2001 Catalina 42 MK II -Athena
The Catalina 42 sailboat has earned an international reputation as the leader in her class. By leading in design, cruising performance, and comfort, the Catalina 42 has become the choice of sailors worldwide. The latest Catalina 42markII is the logical result of America’s most experienced sailboat builder continuing to listen carefully to the needs and desires of experienced sailors. All sailors want speed under sail, easy motion, and sure, predictable handling characteristics. For sure tracking, a long horizontal skeg runs aft between the fin or wing keel and the rudder. The elliptical rudder is large and balanced, ensuring control in all conditions, whether under sail or power. The hull of the 42 mkII is high volume, and easily driven, with a fine entry, firm midship section, and smooth run aft terminating in a modified reverse transom. The step-down boarding platform has a fold-down swim ladder and two lockers that also serve as seats.
This sailboat features a 3 cabin, railroad cabin style layout with Pullman bunks. There is also a private head in the forward cabin and a shower that is completely separate from the toilet. With a second head aft and navigation station to port, both are convenient to the cockpit. The Pullman owners’ berth forward features side by side hanging locker and bureau with a seat in between. Additional storage is provided under and on shelves above the 6’5” double berth. The head is forward with an enclosed shower compartment.
At the center of the galley is the stove, flanked by the sink, refrigerator, and microwave, all easily within arm’s reach. The three-cabin interiors invite friends and crew to gather around a table that seats everyone comfortably.
The gourmet side galley with molded counter surface includes the convenience of a combined top-loading icebox/refrigerator, with an additional front-loading door, finished in teak veneer. Eight drawers and three cabinets, along with countertop storage put all cooking accessories close at hand.