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Seller's Description

Turn-key cruising sailboat, ready to sail, strikingly clean clean clean. Second owners have decided to sell. She is NOT a project boat, has been lightly used and is ready for her next owner who enjoys sunrises and sunsets on the water. With a shallow draft of 43 get into those areas the bigger guys cannot! This well-made Catalina brand offers excellent and safe off shore excursions. Engine under stairs, looking forward on starboard, door to aft cabin with queen guest berth(sleeps 2), continuing on starboard is the galley with refrigerator/freezer, double sink, two burner LPG stove with oven and microwave. Farther forward a settee with a dinette table that can be lowered to make a double berth (sleeps 2). Full height, Captains cabin V-berth(sleeps 2) in the bow with hanging lockers port and starboard. From stairs to port is the head with shower. Farther forward is the nav station, VHF radio, AM/FM stereo with 2 salon speakers, followed by a port settee ending with the forward state room with the Captains cabin v-berth. Salon has ample storage behind settee cushions. Up top, commodious cockpit with 2 stern seating, Captains Navy sunbrella canvas for main sail, helm, winch covers, bimini, companionway cover/insect screen, 2 ST30 self-tailing winches on coach top, 2 ST48 self-tailing winches in cockpit, Winch handles (2), all lines back to cockpit for ease of single-handling. Cockpit cushions complete set 2019 from Catalina Direct, Cockpit line bags 2018, Cockpit teak table, Magna propane grille for cockpit rail, Hot/cold shower off stern swim platform, 2 Stereo speakers and stern ladder. All hatch and port screens, Canvas winter cover.

Equipment: POWER PLANT: New Transmission ZF 2014 PYI damper 2016 New Cutlass bearing and propeller shaft 2016 Oberdorfer fresh water pump replaced original Sherwood pump 2018 Motor: oil, fluids and zincs and transmission service yearly Spare filters and belt, Owner manuals ELECTRONICS: Garmin 546 GPS with charts update 2018 Raymarine ST60Depth, wind and speed Raymarine ST4000 Auto Pilot Ritchie Compass Standard Horizons marine VHF Kenwood Stereo with 2 salon/ 2 cockpit speakers ELECTRICAL: Dockside Shore Power Cord White 50 30 amp Windlass Maxwell model 500 with adjacent toe switch Two electric bilge pumps Upgraded battery charger 12v / 110 v electrical panel SAILS AND RIGGING: Fully battened Main Dacron sail, with Dutchman system with zippered Captains Navy sail cover 135 Dacron Roller furling Genoa Head sail Captains Navy sunbrella canvas for main sail, helm, winch covers, bimini, companionway cover/insect screen Canvas winter cover and 2 sail bags for winter storage GALLEY: Adler/Barbour 12v top loading refrigerator/freezer with ice cube trays upgrade with hinge Samsung Microwave Double SS Sinks, Pressure fresh water system 2 burner Hillerange propane gimballed stove with onboard propane tank with Custom Corian stovetop insert 6 gal water heater Howard Miller barometer and Boat US time and tide clock, all port and hatch screens Magma propane grille for cockpit rail SALON / COCKPIT: 2 ST30 self-tailing winches on coach top and 2 ST48 self-tailing winches in cockpit, 2 winch handles Cockpit cushions complete set 2019, Cockpit line bags 2018 Cockpit teak table, adjustable Salon table Manual Raritan flush toilet SAFETY: Fire Extinguishers (2) 6 Lifejackets and throwable cushions (2) Danforth Anchor 40 chain 150 1/2 rode, plus spare heavy fluke anchor Dock line, fenders West Marine dinghy with oars Boat Hooks (2) Garhauer Dinghy davits, 2015 Emergency Tiller Sanitary water tank fill hose Emergency handle for bilge pump Bottom of boat had ablative paint installed Asking Price: $ 66,000



Frank V. Butler
Catalina Yachts
Catalina 34 International Association
# Built


Length Overall
33 11 / 10.4 m
Waterline Length
29 9 / 9.1 m
10 11 / 3.4 m
4 0 / 1.2 m
11,950 lb / 5,420 kg
5,000 lb / 2,268 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
523′² / 48.6 m²
Total Sail Area
523′² / 48.6 m²
Sail Area
226′² / 21 m²
38 5 / 11.7 m
11 8 / 3.6 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
297′² / 27.6 m²
43 11 / 13.4 m
13 5 / 4.1 m
Forestay Length
46 0 / 14 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.7 kn
Classic: 7.32 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

8.67 knots
Classic formula: 7.32 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

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
200-275: moderate

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


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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