Fresh Water Tanks: (182 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (66 Gallons)
I : 53.50 ft J : 15.67 ft P : 51.50 ft E : 17.00 ft
Keel Type: Wing Ballast: 8200 lb Displacement: 24500 sq ft
Manufacturer Provided Description
The hull 445's hull form is optimized to provide the gentle, predictable motion underway, which is so appreciated in other Catalina models. The deck is strikingly handsome with a low profile cabin structure, twin helm stations and a roomy cockpit with tall, secure comfortable coamings and a cockpit table that seats 4-6. The deck is finished with a traditional diamond-patterned non-skid.The owner's cabin is forward for privacy and optimum ventilation. Private head access from the forward cabin along with a electric head and separate shower complete the forward cabin arrangement. The guest cabin is aft with a large comfortable double berth, angled for easy access and greater headroom. This design incorporates a innovative cabin on the port side. This cabin is a flexible space that can easily be converted to whatever your cruising style dictates at the time-sleeping quarters, storage, or a work room with a bench. The galley has the storage and features needed for extended cruising.
Standard Features & Extras
Owner's Cabin Forward w/ Private Head with Shower
Owner's Berth has Electric Articulated Lifting mattress converts to a lounge
Aft Guest Cabin with double bunk, private access to aft head
Both Cabins have real inner spring mattresses
The port aft " flex cabin" has a double bunk that folds away offering a walk in cockpit locker
The " filter locker " houses the diesel fule filter, intake sea water strainer & engine coolant reservoir, all accessible for easy manitenance
3 ea. 4D 200amp 12v Batteries, plus provision to add a fourth isolated if needed
The starboard salon settee converts from two chairs with game table to a outboard seaberth
The dinnette also converts to a seaberth
The galley has two refrigeration areas and custom cabinet with a bulit in coffee maker and lots of storage, for cruising, the galley is also located with easy access to the walk in flex cabin for additional storage.
The twin helm cockpit offer full length seating, ease of movement and the popular stern rail seats.The original sails Vertical Batten Furling Main and 135% Furling Genoa have been only lightly sailed. These owner's sailed a second set of performance sails that are available , but not included in the asking price.
This 445 has a custom RayMarine electronics package installed for it's owner's.
Original owner purchased in 2011. Sailed two plus seasons on Lake Michigan.
Two staterooms plus unique 'flex room' on port side aft.
Golden Ultra Leatherette Interior
Two air conditioning & heat reverse cycle units
Yanmar 54 hp - 265 Engine hours
3 Blade Max Prop Classic Feathering
Stainless steel rub rails
VC-17 bottom paint
White cockpit dodger and rigid Bimini with connector
Zip-on Sun screens for bimini sides and aft
Electric flush toilets (2)
Custom wine drawer
Custom cabinet for glassware
Built-in coffee maker and pot
Front load refrigeration and top load freezer
Teak folding hatch doors
Roller furled Mainsail with vertical battens on Selden spars
Roller furled Genoa (135%)
Sail Tech hydraulic backstay tensioner
Electric Mainsail winch on cabin top
Raymarine ST 70 multifunction display in cockpit
Raymarine repeater at Nav Station
Raymarine ST70 Autopilot (2)
Raymarine E120 Color Chartplotter at helm
Raymarine 24" Radar with mast mounted dome
Icom VHF Radio and RAM mic at helm
Jenson Stereo with CD player and Ipod pigtail
Bose speakers in main salon and cockpit
Hella fans in cabins
27" Visio flatscreen TV
HD TV antenna on mast
Lewmar 65 cockpit winches
2 Jib halyards and 1 Spinnaker halyard
Leather wrapped 36" wheels
Steel storage cradle
Custom canvas winter cover
2 30amp 50' power cords with 110V adaptors
Fenders and docklines
Upgraded traveler cabintop clutches
Shore water connector in anchor locker
Stainless steel plow anchor with chain and rode
Sail Mag Review
Catalina 445 Sail Magazine Review
By Kimball Livingston Posted July 7, 2009
There are certain things you can count on in a Catalina. It will sail well. Not like a world beater, but like an honest boat. It will be built to a price point, but not the lowest price point. And a Catalina will incorporate scads of the value-add notions of in-house designer Gerry Douglas, who also gleans ideas from endless conversations with Catalina owners.
The new 445 is a shade more performance-oriented than most Catalinas. The buyer might be different from someone looking at the company’s popular 42–footer, or the 47, so this one does more than fill a gap in the lineup. The 445 buyer probably wants to do some PHRF racing, but it would be a pity if the boat never went cruising, because this one has the legs for it. Styling cues are a touch fashion-forward, but the knowing eye will instantly recognize a Catalina.
There are five main components: hull, structural grid, hull liner, deck, and molded deck liner, with a collision bulkhead forward. The grid catches the load of keel, mast, and tankage; like the liners (which also make a structural contribution) it has chases for clean runs and updates of electrical wiring. The fiberglass hull is cored from the waterline up with balsa. The deck is also balsa-cored except where winches and other gear are mounted. Furniture subassemblies are not structural, Douglas says, “so that everything ends up in the right place.” The company is sticking with lead, not iron, for its keels, which is one reason why Catalina’s price point is a bit north of some.
Catalina leads sail controls to the cabintop in the same configuration on all the boats in the line. If you know one Catalina you know them all. Traveler controls for both sides are led to one point, so you don’t switch spots to adjust. When you live with a boat, these things matter, and if you are fortunate enough to have berthing that allows you to board via the transom, life on a 445 could not be easier. Twin independent backstays provide extra security for the mast and open the stern passageway. A dedicated electronics hotspot just forward of the traveler (and clear of foot traffic) eliminates a forest of antennas on the transom.
Add twin wheels and transom lifelines that open with pelican hooks, then retract and disappear, and there’s a clear passage from the swim step to a cockpit that is highly fit for entertaining. The table holds an insulated cooler, handrails, engine panel, and a chart-plotter housing that rotates port/starboard.
The back of the house is properly squared off so that you can rest against it at sea. Trust me on this one: curved seating is great for cocktail time, but when you’re putting on the miles you spend time resting your back against the house—or stretched out sleeping—and this cockpit is long enough for that. Catalina offers an optional hard dodger; with it you won’t watch your canvas fade.
A Seldén rig with in-mast furling is standard; vertical battens aid mainsail shape. “The boat was built around the mast,” Douglas says. The spar is deck-stepped to the top plate of a compression post. This configuration lessens noise below while eliminating the leaks of keel-stepped masts. Genoa tracks are 13'9" long to accommodate adjustments to large overlapping headsails. Douglas is not interested in small, self-tacking jibs, he says, “because most people sail most of the time in 12 knots of breeze. You need the power of the overlapping headsail.”
Catalina sticks with teak for its interiors. Many surfaces are veneer, but scuff points—passageways and table edges—are solid wood so that wear and tear can be refinished.
Dig the details: Above the nav station, an electrical panel behind glass with voltage metering and the top two switches dedicated to cabin lights (easing those black-night searches). A nav station including a recessed, covered laptop cuddy (and it even feels good to sit there). A long drawer for paper charts. Two heads—housed in separately-molded components—on opposite sides, facing in, means that one should always be usable, whatever the heel. In the master stateroom forward, a bed that electrically tilts for reading. Aft cabins divided 60/40 because on most boats, most of the time, two sleeping cabins suffice, while storage and workspace are at a premium. If you need another sleeping cabin, there it is.
Our day was light by San Francisco Bay community standards (but sandwiched between 30-knot blows, so I’m not complaining) and we appreciated the extra punch of the optional asymmetric spinnaker. Riding on its own furler, the spinnaker was tacked to a removable bowsprit attached, in turn, to dedicated points built into the anchor roller. Then, even in a wimpy breeze, hull number one was alive. The steering felt good, with no obvious resistance in the doubled mechanics, and I felt comfortable moving around the deck, bouncing off the extra-high lifelines. It was not a day for authoritative performance assessments, but reaching in patches of 6-8-knots we nudged up near the speed of the wind often enough to feel confident of the performance.
Yanmar’s 50-horse 4JH-2BE has been fitted into larger, heavier boats without issues, and it will take good care of the 445. Basic, quick access is as easy as popping open the ladder (with built-in tool box cuddy) or using one of the cunningly placed hatches, and the entire assembly can be unscrewed for 360-degree access. A thing of beauty is the dedicated fuel-filter cabinet, housing an arrangement as clean and serviceable as you’ll find anywhere. Single-station engine controls are thoughtfully mounted at the starboard wheel, your give-way side under power for closing traffic.
Catalina builds people-pleasing boats, and the company’s service ethic keeps many owners in the fold as they step up to larger boats. The 445 promises to continue the tradition. The slight performance flavor does not compromise it as a cruising platform or as a place to entertain. The interior is bright and livable. If you’re thinking about anything remotely like this you will want to consider the 445.
Boat Review / Boat of the Year Award
Catalina 445: Best Full-Size Cruiser, 40 to 50 Feet
The judges really liked the allocation of space throughout this boat, especially it's "flex-space". A feature from our January 2010 issue
Dec 15, 2009
By Bill Springer
"With their new 445, the Catalina folks have built a lot of hidden value into the boat." Tim Murphy When it came time to pick the best Full-Size Cruiser, 40 to 50 Feet, the three boats in the running each brought unique features to the table. But in the end, the Catalina 445 was named the winner not for any individual feature but for the purposeful way it came together as a whole.
This may partly be due to the fact that one man—Catalina designer Gerry Douglas—is responsible for all of the various elements of the design. He's been Catalina's chief designer for years, and during our dockside inspection, he told us how he works to incorporate all of the lessons learned from previous designs with all of the owner feedback he's received.
The 445 has the looks that loyal Catalina owners will recognize but with updated, more contemporary lines. Douglas knows that inches matter (even on a 44-foot boat), and he said he played with a little less beam and a little less freeboard to modernize the boat's overall look—and it works. Other on-deck features that scored points with the judges include the comfortable, well-laid-out cockpit; the wide, easy-to-navigate side decks; the excellent nonskid; and the powerful windlass. These features stand out not for the way they solve old problems in new ways but by showing how conventional solutions often work best when they're executed as well as they are on the 445.
Catalina 445: A Boat That’s Ready to Romp !
The overall accommodations plan got the nod for comfort and construction quality, but the port aft cabin "flex space" was particularly well received. It can be configured as a guest cabin, a workshop, a big stowage area, or anything in between. The starboard aft cabin, with its copious storage and angled bunk with innerspring mattress, and the large saloon also received high marks.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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