Naval Forcé 3, Tropic 40

Catamaran sailboat from the year 1999 - 11,90m length - in Valencia (Spain)

Vessel used

149.000 €

Advertiser's comments

Beautiful 39.6ft catamaran (11.9m) ? ready to go; Light, fast, solid, safe, seaworthy, custom built
Fully equipped for live aboard for worldwide voyages (watermaker, photovoltaics, etc.) The boat is a magnificent, widely traveled, light and fast ship. The original owners, a German-Austrian couple, designed this catamaran based on a Tropic 40 hull and customized from their extensive experience and prior knowledge with their first yacht. It is ingeniously designed for long voyages. It was well built in the Naval Force 3 shipyard in La Rochelle, France, and sailed from Europe via Polynesia and Hawaii to Alaska and back again. She has been a reliable bluewater cruising-yacht with proven capability, successfully crossing all oceans (4x Atlantic, 3x Caribbean, 2xPacific, 1x Indian Ocean) and passed 3x through the Panama Canal and rounded Cape of Good Hope, sailed to Alaska; Circumnavigated the globe ***.***.***.
Excellent sailing performance in all conditions (tested 5 - 45kn wind speed); top sailing performance within 24 hrs: 232 nm with 3rd. reef; Easy to handle (singlehanded Atlantic crossing done)
Easy to maintain and repair (all manuals on board); Outstanding condition, complete refit in 2017. And there have been many additional pieces of equipment and repairs done since September 2019.
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Features of Naval Forcé 3, Tropic 40:

Basic data

  • Type: Catamaran sailboat

  • Year : 1999

  • Length: 11.90 m

  • Location: Valencia (Spain)


  • Flag: USA/Alaska

  • Shipyard: Naval Force 3

  • Material: Composite


  • Beam: 11,9 m

  • Draft: 1,5 m

  • Ballast: -

  • Displacement: 4500 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 3

  • Berths: 5

  • Heads: 1

  • Water capacity: 350 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 48 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 165 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Yanmar

  • Engine usage (hours): -

More information on the boat

  • Multihull

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This Catamaran sailboat's equipment


complete electronics by Raymarine, newly installed 2017 including new wiring
Chart Plotter for navigation Raymarine new (2017):
Navionics-Seachart (updated 2019, updates available until 2023)
AIS Transponder aktiv+passiv, Raymarine new (2017)
Autopilot Raymarine new (2017)
Trilog Raymarine new, featuring 2 displays at starboard and repeater port side of cockpit (2017)
Echolot (Backup)
Chart Plotter Standard Horizon ( backup )
Autopilot display ( backup )
GPS Garmin ( backup )
Weather station Barigo
Clock Barigo
VHF Standard Horizon
Dual Marine Receiver and CD-Player, interior and exterior speakers
Target SSB Receiver
3 separate Antenna ( VHF, AIS )
EPIRB Ocean Signal
All manuals

Electricity/ Motor Naval Forcé 3, Tropic 40

220V AC electrical system with cords and adaptors
2 starter batteries (2016 and 2018) and 1 added in November 2019
2 separate AGM battery banks as a house provider (2017) and backup
6 solar panels a 66.2 Wp
NASA battery monitor
WAECO sine wave converter (new 2017)
Sterling battery charger for shore power 230V
Generator (second hand, not used)
all manuals

Deck equipment

1000W electric windlass Goiot
200 ft of 8mm stainless steel chain with a 45 lbs Buegelanker, (similar to a Rocna)
Delta 25 stored at the ready position, and an FX 23 Fortress anchor, 300ft anchor rode
Life sling rescue system
Class B EPIRB (121.5 + 243MHz)
Navigation lights and day markers
8 large cleats and 2 medium size cleats
8 long lines, 25mm diameter
9 fenders
Life raft Seago 4 Person (new, 2017)
Dinghy: 2.8m Avon Rover hypalon inflatable dinghy with 6 hp Mercury outboard (new, 2017) Folding anchor for dinghy with chain forward and rope
Dinghy oars and paddles

Comfort / Interior

large, comfortable living room with separate salon bunk, dining table, corner seat (suitable as another guest bed) and chart table in desk format. All with storages spaces under or behind them.
In the starboard hull the owner's cabin with double bed, "hanging locker", clothing compartments other storage and shelving as well as bath and toilet.
In the port hull the large galley with gas stove, fridge, freezer, etc., a former studio work station and the cabin with berth in the forepeak.
Special foam mattresses adapt to body shape.
Easy care laminate soles throughout with teak trim and teak grating where purposeful.
Sufficient storage space, backboxes, sail-locker, anchor box and separate sit-in engine compartments make this cat really spacious.
Galley: Seawaterpump (foot)+freshwaterpump Whale electric (incl. Filter)
2x 40L coolbox/freezer (2xDanfoss-compressor in port engine room)
2-burner Force 10 gas stove with Trident safety solenoid switch and 2 new burner heads
2 gas bottles in external sea locker with solenoid, drains overboard

Head: fresh water pump (including filter)
LaVac vacuum toilet, extra seat and seals
Assigned space for black water tank
Thetford porta-potti


mainsail 40m2 (2017)
Genoa 20m2 (2017)
2. Genoa 20m2 as a passat or reserve
gennaker ca 70m2
storm sail ( never used )
Mast & rigging: Z Spar masthead 14m above deck level; all shrouds changed in 2017
Running rigging can be handled from the cockpit, for safe and easy single-handing.
The double mainsheet is also amazingly easy to handle in a stable and controlled manner.
Single-line reef system for mainsail, 3 reefs
Profurl furling system for foresail (grooves for 2 sails) and self-turning system
furler for gennaker, is driven on mobile bowsprit, self-tacking genoa
various reserve lines


US Coast Guard


Well maintained. Since the construction 1998/99 "owner-maintained" and never chartered. Comprehensive refit 2014


Engines: 2 x 24 HP (20 kW) Yanmar engines 3GM30F with many new parts (autumn 2019)
with SD20 saildrives with new seals and small bearings (December 2019) and folding propellers
Hull: The underwater section is made from fiberglass with integral low aspect ratio keel with special osmosis-resistant isopthalic resin. Above the waterline 10 mm high density marine plywood covered with fiberglass and epoxy. Quality antifouling by Hempel (2018 in Darwin) and another coat in December 2019.

Topsides and Upperworks: Bridge deck, deck and roof are built from epoxy covered sandwich, balsawood or foam: the advantage is a reasonable weight reduction and fantastic insulation. Main beams are epoxy glued red cedar/plywood construction. Inside/outside 2component PU paint. Foam filled crashbox front and aft. coach roof / deck structure: sandwich construction with a core of balsa wood - excellent climate below deck, pleasant interior temperature even in the tropics. (we never used the 12V-ventilators that we carrried along; elegant deck layout, toes friendly stepless foredeck)

Morse-throttle controls
New alternator and starter on starboard engine
New water lock, hoses and water pump pulley on port side
New fuel pump for day tank
spare filters, belts and impeller
Mercury 6 HP 4-stroke-outboard (2017) (overhauled in November 2019) with external fuel tank for dinghy
all manuals
Additional Equipment: 4 Bilge Pumps and spares, Rudder, Bathing Platforms, Storage Boxes, Underwater and topsides paint, Dual Radio & CD-Player, 4 Deck Hatches, 8 opening ports, 4 dorades and 4 fixed ports, 5 Fire Extinguishers (2 new in 2019), fire blanket.
Covers & Tarpaulins, Sunroof, Shade Sail,
Shore Connection with adapters, Storage Room, Steering Compasses, Work Bench, Searchlight, Built-In Tank, Speedometer
Watermaker: New Katadyn-Watermaker (2017) Swiss high end quality product, delivers approx. 6L/hr powered by solar pannels (PV) which provides autonomy
Service kit (2017)
Cockpit: fixed Bimini top provides a shady teak cockpit
turnable and removable teak table in the cockpit
2x Plastimo compasses in the cockpit ( port / starboard )
Lewmar 40 winches and handles
2 swimming ladders

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Naval Forcé 3, Tropic 40

Composite boat, built by Naval Force 3, at a sale price of 149.000€. If you are interested in this catamaran sailboat, contact the advertiser Mike Samoya now.

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  • Year : from 1990 to 1999
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