This Catalina 42 has been meticulously maintained and generously upgraded by a professional mariner. It boasts the coveted 3 cabin Pullman layout which allows a full stand-up shower in the forward head. The shoal draft wing keel allows you to cruise in areas normally restricted to smaller boats. Her low hull number (#5) means that she retains the rich teak liner in the salon and all three cabins, which was replaced with bare fiberglass in later models.
The Catalina 42 Mark I was introduced in 1988 and evolved until 1995 when it was replaced by the Mark II Model. The hull was adapted from an earlier racing hull designed by Nelson Merik. Catalina Yachts modified the racing hull with a new cabin top, interior, and rig in order to make it a comfortable coastal cruising boat which two people could easily handle. The spacious design is comfortable for a gang of crew on a week-long cruise. With a race-bred hull and a substantial rig, the boat is moderately stiff and capable of weather legs approaching 8 knots, and downwind action which can push the knot meter past 15 knots. She has a PHRF handicap rating of 102/108 (So. California), which has been the subject of many heated discussions by Cat42 skippers. But as the sun sets over your favorite hideaway anchorage, there is little argument that the Catalina 42 is hard to match for her comfort. – Catalina 42 Association