Catalina 250 Centerboard

The Catalina 250 Centerboard has some unusual features for a pocket cruiser—a built-in swim ladder and stern-pulpit seats. And it has the essentials: an easy-to-fill water-ballast system, a spacious cockpit and accommodation plan, a big kick-up rudder and a durable centerboard, and a stove, sink, and a bit of counter space in the galley. There is also a private head compartment. You’ll be amazed at just how big a pocket cruiser can be. Price: $19,200 (sailaway, FOB Woodland Hills, CA). Catalina Yachts, tel. 818-884-7700