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Catalina 250, 1995, Trenton, Michigan, $13,900, price reduced 10/10/09 to $12,900, sold 11/3/09

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1995 Catalina 250 Water Ballast

  • Water ballast makes boat towable with standard pickup truck, also hobby horses less than similarly sized sailboat with fixed keel in Lake Erie chop. Sails and outboard are two seasons old and in great shape. Safe, stable, fast sailboat that is a just right size for bigger water, but small enough to cheaply store/use/maintain. Plenty of room for family and friends, and weekending and camping on the water. Catalina built these with a strong vinylester resin which makes them light and really damage proof... usually that is only used on racing boats.
  • Large roomy cabin for a trailerable boat with modern open layout, with private head.
  • Large dining table stows under Vberth or sets up in cockpit for added room
  • Stove in galley with storage space, sink and icebox
  • Large aft bunk plus the V berth forward offer comfortable sleeping for 4 adults, also 2 children sized quarterberths.
  • Large cockpit provides comfortable seating and wheel steering takes minimal room... longest cockpit of any sailboat in our marina... sailed many times with 8 passengers not including myself and once we squeezed 10 aboard and motored to a swimming hole. All sailing lines led aft, only time you need to go on the cabintop is to douse/furl the mainsail. Combination of balanced 2nd gen rudder, swing centerboard that allows adjustable CLR to provide singlehanded sailing up to 30 mph winds, in normal winds the boat can be trimmed out to sail handsfree for hours. Easy mast up and down system can be done alone, too. This is a boat that can be trailered, setup, and sailed easily and safely.


  • Edson wheel steering with 2 cable open wire steering upgrade & pedestal guard with engine controls, compass, wheel brake, drink holders and an ipod touch mount wired to stereo,
  • Lowrance color GPS with all US Navionics maps
  • Second Generation (the best rudder of all rudders ever offered on a C250)
  • Kick-Up Rudder with emergency tiller with balance and holddown mods (linked to outboard for easy maneuvering)
  • 2007 UK sails - Mainsail w/reefing system, upgraded from stock four full battens to two full and two half battens, 2 reef points.
  • 2007 UK sails - 110% Furling Jib
  • Boomkicker
  • CDI FF4 furling system led aft.
  • Lewmar 6 cabintop winches
  • Lewmar 7 coaming winches, (added shortly after these pictures were taken) makes this boat a true singlehanderís dream... and when taking people out, you have no need for trained crew...
  • All sheets and main halyard led aft... only need to go forward to drop/furl the mainsail.
  • Winch handle
  • Whisker Pole
  • Marine battery
  • Enclosed Head with marine porta-potti with large 6 gal tank, plumbed to deck pumpout.
  • Sink in Head (faucet needs rebuild/replacement)
  • Complete Galley
  • 5 Gallon portable Water Tank plumbed to galley and head
  • Single Burner Stove - never used it, never bought fuel for it, we used the grill
  • Stainless Sink, pump faucet in galley works great (thatís why I never got around to fixing sink in head)
  • Icebox
  • Propane Marine Grill - mounts to pushpit
  • Interior cushions excellent shape, except that i bought the boat with a missing aft cushion... I never ordered one from catalina as we used aft berth as storage.
  • 100 ft. anchor rode & anchor with anchor locker
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • (4) Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Main Sail cover, and Companionway Canvas Covers.
  • Camper top with screens for mosquito free sleeping.
  • centerboard serviced and shims placed in 2009 - (so no centeboard clunking)
  • Excellent condition inside and out, needs nothing to sail away and enjoy (the 2 minor fixes would be the head faucet and the aft berth cushion)

    some specs:

  • Trailer ball size 2", 4 wire flat plug, surge brakes
  • LOA 25'
  • LWL 21'3
  • Beam 8' 6
  • Draft 1' 8 to 5' 9, with centerboard in balanced position, draft about 4'
  • Displacement 2400 dry/3600 lbs wet
  • Sail Area 268 sq ft
  • Mast Height 33'3"
  • Hull Speed 6.17
  • I 29'
  • J 9'
  • P 25'
  • E 11'
  • Capsize Ratio 2.2 for #3600 displ

    2007 Tohatsu EXTRA LONG shaft 9.9 HP Electric Start 4 stroke outboard (linked to rudder for easy maneuvering)

    TrailRite Galvanized Tandem Axle 6000 Lb. Capacity Trailer, bearing serviced, new entire brake assemblies, brake actuator, and bunks 2009. Trailered across country earlier this year- no problems.

    Thank you the boat has sold today to a gentleman from Iowa.
    Trenton, Michigan

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