Are you thinking about buying this 2002 Catalina 42 being sold in Whitby, Ontario?

Think twice!

This is how the current owner described it's history to me:

"Not much history really. I am the second owner. It was out of the water on its cradle when Katrina came thru (Mobile,AL.) , and suffered some scratches and cosmetic damage to some of the stainless. It has had an epoxy bottom since new, and was in salt water for only about 2 years. It only has 157 hours on the engine. It was painted flag blue since new by the original owner and thus I kept in that colour when I had it professionally awlgripped last March. I have a Beneteau 50 in Toronto Harbour and thus I bought this boat to put up in Georgian Bay, instead of a cottage. Cottage traffic to and from Georgian Bay has caused me to rethink the process, so the boat is up for sale. I have not used it since being awlgripped."

"....scratches and cosmetic damage to some of the stainless." "This boat is valued at $195000 to $200,000" !!!!

What do you think?

Guess what? The above is from almost six years ago and now he's back...asking this time around about $133,000 USD and further the brokerage who informed me that if they knew this was a Katrina boat they would never had handled it are back as well and why not just read their disclaimer. There's a sucker born every minute. Don't be one of them.


42' Catalina MK II

  • Year: 2002
  • Last Listed Price: US$ 55,000 (10/05)
  • Sold: US$ 55,000 (01/06)
  • Located in Mobile, AL
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
  • YW# 13304-1452435
  • Central/Exclusive Listing
  • Not available for co-brokerage
  • Sold

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:


Builder: Catalina


LOA: 42' Beam: 13'10" Draft: 6'0"


Engine(s): Single Yanmar Engine(s) HP: 56

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Actual Condition
This boat was in for repairs at the marina. Hurricane Katrina washed the vessel off the blocks and was impaled by the bow of another boat on the cabin top. The cabin was partially flooded. The rudder is bent and the keel has separated. Standing rigging has some damage. Engine and electrical system has water damage. CTYT0803J102 7573540

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Last Revised: Jan 04, 2007

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