If you’re in the market for a sailing yacht, then Catalina has something for everyone worth considering.
Catalina Yachts’ wide range of innovative family-oriented sailboats includes their Sport series, with their fun-to-sail 12-27 foot day sailors, the Cruiser series, consisting of capable, spacious mid-sized family yachts from 31-35 feet, and the Ocean series, 38–44 footers designed for more serious offshore adventures.
How much does a new Catalina Yacht cost? Let’s take a closer look:
The Sport Series
The Catalina Sport Series is all about affordable fun!
Whether you are just learning how to sail, prefer day sailing in comfort, feel like some One-design racing, or have decided to downsize but don’t want to give up daysailing and racing, the Catalina Sport series is for you.
Boat sizes in the Sports Series range from 12 to 27 feet. All these models can be trailered, and so are easy to store off-season.
1. Catalina 12.5 Expo
The Catalina Expo 12.5 is a fun boat to sail for any age.
Getting on the water is quick and easy thanks to the SmartRig® and Hoyt boom system, and as there are no stays, no chainplates, and no halyards to get in the way, any level of sailor easily manages the boat.
Plus, packing the boat away is also a breeze – the mast and boom are deck-stepped and easily removable within minutes, without needing special tools. This is one boat everyone, family and friends, will want to sail all day.
- Length: 12’9″ (3.89m)
- Beam: 5′ (1.52m)
- Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
- Sail Area: 65 sq feet (6.04 m²)
- Recommended listing price (2023): $9,268
2. Catalina 14.2
With over 5,000 Catalina 14.2’s built, you can be sure of this popular design. This model makes the perfect boat for day sailing in comfort but still has competitive racing performance for the active sailing family or couple.
This durable and easy-to-handle design makes the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn to sail in.
While a more experienced skipper will enjoy the very active One-design racing class.
- Length: 14’2″ (4.32m)
- Beam: 6’2″ (1.88m)
- Weight: 340lbs (154kg)
- Sail Area: 114 sq feet (10.59 m²)
- Recommended listing price (2023): $10,821.00
3. Catalina 14.2 Expo
The Catalina 14.2 Expo is based on the hugely popular Catalina 14.2. It has been designed to offer clean and simple sailing for those wanting to learn to sail or for more experienced sailors who want a non-technical but fun boat.
The rig is based on the same system offered with the Catalina 12.5 Expo, which consists of the SmartRig® and Hoyt boom system. The SmartRig® system consists of a tapered carbon fiber mast which weighs much less than an aluminum mast and makes this boat less prone to tipping.
- Length: 14’2″ (4.32m)
- Beam: 6’2″ (1.88m)
- Weight: 340lbs (154kg)
- Sail Area: 104 sq feet (9.66 m²)
- Recommended listing price (2023): $11,488
4. Catalina 16.5
The popular 16.5 is available in 2 versions, the centerboard model and the keel model.
While both models have a powerful sail plan, the keep model enables you to leave the boat on a mooring or dock for most of the season – a single bilge pump is included.
Other features of the 16.5 include a spacious cockpit and a large storage locker forward, which makes it the perfect boat for pleasurable family days on the water.
- Length: 16’4″ (4.98m)
- Beam: 7′ (2.13m)
- Weight: 430lbs (195kg)
- Sail Area: 150 sq feet (13.9 m²)
- Recommended listing price (2023): $13,277
5. Catalina 22 Sport
The Catalina 22 Sport is an upgraded version of the original and popular Catalina 22 Capri.
Thousands of these boats have been built, and so Catalina wanted to offer this One-design class in a more modern version.
So, just like the original Catalina 22, the 22 Sport version is easy to trailer, but it is a great boat to make the step up from dinghy sailing to a pocket cruiser/racer.
While a complete racing package is available, this model also offers space and comfort below to be adequate for an overnight stay or spending weekends onboard.
- Length: 21’6″ (6.55m)
- Beam: 7’8″ (2.3m)
- Weight: 2,350lbs (1066kg)
- Sail Area: 206 sq feet (19.14 m²)
- Recommended listing price (2023): $40,260
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6. Catalina 275 Sport
The Catalina 275 Sport is the Sport series’ newest addition.
Catalina claims to have listened to what sailors want and has developed a simple but stylish boat that can be easily sailed short-handed.
Maybe you don’t want the responsibility of a big boat but still want to race or go day-sailing with some comforts down below. This boat has modern lines and a powerful rig, making it fast and fun to sail.
- Length: 27’6″ (8.38m)
- Beam: 8’5″ (2.57m)
- Weight: 5,000lbs (2,267.96kg)
- Sail Area: 331 sq feet (30.75 m²)
- Recommended listing price (2023): $97,547
The Cruiser Series
The boats in the Cruiser series combine all the best attributes of the Sport and Ocean series to give you a boat that makes daysailing or extended coastal cruising a pleasure.
7. Catalina 315
The Catalina 315 may be the smallest in the cruising range, but this boat is still packed with all the attributes you associate with a bigger yacht.
These include a watertight StrikeZone™ collision bulkhead and the SecureSocket™ mast support system that affords superior load resolution and watertight integrity. But it doesn’t stop there!
The 315 also includes the DeepDefense™ rudder system for failsafe steering and the T-Beam MastStep™ structure that has all the benefits of a deck-stepped mast but with the strength attributed to a keel-stepped mast.
- Length: 31′ (9.45m)
- Beam: 11’7″ (3.55m)
- Weight: 10,600lbs (4,808kg)
- Sail Area: from 506 sq feet (47 m²)
- Fuel tank capacity: 25 gallons (113.65 liters)
- Water tank capacity: 41 gallons (186.39 liters)
- Engine: Yanmar 21hp
- Recommended listing price (2023): $211,688
8. Catalina 355
This newer mid-size cruiser is the updated version of the very popular Catalina 36.
With more than 2,300 boats built, the Catalina 36 was arguably one of the most popular production cruisers ever built. The all-new version still boasts some of the predecessor’s features but includes a new hull design with a longer waterline, a moderate beam and freeboard, and a handsome low-profile cabin structure.
The balanced sail plan allows for sailing in all wind conditions, and the spacious accommodation below offers all home comforts.
- Length: 34’6″ (10.52m)
- Beam: 12′ (3.66m)
- Weight: 13,800lbs (6,259 kg)
- Sail Area: from 572 sq feet (53.14 m²)
- Fuel tank capacity: 30 gallons (436.43 liters)
- Water tank capacity: 96 gallons (186.39 liters)
- Engine: Yanmar 29hp
- Recommended listing price (2023): $258,161
The Ocean Series
If you are looking for a very capable ocean-going vessel for more serious offshore adventures, then there’s no need to look further than the Catalina Ocean series.
The Ocean series has been designed with comfort, speed, and safety for longer distances and for living onboard.
In addition, they have plenty of storage space and large tankage capabilities for both water and fuel.
9. Catalina 385
The Catalina 385 is the smallest vessel in the Ocean series. However, this new model is packed with all the best features of previous models combined with proven, new design features.
The 385 has two lead keel options (wing or fin) plus long main sheet travelers for excellent sail control.
While the new 385 is modern in design, down below, you have the classic, warm teak interior that you expect with a Catalina cruising yacht.
- Length: 38’2″ (11.61m)
- Beam: 13’1″ (3.96m)
- Weight: 16,500lbs (7,484 kg)
- Sail Area: from 701 sq feet (65.12 m²)
- Fuel tank capacity: 38 gallons (172.25 liters)
- Water tank capacity: 100 gallons (454.61 liters)
- Engine: Yanmar 45hp
- Recommended listing price (2023): $313,039
10. Catalina 425
The all-new Catalina 425 replaces the legendary Catalina 42, which has a reputation as a class leader.
Catalina hopes to continue with this tradition, and while the new 425 is contemporary in its looks, it is designed to be as functional and beautiful as its predecessor.
The 425 incorporates all the valued traditional Catalina features – a functional, spacious cockpit, a comfortable, carefully detailed interior, and all the safety features you expect from Catalina – combined with innovative upgrades that redefine the Catalina brand.
- Length: 41’8″ (12.67m)
- Beam: 13’8″ (4.15m)
- Weight: 19,100lbs (8,664 kg)
- Sail Area: from 865 sq feet (80.36 m²)
- Fuel tank capacity: from 62 gallons (281.86 liters)
- Water tank capacity: 117 gallons (531.89 liters)
- Engine: Yanmar 57hp
- Recommended listing price (2023): $381,818
Please note that the prices quoted are the base model prices and are a guide only. They do not include any additional optional extras like electronics, navigation packages, or additional sails, to name but a few.
Catalina Yachts, like most brands, offers semi-custom options that will determine the final price.
Catalina Yachts offer a wide range of sailing yachts that should tick most, if not all, of your boxes. However, buying a new boat is a serious investment.
The prices quoted here are for the new 2023 models – but if you find they are a bit out of your budget, you can always look at boats in the used boat market.