2017 Best Boats Winner: Monohull Cruising Boat 40 to 50ft

Catalina 425

The 425 incorporates all of Catalina’s hallmark features: a functional, spacious cockpit, a comfortable, carefully detailed interior, and all the 5 Series features that have redefined the Catalina brand.

The deck includes twin helms on performance pedestals with pre-stretched cables. The hull features six large fixed ports recessed into the hull for lots of light and visibility. A self-tacking jib and jib traveler are standard, and main and jib sheets are lead to the helm for efficient short-handed sailing. The forward owner’s cabin features a large centerline berth with an elevating adjustable mattress.

There are starboard and port aft cabins; the latter is easily convertible to a storage cabin with agull wing cockpit hatch. A central accessible mechanical space provides excellent access to primary engine, generator, water heater and air conditioners, which simplifies maintenance and inspections necessary for systems reliability.

Unique design features include a watertight StrikeZone™ collision bulkhead forward; DeepDefense™ rudder system for failsafe steering and a T-Beam MastStep™ structure, with all the benefits of a deckstepped mast and the strength of a keel-stepped mast. The SecureSocket™ mast support / chainplate system facilitates perfect load resolution and watertight integrity. Knitted fabrics create a stronger laminate without additional weight.

Catalina’s trademark lead keels absorb impact for safety and require less maintenance than other materials. All systems are designed following the recommendations and standards of the ABYC and IMCI to earn the highest rating of Category A – Unlimited Offshore.

 

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Specifications

LOA    43ft 6in
Hull Length    41ft 8in
Waterline Length    39 ft  1 in
Beam    13 ft 8 in
Waterline to Masthead    63ft 6in
Max Draft    6ft 8in
Min Draft    4ft 11in
Ballast    7,000 lbs
Basic Weight    17,500 lbs
Total Sail Area    914 sq. ft
I:    55ft 9in
J:    15ft 8in
P:    52ft 0in
E:    18ft 0in
Water Tank:    114 gal
Holding Tank:    54 gal
Fuel:    56 gal

Spars & Rigging
Furling Mainsail with Vertical Battens
Self Tacking Jib, with U.V, Protection, White
Complete Standing and Running Rigging, 316 SS
Internal Pre-Stretched Dacron Halyards
Wiring Conduit with Messenger in Mast
Selden In-Mast Mainsail Furling System
Selden Anodized Double Spreader Mast and Boom

Sail Handling & Equipment
( 2 ) Two-Speed Self Tailing Primary Winches
( 2 ) Two-Speed Self Tailing Jib Halyard Winches ST Port/Starboard
Double Ended Mainsheet System Led Aft to Helm Position
( 1 ) 10 ” Winch Handle, ball bearing
Ball Bearing Mainsheet Traveler with Car Adjuster System led to Portside
11 ’ Genoa Tracks Inboard with Ball Bearing Low Lead Blocks
All Halyards led Aft, to Sheet Stoppers
Headsail Furling System
Selden Boom Vang, Rigid Adjustable Type

Interior
Multi coat Varnish Finish On Interior Teak and maple
Veneer Bulkheads with Solid Teak Trim
Cabin Window Shades
Navigation Station with Chart Table and 110 and 12 volt outlets & USB port
Owner ’ s Stateroom with Large Double Berth. Cedar lined Hanging Locker, Drawers, and Private Head with vessel sink
Teak and Holly Textured High Pressure Laminate Sole
Inner Spring Mattresses on Fore and Aft Berths with Custom Fitted Sheets
LED Interior Lighting
Main Saloon Features Large Dinette, Gloss Finished Dining Table to Port, Seating Star- board with central navigation table
Guest Stateroom Aft on Starboard, Features Large Double Berth, Hanging Locker, and ample storage
Third Cabin Aft to Port, Convertible to Double Berth, Upper/Lower Berths, or Storage Locker
Dedicated Cabinet for easy access to Engine Filters located in Aft Port Cabin

Sailing Instruments
Raymarine i70 2-Multi Function Displays
( with Trans- ducer 1 Mounted at Port and the other at Starboard Helm Stations – Speed, Depth & Wind

Galley
Front Loading Refrigeration, D.C. Powered with Freezer Compartment
Top Loading Insulated Compartment, Available as a Second Refrigerator or Freezer
Polished Double Stainless Steel Sinks
Large Storage Cabinets over Galley
Large Storage Lockers with Drawers and Bins
Gimbaled ( 3 ) Burner L.P.G. Stove w/Oven, Polished
Multi-Drawer Bank with Utensil Storage Rack
Microwave Oven, AC Powered
Single Lever Faucet with Pull-Out Sprayer

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