There was a time long ago, when Catalina was considered a low price and iffy way to get out on the water. Now they are the gold standard in solid design and reliable economy. One owner told me he cruised his from Mexico to Alaska, back and forth over long, rough water, and never a single thing broke or malfunctioned. It’s now possible to find a 20 year old Catalina that still has no glitches.
This 36MkII has had constant upkeep and useful upgrades. It’s versatile. Big enough for ocean work, great size for easy day sailing and weekend getaways. With furling sails and autopilot, she’s easy to single hand. 2 private cabins, full galley, enclosed (electric) head and shower, big main salon accommodate vacation visitors or offshore crew. If you’re upgrading for extensive Bay cruising, Delta vacationing, or sizing down because you’re tired of big boat maintenance, this is a handsome, reliable choice.
|LOA||36' (11.07 meters)|
|Engine Make||Universal (Kubota)|
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Sailor, rigger, mechanic, electrician, California yacht broker. Don Margraf got an early start knocking almonds and picking fruit with Braceros. He hauled interstate with the Teamsters. He built Mustangs for Ford. He tore down warehouses, rebuilt Victorians, played guitar at the Palomino and the Fillmore, shook hands with Dolly Parton and Lech Walecza, produced an album for a Grammy singer, ran the gamut, dodged a bullet and went the extra mile. His first boat was a 14-man woodie on the Tippecanoe River. He then sailed Rebels and Lightnings on a lake and was hooked. He sailed a couple hundred thousand ocean miles. He studied and worked with a great naval architect and consulted for boat builders on 3 continents. He raced sailboats and delivered yachts across oceans. He wrote magazine stories and marketing plans. And he swears the rhythm of the sea is heard best when Professor Longhair plays "Tipitina."