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Catalina 375?

I'm interested in these but cannot find much info on their d/l ratio, sa/d, comfort rating, etc. How well do they sail say, 20k offshore? I know they're rated cruising rather than ocean by Catalina, but I assume that's more to do with storage space and amenity than safety. So that's not an issue - but the comfort of a long trip in day hops, not far offshore, is a consideration.

Does anyone know how well they're being received since their launch? How many have been sold? Any other info would be appreciated. There seems to be a scarcity.

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I'm interested in these but cannot find much info on their d/l ratio, sa/d, comfort rating, etc. How well do they sail say, 20k offshore? I know they're rated cruising rather than ocean by Catalina, but I assume that's more to do with storage space and amenity than safety. So that's not an issue - but the comfort of a long trip in day hops, not far offshore, is a consideration.

Does anyone know how well they're being received since their launch? How many have been sold? Any other info would be appreciated. There seems to be a scarcity.

Many thanks.
You can sign up and post an Inquiry on the Catalina 36 International Association website. We've taken the 375 folks under our wing until the fleet is large enough to start their own Association.

I've seen some traffic from 375 owners so I expect you'd be able to get feed back from a few owners.

I went aboard the 375 at the Annapolis Boat Show a year or so ago and remembered I liked it a lot more than the 350. The 355 is tougher competition for the 375, in my estimation.

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Hi Midlifesailor, and thank you! I will go check out the website. I saw the 350 several years ago and disliked it then. The 355 seems like a much nicer boat. I wish they'd put that lovely table that folds from the four corners on the 375. If I had the $'s I'd go for the 4r5, so I have to be careful not to overlook the things on the 375 that just make it a compromise.

Someone told me that Catalina are no longer building 387's. That would be another option and certainly they are heavier. Though the newer styling of the 355, 375 and 445 is probably a sign of things to come. Perhaps I'm showing my ignorance but to me the move to lighter weights in the production boats has to impact on comfort at sea in choppy conditions. Ah well, these decisions are a great way to use up retirees' spare time I suppose.

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At a recent boat show the rep told us that Catalina was soon to be phasing out the 375, and would be producing only the 309, 355, 455 and likely a new 38/40 (395?? ) foot model along the same lines.

I must say we really liked the 455 they had on display there.. lost of good ideas, more storage than most euro competitors, and an interesting garage/spare cabin/pantry/workshop etc area accessible from the cockpit as well as the cabin.

We were aboard a 375 in Seattle a few weeks back, didn't like it nearly as much, esp the bulkhead folding table model.
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Hi Midlifesailor, and thank you! I will go check out the website.
Hi Dermott, you can start here.....

Catalina 375 - Catalina 36 International Association Forums

If you do buy a Catalina, be sure to join the association. The Technical guides and forums are worth their weight in gold. I've owned two 36's (divorce, long story ) and still think it's the best boat Catalina ever built. The 375 is it's replacement. I liked it when I checked it out. The head and forward berth are just about the same size as the 445, oddly. I was actually thinking of trading to one until they told me the price. After they got the paddles up to 400, I finally came to. So, I decided instead to take just the Sales Tax for a new 375 and completely refresh my 36. It didn't take half that much. I begged Deja Vu for forgiveness and promised never to stray again. However, there IS this really nice 42...........

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At a recent boat show the rep told us that Catalina was soon to be phasing out the 375..
Wow, if that were true, then the 375 would take the cake as the SHORTEST Catalina run *EVER*. They only introduced it in 2008!

And it replaced the Catalina 36, which had a 26 year run. I just dont see that happening...
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Thanks to all for replies. The C36 forum had a huge amount of stuff I wasn't aware of. It all adds to the decision process. The suggestion that the 375 will be discontinued is quite disconcerting in terms of resale value.

So I'm glad I asked the question in the first place. Thanks again guys. Onwards and upwards!

Dermott.
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