Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Life of Chill
Designer: Gerry Douglas
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 35 ft 4 in
Beam: 12 ft 11 in
LWL: 31 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 12937 lbs
Ballast: 5137 lbs
Total Power: 35 HP
Engine Brand: Universal
Year Built: 2007
Engine Model: Universal
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 800
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 35 HP
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 8 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: (88 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (39 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
Seating Capacity: 10
Additional Units Included
- 2014 Mercury Marine Inflatable
2007 Catalina 350
Of course, as a company with more than 30 years of boatbuilding experience, you would expect Catalina to have figured out the details, so it comes as no surprise that the 350 includes of wealth of features on deck that show the boat is made to sail as well as sleep a crew in comfort. The cockpit, for example, is oversized at 8 feet, 6 inches long with large seats and contoured back rests, making them comfortable when sailing or just stretching out. Beneath and behind the seats are a number of storage areas, including a huge lazarette equipped with multiple shelves. A starboard-side compartment with two more shelves and its own light, and a pair of deep, port and starboard lockers on either side of the swim step are the result of carrying the beam aft.
The helm is a well-proportioned pedestal-with a single-lever engine control, engine gauges on an angled surface near the top where they are visible, a VHF to port, a 5-inch Ritchie compass, a large fold-down table, winch handle holder, and knotmeter and other sailing instruments on an angled, stainless steel guard rail. To either side of the cockpit are hefty Harken B44.2 self-tailing winches, well within the helmsman's reach when it comes time to tweak the jib. Above and behind the helm are a pair of stern rail seats complete with stainless steel drink holders.
All sail controls are led aft, with those coming down the mast being led by way of a set of lightweight Garhauer turning blocks shackled to a polished stainless mast plate. Halyards, mainsheet, main traveler, vang and other lines are controlled with two banks of stoppers on either side of the companionway, and all lines are easily stowed out of the way in a pair of self-draining, deck-mounted storage bags. All lines run fair beneath the main traveler, which is bolted to a molded-in traveler base on the cabintop. The dodger attaches to a molded-in lip, providing both shelter from the elements and a clear view forward for both the crew and helmsman.
Not surprisingly in a 35-foot boat with 13 feet of beam, the Catalina 350 has tremendously wide side decks. And a pair of solid stainless grabrails on the cabintop and inboard shrouds make going forward a cinch. Along the way, you will pass an impressive 9 feet of jib track, meaning you will never have an excuse for not flying your roller-furling headsail as efficiently as possible.
A double anchor roller and a large anchor locker with a removable center divider and a vertically mounted Maxwell electric windlass make anchor chores easier. The main is self furling in the mast. The 3/16-inch double lifelines are supported by hefty stanchions and the gray, paneled nonskid makes for safe and stable footing.
In terms of construction, the boat's hull is built of solid fiberglass with a vinylester skin, and the deck is stiffened with a Balteck AL 600 balsa core, which varies from 1/2- to 3/4-inch in thickness depending on location. A separate fiberglass grid is bonded to the hull before the hull liner is put in place to provide additional strength and stiffness, and stainless steel traverse supports help stabilize the mast's below-deck compression post.
There's no denying that a boat like this is all about its interior. Sense of space is inevitable in a saloon with 6 feet, 9 inches of headroom. Catalina wisely opted not to cram in too many berths or add another stateroom. Forward there is a large V-berth and aft a huge quarterberth, both with comfortable inner-spring mattresses and a number of drawers and hanging locker.
The saloon, is finished in the 350's standard teak veneer, with solid teak cabinetry. A large settee is located to port with an interchangeable dining table or smaller cocktail table, and a pair of individual seats divided by a small table that can be converted to a full-length settee or berth to starboard. The boat comes with handrails running along the centerline of the deckhead and off to each side.
There is a large, angled, aft-facing nav station, which uses the port settee for a seat and easy access to all monitoring gauges and battery selector switches. The head compartment is pleasantly spacious, with good ventilation and a separate enclosed shower stall with a folding door and seat.
The galley is both large and U-shaped-a good design for preparing meals both under way and on the hook. The deep, double sinks have plenty of counter space on either side with fiddles to keep things off the cabin sole when cooking in a seaway. The boat comes with a two-burner stove with oven. The large divided refrigerator and freezer comes with both front- and top-access doors. Above and below the countertops is plenty of storage space.
Ultimately, the words that sum up the Catalina 350 below are space, convenience and comfort. If you are looking for a place to entertain down at the club or for a boat to take a few friends out for a cruise, then this is the way to go.
For a boat of its proportions, the 350 is surprisingly nimble both under power and under sail, thanks to the 35-horsepower Universal M-35B and a large semi-balanced rudder.
Under sail, the 350 shows a good turn of speed, thanks to the power provided by the 731 square feet of sail that make up the main and 135-percent genoa. The 350 has a big-boat feel for its size, but it doesn't feel underpowered like some cruising The boat had an easy motion in the swells .
Best of all, and most surprisingly in a hull with this kind of beam, the helm feel well balanced even when its sailed through a couple of puffs that can put the boat over on its ear. The Catalina 350 is clearly designed for cruising and comfort and yet could still be driven to windward. All this is made more impressive by the fact that it cones with a shoal-draft winged keel.
In the end, when it comes to the 350,this is a great all around cruising boat.
2007 Catalina 350
In 1970 Catalina Yachts took the yachting world by storm with such classics as the Catalina 27 and 30. The company founded by Frank Butler and based in Woodland Hills, California, has had a knack for creating just the kinds of boats that legions of sailors find perfect for their needs. Today, these boats are raced and cruised all over the country and the world. To many, the Catalina name means a good, solid boat that will provide a crew with comfort, security and moderate performance.
Not that the boat is an oversized clone of its predecessors. In many ways it's a true departure, if for no other reason than the sheer volume of space below. According to Catalina, the 350 is the "biggest boat and only true 35-footer" in its class. The company also says the boat incorporates "many desired features usually found in larger vessels." And it isn't kidding. With a 13-foot beam on a 35-foot, 3-inch LOA and a resulting length-to-beam ratio of 2.71, this boat is big with a capital "B." Thanks to recent advances in hull technology, however, Catalina has been able to keep the total displacement of the hull down to 13,635 pounds, resulting in a more moderate displacement-to-length ratio of 219. True, this is not a boat that will power to windward in a steep chop like a grand prix racer, especially when loaded up for cruising or when outfitted with the optional shoal-draft wing keel.
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