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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.Quote my Catalina 320
All About Your Catalina 320
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 320 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: 43.58 ft / 12.33 m
J: 12.33 ft / 3.76 m
P: 38.00 ft / 11.58 m
E: 13.25 ft / 4.04 m
The Catalina 320 is known for its excellent performance, both under sail and under power. The boat has a moderate displacement which provides a good balance between speed and stability. Given the rig aspect ratio this boat is exceptionally qualified for our sail designers to perfect the sail shape and maximize performance.
Under power, the Catalina 320 is powered by a reliable diesel engine that provides plenty of power for maneuvering in tight spaces and getting in and out of the marina. The boat’s deep keel and spade rudder also make it very responsive and easy to handle under power.
The Catalina 320 is a relatively low-maintenance boat that is designed to be easy to maintain and repair. The boat’s simple systems and sturdy construction make it a popular choice for sailors who prefer to do their own maintenance and repairs.
The boat’s systems are well-designed and easy to access, which makes routine maintenance tasks like oil changes and filter replacements a breeze. The boat’s hull and deck are also very sturdy and require minimal maintenance, which means you can spend more time sailing and less time on maintenance tasks.
History and Design
The Catalina 320 was first introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the Catalina 30, one of the most successful sailboat models in history. The Catalina 320 was designed by Gerry Douglas, a renowned naval architect who has been with Catalina Yachts since 1973. The Catalina 320 was designed to be a comfortable and spacious cruiser that could also perform well in club racing.
The Catalina 320 has a sleek and modern design that incorporates many features found in larger sailboats. The boat has a fin keel and a spade rudder, which provide excellent stability and maneuverability. The boat’s wide beam and high freeboard also make it very comfortable to sail in a variety of conditions.
Rigging and Sail Plan
The rigging and sail plan of the Catalina 320 are essential components that contribute to its excellent performance under sail. The boat’s rigging consists of a single-spreader mast with a double set of swept spreaders, which provide excellent stability and support for the boat’s large sail area.
The Catalina 320 has a standard sail plan that includes a mainsail and a 135% furling genoa. The mainsail is a full-batten sail that is designed to be easy to handle and control, even in heavy winds. Given the rig of this boat, a common choice for sailors is to increase the roach and add full battens for better light air performance.
The Catalina 320 is an excellent sailboat that offers a great balance of comfort, performance, and value. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a newcomer to the sport, the Catalina 320 is a boat that you will enjoy sailing for many years to come.
Recommended Sails For Your Catalina 320
We would love to help you enhance your sailing experience on your Catalina 320. 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.
You need a mainsail designed to give you the greatest mileage out of your vessel. Precision Sails’ custom designed mainsails come with all the standard options needed to get sailing right away, and custom options to optimize handling, performance, and shape.
Jibs, genoas, yankee cut, staysails, or working jibs, we do it all. No matter what headsail you need for you sailboat, Precision Sails’ team of sail designers will work with you to ensure your new head sail fits and performs for you. Our headsails come complete with all standard options required for the best performance and durability. Learn more about our available headsail options and customization here.
Downwind and Light Wind Sails
Sail downwind easily with your choice of our downwind and light wind sail options. We custom design and tailor every sail for your needs. Explore our symmetrical or asymmetrical spinnakers and code zeros, including what options are available for each.
I (Foretriangle height)
43.58 ft / 12.33 m
J (Foretriangle base)
12.33 ft / 3.76 m
P (Mainsail luff)
38.00 ft / 11.58 m
E (Mainsail foot)
13.25 ft / 4.04 m
Request a Catalina 320 Quote
Looking to buy a new headsail or mainsail for your Catalina 320? 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.Request a Quote