The owner bought this boat in 2012
General condition and any additional information
She is a fresh water boat first launched in Lake Michigan and I moved her to Lake Norman near Charlotte NC in 2012. The Catalina 30 is far and away the most successful racer cruiser ever produced with over 6000 boats manufactured and is the ideal racer, cruiser and weekend condo. It has 6 feet 2 inches of headroom in the main cabin, and with a built-in 13,000 BTU A/C, the entire cabin will stay cool even on the hottest days.
Built in 1979, she can still hold her own racing against much newer racer cruisers because of her very favorable PHRF rating. She has a Gori 2-blade folding prop and tiller steering which gives the helm a much better feel in light air conditions.
She comes with two sets of sails and sails easily with only the jib sail, so can be single-handed. The racing sails were made in 2013 by Doyle of square-weave Dacron, which are the finest Dacron sails available. The square weave polyester fabric is woven so there are larger diameter threads spread throughout the fabric, giving the sailcloth a checkerboard appearance. This weave increases fabric strength and reduces stretch when compared to traditional Dacron cloth. Both the main and jib sails are in excellent condition. The 155% roller furling jib is a triradial cut to increase performance with a UV Dacron leech cover to protect the sail from sun light when rolled up on the headstay. This gives the leech less weight and enhances sail performance in light air conditions when used with light air jib sheets (included). The jib also has a clear plastic window in the bottom of the sail, allowing you to see through the sail.
The original main sail and 100% working jib are included and these are the sails that I use during the winter months. The leech cover on the original working jib is blue Sunbrella. The Doyle racing sails were bagged and stored Nov thru March every year. She is a simple, spacious, fun boat to sail with plenty of storage and has been impeccably maintained! Please do not hesitate to ask questions. All reasonable offers will be considered.
Atomic 4 30 hp gas engine. More horsepower and much easier and less expensive to maintain than a diesel engine. Parts and service are widely available. Over 20,000 still in use on older sailboats.
Pressure water system
Extra gear included
one extra set of sails
Danforth anchor with chain and 100 feet of line
30 amp power cord
Life jackets, dock lines and other safety equipment
Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior
Built in 13,000 BTU air conditioner
Tiller steering. The wheel and pedestal were removed and are stored if you want them.
Split backstay with block and tackle backstay adjuster
Facnor roller furling system for jib sail
Racor fuel filter
Special oil extractor fitting on engine block which attaches to extraction pump (included).
2 way diverter valve on engine water feed to use as emergency bilge pump when engine is running and to aid in winterization of engine block.
Gori 2 blade folding prop
Full cabin top and companionway Sunbrella cover
Bimini top with detachable side curtains (2017)
Boom mounted Sunbrella awning
Porta Potti head ( Original marine head is stored and is still available)
FORESPAR Lightning Master (mounted on top of mast to dissipate static electricity and reduce possibility of a lightning strike)