Southampton, United Kingdom | 1996

Catalina 30 for sale

General information

Name of boat
Catalina 30 MK III
9,14 m / 29,99 ft
United Kingdom, Southampton

Estimate price

$ 41 705
Very expensive
Valuation based on average market value
$ 19 725 $ 36 632
Losses approximately in value in  3 years
$ 334
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This Catalina 30 MK III is presented in good condition for its age and has been regularly updated by its current Owner. Improvements include a new Beta 25 HP engine fitted in 2018, which has only seen light use, New Mainsail in 2018 and in 2020 it has had her hull sandblasted with with new anti-foul applied. The Catalina 30 is a surprisingly spacious boat for her size and as well as having a comfortable cockpit with innovative Spray Hood design and all lines led aft to the cockpit, down below, she has 7 berths, good size galley, separate heads, Nav Station & a very comfortable saloon. In addition, this Catalina 30 MK III has a lead winged keel, making it a very stable boat underway, in-mast furling mainsail & a vertically battened GIB. She comes with GPS, Autohelm & Echo Sounder as well as Warm Air Diesel cabin heating. It is currently lying Southampton.

Stock Number : ABS 2079

Year of Build : 1996

LOA : 9.12m (29’11”)

LWL : 7.62m (25’0”)

Beam : 3.30m ( 10’10”)

Draft : 1.17m (3’10”)

Keel Type : Wing Keel

Weight : 4660 kgs

Engine : 1 x Beta 25 – 25 HP – New in 2018

Fuel Tank : 80 Ltrs

Water Tank: 180 Ltrs

Holding tank : 25 Ltrs

No of Berths : 6/7

VHF : Yes

GPS : GPS with Repeater to Cockpit

Depth Gauge : Echo Sounder Depth Gauge

Other : Autohelm


Below decks the interior feels generously proportioned for a boat of just 30' and clever use of all available space provides bunks for a total of 7 if required. The open plan layout of the main living space creates a bright interior ideally suited to family cruising.


Separated from the main living space aft with a teak folding door the cabin provides two single berths in the standard V-berth layout. Storage is provided in lockers under the aft ends of the bunks. Light enters the cabin through an opening deck hatch.


Immediately aft of the forepeak the dedicated heads compartment lies on the port side of the boat. Compartment constructed in an easily cleaned moulding. Appointed with manual sea toilet, sink and vanity unit. Heads can discharge overboard or via holding tank.


Open plan layout the saloon feels like its from a boat of far more than 30' in length. A large hanging locker is provided at the forward end opposite the heads. Along the starboard side a bench settee runs the length of the area, converting to a generous single bunk if required. Opposite on the port side the L-shaped settee warps around the large saloon table which cleverly folds down from its stored position against the main bulkhead. The table can be used to convert the seating into a large double bunk when required. Storage is above the settee back outboard.

Nav Station

Located at the aft end of the saloon settee on the starboard side the navigation station provides a forward looking chart table with storage provided beneath the lifting table top. Outboard of the table the ships switch panel is easily accessible.


U-shaped galley to port of the companionway steps. The worktops are finished in Catalina's Custom Counter Top single piece moulding which incorporates the fiddles and is easily cleaned. Galley appointed with twin stainless steel sinks, two burner gas stove and large top loading fridge. A good selection of storage is provided around the area, outboard of the worktop and beneath. Cleverly the refuse bin is located in the cockpit locker and accessed through a small hatch.

Aft Bunk

Aft of the companionway ladder a large double bunk extends aft to the transom to provide 2 berths

Domestic EquipmentCooker -  2 burner, oven and grill

Fridge - Large top loading type under galley worktop

Fresh Water System - Fully pressurised, hot and cold freshwater system. H&C faucet at galley sinks. H&C faucet in heads, extends for use as shower also. H&C cockpit shower fitted at aft end of cockpit. Hot water provided via engine fed calorifer with 240V immersion heater also fitted. 

Shore Power System - Hardwired. Ring main, battery charger and immersion heater.

Heating - Mikuni diesel fired blown air system. Outlets in heads and main saloon.

Heads - Manual marine toilet. Discharge overboard or to holding tank.

Machinery & Equipment

Located within a dedicated engine space beneath the centre line section of the galley worktop. Access to the engine is provided via opening hatched beneath the galley and saloon seating.

BETA 25 (25HP) 3 cylinder Diesel Engine – New 2018Fresh water cooled Dual lever control – Gears & Throttle Shaft drive to 3 bladed prop On DeckOn deck Bonny Kate has the characteristic Catalina styling with a single moulding forming the deck and cockpit, Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails, Stainless steel stanchions to support guardrails running length of deck with large gate section in way of cockpit.

Self-draining anchor locker forward with windlass mounted with the locker space all below deck level.

Clear un-obstructed side decks for easy access forward, chainplates all located on inboard edge of side deck keeping shrouds clear of deck.

Deep cockpit with pedestal mounted at aft end. Removable section of transom seat and small washboard provide a 'walk through' access.

Single large cockpit locker on portside with separate self-draining gas locker. 

Spars, Rigging & SailsSingle spreader, masthead sloop rig.

All spars of silver anodised alloy construction.

standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire construction – Rigging is over 10 years old

In-Mast Furling Mainsail – New 2018

Maxi Roach JIB – Vertically Battened – New 2012

All lines lead aft to cockpit.

Primary Winches - 2 of Lewmar 40 Self-Tailing

Halyard Winches - 2 of Lewmar 16 Self-Tailing


RCD Design Category A


GRP moulded hull, finished externally in white gelcoat with blue shearband and boot top lines.

Winged keel of solid lead construction

Spade type, semi-balanced rudder.

Edson steering gear.


Single piece GRP moulded deck and cockpit finished externally in white gelcoat with moulded non-slip texture panels.

Tinted portlights boned into coachroof sides.

Stainless steel, pushpit, pulpit, stanchions and grabrails.

Builders Comments'

The Catalina 30 MARK III has been redefined by incorporating some of the best modern features of our popular C-270 and C-320 designs. The transom and cockpit areas reflect the most significant refinements. The new stern section is now dramatically wider at the deck and curves gracefully to form a very functional and spacious boarding platform. The already famous C-30 cockpit is now even more comfortable than ever with wider coamings for outboard seating and new observation seats built into the stern rail. Low maintenance materials have been used extensively to give you more time to enjoy your C-30 . New stainless steel traveller supports improve visibility and reduce friction on halyards.

The Catalina 30 MARK III shares the under body and rig of earlier Catalina 30's and is eligible to participate in Catalina one design events and class association activities.

Below deck, the layout that defined a modern classic has remained true to its heritage, but has become even more comfortable and functional with the addition of several thoughtful improvements and subtle refinements.

The galley has been made even larger with the design of the new custom countertop surfaces. With the larger counter space has come increases in size and number of cupboards and drawers. An all new dish and cup storage rack better organizes often used items.

The bright new head also makes use of custom counters and large cabinets.

Varnished teak cabin surfaces are accented by polished brass light fixtures. Natural light has been increased through the addition of 3 fixed ports in the hull.'

This Catalina 30 MK III cruising yacht is in great condition for her age & has the feel and appearance of a solid well constructed boat. Although only 30 feet in length, she feels she has the space and accommodation of a boat much larger. The big advantage with this Catalina 30 is the fitment of a new Beta 25 HP engine in 2018 that has only completed approi 100 hours use. She offers a light bright & spacious cabin with good headroom throughout, 7 berths & many home comforts including hot & Cold pressurised water, fitted cabin heating & a surprisingly useful galley. In addition, she is wired for shore power & even has a hot & cold shower in the cockpit. Her saloon provides a very useful navigation station with VHF & GPS all close at hand. On deck, she has a generous safe cockpit as well as features including in-mast furling mainsail (new in 2018), a Maxi Roach Vertically Battened GIB ( new 2012) & of course wheel steering with all lines led to the cockpit. Having recently had her hull sandblasted & new anti-foul applied, she is ready for the years ahead.

Fitted with a lead winged keel, this Catalina 30 sails well & is easy to handle. She is an excellent, safe & reliable boat which is both fun to sail & comfortable to live on-board. She is ideal for family sailing around coastal waters whilst still being very capable of cruising further afield. With over 6,500 of the marque built in the USA, there are many examples of this great boat still sailing around the world. She is currently lying in Southampton & viewing can be arranged through Aspire Boat Sales.

$ 41 705Listed price: 29 950 £
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