Meet Katabatic

Katabatic is a stunning Dufour 450. She sails beautifully and is easy to handle.

See how smoothly she sails!

Katabatic on her way to Cowes in a F6

Katabatic is a Dufour 450. She sails beautifully and is easy to handle. Katabatic is 13.5m/45ft long and sleeps 10 (4 double cabins and a double berth in the saloon) and can accommodate 12 comfortably for day sailing. She comes well equipped with radar, AIS, chartplotter, autopilot and heating. Berthed at Haslar Marina which is located at the entrance to Portsmouth harbour you are just a few minutes away from the Solent.

Katabatic is proudly supplied by  marco-marine-logo


  • Specification

    Model Dufour 450
    Built 2013
    Length 45ft long
    Sleeps 10 people
    Draft 2.20m
    Keel Fin/Bulb
    Engine Volvo D2-75hp
    Cabins 4 doubles
    Berths 10 (double in salon)
    Dry sailing 12
    Heads 2
    Mainsail In-mast furling
    Spinnaker Pole Stowed on mast
    Genoa Furling
    Chart plotter At helm (links to IPhone/pad)
    Music radio Radio/CD compatible with mp3 and Bluetooth
    Spinnaker Optional
    Outboard Optional
    Fully equipped galley
    External Speakers
    Electric Anchor Windlass
    Bow Thruster
    Feathering Prop


    Low Season

    14 October 2024 - 21 March 2025

    Week Weekend Single Days Extra Days
    £1,800 £1,060 £650 £265

    Middle Season

    25 March - 26 April 2024
    23 September - 13 October 2024

    Week Weekend Single Days Extra Days
    £2,180 £1,300 £770 £320

    High Season

    27 April - 22 September 2024

    Week Weekend Single Days Extra Days
    £2,600 £1,445 £825 £370
    All prices are inclusive of VAT at 20% where applicable.

    Skippered Charters

    Skippered charters are ideal for less experienced crew, those lacking recognised qualifications or for people who would like to charter a yacht with the benefit of having a skipper take responsibility.

    Single day rate applies to Monday – Thursday only. Please contact us if you require single days over the weekend.

    Look at all the places that you can visit in a day on your yacht charter in the Solent.

    With a commercially endorsed, qualified Yachtmaster cost an additional £175 per day.

    For overnight or longer cruises, please remember that the skipper requires a cabin.

    Is this for someone special or just a nice treat?

    Salty Dog specialise in providing tailored sailing experiences… from as little as £80 per person.

    Loved this experience….

    Thank you for a very special moment! We were so happy to spend as much time as possible near our boat. Loved this experience! You were an excellent skipper! Thanks a lot!