About

Our luxury catamarans are designed by Angelo Lavranos. The Lavranos design aim: "Grace, Pace, Space” combines a unique blend of aesthetic design, engineering, and offshore experience. A true bluewater boat!

Under the ownership of Tim Duncan the ever-popular custom-built Admiral 40, now renamed Celtic 40, is in production at Celtic Yachts new purpose-designed factory in Cape Town, South Africa. Celtic Yachts bought the moulds and rights to manufacture the Admiral 38 and 40 in 2011. 

Tim has a life-long interest in sailing and mucking about in boats. He purchased an Admiral 38 hull, deck and bulkheads from then Admiral Yachts and fulfilling a lifelong dream, launched Songbird in 2001. Since then Tim continues to be inspired to build solid, beautiful boats. While completing Songbird, Tim saw the opportunity to build quality interiors for boats. This earned him a reputation for producing excellent workmanship and service within the yachting industry.

The Celtic Team remains committed to building robust elegant boats with superior finishes and grow it's dependable reputation within the yachting Industry. The Admiral 40 evolved from the Admiral 38 boasting wider side decks and a substantially increased internal volume. First built in 1999, over 100 of these popular catamarans have been launched over the years. The Celtic 40 and Admiral 38 are among the most reasonably-priced and affordable, custom-made catamarans in their class and have received numerous excellent reviews over the years and are sailed all over the world. The Celtic team is focused on building a handful of quality catamarans per year. Owners can choose their finishes, layout and interiors of these smooth-lined and sleek-profiled catamarans, which are well suited for both the experienced sailor and first-time boat owner.

Both the Celtic 40 and Admiral 38 are perfect for short-handed sailing and provide excellent sailing performance and comfortable live-aboard experience, with the Celtic 40 offering added spacious live-aboard elegance. Enhanced features of the Celtic 40 include, a redesigned helm station allowing for ease of short-handed sailing, a new davit platform, moulded bimini ceiling, redesigned heads, more spacious forward and aft cabins, more locker space, extended saloon seating and a larger sliding door opening.

With the focus on quality workmanship and attention to detail and backed by the design of one of the most successful and popular catamarans ever built, each custom Celtic catamaran is soundly built, to be enjoyed for years to come!