Catalina 27, 1983, La Vida Starships, Lake Ray Hubbard, Texas, $24,000, price reduced 10/20/08 to $22,500, ad expired

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1983 Catalina 27

  • This fine Catalina 27 tall rig, the classic midsize cruiser, is ready for your weekend lake getaway or that Gulf passage you've been dreaming of.
  • This boat is in almost perfect condition, with over $12,000 upgrades in the past 12 months. All original paperwork and manuals are included.


  • Inboard Universal Atomic Diesel, Model 5411 (11 H.P.).
  • New exhaust system in April 2007.
  • Engine meticulously maintained: impeller, oil, belts, filters changed March 2008
  • Racor fuel filter added in addition to OEM filter.
  • Fuel tank polished June 2007.
  • "Squeeze Bulb" added to fuel line to facilitate bleeding fuel line when necessary.
  • Seawater strainer for engine cooling have the Parts Manual and Service Manual (Original) for the engine.
  • Folding 2 blade bronze prop ($1000) added 3/2008


  • Lighted compass on cockpit bulkhead
  • Raymarine ST 2000 Plus HD Auto Pilot, new 2007
  • Depth Sounder
  • VHF Radio, with two external antennae (stern rail and top of mast)
  • New style Catalina Electric Switch Panel with toggle switch circuit breakers
  • Brass Chronometer and Barometer bulkhead mounted
  • Mast Head Running Light ($880) added in March of 2008
  • Electric Bilge Pump 750 gph
  • Battery Test Voltmeter Panel
  • Two (2) new Deep Cycle Marine Batteries, March 2008
  • Shore Power Assembly, with boat mounted battery charger
  • New Shore Power Cord March 2008


  • All new standing rigging: cables, turnbuckles and hardware - March 2004. Catalina Upgraded HD Spreader Bracket, Mast Head Crane and HD U-bolt chain plates
  • HD Stainless Steel plates on both sides of thru-deck, bulkhead mounted chain plates
  • HD Bobstay with new teak Bowsprit added March 2008
  • Two Boom Topping lifts
  • New "Windex" 3/2008
  • New running rigging in 2/2008
  • New Aluminum ball bearing sheaves for halyards 2/2008
  • All halyards are rope, including spinnaker halyard
  • Block and tackle Boomvang
  • Block and tackle Cunningham
  • Mainsheet traveler


  • New 135% Furling Genoa on Profurl Furling System, 10/2007
  • New Full Batten Mainsail with 2 Reefing points, 10/2007
  • New Asymmetric with Douser Sock, 10/2007
  • Original Mainsail and 110% Jib in good condition


  • Bright work recently varnished
  • Weems and Plath, Brass Clock and Barometer
  • Stainless Steel Galley Sink
  • 2 Burner Stove
  • Enclosed Head (Complete new Porcelain Head Assembly 2007)
  • Fold down two-leaf table


  • Two stern pulpit "Cat Bird" seats
  • Two Mahogany and Cherry laminated tillers (1 is spare)
  • Deluxe full length cockpit cushions from Catalina (Never Used)
  • All lines led aft to cockpit
  • New bimini top 10/2007


  • New Teak handrails
  • All Teak sanded and sealed with Tung Oil, 5/2008
  • Spare Teak bowsprit
  • Spare bobstay
  • Spare shrouds and forestay


  • In 2004, the boat was transported to Lake Ray Hubbard. At that time and new bottom paint was applied.
  • In May 2007, the boat was hauled and new bottom paint applied (no blisters)
  • In March 2008, the boat was hauled and new Interlux Micron Extra Antifouling paint was applied.
  • New Zincs in March 2008
  • Hull was buffed and polished Professionally in March 2008

    The owner is semi-retired and has enjoyed it as his primary hobby. Always well maintained and cared for, she will make some lucky sailor an excellent vessel with many years of fine sailing left in her.

    Please call or Email now for your appointment to see the finest Catalina 27 tall rig on the market today.

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