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1997 Prout Manta

Solomons, Maryland


Attention    Attention

Sailors wanting a Catamaran Cruiser and/or Live Aboard Yacht

A 1997 Prout 37 Manta is now Available for Sale in Solomons, Maryland.

Prout 37 Catamarans were chosen as the #2 of the top 9 cruising catamarans of All Time by Cruising World Magazine.

More than 500 Prout 37s were built with hundreds having circumnavigated the world.

The Prout family started building boats in the 1950 through 2002 in Exeter UK, leading the way with design innovations, rugged construction and blue water safety.  A major contributor to the popularity of cruising catamarans today. 

The Prout Manta version was built in Richards Bay, South Africa and is basically the same catamaran as the 39 ft Escale model also from Prout.  The Manta at 38 ft has a slightly shorter "sugar scoop" than the Escale model.

The "Reputation of Quality" of the Prout catamaran - It's a very long list but here are a few highlights:

    1. Proven Ocean Crossing Catamaran - Sturdy, Seaworthy, and 

        Affordable.  100+ circumnavigations.

    2. Mast is stepped further AFT with an excellent sail plan for short- 

        handed sailing and balance

    3. Flat Keels and Narrow Beam for standard berths, easy haul outs and   


    4. Low Profile = Low Windage

    5. "Solidly Built", strong, seaworthy and cosey down below. 

    6. Solid forward Bridge deck (no nets) making a very rigid and sturdy 

        boat with a large solid foredeck for working, playing and lounging.






Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sea Ray
Make: Prout
Model: Manta
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: RBY5751137801
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Twin Keel


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 18'5 ft
Max Draft: 3'11 ft
Displacement: 17,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 49 ft
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3HM35
  • Drive Type: Stern
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 34hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1997
  • Engine Location: Center
Cruising Speed: 6 kn
Maximum Speed: 7.5 kn
Displacement Type: Dry Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Stern
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Catamaran


Rob Summers
Please contact Listing Broker Rob Summers - 443-771-4467 cell
Crusader Yacht Sales


Crusader Yacht Sales
7078 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, Maryland, US, 21403



Solid Fiberglass Hull

Rugged, Solid Blue-Water Construction

Solid Foredeck (No Nets) with Lazarettes

Cutter Rigged

Custom Designed Lifting Swim Platform

Rigged Fiberglass Bimini Cover with Opening Front Panels

Deck Mounted Mast

Double Spreaders

Mast Steps

12 Lewmar Hatches

Double Lifelines with 3 gates

Starboard Hull Boarding Steps

Stainless Dinghy Davits

Magma Grill  




North Sail Full Batten Mainsail with Lazy Jacks

Sunbrella Sail Cover

North Sail 135% Genoa with Edge UV Protection with Harken Roller Furling

North Staysail with Edge UV Cover Protection with ProFurl Roller Furling

Cruising Drifter with Sleeve

Extension Pole

Halyards, Reefing and Sheets are lead to the Cockpit

Winches: 2 x #46 Self Tailing         2 x #30 Self Tailing 





44 lb Bruce Anchor with 120 Ft 3/8" HT BBB Chain

45 lb CQR Anchor with Chain and Rode

FX 23 Fortress Anchor with Chain and Rode

Anchor Bridle

Self-Draining Chain Locker

Lewmar Anchor Windlass with Deck Foot Switchers and Remote

Anchor Wash Down

Bow and Stern Anchor Bow Rollers

Storm Drogue with 300 Ft of 3/4" line



Main Salon is centrally located with:

Standing headroom throughout the cabin

"U" Designed dining area with seating for 6 and an extension to 8 people.

Recessed LED lighting 


LIquor Cabinet

Extensive cabinet storage

Starboard Hull

Large Galley

Forward Single Berth with wash basin

Aft is a double stateroom, closets, wash basin, mirrors, lights

Port Hull

Double stateroom with wash basin, closets, mirrors, lights

Forward is the large full size Nav station

Large Head with Shower, wash basin 





Starboard Side Galley

Double Sink

Front Opening Refrigerator

Top Loading Freezer - 12 Volt DC and 120 Volt AC

Katadyn Pur 35 Water Maker

Double Sink with Pressure Hot and Cold Water

Excellent Counter Space and Cupboards for Food Prep and Storage

2 Burner Propane Stove Top and Oven

Sharp Microwave





Garmin Chart plotter map182

Raytheon ST-6000 Instrument Series

Furuno 1720 Radar

Horizon JHX-3503 VHF

ICom M502 VHF

Icom M-6000 Single Side Band HF Marine Transceiver

Autohelm Hydraulic Steering Autopilot

Hummingbird Fish Finder Model 128

TEAC Audio/Radio with Cabin and Cockpit Speakers



120 Volt AC Panel and 12 Volt DC Circuit Breaker Panel

AC Outlets

Shore Power Cable 

Xantex Prosine 2.0 Inverter/ Charger

House Batteries: 6 x 6 Volt Deep Cycle Gel Marine Batteries

Starting Battery: 1 AGM Battery

3 x 75 Watt Solar Panels linked to a Sunforce 30 amp Controller

2017 NextGen UCM i-3.5 kw Diesel Generator

Foredeck Floodlight

Mast Head Tricolor and Anchor Light

Air Conditioning/Heat





Yanmar Model 3HM35

34 HP

High Output Double Belted 120 Amps Alternator

Fuel:  Diesel

Fuel Tank:  50 Gallons

Fuel Consumption at 6 knots = 1/2 gal/hour 

Outdrive: Silette Steerable Outdrive with vertical lifting

3 Blade Prop

Standard Disclaimer

Potential purchasers should assume that any items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht. These specifications are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed. Specifications are provided for information purposes. Data was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Engine hours are approximate, may be reported verbally by the seller, and are recorded at the time and date of the original listing of this vessel. Owner's use during the time of this listing may affect the total engine hours upon a prospective buyer's inspection. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his/her agents or his/her surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes or withdrawal from market without notice.

Additional Contact Information

Please Contact Rob Summers Prior to Showing the Prout 37 at:

Rob Summers

Crusader Yacht Sales

Spring Cove Marina

455 Lore Rd, Solomons Maryland 20688

Cell: 443-771-4467



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