The Catalina 34 Mark 1 is a beautiful sailboat with pleasant lines, wide sidedecks and praised sailing performance.
The design of the Catalina 34 remained relatively the same since the model released in 1986 until her final production year in 1999. The hull was designed in a more modern fashion then other Catalina models during that era, with full sections improving room below and a wider deck above. Underway, the C34’s moderate to light displacement matched with a long waterline and large sail area ensures good sailing performance at all points.
The interior is the most praised aspect of the 34, “most room for the money” appearing in a majority of reports and owner reviews. Interior space has always been a strong selling point with all the Catalinas—they’re hard to beat for sheer interior volume.
Recent Updates and upgrades to ‘Soliton’ include:
- Updated standing rigging (Aug2017)
- New engine control panel (Aug2017)
- All brightwork recently varnished (June2017)
- Updated electronics (2013)
- New Engine mounts (2013)
- Bullflex shaft coupling (2013)
- Folding Prob (2013)
- Fuel lines and tank (2013)
- Waste Y-valve (2013)
For those’s wishing to keep this boat in the Pacific Northwest, ask about the transferable moorage available in Ballard Washington.