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Seller's Description

Asking 12k or best offer. 89 Catalina 25 Tall Rig, wing keel. Sail # 5892 Exceptional condition.

Equipment: Tohatsu 9.9 Outboard motor w/autostart. Shore power ready (30 Amp stainless steel Shore power inlet with 100’ power cord), custom built 2005 Road Dog Trailer, cabin pop top to 6’4, double cabin settee design with drop down 4 person dining table, generous cockpit storage, swim ladder, secondary boom lift, reefing lines. Includes 2 Rudders (balanced and kick back), 1000 watt AC Inverter, all mast raising/lowering gear, 15 Gal water tank, depth finder, Stereo System with speakers, deck light, manual bilge pump, pop top vinyl cover w/isinglass windows, Cockpit cushions, Wire luff furling jib, storm jib, 135 jib and 155 light genoa, Custom companionway cover screen with sunbrella blind, winter canopy assembly and tarp, traveler and back stay adjuster, wisker pole, galley ice box, single alcohol stove. Complete custom continuity book of all manuals, receipts, records, system instructions and related paperwork. 2020 New quarter berth cushion 2020-New mainsheet line 2021 New topping lift line 2020-New main and jib internal halyard lines 2021 New outboard starting motor unit 2019 New 4 prop outboard propeller 2020 New bimini top 2020 Two new jib track auxiliary cars 2021-Replaced all interior lights to LEDs 2021-Upgraded interior light housings to dual white/red units (x3) 2020-Replaced all exterior lights into LEDs 2020-New steam/deck light housing 2020-New navigation light housings 2021 New zip tie for main sail cover 2021 New Trailer lights 2021 New trailer tongue jack 2021 New quick connect fuel hose 2021 Two new DC24 12 volt batteries 2021 New 24/7 solar charge controller installed 2021 Two new solar panels (30/50w) 2021 Installed cockpit solar charge port 2021 New (additional) DC electrical panel box installed (room for future upgrades) 2021 Installed new electric powered galley sink faucet upgrade 2021 Installed three interior DC power receptacles for USB charging 2021 Newly serviced trailer brakes and surge brake system 2022 new optional permanent topping lift line 2022 New outboard starting unit 2022 Added New stainless steel mast cleats 2022 new deck connector unit All electronics and interior and exterior lights are fully operational.



Frank V. Butler
Catalina Yachts
Catalina 25, 250, Capri 25 International Assoc.
# Built
Transom hung


Length Overall
25 0 / 7.6 m
Waterline Length
22 2 / 6.8 m
8 5 / 2.6 m
2 11 / 0.9 m
4,550 lb / 2,064 kg
1,900 lb / 862 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
271′² / 25.2 m²
Total Sail Area
270′² / 25.1 m²
Sail Area
118′² / 11 m²
24 8 / 7.5 m
9 6 / 2.9 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
152′² / 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
7.7 kn
Classic: 6.31 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

7.66 knots
Classic formula: 6.31 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
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 ocean passages

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


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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