Replacement Cost $ 300K ! !
PROBABLY THE "BEST EQUIPPED" 375 MODEL AVAILABLE
BOW THRUSTER, HARD TOP DODGER w/ BARRETT WINDOWS
TEAK COCKPIT GRATE, AIR CONDITIONING, MAX PROP
ELECTRIC CABIN-TOP WINCH,
UPGRADED INTERIOR CUSHIONS
The 375 model is followed the popular Catalina 36 and preceded the current 385 model. The 375 has some of the best features of both it's dock mates. The centerline owner's cabin forward has a private door to the attached head with shower. The aft stateroom has a queen size guest berth with hanging locker and dressing area. The unique folding dinning table offers a wide open salon or folds out half way for a smaller crew. The mast head rig with balanced sail plan is easy to manage with the electric cabin top sail handling winch. The comfortable, deep cockpit with single helm, leads to wide side decks with tall lifelines. The solid fiberglass hard-top dodger with attached bimini offers protection from the elements. The teak cockpit table and cockpit grate are functional and pleasing to see. This 375 was custom ordered with full electronics, air conditioning, custom ultra-suede interior, Stereo and even a bow thruster to allow easy handling for a crew of two ! ! !
This 375 has been primarily used as a daysailer. It has been slept aboard less than a dozen times ! ! 1
Optional Second Refrigeration Unit in Galley Top Loading Locker
Folding Lewmar Wheel
Standard in Mast Furling Mainsail w/ Vertical Battens
150% Furling Genoa
Optional Dinette Berth Conversion with Cushion
Fiberglass Hard-Top Dodger w/ Barret Bonded Windows
Canvas Bimin w/ Connector to Dodger
Helm & Table Cover
Teak Cockpit Grate
Teak Table Leaves
RayMarine ST 60 plus Speed, Depth, Wind
RayMarine ST 70 Below Deck Autolpilot w/ X-10 Corepak
Icom M-22 VHF w/ Cockpit Mic
Sirius Weather Receiver
RayMarine C-90 GPS
RayMarine 18" 4KW Radar , mast mounted
Glomex Masthead TV Antenna
3 Blade Feathering Max Prop
16K Air conditioning ducted to all cabins including the head
Upgrade to close cell cockpit cushions, blue sunbrella covers
Optional mattress extensions, increasing the size of the owner's berth
steel storage cradle
6HP Bow Thruster
Electric Cabin - Top Sail Handling Winch
VC-17 Bottom Paint
Standard Items include
Lead Wing Keel
Electric Anchor Windlass
Stern Rail Seats
Large Gull Wing Cockpit Locker
Vinyl Rub Rail
Rigid Boom Vang
Retractable Hide-a-way Swim Ladder
Midship Dock Cleats
Masthead Genoa Sail Plan
Propane Stove w/ Oven
Front Loading Refrigerator
H&C Shower at Stern
Real Inner spring mattresses
Built to CE Category " A" Rating
Misc. Equipment included : Plow Anchor with Chain & Lines
Dock Lines, Fenders & Safety Gear
Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 6200 lb
Max Draft: 4.67 ft
The Catalina 375
All new designs from Catalina Yachts can trace their pedigrees back to the first boats Frank Butler built in California just as fiberglass-boat building was taking off. The newest, the Catalina 375, is one of them. In coming up with a successor to the legendary Catalina 36, Catalina’s long-time in-house designer, Gerry Douglas, had his work cut out for him. How do you improve on a design that has enjoyed a successful production run of over 25 years? I sailed one on Miami’s Biscayne Bay to find out.
Catalina construction is as simple as it is sturdy. The hull is built of solid hand-laid knitted fiberglass and vinylester resin and is reinforced with a structural grid. The deck is cored with end-grain balsa and reinforced in high-load areas with solid fiberglass. A one-piece hull liner increases hull stiffness and is installed with many furniture modules already in place; also in place is the ductwork for a retrofitted air-conditioning system. The keel is lead. The rig is supplied by Seldén.
The 375 builds on Catalina’s reputation for big, comfortable cockpits, easy sailhandling systems, and lots of stowage. The hull lines combine that distinctive Catalina style with a more contemporary look. Cockpit seats are well over 6 feet long, the primary winches are right next to the helm, and the cockpit has sufficient brace points. A large locker under the port cockpit seat provides plenty of room for deck gear. There’s also a dedicated area for installing generator and air-conditioning units. Wide side decks allow for easy access to the foredeck, and inboard shrouds allow for tight sheeting angles upwind. The anchor locker is deep. The lifeline stanchions are sturdy, and the antiskid is just that. Nothing on deck is radical, but everything is well executed.
It doesn’t always work out this way, but our test sail on Biscayne Bay was ideal. We had 12 knots of warm Florida breeze, flat water, and lots of time to put the boat through its paces. Unlike many new boats that fly blade jibs and large mains with fat roaches, the 375 flies a conservative in-mast-furling main and an overlapping (135 percent) jib. The benefits of this configuration speak for themselves. Sailhandling is easy, and there’s still plenty of sail-area horsepower. Upwind during our sail, speeds hovered around 6 knots and crept up to the low 7s when I drove for maximum speed in the puffs. We tacked through 85 degrees, and I could have pinched a little higher (and sacrificed a little speed) if I needed to. Tacking the jib requires more winch grinding than a smaller blade jib would, but it’s hardly a problem. On a beam reach we were trucking along in the 7-knot range as easy as you please. The helm was smooth, and so was our motion through the water.
The 40-horsepower Yanmar diesel, three-blade fixed prop, large rudder, and fin keel all combine to provide precise control under power. Slowing down and backing and pivoting our boat into a slip was as easy as you’d want it to be in a tight marina. Our speed was 7 knots at 2,500 RPM as we motored out to the bay, and fuel consumption, a figure builders are starting to tout in these days of $5/gallon diesel, is about .6 gallon per hour at 2,000 RPM.
Catalina designs always seem to get proportions down below just right. The galley counter top is angled to provide a little extra room for the “chairs” (comfy individual seats with a table between them) that occupy the starboard side of the saloon. The long, straight settee on the port side is plenty long enough to stretch out on, and the large hinged dining table retracts out of the way and is stored on the main bulkhead. The nav station, with a full-sized chart table and dedicated chair, is much more than an afterthought tacked on to the end of the settee. Over all, the saloon space is both airy and inviting. Douglas shares my belief that a forward cabin with a large opening hatch makes an ideal master cabin. The partial walk-around bunk is adult-sized, and there is plenty of stowage in cabinets, a hanging locker, and beneath the bunk. The aft cabin is tighter, but still has enough room for a large double berth (both bunks have innerspring mattresses). And instead of jamming two heads into a boat this size, Douglas wisely opted for one big head (adjacent to the forward cabin) with a large shower stall. The accommodation plan works well, and I’d have no trouble spending a week or more aboard.