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2010 Best Boats Cruising Monohull Under 50ft: Catalina 445

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Catalina’s latest big cruising yacht met with a great reception at the Oakland Strictly Sail show in April; orders quickly went into double figures, which is no mean feat in this economy. Designer Gerry Douglas obviously enjoyed himself with this boat; it is packed with details and features gleaned from his decades of experience in design and building. The end result is a fine all-round sailing boat, with performance lively enough to scratch the competitive itch and a layout that’ll suit both offshore and coastal cruisers. For more information, visit Catalina Yachts

SPECS

LOA: 44ft 5in
LWL: 38ft 4in
Beam: 13ft 7in
Draft: 6ft 4in
Displacement: 23,500 lbs.
Sail area: 1002 sq. ft.
Design: Gerry Douglas

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