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1999 Manta 40

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


Just arrived in Ft Lauderdale  and ready to show. 

Setup for totally independent voyaging. Current owners say they never used the generator for months while cruising Florida and The Bahamas! The 2200 Watts of solar power and the 1200ah of Lithium batteries allow owners to leave on the Internet 24/7, run the watermaker, the hot water heater, the AC's for a few hrs at night, etc!  Owners say they used all the power they wanted and never got below 40% battery capacity! Thats amazing.

Massively upgraded with:

New solar panels

New Watermaker

2-New AC units

New Sailor 600 Viasat Full High Speed SAT Internet

New fully enclosed cockpit enclosure

New cushions

New Maxwell anchor windless

Bluewater cruiser with significant NEW equipment. Previous owners equipped the Manta 40 for a Round-The-World adventure. Current owner purchased and has been living and cruising onboard, and running his businesses from the boat while in the Islands!. Note - the boat has never experienced storm damage.

The previous owners invested in  "improvements"  were so that the boat would need minimal repairs during the adventure. 

New owners invested in technology upgrades, etc.


Here is a "short list" of upgrades:

* New Volvo D1-30F diesel engines (2) w/ under 100 hrs

* New 130s-C Sail Drives (2) w/ under 100 hrs

* New Fold-A-Prop 3-blade folding propellers (2) w/ under 100 hrs

* New adaptable fuel system

* New generator w/ under 200 hrs

* New Raymarine E-127 Navigation electronics including (3) monitors, Autopilot,

* New WX220 solid state weather instrument

* New sails

* New Stack Pack

* New Spinnaker

* New adjustable Boom Vang

* New rigging

* New sheets

* New fuel tank

* New Velair AC 's - Salon16K and 12K for staterooms 

* New Bimini

* New Dodger

* New ice maker

* New Washer/Dryer

* New Watermaker

* Additional Solar panels

New Rocna 25 anchor

Basic Boat Info

Make: Manta
Model: 40
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: MJJ40150C999
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40 ft
Waterline Length: 39 ft
Beam: 21 ft
Max Draft: 3 ft
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D1-30F
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Hours: 200
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: D1-30F
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 29hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze, Folding
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Hours: 200
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 58hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 135 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 95 gal
Holding Tank Count: 2
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


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


John Hehn
Love That Yacht
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.

Boat Highlights

This catamaran for sale is totally self-sufficient, Bluewater cruise ready with all the options including:

Twin Volvo D1-30F diesel engines, new 130S-C sail drives and Fold-A-Prop 3 blade folding propellers. All with less than 200 hours.

Generator with 200 hours on it,

New Velair AC units: Salon - 16K and Staterooms 12K BTU units

Cruise Water Maker,

Upgraded Washer/Dryer,

2200w Solar Power 

Sailor 600 Viasat Full High Speed SAT Internet

Ray Marine E-127, (3) monitors, auto pilot and WX220 Airmar solid state weather instrument

New Sails, rigging, asymmetric furling spinnaker, sheet lines

Canvas privacy window covers

Self tending Jib


New Rocna 25 Anchor

Sails and Rigging

The Manta 40 incorporates powerful, easy to handle rig with self-tacking CamberSpar jib, fully battened main with two reef points and single line reefing, boom brake and all lines running aft to the Helm make her a dream for single-handed sailing.

• Adjustable boom vang for better sail shape control. All running lines lead back to Helm.

* Previous owner purchased NEW set of sails but never used the sails. Current owner lightly used the sails for about 12 months  - so sails are in Like New Condition!.

• Fully battened main sail by North with dual reef points and stack pack.

• 1.5oz Asymmetrical furling spinnaker with full control lines and Aramid luff line.

• Fully battened CamberSpar self tacking jib with downhaul lead to Cockpit and sail cover.

• All running rigging leads aft through Harken deck organizer and independent line clutches to Helm Station for easy single-handing.

• Harken 6-line clutch system.

• Harken 44 2-speed electric self-tailing primary winch at Helm.

• (2) Winch motor controls.

• Harken 44 2 speed manual self-tailing winch center aft Cockpit for spinnaker sheets.

• (2) Manual winch handles.

• Spare Harken manual mast winch.

• Harken 6-sheave line organizer.

• Running back stays port and starboard.

• Dutchman boom brake.

• All running lines replaced 2015.

• Rigged spare main halyard.

• Full set spare lines starboard forward locker. Adjustable boom vang.


• Ubiquity external Wi-Fi radio receiver with up to 5 mile range and Ubiquity Pico station Wi-Fi re-broadcaster makes whole boat a Wi-Fi hot spot for multiple internet connected devices.

• Motorola / Iridium satellite phone system with external arch mounted antenna

The Nav Station is port side forward.

• Chart table.

• Communications suite.

*New Sailor 600 Viasat internet SAT High Speed Internet setup

• Garmin GPSMAP 478.

• Charging system controls.

• AIS receiver,

• Additional built-in storage.

• Raymarine E127 network MFD on custom “Ram” mount.

• Raymarine type-2 electric Ram Drive Auto Pilot (Wind, Course, Waypoint).

• Raymarine (3) I70 Instrument Displays - Wind / Depth / Pilot / GPS - NEW Masthead Unit.

• Airmar Hull Speed, Water Depth and Temperature (Starboard Side Transducer).

• Raymarine depth Sounder (Port Side Transducer).

• Ritchie Magnetic Compass.

• Raymarine digital radar. • (2) Standard Horizon VHF Ram Mike with full controls for volume squelch.

• Raymarine Arch-mounted Raydome Array - NEW 2016.

• Raymarine AIS Transceiver.

• Independent VHF Radio Antenna.

• Standard Horizon VHF Radio Base Station mounted at Chart Table with masthead antenna and remote RAM mike at Helm. •

Si-Tex SSB Receiver Tuner independent masthead antenna (backup to Ubiquity Wi-Fi System).

• Xantrex Link 1000 Charging System Controller and Trace C40 Solar Charging System Controller.

• Maptech and Garmin Charting Software installed on ship’s computer including complete chart sets (compatible with both chart plotters) covering complete U.S. East Coast, Bahamas and Caribbean south to Venezuela.

• Explorer chart books for all of the Bahamas.

• Maptech chart books for Florida & Caribbean.

• Charting tool kit.

• Ship’s computer suite (Toshiba XP Pro Laptop, Proview External Monitor, Printer/Scanner.

• Independent XM Radio Receiver at Nav Station re-broadcasting through Stereo.

• Dockside cable input and Glomex TV antenna.

• Submersible Rechargeable Hand-held VHF Radio.

• Xaxer Weatherfax 2000 USB integrated to SSB receiver and ship’s computer through USB hub.

• Motorola Iridium Satellite Phone with integrated mount for continuous charging, external independent antenna on Cockpit arch, hands-free remote mike at Chart Table and email interface software integrated to ship’s computer through USB hub.


* 5.5 kW Next Generation diesel generator with automatic charging and high capacity inverter allows for complete power independence for extended periods at anchor. 120v diesel generator (New 2017, Under 200 hrs hours).

* 1200 amp hours Victron batteries 

• 2200W+ Solar w/ Victron controllers

• (2) 105 amp, Volvo high output alternators.

• “Zinc Saver” galvanic isolation system.

* 2 Multiplus 3000 Watt inverter chargers

* Cruise RO watermaker w/ 2-membranes: 30 gph

• Integrated 12v DC / 110v AC electrical system with outlets throughout.

• Redundant 12v DC electrical system with multiple charging options.

• 12v DC Fluorescent and LED lighting throughout with 12v DC LED dual (white/red) Helm lighting.

• Well marked 12v / 110v breaker panel at chart table with spare breakers, 110v input control (shore power / generator) and integrated line voltage displays.

• (2) 50’ 30 amp Shore power cables with 50 amp “Y” adapter - bundled in custom Sunbrella cover with cable TV and telephone cables.

• 12v DC Fans in all Cabins, Heads and Galley.

• Spectra 16gph Water Maker located in mechanical space starboard forward cabin for easy service (NEW Clark pressure pump 2008 and spare membrane)(will need restarting).

• (2) Jabsco Quiet Flush electric toilets.

• (2) 20 gallon Polyethylene holding tanks -(1) for each head - located port and starboard with independent “Y” valves and macerators.

• (2) TankWatch III holding tank level monitoring systems - (1) for each head.

New fully baffled aluminum 95 gallon water tank located under starboard aft cockpit bench (will not wake up your guests) with remote gauge at Nav Station and independent deck fill fitting.

New fully baffled 135 gallon diesel fuel tank.

• (2) Independent shower sump systems with separate pumps and electronic float switches.

• Seaward F-1200 12 gallon 110v electric / engine hot water heater (NEW 2012).

• Upgraded fresh water system with Jabsco continuous flow high volume pump and Shurflo pressure tank.

* 2 - New Velair DC air conditioners; a 16K btu for the salon and a 10K for the bedrooms


Deck & Equipment

Includes 3.2 meter Boss Boats solid fiberglass and 25 hp Yamaha outboard motor. Extremely stable, unsinkable and tubes cannot lose air.

* New Rocna model 25  55lb anchor plus existing Fortress 23 anchor.

• Custom aluminum bimini. Extended width, w/rain gutter and hand grip (no drip) and extendable for rain water catchment.

• Arrigoni Design upholstered reversible / adjustable Helm seat with adjustable foot rest. • Helm Station line box and line bag.

• Volvo engine control panels. (2)

• Phantom retractable screen door to the Main Salon.

• New fully enclosed cockpit 

• Sunbrella Cockpit seat cushions and back rest cushions • Custom weatherproof starboard Cockpit table.

Canvas window privacy covers

Canvas cover for self tending jib

* Maxwell Anchor Windless

* Fold-A-Prop 3 blade folding propellers

• Large locking transom lockers. (2)

• Storage lockers under Cockpit bench. (2)

• Igloo 94 cooler located aft transom arch. • Magna Newport BBQ grill

• BBQ is plumbed to main propane tank with independent shut off.

• Stainless steel corner bow rails with integral seats.

• 28” Stainless steel stanchions.

• Double line lines port and starboard.

• Boarding gates with double life lines port and starboard.

• Combination steaming / foredeck light with stainless steel guard.

• Bomar aluminum opening deck hatches.

• Bomar aluminum opening ports with screens. (8)

• Large stainless steel deck cleats; forward 2, midship 2, inboard aft transom 2, midship forward for anchor chain 1, total 9.

• Bow and Stern deck wash down systems.

• Polycast 3/8” molded acrylic tinted Salon windows.

• Bomar watertight companionway door with (3) dogs and locking handle.

• Large foredeck lockers with locking latches. (2) • Midship sail lockers with locking latches. (2)

• Polyester coated trampolines.

• One-piece stainless steel boarding ladder starboard transom

• Stainless steel Cockpit top mounting ladders. (2) • Port side polyester mesh line bags for jib down-haul and spinnaker control lines. (4)

• Stainless steel cabin top rails. (2)

• Manta custom dinghy davits with 6-part lifting tackle designed to use power winch for easy single-handed lifting - 3-part for / aft lines and dual 3-part spring lines hold dinghy securely when underway.

• Stainless steel transom rails. (2)

• Expandable boat hooks. (2)

• 100 ft 1” 3-Strand nylon hurricane lines.

• 60 ft 5/8” 3-Strand nylon hurricane lines.

• 3/4” Nylon double braid blue dock lines.

• (9) Taylor Navy Marine Fenders.

• Wood fender boards with rub strips and rubber end caps. (2) (for anchoring next to posts)

Anchoring systems

• Stainless steel 45lb Delta anchor (primary)

• (2) Fortress FX-23 aluminum anchors (secondary).

New Rocna 25 anchor

• 200 ft 5/16” High test hot dip galvanized chain.

• 50 ft 5/16” HT htg chain with 200’ 5/8” nylon rode for secondary anchors.(2)

• Maxwell 1200 electric windlass. • Maxwell deck mounted control switches and emergency crank.

• Custom stainless steel double anchor bow roller.

• Anchor chain locker. (1)

• Integrated custom braided anchor bridle for primary anchor.

• Custom 1” 3-strand nylon mooring bridle for forward bow cleats with quick release snatch hook.


Engine and Mechanical

All mechanical systems are designed for maximum reliability and easy access for service and maintenance.

• Twin 29hp Volvo D1-30F diesel engines, under 200hrs, since new certified install.

• (2) New Volvo 130S-C sail drives with Flex-A-Fold folding props.

• Raycor dual-filter in-line filter, polishing, and off boarding fuel system (services both propulsion engines and generator).

• (3) Reverso electric oil change pumps (one pump each for Volvo engines and separate pump for generator makes oil changes a snap!)

• (2) Volvo single-lever shift/throttles.

• (2) Dometic 16,000/12,000 BTU air conditioning systems with reverse cycle - Salon / Aft Staterooms and Forward Staterooms with independent temperature control panels (cool / heat /auto) in Main Salon and Master Suite.

• Splendide washer/dryer with outside venting (new 2019).

• All through hulls and seacocks non-corrosive Forspar Marelon. (All replace new in 2017).

• Separate raw water thru-hulls for air conditioning, water maker, engines and generator. Crustacean flushing system and internal GROCO intake thru-hull clearing built-in.

• (3) 12v Engine room blowers located port and starboard engine rooms and generator locker.

• Isolated propane locker with 20 lb aluminum tank servicing Galley range and BBQ grill with solenoid shutoff switch in Galley and remote shutoff in locker for BBQ.

• Spare 20 lb aluminum propane tank.

• Whitlock pull/pull cable steering system.

• Emergency tiller.

• (2) New baffled aluminum fuel tank total 146 gallon capacity located under port aft Cockpit bench with remote gauge at Nav Station and independent deck fill fitting.

• (2) 1500 gph 12v Automatic electric bilge pumps with electronic float switches and independent breakers at electrical panel.

• (2) Whale Gusher 600 gph manual bilge pumps.

Machinery Space

Machinery space under Forward Guest berth:

* New Water maker,

* Water heater,

* Raw water manifold servicing water maker and air conditioners

• Splendide washer/dryer vented outside with water tight stainless mushroom cap for effective drying.

• Dometic (R140a) air conditioners with reverse cycle (cool and heat) with independent temperature control panels in Main Salon and Master Suite. (2)


• Overhead carbon-filtered stove vent hood with outside exhaust,

* Corian counter tops and custom counter extension and integrated cutting board,

* Seaward Princess (3) burner range

* Custom teak folding dining table seats (7) or folds down to coffee table.

• Removable custom weatherproof starboard Cockpit dining table.

* U-shaped galley up located port aft in Main Salon with every convenience for the gourmet.

• Adler-Barber Super Cold Machine custom top-loading refrigeration with custom over-sized freezer and Dual temperature display

• Seaward Princess Gourmet II (3) burner stove with overhead exterior vented carbon-filtered exhaust hood.

• Microwave oven.

• Raritan ice maker.

• Corian counter tops.

• Custom starboard counter extension with integrated bamboo cutting board.

• Deep double stainless sinks with Corian drain board insert.

• Designer large faucet.

• General Ecology Seagull drinking water filtered faucet.

•Manual secondary freshwater foot pump.

• Double overhead cabinets. (2)

• Single overhead cabinet. (1)

• Large closing storage locker at counter level and large in-counter storage locker.

• Drawers (2) and closing cabinets (2) under counter.

• Under counter fire extinguisher.

• 12v DC Fan. • Dockside pressure water system.

• Double Galley pantry (starboard).

Master Accommodations

Owners’ Master Stateroom is aft with large midship custom teak library with writing desk outboard, large storage pantry inboard and custom teak companionway steps in companionway to private Head forward.

• Large queen berth facing fore/aft with custom TempurPedic mattress - split queen for easy access to engine

• Port side full walk-around Engine Room, and fuel polishing/on board/unload system.

• Cedar-lined hanging locker with under locker storage cabinet. • Inboard open and closed storage cabinets with ship’s safe.

• Storage drawers (4).

• Bench seat with under seat storage locker. Including PFD’s and boson chair.

• Aft air conditioning control panel.

• 12v DC Fan.



Aft VIP Stateroom

The VIP Stateroom is aft with small guest library in the companionway to the Guest Head, which can be accessed from the forward Guest Stateroom and custom teak companionway steps.

• Queen berth athwartship .

• Cedar-lined hanging locker and under locker storage cabinet.

• (3) Storage drawers.

• Bench seat with under seat storage locker.

• Overhead hatch.

• 12v DC Fan.

Forward Guest Stateroom

• Single size

• Splendide washer/dryer with outside venting (upgraded new 2019).

• Closed storage cabinet forward.

• Custom teak storage shelves inboard.

• Closed storage cabinet under washer.

• Machinery space under berth with water maker, water heater, raw water manifold servicing water maker and air conditioners

• 12v DC Fan.

Guest Head

The Guest Head is midship and can be accessed by both Guest Staterooms.

• Jabsco quiet flush electric toilet.

• Vanity with countertop, sink and storage below.

• Large medicine chest.

• Storage area inset.

• Separate stand up shower area.

• 12v DC Fan.

Owners Head

• Jabsco quiet flush electric toilet.

• Vanity with countertop, sink and storage below.

• Large mirrored medicine cabinet.

• Separate large step-in shower area.

• Overhead hatch.

* 12V fan


U-shaped UltraLeather settee with storage under.

• Ottomans (2) have matching UltraLeather upholstered tops with storage under.

• Custom teak dining table provides seating for 7 or more.

• Table surface folds inward onto itself creating a half size surface.

• Table pedestal height is adjustable allowing a coffee table option opening the space for multiple mini buffet areas and added standing room style entertaining

* Expansive windows offer unparalleled views.


Boss Boat solid fiberglass 3.2m tender w/ 25 hp Yamaha motor, canvas cover

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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact :  John Hehn, 832 256 8883

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