It is not the size of your boat that matters, it is the size of your dreams (published June/July 2017) Back in the Seventies, I had the good luck to be invited to join my old friend John Kiley aboard his Tahiti ketch Josepha for a cruise from Jamaica to
With the owner and designer aboard, BWS takes hull number one of the new 425 off on an adventure (published October 2016) There is something about a tropical isle on the horizon that calls to me, as it does to just about every cruising sailor. The turquoise water of the
(published September 2016-boat show preview) In an age of giantism among production boats, Catalina has remained calm and continues to design and build sensible mid-range cruising boats in the American yacht vernacular at a reasonable price. The new 425 follows the introduction and success of the new 275 two years
First Look (published February 2016) This spring Catalina Yachts—America’s leading builder of production sailboats—will launch their all new Catalina 425, and while still built to the high standards of the whole Catalina line, the new boat is definitely a refreshing new take on what a mid-sized family cruisers can be.
Whether you are looking for your first boat or down-sizing from a larger cruising boat, there are plenty of pocket cruising boats out there that span the spectrum from traditional to the ultra-modern. In the following gallery, you’ll see that small is indeed beautiful. BAVARIA Designed by Farr and built
Catalina Reinvents the Sport Cruiser As we motored the new Catalina 275 out of Annapolis and into the Chesapeake Bay on a cloudy almost windless afternoon that was threatening showers, I felt the liveliness of the tiller and rudder in my hand as the prop wash from the sail drive