1977 Catalina 25 with Trailer

Lancaster, Virginia, United States
$3,900 USD
Condition: good

If youre looking for a great deal for a nice sailboat, trailer & 8HP Tohatsu long shaft outboard, look no further. I have a 1977 Catalina 25, I am offering it at a very low price for quick sale since I bought a bigger boat. Great boat for single hand sailing or going out with the family for some cruising. Over 6,000 Catalina 25s were made. This one is one of the first off the line and is Hull Number 8. Accordingly, it appears to be overbuilt like a tank! No leaks thought thick hull, the decks are firm throughout. Extremely dry boat. It has a swing keel and was upgraded with a new pin and anti-sway kit. New cables on the winch for lifting the keel. Bottom stripped 3 years ago and coated it with a 2 part epoxy primer and multiple coats of high grade bottom paint. More paint each year. Upper hull and decks painted with high grade epoxy paint and it looks great. Life line stanchions are solid. The life lines themselves are functional, but the coating is starting to crack and peel. The Cabin has the Pop Top which is great for ventilation and headroom. The windows are sealed well. The mast and rigging are in good working order. It comes with 3 sails and main sail cover. The Mainsail is functional, but will probably need to be replaced in a year or two. Mainsail cover is worn and will need repair or replacement in the future. Included is a hank-on 110 Jib in GC and a nice 150 Genoa & whisker pole. The winches are in good working order. It has 2 upgraded 3-line Spinlock rope clutches (a $400.00 value all on their own). The tiller and rudder are in VGC with spare new tiller (cost over $200.00). Nice Danforth Anchor and plenty of chain and line with it. All the navigation lights work. The cabin is equipped with a full set of cushions which are clean and in VGC. They are very soft and great to sleep on. New dining table. The interior woodwork is in nice. The sink and the pump for the faucet work perfectly. The original head has been replaced and the new one (and plumbing) works perfectly. New 12 volt marine battery for it last year.

Equipment: 15 watt solar panel for auxiliary battery charging. Original cabin lights replaced with efficient LED lights. New knotmeter just this year. The marine VHF radio works perfectly. Working solar vent fan. There are extra dock ropes and 4 life jackets a swim ladder, fenders, hatchway insect screens, USB Port and Gaff pole. Nice Bimini Top. The Tohatsu motor is an electric start long shaft 8hp model. It runs like new and is very clean on the inside. I just replaced the impeller on it. It starts so easily (usually on the first pull) I never wired the boat for the electric start. However, during a barrel test when I replaced the impeller I did try to start it using a battery and I could not get the starter to work. Since it starts so easily with the pull rope, I never investigated further. The motor comes with a 3 gallon Tohatsu gas tank and hoses. One huge selling point (or reselling for that matter) is the trailer for this boat. It appears to be purpose made for it and is very well built. It has dual wheels and all four tires were replaced with new ones last year. The disc brakes are set up on a surge braking system that works great. The trailer is currently licensed and has a current Virginia inspection. I noted that one similar to it sold on ebay for $1850.00. All boats require some maintenance and this one is no different. For instance the hinges on the seats in the cockpit need repair. I would put another coat or two of paint on the cockpit floor and there is a spider crack here and there and so on. There are no showstoppers on this boat. It is ready to sail and it sails really well. It easily gets up to its hull speed of 6.4 knots in about 15 knots of wind. I pride myself on being an honest guy that believes buyers should not be surprised by anything I sell. This is a nice package deal that I have priced to sell. I do not believe you will find a nicer package deal anywhere so please no lowball offers. I will be happy to take interested out for a sail or inspection. I can also deliver it if you live within 200 miles of Lancaster VA at the rate of $2.00 per mile (prepaid). Please let me know if you have any questions. Check out the photos, I took a lot of them as they show the condition well. Thanks for looking!

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About the Catalina 25

Frank V. Butler
Catalina Yachts
Catalina 25, 250, Capri 25 International Assoc.
# Built
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder


Length Overall
25 0 / 7.6 m
Waterline Length
22 2 / 6.8 m
8 0 / 2.4 m
4 0 / 1.2 m
4,550 lbs / 2,064 kg
1,900 lbs / 862 kg

Rig and Sails

Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
271 ft2 / 25.2 m2
Total Sail Area
270.4 ft2 / 25.1 m2
Sail Area
118.1 ft2 / 11 m2
24 8 / 7.5 m
9 6 / 2.9 m
Mast Height
Sail Area
152.2 ft2 / 14.1 m2
29 0 / 8.8 m
10 5 / 3.2 m
Forestay Length
30 10 / 9.4 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
6.31 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
under powered
stiffer, more powerful
Comfort Ratio
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for ocean passages


The most popular sailboat (in this size range) ever built in the US.
Dimensions shown here are for the standard rig (pre-1988).
A swing keel version was also available. Draft (max.) 5.0’ (min.) 2.0’
Wing keel version: 2.83’/.86m
I: 31.0’
J: 10.5’
P: 27.66’
E: 9.58’

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