shape CatamaranBeam 18 ft 
Max Draft 3 ft 6 inDraft Board/Drive Up 3 ft 5 in 
Dry Weight 17637 lbEngine Make YANMAR 
Engine Model 30 HPLength Overall 38 ft 2 in 
Number of Berths 5Number of Engines 1 
For Sale by

Wick Road Business Park
Burnham on Crouch
United Kingdom

Specification and details

Further info:

  • Custom build in Harrysmith, South Africa by Peter Scofield in 1991
  • First owner Michael Marshall sailed with his wife and 2 young children a maiden trip from Durban to Madagascar
  • Sailed via the Cape and Saint Helen to South America and stayed in the Caraïbs for about 6 months
  • Crossed the Atlantic to Plymouth U.K. then continued to Antwerp, Belgium via the river Sceldt
  • In September 1992 the current owner bought her and sailed the 1993 summer season in Belgium and Holland, single-handed for one week through the canals and locks of Zeeland to get the catamaran perfectly under control
  • In September 1994 sailed with a crew of inexperienced “river sailors” to Bodrum, Turkey, building up confidence in the catamaran – distance 3200 Nm in 24 days
  • Chartering by Crusader Yachting from 1995 till 2000 allowing further improvements like new white sails, bimini, solar panels, davits, etc
  • After retiring from aviation end of 1999, the owner moved the boat to the quiet and wonderful bay of Fethiye, Turkey
  • They remained for 3 years in Gocek and for 9 years in Ece Saray Marina, Fethiye, Turkey
  • Her hull and deck were professionaly restored and repainted with INTERNATIONAL PERFECTION in 2011



Interior has full headroom throughout the entire boat. Ventilation consists of 6 opening ports, 9 opening hatches and 4 electric fans.(new 2009)
All ports and hatches including entry door have fly screens.
The floors are teak and Holly on the bridge deck and each stateroom
The interiors are in African teak.
The bridge deck has a large “U” dinette for 8 persons
Led lighting 2009 further 2011
Separate, large navigation area in port hull
Starboard hull

Forward:  1 cabin with 2 large berths

Aft:  1 double stateroom  with 2 large shelves  and 2 cupboards, amidships is a galley with 4 burner stove (new 2005), triple sinks with draining board, eye level oven and grill, a 12 V freezer/refrigerator. Large (deep) freezer box with 12 V  freezer plate and engine driven compressor (new 09/2011)

Port hull

Aft:  1 double stateroom, midships is a wet cupboard and a large navigation table with book case, shelves

Fwd: large bathroom with shower, sink and head. Hot water from a  45 l boiler on the engine cooling circuit. Holding tank and head circuits new 2006.


Full SS/sunbrella bimini (2007)/new suncover 5mx6m (sept 2013)
Padded helm seat (new 2009) / table with 1 folding leave and 4 cockpit cushions
External shower


Helm station
Standard Yanmar control panel
Manual engine  shut off handle
Temp/oil pressure/charge monitor and warning
Autohelm 7000 autopilot with multi repeater, depth sounder, compass, log, wind, A/P deviation indicator.
Hydraulic steering. Silette Sonic drive can move 35° left and right.(major overhaul 2008)
Cockpit electrical windlass control
AM/FM/ CD/USB/mp3 player with interior(6) and exterior speakers(2) (MEDION 2013)
Build-in LCD 22 inch TV with decoder for satellite disk (2011)

Communication and navigation

Furuno  SSB  with backstay antenna
Furuno radar
Humidity and temperature gauges
Weams and Plaugh clock
Tri-color mast head and deck level lights
Deck flood light, mast sail light, anchor light


Yanmar 30 HP Diesel engine (4/2000) (1336 hrs 10/2013)
high trust bearing Sonic sail dr


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.

Custom Contact Information

Please contact Ed Underwood on 01621 78 41 99 or