Hullabaloo is a well-equipped, updated 2007 Catalina 400 MKII -- and is by most accounts a stunning boat. We are the third owners and have sailed and lived on her for the past 18 months.
We bought Hullabaloo (hull 343, two-cabin design) from a compulsively clean couple who owned her for four years and during their watch added a new battery bank, new 120% genoa, new strut, new PYI dripless shaft seal, and two new commodes (one electric). The boat was hauled by the previous owners in 2018 for an inspection survey and hauled again in 2020 for bottom paint. The former owners updated the running rigging, added new electronics, some new plumbing, a new microwave, and more.
We have continued to maintain and upgrade Hullabaloo.
After buying Hullabaloo in 2021 we swapped in a new 16,000 BTU Dometic air-conditioning unit, upgraded the single, wet-cell lead acid battery bank to split banks -- an Optima Bluetop AGM starter bank (one, 12v) and an SOK Lithium Iron Phosphate house bank (two, 206 amp/hour batteries). We upgraded the fixed three-blade prop to a new three-blade Max-Prop Easy, installed a new Tides Marine Sail Track system on the mast and upgraded the original main sail with a new North Sails main. We upgraded the conventional main sail cover with a new Sunbrella stack pack (and Dyneema jack lines), upgraded the 35 lb Manson Supreme anchor that was on the boat when we bought her to a 45 lb Manson Supreme anchor (more suitable for a 40 ft boat), and replaced older single-lever throttle assembly with new and swapped in new throttle and transmission cables. We removed and rebed the two portlights, port and starboard, in the back cabin. We will be installing a new rudder in December 2022.
Hullabaloo's most recent haul-out was September, 2022 -- her bottom was sanded and painted with Interlux Micron 66 bottom paint and a full set of new rudder bearings/bushings were installed. We've spared no expense to keep Hullabaloo in top shape.
Hullabaloo is a perfect liveaboard and inter-island cruiser. She has two staterooms, each with a dedicated head (aft head with walk-in shower). Her aft stateroom has a near-king size, near-walk around bed that you won’t find on many other aft-cockpit 40’ boats. Her salon and seating areas are elegant with light wood paneling throughout and accent lighting. She has a twin helm design that makes her a dream to sail and allows easy access to the transom and swim-step while at anchor and playing in the water. She makes a great dive boat.
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BELOW DECK: Full galley with fridge/freezer, microwave, double sink, stove/oven, and plenty of storage; Forward v-berth with stand-up closet and head/shower combo (wet head); Salon table can lowered to make an additional queen size bed; rear stateroom has a nearly king size walk-around bed and two hanging lockers, also has a private head with separate shower; 16,000 BTU Air Conditioner in salon; 125 gal fresh water tankage in two tanks (75 and 50 gal. tanks); an 11-gallon hot water heater, two 16 gallon black water tanks for heads, both with macerator pumps; a 44-gallon aluminum diesel fuel tank; a Mastervolt PowerCombi 12v/1200W 50A inverter/charger system; solar MPPT charging system with removable flexible panels; bluetooth stereo with two Bose speakers inside, two Kicker speakers in the cockpit; VHF radio; all LED interior lighting; three-burner range with oven (propane). Refrigeration system serviced August 2022 (coolant drained, measured, reintroduced). Bottom has been cleaned regularly. Propane tank has new stem valve.
Yanmar 54hp 4JH4E with 1,682 hours. Regularly serviced. Replaced impeller April 2022. Oil, oil filter, fuel filters all changed every four months. Some hot-water engine hoses replaced Dec 2021. Coolant flushed and replaced with new July, 2022. Heat exchanger flushed summer 2020. Mixing elbow removed and descaled Jan 2021. Fuel tank drained and cleaned Sept 2022. Victron 30 amp isolated DC-DC charge controller installed concurrent with battery bank upgrade in 2021. Engine starts instantly and runs like new.
Sail inventory: New North Sails main (2021), 120 percent Hyde Sails 120% Genoa (2017), Asym Spinnaker, Doyle Sails (2007, only rarely used); full sailboat cover for sun and UV protection; Raymarine autopilot, E80 chart plotter, ST60+ depth, wind and speed gauges; Manson Supreme anchor (45 lb), 200' of chain/200' nylon three-strand rode; Maxwell electric windlass; new bimini; twin helms with leather wrapped wheels; two massive storage lockers in stern; 2 x 30 amp shore power receptacles; cockpit cushions, cockpit table with fold-down leaves; princess seats; all lines (save for the cunningham) run aft to cockpit. Eleven fenders (various sizes, come with covers). Many misc. parts and materials included. Fuel and water jerry cans.
Includes a new 8' roll-up inflatable dinghy (West Marine PRU-3, new June 2022, all parts included) with 4hp four-stroke Mercury outboard and fuel supply tank.
Includes a dockside two-step boarding ladder.
UPGRADES and MAINTENANCE:
Haul out and complete bottom job Sept 2022. Bottom sanded, two coats of Interlux Micron 66 ablative bottom paint applied, complete set of new Catalina-supplied rudder bearings installed.
Previous haul out Nov 2020. Four coats of Interlux Micron 66 paint applied, hull compounded and waxed, replaced shaft seal with PYI dripless, new Morse cutlass bearing installed.
New rudder to be installed December or Jan, 2022 (on order from Rudder Craft)
Zincs regularly inspected and replaced as needed
Replaced all standing rigging - 2017
Replaced sheets and halyards - 2019
New cam cleats added topside for traveler lines, traveler lines are also new - 2022
New, 120 percent Hyde Sails genoa - 2017
New bimini - 2020
New main sail stack pack custom sewn and added - 2022 (Sail Rite)
Leather wrapped steering wheels - 2019
New 45 lb Manson Supreme anchor swapped in for original 35 lb Manson anchor - 2021
Propane tank recertified, new stem valve - 2021, 2022
Cockpit lighting updated - 2021
Replaced throttle assembly with new unit - 2022
Replaced throttle and transmission cables - 2022
Replaced engine control panel and gauges - 2019
Aft portlights (P and S) removed and rebedded/sealed - 2021
New sheet bags - 2017
16K BTU Air Conditioning system added, including a separate 30 amp service - 2020
A/C unit replaced with new Dometic unit * - 2021
Two fixed port lights, port and starboard, pulled and resealed - 2021
New 12v Lithium Iron Phosphate house battery bank added - 2021 (two, 206 amp/hour SOK brand batteries)
New 12v AGM starter battery added - 2022 (Optima Bluetop)
Premium electric head installed in forward head (Raritan Elegance) - 2018
New 11 gal hot water heater - 2021
New fresh water pump * - 2021
New Mastervolt charger/inverter - 2018
New Stereo - 2019
Solar Charging system added - 2018 (new panels - 2021)
New Microwave - 2017
Interior Light Fixtures added - 2017
LED lighting conversion - 2017
New bilge pump and float switch - 2020
New engine mounts - 2020
Mixing elbow removed and descaled - 2022
New Life Ring - 2019
Companionway door modified - 2019 (old slats were kept)
New Magma grill * - 2021
* STILL COVERED UNDER WEST MARINE'S PLUS PLAN WARRANTY.
Hullabaloo has performed very well over the year and a half that we've owned her. We are based on Oahu and have sailed Hullabaloo to Lanai, Maui, Molokai, a full rounding of Oahu in addition to numerous overnights to Makua Bay, Pokai Bay, Electric Beach and Kaneohe Bay. We are meticulous owners -- no pets, no smoking, no heavy cooking onboard -- and have always kept Hullabaloo clean and sharp looking. Our buyer's in-water survey (2021) is available; an out-of-water hull survey (2022) is also available. Hullabaloo is a Coast Guard registered boat; she has no liens against her, all her paperwork is current.
Hullabaloo is docked at Ko Olina Marina. Contact the owners at 808-754-0687, phone or text.