AU $145,000 Need Finance?
34' 0" - 10.37m
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Port Macquarie NSW
Launch Year
Hull Material

Description: Simpson Sailing Catamaran Everything Upgraded - Nothing to Spend Encumbrance Check?
Simpson Catamaran designed by Roger Simpson - Excellent Condition. 2 inboard Nanni Diesel engines low hours.
Rarely an exceptional coastal cruising catamaran becomes available at a very realistic price. Don't sell your home to buy your cruising cat and forget the sad and sorry fixer upper catamarans that are usually on the market for under $150,000. This is the perfect cruising cat for a couple with room for guests.
We are the second owners and she was built by Panorama boat builders in QLD to a very high standard. Solid fiberglass below the water line and beautifully finished inside with a pine and white theme. Very light and airy with loads of windows and hatches. Cat Play is not a backyard handyman boat build but constructed to a strong professional standard. Gorgeous timber floor and professionally made in 2019 marine vinyl settee covers with all new foam - seats 8 inside with a U shape. Massive storage underneath the U shape settee seating area. A new helm seat has just been fitted Jan 2020.
Cat Play has received every conceivable update and upgrade by a fanatical engineer owner and his wife over the last 3 years. With $30,000 spent on her since our purchase in 2017, she is completely ready to step aboard and cruise around the coast of Australia. Comfortable, easy to single handle and/or for a couple with 3 cabins and will sleep 5 in comfort but currently set up to sleep 4 in the 2 double cabins with the single cabin being used for storage, a state of the art charging station and a pantry. Better than normal standing/headroom for a 34' cat with a. 85 draft mini keels she can be beached and taken into shore with ease. Turns and maneuvers in tight spots like a dream with 2 inboard diesel Nanni engines 21 hp each with low hours and regularly serviced. Top cruising speed is 10 knots but she averages 8 knots on a passage. Parking in marinas or picking up a mooring has never been so easy. Most cats this price have outboard engines but with 2 purring inboard diesels you can cruise long distances with confidence.
All the plumbing, electrical and canvas work is either new or in new condition, including the new house and starter batteries with a new battery monitor and new LED lighting throughout. There is a new 2000 watt inverter fitted that allows you to use appliances when not in a marina with normal power points. She comes with a 12 volt washing machine than runs well off the inverter when anchored up. There is also a Dyson stick vacuum on its own charging station in the storage cabin. New VHF marine radio in 2018 and a new Raymarine large Touchscreen Navigation system at the helm with all the bells and whistles (Cost $5,000). A separate radar unit with its own screen is mounted inside the bridgedeck. Also included are all the paper charts from Sydney to Cairns stored in chart tubes. A new flat screen TV mounted inside with new antenna on top of mast.
The 8 years old rigging is in excellent condition and passed a recent rigging inspection for insurance renewal. We added folding mast steps in 2018 which make life easy if you need to go up the mast to change a globe etc. New furling headsail with sun guard, the main is in excellent condition with a new matching boom bag and lazy jacks. As new stunning coloured spinnaker in a new sock and storage bag which lives in one of the huge storage bays under the forward deck. New ss frame and canvas bimini over the entire cockpit with removable side sun protection covers. Heaps of storage inside and out with wonderful weather cover in the spacious cockpit. She comes with a Rainman watermaker that gives you 80 litres of fresh water in 1 hr ($7,000) and has its own bespoke storage cabinet in the cockpit which doubles a BBQ stand and fishing gear storage unit. Also included is a 2.6 Highfields RIB in good condition with a new 9.8 hp outboard. Naturally she is totally setup for long distance cruising and liveaboards with a new gas oven, microwave, gas hotplates and grill, huge marine BBQ, double sink, hot water system and an electric toilet with macerator. A new holding tank has been installed in January 2020 in the Port engine room and a fabulous drinking water filtration system installed to the galley taps. Also there are 4 hard wired mounted Caframo Sirocco fans $$$ throughout.
All the through hulls were inspected by a shipwright in 2019 and the one in galley replaced. A new anchor chain and new Manson Supreme anchor were added in 2018. Good quality electric anchor windlass, a spare anchor is stored in one of the 4 large storage bays under forward deck. There are 4 lifejackets, 2 epirbs, 2 fire extinguishers, smoke alarm, a new hardwired gas detector and a grab bag for safety requirements.
The ICEER Fridge and freezer is the best available yacht system costing $$$$ and gives you ice cubes with ease. Trouble free power via the new wind generator and solar panels with controller, fixed out of the way on the targa bar. A newly designed and welded stainless steel swim ladder provides easy access for swimmers in the water and a Dicks Dinghy ladder and Beachcomber dinghy wheels complete the package.
Hot shower in bathroom/head and a cold freshwater shower stored in a locker in the cockpit - just extend to use then put away.
There's a saltwater deckwash which is a must for fishing and cleaning cockpit and deck.
Cat Play has proven herself to be a strong and safe vessel through a couple of very nasty storms and we have cruised her from Port Macquarie to Townsville and back, enjoying all the glorious anchorages in between. Due to health issues we are offering her as the best priced ready to go coastal cruising cat of her size on the Australian market. She is being offered with many spares, all her lovely kitchen utensils, ss kettle, pans, drinkware and dining sets, new fitted linen and blankets for the 2 doubles (still in unopened packets). There are also 2 new Alan Lucas Cruising Guides (NSW & QLD). All the photos are recent and current so don't waste your time and expense viewing outdated unloved boats. We are happy to refund travel costs up to $500 to the buyer at settlement. Cat Play is currently sitting on her mooring in Port Macquarie NSW where we are just about to leave on her for one final short cruise Nth to play in Moreton Bay via Coffs Harbour and Iluka/Yamba for the month of March. Arrange to meet and have an inspection now in Port Macquarie or while we are cruising Nth or in the Gold Coast area in March. An extensive handover will be given to the new owners and she will be ready to go to her new home any time after the 30th of March when we will be returning to our land home in Port Macquarie NSW. The perfect time to load her up and head north from the Gold Coast to the Whitsundays and beyond.
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New South Wales
Port Macquarie NSW
Launch Year
Rego Expiry
Panorama Yacht Builders QLD
34' 0" - 10.37m
5 metres
0.85 of a metre
6 tonne
Keel / Ballast
Mini Keels
Hull Material
Deck Material
Engine Make
Always serviced and purring
Number Engines
Horse Power
21 x 2 - total 42 hp
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
Port 1200
2nd Engine Hrs
Starboard 1180
Max Speed
10 knots
Cruise Speed
8 knots
Sail Drives
200 litres - 100 litres in each hull
400 lites - 200 litres in each hull
Sleeps 5 - currently set up to sleep 4 in 2 double cabins plus a single cabin used as storage
3 - new LED lighting through. 4 Caframo wall mounted fans. Lots of cupboards/storage.
Push stud covers for windows and hatches and blinds in 2 double cabins.
Double sink, loads of storage, hot and cold water, timber vinyl boat flooring, good ventilation and outlook.
Iceer Fridge - as new - best fridge/freezer marine units available on market.
Iceer Freezer - makes ice cubes - as new
Gas hot plates, grill and sep gas oven and marine BBQ
Water Maker
Rainman makes 80 litres water in one hour
Hotwater System
Yes - 25 litres
Yes - hot in bathroom plus cold cockpit shower
Yes - 12volt electric with macerator new holdingbtank
Flatscreen TV wall mounted with new antenna and wiring to top of mast.
Highfields 2.6 RIB with Dicks Dinghy Ladder @ Beachcomber wheels
9.8hp Parsons
New Canvas total cockpit cover plus removable side pieces plus boom bag to match
Ground Tackle
70 metres galvanised chain/30 metres nylon rope
Manson Supreme new in 2017
Electric anchor winch good cond
Safety Gear
2 epirbs, 4 life jackets, grab bag, smoke detector and gas detector fitted, fire extinguishers
Bilge Pumps
3- one in each hull plus one in bathroom/head
Life Jackets
Fire Protection
2 fire extinguishers
Excellent cond all tinned wire BEP switches and VSR. New CTEK Battery monitor.
New house batteries 600 amp hrs
New starter battery
New solar panels 400 watts on targa bar
15 amp solar controller Vitron Bluetooth
New wind generator with controller
2000 watt inverter

All new in 2018
Ray marine Touchscreen new in 2018 with all the bells @ whistles
New VHF Radio 2018
Seperate Radar mounted inside
2 new Alan Lucas Cruising Guides (NSW & QLD)
Sail Inventory
Main - good cond in boom bag
Furling head sail with sun protection new 2017
Spinnaker with sock and bag new 2017
Mast / Rigging
Rigging good cond 8 yrs old - recently passed insurance inspection
New folding mast steps fitted 2018
Deck Gear
4 self tailing ss winches plus 1 non self tailing
Electric anchor winch good cond
Spare plough anchor
Made to measure swim ladder - easy entry from water for swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Saltwater deck wash
Freshwater cockpit shower
Beautifully presented solid coastal cruising catamaran listed as the best priced ready to go cat of her size on the Australian market.

Kim and Steve Roach
Port Macquarie