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2003 31 (ft.) Catalina 310

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General Information

Listing# 87613

Unknown, MA, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Catalina Yachts Design
31 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Universal 25XP
Number of Engines
Engine Type

General Details

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This 2003 Catlina 310 is located in Plymouth, Mass.

It is rare that we come across 10 year old boats in such great condition. Both interior and exterior have nothing that needs to be done. Owners have taklen great care of this boat and have upgraded many of the things that others might just keep for a few years longer. Here are some examples:

New Halyards
New lines
New Head
New macerator pump
New Edson dinghy motor mount
New windex
New Lazy Jacks
Owner decided to update the cutlass bearing but couldn't get the prop off. So new
shaft, cutlass bearing and zinc - never been put in the water.

She comes with a fully battened main and a 150 furling jib.
BBQ included
Dinghy and 4 hp Tohatsu 4-stroke motor - Included
Coast Guard Documented
Auto Pilot - included

Boat jack stands included

The Universal diesel has only 160 hours on it.

Owners putting new bottom coat on the keel.

This is a very comfortable 31' sailboat. Whether you like to single hand, crew with your favorite partner, or bring friends and family, this boat is truly in great shape.

See the following for a description of the history of the Catalina 310 and her overall layout,
and then call for an appointment. This one will not stay on the market long.


Catalina Yachts' chief designer, Gerry Douglas, introduced the Catalina 310 in 1999 and well over 300 hulls were built through 2008 when the design was discontinued.  Unapologetically optimized for a couple, the 310 was a departure from other brands of this size as it didn’t make any promises it couldn’t keep – it’s a very functional boat for two.

The construction of the 310 mirrored its predecessor, the 32.  The hull is solid fiberglass, the deck is cored with plywood and the cabintop with end-grain balsa.  A grid-and-beam system and a liner were then installed.   A shoal wing keel was an option and installed on Sailvation and saved almost two feet below the waterline.  A large spade rudder keeps her very maneuverable in tight spaces. 

The double-spreader masthead rig supports a high aspect mainsail with a Lazy Jack furling system and a 150% genoa.  The shrouds terminate on the cabintop leaving 18” wide decks for easy movement fore and aft.  Four self-tailing Lewmar winches – two primaries and two on the coachroof manage the lines – all of which are led aft for easy singlehanding.

Displacing only 10,300 pounds,  the 310 sails well in light air.   On a beam reach, she’ll do 6.0- 6.5 knots in 12-15 knots of breeze and like most cruising boats, will need to be reefed when winds exceed 17 knots.  The 310 will hold her own with a PHRF around 170.  Under power, she’ll cruise at 6.3 knots at 2500 RPM with a three-blade fixed prop.  Although a bit heavier than similarly sized contemporaries, the Catalina 310 reportedly sails just as well and stayed dryer than either a Hunter 326 or a Beneteau 311.

Cockpit & Deck
Catalina cockpits are renowned and the 310 is no exception.  This cockpit will easily accommodate eight for cocktails, especially with two perched on the stern rail seats.  Access is easy via the walk-through transom that also has a space for two transom lockers, the emergency tiller attachment and a transom shower with hot and cold fresh water which keeps the head below dry.

A large fold-out table attached to the binnacle separates two 80” long seats.  The cockpit is wide which is nice to move around but people with short legs will find it difficult to brace themselves when heeling.  Instruments are mounted near the wheel and there is a large locker on port that can store lines or even a deflated dinghy.

The decks have Catalina’s diamond-pattern nonskid which is pretty grippy.  A feature that was a nice-to-have is an opening port built into the elongated fixed windows.  This provides a vent right over the stove and lets steam and cooking odors out of the cabin.

Creature Comforts
Below is where the Catalina 310 really shines for two.  Although a family with small children or the occasional guest can be accommodated in the aft berth, this boat is really built for a couple due to its open floor plan.

The master stateroom forward has a walk-around queen berth with a hatch overhead that is ideal for quick checks around the anchorage at night without getting out of bed.  There is plenty of storage in lockers and drawers, a door for privacy, and a window-type opening that connects the saloon and cabin. 

The saloon is surprisingly large with an L-shaped settee to port and a two-seat straight settee to starboard.  The galley is L-shaped too and has a single sink, a two-burner Hillrange stove and a top and front loading Adler-Barour reefer which makes it easy to reach everything without having to disappear inside.  Two handy cutlery “drawers” tip out and hold a chef’s selection of tools.  Having few real separations, the boat provides an airy and generous space for two rather than a cramped and compartmentalized boat for four. 

The head is small but fully enclosed with a marine head, sink, shower and cabinets which was a big step up from the Porta-Potty.  Tankage is pretty generous with 55 gallons of water under the master berth forward and 20 gallons of fuel aft. 

Aft is a double berth that runs athwartship, and a nav station that although compact, is pretty clever in its design.  Outboard of the small desk, there is room for the installation of electronics and the berth serves as the seat.  The desk is hinged diagonally so it can open or close for better access to the bed.  Most of the navigation gets done at the saloon table however, leaving the desk to be used as extra galley countertop space.

For a 31 foot boat, the 310 has a most regal companionway.  The steps are large, easy to maneuver and nothing like a ladder.  Better yet, the whole cover hinges open to provide good access to the engine, a fresh water cooled 25 HP, 3 cylinder Universal diesel that burns about a half a gallon at cruising speed.

The Catalina 310 didn’t come with a lot of energy hogging items like a microwave, TV or inverter.  Neither was there a genset or a fixed-mount charplotter in the original standard equipment list.


In short, this is an amazing opportunity to own an extremely well kept, comfortable sailboat.

Call for an appointment.



Specs Keel: Wing Dimensions LOA: 31 ft 0 in Beam: 11 ft 6 in Maximum Draft: 4 ft 4 in Displacement: 10700 lbs Ballast: 4400 lbs Tanks Fresh Water Tanks: (55 Gallons) Fuel Tanks: (27 Gallons) Holding Tanks: (20 Gallons) Engine Fuel Type: Diesel Engine Model: universal M25XPBC Engine HP: 26 Cooling: Heat Exchanger Fuel Tank Capacity in Gallons: 27 Drive: In-Line Propeller Type: Three Blade Design Very comfortable accommodations. 2 cabins: Queen “V” berth, with inner spring mattress, Lg double aft berth. Main cabin with comfortable seating and good dining area. Head with shower Excellent light and ventilation throughout boat. Below Deck Opening Ports Pressurized Water Hot Water 120v Hot Water Heated by Engine Water Tank Capacity in Gallons: 55 Number of Heads: 1 Head Manual Toilet Y Valve for Overboard Discharge Shower Holding Tank Capacity in Gallons: 20 Propane Stove Propane Oven 12/120v Refrigeration Freezer Compartment Headroom: Between 6ft – 6ft4in of Headroom Number of Separate Sleeping Cabins: 2 Separate Sleeping Cabins On Deck Cockpit Cushions Dodger Swim Ladder Cockpit Shower Steering: Wheel Steering Number of Winches: 4 Self Tailing Furling Jib Electrical & Electronics VHF Make / Model: standard intrepid with RAM microphone and Atenna Compass Make / Model: 5\” illuminated binnacle Speed/Log Make / Model: Raytheon ST 60 Depth Sounder Make / Model: raytheon ST60 Batteries Shore Power Cord(s) 30A Shorepower Inlets 50A Shorepower Inlets 2 new batteries with battery charger Mechanical & Accessories Windlass: Electric Windlass Fenders Docklines (Anchor 1) Anchor Type: Bruce (Anchor 1) Rode Feet of Chain: 30 (Anchor 1) Rode Feet of Rope: 200 Manual Bilge Pump Electric Bilge Pump Flares Life Jackets Life Ring or Sling
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
  Please contact listing broker - Larry Rutter - 401-338-3554 Or