Take Five

The Catalina 42 Mk1 features a tri-cabin layout, with a Pullman berth in the forward stateroom, two private heads, one with a separate shower. Below decks are bright and spacious owing to a 14 foot beam, 6 foot 8” head room in the main salon and 6 foot 6” headroom in the forward stateroom. The galley is fully appointed with a double sink, hot and cold pressure water, 3-burner propane stove plus oven and a large refrigerated ice box. This sailboat will comfortably accommodate 3 couples, each in double berths in their own stateroom; or larger group or a family with children and can sleep up to 7 people.

All lines run aft to a spacious, well-sheltered cockpit. Sail handling is simplified with a furling genoa and Dutchman sail flaking system on the main sail. The hull is based on a Nelson/Marek racing design with walk through transom, swim platform (with hand-shower) and shoal draft winged keel.

Interior Layout/Dimensions

Hull Type

Lenght Over All

Lenght Water Line

Sail Area


Ballast Weight

Water Draft



Fin with spade rudder.



797 sq ft


8300 lbs


Yanmar Diesel, 50hp

20500 lbs