Catalina 30

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Catalina 30
Catalina 30 sailboat Walkabout 0820.jpg
A Catalina 30 with the optional bowsprit fitted
Development
DesignerFrank Butler
LocationUnited States
Year1972
No. built6430
Builder(s)Catalina Yachts
Boat
Boat weight10,200 lb (4,627 kg)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA29.92 ft (9.12 m)
LWL25.00 ft (7.62 m)
Beam10.83 ft (3.30 m)
Hull draft5.25 ft (1.60 m)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast4,250 lb (1,928 kg)
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
Rig
GeneralMasthead sloop
I (foretriangle height)41.00 ft (12.50 m)
J (foretriangle base)11.50 ft (3.51 m)
P (mainsail luff)35.00 ft (10.67 m)
E (mainsail foot)11.50 ft (3.51 m)
Sails
Mainsail area201.25 sq ft (18.697 m2)
Jib/genoa area235.75 sq ft (21.902 m2)
Total sail area437.00 sq ft (40.599 m2)

The Catalina 30 is a series of American sailboats, that were designed by Frank Butler and later by Gerry Douglas.[1][2][3][4]

The boat was built by Catalina Yachts in the United States, but it is now out of production. During its production run from 1972 to 2008 in many versions the design sold 6,430 examples, making it one of the most successful keelboat designs ever built.[1]

The Catalina 30 design was replaced in the company's line by the Catalina 309 in 2010.[1]

Design[edit]

The Catalina 30 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder and a fixed fin keel.[1][2]

The design was initially fitted with a Japanese Yanmar diesel engine or a Universal 5411 or Universal Atomic 4 gasoline engine, but by the mid-1980s these had been replaced by the three-cylinder Universal M-25 diesel.[1]

Variants[edit]

Catalina 30
This model was introduced in 1972 and was designed by Frank Butler. It has a length overall of 29.92 ft (9.1 m), a waterline length of 25.00 ft (7.6 m), displaces 10,200 lb (4,627 kg) and carries 4,250 lb (1,928 kg) of lead ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.25 ft (1.60 m) with the standard keel, 4.30 ft (1.31 m) with the optional shoal draft keel and 3.83 ft (1.17 m) with the optional wing keel. The boat has a hull speed of 6.7 kn (12.41 km/h). An optional tall rig has a mast about 2 ft (0.61 m) taller. A bowsprit was optional.[1][2][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
Catalina 30 Mark II
This model was built between 1986-1991 and was designed by Gerry Douglas. Improvements include a T-shaped cockpit and a new deck and liner design. It has a length overall of 29.92 ft (9.1 m), a waterline length of 25.00 ft (7.6 m), displaces 10,200 lb (4,627 kg) and carries 4,200 lb (1,905 kg) of lead ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.25 ft (1.60 m) with the standard keel and 3.83 ft (1.17 m) with the optional wing keel. An optional tall rig has a mast about 2 ft (0.61 m) taller. The boat has a hull speed of 6.7 kn (12.41 km/h).[15]
Catalina 30 Mark III
This model was built between 1990-2008 and was designed by Gerry Douglas. Improvements include a re-designed cockpit, an open transom with a boarding and swimming platform, an updated galley and new topside windows. It has a length overall of 29.92 ft (9.1 m), a waterline length of 25.00 ft (7.6 m), displaces 10,185 lb (4,620 kg) and carries 4,189 lb (1,900 kg) of lead ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.25 ft (1.60 m) with the standard keel and 3.83 ft (1.17 m) with the optional wing keel. An optional tall rig has a mast about 2 ft (0.61 m) taller. The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 186 with a high of 201 and low of 180. The boat has a hull speed of 6.7 kn (12.41 km/h).[16][17]

American Sailboat Hall of Fame[edit]

The Catalina 30 was inducted into the now-defunct Sail America American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 2001. In honoring the design, the hall cited, "Designer and builder Frank Butler is in many ways a contradiction in terms. On the one hand he's an innovator and a risk taker. On the other, he takes those risks and uses those innovations to build boats for the common man; good solid boats that combine performance and comfort without costing an arm and a leg ... This design philosophy is perhaps best expressed in the Catalina 30, a racer-cruiser that set the trend for many of today's most successful lines and is itself still going strong after a production run of 25 years and more than 6,500 boats."[18]

See also[edit]

Catalina 30
A Catalina 30, showing the transom shape.

Related development

Similar sailboats

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Browning, Randy (2017). "Catalina 30 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Frank V. Butler". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Gerry Douglas". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Catalina 30 with bowsprit sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  6. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 with bowsprit". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  7. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 TM". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  8. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 TM SD". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  9. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 TM WK". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  10. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 SD". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  11. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 SD TM". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  12. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 TM". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  13. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 TM WK". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  14. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 WK". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  15. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Catalina 30 MK II sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  16. ^ Browning, Randy (2017). "Catalina 30 MK III sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  17. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2017). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 30 Mk III". Sailing Joy. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  18. ^ Sail America. "Catalina 30". www.sailamerica.com. Archived from the original on 26 December 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2018.

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