Bow and stern anchors
*=installed recently (0-3 years)
Although we love this boat we're moving up to something bigger. She's a great boat that shows pride of ownership, is well maintained, and is used regularly (we've been out every weekend for the last month in this beautiful weather). She's fast, and we've overtaken quite a few newer boats in light winds.
The Catalina 27 is an American classic. First launched in 1971, more than 6,600 boats were built during a 20-year production run, making it possibly the best-selling 27-footer of all time. Frank Butler, the 27's co-designer, as well as the founder and driving force behind Catalina Yachts, has a uncanny knack for creating boats that people love and they show their love with their checkbooks. Catalina has built more than 60,000 boats, more than any other American sailboat company.
In many ways, the 27 was the model for a design and construction philosophy that continues to serve Catalina today. It is a simple but successful formula-build stylish but definitely affordable boats with semi-modern hull shapes and high-volume interiors. Catalina builds its boats efficiently, which is often viewed as a sin by other builders that secretly envy the company's huge production runs. Catalina knows its customers and what they want. The company has an impressive ratio of repeat buyers, which is the ultimate compliment for any builder.
By the same token, used boat buyers also know what they're getting with the Catalina 27. It's a spacious, user-friendly family cruiser. A PHRF rating of around 210 means that it can be raced competitively on Wednesday nights or in active one-design fleets, although racing is not its forte. It is an ideal boat for the way most of us use our boats, that is daysailing and weekend outings
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Long Beach, California