Although our boat is capable of cruising the world, we chose coastal cruising and the Bahamas for our adventure, and what an adventure we had!
Among our favorite memories are sailing down the Hawk Channel into the Florida Keys and sailing from Key West up the west coast of Florida. With a 20 knot wind, plenty of sunshine and blue water, it’s a comfortable and relaxing sail. Sailing gives you a perspective of the land that so few people are privileged to see. Viewing the sunsets, sunrises, or the stars from your cockpit when there is no light pollution is magical.
Our travels have taken us racing through Hell Gate at nearly 11 knots, sailed us past the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan, and West Point. We’ve cruised the Erie Canal, the Great Lakes, Intracoastal Waterway, as well as the Hudson and Potomac Rivers. We’ve anchored in front of Mount Vernon on our way to Washington DC where we anchored in the Washington Channel and enjoyed a view of the Washington Monument from our “back yard.” We’ve cruised the Abacos Islands and will never forget our first view of the Bahamian blue water or the sea ray that greeted us. Most importantly, our life is forever changed by the people we’ve met along with way; many of whom are now dear friends.Now it's time for us to go "land yachting" and let someone else follow Dock's Orders!
Brad & Sandy
Upgrades include new top of the line electronics and Nav Pod, new water heater, batteries, battery charger and more. Equipped with a Leisure Furl boom, she's easy to manage and ready to go at a remarkable price. Don't miss this one! Call for more details.
IJPE : 1010.25 sq ft
I : 58.25 ft
J : 17.00 ft
P : 51.50 ft
E : 20.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 1010.00 sq ft
Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 9550 lb
Displacement: 26500 sq ft
Max Draft: 6 ft
Catalina's flagship 470 was designed and produced to meet the challenges of extended offshore cruising with a display of strength, innovative design, and engineering that clearly define the Catalina 470. A unique structural fiberglass grid is bonded to the hull and provides both strength for the hull and a massive foundation for securing bulkheads, equipment, engine and tanks.
Below there is a new standard of functionality and comfort. The galley is remarkable in it's amount of cold consumables and equipment space. The generous deck beam is carried well aft providing for an expansive cockpit with twin steering stations and large master stateroom below. The luxurious main saloon boasts adjustable arm chairs and deep banquet seating in soft, durable Ultra Leather in Light Oyster. The navigation station contains all necessary readouts. For easy maintenance, centrally located equipment clusters offer easy access to all pumps, valves and filters. At every turn, equipment and systems have been engineered to the most demanding blue water specifications. The articulated traveler rotates for and aft, spreading the load evenly over bearing surfaces for smoother main sheet handling and more precise trim. Custom cheek blocks and raised genoa tracks guide sheets straight aft to large, powerful Harken winches. Moreover a powerful double spreader rig and generous sail plan are balanced to deliver a remarkable combination of high performance and ease of handling.
Spar and Rigging
Double Spreader masthead rig
Full batten dacron mainsail with Leisure Furl Boom (2011)
135% roller furling genoa, dacron with UV protection (1999)
120% roller furling genoa, dacron with UV protection (2011)
Storm jib (1999)
Complete standing and running rigging including internal pre-stretched dacron rope halyards and PVC with PVC wiring conduit with messenger in mast
Sail Handling Equipment
Two, two speed self tailing Harken primary winches
Two speed self tailing halyard winch to port
Electric main sheet/halyard/utility winch to starboard
Halyards and vang control lines led aft
Port and starboard line storage compartments mainsheet traveler with car and multi-purchase adjuster systems
Inboard genoa tracks with ball bearing cars
Boom vang and boom brake
One piece fiberglass deck, white with grey two-tone non-skid
Twin helm cockpit with contoured coamings
Fiberglass cockpit table with two leaves
Walk through stern with transom boarding platform and storage lockers
Stern boarding ladder with contour treads
Double lifelines with gates port and starboard
Mooring cleats, Two fore and two after plus mid ship spring line cleats
Midwatch blue and silver sheer stripe
Molded in gel coat waterline in midwatch blue
Large double anchor rollers on fore deck
85# Mantus Anchor (12/16)
Electric anchor windlass, power up and down controls with food switches (2014)
Stainless steel hand rails on cabin top
Cockpit cushions with nice new foam
Stern rails with observation seats, port and starboard with cup holders
Full cockpit enclosure with dodger, bimini connector and side panels in Sunbrella Toast
Anodized aluminum toe rails
6 person off shore inflatable Givens Lifeboat with hard case
Propulsion and Steering Controls
Dual station, independent pedestal controlled steering
Compass with light at port and starboard steering stations
Centrally mounted engine instruments
Single lever engine controls on starboard side
Steering brake in wheel hub
Twin stainless destroyer wheels
Emergency tiller system
Fresh water cooled 75 HP Yanmar 4JH2HTBE turbo diesel engine with reduction gear,
Engine gauges replaced (9/17)
sea water strainer on cooling inlet,
3 blade bronze Max-Prop feathering propeller,
bilge blower and ventilation system
7HP bow thruster
Satin varnished finish with gloss trim on interior wood surfaces
Navigation station with chart table and built-in upholstered contoured seating
Owners stateroom aft with queen size island berth, hanging lockers, drawers vanity desk with seat and private entrance to aft head
Main salon features air conditioning large dinette, gloss finished dining table with extension to port and twin reclining swivel lounge chairs to starboard
Guest stateroom forward features air condition large Pullman berth hanging lockers, shelve, and private head with shower, large top access locker under berth, inner spring mattress on on for and aft berths with sheets, teak and holly veneer sole, teak veneer bulkheads and teak trim
Entertainment center with Hitachi color TV and Sony DVD player, remote control marine antenna shore cable connector Sony cassette receiver CC controller, 10 CD changer, remote control, two Bose speakers in main salon, with waterproof speakers in the cockpit
Galley refrigeration system, DC powered with divided refrigerator/freezer compartments, microwave oven, built-in AC powered3 burner stainless steel LPG stove with oven gimbaled with vented stove hood with light and power vent to exterior, separate pump for ice box discharge, large top loading locker, soft composite galley sole, multi drawer bank in -counter trash chute to under counter bin, overhead cabinets with glass and dish storage
Pressure water distribution with filter under the sink, manifolded tankage with cleanout, 20 gallon hot water heater with engine heat exchanger and 115V element, macerator pumps for overboard discharge of holding tanks, two independant waste systems, electric head aft, manual head forward.
Forward head and hoses (12/16)
Complete head compartment forward and aft with separate shower compartments. Hot and cold deck shower at transom. selection manifold for five water tanks. Diesel fuel in two separate aluminum tanks with selection valves and filters. dockside water pressure system.
Three heavy duty 12 volt DC marine batteries in service house bank (9/16)
engine starting battery, genset starting battery and two 12 volt batteries for 24 volt bow thruster (9/17.
Heart 2500 watt inverter/charger.
6KW Panda Genset ( 996 hours)
400 watt wind generator.
115V 30amp shore power and adapter.
Tri-color masthead light with strobe, foredeck, and steaming lights
12 volt DC panel and windlass control circuit breaker for AC-DC electrical circuits.
Ground fault circuit protection.
AC duplex receptacles throughout.
B&G Zeus2 12" monitor with Sail steer chart plotter in the cockpit (1/17)
Nav Pod swivel pod (1/17)
2 Simrad Auto Pilot AP44 controllers (1/17)
B&G IS40 Triton System Display (1/17)
Fluxgate Compass (1/17)
Simrad/B&G AIS transceiver (1/17)
Wifi for internal electronics and Island Time wifi extender for devices (1/17)
Maretron WSO 100 Ultrasonic Wind Weather Station (1/17)
Triducer- wind/speed/depth (1/17)
Motorola Sat Phone
Standard Horizon VHF
Water heater - 20 gallon (12/16)
2006 Nautica Dinghy w/15HP Johnson outboard
Mantus dinghy anchor package 12/16
Bow Thruster battery charger (9/17)
Bottom Painted (9/16)
Webasco AC unit for aft cabin not installed
Tank tenders (9/17)