A Capture of Various Interests

Yacht Information

Price, as she sits, is $240k.

Silver Star is a well-equipped, well made and hard to Catana C381 'Owners' version built in '98.  

Key differences you'll find in the owner's version layout include an office setup with desk and bookshelves that can also be setup as a 3rd berth using removable custom bunk and bunk cushions.   You'll also find a rather large shower and head in the aft portion of the starboard hull.   She is powered by highly reliable 29 HP Yanmar 3YM30FC diesels that propel her at 7 knots while sipping 2 - 3 gallons per hour.  

Side picture

Under wind power she nicely sails at 7 - 12 knots in 10 - 20 knot winds and can get up into teens in 20+ knot winds.  Fastest sustained speeds was 14 knots.  Daggerboards enable her to point very well.  

The Catana C381 is truly a performance oriented cruising catamaran that is perfect for those interested in an ocean capable yacht with daggerboards to get most anywhere on the Chesapeake Bay or Islands. 

Silver Star has been continuosly refurbished since we acquired her in December '04.  Highlights include:  a re-power with twin Yanmar 29 engines (3YM30FC/SD20 Saildrive) with flex-o-fold props, a new main and tri-radial genny were acquired in 2017 and 2018 respectively, a Cruisair 16,000 BTU AC/Heat sytem was installed in 2016, three 150 Amp Master Volt Slimline Batteries were added in 2017, Padeyes and bowsprit were added in 2018, an Alder Barbor compressor and condensor plate was added in 2016. Her bottom has been prepped and painted each year with Petit Hyrocoat with all zincs replaced and oils changed each year. 

Accommodations & Layout

Entering the spacious salon from the cockpit, there is an L-shaped settee forward.   The side facing navigation station with adjustable seat is to starboard.  To port forward , there is a top-loading refrigerator and to port aft is the galley with 3 burner stove with oven and double sinks.  Excellent storage under the settees for stores. 

Wrap around windows allow excellent visibility forward while underway.  The starboard hull is dedicated to the owner with a  large double berth forward and roomy head with separate shower aft.  The port hull has been factory configured with an aft office and is  convertible to a double berth and a double berth forward with a head and shower amidship.  Both hulls have outstanding storage lockers and shelving.  Numerous opening ports and hatches are located throughout.  Five hella fans provide additional ventilation.

salon view


  • 3-burner propane Force 10 stove
  • 20 lb aluminum propane tank with solenoid safety system
  • Top loading refrigeration with Alder Barbor compressor and plates
  • Pressurized fresh water system
  • (2) 20 liter hot water heaters that run off 110v or engine heat exchanger
  • Cruisair 16,000 BTU AC and Heater

sindk and galley



inside fridge


cruisair panel


  • Large Shower and Head to staboard (owners side)
  • Head and shower amidship to port
  • 2 Jabsco heads in port (stdn size) and starboard (large)
  • 35 gallon Todd Industries holding tank and hose in starboard hull
  • 20 gallon Todd Industries holding tank and hose in port hull
  • 2 Bronze Y Valves port and stbd
  • 2 Jabsco bilge pumps for port and starboard showers
  • 1 external pressurized shower  
  • Water:  2 40 gallon internal tanks in each hull

view from stb head

large head

port head

Electronics and Navigation

  • Autohelm ST6000+ with display and control at the helm
  •  Autohelm multifunction displays (helm and cockpit) for speed, distance, depth
  • Autohelm wind speed and wind angles in the cockpit
  • Speed Log:  2 Raymarine Tridata Depth, Distance and Speed (one at navigation and other at helm Compass: 5” Plastimo Olympic 135  
  • Wind Indicator:  Raymarine ST60 + Wind/Speed/Point Unit Radar:  Raymarine SL72  
  • SL 72 Plus Pathfinder Radar 2kw Product Code M92650
  • ICOM SSB (located in aft port office)
  • Garmin 492 Chartplotter and Garmin 152 GPS
  • ACR Satelitte 406 EPIRB
  • Standard Horizon GX1600 VHF with extended RAM mic
  • Sony CDX M50 Stereo with CD player 4 speakers


detailed nav

outdie helm

Electrical System

  • 4 X 55 watt solar panels and regulators
  • (3)  Mastervolt 150 Amp AGM Slimline Gell House Batteries (450 amp total new 2017)
  • (2) Deka Marine Master starting batteries (new 2017)
  • Xantrex Xantrex 804-1240-02 TRUECharge2 12V 40A Parallel Stackable Battery Charger (new 2018)
  • 12v DC and 110V AC electrical systems
  • (2) alternators 1-55 am and 1-105 AMP with 3 stage external regulator and 1-55 amp spare



rear view


  • 2 anchors 
  • Lewmar Ocean 1 Electric windlass
  • 11' Caribe RIB Dinghy (Primary) with 15 HP Honda
  • 8 person Plastimo Transocean liferaft (needs re-cert)
  • Lifesling
  • Saltwater deck washdown
  • Bimini over cockpit
  • Bimini over Helm station
  • White mesh bimini extension cover (attaches to aft portion of bimini and extends to steering station)
  • Swim Ladder
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit shade enclosure (great for keeping cockpit and interior cool)
  • Life jackets
  • Life Ring
  • Navigation / spreader lights
  • Side stanchions and lifelines
  • Fenders and dockline
  • Tramp - top net new in '04

side bimini view


  • LOA: 38'8" LWL:  38'8" Beam:  21'7" Displacement: 12362 lbs. (empty) Draft 3'6" boards up / 6' 7" boards down
  • Manufactured with Tawron aramid fiber in the innermost layers, the C381 is able to withstand major collisions with limited damage.
  • Last bottom paint March 2018 Petit Hydrocoat Black
  • 7' Daggerboards

Engine and Mechanical

  • Highly reliable 29HP Yanmar 3YM30FC inboard diesels with Yanmar SD20 saildrives  
  • Fuel:  44 gallon plastic
  • Flex-O-Fold props new in April 2005
  • Hydraulic wheel steering (re-sealed in '07)
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Fuel shutoff for engine and propane
  • 4 bilge pumps
  • 2 manual bilge pumps leading to cockpit drainage


Sails and Rigging

  • Fully battened dacron Cross Cut Main (2017)
  • TriRadial Geneoa (2018)
  • Quantum Pentax Main (new in 2004)
  • Quantum Genoa (2004)
  • Spinnaker with Sock (2004) and corresponding sheet and blocks
  • Asymetrical Spinnikar with Sock
  • Sail Area upwind 936 sq ft
  • Sail Area Downwind 1560 sq ft  
  • Harken Track system for main
  • Profurl roller furling headsail
  • 6 self-tailing winches
  • S/S wire standing rigging

sails main and genny




Catana C381

Designed by Christian Bearreau and made by Catana in 1998

A unique performance cruiser that is fun to sail!