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Catalina 470 tall rig

The Catalina 470, here in "tall rig" version, is a 46’4” monohull sailboat designed by Gerry Douglas. She was built by Catalina Yachts (United States) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The production started in 1998 .

The Catalina 470 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fin keel and Wing keel.

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Catalina 470's   Main Features
Model Catalina 470
Version Tall rig
Type of hull Monohull
Category Offshore cruising sailboat
Shipyard
Designer Gerry Douglas
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1998
Last built hull Discontinued
Appendages Keel :
L-shaped keel (with bulb)
Helm 2 wheels
Rudder 1 spade rudder
Cockpit Open aft cockpit with closing system
Unsinkable No
Trailerable No
EC certification A
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) N/A
Catalina 470's   Main dimensions
Length overall 47’ 11”
Hull length 46’ 4”
Waterline length 42’
Beam (width) 14’
Draft 7’ 10”
Mast height from DWL 67’ 8”
Light displacement 27271 lbs
Ballast weight 9019 lbs
Ballast type Lead
Catalina 470's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 1091 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi masthead
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 0 °
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 62’ 8”
JiFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay) 17’
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 55’ 11”
EiMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew) 20’
Catalina 470'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.
18.96
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.
167
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.
8.68 knots
Catalina 470's   Auxiliary engine
Engine(s) 1
Engine type Inboard engine
Engine 75 HP
Fuel type Diesel
Fuel tank capacity 88 gal
Catalina 470's   Accommodation
Cabin(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Berth(s) (min/max) 4 / 8
Head(s) (min/max) 2 / 3
Fresh water tank capacity 214 gal
Water heater capacity 19.8 gal
Holding tank capacity 66 gal
Fridge/ice-box capacity 50.2 gal
Maximum headroom 7’ 6”

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