The Catalina 400, an aft-cockpit masthead sloop, was designed by Frank Douglas & Gerry Douglas and built in the USA by Catalina Yachts.
The pic above and the text below relates to the MkII version of this popular sailboat. It was produced in two versions - a two-cabin layout and a three-cabin layout. A shallow draft option was also produced drawing 5'9" (1.75m).
Underwater Profile: Fin keel with spade rudder
Hull Material: GRP (Fiberglass)
Length Overall: 40'6" (12.3m)
Waterline Length: 36'6" (11.1m)
Beam: 13'6" (4.1m)
Draft: 6'11" (2.1m)
Rig Type: Masthead sloop
Displacement: 31,966lb (14,500kg)
Designer: Frank Douglas & Gerry Douglas
Builder: Catalina Yachts (USA)
Year First Built: 2000
Owners Association: Catalina Owners
'Sol Magic', a Catalina 400 for Sale
Sorry, this one's now sold, but the ad remains with pics and info for the benefit of those of you researching this popular cruising boat.
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 17.8
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 36.6
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 181
4. Comfort Ratio: 25.2
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 2.0
1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 17.8 suggests that the Catalina 400 MkII will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 36.6 would usually mean that the Catalina 400 MkII would have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.
However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of the keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 181, tells us the Catalina 400 MkII is a light displacement sailboat. If she's loaded with too much heavy cruising gear her performance will suffer dramatically.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 25.2 suggests that crew comfort of a Catalina 400 MkII in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 2.0 is on the cusp of suitability for an ocean passage, so venture offshore with caution.
5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 2.0 indicates that a Catalina 400 MkII would not be the wisest choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making owing to the lower resistance to capsize in strong winds and heavy seas that is associated with sailboats with a CSF of 2.0 and above.
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