The Moment of Zen is a fine vessel for someone learning to sail and is an excellent first boat. It has a generous cockpit and secure cabin that sleeps 2 adults and a child or two.I have removed the V berth cushions and installed a stereo enclosure with 3 drawers and storage for charts. This adds loads of organized storage, but can be easily removed if the V berth is needed.
This boat is small enough to launch on a local lake, but big enough for day sailing on the ocean. For an 18 foot boat, it is very well mannered and comfortable. Having a keel with 425# of ballast makes a big difference.
I can't say enough good things about this boat; I'm moving up to Catalina 25 (Catalina makes a fine boat!) so I need to sell this one.
The boat is located in Derry, NH. I could deliver free within 50-60 miles; longer distance would require gas money & sweet talk.
1988 Catalina Capri 18 Hull #299
LOA - 18' 0"
Draft - 2' 0"
Beam - 7' 7"
Ballast - 425#
Sail Area(std) - 155sq/ft (this boat has a larger jib)
Displacement - 1500#
Mast Height - 23' 2" (plus height of wind vane)
2002 Mercury 4.0hp 2-stroke
Standard size (not long shaft, but I've never heard it cavitate)
1994 custom galvanized trailer
Heavy duty third wheel for deployed launch on shallow ramps
Original mainsail w/ new jiffy reefing line
New main halyard and 2 blocks to run line to cockpit (not installed)
Newer 135% headsail (US Sails) with CDI roller furling
Spinnaker w/ sock (red white & blue, excellent condition)
Anchor w/ chain & 180’ of line
4 Fenders (3 large; 1 small) and 3 Dock Lines (2-15'; 1-20')
Original 48qt cooler
Sony AM/FM/CD w/ remote & 2 6” speakers in custom enclosure (2010)
Flares & air horn
Fire Extinguisher (mounted)
Covers (blue): Tiller, Winches, Mainsail, Headsail (part of sail)
Please remove my ad. I sold the boat this weekend.
Derry, New Hampshire