The Nacra Story

This is a repost from in case the original page goes dead like so many others.  - (California) 1968, Geoff Prindle decides to get into catamarans. That year he founded Surfglas with his partner, Sterling Santley.  He really got into the catamaran scene heavily and placed second at the USA nationals. 1971, Prindle 16 goes into... Continue Reading →

Catalina 425 Review (Preliminary)

At the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis this past October, Catalina Yachts staffers mentioned a new project, the Catalina 425, which would return Catalina to the three stateroom sailboat market.  On November 2, Catalina issued a press release announcing the Catalina 425 will be available in the spring of 2016.  The boat's interior arrangement comes with three staterooms. The... Continue Reading →

Catalina 22 Review

The Catalina 22 is the most commercially successful sailboat of all time and is one of the 5 inaugural members of the American Sailboat Hall of Fame.  Frank Butler of Catalina Yachts designed the Catalina 22, which was Catalina's first production boat.  Since 1969, Catalina Yachts has built and sold over 16,000 Catalina 22s.  Catalina continues to manufacture... Continue Reading →

Catalina (Capri) 14.2 Review

The Catalina Capri 14.2, known later as simply the Catalina 14.2, is an excellent sport sailboat and day sailer oriented toward family and youth use.  The boat was designed by Ted Carpentier and Frank Butler of Catalina Yachts.  Catalina derived the boat from the Omega 14 produced by Frank Butler's Coronado Yachts prior to the... Continue Reading →

Columbia 45 Review

Bill Tripp Jr. designed the Columbia 45 to be a center-cockpit motor-sailer, but she’s more like a modern deck saloon before her time. From 1971 to 1976, Columbia Yachts built a total of 180 Columbia 45s. Many have crossed oceans and they make great live-aboards for coastal cruising and island hopping. FIRST IMPRESSIONS The Columbia... Continue Reading →

Catalina 25 Review

The Catalina 25 is a good racer/cruiser for inland and coastal waters available at reasonable prices. This sailboat benefits from a large user base, active owner’s forum, and easy availability of spare parts.

C&C Landfall 38 Review

Today, the C&C Landfall 38 is a fantastic 38 foot cruiser, if you can get over it's wood cored hull. The C&C Landfall 38 is a masthead sloop designed by Robert Bell of C&C Yachts, built from 1979 to 1985.  The Landfall 38 was designed for the cruising market and not for racing, which means that its... Continue Reading →

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