Designer: Gerry Douglas
Boat kind: sailboat / sailing yacht
Category: used boat
Year built: 1992
Location: Netherlands, Zwartewaal
Cabins / berths: 2 / 4+2
Hull material: GRP/polyester
Hull colour: white hull
Steering: steering wheel
Ballast: 1900 kg
Length: 10.20 m (33.5 feet)
Beam / draft: 3.30 / 1.60 m
Air draft: 10.50 m
Headroom: 1.85 m
Weight: ca. 4,620 kg
No. of toilets: 1
Engine: Universal M-25 XP
Engine power: 23 hp (17 kW)
Propulsion: shaft drive
Engine hours: ca. 1,735
Max. speed: 7 kn
Fuel tank: 50 ltr
Fresh water tank: 50 ltr
Holding tank: 40 ltr
The “Avontuur” is the third model of the praised range of Catalina 30 sailing yachts produced in the U.S. For anyone who is looking for a spacious 30ft. cruiser sailing yacht with good stability, the Catalina is an excellent choice. The interior is well designed and the construction of robust quality.
The lead fin keel with 41% ballast share ensures the self-righting capabilities are above average. With a depth of 1.60m, most inland waterways are easily accessible. The cockpit is spacious and sheltered, steering wheel is mounted on a pedestal with various navigation equipment in front of the helmsman.
The sails are operated from the cockpit, using the selftailng winches on the cockpit coaming and cabin roof. The traveler on the cabin roof provides extra trim possibilities. The mast is shortened to 10.50m to be able to sail under all bridges in Zeeland and the sail plan has been modified accordingly. The large sprayhood gives shelter to the elements.
A heavy Vetus bow thruster makes mooring easy. The Valliant dinghy is hoisted on the transom by the two stainless steel davits.
The engine has been overhauled and reconditioned in 2016.
The open aft berth, adjoining saloon and the passage to the forepeak cabin give the interior a very spacious feel. On port side next to the companionway is a large U-shaped galley, with gimballed 2-burner stove and oven, double sink with running water, top loader coolbox and ample cabinet space.
On starboard is a navigation corner with switchboard. The Zibro petroleum heater warms the entire cabin in a very short time. The L-shaped seating area can be converted to a double settee berth with an extra settee berth on the opposite side bench.
Part of the aft berth is now used to place the additional battery capacity. Thanks to this impressive power pack, this Catalina is less dependent on shore power. The navigation equipment, such as the Autohelm can be used on longer voyages without creating a shortage of electricity.
The wide V-bed in the forepeak is spacious enough for 2 people. The Heads is located between the saloon and the forepeak cabin with a manual pump toilet, sink and mirror cabinets.