The 65-foot L.O.A. motor-sailing SAIL CATALINA was designed by Barry Choy and Bob Perkins to meet the client’s unique requirements to motor each morning to scenic Catalina Island at high speed, then sail back to Seal Beach each afternoon in the light-to-moderate winds of Southern California. With her classification as a true ferry, SAIL CATALINA is capable of excellent performance under power or sail. Given her specific route, her sail plan was optimized for best performance off the wind on the daily reach back from Catalina. Under power, twin turbocharged Caterpillar diesels allowed her to reach speeds of up to 35 knots with ease. Under sail, her rotating wing mast and ‘maxed’ sail plan allow her to do wind speed in 15 knot conditions. In conditions above 15 knots, her performance off the wind is truly outstanding.
Her U.S. Coast Guard license to carry 49 passengers (exposed waters) can easily be upgraded should it be necessary and her ferry-style accommodations plan can easily be modified to suit other needs, including day charter or dinner cruise applications. In her ferry configuration, SAIL CATALINA features a snack galley in the main salon and both toilets are located in the cabin, accessible without going below.