• 1 / 8
  • 2 / 8
  • 3 / 8
  • 4 / 8
  • 5 / 8
  • 6 / 8
  • 7 / 8
  • 8 / 8

1982 Catalina 30

Marina del Rey, California, United States
$18,000 USD

The owner bought this boat in 2016

General condition and any additional information

I bought this boat as a project boat and put in a lot of love and money, a lot of money. The boat sails great and perfect for beginners or sailors that love cruising. We have taken her to Catalina many times, she cruises at 6kts under power. She is a fun party boat at the dock with a TV. I will only show the boat to those that are in the market now with cash. If you know Catalinas then this could be your next boat. Slips are available in Dolphin Marina, I can help you find a slip. Phone calls only, I am old school. Will not answer texts. I am selling the boat because I bought a race boat and my partner moved to Florida.

Standard features

Rebuilt Universal/Kabuto M-25XP with less than 20 hours. Dodger—needs works but very functional. Auto Pilot—needs belt Custom 138 Jib with see through windows Custom interior lighting Interior cushions—fair shape Sleeps 6 Main in good shape Sanding rigging in good shape for a it’s age Custom lights on the spreaders Running rigging new in 2016 Bottom painted in 2016—needs painting. Cockpit cushions Natural gas stove and oven—very rare Pressurized hot and cold water 3 wenches in good shape Custom stereo with build in cockpit speakers. Downside—Radar, chart plotter, gages are old and don’t work. Time to paint the bottom.

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

New exhaust system 2020 New Fuel pump, fuel lines, filters, fuel tank polished—2020 New fuel injector pump–2019 New steering cables 2016 New head—2017 New bilge pump—2021

This listing is presented by SailboatOwners.com. Visit their website for more information or to contact the seller.

View on SailboatOwners.com


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.



Embed this page on your own website by copying and pasting this code.

Similar Sailboats For Sale

Great choice! Your favorites are temporarily saved for this session. Sign in to save them permanently, access them on any device, and receive relevant alerts.

We will occasionally send you relevant updates. You can opt out or contact us any time.


Get occassional updates about new features or featured sailboats.
You can opt out or contact us any time.

Made with ♥ by the founders of Refit Guide
©2021 Sea Time Tech, LLC

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.