Catalina Yachts unveils new 43-foot yacht

Catalina Yachts announced the debut of the Catalina 425, which is scheduled for launch in March.
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A rendering of the Catalina 425.

A rendering of the Catalina 425.

Catalina Yachts announced the debut of the Catalina 425, which is scheduled for launch in March.

The Largo, Fla.-based builder said the new design is the result of demand for this size of yacht — big enough for extended cruising, yet small enough to be easily handled by two people.

The preliminary specifications for the 425, as shown at Catalina’s website, include an overall length of 43 feet, 6 inches, and a waterline length of 39 feet, 1 inch.

“Our popular 42 that was launched in 1989 enjoyed a long production run of well over 1,000 hulls,” Catalina Yachts founder Frank Butler said in a statement. “In response to the continued high demand for a 42-foot cruising yacht, I’m proud of our team effort in designing the new 425.”

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