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Cheetah Catamaran 8.5m w/ Twin Mercruiser 1.7L Diesels, 2 x 120HP – SOLD


Cheetah Marine


8.53 metres



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Diesel Power Cat – 8.5m x 3.0m

This Cheetah Catamaran is 8.53m long, with a wide beam of 3.00m, and is fitted with a pair of powerful and efficient Diesel sterndrives. It’s commercially certified to carry up to 12 passengers, but she would equally make a fantastic fast fishing boat for leisure use…

Built by Cheetah Marine in 2003 this boat was in the same original ownership until 2020. She has been very well looked after and lightly used by a charitable trust. She has a great spec and a versatile layout (including wheelchair accessible deck) making her suited to a wide variety of uses.

The catamaran hull shape and 10′ beam means that not only is this a very stable and comfortable boat at sea, but with her narrow twin hulls she is very efficient to run and when combined with twin diesel motors she is an extremely economical boat with an impressive turn of speed when you need it.

With the safety and security of twin diesel motors and a top speed of over 30mph this Cheetah Power Cat would make a great alternative to a Jeanneau Merry Fisher, Beneteau Antares, Rodman, or similar Pilot House fast fisher. She could also be easily adapted to suit your particular needs, whether that involves adding a sea toilet, convertible berth, swim platform or additional wheelhouse seating…

Whether you’re looking for a boat to go fishing with all your buddies, take the family out on coastal day trips, or even for commercial use, this Cheetah Catamaran is well worth a look. Given that the boat is currently Commercially Certified (Category 3) until July 2022, you could immediately press her into service for charter use, sightseeing trips, fishing trips, as a drone launching platform or film boat, etc, etc. Whether that’s as a full-time role or a bit of part-time use to offset your personal boating costs. There’s lots of opportunity with this 8.5m Diesel Catamaran.

The boat was fully serviced in December 2020, with engines and sterndrives serviced, new anodes, new props and hull antifouled. It’s in great condition and ready to go the 2021 season.

The boat is very seriously for sale and available for viewing anytime. The owner is open to offers.

To get the full low down on this boat you should watch the full length 35 minute long video review. It goes into more detail than you can imagine, but it’s intended to give you almost as good a look at this boat as you’d have if you came to see it in person.

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  • 2003 Cheetah Catamaran 8.5m Series with 3m Beam with Twin Mercruiser 1.7L Turbo Diesel 120HP Alpha 1 Sterndrives
  • Raymarine C90 Charplotter with Charts of Europe
  • ICOM IC-M323Q VHF Radio with GPS.
  • Ratheon ST60 Depth Sounder
  • Steering Compass
  • Small Commercial Vessel Certificate for up to 12 passengers valid until July 2022
  • Full Camper Canvas Covers for aft deck
  • Separate Lockable Forward Cuddy / Storage Area
  • Fold out bench seating on deck
  • Solid Build & Self-Bailing Decks
  • Low Air Draft – Folding radome bracket on wheelhouse to reduce air draft to 2.33m
  • Sold complete with anchor, fenders, dock lines, lifejackets and safety equipment
  • Shipping Available throughout UK, Ireland and Europe
  • Part Exchange Possible
  • Offers Invited
  • Virtual Shopping Available…
  • We can organise a virtual viewing for you – via Facetime, Whatsapp, Facebook etc
  • We can organise a virtual sea trial for you – via Facetime, Whatsapp, Facebook etc
  • We can put you in touch with independent surveyors and help you to arrange a 3rd party condition survey
  • We can put you in touch with our trusted transport providers and arrange all the logistics of getting the boat delivered to your home or marina – please contact us for a shipping quote
  • Our aim is to make the whole buying process as smooth and as enjoyable as possible, allowing you to buy the boat of your dreams without having to leave home (if you so wish)
  • In person viewings are of course possible by appointment
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Cheetah Marine





Vessel Condition:


Vessel Type:

Power Catamaran

Nominal Length:


Length Over All:


Beam Length:


Maximum Draft:


Air Draft:


Hull Draft:


No of Engines:


Engine Hours:


Engine Model:

Mercruiser 1.7L Turbo Diesel Alpha 1

Engine Power (per engine):

120 HP

Fuel Type:


Drive Type:


Cruising Speed (mph):

20-25 mph

Maximum Speed (mph):

30 mph

Hull Type:


Hull Material:

Fibre Glass

CE Category:

C for 12 persons

For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us on 028 7136 8779 or e-mail [email protected]. If you have any questions please post them in the section below.

In this transaction we are acting as Brokers only. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contact. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate to have the vessel fully inspected and sea trialled.

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