Catalina 34

1985
Designer
Frank V. Butler
Builder
Catalina Yachts
Association
Catalina 34 International Association
# Built
1438
Hull Type
Fin w/spade rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
34 6 / 10.5 m
Waterline Length
29 9 / 9.1 m
Beam
11 8 / 3.6 m
Draft
5 6 / 1.7 m
Displacement
11,950 lbs / 5,420 kg
Ballast
5,000 lbs / 2,268 kg
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
523 ft2 / 48.6 m2
Total Sail Area
523.2 ft2 / 48.6 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
226.1 ft2 / 21 m2
P
38 5 / 11.7 m
E
11 8 / 3.6 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
297 ft2 / 27.6 m2
I
43 11 / 13.4 m
J
13 5 / 4.1 m
Forestay Length
46 0 / 14 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
?
HP
21
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.32 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16.01
good performance
Ballast/Displacement
41.84
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
200.98
moderate
Comfort Ratio
22.06
coastal cruiser
Capsize Screening
2.06
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

Total Catalina 34’s built: 1,438
Shoal draft: 4.67’.

1985-1986: Deck stepped mast; Universal 25 (21HP) diesel engine.
1987-1990: Changed to keel stepped mast; Universal 25XP (23 HP) engine.
1990-1991: Walk-through transom introduced; Universal M35 (30 HP).

The last Mark I models look very much like Mark IIs. (see CATALINA 34 MKII)

Wing keel: Draft = 3.83’.

Tall Rig:
I: 46.0’
J: 13.5’
P: 40.5’
E: 12.0’

Photo courtesy Adam Hunt.


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