Andy Adams. The Chris Craft Catalina 25 Express is like a breath of fresh air, a return to the good old days, and about the only boat of its kind on the market. It looks like many other plain, small cabin-cruisers but that's only a superficial observation. Chris Craft is a very old and familiar boat manufacturer. Grew Boats of Penetang, Ontario has the same distinction in Canada. In the past there have been small boat builders and large boat builders, but certain relatively new market conditions in the industry have made it more profitable for many small boat companies to expand their lines to include small and medium size live-aboards.
These are often fairly good boats but tend to be big versions of small runabouts. Grew has had a line of smaller runabouts and sedans and cuddy cabin boats for many years, but nothing that could be called a live-aboard boat. The decision to build a bigger boat could have resulted in a live-aboard runabout with roll-and-tuck upholstery, dozens of coolers and drink holders and all the other pleasant but not very useful geegaws used by other small cabin-cruisers.
They wisely chose to avoid that route. Instead, Grew negotiated a contract with Chris Craft to build two cabin cruisers - the Catalina 25 and These are Chris Craft boats built by Grew.[SOLD] Used 1986 Chris-Craft Catalina 362 in Melbourne, Florida
The decision to go this route gives Grew two small versions of big boats instead of two big versions of small boats. The difference is quite noticeable and it starts with conservatism. Where some builders call their ft-l-in.
With the swim platform it's more like Other companies include sleeper seats and every manner of convertible device they can think of to get sleeping accommodation for as many as eight people on a boat this size. Chris Craft says the boat sleeps four and it will, without taking two hours of your vacation to redecorate and rearrange everything. There is a degree of understatement about all aspects of this boat that is very appealing.
Anything they say this boat will do, it'll do. It's the sort of boat a person moves up to, because this is what he knows he needs; not he thinks is flashy. In the roomy cabin which is arranged around the rather traditional centre isle, we have a forward V-berth that reflects the boat's 9-ftin.
It is meant to sleep two, but is so wide that three could be comfortable. Also, it should be mentioned that there is little curvature to the V-berth. It does taper to a point, as it must, but this is drawn in gradually and is so far forward that the effect is that of a huge normal bed in your home.Make Chris-Craft.
Model Catalina. There is some new equipment that comes with this boat, including Simrad Go9 XSE chartplotter with thru hull transducer, Simrad VHF and antenna, 4 batteries, battery charger, water heater, water lines, water pump, faucets, convection microwave, induction cooktop, icemaker.
Stock Catalina powered by twin, QL engines, with 2 staterooms and 2 heads and many upgrades!
Used Boat - Chris-Craft 350 Catalina
This vessel is located in Fort Pierce, Florida and is in need of some work. She is also equipped with twin Chris-Craft engines that have hours. Reason for selling is change in plans. Make Chris Craft. This one is an example of why Complete list of updates available on request.
Make appointment o see and be ready for the boating season. She is one of the most popular double cabin boats ever built and is an ideal vessel to live aboard or do family cruising.
This boat has all of the comforts of a much larger vessel with her expansive interior and amenities. She was built on a solid fiberglass V hull with a wide beam and will provide a very comfortable ride in the toughest chop. She features a forward V berth stateroom as well an an aft double bed master stateroom off of the salon.
The large galley has a full size refrigerator, three burner stove top, full oven and a microwave all configured in a L shaped layout. The roomy salon accommodates a dinette area and plenty of living space for sofas, comfortable recliners, tables and plenty of space to relax.
The helm is positioned just forward of the aft deck in a manner that allows the captain and guests to easily converse in the spacious seating provided. Aft cabin has a full head. Including large shower. Forward stateroom also has a head. There was no do-it-yourself work by the owner.
Fifty-hour engines were torn down, inspected, and assembled with quality seals and gaskets. The Chris Craft Catalina is one of the most popular double cabin cruisers produced in recent years. Two staterooms and the galley in the salon. Outside, the helm is positioned just forward of the aft deck in a manner that allows the captain and guests to easily converse.
Wide side decks make passage around the house easy and safe. Additional features include molded foredeck seating, a stall shower in the aft head compartment, good cabin headroom throughout, and a spacious engineroom with good access to the motors. Worldwide Delivery and Financing Available!
Clean and in turn-key condition The PowerBoat Guide had this to say: The Chris Catalina is one of the most popular double-cabin cruisers produced in recent years. The Catalina's expansive interior accommodation's are those of a much larger boat. Several floor-plan arrangements were offered over the years, all with two staterooms and the galley in the salon.
Twin single berths were standard in early models although an optional double bed was always available.Make Chris Craft. Model 42 Chris Craft Catalina. Davit and More profiled in "Full Specs". Please contact the owner directly five one five one The Chris Craft 42' Aft Cabin is a great live aboard. Sleeps 7 including guest stateroom fwd.
Aft to port is large convertible dinette opposite galley. Master stateroom aft has walk around queen bed, full size closet, large head with sink, and tubshower. Aft stateroom has a 19" flat screen TV. The boat is in excellent condition.
New carpet was installed on the aft deck last year and new elbows and risers were installed in The boat had new bottom paint and new zincs done last month. This gently kept vessel has been stored indoors on the rack since new. This boat is turn key and in excellent condition. Very rare boat for today's market.
Model Catalina. Second set of props, all fuel lines replaced. Highly recommended by listing agent! In Uniflite ceased operations when the company went bankrupt. Chris Craft bought the molds as well as the old Uniflite production facility in Bellingham, WA and resumed production of this model the following year, calling her the Chris Catalina Double Cabin.
While she looked exactly like the old Uniflite from the outside, the Catalina had a fresh interior layout with walk-around queen berths fore and aft—something the Uniflite 42 never had during her production years. The designation lasted only a year; in she was called the Catalina and benefited from a restyled and enlarged fly-bridge.
The designation came in and there were no further updates of significance. Make Chris-Craft. Model Catalina A spacious teak interior and classically designed exterior make it a highly desirable pleasure craft. She offers a fully enclosed bridge with nice electronics and a fully enclosed aft deck with wet bar and comfortable furniture.
Below you are greeted with a nice size salon with leather couch and chair. A large galley and dinette is located down and forward just before the forward stateroom with head and enclosed shower. All the way aft is the master stateroom with a private head and shower with bath tub.
She has had several updates and is ready for cruising! Rarely do you come across such a beautifully restored motoryacht, which translates into the perfect liveaboard! From the keel up, you're starting with a solid Chris-Craft hull, which originally commenced life as the Uniflite Rare Find!
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But once under the spell the passion is strong, no matter the origins. Al Kushner took to the water 20 years ago, in his 50s, starting out with a weekender. The cruising life cast its charms, and Kushner, an engineer, not only was smitten with the new harbors and haunts he discovered, but with running the boat, too.
With it, Kushner enjoyed the simple pleasures of being on the water and, like sailors of old, leaving ashore the troubles of life on land. When it was time to step up to something bigger, he and his wife, Carmelita, looked at a variety of cabin boats and trawlers that would suit the lifestyle. Minimum requirements were a large stateroom with an island berth; a working galley with domestic appliances, including a full-size refrigerator; and such amenities as air conditioning.
In the couple found what they were looking for in a Chris-Craft Catalina, a double-cabin cruiser with all the comforts of home. The galley up, in the saloon, was another plus. There was room for the domestic-style refrigerator the couple required, along with a microwave oven and a stove.
Kushner confesses that he and his wife like to dine out while cruising, but the galley comes in handy for breakfast. It had been stored inside in the winter and was kept in a covered dock when it was in the water; the fiberglass had hardly gotten any sun at all.
The bridge is also the social center of the boat, and the skipper has plenty of company with seating for six on lounge-style seats. In fact, Kushner has changed little on the boat, though one alteration was major: He replaced the canvas flybridge cover with a hardtop. Maybe not the most up-to-date or fastest, but the engines deliver a comfortable cruising speed of around 16 knots at 4, rpm, say Kushner. The Chris-Craft Catalina has a distinctive profile with an expansive superstructure topped by an express-style command bridge.
The solid-fiberglass hull is beamy with a relatively flat bottom, giving the boat plenty of interior volume, important on a family cruiser. Chris-Craft offered two layouts, each with a master stateroom aft and companion head. One placed the island berth fore-and-aft, the other athwartships. The forward cabin came with either a V-berth or island berth. There also was an early layout with twin berths in the aft cabin.
Galley layouts differed, too. One featured a counter coming out from the port side, forming a U-shaped galley; the other was more of an L-shaped galley, with counter space along the aft bulkhead and port side.
Your search returned matches. Luxury Powerboat. Here is your chance to own this amazing Chris-craft powerboat. This boat been completely restored with new drives new cabin and a lot more. Also powered with a pair of Huntsville Engines ci motors with 20hour can be purchased with the boat plz ask for extra price. This boat has always been in storage inside ,and fully serviced and with a custom nice triple-axel trailer and.
COM Located in lake havasu Arizona. Located in lake havasu Arizona. Please contact owner David - Email Address: bjames vip-limo. Boat Location: Grapevine, Texas. This newly remodeled ship has a lot of great space for entertaining. The ship has a wonderful Kenwood blue-tooth surround sound stereo with separate volume controls for indoors and out-upstairs and down. The kitchen, den and lower sleeping areas have separate TV's for you and your guests.
The electric outlets line the walls in the most convenient places. Also included is a new depthfinder in Motors are Twin Mercs, with a 6. New bimini tops insleeps 7, head, shower, and 2 AC units.Quick links. Keeping your powerboat under power is a lot easier with good advice. Post your power systems questions here. So I'm curious as well. I have a sheet from the factory listing these figures for the Hercules 6-cylinder engines.
If you dig around a little, you can probably find a bulletin covering V-8 engines. As said earlier, with twin 's, the news probably won't be good.
John DeVries. There is a "hump" and a dip in the speed vs fuel consumption curve where the boat it coming out of the water and onto plane. Some beleive the most economical speed is just before the boat tries to come out of the water, say around 10 mph. Others have found its is just after it comes up on plane. But for a 45 foot cruiser, 1 MPG on gas engines is pretty good.
You're moving a lot of weight. You just need to do some testing. I'd invest in a set of fuel flow meters. My friend was a licensed captain and I was crew. We made the mile trip in two to three days depending om weather. They were sucking down 24 GPH.
We were being paid to get the lady home and we did. That's around. Running those Fords a bit slower might have saved some gas. I know from some old Chev's, that of all the GM V8's, they were the most economical of their day had a few mids land yachts I used to drive so I know the engine well Has anyone made a similar trip?
Would appreciate input on all fronts. The was in everything in '60 to '65 when the appeared. My family had a 34' Sea Skiff with s. Speed is a factor. The Sea Skiff ran around 1. That would be at or so RPM. That's around 1. When I'm just out in the lake I run - and use less fuel. I'm considering fuel flow meters. Remember when you're going up the Detroit or St. Clair rivers you have a substantial current that will knock the MPGs down significantly.
You can get them back if you back down the river.