Catalina 28

Introduced in 1990, this model has sold more than 670. Like many of the catalina range, she has an aft cabin that runs athwartships,which frees up space for an unusually large heads and galley without cramping the saloon. The orientation does not appeal to all-you may not like it in a rolly anchorage, and it’s not ideal for sleeping on passage-but people who have lived it with genrally like it. The saloon has two straight settee-berths, but minimal stowage. The forecabin also offers a couple of bunks but little else. The masthead rig is conservative in area-another common feature of the range-and she is easy to handle, but not exceptionally quick. The tidied-up Mk2 version has optional taller rig, and there also options for deep andwing keel configurations.

LOA 8.69m (28ft 6in), LWL 7.26m (23ft 10in), beam 3.15m (10ft 4in), draught 1.57m (5ft 2in), displacement 3,765kg (8,300lb). Price guide: £35,000 to £55,000.