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|Location||Denison, Texas, United States|
|Length at Water Line||9.88 m|
|Max Draft||1.45 m|
|Dry Weight||19000 lb|
|Engine usage (hours)||58|
|Fuel Tanks||37 gal|
|Fresh Water Tanks||102 gal|
|Holding Tanks||24 gal|
This 2006 Catalina 387 is in excellent condition. She is a 2-owner, fresh water with very low engine hours and is very well equipped. She is a wing keel version with a Generator, Air Conditioning, New Ray Marine Electronics including, a Chart Plotter and Auto Pilot. She also has In-Mast Mainsail Furling, Electric Cabin-Top Winch, Folding Leather Wrapped Wheel and much more.
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Catalina 387 features and Benefits; Powerful, masthead rig with double spreaders and full batten main sail; Electric winch for main halyard/ mainsheet available; New Edson Diamond Series pedestal, complete with custom instrument housings; Electric windlass for rope and chain, with power up and down switches; Double stainless steel offset anchor roller; Large , roomy cockpit with 9 foot seats, walk-thru transom with hot water shower; Large cabin, with convertible dinette, louvered lockers, and 69 of headroom; Top and front loading large refrigerator/freezer with commercial grade hardware; Three burner gimbaled stainless steel stove; Convertible dinette to starboard that functions as single berth or settee; Nav station desk fits large format chart books; Complete electrical panel with room for expansion; Long and wide double berths fore and aft, with innerspring mattresses & accessible storage. Aft berth is over 8 feet long.; Well designed, two compartment head and enclosed stall shower, with bi-fold door.
- Raymarine i 50/i60 series speed, depth, wind
- Raymarine P70 Auto Pilot
- Raymarine 9” Axiom hybridtouch chart plotter
- Ritchie Compass
- Cockpit Speakers under Cockpit Seats
- Icom M422 VHF Radio
- 4.2 KW Fischer Panda Generator
- Acu-Gauge Tank Gauge System, currently inop.
- 2-Speed Electric Cabin-Top Winch.
- 2 Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners, 16K BTU and 12K BTU, Aft currently inop.
- 2 12 Volt Power Outlets, (1) @ Helm and (1) @ Nav. Station.
- Hot Water Heater relocated to lazerette for large under galley sink storage.
Sails and Rigging
- Mast with Internal Mainsail Furling
- 155% Genoa with Furling Cover
- New Bimini 2014
- Dew Dodger with Connector Panel, 2014
- Folding Leather Wrapped Wheel
- Stainless Steel CQR Anchor
- Quilted Hatch Covers
- Companionway Cover
- Winch Covers
Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 7300 lb
Displacement: 19500 sq ft
Max Draft: 4.83 ft
- Cream Ultra-Leather Interior Cushions
- Acrylic Companionway Doors
- 3-Level Galley Overhead Shelf
Catalina 387 To get yourself from any Southern California harbor to Catalina Island, you're typically going to set full sail in a moderate breeze. Half a day later you'll moor in a sunny lee where you will hang out and probably socialize boat-to-boat for a few days before reaching back home to your freeway connection.That's the classic Southern California cruise weekend, and a lot of the world cruises or
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- UPDATED: AUG 2, 2017 ORIGINAL: OCT 12, 2004
To get yourself from any Southern California harbor to Catalina Island, you're typically going to set full sail in a moderate breeze. Half a day later you'll moor in a sunny lee where you will hang out and probably socialize boat-to-boat for a few days before reaching back home to your freeway connection.
That's the classic Southern California cruise weekend, and a lot of the world cruises or daysails in much the same way. A simply rigged boat with good sailing performance and lots of accommodations hits the sweet spot, and the new Catalina 387 puts high priority on the sweet spot. All the boat's tooling is new (except for the icebox), but not because this new design takes off on a tangent. It was simply time to bring out the next, tuned-up version of "what people tell us they want, tempered by our experience of what works," as chief designer Gerry Douglas puts it.
The cockpit is the biggest I know of in a cruiser this size. The seats are 9 feet long, and I think you could seat 14 people on them or lounge half a dozen. Living in the cockpit is the best part of "being there," and this boat is on your side. Halyards, reefing lines, outhaul, and cunningham are led to the cockpit through a sheet-stopper console on the cabintop that is identical throughout the Catalina line; learn one and you've learned them all.
There are many intelligent touches. A built-in bracket on the transom will keep the dinghy motor secure and below your line of sight. To fiddle with the dinghy or the motor, you can walk through to the swim step, where you will find two storage lockers in addition to two cockpit lockers.
Sit on the cabintop, facing out, and there's nothing poking you in the seat. Instead, the grabrail is neatly recessed, but when you need it, it's easy to find. The genoa tracks are 12 feet long, so you'll have plenty of room for adjusting the cars, and the tracks are elevated above the deck to keep them out of standing water, minimizing the risk of leaks. Mooring cleats along the rail are likewise elevated. Screws for most deck gear are tapped into metal backing plates bonded into the deck, reducing through-deck holes and the risk of leaks. For safety, items such as mainsheet turning blocks and stanchions are through-bolted.
The lifelines are solidly mounted and higher than standard, adding to the comfort zone, and the chainplates are inboard, so they're not in the way as you walk around. The deck-stepped mast is supported by single-point aft and cap shrouds and a babystay. It's a sturdy, tunable arrangement.
Tell me you need 6 feet, 9 inches of headroom in a 39-foot, 10-inch boat, and I'll tell you to check out the 387. And since it's open from end to end rather than chopped up for storage, the 387 feels bigger than most boats its length. There's plenty of light and air from multiple fixed and opening ports. The saloon accommodates three tables of different sizes, and there are brackets in the aft cabin to stow tabletops not in use.
High-abrasion surfaces surrounding doors and cabinetry are solid wood (others use laminates), and the mock teak-and-holly, high-density laminate sole should prove durable. Built-in shades for the windows disappear behind the grabrails when they're not needed, promoting a clean appearance, and, on a purely practical level, easy-access conduits run throughout the boat channeling its well-organized wiring and plumbing. Ball-and-socket chainplate fittings are exposed in the interior and tie into a load-bearing grid in the hull. There's four-sided access to the diesel, and you can’t do better than that.
The head has an electric toilet, standard hot-and-cold pressure water, and a separate stall shower (the original Catalina 380 was the first production boat under 40 feet to have a separate shower stall).
Opposite the head, the galley is sensible and welcoming, with top- and side-accessed refrigeration and a double sink near centerline. It's right at the bottom of the steps, so you can easily pass up the goodies when your 14 best friends show up in the cockpit.
I sailed the 387 on a day when a high-pressure system tricked normally choppy San Francisco Bay into behaving like the Catalina Channel, with a warm breeze in the teens and smooth water, ideal for the boat, which proved very maneuverable in our hat-overboard drill. Over the course of the afternoon I watched our speed build into the 7s as the breeze perked up to 18 knots, and the boat felt good upwind and down.
Catalina builds its working sails in-house. The standard offering is a furling jib and a full-batten mainsail with a Dutchman flaking system. In-boom furling is an option, as is in-mast furling, as on our test boat. In-mast furling is not my cup of tea, though I admit the system was seductively easy to use and the sail actually looked pretty good. Under power, the 387 will turn within its own wake, in both directions, without throttle manipulation. We made 5.8 knots at 2,000 rpm; when we boosted her up to a more sprightly 2,500 rpm and I wandered around below, I noticed some engine noise throughout the interior.
The Catalina 387 is a satisfying coastal cruiser from a company that pays attention to detail. The boat's calculated balance between accommodations, performance, and price could have wide appeal.
Price: $159,967 (approx. base, FOB Woodland Hills, CA). Price as tested: $177,179 (base, FOB San Francisco, CA) includes: full-batten Dutchman system mainsail and roller-furling headsail, bottom paint, covers for mainsail, pedestal, and table, electric windlass, refrigeration, LPG stove and oven, knotmeter/depthsounder, freight to Northern California, dealer commissioning, and prep.
Designer: Catalina Design Team
Builder:Catalina Yachts, Woodland Hills, CA; tel. 818-884-7700
Construction: The hull is built of solid hand-laid E- and S-glass and vinylester resin. The deck is cored with balsa with solid fiberglass in areas where deck fittings are mounted and through-bolted. Stringers are built of high-density foam glassed to the hull.
Sail area (100% foretriangle)
719 sq ft
Sail area-displ. ratio
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.