1985 Fast Passage 39

Cat’s Paw IV is a Fast Passage 39, touted as one of the classic offshore boats. She is cutter rigged with a furling main and has a cutaway fin keel with a large skeg hung rudder. That sail configuration with a triple reefed main gives you many sail options. She has an auto pilot and a Monitor Windvane. Added to this, the wind generator and the solar panel give her ample power when she is at sea and there is little need to run the engine for electricity on the boat. She is a basic boat without a lot of bells and whistles making maintenance fairly uncomplicated. Her double ended design allows you to ride out following seas in comfort. The new Force 10 stove and refrigerator with a small freezer allows you to produce gourmet meals while at sea or anchor. Once the anchor is set, with the anchor attached to all chain, you can relax in the restful salon or in the covered cockpit and enjoy drinks with your friends using the custom cockpit table.

Latest Upgrades:

Rebuilt motor- March 2024
New Head
New Automatic bilge pump
2 new Through Hulls- Head inlet and outlet
4 new Trojan House Batteries- 105 deep cycle
Battery Monitor- Xantrex- Link Lite
New Galley and Head sink faucets plus fresh water foot pump
Propane solenoid and regulator
Raw water strainer
Darforth Constellation
New Fresh water pressure bladder
New Masthead Light 2024


Depth Sounder- Furuno LS-6100
Log.knot meter- NX Sea Data
Wind Direction- Windex
Navigation Center/Plotter- Simrad NSS7
Auto Pilot- Coursemaster CM851
Compass- Darforth Constellation
GPS Trimble Navtrac XL
VHF- Standard Horizon GX 2150
RADAR- Simrad NSS7
AIS- Built in the VHF Radio- Matrix AIS +
SSB Radio- ICOM M802 with Tuner AT 140


Battened Mainsail- UK 2016- very good condition
Genoa- UK 2016 – very good condition
Staysail UK- Good condition
Yankee North sails- fair condition
Storm Sail North Sails- good condition

Rigging and Hardware:

Steering- Wheel
Monitor Wind Vane
Spinnaker pole
Furlex 300S Furler
Type of rigging- 1 x 19 stainless steel wire
Mast Step on Keel


Barient 28 #2 self tailing, 2 speed in cockpit condition very good
arient 23 #2, self tailing, 2 speed in cockpit condition very good
Barient 23 #2, self tailing, 2 speed on cabin top condition very good
Barient 21, non self tailing, 2 speed on mast condition very good
Barient 21, non self tailing, 2 speed on mast condition very good
Barient 18, non self tailing, 2 speed on mast condition very good

Inside Equipment:

Oven- Force 10
Marine Head- Jabsco
Refrigerator with freezer- Top loading
Battery Charger- Victron
Electric Bilge Pump Rule 1500
Manual Bilge Pump
Heating Dickinson propane
Water Maker- Little Wonder- non operational

Electrical Equipment:

Shore Power Inlet- Marinco 30 A 125 V
Inverter- Xantrax 1000
Shore Power Cable- Marinco
Battery Charger- Centaur 40 A
Solar Panels- Carmanah x 2- 80 Watts
Wind Generator- AirX
Battery Monitor Xantrex Link Light
Batteries trojan 6 V #4 year 2024
Engine Start Battery- 12 v #1 year 2024

Outside Equipment:

Windlass- Maxwell HWC 1500
Cockpit Cushions
Swimming Ladder
Outboard Engine Bracket
RADAR Reflector
Cockpit table
BBQ- propane
Dingy- Souther Pacific Model 280 Hard Bottom Inflatable year 2010
Outboard engine- Mercury 3.5 HP 2 stroke- not currently operational
Gasoline jugs #1
Diesel jugs- #4


Bimini Top
Mainsail Cover
Genoa Cover
Winch and Hatch Covers
Mosquito netting for hatches and companion way entry


Cruising speed 6 kts at 2000 RPM
Max Speed 7 kts at 3500 RPM
Range using engine only 450 Nautical Miles
LOA 39 feet 6 inches
Beam 11 feet 8 inches
Draft 4 feet 7 inches
LWL 33 feet
Cabin Headroom 6 feet 3 inches
Gross Tonnage 12.97
Net Tonnage 12.18
Sail Area Total- about 1150 square feet
Main Sail 400 square feet
Head Sail 561 square feet
Seating Capacity 7
Single Berths 3
Double Berths 2
Heads 1- manual, sea water


Main Engine- Westerbeke 44 B 2005
Direct Drive 44 HP
Fuel Diesel
Engine hours 4745
Propeller- Fixed, 3 blade, Bronze

Ground Tackle:

Anchor #1- 45 lb Bruce chain BBB 250 feet- on Bow
Anchor #2 Danforth
Windlass- Electric Maxwell HWC 1500 with deck switches year 2009

Safety Equipment:

Life Jackets- 3 inflatable and 2 non inflatable
Harnesses- #3
Life lines
Life Ring
Horseshoe floatation device
Galerider Drogue
RADAR Reflector
CO Detector
LPG solenoid on/off switch