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Coneys Marine Catalina 545




NEW Catalina 545

NEW Catalina 545

Catalina 545 taking her first sail in Annapolis, MD
Brand new from Catalina - the Catalina 545
Brand new from Catalina - the Catalina 545
Catalina 545 article from Bluewater Sailing
The New Flagship Catalina 545 Wows the Annapolis Show
excerpts from the article by Sandy Parks of bwsailing.com

Catalina Yachts, one of America's most venerable and influential sailboat builders over the last 50 years, introduced their all new Flagship Catalina 545 at October's Annapolis sailboat show. The American-designed and American-built family cruiser follows the very successful 425 that was launched two years ago and is a big sister to that design in many ways. This is the new look of Catalina's Ocean Series yachts.

The boat is immediately distinctive when you first see it lying at a floating dock, as it was at the show. There are three large square windows in the hull, tinted dark so you can't see inside; the sheer line is quite flat and modern; the bow, with it's built-in bowsprit, is not exactly plumb but is more vertical than in earlier designs and similar to the 425's bow; and, the cabin top is streamlined and low so it fits neatly with the curve of the sheer and the cockpit coaming.

Like the other boats in the Cruiser and Ocean Series, the 545 is a couple's cruising boat that will be used for regular coastal cruisers and then taken offshore occasionally to move it to some new and interesting cruising ground.

Starting in the cockpit, the new boat has twin wheels, with useful instrument pods, a large drop-leaf table on the center line and bench seats that fold out into wide sunning beds. All lines lead aft to winches on both sides of the cockpit so a single watch keeper (with an autopilot) can handle the boat alone and from the helms. The seats aft are large and comfortable for long watches and the coamings are high enough to provide good back support and to keep water out of the cockpit. You spend a lot of time in a cruising boat's cockpit, so getting it right is one of a designer's most important tasks. In the 545, Gerry seems to have got it very right.

The side decks are wide and have a low molded bulwark for a toe rail the keeps dropped tools on deck, funnels water to the scuppers and adds structural strength to the hull-to-deck joint. The side stays are placed inboard on chain plates next to the cabin side. This keeps the genoa sheeting angle as narrow as possible and means that you don't have to duck under a diagonal when the boat is heeled over. The foredeck is uncluttered and large enough to carry a good-size dinghy when going to sea. The forward locker is huge and roomy enough for spare gear and extra rodes.

As a sailing and cruising machine, the 545 has been set up with a good combination of proven traditional design aspects and innovations that make life aboard easier and sailing more efficient.

Catalina 545 anchored
Living Aboard

The 545 has a three-cabin, two-head layout below decks with a spacious saloon. The two quarter cabins are fairly good size; the port cabin has a double berth and the starboard cabin has a pair of single berths that can be slid together to form a double. The saloon has a large L-shaped dinette to port and a bench settee to starboard. The galley is on the port side and has an acre of counter space. The twin sinks are on the boat's centerline so they will drain on both tacks.

The real story about the 545's interior is the master cabin forward. It is huge. It has a double berth on the centerline that you can walk around when making the bed or getting in and out. The large head and shower are to starboard and Gerry has added a chaise lounge to port. I've never seen one on a boat under 70 feet or so but it makes perfect sense.

As Gerry explained it, the 545 will be a boat for couples with older or grown children and it will be a boat that can accommodate two visiting couples. So, it stands to reason that one or both of the owners will want to have a place of their own where they can escape for a while or for the night. The chaise offers a great place to relax and read that is well insulated from saloon noise by the large hanging lockers.

The finish of the 545, the woodwork, the laminates and fabrics are all modern American yacht style with solid wood doors and drawer fronts, quality hardware, well thought-out lighting and a lifting TV. Catalina makes a statement about quality and this shows in every new boat.

With 225 gallons of water and 130 gallons of fuel, the 545 will make a great liveaboard boat that you can take well of the beaten track for weeks on end. With a genset, watermaker, solar panels and even a wind generator, the 545 will take you far and wide in complete self-sufficiency.

by Sandy Parks of bwsailing.com
Catalina 545 docked in Annapolis, Maryland for the US Sailboat Show 2019
Catalina 545 docked in Annapolis, Maryland for the US Sailboat Show 2019
Catalina 545 loaded on trailer
Catalina 545 in a slip in Annapolis, Maryland for the US Sailboat Show 2019
Catalina 545 at the Catalina facility
Catalina 545 anchored
Catalina 545 on trailer
Catalina 545 Specifications

GENERAL DIMENSIONS

  • Length Overall: 56′ 2″
  • Length of Hull: 53’6″
  • Length at Waterline: 50’6″
  • Beam: 15’6″
  • Distance from Waterline to Masthead: 74’6″

DRAFT

  • Bulb Keel: 6’3″
  • Ballast: 14,000 lbs
  • Approximate Lightship Disp.: 36,000 lbs
  • Displacement / Length: 153
  • Sail Area / Displacement: 20
  • Ballast Ratio: 36%

RIG MEASUREMENTS

  • Total with 100% Foretriangle: 1350 ft2

TANKS & CAPACITIES

  • Water: Potable 225 gal.
  • Sanitary Holding Tanks: Total 60 gal.
  • Fuel: 130 gal.
 
Tour the Catalina 545
as seen at the 2019 United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, MD
Catalina 545 transom view
Catalina 545 dual wheels
Catalina 545 large and comfortable cockpit
Catalina 545 seperate seating area in cockpit
Catalina 545 wheel with seating area
Catalina 545 deck
Catalina 545 spacious deck and cockpit
Catalina 545 transom grill
Catalina 545 anchor locker
Catalina 545 deep anchor locker
Catalina 545 large galley
Catalina 545 galley overlooks seating area
Catalina 545 salon table, as shown by Gerry Douglas
Catalina 545 designer Gerry Douglas
Catalina 545 galley and dining area
Catalina 545 walkthru to aft cabin
Catalina 545 owner's cabin
Catalina 545 owner's cabin
Catalina 545 storage and seating area
Catalina 545 table
Catalina 545 electronics and navigation station

Catalina 545 transom
Catalina 545 dual wheels
Catalina 545 large and comfortable cockpit
Catalina 545 seperate seating area in cockpit
Catalina 545 wheel with seating area
Catalina 545 deck
Catalina 545 spacious deck and cockpit
Catalina 545 transom grill
Catalina 545 anchor locker
Catalina Catalina 545 deep anchor locker
Catalina 545 large galley
Catalina 545 galley overlooks seating area
Catalina 545 salon table, as shown by Gerry Douglas
Catalina 545 designer Gerry Douglas
Catalina 545 galley and dining area
Catalina 545 walkthru to aft cabin
Catalina 545 owner's cabin
Catalina 545 owner's cabin
Catalina 545 storage and seating area
Catalina 545 table
Catalina 545 electronics and navigation station

Catalina 545 rendering from starboard side Catalina 545 layout
Catalina 545 hull mold Catalina 545 hull mold
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