Catalinas are cruisers and proud of it
Reviewed Oct 2016
The Catalina is a well-appointed and very comfortable yacht that is designed to do a job, cruise, and do it well.
It is also comparatively inexpensive. At $275,000 for the base boat, it's a good deal. Add some more electronics, the factory cockpit cushions (about $700), perhaps a dodger, certainly a barbie on the pushpit, a genniker and that's it!
You've got yourself a great cruising boat, and if you don't tell the manufacturer that you're actually racing their cruiser, you probably won't embarrass yourself around the cans on a midweek twilight either...