The perfect pocket cruiser sailboat, with all bells and whistles, and trailer.
CRUCIAL DETAILS that set the Catalina 250 water-ballast model, and this particular sailboat way ahead of every other Pocket Cruiser now available to you:
EZ MAST RAISING and Lowering by one person with one hand on the web strap winch; absolutely no stress and no sweat.
The EXTENDING TONGUE on the Trailer means your tow vehicle's rear wheels will not even get wet at the majority of launch ramps.
The (brand new) Raymarine TILLER PILOT provides GPS-guided automatic steering, so you are "free to move about the vessel" even when single-handing.
Two forward-facing "CATBIRD SEATS" above the transom make you the Captain and Master of all you (easily) survey.
This boat's extra-long Tiller Extension and having the main sheet in hand while in the Catbird Seat, PLUS the fact that both headsail sheets are run all the way back to that seat, with blocks, fairleads and cam cleats on the coaming to control them, mean that you can sail all day, TACKING SINGLE-HANDEDLY, without leaving that perch.
The WATER BALLAST valve lets you dump your 1200 pounds of ballast back into the lake, while others are paying at the pump to haul more than a half-ton of lead down the highway.
The Tall, wide LADDER on the trailer at the bow of the boat, and the boat's Swim Ladder and WALK-THRU TRANSOM mean you never have to haul a stepladder to the launch ramp.
The original owner of this beauty said YES to EVERY OPTIONAL FEATURE, and please note the many additional upgrades that are listed below.
Water Ballast. Swing Keel. Kick-up Rudder.
Length: 25' Beam: 8.5'
Draft: Centerboard Up, 20"; down, 5' 9".
Hull speed: 6.2 knots.
All Sails in fine condition.
Main, battened, with two sets of reefing points, & Catalina-250 Insignia.
110% furling Jib.
135% furling Genoa w/ UV stripe.
Poleless cruising Spinnaker.
Spinnaker "halo/sleeve" capturing system.
Halyards lead to cockpit; six line clutches.
Excellent cushions on long Cockpit Benches and Catbird Seats.
HULL & DECK SPECS
Lewmar #14 self-tailing Winches, with handle and covers.
Extra-long Tracks, Cars & spare Blocks for Jib Sheets.
A customized Backstay-to-Boom swivel link premits Main to furl around the Boom.
ENGINE & STEERING
Honda 9.9 hp whisper quiet, Electric-Start Outboard Engine.
6-gallon Gas Tank & 3-gallon spare tank.
Engine recharges both batteries (one brand new).
Remote Engine Control Module mounted above cockpit bench.
Custom Steering Linkage so Tiller, Rudder and Engine move as one.
(New) Raymarine Tiller Pilot for GPS-controlled Automatic Steering.
Kickup Rudder, and original rudder as a spare.
STANDING & RUNNING RIGGING
EZ Mast-Raising System: One person with one hand. No stress, no sweat.
Extra set of Short, Stainless Steel Shrouds, with turnbuckles, for complete lateral stability when raising/lowering the mast.
SS Backstay and Shrouds, all with turnbuckles and quick fasteners.
Internal halyards in mast, lead to cockpit, with 6 line clutches.
Substantial SS Pulpit and Pushpit.
Full perimeter Lifelines, with pelican hooks.
Manual and electric Bilge Pumps.
Custom hardwood drop-leaf Table.
Teak & Holly Pattern Cabin Sole.
Sleeps Six: Large V-berth, Huge Double Bed under Cockpit, plus two long Settee Bunks.
Backrest placed across the V-berth yields spacious U-shaped seating for meals, conversation, music and games.
12-gallon Fresh Water Tank
Custom Electric Water Pump to drain fresh water tank to winterize.
Two hand-pumped SS Sinks: galley & head.
48-quart Ice Chest, with ice-melt siphon system.
One-burner LPG Stove, with safety valve and electric switch.
Compact, removable LPG Tank in vented box within cockpit bench comparment.
Private, enclosed, with hinged wood door.
Sink and Vanity.
30-amp Shore Cable with Thru-hull marine fittings.
12-VOLT ELECTRIC SYSTEM
Two deep cell marine Batteries (one brand new), joined/isolated by Perko Switch.
Running and Anchor Lights.
Dual-output smart Battery Charger, with adjustable daily timer.
Digital DC Meter accurate to 1/10th volt, serves both batteries.
DC (cigarette lighter style) Socket, with USB Adaptors to charge phones, computers.
12-Volt DC Control Panels with lighted Switches.
Raymarine Tiller Pilot for GPS-controlled automatic steering.
Garmin Chartplotter GPS, with ocean coastal detail, plus card for major mid-continent Lakes.
Depth/Speed Ray ST-60 Tri-data.
VHF: Raymarine RAY-55 with Mast Antenna.
Stereo: Jensen CD/Radio, with pairs of Speakers in Cabin and Cockpit.
Catalina's EZ-Mast-Raising System.
Telescoping tongue Mast with Roller at top.
Winch with 25' web strap at bow, also serves for EZ Mast Raising.
Tall, wide Ladder on the trailer at bow of the boat.
Extending Trailer Tongue.
Tandem Wheels, good tires.
Spare Wheel and mounted Tire.
Pivoting Trailer Jack with Wheel.
Never subjected to salt water or hurricanes.
Winterized. Pole Barn storage.
Mast Crutch in its own pair of Gudgeons on Transom, beside rudder.
Water Ballast eliminates 1200# before towing down highways.
Boat without water ballast = 3250#.
Very Low highway miles.
Pop-up over cabin, with frame, zippers, snaps, screens, & flex windows.
Cabin Pop-up yields 6' 4" headroom.
Wood-framed Screen over Forward Hatch.
One-piece Companionway Cover, with storage frame on cabin bulkhead.