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1987 catalina 30 MkII

$27,500 USD

Seller's Description

For sale is a 1987 Catalina 30 MkII in very nice condition. She is a standard rig, fin keel, and has been a freshwater boat on Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario. We have cruised her out of Penetanguishene since 2009, and she has been an extremely reliable and comfortable yacht. With interior headroom over 6 and a generous 1010 beam, she has a spacious interior, and the upholstery is in excellent condition. She has been very well maintained (incl. annual inside winter storage) and continually updated over the past 14 years that we have owned her. Features include a Johnson Aqua-T electric head, a mini-fridge, a two-burner propane cooktop with flame-failure cutoff, a Xantrex 1000W inverter/charger, and a PSS dripless shaft seal. She had two coats of VC17 this year, and the hull and rudder are sound.

This is a great opportunity to own a really nice example of one of the most popular 30 sailboats ever built, in turnkey sail-away condition.

Equipment: Features

  • Johnson Aqua-T electric comfort-size head (2022)
  • Frigidaire 1.6 cu ft mini fridge (2022)
  • Two burner propane cooktop with flame-failure cut-off (2022)
  • 50W solar panel with Renogy 10A smart charge controller (2020)
  • 2x US2200 232 AH deep-cycle house batteries (2020) & 600CCA starting battery
  • Blackfish cutlass bearing (2018)
  • Vetus Ksteun 75/50 engine mounts (2011)
  • Aluminum Spade anchor with 25 chain and 100 rode
  • Lofrans manual windlass with capstan and gypsy
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • SmartPlug connector & shore power cable
  • Xantrex Freedom 1000 inverter/battery charger

General Equipment

  • Anchor 1: Spade
  • Anchor Chain: 25 feet
  • Anchor Rode: 200 feet
  • Anchor 2: Danforth
  • Anchor rode: 100 feet
  • Anchor Windlass: Lofrans manual w capstan and gypsy
  • Batteries: 2 x 6V US2200 230AH house batteries; 1 x 12v starter battery
  • Battery Charger: Xantrex HF1000 inverter/charger
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Manual
  • Bilge Pumps: 1 Electric
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Roller
  • Cabin Curtains
  • Cradle
  • Dingy-Tow system (
  • Head: Electric Johnson Aqua-T comfort-size
  • Hot Water Heater: 115V Electric and Engine Loop
  • Pressurized Water with 2 gal pressure tank
  • Screens on Hatches and Ports
  • Shore Power Inlets: 1 Smart plug
  • Shore Power Amps: 30 amps
  • Shore Power Cord Length: 50 feet
  • Shower: In Head
  • Survey Year: 2020 (insurance survey)


  • Double stainless steel Sink
  • Pressure hot and cold water
  • Frigidaire 1.6 cu ft mini fridge
  • Icebox
  • 2-burner propane cook-top w flame-failure cut-off

Safety Equipment

  • Boat Hook
  • Fire Extinguishers: 3
  • Horn
  • Life Ring
  • Life Jackets: 4


  • Raymarine ST4000 Auto Pilot
  • iCOM VHF marine transceiver with DSC and RAM mic
  • Garmin 192C Chart-Plotter
  • Richie Compass
  • Datamarine Depth Sounder
  • Datamarine Knot Meter
  • Sony AM/FM/CD Stereo
  • Solar Panel: 50 watts


  • Colour: Royal Blue (Sunbrella)
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Mainsail Cover
  • Pedestal Cover
  • Cockpit Enclosure
  • Cockpit Cushions (vinyl)

Sails and Rigging

  • Keel Type: Fin
  • Rig: Sloop
  • Spar Material: Aluminum
  • Rigging: SS Wire
  • Mainsail: Full battened in good condition
  • Traveler: On coachroof
  • Headsail 1: 150% in good condition
  • Headsail 2: 130% in good condition
  • Roller Furling
  • Garhauer solid boom vang
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 2 Lewmar ST40 sheet winches, 2 Lewmar ST16 cabin top winches.
  • Winch Handles: 2
  • Wheel Steering


Gerry Douglas
Catalina Yachts
Catalina 30 Yacht Owners Association
# Built


Length Overall
29 11 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
25 0 / 7.6 m
10 9 / 3.3 m
5 2 / 1.6 m
10,200 lb / 4,627 kg
4,200 lb / 1,905 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
437′² / 40.6 m²
Total Sail Area
437′² / 40.6 m²
Sail Area
201′² / 18.7 m²
35 0 / 10.7 m
11 6 / 3.5 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
236′² / 21.9 m²
41 0 / 12.5 m
11 6 / 3.5 m
Forestay Length
42 7 / 13 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.1 kn
Classic: 6.7 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

7.07 knots
Classic formula: 6.7 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

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
275-350: heavy

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
20-30: coastal cruiser

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


Among changes were ‘T’ cockpit, slightly different deck and liner, and different Engine options.
A wing keel version was available,(hull #500+) as was a tall rig.
Wing keel:
DRAFT: 1.17m/3.83’.
BALLAST: 4300lbs/1950kg
DISPLACEMENT: 10,300lbs/4672kg
I: 43.00’/13.11m
J: 13.16’/4.01m
P: 37.00’/11.28m
E: 12.00’/3.66m
Sail Area(100%): 504.94 ft2/46.91 m2

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