Catalina 25

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Catalina 25
Catalina 25 sailboat 1257.jpg
Development
Designer Frank Butler
Location United States
Year 1978
No. built 5866
Builder(s) Catalina Yachts
Boat
Boat weight 4,550 lb (2,064 kg)
Hull
Type Monohull
Construction Fiberglass
LOA 25.00 ft (7.62 m)
LWL 22.17 ft (6.76 m)
Beam 8.00 ft (2.44 m)
Hull draft 4.00 ft (1.22 m)
Engine type Outboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board type fin keel or centerboard
Ballast 1,900 lb (862 kg)
Rudder(s) transom-mounted rudder
Rig
General Masthead sloop
I (foretriangle height) 29.00 ft (8.84 m)
J (foretriangle base) 10.50 ft (3.20 m)
P (mainsail luff) 24.66 ft (7.52 m)
E (mainsail foot) 9.58 ft (2.92 m)
Sails
Mainsail area 118.12 sq ft (10.974 m2)
Jib/genoa area 152.25 sq ft (14.144 m2)
Total sail area 270.37 sq ft (25.118 m2)

The Catalina 25 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Frank Butler and first built in 1978.[1][2]

Production[edit]

The boat was built by Catalina Yachts in the United States, between 1978 and 1994, but it is now out of production. It was the most popular sailboat in this size range ever built in the US, with 5866 examples completed.[1]

Design[edit]

Catalina 25 with jib roller furled.

The Catalina 25 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a fixed fin keel, winged keel or optional centerboard. It displaces 4,550 lb (2,064 kg) and carries 1,900 lb (862 kg) of ballast.[1]

The boat has a draft of 4.00 ft (1.22 m) with the standard keel fitted and 2.83 ft (0.86 m) with the optional wing keel.[1]

The centreboard version has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m) with the centreboard extended and 2.00 ft (0.61 m) with it retracted into the stub keel, allowing ground transportation on a trailer. There was also a tall rig version with a mast about 2.00 ft (0.61 m) higher.[1]

Internal accommodations came in two versions, one with a "traditional" double bench sofa and the other a "dinette" table arrangement. There was a forward "V" berth and a double berth under the cockpit.[1]

The boat is normally fitted with a small outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.[1]

See also[edit]

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Browning, Randy (2017). "Catalina 25 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Frank V. Butler". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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