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Catalina 445 wing keel

The Catalina 445, here in "wing keel" version, is a 43’1” monohull sailboat designed by Gerry Douglas. She was built by Catalina Yachts (United States) and made of monolithic bottom, sandwich sides and deck: balsa / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2009 and has been awarded the title of "Cruising World - Boat of the Year - Category: Full-Size Cruiser" in 2010.

The Catalina 445 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel.

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Catalina 445's   Main Features
Model Catalina 445
Version Wing keel
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Gerry Douglas
Award 2010 Cruising World - Boat of the Year - Category: Full-Size Cruiser
Construction Hull and deck:
monolithic bottom, sandwich sides and deck: balsa / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2009
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Keel :
Wing keel
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Catalina 445's   Main dimensions
Length overall 44’ 4”
Hull length 43’ 1”
Waterline length 38’ 2”
Beam (width) 13’ 6”
Draft 5’
Mast height from DWL 62’ 8”
Light displacement 24500 lbs
Ballast weight 8188 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Catalina 445's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1101 sq.ft
Mainsail area 498 sq.ft
Genoa area 603 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi 9/10
Rotating spars No
Mast position Deck stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
Number of levels of spreaders 2
Spreaders angle Swept-back
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 53’ 4”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 15’ 7”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 51’ 5”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 17’
Catalina 445'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.
20.54
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
199
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.
33 %
Hull speediAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
8.28 knots
Catalina 445's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 54 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 65.8 gal
Catalina 445's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 5 / 9
Head(s) 2
Fresh water tank capacity 178.6 gal
Holding tank capacity 53.9 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 29.1 gal
Maximum headroom 6’ 7”
Catalina 445's   Saloon
Berth length 6’ 6”
Berth width 5’ 1”
Catalina 445's   Fore cabin
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width 4’ 2”
Catalina 445's   Aft cabin
Berth length 6’ 2”
Berth width 4’ 2”

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