Catalina 30

1976 — 2008
insignia
Designer
Frank V. Butler
Builder
Catalina Yachts
Association
Catalina 30 Yacht Owners Association
# Built
6430
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
29 11 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
25 0 / 7.6 m
Beam
10 9 / 3.3 m
Draft
5 2 / 1.6 m
Displacement
10,200 lbs / 4,627 kg
Ballast
4,250 lbs / 1,928 kg (Lead)
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
445.9 ft2 / 41.4 m2
Total Sail Area
437 ft2 / 40.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
201.3 ft2 / 18.7 m2
P
35 0 / 10.7 m
E
11 6 / 3.5 m
Mast Height
45 11 / 14 m
Foresail
Sail Area
235.7 ft2 / 21.9 m2
I
41 0 / 12.5 m
J
11 6 / 3.5 m
Forestay Length
42 7 / 13 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Var.
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Var.
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.7 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.17
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
41.67
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
291.43
heavy
Comfort Ratio
24.76
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.0
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

With more than 6000 sold, the Catalina 30 is one of the most successful production sailing yachts in history.
During the long production run of this basic model there were a great number of variations with standard and tall rig configurations, each with a bowsprit option, and also including shoal, wing and deep fin keels.
A MK II version began around hull# 3300 (1986).(T-shaped cockpit is the most notable change)
The Mark III (1994) (walk-thru transom with boarding/swim platform standard though offered as an option on earlier models.)
Aux. power:
The early Yanmar, Universal 5411 and Atomic-4 engines were phased out in favor of the 3-cylinder Universal M-25 diesels during the middle 80s.

SHOAL DRAFT: 4.30’/1.31m
SHOAL DRAFT (WING): 3.83’/1.17m

ALT.RIG DIMENSIONS:
TALL:
I: 43.00’/13.11m
J: 13.15’/4.01m
P: 37.50’/11.43m
E: 12.00’/3.66m
SA (100%): 507.73ft2/47.17m2

BOWSPRIT OPTION (STD):
I: 41.00’/12.50m
J: 13.15’/4.01m
P: 37.00’/11.28m
E: 12.00’/3.66m
SA (100%): 491.58ft2/45.67m2
(photo from Catalina brochure)


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