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Our team of Precision Sails experts conducted extensive research on the web to gather information about the specific sailboat in question. We thoroughly scoured various online sources to compile relevant and accurate information for the boat owner. Our team carefully curated the information to ensure that it would be helpful and informative for the user. We understand the importance of having a deep understanding of your boat’s features, and our goal is to provide comprehensive and reliable information that will enable boat owners to make informed decisions about their sailing experience. By sharing our expertise and knowledge, we hope to empower our customers to get the most out of their sailing adventures.

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All About Your Catalina 25

Rig Specifications

These are the specifications provided by the designers, but even from the factory, these boats may not be identical. The reason for this is that the sail industry often contracts manufacturing to different sources in order to achieve economies of scale. What this means is – your Catalina 25 may be more unique than you initially thought.

It’s important to note that boats are also frequently customized, so if you suspect that work has been done on yours, it’s best to take your own measurements. When ordering a sail, we will advise you if using the manufacturer’s specifications is appropriate, or if we require you to complete our own measurement forms.

I: 29.00 ft / 8.84 m
J: 10.50 ft / 3.20 m
P: 24.66 ft / 7.52 m
E: 9.58 ft / 2.92 m
Catalina 25 Tall Mast Specifications


The Catalina 25 boasts a range of impressive features that set it apart in the market. With a spacious cabin for comfortability, solid construction ensuring durability, efficient sailing performance, easy handling for solo or small crew sailing and a comfortable cockpit with accessible sail controls, the Catalina 25 combines functionality, comfort, and performance into one exceptional package.


The Catalina 25 excels in terms of performance, offering a winning combination of speed, stability, maneuverability, and seaworthiness. Its streamlined hull design and balanced sail plan enable the boat to achieve impressive speeds while maintaining excellent control and minimizing drag. With remarkable stability, the Catalina 25 provides a secure and comfortable sailing experience, even in challenging sea conditions. The boat’s responsive steering and well-designed sail controls allow for precise navigation and execution of maneuvers. Built to withstand the rigors of the sea, the Catalina 25 exhibits outstanding seaworthiness, instilling confidence in sailors to tackle various weather conditions with ease.


The Catalina 25 has a rich history that spans several decades. Introduced in 1978, it quickly gained popularity among sailing enthusiasts for its excellent balance of performance, comfort and affordability. Designed by Frank V. Butler, the Catalina 25 was built to provide a versatile and enjoyable sailing experience for both casual cruisers and competitive racers. The Catalina 25 is the most popular sailboat, of this size range, ever built in the United States.


Sail Plan

The sail plan of the Catalina 25 is designed to maximize its performance and versatility on the water. At the heart of the sail plan is the mainsail, the primary driving force of the Catalina 250. This fully battened sail is strategically designed to catch the wind and convert it into forward motion. Complementing the mainsail is the roller-furling genoa, a foresail that significantly contributes to the Catalina 25’s upwind performance. Additionally, the Catalina 25 offers the option to rig a smaller jib, which provides enhanced maneuverability and control in stronger winds. By reducing the sail area and consequently the heeling effect, the jib helps maintain stability and ensures a balanced sailing experience. The rigging and controls are positioned to facilitate single-handed or small crew sailing. The combination of a well-positioned mainsheet, halyards, and other sail controls allows for quick and precise adjustments, giving the sailor full command over the boat’s performance and maneuverability.


The Catalina 25 is a remarkable vessel that offers a winning combination of history, features, sail plan, and performance. Its history and popularity speak to its reputation as a reliable and versatile sailboat. Whether you are a seasoned sailor seeking a reliable and performance-oriented vessel or a beginner looking for a well-rounded sailboat to embark on your sailing adventures, the Catalina 250 is undoubtedly the sailboat for you.

Recommended Sails For Your Catalina 25

We would love to help you enhance your sailing experience on your Catalina 25. That’s why we have put together a list of expertly curated sail recommendations just for you. You can find more information about each sail and what makes our sails stand out by following the links to our education page.



I (Foretriangle height)

29.00 ft / 8.84 m

J (Foretriangle base)

10.50 ft / 3.20 m

P (Mainsail luff)

24.66 ft / 7.52 m

E (Mainsail foot)

9.58 ft / 2.92 m

Want to Take Your Catalina 25 to the Next Level of Performance?

Then, it’s time to consider the sails you’re using. That’s why we offer custom-fit sails designed to optimize the performance of your Catalina 250. Our team of experts takes pride in using only the best materials and cutting-edge technology to ensure that our sails are of the highest quality.


Custom Fit

With our custom-fit sails, you can expect maximum speed, power, and maneuverability on the water. A true game changer – a paired combination of head sails and mainsails. When two sails are designed in tandem we can optimize their performance to work together. The best part? We keep your measurements and designs on file, so you can develop your sail inventory over time, we’ll always be ready to pick up where we left off in your sail customization journey.


Reliability and Durability

Our sails don’t just improve your boat’s performance – they also provide you with peace of mind during your extended sailing journeys. Our sails are not like off-the-shelf options that have a short lifespan. Instead, we can tailor the design of the sails to withstand the specific demands of your boat, ensuring their durability and reliability.


Providing Unparalleled Service

And, we’re not just about high-quality sails. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. From helping you take accurate measurements to delivering your custom sails, we’re here to make sure you’re satisfied with your experience.

Trust us to exceed your expectations and take your sailing experience to the next level.

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Looking to buy a new headsail or mainsail for your Catalina 25? Request a free quote from Precision Sails for a new custom sail. Our team will work with you to design the perfect sail for you.

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