Catalina News & Boat Shows

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 […]