Catalina 385: Cruising World Sailboat Show 2012
The Catalina 385 reflects the evolving and ever-improving quality of Catalina Yachts.
Gerry Douglas, of Catalina Yachts, believes that the “volume-driven” trend in contemporary yacht design has gone far enough. With the Catalina 385, he’s returned to more traditional proportions and styling.
The aft-entry T-shaped cockpit is the defining feature of the 385. The social area of the cockpit, augmented by two observation seats on the pushpit, is spacious and uncluttered. The 802 square feet of sail is well countered with a 5,200-pound lead keel in the shoal-draft configuration and a 6,200-pounder in the deep-draft version.
The attractive interior is commodious without being cavernous. It offers a genuine two-cabin/one-head layout without sacrificing a viable nav station, spacious saloon, or practical galley. The quad-folding saloon table and convertible gaming table are standout features.
This vessel reflects the evolving and ever-improving quality of construction, materials, and equipment at Catalina Yachts. The 385 should not only prove successful in the weekend/coastal-cruising market but will, one hopes, lead a trend back toward sensible designs that perform where it really counts—at sea.
LOA 39’ 2”
LWL 35’ 5”
Beam 13’ 1”
Draft 4’ 8”/6’ 10”
Sail Area 675 sq. ft.
Displacement 15,500 lb.
Water 100 gal.
Fuel 40 gal.
Engine 40-hp. Yanmar
Designer Gerry Douglas