SOLD – 40′ CELTIC 40

Great Escape

The Celtic 40 (formerly Admiral 40) is a true Bluewater catamaran built to withstand the tough conditions of the open ocean. In addition to their Bluewater capabilities, Celtic Yachts are designed for short-handed sailing and provide excellent sailing performance and a comfortable live-aboard experience. Built in South Africa, Great Escape was sailed from the factory to the USA by the owner and designer of Celtic Yachts himself, Tim Duncan. The current owners bought
her new at the boat show and have enjoyed the past several years cruising the Chesapeake Bay. If you’re looking at Leopard catamarans you definitely need to check out Great Escape!

Vessel Details

LOA: 40 ft
LWL: 38 ft
Beam: 24 ft
Max Bridge Clearance: 60 ft 8 in
Min. Draft: 3 ft 9 in
Max Draft: 3 ft 9 in
Mainsail: 742 ft²
Headsail: 415 ft²
Displacement: 18000 lb
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 113 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 113 gal
Number of Cabins: 4
Number of Heads: 2

Engine #1
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3YM30
Primary Engines: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail Drive
Location: Port
Engine Year: 2016
Hours: 760
Power: 30 hp
Engine #2
Engine Make: Yanmar
Engine Model: 3YM30
Primary Engines: Inboard
Drive Type: Sail Drive
Location: Starboard
Engine Year: 2016
Hours: 756
Power: 30 hp

Stepping inside, the galley is to port and a dinette to starboard. Large side and front windows let in plenty of light and allow for a panoramic view of your surroundings. Several opening hatches and ports provide strategic ventilation and airflow throughout the boat. An impressive feature on the Celtic 40 is the abundance of useable storage! It’s everywhere and is easily accessible, which is so important especially if you’re planning to liveaboard. The sliding door to the cockpit was redesigned and made larger so the whole space flows as one and you’re never far from your guests or the enjoying the beauty of the anchorage when inside. Large U-shaped dinette with beige marine leather upholstery. Much easier than fabric to keep clean and is a cooling retreat when the AC is on.
Front opening cabinets feature wooden door fronts in a basket weave pattern allowing air to ventilate and prohibit mildew.

  • Samsung 32″ TV
  • Impressive 6’8″ headroom
  • LED lighting
  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU AC with Soft Start ducted to salon and main cabin (2017)
  • Mesh sun screens for the large side windows

The well appointed galley is extremely functional and has the same abundant (and easily accessible) storage found throughout the salon. Placing the galley within sight of the helm allows for better communication (and a good visual) between those inside and out.

  • Indel Marine front loading 130L refrigerator and separate Indel Marine front loading 90L deep freezer. So important for provisioning for long trips! (12V or engine driven)
  • Double S/S sink with separate low flow water faucet to conserve water reserves
  • 3 burner stove / oven with rotisserie. Features propane gas detector and shutoff system. Burner cover allows for extra countertop space when not in use.
  • Corian countertops

Port and Starboard hulls each feature two cabins and one head, for a 4 cabin / 2 head layout. Light from the large windows in the salon keep the hulls bright and ventilated Two aft cabins feature large athwartship berths that are approximately king sized (7’2″ x 6’6″). Two forward cabins have double beds (6’3″ x 4’7″) that can be configured multiple ways making this a great flex space for additional storage or even as a small craft / tool room if not needed as a berth. Lots of storage in the cabins to keep your personal belongings and clothing. Front opening cabinets feature the same wooden door fronts in a basket weave pattern allowing air to ventilate and prohibit mildew. AC is ducted into the starboard aft cabin. Newly installed fans in the other cabins. Port aft cabin has a radio separate from the primary boat radio. Both heads feature a separate shower, sink basin with storage below and a full length mirrored locker. Starboard head has a composting toilet (2019). Port head has a Vetus electric toilet with a pumpout connection on deck for holding tank. Plumbed for raw water or freshwater flush.

Cockpit / Deck
The great advantage to a catamaran versus a monohull is the incredible amount of indoor / outdoor space it provides. Aside form the large cockpit, the foredeck with it’s large trampolines and built in bird seats make for the perfect place to take in an evening sunset. The side deck are wide and open, allowing for an unobstructed path from bow to stern even while underway. The redesigned davit platform aft makes boarding the dinghy easy and improves the traffic flow in the cockpit. This is perfect for a large group, or if you’re traveling with pets. The helm to starboard has good visibility to what lies ahead and a clear view of all four corners while docking.

  • Large dinette to port with table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Hard molded bimini (can walk on it to unzip sail cover) with stowage for canvas side and back covers
  • Spray hood – in-away transparent front window between coach roof and hard top
  • Cockpit cover
  • Steering wheel – Leather covered – Cable steering
  • Electric winch – 2 x Harken 46 2-speed
  • Tiller – Through-deck emergency tiller
  • Manual bilge pumps
  • Dinghy davits – Tender rests on top of davits, lifted by gantry extension in boom using main halyard
  • Magma grill
  • Swim ladder
  • (4) x 150W solar
  • Rocna anchor with 164′ galvanized chain
  • Anchor bridle
  • Maxwell 1500W windlass
  • Bottom last painted 2019

Electrical / Electronics

  • Raymarine Axiom 12″ Hybrid Touch chartplotter
  • Raymarine Depth sounder
  • Raymarine Log-speedometer
  • Raymarine Wind speed and direction
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • Raymarine VHF
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Raymarine 5KW Radar
  • Raymarine AIS 650 transceiver
  • TV set – Samsung 32
  • Fusion 750 Hifi Radio – DVD, USB, IPod, FM/AM
  • PEPWAVE MAX mobile router (Utilizes a SIM card to act as a HotSpot for boat)
  • Victron invertor/charger Multi-plus 3kW (2017)
  • Solar panels – (4) 150W ‘walk on’ panels with Victron MPPT solar controler
  • Boat was originally built as a 220V boat, but owners have converted the entire electrical system to 110V, including wiring, plugs, shore power, etc. All appliances and electrical systems function as normal when plugged into dockside power
  • (2) 30amp shore power connectors (1 for ships systems, one for AC)
  • (6) Victron AGM house batteries (2017)
  • (2) Deltec start batteries (2017)
  • (2) Cyrix battery switches
  • Galvanic Isolator


  • (1) 100 gallon freshwater tank
  • (2) 10 gallon holding tanks – starboard head was switched out to a composting head, so holding tank is not in use
  • City water inlet to keep freshwater tanks topped off when at dock
  • Open Ocean 80L/hour watermaker (engine driven)
  • Electric bilge pumps in both hulls
  • Grey water sump pumps in both heads for showers

Sails / Rigging

  • Southern Spars mast & boom
  • Boom includes gantry extension for lifting dinghy using main halyard
  • Ullman Sails fully battened mainsail
  • Ullman Sails furling genoa / Harken roller furler
  • Ullman Sails Asymmetric Spinnaker
  • (2) Harken ST46 Electric winches
  • (3) Harken ST35 winches
  • Spinlock clutches
  • Lazy jacks
  • Lazy bag
  • Genoa cover
  • Safety Gear
  • 6 x 150n life jackets
  • 1 x Grab bottle with flares, water, mirror etc.
  • 2 x Horseshoe Life ring
  • 1 x Danbouy
  • 1 x MOB light
  • 6 x Fire extinguishers

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Year: 2014
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LOA: 40
Vessel Beam: 24
Vessel Draft: 3’9″
Engine Type: Yanmar 3YM30 – 30 HP
Fuel Type: Diesel
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Cabins: 4
Heads: 2
Location: Galesville, MD

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