Elan Impression 434

Kirkwall, United Kingdom

  • £107,000 inc Vat

  • Catherine J was commissioned in Troon 2008 having been supplied by the then Scottish Agent for Elan Bill McKay. She was purchased for pleasure and commercial use and has been offered for bareboat charter on average 8-10 weeks annually during what is a fairly short season operating from Kirkwall Marina. Under single ownership from date of purchase the Yacht has mainly sailed around Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles but has also taken part in Club racing in Orkney and Shetland regattas. Catherine J is also a veteran of   4 North Sea passages between Norway and Orkney, proving her excellent sea keeping in the variable conditions of the North Sea.

    The Rob Humphreys design,  provides excellent performance, combined with reassuring sea keeping ability. Catherine J is offered for sale with VAT recoverable if the purchaser can do so.

    General Information

    • Year Built: 2007
    • Hull Material: GRP
    • Builder: Elan
    • Designer: Rob Humphreys


    • Length: 44 ft
    • Beam: 4.18 meter
    • Min Draft: 1.9 meter
    • Max Draft: 1.9 meter
    • Length Overall: 13.41 meter
    • Length at Waterline: 11.45 meter
    • Displacement: 10070 kilogram


    • Number of Engines: 1
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Engine Hours: 2400
    • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Folding
    • Total Power: 55 hp
    • Max Speed: 8 knots
    • Cruising Speed: 7 knots


    • Fuel Tankage: 1 x 240 l
    • Water Tankage: 1 x 500 l

    Spars and Sails

    Owen mainsail (2014) with 3 reefs, 2 single line and 1 slab.

    Owen furling Genoa. (2012)


    Saturn spinnaker & pole - little used.

    Sails washed and stored regularly.

    Forestay replaced 2017

    Original Victory Genoa & Mainsail (included)


    Deck Equipment

    20kg Bruce anchor, Lewmar electric Anchor windlass with 60m chain.

    10kg Kedge anchor with 60m chain & warp.

    2x Harken ST Genoa winches. 2x Harken ST44.2 Halyard winches. 

    Twin wheels covered in suede. Teak seats and sole in cockpit. Cockpit table with cover. Sprayhood - new 2017. Stackpack cover, Fenders & warps. Boarding ladder. H&C shower on transom.

    Spare sprayhood (2008) and stackpack (included).

    Mechanical & General

    Volvo Penta D2-55 55hp diesel engine on saildrive. 

    3-Bladed folding propeller

    Electric anchor windlass

    240v Shorepower & battery charger

    Eberspacher cabin heating

    Bow thruster

    6x Batteries: 1 engine, 2 domestic, 2 bow thruster, 1 windlass

    Rudder bearing & saildrive gasket new 2017

    Saildrive new 2017

    Navigational Equipment

    • Raymarine i50 tridata (2017)
    • Raymarine i60 wind (2017)
    • Raymarine E120 GPS
    • Raymarine Chart plotter E80 repeater
    • Raymarine 55+ raymic(cockpit)
    • Raymarine Autopilot (reconditioned 2014)
    • Plastimo compass
    • Raymarine AIS 650 
    • Raymarine Raydome radar
    • Furuno Navtex

    Safety Equipment

    • Radar reflector
    • EPIRB
    • Raymarine Life tag MOB system
    • MOB alarm
    • Gas detector
    • Horn
    • Liferaft
    • Bilge pump
    • Boathook


    Spacious saloon with twin settees converts to berths, seating for 8 people and additional seating strbrdside main saloon. 2 heads one with walk in shower, both fitted with shower pumps; one manual, one electric.  Portholes to port & strbrd

    Chart table with nav seat and repeater navigation equipment.

    L-shaped galley with extensive storage & glass holders, dry fridge, full fridge, ice box, 3-burner cooker with oven - new 2017. Microwave

    Hot & Cold water

    10 berths, 4 cabins.

    Tender & Outboard

    • Yamaha 2.5hp 4-stroke outboard engine.
    • Bombardier dinghy


    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.

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