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1983 Catalina- Capri Capri 30

$12,000 USD

Seller's Description

Racing sailboat for sail. Great PHRF racer

Proven race winner for sale in Lake Erie. Light air PHRF killer. This boat has sailed its crew to the podium in every club and regional race in the area. New hardware and deck configuration to allow it to sail to its fullest potential. Boat of the year multiple times. See equipment list for more details.

1997 2-stroke 9.9 HP electric start outboard with cockpit controls Car trailer converted to boat trailer with eight bunks

This is an ultra-light displacement boat. The only reason that this boat is for sale is to move towards something more young child friendly. Moved towards something a bit more stable with a few more cruising amenities.

The sails and motor alone are in excellent condition and worth much more than the asking price of the entire package. This is a race ready vessel that will require zero sails to upgrade.

Email bigmaddie@hotmail.com for more info.

Equipment: Racing Sails: Arimid/ Carbon power-path racing mainsail from Eliot Pattison Sailmakers (4 seasons) Arimid/ Carbon Fusion C racing mainsail from Elliot Pattison Sailmakers (.75 seasons)

155% Arimid/ Carbon Fusion C racing headsail from Elliot Pattison Sailmakers (1 season) 155% Arimid/ Carbon power-path racing headsail from Elliot Pattison Sailmakers (3 seasons) 145% Arimid/ Carbon power-path racing headsail (4 seasons) 135% Arimid/ Carbon Fusion C racing headsail from Elliot Pattison Sailmakers (sailed 2 sails) Blade Arimid/ Carbon power-path racing sail (not often used) (5 seasons) #4 Pentex headsail 3 seasons #4 Dacron headsail (very stiff but number of seasons unknown) Jibtop Pentex Diaball Sailing Good shape .75 oz Airx AP spinnaker Dieball Sailing (6 seasons but barely used) .6 oz Airx AP spinnaker Dieball Sailing (6 seasons but barely used) .6 ox Airx S2 spinnaker Elliot Pattison (3 seasons) Airx Code 1.5 Asym spin North Sails Airx Code 1A Asym spin Elliot Pattison (3 seasons) Airx Code 3A Asym spin Elliot Pattison (3 seasons) Spin Staysail Elliot Pattison (.5 seasons)

C-sprit to conform to PHRF-LE class rules (20 from tack point) Forte Carbon Spin Pole and pole sleeve for boom

All cushions Garmin Instruments (needs installed) New templated 63-series keel Harken #5 double headfoil (less than 1 year) Checkstays (optional) 26:2 adjustable rope backstay with flicker Adjustable baby stay Hull and deck reinforcement. Porta-pot Shore power Adjustable genoa leads for primary and secondary sheets Radio with speakers (2) cabin top winches and (2) cockpit winches



F. Butler
Catalina Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
29 11 / 9.1 m
Waterline Length
24 2 / 7.4 m
11 9 / 3.6 m
5 7 / 1.7 m
4,980 lb / 2,261 kg
2,300 lb / 1,043 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
459′² / 42.6 m²
Total Sail Area
458′² / 42.6 m²
Sail Area
216′² / 20.1 m²
36 10 / 11.2 m
11 8 / 3.6 m
Air Draft
43 11 / 13.4 m
Sail Area
242′² / 22.5 m²
40 3 / 12.3 m
12 0 / 3.7 m
Forestay Length
42 1 / 12.8 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.4 kn
Classic: 6.59 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

8.42 knots
Classic formula: 6.59 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
>20: high 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
100-200: light

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: lightweight racing boat

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


BMW diesel (9hp) offered as an option.

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