Catalina 34

The Catalina 34 is an American sailboat designed by Frank V. Butler and first built in 1985. The design is out of production.[1][2][3]

Catalina 34
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Development
DesignerFrank V. Butler
LocationUnited States
Year1985
No. built1,438
Builder(s)Catalina Yachts
Boat
Boat weight11,950 lb (5,420 kg)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionFiberglass
LOA34.50 ft (10.52 m)
LWL29.83 ft (9.09 m)
Beam11.75 ft (3.58 m)
Hull draft5.58 ft (1.70 m)
Engine typeUniversal diesel engine 21 hp (16 kW)
Hull appendages
Keel/board typefin keel
Ballast5,000 lb (2,268 kg)
Rudder(s)internally-mounted spade-type rudder
Rig
GeneralMasthead sloop
I (foretriangle height)44.00 ft (13.41 m)
J (foretriangle base)13.50 ft (4.11 m)
P (mainsail luff)38.50 ft (11.73 m)
E (mainsail foot)11.75 ft (3.58 m)
Sails
Mainsail area226.19 sq ft (21.014 m2)
Jib/genoa area297.00 sq ft (27.592 m2)
Total sail area523.19 sq ft (48.606 m2)
Racing
PHRF138 (average)

The boat was built by Catalina Yachts in the United States, which completed 1,438 examples.[1]

DesignEdit

 
Catalina 34 Mark II

The Catalina 34 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, with wood trim. It has a masthead sloop rig, an internally-mounted spade-type rudder and a fixed keel.[1][2]

The boat has a hull speed of 7.32 kn (13.56 km/h).[2]

VariantsEdit

Catalina 34 Mk I
Original model introduced in 1985. It displaces 11,950 lb (5,420 kg) and carries 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) of ballast. The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 138 with a high of 153 and low of 114. Boats built from 1985-86 have deck-stepped mast and a Universal diesel engine of 21 hp (16 kW). The boat has a draft of 5.58 ft (1.70 m) with the standard fin keel. Boats built between 1987-1990 have a keel-stepped mast and a Universal 25XP diesel engine of 23 hp (17 kW). Boats built between 1990-1991 have a walk-through transom and a Universal M35 diesel engine of 30 hp (22 kW). The last Mk I models produced resembled the Mk II in configuration.[1][2]
Catalina 34 SD
Shoal-draft model introduced in 1985, with a draft of 4.7 ft (1.4 m) with a fin keel. It displaces 12,550 lb (5,693 kg). The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 150 with a high of 156 and low of 141.[1][4]
Catalina 34 TM
Tall Mast model introduced in 1985, with a mast about 2 ft (0.6 m) taller and draft of 5.6 ft (1.7 m) with the fin keel. It displaces 11,950 lb (5,420 kg). The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 144 with a high of 165 and low of 135.[1][5]
Catalina 34 WK
Wing Keel model introduced in 1985, with a draft of 3.83 ft (1.17 m) with the wing keel. It displaces 12,550 lb (5,693 kg). The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 153 with a high of 159 and low of 150.[1][6]
Catalina 34 TM WK
Tall Mast and Wing Keel model introduced in 1985, with a mast about 2 ft (0.6 m) taller and draft of 3.83 ft (1.17 m) with the wing keel. It displaces 12,550 lb (5,693 kg). The boat has a PHRF racing average handicap of 150 with a high of 162 and low of 147.[1][7]
Catalina 34 Mk II
Redesigned model introduced in 1996, with a wider aft deck, a deck stepped mast with compression post and many small refinements. The Mark II is identical at the waterline to permit the boats to be raced against the earlier boats in a one design class. It displaces 11,950 lb (5,420 kg) and carries 5,000 lb (2,268 kg) of ballast. The boat has a draft of 5.58 ft (1.70 m) with the standard fin keel. The Mk II has a PHRF racing average handicap of 153 with a high of 171 and low of 147.[8][9]

See alsoEdit

 
Catalina 34 Mark II

Similar sailboats

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Browning, Randy (2016). "Catalina 34 sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 34". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  3. ^ Browning, Randy (2016). "Frank V. Butler". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  4. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 34 SD". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  5. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 34 TM". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 34 WK". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  7. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 34 TM WK". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  8. ^ Browning, Randy (2016). "Catalina 34 Mk II sailboat specifications and details". sailboatdata.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  9. ^ InterVisionSoft LLC (2016). "Sailboat Specifications for Catalina 34 Mk II". Sailing Joy. Archived from the original on 26 October 2016. Retrieved 25 October 2016.

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