The Catalina 14.2 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Centerboard (Trunk).
|Catalina 14.2's Main Features|
|Type of hull||Monohull|
|Construction||GRP (glass reinforced polyester)|
|First built hull||1983|
|Last built hull||Still in production|
Fin without bulb
|Rudder||1 transom hung rudder|
|Cockpit||Closed aft cockpit|
|Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)||N/A|
|Catalina 14.2's Main dimensions|
|Length overall||15’ 2”|
|Hull length||14’ 2”|
|Beam (width)||6’ 2”|
|Mast height from DWL||22’ 1”|
|Light displacement||571 lbs|
|Ballast weight||201 lbs|
|Catalina 14.2's Rig and sails|
|Upwind sail area||114 sq.ft|
|Rigging type||Sloop Marconi fractional|
|Mast position||Deck stepped mast|
|Spars||Mast and boom in Aluminum|
|Standing rigging||1x19 strand wire continuous|
|Number of levels of spreaders||1|
|IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment)||15’ 7”|
|JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)||4’ 11”|
|PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)||17’ 2”|
|EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)||8’ 6”|
|Catalina 14.2's Performances|
|Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
|Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.