The numbers tell a lot about how and where the two boats diverge. The Catalina 250 tips in at between 3,300 and 3,500 pounds displacement, actually lighter than the Bremer 25 which is closer to 3,800 pounds. The discrepancy is evident in the ballast figures - for the Catalina, between 895 and 1,050 pounds, for the Bremer, fully 1,600. The Catalina 250 carries a Ballast/Disp ratio of 27 to 30 percent, depending on the keel you select, while the Bremer’s Ballast/Disp ratio is way up around 42. Additionally, the Bremer carries its ballast two feet deeper. This means that the Bremer is stiffer, more powerful and more capable of flying the added asymmetrical reaching canvas for which she is designed.