Over the past 54 years Catalina has offered the sailing community timeless models with great sailing performance and has been an innovator with its design features and solid construction.

Designed and built in the United States, the new 6 Series showcases legendary quality, craftsmanship, and value, along with a focus on improved performance, technology, and true American Luxury.

A few design features that distinguish the new 6 Series models include:

To learn about all the new features and options, contact your local Catalina dealer.

  • New Selden mast and rigging featuring “LMP” sections for weight savings aloft, swept spreader design provides closer sheeting angles and easier passage of side decks. SMF and Selbus push button ready.
  • New custom Catalina / Mars shoal draft lead keels with “Cruising Bulb” low drag form.
  • New mainsheet system allows trimming from both port and starboard sides of cabin top.
  • Multiaxial fiberglass for a stronger laminate and stiffer structure, including use of carbon fiber in select locations and assemblies.
  • Larger Group 31 starting battery for added capacity and capability.
  • New Sensar Marine Boat Monitor system as standard equipment.
  • New diesel heating system options for extending the sailing season.
  • New Butler Explorer steering pedestals for enhanced ergonomics.
  • Wide, clear weather deck design with single shroud point for convenient foredeck access.


The journey to new photos has just begun. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the 6 Series improvements, including New Windows, Toe Rail, Corian, Keel and the Butler Explorer Pedestal.

A New Era in Keel Design

The journey to the 6 Series began in the spring of 2023 with a comprehensive update to our keel shapes. Our design team, working closely with Mars Metal, embarked on a mission to enhance the hydrodynamics of our keels, resulting in shapes that offer superior lift and reduced drag. This fundamental change was driven by our commitment to optimizing sailing performance across all conditions.

The updated keel designs not only improve speed and handling but also enhance stability and safety, ensuring that sailors of all skill levels can enjoy a smooth and responsive sailing experience. These advancements mark a significant step forward in our continuous effort to innovate and elevate our sailboat designs.

The New Selden Rig: Precision and Performance

Building on the momentum of our keel innovations, the second major change in the 6 Series is the introduction of the new Selden rig, which began in the fall of 2023. Selden, a leader in rigging technology, has collaborated with Catalina Yachts to develop a state-of-the-art rigging system that maximizes performance and ease of use.

The new Selden rig features advanced materials and engineering techniques, resulting in a rig that is both lighter and stronger. This allows for more precise sail control, improved aerodynamics, and increased overall efficiency. Sailors will appreciate the ease of handling and the enhanced performance that the Selden rig brings to the 6 Series models.

Partnerships and Collaborations

The development of the 6 Series would not have been possible without the support and expertise of our major partners. Companies such as Mars Metal, Selden, Garhauer, Edson, Sensar, Webasto, Southco, Doyle, Lewmar, and Dometic have all contributed to the success of this new series. Their innovative products and unwavering commitment to quality have played a crucial role in bringing the 6 Series to life.

Supplier Excellence and the Role of UMMA

In addition to our major partners, the 6 Series is supported by a vast network of suppliers, including hundreds of companies that provide essential components and services. Our purchasing manager, Joe Langdon, maintains close relationships with these suppliers, ensuring that we receive the highest quality materials and products. The United Marine Manufacturers Association (UMMA) has also been instrumental in facilitating these partnerships, helping us to achieve the level of excellence that Catalina Yachts is known for.

Feedback-Driven Innovation

At Catalina Yachts, we value the input of our sailing community. The development of the 6 Series was heavily influenced by feedback from both direct calls with owners and our new owner survey app. This feedback helped us identify the features and improvements that our customers wanted to see in our updated models. We are proud to say that the 6 Series reflects the desires and expectations of our loyal sailors.

Looking Ahead: A Commitment to Excellence

The launch of the 6 Series is a continuation of more than 50 years of pushing the boundaries of yacht design and performance. Catalina Yachts remains dedicated to our core values of quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction. We are excited about the future and introducing new models that will further enhance the award-winning Catalina lineup and furthering our commitment to American Luxury.