You should be asking your Dealer this question - WHY?
1) Lead is denser than cast iron and weighs almost twice as much per cubic inch. This means a stiffer, more stable boat with far less maintenance. Cast iron can rust and requires elaborate maintenance. What are our competitors keels made of?
2) There's no faux wood in here (except the floor). The natural warmth of real, hand-crafted teak and ash interiors make beautiful statements of real quality. What are the other guys using?
3) Quite simply, vinylester is stronger and more resilient than polyester resin, which results in tougher laminates but, more importantly, vinyester resins offer better resistance to moisture absorption than polyester resins. What's the competition using?
Newer models now with watertight "StrikeZone™" collision bulkhead aft of the anchor locker.
Getting Your Dream’s Worth
Catalina Yachts has developed the most complete range of sailing yachts built today. For over thirty years an unwavering dedication to building well-designed, durable, family oriented boats that are the best value available has resulted in long production runs during which each model is improved and refined. High volume interiors, efficient and spacious family-sized cockpits, and easily managed rigs offering excellent performance are Catalina trademarks. This policy and a commitment to owner satisfaction have created the customer confidence and loyalty which has allowed Catalina Yachts to become the largest builder of sailboats in the United States with an extensive national and international dealer network.
This all-new model from Catalina incorporates crisp, contemporary styling with proportions and features that make it comfortable and secure underway and on the hook. Based on a new hull design with a long waterline and moderate beam and freeboard, the 445 will have excellent performance potential. The 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 coaming boxes 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 new 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.
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