Posted on 01 June 2009
Written by Rich Armstrong
Catalina Yachts’ new 445 is based on a new hull design with a long waterline and moderate beam and freeboard, and a hull form optimized for predictable motion under way.
Features include a low-profile cabin structure, twin helm stations and a roomy cockpit. The cockpit table has insulated storage, handrails, engine panel and rotating housing for the chart plotter. Multi speed self-tailing primary winches are situated aft for operation by the helmsman. The traveler, designed specifically for the 445, has a low profile with both traveler controls led to the port side. The mast is stepped on the compression post top plate for reduced noise. An asymmetrical spinnaker is optimized by a removable bowsprit.
The owner’s cabin is forward for privacy and natural ventilation; the VIP guest cabin is aft, with a large double easy-access berth, increased headroom and ventilation.
The interior is constructed of teak and teak veneers, hand-finished with clear varnishes.
The base price of a Catalina 445 is $254,950. www.catalinayachts.com
This article originally appeared in the June 2009 issue.
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