The Catalina 22 is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by Frank V. Butler and first built in 1969.[1][2][3][4]

Catalina 22 Swing Keel
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Development
DesignerFrank V. Butler
LocationUnited States
Year1969
No. built15,000 (by 2009)
Builder(s)Catalina Yachts
NameCatalina 22 Swing Keel
Boat
Boat weight2,490 lb (1,129 kg)
Draft5.00 ft (1.52 m) with swing keel down
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA21.50 ft (6.55 m)
LWL19.33 ft (5.89 m)
Beam7.67 ft (2.34 m)
Engine typeOutboard motor
Hull appendages
Keel/board typeswing keel
Ballast450 lb (204 kg)
Rudder(s)transom-mounted rudder
Rig
Rig typeBermuda rig
I foretriangle height25.83 ft (7.87 m)
J foretriangle base8.00 ft (2.44 m)
P mainsail luff21.00 ft (6.40 m)
E mainsail foot9.66 ft (2.94 m)
Sails
SailplanMasthead sloop
Mainsail area101.43 sq ft (9.423 m2)
Jib/genoa area103.32 sq ft (9.599 m2)
Total sail area204.75 sq ft (19.022 m2)
Racing
PHRF270 (average)

The Catalina 22 is one of the most produced boats in its size range and achieved an unparalleled commercial success.[1]

ProductionEdit

The design is built by Catalina Yachts in the United States and was at one time built by Cooper Enterprises in Canada.[1][4][5]

The Catalina 22 has also been manufactured in Australia and marketed as the Boomaroo 22 before being relaunched as the Catalina 22. The design was produced in Europe as the Alacrity 22[6] (later known as the Jaguar 22) manufactured in the United Kingdom.[7][8]

DesignEdit

 
Catalina 22
 
A Catalina 22 with a wing keel, on its road trailer.

The Catalina 22 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with teak wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, a raked stem, a vertical transom, a large self-bailing cockpit, with under-seat lockers, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed fin keel. It has two winches for the jibsheets. Sails include a jib, 150% genoa and a spinnaker.[1][3][4]

Models have been built with folding swing keels, wing keels and fin keels.[1][4]

The boat is normally fitted with a small 3 to 6 hp (2 to 4 kW) outboard motor for docking and maneuvering.[1][4]

Accommodations include a forward "V" berth with a privacy curtain and a port berth with an optional head that can be stowed underneath. The main cabin area includes a dinette table and a molded fiberglass galley that rolls away under the cockpit space. The foredeck features an opening hatch for ventilation. The companionway hatch may have a "pop-top" fitted for additional headroom.[3]

VariantsEdit

Catalina 22
This model was introduced in 1969. It has a length overall of 21.50 ft (6.6 m), a waterline length of 19.33 ft (5.9 m), displaces 2,490 lb (1,129 kg) and carries 800 lb (363 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m) with the swing keel down and 1.67 ft (0.51 m) with the keel retracted. A fixed keel version was introduced in the 1970s. The fixed keel version of the boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 270 with a high of 280 and low of 243. Both have hull speeds of 5.89 kn (10.91 km/h).[1][4][9][10]
Catalina 22 "New Design"
This model was introduced in 1986 and produced until 1995. It features an optional wing keel.[1][11]
Catalina 22 Mark II
This model was introduced in 1995 and produced until 2004. It has a length overall of 23.83 ft (7.3 m), a waterline length of 19.33 ft (5.9 m), displaces 2,290 lb (1,039 kg) and carries 765 lb (347 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 3.50 ft (1.07 m) with the standard keel and 2.50 ft (0.76 m) with the optional shoal draft wing keel, while the swing-keel-equipped version has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m) with the keel extended and 2.00 ft (0.61 m) with it retracted, allowing beaching or ground transportation on a trailer.[12][13]
Catalina 22 Sport
This model was introduced in 2004 and remains in production. It was originally called the Capri 22 swing keel. It was built "in response to Catalina 22 owners’ requests for a production boat that more accurately reflects the original dimensions and weight of this popular one design boat..." Built with new "fairer" molds, it matches the dimensions and hull shape of the original. It has a length overall of 23.83 ft (7.3 m), a waterline length of 19.3 ft (5.9 m), displaces 2,380 lb (1,080 kg) and carries 550 lb (249 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.00 ft (1.52 m) with the swing keel down and 1.67 ft (0.51 m) with the keel retracted. It has a hull speed of 5.9 kn (10.93 km/h). Optional equipment includes a 135% and 150% genoas, self-tailing winches and a highway trailer.[1][12][14]

Operational historyEdit

By 1994 there were 70 racing fleets across the US.[3]

AwardsEdit

 
Catalina 22

The Catalina was inducted into the now-defunct Sail America American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 1995. In honoring the design the hall cited, "Simplicity, trailerability, durability and the endearing and enduring qualities of the Catalina 22 helped to launch the trailer sailing market. Although many other designs have entered the fray, this pocket cruiser remains at the top of the mobile sailing heap ... The Catalina 22 has defined the pocket-cruising trailerable class for the last 25 years. With stalwart sailing qualities, an exceptional builder, fanatic owner support and a strong class association, the boat's future is assured."[15]

The design was named Sail magazine's "best small cruiser for trailering".[3]

See alsoEdit

 
A Catalina 22 with mainsail reefed for higher winds.

Similar sailboats

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ a b c d e f Henkel, Steve: The Sailor's Book of Small Cruising Sailboats, page 157-159. International Marine/McGraw-Hill, 2010. ISBN 978-0-07-163652-0
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  10. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2018). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 22 CB". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 24 October 2018. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
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  12. ^ a b McArthur, Bruce (2021). "Catalina 22 Mark II sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
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  14. ^ Catalina Yachts (2019). "Catalina 22 Sport". catalinayachts.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 29 December 2021.
  15. ^ Sail America. "Catalina 22". www.sailamerica.com. Archived from the original on 26 December 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2021.

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