1976 Catalina Catalina 25

Waukegan, Illinois, United States
$3,250 USD

*** January 5, 2020 update ***

The boat might be in the water as soon as March 1, 2020. I've promised 3 people who've already contacted me that they'll be the first to check it out if it doesn't sell before it goes in. If you'd like to see the boat prior to it going back in, let me know.

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Don't think of this as a boat. Think of this as access to the greatest freshwater resource on the planet.

For $3250 you're buying your way into the peaceful tranquility that only sailing a keelboat can bring- and because she's got a tiller-to-wheel conversion that opens up the cockpit, you can bring several adults on the journey. Think of it as $3250 spent helping you escape the rat-race, with a sweet boat for free.

If you've never seen a Catalina 25, she's got a lot of features you'll love. The back of the cabin has a pop-top to give you more headroom as well as help airflow if you're staying the weekend. The interior layout offers more living and sleeping space than most hulls in this class (two 6'1" dudes stayed on it overnight in late October with no issues). It's got a sweet, vintage microwave. Most importantly, Catalina is STILL making parts for her.

If you google Catalina sailboats you'll see some common problems. She's had many of them addressed- the bulkhead has been repaired by sistering over some large marine plywood plants, and many of the thru-hulls have been pulled and plugged.

We bought this boat the end of last summer and sailed her a bunch. My wife absolutely hated the idea of having our 18 month old on a sailboat... until we went sailing. (we aren't exactly expert sailors... this thing is easy to sail, though).

I don't want to sell her. But if my wife loved a 25 foot boat she'll love a 30 foot boat even more, right? (Note: Please don't tell my wife there's a bigger boat in the picture. I'm not allowed to own two boats so she's not learning about the new one until you buy this one).

Boat is on the hard at Waukegan harbor (in shrink wrap, because only animals wrap boats in tarps).

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About the Catalina 25

Designer
Frank V. Butler
Builder
Catalina Yachts
Association
Catalina 25, 250, Capri 25 International Assoc.
# Built
5866
Hull Type
Fin w/transom hung rudder
Construction
FG

Dimensions

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

Rig and Sails

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

Auxilary Power

Make
?
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
?
Fuel Capacity
?

Accomodations

Water Capacity
?
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
6.31 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.79
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
41.76
stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
186.41
light
Comfort Ratio
19.02
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
1.93
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

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
TALL RIG:
I: 31.0’
J: 10.5’
P: 27.66’
E: 9.58’

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