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Catalina 27

1971 — 1991
Designer
Robert Finch
Frank V. Butler
Builder
Catalina Yachts
Cooper Enterprises Inc.
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG
Associations
Catalina 27-270 Association

Dimensions

Length Overall
26.83 ft / 8.18 m
Waterline Length
21.75 ft / 6.63 m
Beam
8.83 ft / 2.69 m
Draft
4.00 ft / 1.22 m
Displacement
6,850 lb / 3,107 kg
Ballast
2,700 lb / 1,225 kg
Ballast Type
Lead
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
342.00 ft2 / 31.77 m2
Total Sail Area
341.77 ft2 / 31.75 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
150.52 ft2 / 13.98 m2
P
28.67 ft / 8.74 m
E
10.50 ft / 3.20 m
Mast Height
Foresail
Sail Area
191.25 ft2 / 17.77 m2
I
34.00 ft / 10.36 m
J
11.25 ft / 3.43 m
Est. Forestay Len.
35.81 ft / 10.92 m
Mizzen
PY
EY

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.25 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.17
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
39.42
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
297.21
heavy
Comfort Ratio
24.83
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
1.86
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

The CATALINA 27 is one of several models from this builder that has achieved historic popularity. In it’s first 3 years of production nearly 1500 boats were sold. Total production was 6662 hulls. Offered originally with a std. outboard well, in 1973, Catalina offered an inboard Atomic 4 engine as an option and over the years a number of other engines were available including a Universal Diesel.
Built in Canada under license.
In 1991 it was replaced with the CATALINA 270.
Wing keel option.
Shallow draft keel: 3.0’

Tall rig version available (w/mast moved aft.)
I: 36.0’
J: 12.2’
P: 29.67’
E: 9.67’


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