3 words to describe this boat--Bright, roomy, clean!
2005 Catalina 250 wing keel with helm and stern rail seats, ready to sail, absolutely no maintenance required. Pivoting mast, trailers extremely easy (and cheaply).
In Prieto Marina, Mandeville, LA.
This boat was made specifically for seating a lot of people comfortably, and hanging out. Measuring at 26 feet officially, with more cockpit room than a lot of larger sailboats, including the Catalina 28, this boat seats 9 adults. Boat lived in fresh water in Lake Travis, Austin TX, for most of its life.
I purchased boat there when I lived in Austin, then trailered it down to Lake Pontchartrain for a fraction of what larger boats would trailer for when I relocated to Mandeville a year and half ago. Boat had a bottom job before being put in the lake, no blisters.
Selling this boat that my wife and I absolutely love (reluctantly), only because I have the opportunity to purchase the family sailboat I grew up on.
This boat is in pristine condition, cared for as well as my baby girl.
I moved into this boat from an older Catalina 25. This boat does not feel like a Catalina 25. It is extremely beamy for its length, and is literally all cockpit and living room. Must see if you're considering a larger boat.
Custom stainless bimini that covers entire cockpitm made in 2012. A must requirement was full headroom and full cockpit coverage given the heat in central Texas when I purchased this boat. Thus, the boom was raised to accomidate this large bimini. It's awesome, was expensive, and totally worth it! Bimini can collapse upwards against the backstay, and has a boot cover.
New furling head sail custom made in 2012
Separate bathroom with sink not commonly found on boats this size
Full cockpit cushions and beautiful interior cushions
Removable and stowable cabin table
Pop top with hardware and new camping cover. Camping cover extends the height and length of the pop top all the way to companionway, and contains mesh or sealable fabric to close up or leave airy.
Easy ladder access to water, no more climbing over rails
Motor routinely serviced, most recent service was a few months ago, and probably about 2-3 runtime hours ago.
1 dedicated battery for electric start motor, two additional 12V batteries added for powering 12V system electricals, and for a backup 24V trolling motor, in the event this is ever needed.
Shoot-through depth/fish finder, no holes in hull below the waterline
Updated rigging lines
LED anchor light, should never need replacing, replaced wind arrow May, 2014