Catalina News & Events

December 14, 2016

Catalina 425 Wins Cruising World Award

We are very proud and honored that our new Catalina 425 was named Cruising World Magazine’s “Domestic Boat of the Year”. Not every naval architect gets the chance to take a second swing at a popular design a couple of decades after the splash of the original. But that is precisely the opportunity that presented itself to Catalina Yachts designer Gerry Douglas with his Catalina 425. The company’s original 42-footer debuted 23 years ago, and before […]
December 14, 2016

Catalina 425 Wins SAIL Magazine Award

We are excited to announce that our new Catalina 425 won SAIL Magazine’s Best Boat Award in the Best Monohull Cruising Boat 40 to 50ft category! What becomes a legend most? A re-do, at least when it’s well done. With this in mind, Gerry Douglas, Catalina Yachts’ most prolific designer, set himself a monumental task when he set out to design a successor to the renowned Catalina 42, which topped over 1,000 hulls launched over two […]
November 1, 2016

Cruising at 80

At an age when most men have put their working days far behind them, Frank Butler of Catalina Yachts is still stacking hours and building boats – and enjoying every minute. Traffic is moving briskly on California’s famed Ventura Highway, flowing due west from Los Angeles, and Frank Butler is moving right along with it. Butler is the president of Catalina Yachts, but he’s put that in the rearview mirror for the day and he’s […]