Beautifully presented Outremer 49, Stray Cat.
Carbon fiber mast and four electric winches
Low engine hours: 725 -starboard, 984 – port
800 watts of LiON house battery bank (new 2020)
900 watts of solar and Watt & Sea hydrogenator
2016 North 3di main and self-tacking jib
2020 North Vectran Code 0
2021 Cap shrouds, forestay and full rig inspection
Custom cockpit hardtop and full canvas enclosure (2020 & 2021)
2020 OC Tender 330 dinghy and Honda 9.9hp outboard
CruiseAir air conditioning in owner’s hull
Iridium Go sat comm system
Stray Cat is a true blue water performance sailing catamaran from the renowned French boatbuilder, Outremer. She has had two owners and is an owner’s version layout with three cabins and two heads. The entire port hull is dedicated to the owners for comfortable living. Most noteworthy, Stray Cat is equipped with carbon mast, North 3di sails, and four electric winches. The rig was surveyed in 2021 and new wire cap shrouds and forestay were installed.
She is fully kitted out for ocean voyaging with Spectra watermaker, Lithium-Ion batteries, 900 watt solar charging system plus hydro generator. Also included is a full electronics package with backup autopilot system, Iridium Satcom and AIS. Her extensive inventory of cruising equipment includes OC Tender (new in 2020) Honda 9.9HP Outboard (new 2018), electric anchoring, two kayaks, etc. All her safety gear is first rate including grab bag, portable watermaker, 2 x EPIRB, liferaft (2017), SOLAS flare kit and much more.
Purchased new in France, she cruised the Med, Caribbean, Bahamas, Tahiti and NZ. Stray Cat was shipped for all ocean crossings except San Francisco to Tahiti and New Zealand to Tahiti. She shows as a much newer boat. USA Imported & Tax paid. Fully found ready for world cruising including charts, tools, cleaning gear, spare parts, toys, linens, and galleyware. Bring your books and bathing suits, grab some provisions, cast off the docklines and start cruising in French Polynesia. Or wait four years for a new Outremer….. This is a no-brainer decision.
The Barreau-designed Outremer 49 has become the benchmark yacht for couples and families who have dreams of cruising the world on a performance catamaran. This refreshing design restores the most particular sailor’s feeling about catamarans. These designs sail exceptionally well across an ocean or just daysailing around the islands. The deck layout and sail controls, all of which are led aft to the helm and cockpit, make singlehanded sailing a viable option for deliveries. The daggerboard design provides good windward performance and offers the advantages of shoal draft. The narrow hulls are built strong but light for performance while allowing for well-appointed cabins.
|Name of vessel||Stray Cat|
|Engine model||Volvo D2-40|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||89|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||100|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||40|
The Outremer 49 is not a charter cat or waterfront condo. The interior accommodation plan and design are perfect for cruising couples with guests or a family to sail the world. Hulls designed for performance with sufficient space for comfort are the priority, versus massively wide hulls and huge superstructure at the expense of weight and drag. Open spaces are balanced with storage lockers to meet the needs of long-distance voyages and life aboard. Stray Cat is a true owner’s version with the entire port hull dedicated to the owner. The starboard hull is for guests or children. The common area, salon/galley/nav station, sits atop the high bridgedeck and is light-filled and inviting.
Décor and design elements are tasteful. Construction details and materials selection make these boats stand up to years of use while allowing access to systems and “behind the scenes” hardware and equipment. Cabinets and interior furniture are surfaced with white laminate and cored to reduce weight. American cherry trim and cabinet doors tastefully contrast the predominantly white surfaces. The cabin sole is a wood-grained Wenge synthetic; wear resistant and with good non-skid properties. Shelves, countertops and tables are fitted with solid Cherry fiddles. Dark wood is inlaid in select fiddles/trim throughout the interior per the designer’s cohesive plan. The overhead is fabricated from white vinyl covered panels and removable to access hardware and wiring. Bulkheads and cabin doors in the hulls are finished in cherry. Hull sides are covered with white vinyl over foam padding. Centerboard trunks and salon overhead are covered with off light brown Ultrasuede.
Fit out and interior hardware are well-conceived. Cabinet doors positively close with pop-out pushbutton latches. Hinges are euro-styled for full adjustment. Overhead lights are flush mounted and wall switched at space entrances. Task lights are found where needed in the galley, heads and office areas. Flex-arm reading lights are fitted at each berth. 12V and 110V outlets are strategically located through the interior. Toe kicks are found below counters and other furniture. Overhead hatches are fitted with roll out insect screens and blinds. Stray Cat has the optional Ocean Air pleated shades fitted on the forward and side salon windows. Bunks (except for the top forward bunk) are fitted with spring boards for comfort and mattress ventilation. Insert panels blackout the large fixed hullside ports for privacy. Bilge access panels in the cabin sole lift with suction cups.
A key design element of all newer Outremer models is a level and large, open entrance from the cockpit to the salon. Two large glass doors slide to each side opening the interior to the cockpit. The sliding glass door locks for security and also locks in an intermediate position. Open one side or both as desired for ventilation and egress. One can cook and clean dishes within easy reach of the sheet winches or helm.
The salon area is forward and to port. A U-shaped dinette faces aft. The table is on piston legs allowing it to be lowered to cushion height. Storage cabinets are located forward of the seat back while batteries and electrical equipment are below the forward settee. Storage bins are located below the settee ends. A bench seat allows one to sit at the dining table and face forward; a favored location for watch standers to dine while underway. A removable cushion covers a large storage bin in this seat. The cherry table folds in half uncovering a smaller cherry-topped cocktail table to starboard. Two large opening ports forward adjacent the mast base provides ventilation. An open shelf with catchment cubby is outboard of the settee to port and a 12v TV provides entertainment options.
The up-galley runs the full width of the aft bridgedeck. The countertop is beige-flecked Corian and fully fiddled. From starboard, an overhead dish storage cabinet sits up high, forward of the helm. A three-burner stainless steel gas cooktop sits in the countertop. A rail with pot clamps is fitted. Well inboard, a Franke double stainless steel sink is hung under the counter. Single lever mixer with pull out spray nozzle serves the sinks. Also fitted is a filtered drinking water faucet and salt water faucet. Corian inserts cover the sinks and increase counter space when desired. A small round Corian cover lifts to deposit small items directly into the trash bin. Beneath the galley counter to starboar is a large pantry locker with shelves. The gas oven inhabits the undercounter space beneath the stove. A pot/pan storage cabinet is beneath the stove. Double doors open to the under sink storage area. Another cabinet door opening inboard accesses the trash bin area. Across the cockpit entrance is a second counter/storage area. A cabinet with shelves sits atop the counter outboard. Beneath the counter and inboard are three small open shelves; ideal places for “quick grab” items. The front opening fridge and freezer are outboard to port beneath the counter.
- Stainless steel three burner gas stovetop with safety rail and pot holders
- Eno gas oven
- Isotherm stainless steel front opening refrigerator
- Isotherm stainless steel front opening freezer
- Francke stainless steel galley sinks measuring 15 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 7″ deep and 12″ x 6 1/2″ x 5″ deep
- Portable 110V induction burner
- Filtered drinking water faucet
- Salt water faucet
In an ideal location, out of the way, with excellent visibility and just a few steps from the cockpit is the forward facing navigation station. When offshore and clear of traffic, one will be able to stand a reasonable portion of their watch here due to the excellent visibility. This desk serves equally well as an in-port office. The very comfortable black plastic/mesh office chair swings out on a stainless steel mount. The L-shaped navigation console and chart table is “command central” for navigation, electrical system control/monitoring and communications. The cherry chart table has a hinged top nav tool drawer. The electronics console above the chart table, below the windows, is faced with black vinyl. A flex-arm red-white “touch on” light illuminates the chart table. To port in the console is the Mastervolt EasyView panel with tank and battery monitors, nav light indicator/mimic, and 12V outlets. Moving to starboard is the A/C power section. Communications and navigation electronics are further outboard and to starboard. A shelf for handheld VHF’s and a 110V outlet is outboard along the starboard cabin side. The stereo is mounted inboard closest to the dinette. A drawer sits above a cabinet with shelves located to starboard of the chart table.
The entire port hull is set aside for the owners. A sliding privacy door closes this hull from the salon. A companionway ladder with three Wenge treads is removable to access an emergency escape hatch. At the ladder bottom along the outboard hull side are two narrow storage shelves running from the daggerboard housing to the stateroom door. With the sliding door closed, a tall hanging locker is visible inboard in the passageway. Forward and opposite the daggerboard casing are additional storage cabinets.
The owner’s head is all the way forward through a locking privacy door. Furthest aft and inboard, a vanity with designer sink, single lever faucet, storage cabinet below, and backlight mirror rival what one would find at home. The electric sea or freshwater flush head is forward of the vanity area. An opening overhead hatch nicely ventilates this space and narrow hull side shelves are fitted the inboard and outboard hull sides. A large stall shower is forward of the head area. Shower nozzle with hose and holder and a shower curtain are fitted.
- Raritan Marine Elegance electric fresh or salt water flush head in owner’s hull (new 2020) and fitted with holding tank
The owner’s stateroom is aft in the port hull. A queen-sized bed is oriented fore and aft. Storage space is located below the bunk. An open shelf runs along the hull side at bunk level outboard between the door and bunk. An opening port is aft of the bunk, opens to the transom and is sheltered by a transom step allowing it to be open in wet weather for ventilation. Inboard and forward of the bunk is a mirror, hanging locker, and upholstered dressing seat with bin storage. Inboard of the bunk are two open shelves and three open faced storage cubbies. A cabin fan is fitted for assisting air flow. A 12V TV is mounted on the bulkhead facing the head of the berth.
The starboard hull is optimized for multiple guests. A forward stateroom has a very flexible sleeping arrangement. A lower double berth is fitted with a split mattress. A single bunk inboard, up high can be used for storage or berthing extra crew and guest. A narrow hull side shelf is outboard. A hanging locker is inboard with open shelf above. Top loading storage is beneath the lower berth. An opening overhead hatch, fixed hull side port outboard, opening hull side port inboard, overhead recessed lights and reading lights complete this stateroom.
Proceeding aft from the forward stateroom, the guest head is located inboard of the daggerboard trunk and entered through a locking privacy door. A manual flush toilet is aft and a designer sink with single lever faucet is inboard. An opening hull side port is behind the sink. A mirrored door medicine cabinet is above the sink and flanked by backlight accent lights. Aft and inboard are two open storage shelves and a closing storage locker with shelves.
- Jabsco manual flush toilets with holding tank in guest hull
Inboard and aft of the port hull companionway is the guest shower. Separating the shower and head compartments is a wonderful idea, allowing different guest simultaneous use. This shower is closed with a locking privacy door. An opening hull side port is inboard. A linen storage locker with hinged door is up high and aft along the hull side.
At the aft end of the port hull the aft guest stateroom is well located for sleeping underway or in-port. A queen-sized berth with spring boards is oriented fore and aft. A split mattress helps access the storage space below the berth. A hanging locker is forward and inboard, above a dressing seat. A large, fixed hull side port, opening overhead hatch and opening port aft, into the transom provide light and ventilation. A 12V TV is mounted on the bulkhead facing the head of the berth. Two reading lights, overhead lights, a cabin fan, and 12V outlet complete this cabin.
- Opening ports in aft staterooms to transoms
- Sheets & linens
Electronics & Navigation:
- Icom M502 VHF with cockpit RAM microphone
- Raymarine 24NM radome – mast mounted
- (2) B&G Autopilots with Jeffa drives (completely independent)
- (2) Raymarine E120 Chart plotters
- Raymarine GPS
- Raymarine AIS 500 RX/TX
- B&G Depth sounder and wind meter
- NKE Ultrasonic speed/log
- Iridium Go Satellite connectivity
- Iridium Pilot Open Port Internet (antenna on port quarter pole)- not used or tested by current owner
- Plastimo magnetic compass
- (2) Standard Horizon handheld VHF radios
- Stereo:Radio/CD CD/DVD Player
- (3) Flat Screen TV’s
- (2) 400 amp/hr 12V Mastervolt Lithium-ion batteries (2020)
- (2) Engine start batteries
- 110V/220V Mastervolt battery charger (2020)
- Mastervolt EasyView 5 touchscreen control/monitor panel
- 5KW 120V inverter
- 500 watts of rigid solar panels
- 290 amp/hr Juice flexible solar panels on hardtop (7/2021)
- Victron MPPT solar charge controllers (7/2021)
- Watt & Sea hydrogenerator
- 110V/220V shore power inlets
- 110V AC oulets throughout and (2) 220V outlets in salon
- (2) Mastervolt 130AH alternator with smart regulators
Mechanical & Plumbing Systems:
Stray Cat has sufficient bluewater cruising systems to provide the level of comfort and safety most experienced sailors desire without being overly complicated. Access to machinery spaces is excellent with dedicated engine rooms in each stern accessed through Lewmar deck hatches. Adequate space aft of each engine allows one to work on the engines, steering gear, and accessories. Other equipment is located in the deep hull bilges below large, removable access panels, or beneath the aft berths. Stray Cat has the optional factory installed carbon fiber tillers with mechanical linkage steering in addition to a steering wheel located to starboard, aft of the cabintop.
- (2) Volvo D2-40 diesel engines with saildrives (starboard engine replaced in 2016), both engines serviced in January of 2022, saildrives serviced in March of 2021
- Engine hours: Port – 984, Starboard – 745 hours
- (2) 3 blade folding Volvo propeller
- (2) Separate B&G Autopilot systems
- (2) Plastic fuel tanks – 89 gallons total
- (2) Plastic fresh water tanks-100gal total
- Spectra 15gal/hr watermaker (Catalina 340)
- Pressurized hot & cold water
- Hot/cold freshwater shower on starboard stern
- (2) Espar hydronic diesel heaters (cabin heater and hot water)
- Cruisair air conditioning (STX12-410A) for owner’s hull
- Isotemp 6 gallon hot water heater
- Propane installation/solenoid & tanks (2020)
- (4) Electric bilge pumps
- (2) Manual bilge pumps
- Raritan Marine Elegance 12V electric fresh/saltwater flush toilet
- Jabsco manual toilet
- (2) 5 gal holding tanks
- (12) 5 gal diesel jerry cans
- (2) 5 gal water jerry cans
Deck & Hull:
Stray Cat has a white gelcoat hull with white deck and superstructure. White is the easiest color to maintain, especially in the tropics and it reflects most of the sun’s energy which minimizes heating of the interior and stays cooler underfoot. The bottom was last painted in April of 2021 in New Zealand. The propellors were coated with Prop Speed at this time. There are three fixed portlights on each outboard hull side. Round, clear escape hatches are beneath each hull companionway ladder inboard. Small opening ports in the hull are installed in the heads, and shower stalls.
Boarding from dinghy or dock is easiest from the open, gently sloping sterns where wide steps make deck access easy. The bow locker access ladder fits into stern mounts for use as a swim ladder. A transom hot/cold shower is also on the starboard hull. Engine room access is through the third step up on the transom. Stainless steel stern puspits and stanchions with cable lifelines keep crew securely on deck. Deck and cabintop non-skid is molded in and easy to clean. The wide side decks lead forward to two large trampolines. A liferaft cradle is fitted into the aft/port corner of the trampoline allowing deployment from above or below. The anchor windlass is mounted just forward of the mast and the chain runs forward to the anchor roller mounted in the centerline gangway between the trampolines. An aluminum passarelle mounts flush in the deck just to starboard of the anchor chain on the centerline.
Copious amounts of deck storage with standing headroom is found in the bow lockers. Access is through 24” by 24” Lewmar deck hatches. Removable stainless -steel ladders with teak treads and LED lighting are fitted in these lockers. Additional deck lockers are on either side of the mast.
The cockpit is a key highlight of any cruising catamaran. Access is from both side decks via a molded step. A fiberglass top and roll-up canvas mesh and eisenglas side curtains fully enclose the cockpit. There’s ample space for a dozen friends to comfortably socialize in this space for an afternoon sail or cocktail hour. The cockpit seats conceal additional storage for life jackets, cleaning supplies or other deck equipment. The composite cockpit table is hinged on centerline and folds out of the way when desired. Forward and to starboard is the steering station.
- 25” High stainless-steel stanchions with stainless-steel wire rope lifelines and midships boarding gates
- Knitted white Polyamide trampolines (2016)
- Aluminum passarelle
- 12V Electric anchor windlass with Quick wireless remote control
- Rocna 33 with 230’ of chain and 100’ of Nylon rode (primary anchor)
- Fortress 9.5 folding anchor with 110’ chain and nylon rode (secondary anchor)
- Stainless swim ladder
- Custom rigid bimini (2021)
- Full cockpit canvas with windows and screens (2020)
- Cockpit cushions
- OC330 OC Tender 11’ carbon fiber dinghy (2021)
- Honda 9.9hp outboard (2018; serviced 1/2022)
- (2) Factory installed carbon fiber swivel bucket seats
- (2) Carbon fiber tillers
- Factory dinghy davits with rigid solar panels
- Deck sunshade canvas (2021)
- Docklines & Fenders
Sails and Rigging:
- Carbon fiber painted white mast (Inspected in 2021)
- Cap shrouds & forestay replaced (2021)
- Aluminum boom
- (2) Harken ST 46 electric winches (cockpit)
- Harken ST 50 electric winch (cabin top)
- Harken ST46 electric winch (cabin top)
- Harken ST 46 winch (on mast)
- Harken ST 50 winch (on mast)
- North Sails 3Di main (2016)
- North Sails 3Di self-tacking jib (2016)
- North Sails Vectran Code 0 (2020) with continuous loop furler
- Incidence Sail furling gennaker with continuous loop furler
- North Sails symmetrical spinnaker with snuffer
- 2:1 Mainsail halyard
- (2) Dyneema jib halyards
- (2) Dyneema spinnaker halyards
- (3) Mainsail reef lines- led aft to powered winches on aft cabintop
- Harken MK II jib furler
Miscellaneous & Safety:
- ACR RLB-36 Cat II EPIRB
- ACR PLB-375 EPIRB
- Full SOLAS flare kit (2017)
- Ditch bag with survival gear
- Katadyn Survivor 35 portable watermaker
- 2017 Viking 4 person liferaft (needs inspection)
- (2) Inflatable PFD’s
- (2) Liferings
- (2) Lifesling in soft rail-mounted bag
- Offshore medical kit
- Spare Sunbrella
- Radar reflector
- Emergency tiller
- (2) Kayaks
- (2) Inflatable stand-up paddleboards
- Dive tank (2021)
- Offshore fishing rod/reels and tackle
- Spare parts inventory available by request
- Comprehensive stores inventory available by request
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