Re: 45' + blue water cruiser
I too am looking at a Catalina 445. I plan on going to factory later in the month. I have talked to Mr Douglas to make some modifications to make it more blue water friendly and he agreed to them all except we are working on a solution for another fuel tank around 40 gallons. Some of the modifications are move the compass to the helm stations, a door for the aft walk through to the swim platform, change the mast out from furling to traditional mast, move chartplotter to top of cockpit table, B&G electronics vs Raymarine, Refrigeration from air cool to keel cool, foot pump at galley sink, starboard settee to full bench vs twin seats, inside cabin top handrails and higher fiddles in all the cabinetry. Also change out the OEM sails to Mack sails.
Catalina 445, Hull #90