Catalina News & Boat Shows

November 18, 2020

Frank W. Butler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Catalina Yachts Announces Loss of CEO Frank W. Butler Woodland Hills, CA – November 15, 2020 – Catalina Yachts today issued the following statement: It is with great sadness that we announce that Frank Willis Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalina Yachts, passed away November 15, 2020 in Westlake Village, CA, due to unexpected complications from a recent illness. We extend our most heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Frank’s family. […]
December 10, 2019

Catalina 545 wins Cruising World Awards!

We are pleased to announce that our new Catalina 545 has been awarded Cruising World Magazine’s “Overall Boat of the Year” and “Best Full-Size Cruiser Over 55 Feet“ From Cruising World Magazine’s Best Overall Boat review: “This boat represents a ­significant change from previous Catalinas,” judge Ed Sherman said. “It’s a major upgrade from anything they’ve ever built. I think it’s not only significantly bigger, but better than anything they’ve done.” “The largest vessel of […]
December 6, 2019

Catalina 545 wins SAIL Awards

We are pleased to announce that our new Catalina 545 has been awarded SAIL Magazine’s “Best Large Monohull 51ft and Above” and “Best Systems“ From SAIL Magazine Best Large Monohull Review: In the eyes of our panel of judges, the reason the new Catalina 545 stood out as this year’s best large monohull is because of the way its collection of engineering and design features all worked together to result in a truly outstanding vessel. […]
April 11, 2019
Catalina 22

Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta

The Catalina 22 National Sailing Association and the TSA-LA-GI Yacht Club of Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma are pleased to announce the 2019 Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta the week of June 1-6 at Jackson Bay at Fort Gibson Lake, Oklahoma. Fort Gibson Lake is located east/southeast of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Notice of Race is available at Membership in the Catalina 22 National Sailing Association is required.  Facebook event can be found here. This is […]
October 4, 2018
Annapolis Boat Show

Catalina Acquires True North Yachts

Catalina Yachts presents to their dealers’ the acquisition of the renown True North line of Down East style powerboats. Initiating Catalina’s entry into their growing market segment, promising traditional style with great performance and Catalina value.
January 30, 2018
Sail America

Catalina’s Patrick Turner Joins Sail America Board of Directors

Sail America, the trade association for the U.S. sailing industry, welcomed three new members to its 2018 board of directors, including our very own Patrick Turner. Originally from Ohio, Patrick’s career in the marine industry began in 1984, in Massachusetts, where he rented sailboats on Cape Cod during summer breaks from attending The Ohio State University. After finishing college, he and his business partner purchased a small sailboat dealership on Cape Cod. That dealership broke […]