The Catalina 25 I purchased already has a name, Jazzmin. The prior owner removed the name decals from the hull because they were fading and torn, but the outline of the name is still there. I’m thinking I should put the name on something and put inside the boat at least. Remember this post I wrote about superstitions when it comes to boat names? Or this one?
Here’s a few photos of Jazzmin the day after I bought her.
The Catalina 25 has a modern, but conservative design, resulting in a boat that continues to have a relatively modern appearance, even though it was built in the late 1970’s.
It’s purpose was that of a racer/cruiser for inland lakes and coastal waters. She is well suited to her purpose in terms of design and build quality although some owners have sailed their Catalina 25s through the Caribbean, to South America, and even to Hawaii. The Catalina 25 was one of the most successful and longest running production boats ever built, and continues to have a strong following and interest.
A standard rig and a tall rig were offered. To provide increased sail area, the tall rig mast is approximately two feet taller than the standard and the boom is attached to the mast approximately one foot lower than the standard.