“A 5 Series Design that Deservedly Succeeds the Legendary Catalina 42”

“Our popular 42 that was launched in 1989 enjoyed a long production run of well over 1,000 hulls,” reported Frank Butler, founder of Catalina Yachts. “In response to the continued high demand for a 42-foot cruising yacht, I’m proud of our team effort in designing the new 425,” he said.

The 425 incorporates all of Catalina’s hallmark features: a functional, spacious cockpit, a comfortable, carefully detailed interior, and all the 5 Series features that have redefined the Catalina brand.

The deck includes twin helms on performance pedestals with pre-stretched cables. The hull features six large fixed ports recessed into the hull for lots of light and visibility. A self-tacking jib and jib traveler are standard, and main and jib sheets are lead to the helm for efficient short-handed sailing. The forward owner’s cabin features a large centerline berth with an elevating adjustable mattress. There are starboard and port aft cabins; the latter is easily convertible to a storage cabin with a “gull wing cockpit hatch”. A central accessible mechanical space provides excellent access to primary engine, generator, water heater and air conditioners, which simplifies maintenance and inspections necessary for systems reliability.

– From Press Release from Catalina Yachts



Catalina 425 Specifications


  • Thank you Captain Rick for a wonderful experience aboard the O'day. We are very pleased with the boat and the service you have provided. It is rare to find people today that take such pride in their job, but you have gone over and beyond our expectations with answering all of our questions. It has been a great buying experience. Regards, –Brent Coleman

  • Hi Cap'n Rick, ... That's fantastic (Regarding closing sale of their boat)! A really great job by you and your team. By the way, we really liked the video that you shot. We will be waiting for the contract, will sign, scan, and send back ASAP. Thanks again. –Bob and Jo Casto, May 26, 2012

  • Credible, honest, trusted, helpful, personable!–Tim Clipson,Sailor, President LIFE! Inc., Professor SFASU

  • Rick was great. He closed a deal that required international correspondence while I was in South America and the seller was in Asia. He put everything together, helped sail her for a short sea trial and still took the time to check in after the sale to make sure everything was okay. Rick’s help and patience is appreciated. He is an experienced professional ... I've recommended him to friends who also dream of owning a sailboat.–Artie Maxwell, Customer

  • Rick, Just wanted to touch base. First of all, thank you very much for the bottle of champagne. That was a very nice touch, thank you for helping us secure this boat. We are very happy to have her.–Wayne and Connie, Tartan 37 Buyers

  • Rick was a great asset to have on this trip. Thanks again Rick!!! If anybody out there is looking for crew give him a shout, I can’t recommend him enough, he even cooks!!! Also, if you are looking to buy or sell a boat he can help you out. His cell number is 832-738-6251.–Steve Schlosser, Owner of Charter Cat "Alternate Latitude"

  • Thank you for making this adventure possible! We have enjoyed working with you and appreciate your prompt attention .– Kari and Doug, New Catalina 385 customers