2016 Malcolm Tennant Power Catamaran

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2016 Malcolm Tennant Power Catamaran

Cocoa Beach FL, US





One could argue that CATBYRD has defined it’s own category but the builder of this boat also built the other 5 boats in this category. 

This builder/owner has taken the Malcom Tennant design and equipped it with the best technology, modern propulsion while employing intelligent, easy to service systems.

CATBYRD can cruise efficiently at 16 knots and reach a top speed of 22 knots. This 60 ft yacht can obtain almost 3 mpg at normal cruising speeds. 


  • Mechanically controlled Cummins 220 hp Diesels
  • Stable and comfortable 
  • Massive storage for provisioning for a year onboard
  • Toggle steering at both helms with stand by wheel.
  • 2400 watts solar
  • 1400 watts Lithium Lead batteries
  • AC will run on batteries, Both generators have never been used
  • 15 ft lightweight dingy can be lifted on deck with crane
  • Spares of almost everything
  • At 8 knots range 6,000nm
    At 10 1/2 knots range 4,000nm
    At 16 knots range 2,000nm
    At 22 knots would be 1,500nm

Full Specs

  • (2) P and S Maretron depth sounders
  • Maretron wind and weather instrument
  • (1) Forward scan Echo Pilot FLS Platinum
  • (2) 27 Inch LG displays
  • (1) 27 inch Asus monitor
  • Sitex SSB receiver
  • Bilge alarm P and S
  • Sitex/Comnav autopilot Sp36
  • Comnav tiller steer 203FFU
  • Comnav hand held remote CR-203
  • Sitex metadata class b AIS transceiver
  • Koden type MDS-6R 12 KW radar
  • Asus navigation computer Coastal Explorer software with integrated radar
  • C-Map, raster, vector charts
  • Wilson cell phone antenna and booster
  • Islandtime WiFi antenna and booster
  • 2 Sailor VHF radios
  • 1 Standard Horizon handheld VHF radio
  • All navigation hardware have backups stored in a metal suitcase


  • 2/ Cummins 5.9 6BT approximately (418 hrs each)
  • ZF 85 lV 2.5 Drive
  • 3 Blade 24x26 Michigan Nibral propellors
  • 2 Spare propellors
  • 2 24 Volt 4 KW Kubota DC generators (never used)

  • 1400 Ah 24 volt LiFePo4 Battery bank
  • 2 Outback 3700 Watt Charger/Inverter
  • 2 24 Volt 4 KW Kubota DC Generator (never used)
  • 2400 Watts solar

  • Inside Galley: Force 10 3 burner cooktop
  • Outside Galley: Force 10 3 burner cooktop with infrared broiler
  • Daewoo Convection Microwave
  • 3-8 Cubic feet Frigoboat frig or freezers
  • Special epoxy counter tops

  • 2-5000 BTU Reverse cycle Air conditioners
  • 2-16000 BTU Reverse cycle Air conditioners
  • AC units can run on inverter/batteries
  • 2 Queen size beds
  • 2 heads with full showers
  • 2 Royal Flush Headhunter toilets
  • Samsung 40 in. TV
  • GE 24 inch Front loading washing machine
  • Maple interior
  • Intellian i6 Direct TV

  • 16 ft custom catamaran with custom EVO foam collar and 40hp Yamaha 4-stroke
  • 2 Swim ladders
  • 2 salt and fresh water showers on transom
  • 1200 Lb Brower Systems Crane
  • Maxwell 3500 windlass with spare motor and gearbox
  • 600 ft 3/4 inch 8 plait
  • 600 ft 1 inch 8 plait
  • 6-60 ft dock lines 3/4 in 8 plait
  • 4-60 ft dock lines 1 in 8 plait
  • 3 Polyform F-8 fenders
  • 2 Polyform A-4 fenders
  • 4 Polyform A-3 fenders
  • 240 Lb Rockna anchor on 300 ft 7/16 Chain
  • 120 Lb Spade anchor on 150 ft  7/16 chain
  • FX 125 Fortress anchor
  • Hooka rig with air compressor
  • Life jackets, flares
  • Inreach satellite 
  • 12 rods and reels
  • 4 composite propane tanks

Owner/Builder comments

Catbyrd Listing Info

Builders Comments:

I have built six boats and all were built using the West Systems composite technique. Catbyrd‘s hull from flange to flange is strip plank 1 inch thick by 1.5 inch wide juniper (white cedar) glued together with epoxy. While still upside down 9 ounce unidirectional carbon fiber was laminated on with epoxy with a four foot overlap on the center line then faired with West Systems epoxy and 410 microlite. Once turned over the inside of the hulls were laminated with 12 ounce biaxial Kevlar. All top sides and decking panels were constructed with 3mm 3 ply ockumme plywood and different densities of core material (ingrained balsa, venticell, corecel and divinicell closed cell structural foam) as structural scantlings dictated. All panels were vacuum bagged and glassed to seal and provide a tough waterproof coating in preparation for painting. The only wood not glassed is the interior maple joinery. However all joinery was double coated with clear epoxy. There is no exposed raw wood on Catbyrd.



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.