On the traditional layout model, the port settee and shelf behind built into the hull are a little shorter than the starboard settee, to enable space for the galley area. Catalina 25s can be found on the used boat market typically ranging anywhere in price from $4,000 to $15,000, mostly depending upon condition, installed equipment and upgrades, and interior updates. The keel bolts on the fin keel were not originally stainless steel and were prone to rusting, but stainless steel was used in later models. In addition, stepping the mast is more complicated than a day sailer, requiring the use of a special rig to handle the large mast, which is available from Catalina Direct or can be built at home by an owner with designs available on the Catalina 25 forum. Catalina 25 heads came in varied configurations, with a portable toilet or real marine head to port, and a sink or locker to starboard. Many Catalina 25 owners have installed solar-powered ventilation fans in the v-berth hatch or in the head to ventilate the boat when not in use. “Check early boats with aluminum trimmed windows for leaks, which was common but easily repairable. For safety, the Catalina 25 cockpit is self-bailing. The kit includes the materials you need to make the repair, and includes instructions. The mast is deck stepped on a stainless steel tabernacle with a keel-stepped wooden compression post. Going forward, the side decks of the Catalina 25 are necessarily narrow, but not uncomfortably so. Bootsauswahl ; Auswahl der Boote, die von Interesse aus der Liste der verfügbaren Boote zum Verkauf oben sein kann. The keel can be raised by way of a simple and reliable manual winch system located below the companionway steps. On the Catalina 25, the swing keel is cast iron, and pivots from a down position to an aft-and-up position on a 1” diameter cast bronze rod hung between stout cast bronze hangers mounted to the underside of the hull. The Catalina 25 is a good racer/cruiser for inland and coastal waters available on the used market at very affordable prices. Some owners report 6hp is sufficient in calm waters. Catalina 250 and Bremer 25 | Cruising World, 3. Some stiffness is lost when converting to a wing keel. All lights installed in Catalina 25 by the factory were an inexpensive grade product designed for the RV industry rather than marine use. Rigging. : A Ballast/Displacement ratio of 40 or more translates into a stiffer, more powerful boat that will be better able to stand up to the wind. The interior is a liner set into the boat before the deck is installed, which is a standard for Catalina and other production builders in the industry. Almost always, cockpit instruments are mounted in the aft cabin trunk bulkhead. The original mainsail provided by Catalina is a little baggier, even when new, than many sailors would prefer. There is also a transom inspection port near there. The unbalanced rudder can require some effort if sail trim is not correct, or when racing or in rough weather. Live Video Tour. Perry Design Review: Catalina 250. The Outlook for Cruising 2021. While the Catalina 250 is also a good boat, it began Catalina’s shift toward day-sailers in this size class. Find Catalina 250 boats for sale near you, including boat prices, photos, and more. Marine Servicenter - Seattle Seattle, WA, US. End of an Era at Catalina Yachts . The Catalina 25 was partially marketed as a trailer-sailer. Early Catalina 25s appear to have lacked backing plates for deck hardware while later boats came from the factory with backing plates installed. Pocket cruisers have always appealed to me. A big thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! US$16,500 * 25 ft / 2003. Bal./Disp. Access to this pump is easy from inside the lazarette. USA 13 Posts. One Catalina 25 owner reports being able to easily store a 110% working jib, 135% drifter, and a 155% genoa in this locker along with his shore power cable, fenders, a throwable life preserver, and many miscellaneous items along the shelf built into the starboard side of the hull. Replacement tillers specific to the Catalina 25 are available from Catalina Direct. Newer Catalina 25s had the cabin sole lowered a few inches, increasing headroom. The Catalina 250 water ballast model incorporates the best features of a trailerable, water ballast boat with Catalina's renown comfortable interior and big boat cockpit. All Catalina 25s came with a tiller, and the cockpit is setup well for tiller use with two benches that run the length of the cockpit. The 36-41% ballast-to-displacement ratios mean Catalina 25s are stiff, and if knocked down, quickly right themselves. The drop-leaf table can mount to the forward bulkhead when not in use, freeing up space in the salon. All three configurations have a starboard settee running the full length of the salon with a shelf built into the side of the hull behind the back of the settee, which is long enough to double as a berth for an average sized adult. Großbritannien (1) Vereinigte Staaten (2) 2021 Lagoon 42. She is well suited to her purpose in terms of design and build quality although some owners have sailed their Catalina 25s through the Caribbean (like this fellow), to South America, and even to Hawaii. Catalina 25s should have a sacrificial anode installed, especially if in salt water, although owners of fresh water boats without sacrificial anodes have reported little corrosion. ( Log Out /  Catalina 250 mkII water ballast . I’ve never heard of these things, believe it or not. At 50 feet, this new model is definitely the queen of the fleet. Trailering Parts . If the sink was fitted, Catalina installed a light, a Whale flipper-type faucet for cold water only, an opening cabinet below the sink, and typically a shelf above the sink along the inside of the starboard hull. Beneath the port bench is a very large lazarette for a boat this size. One Catalina 25 owner reports having three children sleep here comfortably. Accessing the wiring to this panel is relatively easy through the lazarette. People. A bimini kit specific to the Catalina 25 is available from Catalina Direct. Inboard of the icebox is a single sink. I would like to know if you can totally beach a swing keel so that the weight of the boat rest atop of the swing keel. 2005 Catalina 250 "Chicken Sloup" is a 2005 Catalina 250 that's been very well maintained and ready for her next owner's enjoyment! Little effort is required to operate the winch. The Catalina 250 used water ballast with a centerboard to improve trailering ability, but a wing keel model was also offered for sailors interested in a more traditional setup. If the boat is equipped with an outboard, then there is extra space to stretch out where the inboard motor would otherwise be located. The pop-top is another interesting Catalina 25 feature that deserves its own discussion. The settee and berth cushions are 3” foam, which some owners have upgraded to 4”. Had my ’86 ten years. Lifelines extend forward of the rails. She never let us down. The fin is a relatively modern fin type design, deep but not too long, drawing 4’, connected to the hull by five  bolts, and providing a very respectable ballast-to-displacement ratio of 41%. The ceilings have an unobtrusive pattern molded into the fiberglass. Unfortunately, the boat you searched for is not in our database. Many Catalina 25 owners use this space for storing long items, such as boat hooks, spinnaker poles, tents, etc. The Catalina 25 is a masthead sloop with a modern but conservative design, resulting in a boat that continues to have a relatively modern appearance. Here you find similar boats. Other owners have installed marine air conditioning, while others have installed simple inexpensive household window air conditioners in the bulkhead between the aft quarter berth and the lazarette – they open the lazarette when running this setup in order to circulate air to the air conditioner, and the air conditioner’s condenser simply drips into the lazarette and into the bilge. Add to cart. Jaykay Marine Sales . Most Catalina 25s have their halyard winches at the aft end of the cabin top, which cannot be reached by the helmsman without a tiller extension, but which are well situated for crew to operate. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Search for: Search. was designed for the growing sailing family. https://www.practical-sailor.com/sailboat-reviews/sailboats-21-30ft/catalina-250 Maybe newer designs are wider in the tail but that’s about it. In the updated Catalina 25 design, the fuel is in a raised locker that vents to the outside and has no connection to the bilge. The relatively large companionway makes it possible for someone to stand in the salon and be connected to the goings on in the cockpit, and provides additional light and ventilation to the salon. The deck is joined to the hull by a shoebox-type flange, sealed with polyester putty, and mechanically connected with self-tapping screws or through-bolts. Hidden Treasure C-470 Mainsail Cover $ 350.00; Hidden Treasure C-400 Mainsail Cover $ 350.00; Hidden Treasure C-387 Mainsail Cover $ 350.00; Catalina Yachts Store. Hull / Deck. Some Catalina 25s were equipped with shore power from the factory, and if so, the alternating current switch is typically located here as well. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Change ). Safety at Sea: Surviving a Powerful Storm in the Med. Jib car tracks are outboard, but due to the relatively narrow side decks, this likely does not compromise sheeting angles significantly and makes going forward easier. The pop-top raises head room in the salon to 6’4″, improves ventilation mightily, and enables a 360 degree view of the outside of the boat while standing below. Catalina 250. The lifeline stanchions are at the low height of 22” typical for a boat this size, but are functional if one pulls up on the lifeline when holding on, which plants feet firmly on deck. Up the four steps from the salon through the large companionway is the Catalina 25 cockpit. Check for blistering, which was a hit and miss problem on earlier boats. US$13,031 * 25 ft / 2006. Hello DAB and thanks. Electrical. The Catalina 250 water ballast model incorporates the best features of a trailerable, water ballast boat with Catalina's renown comfortable interior and big boat cockpit. Perry Design Review: Catalina 250 – boats.com, 4. About the CATALINA 250 sailboat Calculations Help SA/Disp. Not all Catalina 25s have Jib sheet winches but if they are installed, are typically found on the cockpit coamings within very easy reach of the helmsman. Book "Annapolis Book Of Seamanship" #BK01. However, some owners in fresh water environments report never inspecting their swing keels after thirty years of use and have no problems. “The Catalina 250 is a flooding-water-ballast trailerable boat. This experience feels like when I bought a boring old Subaru and discovered that there were heaps of web sites and forums run by people who love them. Catalina typically installed one light above each shelf along the hull. Catalina installed a light above the forward end of the quarter berth. : A sail area/displacement ratio below 16 would be considered under powered; 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance; above 20 suggests relatively high performance. Although leaking is not typically an issue and replacement gaskets are readily available from Catalina Direct, water can splash down into the head if these ports are opened after a recent rain. Some Catalina 25 owners report raising the pop-top partially so that they have standing head room below but have protection from rain. A standard rig and a tall rig were offered. All three interior configurations have a galley area in the aft and port corner of the salon. Several options for direct fit Catalina 25 replacements are available from Catalina Direct. First introduced in 1994, the Catalina 250 has already become what many consider a modern classic. A 1987 Catalina 25 hauled after years of neglect and very few blisters were present. Although not as short or deep (high aspect) as more modern designs, the longer design (lower aspect) permits a stronger connection to the hull that better withstands groundings and other stresses unlike more aggressive high aspect designs. Catalina owners benefit from Catalina Direct, which makes buying many Catalina 25 specific parts very convenient. Hull #587 ready to Spring Fun – rare to find a Catamaran availab… Erfahren Sie mehr. All came with hank on foresails although many owners have retrofitted roller-furling systems. Weight 4200 lbs. It is recommended that the customer allows the mast to be made in 2 parts with a field splice to accomplish this. The lines open on either side at the forward end of the cockpit. Swing keel models with the traditional layout have a narrow wooden box about one foot long at the fore end of the salon which houses the keel trunk, and which most owners report using as a coffee table. People. Sale Pending. The mainsheet is also within very easy reach of the helmsman. ShipCanvas. A long shaft outboard with a shaft length of at least 25″ is preferred to keep the prop in the water in rough conditions. Catalina offered some variation in rigging. The manual pump is not self-priming and is of little use except in emergencies. September 13, 2000. The deck is cored with plywood for stiffness, and the cabin top is cored with end-grain balsa to minimize weight high up. The rake of the cabin trunk at the forward end of the benches makes for a comfortable backrest when lounging. The bow is a nice space for working with a sturdy pulpit surrounding the anchor locker. In the event of a grounding, the keel gently swings back and away rather than getting damaged or causing damage to the hull as can happen with fixed keels. Sailor Bluewater Bay Yachts, Inc. Catalina 250. Other design elements include a traditional sheer line, a slightly raked bow, a plumb stem with stern hung rudder, and the standard well-known Catalina cabin trunk and port configuration. Big cruiser follows successful formula By Bob Perry. This comprehensive article is evidence for sure. All three keel configurations sail well on any point of sail and owners consistently refer to the boat as “forgiving”. mine is early and has leaky aluminum windows. Righting moment comes from a flooding system that permits the double bottom of the boat to be filled with seawater, which is emptied when it comes time to leave the water and winch the vessel back onto the trailer again. ( Log Out /  The Catalina 25 cabin sole is the pan liner and has a respectable wood-like look modeled into it, patterned after a teak and holly sole. This settee can double as a berth for a child, teen, or person of below average height. Can't find it here? The Catalina 25 was one of the most successful and longest running production boats ever built, and continues to have a strong following and interest. Most Catalina 25s are powered by an outboard motor on an adjustable mount. Catalina 250 zum Verkauf. The Catalina 25 is not exceptionally fast, stylish, or spacious compared to newer widebody models, and while the construction and workmanship are adequate, they too are not exceptional. When fully lifted, the keel remains mostly below the hull. ft. Approx. However, even owners without the pop-top models report being able to sleep in comfort, even in warm climates, by using a Windscoop in the hatch in the v-berth, or by running a box fan in the hatch in the v-berth, both of which can funnel air through the entire boat. Some Catalina 25 owners have upgraded the insulation around the icebox or installed refrigeration kits. Catalina 250 Owner’s Manual RECOMMENDED OUTBOARD ENGINE An outboard engine of 8 to 15 horsepower should be adequate to propel the Catalina 250 at hull speed under usual conditions. The swing keel Catalina 25 was not designed to be beached or grounded. The tabernacle allows the mast to be raised and lowered, which owners report takes about five minutes after learning how. Aft of that space is the ice box, roughly 5 gallons in size, and which can keep a 10lb bag of ice for two days. Thankfully, Catalina changed the port lights on each side of the head to a version that opens, both of which are fitted with bug screens. While the Catalina 250 is also a good boat, it began Catalina’s shift toward day-sailers in this size class. Tripp Marine Group. Special thanks to Scott Bond, Steve Milby, Frank Oliver, Dave Bristle, and Kyle Koeper for their contributions to this article. Due to the long production run and improvement of fiberglass technology during this time, blistering issues were reduced in each successive year, and were nearly non-existent by the end of the run. When down, the keel provides a 5’ draft, which is deep for a boat of this size. Although liners reduce access to the inside of the hull, Catalina 25 owners report it is of little consequence on a boat this size as most areas can be accessed by some angle or another. Either way, most owners of earlier Catalina 25s have installed backing plates where they were lacking. for easy repairs? Catalina 25 owners report this is a nice rail on which to lean while hanking on jib sails in a chop. The swing keel configuration is the stiffest, followed by the fin keel, and then the wing keel. Catalina 250 Specific Forum Catalina Wing Keel 250 vs 250 MKII New Topic Topic Locked Printer Friendly: Author: Topic : Wasbon Deckhand. Suspended in a eucalyptus grove on Catalina Island, this aerial obstacle course is a convenient adventure destination and is easy to fit into your busy vacation schedule. The Catalina 25 has a huge user base, a very active owners’ association with racing, and a plethora of information available about maintenance on their forum (located here). The 250 comes with two observation seats. A huge space beneath the v-berth is accessible from hatches beneath the cushions and in some boats, a door in the bulkhead supporting the aft end of the berths. The security of being… Pocket Cruiser. Shopping Cart. Engine. Many Catalina 25 owners use the space below the v-berth for storage or additional systems or tanks. There is a difference amongst the dinette models in that some had the older fore-and-aft seating arrangement while others had a more modern L-shaped arrangement. Also, Jeanneau Shipyard in France has just launched a ballasted swing keel in their Sun Odyssey line which may indicate a return in interest to the advantages of a ballasted swing keel boat. A larger engine will not increase hull speed and may add unnecessary weight in the stern. Most alcohol stoves have been replaced with a newer and safer appliance. The Catalina 25 came with a transom hung unbalanced spade rudder. As an aside, note that Catalina Direct is a dealer for Catalina Yachts and is not run by Catalina, the manufacturer. Notes. The rudder draws 2’10” so that it is somewhat protected by the keel, even the swing keel when raised fully. The keel weighs three quarters of a ton and serves as all of the ballast for the boat, giving these models a modern ballast ratio of 36%. Pocket Cruiser. Sailing Totem: Engine Heartache—Where DIY Diagnosis Ends. Hello Smosh! Ventilation is extremely good on the Catalina 25 due to the already discussed opening hatch and ports, and is especially good with the pop-top cabin models. (For a more trailerable Catalina, see the Catalina 22.). There is standing headroom in the salon for below average-height  adults, and for anyone shorter than 6’4” on pop-top models with the pop-top raised. Wood trim is solid teak and bulkheads are teak-veneered marine grade plywood. Hatches & Ports. Book "Basic Keelboat" #BK03. How To . If not already done, owners should perform or have this retrofit performed and a kit is available from Catalina Direct. Book Catalina Island Inn, Avalon on Tripadvisor: See 718 traveller reviews, 582 candid photos, and great deals for Catalina Island Inn, ranked #6 of 20 hotels in Avalon and rated 4 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Unlike many builders of used sailboats on the market today, Catalina has remained in business and continues to manufacture and source parts for the Catalina 25. Balanced rudders are available from Catalina Direct. A stainless steel rail surrounds the cockpit. Quality hardware and finish are just some of the features that make the 250 the leader in her class. Catalina Direct Gift Certificate . Some Catalina 25s came from the factory with an accordion door fitted between the v-berth and the head. My understanding was that gasket/window replacement was a complete pain, but maybe that was for later boats. Sails. How To. Challenge yourself on the rope ladders, balance beams, and ziplines at the Catalina Aerial Adventure park. When the swing keel on the Catalina 25 is fully lowered, the keel orientation is high aspect and has a symmetrical foil shape, similar to modern race boats, so that the boat points to weather extremely well and tacks on a dime. There is a platform on which both toilets would sit, which elevates a portable toilet to a comfortable height and enables easy access to the plumbing of a marine toilet, making maintenance of the marine toilet or conversion from a portable to a marine toilet straightforward. This is the perfect starter sailboat or for the seasoned sailor as well. All three keel configurations have been pulled on trailers regularly by their owners, but the swing keel model is by far most popular for trailering. Perry Design Review: Catalina 50. Fit and finish of the Catalina 25 is not luxurious but is better than expected at this price-point. #GIFTC. We loved her. Initially Posted - 12/30/2012 : 07:21:54 . SKU: 250-Mast. Some owners have upgraded to pressurized and hot and cold water. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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