Catalina News & Boat Shows

September 27, 2017
Catalina Owners

Sailing as a Lifestyle with Dave & Cindy

“We’re gaining skills each time we put the sails up.” It’s always fun to hear how Catalina owners are enjoying their boats and their sailing lifestyles. Here’s an exchange with Dave & Cindy Kraai, who  purchased a Catalina 425 earlier this year through Sail Place, Inc. Where do you live? We live in Hudsonville, Michigan Where does your new Catalina 425 live? Holland, Michigan Where do you primarily sail your new 425? Lake Michigan Any […]
September 15, 2017
Catalina Owners

Sailing as a Lifestyle with The Pattersons

We love hearing from our dealers and customers and how they are enjoying ‘Sailing as a Lifestyle‘. Sail Place recently caught up with Becky & Del Patterson as they were finishing up cruising The North Channel. They first met Sail Place years ago when they purchased a used Catalina 25 from their Cedar Springs location, and they’d always see them in Chicago at the Strictly Sail Show…which is where they first saw the Catalina 355 that they […]
August 28, 2017
Annapolis Boat Show

Annapolis Sailboat Show 2017

Join us at the Annapolis Sailboat Show! In October sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks in beautiful historic Annapolis for the 2017 Annapolis Sailboat Show. Catalina will be on Dock J2 with our 315, 355, 385, 425 and 445 on display, Catalina dealers from across North America, a Saturday evening Owner’s Party and more!
December 14, 2016
Catalina 425

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

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
Frank Butler

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 […]