CATALINA 38 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of CATALINA 38. Built by Catalina Yachts and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, the boat was first built in 1978. It has a hull type of Fin w/spade rudder and LOA is 11.61. Its sail area/displacement ratio 16.28. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Universal, runs on Gas.

CATALINA 38 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about CATALINA 38 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:11.61 m / 38.09 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop
Hull Type:Fin w/spade rudder
S.A. (reported):59.55 m2 / 640.99 ft2
Draft (max):2.07 m / 6.79 ft
Displacement:7212 kg / 15899.72 lbs
Ballast:3107 kg / 6849.75 lbs
Last Built:1990
Designers:Sparkman & Stephens
LWL:9.22 m / 30.25 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:28.07
Capsize Screening Formula:1.89

Rig And Sail Specs

I:15.18 m / 49.80 ft
S.A. Fore:13.41 m / 44.00 ft
E:3.51 m / 11.52 ft
S.A. Fore:35.86 m2 / 385.99 ft2
S.A. Main:23.5 m2 / 252.95 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)59.36 m2 / 638.95 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:76 L / 20.08 gals


Water:208 L / 54.95 gals


Builders:Catalina Yachts
Designers:Sparkman & Stephens


Who designed the CATALINA 38?

CATALINA 38 was designed by Sparkman & Stephens.

Who builds CATALINA 38?

CATALINA 38 is built by Catalina Yachts.

When was CATALINA 38 first built?

CATALINA 38 was first built in 1978.

How long is CATALINA 38?

CATALINA 38 is 9.22 m in length.

What is mast height on CATALINA 38?

CATALINA 38 has a mast height of 13.41 m.

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