This Catalina 18 may appear to be priced high, until you closely examine the total package. I'm selling the finest sailboat I've owned to make way for a larger sailboat.
This Catalina 18 is in perfect condition with only one small scratch that you would likely not find, but I will point it out. The exterior and interior are in "new" condition and I am often asked if the boat is new and enjoy watching the surprised looks when I say it's a 2003. The boat has no odors and is owned by a non-smoker.
If you seek a boat that requires nothing additional from you, looks good and sails perfect, this one is worth your look.
This boat is stored on its trailer when not sailed, and is wiped down after each and every sail to remove water spots etc.
Since I sail single-handed 100% of the time, all controls operate from the cockpit.
There is a 12v winch (fits in hitch receiver) with a remote - for safely raising/lowering the mast when alone.
To further assist the lone sailor the boat has an installed Raymarine ST2000 autohelm. That's not a mis-print, the ST2000 is oversized for this boat, but is a much better unit and a stronger unit for when the conditions get ugly.
This autohelm makes raising/lowering sails a breeze and reefing underway is no longer a death defying act.
For those times where an autohelm is not needed the Tiller Tamer helps keep everything pointed in the right direction.
To get a better look at this spectacular boat, see the pictures posted at:
This boat has had its rigging tuned using the Loos tension gauge (included) and it is impressive how a properly tuned boat will sail, compared to those tuned by simply plucking a stay for correct tension.
I have also added a makeshift traveler for close hauled performance.
This, combined with a new bottom and new sails, allows this C-18 to point high and sail briskly for a boat of its size. With just a reefed main, I have been out in 25G30 knot winds and sailed (alone) very safely and with total comfort with the boat never showing any concerning tendencies.
I understand that this price point may not fit and I will be very comfortable keeping the boat, should a new owner not happen. I will be pleased to walk the new owner through every nut and bolt and will proudly demonstrate how finely the rig is tuned for sailing. Should delivery be a factor, I will discuss this for an additional cost on a full price offer.
LOA: 20' 4"
Beam: 7' 7"
Draft: 2' 4" Wing Keel
Displacement: 1,500 lbs.
Ballast: 425 lbs.
Sails: Roller Furling 115% Jib (Hyde new in 2012) and Main (Hyde new in 2012) with 1 reef point. Second Main in excellent condition and second 125% Jib in good condition with some sun wear.
Sail number: 631
Cockpit Length: 6' 8"
Location: Aurora, Colorado
2015 Tohatsu 6 HP Long Shaft 4 cycle O/B with external gas tanks. Comes with two 3 gallon external tanks, both of them fit in rear lazerette. Total hours on engine is 12 hours. Most times sailed with electric motor.
Minkota 55lb electric motor with 5 forward speeds and 3 reverse speeds
2005 McClain Galvanized trailer with separate tongue extension, trailer mounted spare tire, Trailer Guides and LED lights
Mast Raising systems (Gin Pole AND A-Frame) w electric winch and remote for solo mast raising.
Motor mount w 2 lowered positions
CDI Roller Furling Jib
Stainless Steel Bimini Top (can sail with Bimini up)
Stainless Steel Bow and Stern Pulpits with Life Lines
VHF Radio (base station) w/ mast mounted antenna
Standard Horizon HX851 DSC floating portable VHF radio