Here we have an impressive, fully loaded and highly spec'd Catalina 250 that completed an amazing European tour lasting 5 months during the summer, in 2018 which included France, Serbia and Greece. It comes with a twin axle trailer
The vendors bought this boat early in 2018 with the intention of doing this trip and they spent lots of money getting it prepared for all types of sailing and motoring and for weeks aboard without marina facilities. The upgrades include adding an extra water tank, generator, two new batteries, upgraded gas stove top and a 2.3m inflatable. It will be hard to find another 26 foot trailerable yacht with as many extras as this one has. Every home comfort that the vendors also bought for the trip will remain on the boat as they cannot take the items home with them. Items include pots & pans, kettle, food processor. Everything on the boat will be included with the boat.
The space inside the cabin is really impressive especially when the canopy is up which then adds a couple of extra feet of headroom. The canopy is fitted with mosquito nets all the way around so it can be left open on warm summer evenings.
The vendors bought ‘Sea Knight’ specifically to do this trip and had a fabulous experience with it. They are now returning to their home abroad hence the reason for sale. This boat is now sitting on its trailer here at Northney Marina and it can be viewed with us 7 days a week.
Specification of this boat includes:
Sleeping for 4 people – in either the aft double, the dinette or by using the forward berth
Separate toilet compartment with portable chemical toilet
Raymarine Dragonfly 5 GPS/fishfinder
Extra water tank - 160 litres can now be held in two tanks
34 litres fuel capacity in three tanks
Two new batteries (2018)
Fully reconditioned trailer including four new wheels, two new axles, new front section and a spare wheel which has just completed over 8,000 kilometres this summer
20L portable Kookaburra camping shower
Ropes, fenders, two anchors and an ensign
12v/240v fridge/freezer and a cool box
Trailer includes straps and a lighting board
Paperwork we are holding for this boat include:
Manufacturers Statement of Origin
Import documents (2006)
Currently SSR registration expires in 2023
Full ownership paperwork – 3 owners from new including the current owner
As well as the above there are manuals and user guides for most – if not all, electrical units and instruments that are on the boat
What Cruising World have to say about the Catalina 250:
“The Catalina 250 is a flooding-water-ballast trailerable boat. There is no fixed ballast, and for tracking the boat relies on an unweighted centerboard. Righting moment comes from a flooding system that permits the double bottom of the boat to be filled with seawater, which is emptied when it comes time to leave the water and winch the vessel back onto the trailer again. There is no provision for pumping the water to the high side as is common aboard the BOC boats. There is no fixed ballast on the bottom of a fixed keel so the boat should never be sailed without the water ballast in place. When our Boat Of The Year judging team stepped aboard the 250, we found what we considered a large cockpit equipped with an outboard rudder and an outboard motor. The rig is of a masthead configuration with slides and conventional reefing on the mainsail and roller furling on the jib. The mast is stepped on deck and supported by wire rigging over single spreaders. There are no runners or movable stays to contend with. The deck-stepped rig is fairly light, both for ease of stepping and because the boat does not load the rig aggressively. It was breezy on our test sail and we reefed the mainsail. There was a minor inversion in the mast caused by mainsail leech tension in the reefed position. The interior is quite versatile for a boat this size, especially when the companionway pop top is deployed for full standing headroom below. Forward there is a small V-berth suitable for kids or stowage. Under the mast there is a circular settee facing aft with a table that converts also to a cockpit table when mounted in brackets topside. The V-berth can be made large enough for adults by removing the forward divider of the settee. This still leaves room for a couple of small kids on the balance of the settee seats. There is an enclosed head to port with a Porta Potti and a minimum galley to starboard. The icebox is in fact a removable cooler, making that picnic on the beach all the more convenient. There is also a huge double berth aft that suffers only from relatively low headroom.”
As they are moving back home – abroad, the vendors of this Catalina are very motivated sellers.
Please call us or email us with your questions and to arrange your viewing.
Thanks for looking!