Catalina 27, 1976
Zanadu is a Catalina 27 built in May of 1976, just in time for our nation's bicentennial !
I have owned Zanadu for over two years. I'm over 60 and own several boats, including a Catalina 30 that I want to put in the same slip. So it's time to find Zanadu a new home. You are welcome to come out to the White Rocks Marina in Pasadena MD to look at the boat. It's on C dock slip C25. Mike's Crab House is part of the marina and there is usually a live band playing in the evening (weather permitting).
The Catalina 27 is a well known classic boat. A total of over 6600 of them were built over a 20 year period and the Catalina factory is still in business today. Both new and used parts are plentiful and it's an easy boat to sail. With just a 4 foot draft, its well suited for life on the Chesapeake. It's roomy for a 27 footer with standing headroom pretty much front to back and has berth space for 6. This boat is ready to sail and is kept at White Rocks Marina in Pasadena MD. Looking for boating advice? There are about a half dozen Catalina 27s on my dock alone! This is a nice boat. It's not perfect, but in my opinion looks good for its age.
Sails in very good condition. The main is protected by a blue sail cover and the jib comes with a matching hank on storage bag!
A folding blue bimini top is in good condition but the storage cover is faded. The main sail cover also needs some sewing done.
All the cabin cushions are original and in decent condition. I steam cleaned them and they are still stored in my garage.
The interior and exterior teak was treated with a mixture of Tung and Cedar oils. Repairs were made as needed.
Spent a LOT of time addressing small water leaks. Not perfect, but it has been a pretty dry boat since.
The previous owner crunched the bow pulpit. I replaced it with one from a later model which includes nav lights.
The bottom paint probably needs to be refreshed, but still looks pretty clean. Can wait until the fall.
No waterlogged soft spots and the mast step is solid. I started up front re-painting the topside (makes a big difference).
I replaced the hard to find anchor Hawse pipe cover and the previous owner did some earlier water repair in the same location.
The original onboard marine toilet was removed. There is a brand new, never used Dometic porta-potty (for emergencies :-)
12 volt deep cycle battery included (dated 2014). Questionable how long it lasts without a charge. Is hooked to a solar charger.
The tiller handle was re-varnished and has the multiple layers of light and dark wood inlay. Looks nice!
There is a Coleman 5 HP four stroke long shaft outboard motor with about 8 total hours of run time on the back of the boat.
Galley comes with a freshwater stainless sink, ice box and Origo 2 burner alcohol stove with cutting board.
Danforth type anchor included with chain and unknown length of line. Bow anchor holder also included but not installed.
Will include basic Coast Guard safety equipment (4 life jackets, etc.), but flares and fire extinguishers are expired.