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About PatiCat

Voyage 440 Catamaran

Background (details below)

PatiCat is the name of Frank and Karen Taylor's new award-winning 2001 Voyage 440 Catamaran (hull #004) manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa by Voyage Yachts. In 2001 (shortly after PatiCat was purchased), the Voyage 440 won several major awards. In fact, she was awarded the OVERALL Boat of the Year by Cruising World magazine. The first time in history a CATAMARAN was ever awarded this distinction! Voyage was able to accomplish this in large part because the Voyage 440 is a greatly refined version of the earlier Voyage/Norseman 430 and the even older 400. Needless to say, PatiCat's owners are thrilled with their wise investment.

PatiCat was launched on November 14, 2001. PatiCat got her name from Frank and Karen's two children (who are twins of course): Patricia and Catherine.

PatiCat is a well equipped owner's version with many extra options including: solar panels, GPS, autopilot, radar, bimini, screecher sail and bow sprit, assymetrical spinnaker, watermaker, 40 hp engine upgrades, inverter, fans, extra lights, and an electric winch.


PatiCat Pictures

Here are some pictures of PatiCat when she was first picked up by her new owners in Tortola, British Virgin Islands:

PatiCat catamaran in Tortola, Soper's Hole, BVI PatiCat catamaran in Tortola, Soper's Hole, BVI
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Basic Specifications

Overall Length:

13.30 m

43.7 ft

Waterline Length:

12.35 m

40.5 ft


7.65 m

25.1 ft


1.1 m

3.5 ft

Mast Height:

18.90 m

62 ft


>9,998 kg

>22,000 lb.


45.8 m2

528 ft2

Fully Battened Mainsail:

60 m2

646 ft2


87 m2

936 ft2

Assymetrical Spinnaker:

123.97 m2

1330 ft2

Water Capacity:

640 l

150 US Gal

Fuel Capacity:

400 l

106 US Gal

Diesel Motors(2):

20 KW

40 Hp




Owners Version

The owner's version of the Voyage 440 has only two key differences from the standard version:

  1. the aft stateroom is sacrificed to provide: a larger head with a separate shower, a desk area amid-ships, and more storage all in a dedicated starboard hull for the owners (parents)
  2. the salon has a slightly smaller couch, but a breakfast bar is added with two bar stools

PatiCat Voyage 440 catamaran floorplan
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Sail Plan

PatiCat Voyage 440 catamaran sailplan
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