How Are Catalina Yachts Made?

Have you been living in Catalina Yacht? Or planning to shift to one or buy one? If yes, then let’s find out how these yachts are made, especially the famous Catalina.

What are the Catalina Yachts?

Catalina Yachts are sloop-rigged sailboats featuring a fiberglass monohull. They range up to a size of forty-seven feet in length. They are US manufactured boats.

How are the boats made?

Gerry Douglas is the principal designer and vice president of the company. He has designed all the Catalina boats until now. He is famous for including modern additions to all his new boat designs.

Being a famous engineer in the USA, he was appointed as the chairperson of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). Also, he is a member of:

  • Industrial Designers Society of America
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

He is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design in the field of industrial designing. The latest model that he manufactured in the Catalina 545. The boat was so impressive that it instantly got the award for the Cruising World’s top Boat of the Year 2020.

The company owns a single production plant located in Florida that is headed by Gerry Douglas himself.

This facility was previously the Morgan plant. Here the primary goal of Catalina is to design and produce boat models that can serve long term with only minor changes per year.

So, no matter what size or design you are looking for, Catalina boats will manufacture it for you, providing you with the best boat life ever.

You can take a closer look at the Catalina Yachts through Messy Yachts that has provided handcrafted boats for decades.

This article was written by Ed Massey, President of Massey Yacht sales and service. Massey Yacht Sales & Service has continuously been in the yacht sales and outfitting business since 1986. At Massey, customer satisfaction has been and will remain our most important measure of success. If you are looking for boat dealers in Jupiter FL then contact us today!