Catalina 34 Mk 2
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This is the second generation of the Catalina 34. While they are very similar, there are some key differences. The MKI has a closed transom, while the MKII has an open one. The MKII also has a larger cockpit.
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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 34 MKII
All About Your Catalina 34 MKII
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 34 MKII 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:||44.00 ft / 13.41 m|
|J:||13.50 ft / 4.11 m|
|P:||38.50 ft / 11.73 m|
|E:||12.00 ft / 3.66 m|
When it comes to performance, the Catalina 34 MKII stands out as a sailboat that excels in a wide variety of conditions. One of its standout features is its responsive steering and handling characteristics. The balanced rudder design provides excellent control, ensuring the boat responds to your actions quickly. In addition to its incredible sailing capabilities, the Catalina 34 MKII is also equipped with a Universal diesel engine which provides about 21 horsepower. This combination of sail and engine power gives you peace of mind, knowing that you can rely on the Catalina 34 MKII’s performance in various situations.
The Catalina 34 MKII is a sailboat that not only provides exceptional performance, but a classic and traditional design that is reminiscent of older sailboats. This sailboat offers lots of storage in the interior, as well as a cozy saloon and galley. Also featured in the interior is beautiful woodwork and high-quality upholstery. Above the water, you’ll find an unobstructed foredeck with lots of space to drop or raise the anchor and perform maintenance. Down the sides you’ll find a wide walkway for crew and guests to walk comfortably. Finally, at the helm you’ll find the primary winches and cleats, which allows the skipper to control the sails without having to leave the cockpit.
Catalina Yachts is a well-known name in the sailing world, known for their quality and attention to detail. Established in 1969, they’ve had decades to perfect their craftsmanship. In 1996, they released the Catalina 34 MKII with a deck-stepped rig and a redesigned hull. Aside from filling the gap, their goal was to create a sailboat that would strike the perfect balance between performance, comfort and timeless design, and they did just that. This is a sailboat that found great success in both cruising and competitive racing, which gained it a loyal following of enthusiasts who appreciated its capabilities. Over the years, the Catalina 34 underwent a series of refinements and enhancements, reflecting Catalina’s commitment to continuous improvement. The feedback from sailors and advances in technology shaped the evolution of the boat, resulting in a vessel that embraced modern design elements while preserving its timeless appeal.
The sail plan for the Catalina 34 MKII is designed to optimize responsiveness and versatility during all different wind conditions. The sail area is calculated to give you the perfect balance of power and control. The mainsail, which usually had full battens, is shaped to effectively generate forward thrust. The furling genoa or job aids the mainsail and provides additional power and assists with upwind performance. The furling system for the headsail , often equipped with a drum and continuous line furler, allows for easy deployment and retraction of the headsail, which is especially convenient when keeping up with the changing wind conditions. All in all, this is a sailboat that is designed to excel in both upwind and downwind conditions.
The Catalina 34 MKII is a well-designed vessel that combines performance and handling capabilities with style and luxury. It offers a safe deck layout, a spacious interior and a sail plan that optimizes performance in all different wind conditions. The quality craftsmanship and construction reflects Catalina’s commitment to quality and attention to detail. Whether you are a novice or veteran, you are sure to find something for you with the Catalina 34 MKII .
Recommended Sails For Your Catalina 34 MKII
We would love to help you enhance your sailing experience on your Catalina 34 MKII. 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)
44.00 ft / 13.41 m
J (Foretriangle base)
13.50 ft / 4.11 m
P (Mainsail luff)
38.50 ft / 11.73 m
E (Mainsail foot)
11.75 ft / 3.58 m
Want to Take Your Catalina 34 MKII 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 34 MKII. 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.
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.
I have had two sails made by Precision Sails in the last 12 months. Both have exceeded my expectations. The fit to the boat and the performance of the sails are exceptional. The sail designer worked with me to make sure the resulting sail fit my objectives. Precision Sails has excellent documentation and videos to assure that your measurements are accurate. The sails are first rate and the price was very competitive. I am a very happy repeat customer.-Terry Noreault (Facebook)
The staff were very helpful and responded promptly with a quote. The follow up was excellent and the new mainsail is well built and fits the boat perfectly.-Rick Clark (Facebook)
I just received my asymmetrical spinnaker, with sock and turtle bag, along with a new 135 Genoa. The entire process was simple and both sales and the design team were in regular contact if there were any questions. The customer portal was easy to use and lets you keep track of where in the process your sails are. Great sails, great service-Graham Edwards (Facebook)
Just received our Mainsail for our Hunter 41 with an in mast furling main. Installed perfectly and the quality is amazing. Can’t wait to get out into big water and shake it out. Outstanding customer service.-Karl Messer (Facebook)
Great new genoa for my Beneteau 46 – looks and performs great. Thanks for making it such an easy design, ordering, and delivery process.-Jim MacDonald (Facebook)
Very responsive, excellent quality, very fair prices. When they were not happy with the graphic on the first sail Ron called to let me know and they sent me a second sail at no charge. Highly recommended!-Gerry Beltgens (facebook)
Great price and a quick turnaround got me to buy. A well built sail that works in light and heavy winds will bring me back.-Edmond Dee (Facebook)
I sail out of Whitby Ontario. No one local wanted to deal with me because I am not value for money based on the size of my sailboat. I drop a request to Precision via the web and “boom”, instant response followed by ZERO pressure initial consultation! Signed up for three easy payments and that was that! During process, the team helps you all the way with measurements and good follow up questions. BTW my Kirby 25 slips effortlessly through the water with these new sails. Also, lots of positive comments on the boom cover when sitting at the dock!-John Thompson (Google)
Wow, just Wow. I knew the sails on my Hunter 27 where a little old and stretched, but I didn’t’ realize what a difference new sails could make. The boat points better than it ever has and is not nearly as sluggish as it was. I enjoyed the entire process of sail making with Precision Sails. I enjoy watching a lot of You Tube sailors and many of them promote Precision Sails. I also tend to side with the cruising rather than racing lifestyle. After reviews and recommendations, I decided on Precision. I really enjoyed working with the Design Team on my sails. Can’t wait to go sailing again. Thank you Precision sails for making my old boat new again.-Jonathan Pilgrim (Google)
We love the design, quality, construction, and performance of our new 95% furling jib from Precision Sails. The sail works well with our staysail and performs better than expected on all points of sail including poled out dead down wind. The new 95% jib does not get as overpowered as our old 135% Genoa and it is easier to tack with the staysail deployed. The design team made the process of getting accurate dimensions easy, took the time to understand our requirements, and was a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely do business with Precision again!-Charles Clark (Google)
Quality throughout the whole process… starting with quotation, options and cloth alternatives. Quick delivery time and the product is very good quality. I am very pleased to carry my Precision sails on my boat.-Marcos D.
I recommend them 100%!
Got everything trimmed right today. Out sailing now. It’s perfect. I love the sail it’s perfect it’s exactly what I wanted thank you so much.-Elizabeth H.
I just received the 2nd custom-made sail I’ve ordered through Precision Sails. The process for providing measurement information and custom images is very clearly laid out in the forms on their website, in addition to several instructional YouTube videos. The results turned out beautifully, just as I had pictured it for both sails!-Michael Shafer (Google)
Precision Sails was great! They built our spinnaker for our Hunter 260, and it is great, at a good price. I will be getting other sails from Precision when we need to replace them on our new (to us) Lagoon 410.-Scott Huckerby (Google)
Just received my new mainsail from Precision Sail Loft and am over the moon about it. Darryl walked me through all my options and gave great advice. The measurement form is foolproof. They keep you updated with the status of your order every step of the way. I can recommend them highly enough.-Henry Gomez (Google)
This summer was our first experience buying a new sail for our Catalina 28MkII, we also race-crew a friend’s C&C 27 with newer Precision main and Genoa. Several other boats at our club have Precision sails and after couple of quotes from notable lofts narrowed it down to Precision to replace our #2 up front. We were late ordering in mid-July when COVID19 was wrecking everyone’s delivery schedule yet we had our new sail within 5 weeks, which seems a minor miracle. Bottom line, love the sail (excellent design/fit, quality), easy to work with these folks despite the time/distance to Ottawa, cutting edge tech engagement which is a confidence builder, and they seem to be getting it done for their clients despite the present challenges. So we just ordered a new main from Precision for spring delivery.-Dale Caseley (Google)
I was introduced to Precision Sails through Sailing Yacht Ruby Rose on You Tube. I decided to try the online experience myself. I provided the measurements and had good conversations with the sales team and with the sail designer. The new Genoa arrived in great condition and was a perfect fit! Couldn’t be happier!!-Brad Hamrlik (Google)
This summer I purchased a main and a Genoa for my Dufour 385 from Precision. The sails arrived in the time frame promised and fit perfectly. The quality appears to be excellent. I highly recommend Precision Sails.-John McCracken (Google)
Was extremely impressed with the ease of choosing and ordering a new mainsail for my Montgomery 17. I’m always a little hesitant when giving sensitive info on-line… as this transaction was done with a lot of research…I actually paid them (Precision) a visit in Victoria, B.C. (yes they do exist). We worked out the kinks via e-mails, and now can enjoy a good laugh over “the incident”…which they took care of in a very professional manner!…very happy with the fit (perfect!), function and quality of my new sail! Thanks guys p.s. great price too!!-Alan Cade (Google)
Ordered sails for my last boat and was very happy, now I’m ordering for my new boat. Great and friendly service.-Gord Fulcher (Google)
Great customer service after receiving a quote for a new head sail. Even after explaining we may not be in the market for one right now, the sales rep I spoke with took 10 minutes to chat with me about other options and gave me recommendations for sail makers that could help us keep costs down and work with our damaged head sail. So much appreciation for this kind of service and honesty, will be back when the current head sail fails us and we are ready for a brand new one!!!-Krista Scholl (Google)
The whole team at Precision Sails was fantastic from start to finish. We’ve had a laminate main and genoa made so far and have a spinnaker on the way. They listened carefully to our needs and recommended a great sail cloth. We couldn’t have gotten more bang for our buck!-Noah Regelous (Google)
What a great experience! These boats are our babies and it’s obvious Precision Sails loves sailing. They make it easy and low stress. I can’t wait to buy another sail.-Lane Roth (Google)
Our new sails performed flawlessly. Several of our crew were seasoned Annapolis sailors, who commented on the quality of the sails and of how they seemed to improve Godspeed’s performance.-Randy Gillies
We were also impressed with your consult-measure-design process. Your sales persons were knowledgeable and helpful. As was the designer, who I spoke with several time.
We had obtained quotes at the Annapolis Boat Show from North Sails and Quantum Sails — both were more expensive than your quote for equivalent quality and options.”
We received our spinnaker and launched it yesterday and I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with it. The service we received from your company was exceptional and the quality of your product is second to none. We will certainly be return customers in the next few months to replace our main and jib sails and will recommend your company to all our sailing buddies. Once again-thank you.”-Daniel Jackson (Google)
Experts in design and customer service. Always kept me informed of the status of my sail. Sailing friends were very complimentary of the design and quality workmanship.”-Pete Klein (Facebook)
These guys stand behind their work and design. Top notch in customer service – their goal is to ensure you are happy. I recommend and will purchase from them again.”-Chris Eisenberg (Facebook)
we had good communication during the planning stages and the knowledgeable people at precision sails really got me fixed up good! The sails look and work fabulous! my boat sails better than it ever had! couldn’t be more pleased with the product AND the service!”-Fred Jelich (Facebook)
The whole staff at Precision Sails were great to work with, and very responsive to all my inquiries about measurements and design. My new main and head sail, made from the Challenge Warp Drive sailcloth, arrived earlier than promised, and fit perfectly. The workmanship is superb and the attention to detail is top notch. I would not hesitate to purchase sails from them again, and will be recommending them to my fellow sailors. Thank you, Precision Sails: 5 Stars!”-Richard Hendry (Google)
Precision Sails built a great mainsail. Everything was done as expected at a good price and a good turn around time. They were on top of each step and advised me accordingly. I will likely have them start on a head sail soon.”-David B. (Google)
Our new furling jib for a Corsair 27 Had to be specially designed due to the height of the furler, but this was accomplished quickly and in short order we had our sail which fits beautifully and has a great shape. It’s everything we could have wanted, high tech design, thoughtfully executed and affordable.”-Nancy Y. (Yelp)
Really impressed how much better the performance on my boat has been with a new mainsail from Precision. The process was great and appreciated the advice during the design stage for club racing configuration.-Carl Lingen (Facebook)
Precision sails delivered a high quality product at a very reasonable price. The sail they created is custom fit for my boat and the challenging conditions under which she will be used.-John M. (BBB)
My new warp drive tri-radial mainsail from Precision Sails exceeded my expectations. I would put their product against any of the big lofts. The quality control and attention to detail is exceptional. Fun group of sailors to work with. Highly recommended.-David Sestini (Google)
Followed advice of their design team for our Hunter Passage 42. Very happy with the increased low wind performance of our head sail.-Caleb Coggins (Google)
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