Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Manta

I know you have been thinking that we were just joking about buying a catamaran....but we're in Kemah, Texas now aboard a Manta 40.   We've met with the current owner during the day today and are getting acquainted with the boat.

So far, it's very nice.  The repairs that we were waiting on all this time were done very nicely.

Here it is - the soon-to-be renamed Manta 40.   Nothing exciting on this post - just lots of boat photos!

The cockpit fiberglass/gelcoat repair is amazingly well done!

We will be very comfy cruising around in this boat!

The galley - lots of storage!

The saloon area is very roomy.

Love the cavernous chest refrigerator and freezer!

Digital controls - we just turned them on so they're not quite cooled down yet.

Walking towards the starboard (right) side.

The "guest" hull - forward is the head (bathroom) and shower .  In the most forward area is a berth with a single bunk - and mostly storage for  spare parts!

Also in this forward area is the washer/dryer.  I know this doesn't sound exciting, but it's pretty uncommon to have one on a sailboat!  It washes the clothes and then dries them in the same tub.

The boat has practically new engines (30 horsepower Volvo diesels).   Due to a manufacturer's recall, we'll be getting brand new engines at some point in the next year or so!

There's also a water-maker - so we'll be able to make fresh water from sea water!

The aft area on the guest hull has a very nice double berth.

And very nice storage!

The electronics and electrical panel are very nicely done.

Going over to the "owners hull"....again, great storage areas.

Here is our berth.

And very nice storage on this side also.

And the entire forward area is the owner's head and separate shower.

That's all for now - going sailing with the owner tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that the boat is everything you were hoping for so far & that sailing goes well tomorrow! Looks like it was worth the wait.