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Seller's Description

The owner bought this boat in 2005

General condition and any additional information

Price reduced to move!!! We really want to find her a new home in 2023! This is a great boat and a great deal!

More pics can be viewed here (this link is totally safe)

Designed as a performance cruiser, this vessel is equally at home racing or cruising the coast. She boasts a comfortable deck as well as spacious accommodations. The Catalina 30 offers more boat inside and out than most production sailing sloops and is why she remains so popular. With 64 interior head room, a 10’ 10” beam, and comfortable accommodations for 4-6 people, there is plenty of room below for a weekend or a week! All lines lead to the cockpit for ease of single handing, and a large cockpit with pedestal steering, stern seats, cockpit cushions, and plenty of cup holders, make her fun to host friends and family, whether at sea, at anchor, or at dock.

The Catalina 30 represents an innovative approach to cruising boat design, as it incorporates the big boat features many couples desire in an easily handled, stable thirty-foot hull. The cockpit will comfortably day sail a group, and has long seats for napping or sleeping under the stars. Cockpit lockers are numerous and large enough to hold all your cruising gear.

The side decks are extra wide and secure for easy movement forward and aft. Sail controls and anchoring systems are well thought out for ease of handling. The accommodations include a V-berth and convertible port sette, that will comfortably sleep two more. There is a double berth aft, that will sleep at least one more. The dining table stores on the bulk head for lots of open space below!

One of the key upgrades made to Patience, was an instant hot water heater that runs off the same fuel as the stove. Installed in the head, this excellent feature provides on demand hot water for showers or doing dishes, without having to run the engine. This model of HWH has been in use on Patience for more than 10 years, with a new one installed in 2022.

We are the 3rd owner of Patience, and have thoroughly enjoyed her for the past 17 years. She is a great boat, in good condition, and is sure to provide her new owners with as many great memories as she has given to us!

Standard features

V-berth Port settee converts to double berth Stbd settee can be used as single berth Aft sette double berth

Double Sink Ice Box Two burner stove Instant hot water

Autohelm 3000 (including spare controller and motor) Compass

Extra gear included

Cockpit Table Stern Seats / Rail pads Cup Holders Cockpit Cushions VHF Speaker Stereo Speakers Swim Ladder Magma Propane Grill Cunningham / Preventer Self tailing winches / handles Sheet bags Boat hook Deck Brush Shore Power Cable / Connection Backup Bildge Hand Pump Mooring Lines / Fenders Danforth anchor / chain / rode Whisker Pole


Lifesling Horseshoe Fire Extinguishers (2) PFDs and throw cushions Flare kit Lifeline netting (2022 never installed)


Wind sock Porthole screens


Sail cover Dodger Pedestal cover

Includes 7 jack stands and chains

Improvements to the hull, deck, rigging, engine, or interior

Auto/Manual Electric bildge pump (2022) Instant Hot Water Heater (2022) Head faucet / shower (2022) New / upgraded Engine water pump (2023) Mast and Boom painted (2002)


F. Butler
Catalina Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
29 5 / 9 m
Waterline Length
24 2 / 7.4 m
11 1 / 3.4 m
5 3 / 1.6 m
4,980 lb / 2,261 kg
2,300 lb / 1,043 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
459′² / 42.6 m²
Total Sail Area
458′² / 42.6 m²
Sail Area
216′² / 20.1 m²
36 10 / 11.2 m
11 8 / 3.6 m
Air Draft
43 11 / 13.4 m
Sail Area
242′² / 22.5 m²
40 3 / 12.3 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
Forestay Length
42 1 / 12.8 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.4 kn
Classic: 6.59 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.42 knots
Classic formula: 6.59 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
100-200: light

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
<20: lightweight racing boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


BMW diesel (9hp) offered as an option.

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