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Fort Lauderdale FL, 33301
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1999 Manta 40

location icon Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Year 1999
Length 40 ft

Setup for totally independent voyaging.

* Includes Sailor 600 Viasat  SAT High Speed Internet setup (Cost $40,000)*

Current owners say they never used the generator for months while cruising Florida and The Bahamas! The 2275 Watts of solar power and the 1200ah of Lithium batteries allow owners to use the onboard 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 Volvo D1-30F  diesel engines and Saildrives  400 hrs 

New solar panels

New Watermaker

2-New AC units

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 400 hrs

* New 130s-C Sail Drives (2) w/ under 400 hrs

* New Fold-A-Prop 3-blade folding propellers (2) w/ under 400 hrs

* New Generator w/ under 400 hrs

* New Raymarine E-127 Navigation electronics,

* Raymarine Autopilot,

* New WX220 solid state weather instrument

* New sails

* New Stack Pack

* New Spinnaker

* New rigging

* New sheets

* New fuel tank

* New Velair AC 's - Salon for 16K and 12K for staterooms 

* New Bimini

* New Dodger

* New Washer/Dryer

* New Watermaker

* Additional Solar panels - total 2275 Watts

* New Rocna 25 anchor

* Near new Icemaker


Year Built 1999
Category Sail
Length Overall 40 ft
Beam 21 ft
Max Draft 3 ft
Cabins 3
Electrical System 12 V
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID MJJ40150C999
Drive Type Sail
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 58 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 130 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 95 gal
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 20 gal
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

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: 400
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

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: 400
Engine Location: Starboard
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 400 hours.

New Generator with 400 hours on it

Sailor 600 Viasat internet SAT High Speed Internet setup*

New Cruise RO Water Maker,

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

New Washer/Dryer,

2200w Solar Power 

Ray Marine E-127,  auto pilot

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

New 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 baffled 135 gallon diesel fuel tank.

Owner Notes to Questions


  1. Both tanks were replaced professionally by the previous owner in 2017. I can't recall the exact volume but I believe the fuel tank is 130 gallons. He replaced it because he was preparing for a circumnavigation and he knew several Mantas had tank problems. My previous Manta had a water leak and I ( current owner) replaced both also. Yes, you have to cut out the cockpit floor.
  2. They were new and had a 2 year warranty that expired earlier this year (2022) and currently have less that 400 hrs. I used the warranty to replace both MDI boxes that i was having issues with. There is an issue though...the temp alarm goes off about 5 or 10 minutes after moving. We first replaced the temp sensor under warranty but that didn't fix the issue. Putting a temp gun on the thermostat shows it's not overheating...less than 200F. So, we silent the alarm and keep moving. Annoying but not an issue. 
  3. Both  the AC Units and the Watermaker were replaced new in late 2021/early 2022.
  4. Solar panels: There are 4-405W, 1-435W, and 1-220W. So 2275W...covers the entire hardtop except for about a 2 foot wide strip in the middle to handle the main sail. 
  5. New sails and Standing Rigging. It was my understanding from the previous owner that all sails and standing rigging was replaced in 2017.Sails have maybe 20 hrs usage!
  6. The forward starboard berth has additional custom shelves built in on both sides of the berth. 
  7. Scott Madsen was a contractor for Gulf Nautical (Gulf Nautical – Innovation For Cruisers) That installed the additional solar and batteries- It was a side job but all of the electronics were purchased from them and the shops owner, Andre, assisted and consulted 
  8. Washing machine was replaced in  2019).
  9. Fuel system: The previous owner designed it and it saved out butt so I'm a big fan of it. There is a series of valves and a separate fuel pump allowing you to cycle the fuel from the tank, through the dual Racor filters and back to the tank. We had contamination in the tank (debris) soon after we took off and I was able to clean out the debris at sea and restart. There are plenty of extra Racor fuel filters on the boat now so if that ever happens again your ready. Also, you are able to pump fuel from tanks out in the dinghy straight into the tank.
  10. In the watermaker room there are  cutouts  from the old watermaker. I can't recall what was in the nav station area but I think it was either the chain control or spot light control. 
  11. Both electric toilets are fresh water.
  12. Boss Boats were bought by Rigid Boats many years ago. It weighs 195. Research Boss Boats 10 Yachtsman Tender Boat on
  13. The dodger and bimini were new late 2021.
  14. The trampolines are in good condition but we replaced the line with 1/4 Dyneema early 2022
  15. Last bottom job was in mid 2021. Surface blisters were repaired and then painted. Recently di a complete bottom and propeller cleaning (diver), but boat could use new bottom paint.
  16.  All electronics, including the ram drive, were newly installed professionally by the previous owner. Not sure who installed it but the paperwork and manuals are on the boat.
  17. The Raymarine multi-functional display is 15" -but not sure. 
  18. Abstract of Title shows 4 owners, including the Current Owner
  19. “Crustacean flushing system" and internal GROCO intake thru-hull clearing built in”? The previous owner has a hose and valve used to flush the system with Barnacle Buster. We had to do it once in the Tampa area (Fantastic system!!). 
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.

* 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

• Dutchman boom brake.

• All running lines replaced 2015.

• Rigged spare main halyard.

• Full set spare lines starboard forward locker. 


*Sailor 600 Viasat  SAT High Speed Internet setup ( cost $40,000! )

* The Nav Station is port side forward.

• Chart table.

• Garmin GPSMAP 478.

• Charging system conroll panel.

• AIS receiver,

• Additional built-in storage.

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

• Raymarine type-2 electric Ram Drive Auto Pilot 

• 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 w/independent masthead antenna 

• Dockside cable input and Glomex TV antenna.

• Submersible Rechargeable Hand-held VHF Radio



* 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

* 1200 amp hours Victron batteries 

• 2275W+ Solar w/ Victron controllers

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

* 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 - protected by a  custom Sunbrella cable cover.

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

• (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.

• (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 anchor plus Fortress anchor

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

• Volvo engine control panels. (2)

• 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

• 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)

• 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.

• (6) Taylor Navy Marine Fenders.


Anchoring systems

 • Fortress FX-23 aluminum anchor

* 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. New unused switches.

• 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 400hrs, since new certified install.

• (2) New Volvo 130S-C sail drives with Flex-A-Fold folding props w/ under 400hrs.

• 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.

• 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.

• New 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 baffled 135 gallon diesel fuel tank.

• (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.


• 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 with removable top and custom top storage slot

* 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

• Microwave oven.

• Near new 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).

Machinery Space

Machinery space under Forward Guest berth:

* New Water maker,

* Water heater,

* Raw water manifold servicing water maker and air conditioners

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

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

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 fresh water 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 fresh water 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.

* New cushions

• 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

Spare parts

Spare parts:

Extensive spare parts list for :

Volvo engine,

Cruise RO Watermaker,

extra A/C pump,

2 extra water pumps

Lots of additional spare parts




SCUBA tanks and SCUBA equipment

All personal items I.e., computers, iPads, etc.

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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