Nauticat 40 for sale

Rosneath, United Kingdom

£92,000 GBP

Tax Paid / Included

Nauticat 40
General information
Nauticat 40
Used sail boat for sale
£92,000 GBP
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Northern Way
Length overall
12.00 metres
Length waterline
10.00 metres
4.00 metres
1.75 metres
13,500 kg
Fin Keel
Rosneath, United Kingdom

About this Nauticat 40


Boat Details

The Nauticat 40 needs little explanation save it's one of the most popular deck saloon motor sailors built. As a centre cockpit boat she has a palatial en-suite aft cabin, pilot house with panoramic views, internal and external steering. 8 berths and two heads with full standing headroom.

She has been extensively updated in her current ownership.


LOA 12.00m LWL 10.00m Beam 4.00m Draft 1.75m Displacement 13500kg

Hull, Deck & Keel

  • Sparkman & Stephens hull design.
  • Built by Siltala Yachts Finland.
  • HIN - SLT 40025 E5 85
  • White GRP hull deck and superstructure with Teak deck.
  • Encapsulated 3/4 fin keel and skeg hung spade rudder.
  • Internal and external wheel steering.

Deck Equipment

The deck is secured by a solid capping rail set on stainless steelstanchions. There is access via two side access gates and a stern gate giving access to a s/s stern boarding ladder for safety and dinghy boarding. Stainless steel bowsprit with teak platform. The bowsprit holds theforestay and is supported by a wire bobstay. The anchor is set from theintegral bow roller.

The side decks are clear and easily navigated.

  • Lofrans Tigres 1500W electric anchor windlass with separate up and down deck switches and wireless remote. Isolation switch in forward cabin.
  • 20kg Delta anchor - New 2020.
  • 80m of 10mm calibrated chain. New 2018.
  • Titanium anchor/chain joining link for better articulation -New 2020.
  • Brittany kedge anchor.
  • Dinghy davits.
  • Aft, mid-ships and forward mooring cleats with fairleads.
  • 6 fenders in fender socks, stored in s/s fender baskets mounted on the aft port quarter.
  • 6 mooring warps.

Interior & Accommodation

8 berths in total - Forward cabin with 'V' berth and additional bunk, Lower saloon seating converts to a double berth. Pilot house single. Aft owners en-suite cabin with large central berth.
  • Teak interior using quality veneer's and solid wood.
  • Holly & Teak striped floor

  • Royal Blue upholstery.
  • New fitted carpet in pilot house 2021.
  • Eberspacher D8 (8Kw) warm air heating with programmable smart controller. Stripped and serviced 2019.
  • Hot water calorifier heated via engine heat exchanger and 240v immersion heater.

  • Large 'V' berth with infill to form a double berth.
  • Bunk berth above on port side and lockers to starboard.
  • 2 large hanging lockers.

foreward heads
  • Manual marine flushing toilet.
  • Door fronted lockers and open compartment outboard.
  • Sink with pressurised hot and cold water system via mixer tap.
  • Separate shower head.
  • Locker underneath sink and mirror above.
Lower Saloon / galley

To starboard with 'U' shaped seating area and lockers and drinks cabinet outboard. The round table was fitted as it gives better access to the seating but the original table is also available which enables the seating to be converted to a double berth when required.The galley is opposite.

  • 'L' shaped galley.
  • Refrigerated cold storage box.
  • Microwave oven.
  • Nelson Spinflo cooker with 2 burners grill and oven. Refurbished 2020 - Defective burner replaced, flame caps replaced and full gas pipework including copper pipe replaced.
  • 1+1/2 s/s sinks with pressurised hot and cold water system via mixer tap. There is also a manual supply.
  • Large work surface and plenty of storage in drawers and lockers.
pilot house

The pilot house has large windows covering three sides giving excellent views. To port is a raised seating area with table and to starboard is the internal helm, navigation station. There is also plenty of storage.

  • New neutral, tartan bound carpet fitted 2021.
Aft Cabin
The cabin spans the full width with large central bed and lockers, shelves and cupboards to the stern and sides. To port is a settee and separate vanity table with seat. To starboard is the en-suite heads and shower.
  • Samsung TV.
  • More than ample storage in lockers, hanging lockers and cupboards.
  • USB charging points either side of bed.
Heads / shower

The en-suite heads has a separate shower stall with seat, The shower has a mixer tap and is mounted on a shower rail.

  • Seaflo electric flush unit fitted to toilet 2020. Manual pump retained.
  • Door fronted lockers outboard.

  • Corner sink with pressurised hot and cold water system via mixer tap.

  • Locker underneath sink.

Navigation Equipment

  • Garmin HD Radar.
  • Garmin 750s Chart plotter at outside helm.
  • Garmin AIS300 VHF with control heads in pilot house and at outside helm. The Garmin VHF talks with the Garmin chartplotter via an NMEA 2000 network.
  • Matsutec HP528A AIS transceiver.
  • Raymarine autopilot. Main control head is in the pilot house with a remote at outside helm.
  • Ctrek C-net 2000 wind / speed / dir at outside helm.
  • NASA wireless anemometer, connectivity checked but still in it's box.
  • Sunnto magnetic compass at outside helm.
  • Traditional hand bearing compass.
  • Autohelm rudder angle indicator on hatch garage.
  • Clipper depth sounder on hatch garage.
  • Sumlog SL speed / log / trip on hatch garage and in pilot house.
  • Windex - Brand new in box, not fitted.

machinery & propulsion

  • Ford Lehman SP90 (90hp) marine diesel engine.
  • Borg Warner Velvet Drive with 2:10:1 reduction.
  • Aquadrive anti vibration thrust coupling attached to 40mm s/s shaft exiting hull through a Volvo seal. The shaft is supported by a bronze 'P' bracket.
  • 22/16, 3 blade fixed bronze prop.
  • Ambassador rope "Stripper" fitted new 2021.
  • Engine has done approximately 1640hrs since rebuild in 2004.
  • Cruising revs is around 1500rpm giving approx 6kts hull speed. Fuel consumption is approx 5L per hr.
  • Serviced annually before layup each year with engine oil and filter renewed. Fuel filters replaced as part of spring commissioning.
  • Engine anode in heat exchanger is changed at winter layup and then mid season.
  • Exhaust elbow was replaced in 2019 with stainless steel one from Lancing Marine. The exhaust hose plus clamps between elbow and water lift replaced at the same time.
  • Both engine oil coolers were replaced along with engine transmission oil + water hoses 2018.
  • Electronic throttle and gear controls (by Morse), pilot house and outside helm.
  • VDO rev counter on hatch garage and in pilot house.
  • Temp & Oil pressure gauges on hatch garage and in pilot house.

  • Fischer Panda 4000, 4kw generator fitted in engine compartment.
  • Approx 500hrs running.

  • Fitted in 2018.

bow thruster
  • Vetus 95kgf bow thruster controlled via joystick at the external helm position.
  • Isolation switch in the forward cabin. Shares battery with the anchor windlass.

  • There is an override ON button at the external helm which bypasses theisolator by means of a time delay relay so you never need to worryabout accidently leaving the thruster live.

Rig & Sails

  • Ketch rigged cutter.
  • Silver anodised spars and booms.
  • Stainless steel standing rigging.
  • Telescopic whisker pole.
  • Furlex S300 roller reefing headfoil.
  • Furlex S200 roller reefing cutter foil.
  • Staysail is set on a self tacking track.
  • Owen Sails fully battened mainsail with batten cars and 2 reefs. New 2019.
  • Mainsail stack pack and lazyjacks.

  • Genoa with UV strip replaced in 2018.
  • Staysail with UV strip renewed 2018.
  • Mizzen, original with self supporting stack pack.
  • Cruising chute with snuffer and launching bag.

Electrical Systems

  • 12v ships system with electrical distribution panel in pilot house.
  • Virtually all interior lighting has been changed over to LED with theoption of red lighting in the aft cabin, pilot house and galley.
  • 2 x 110 Ah 12v leisure batteries.
  • 1 x 110 Ah 12v engine / generator start battery.
  • 1 x 110 Ah 12v bow thruster / windlass battery.
  • Batteries charged via engine alternator.
  • 65A alternator controlled by a Sterling Pro Digital smart controller. New 2018.
  • 60A 12c Sterling Pro Ultra battery charger. New 2018.
  • 40A 12v Sterling Pro Ultra battery charger. New 2018.
  • Split charger control.
  • Domestic and engine batteries are wired separately with a link isolator.
  • All heavy copper 12v wiring replaced in 2018.
  • Fisher Panda 4kw 240v marine diesel generator with approx 500hrs fitted in 2018.
  • 1500w Invertor.
  • Sterling 3 way change over switch shore power / generator / invertor. Fitted in 240v distribution panel with circuit MCB's and digital voltage / power / current read out.
  • Safeshore Marine galvanic Isolator. New 2019.

Audio Visual

  • 32" JVC Smart TV with remote in pilot house.
  • Sony stereo radio / cd player in pilot house.
  • 14" Samsung TV with remote in owners aft cabin.

Plumbing & Tankage

  • 2 x stainless steel fresh water tanks with approx 397.5L per tank. Level gauge in galley and both tank senders were replaced in 2018.
  • Pressurised hot and cold water system.

  • Hot water via Sigmar calorifier heated via engine heat exchanger and 240v immersion heater.

  • 2 x steel fuel tanks port and starboard in the engine room. Approx. 397.5L per tank.
  • The fuel system is flexible with selectable level balance pipes giving ability to close which tank the engine draws from and returns fuel to. Dual selectable primary filters and a sight glass when getting down to the last 12hrs or so of fuel.
  • Both tanks had new senders fitted 2018.
  • Both tanks have sumps with two valve separation and drain cocks. Water is regularly drawn off.
  • Fuel treated with "Diesel Fuel Complete".

Canvas work

  • Stern dodgers new 2019.
  • Wheel pedestal cover new 2019.
  • Sprayhood.
  • Stack pack with lazy jacks for mainsail.
  • Free standing stack pack for mizzen.

Safety Equipment

Any safety equipment such as life raft's, Epirb's, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.
  • Safety Alert EPIRB with built in GPS.
  • Jotron SART.
  • Odeo red LED flare.
  • Baltic horseshoe lifebelt.
  • Jimmy Green Marine Dan Buoy.
  • 2 dry powder fire extinguishers.
  • Co2 extinguisher.
  • Engine room extinguisher.
  • Avon liferaft of unknown age and capacity!
bilge pumps
  • Whale 650gph smart pump with built in sensor.
  • Rule 2500gph pump with external sensor. This has not been plumbed into a skin fitting as yet so has a hose that goes out the window.
  • Whale positive displacement pump with change over valve to service both bilges.
  • Whale urchin manual pump.

additional gear

  • Seago 230 dinghy.
  • Mercury 2.2hp two stroke outboard.

Read more

Ford Lehman SP90
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
795 litres
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
795 litres


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Broker/Dealer Information

Michael Schmidt and Partner - Rhu

Mr Miles Stratton
Rhu Boat Sales Rhu Marina
Argyll & Bute, Scotland
G84 8LH
United Kingdom
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