Simplicity, trailerability, durability
and the endearing and enduring qualities
of the Catalina 22 helped to launch
the trailer sailing market. Although
many other designs have entered the
fray, this pocket cruiser remains at
the top of the mobile sailing heap.
Designed by Frank Butler in 1969, the
center board version of the Catalina
22 went into production in 1970 and
has remained in production ever since.
More than 16,000 have been built.
the poptop was introduced to give sailors
covered standing headroom while moored.
Catalina Yachts introduced the fin-keel
version, with the wing keel following
10 years later.
the boat was restyled a bit with the
introduction of the Mark II.
For the boat's 25th anniversary, the
designers have introduced the Mark
III with a new interior.
a user friendly cockpit, simple but
workable interior, simple rigging
and low upkeep, the boats are a natural
for the first time boat buyer, or
a step between a sailing dinghy and
a larger cruising boat. In many cases,
when owners move up to bigger boats,
they keep their 22s to pass on to
family members or to race in the one-design
circuit. The Catalina 22 National
Class Association is one of the strongest
Catalina 22 has defined the pocket-cruising
trailerable class for the last 25
years. With stalwart sailing qualities,
an exceptional builder, fanatic owner
support and a strong class association,
the boatís future is assured.