1976 Catalina 22 Sailboat
The CATALINA 22 is one of the most popular sailboats ever in anything close to this size, with 15,000 boats sold (2009)
It has been built in different plants around the world..(Known in Australia as the BOOMAROO 22
A fixed keel version introduced in the early 1970's Draft: 3.5ft; Displacement: 2,490 lbs.; Ballast: 800 lbs.
A 'New Design' was introduced in 1986 (featuring an opt. winged keel), and MARK II in 1995.
The CATALINA 22 SPORT was released in 2003. (Originally called the CAPRI 22 swing keel.)
From a new "fairer" mold though the hull design is the same as the original CATALINA 22.
Thanks to former Catalina dealer Joe Rose and a number of others for providing additional information.
As of 2009, there have been three versions.
- The original (mkI) design, produced from 1969 to 1995, with over 15,000 built.
- The Mark II (mkII) design, produced from 1995 to current.
- The Sport design, a racing variant, was produced from 2004 to current.
It has been made most commonly in Swing Keel, Fin Keel, and Wing Keel.
Frank Butler introduced the Catalina 22
in 1969, hoping to build 100 boats. In 1975 hull #5,000 was finished. In 1980, Sail Magazine names the Catalina 22 "trailerable boat of the decade" and hull #10,000 was completed. In 1990 hull #15,000 is done. The Catalina 22 Mark II is introduced in 1995 with a re-designed and enlarged deck, new interior, and features a wider beam for a more spacious cockpit. The Catalina 22 is named as one of five charter members of the Sailboat Hall of Fame. In 2005 the Catalina 22 Sport is introduced.