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1986 Catalina 30 Tall Rig

1986 Catalina 30 Tall Rig boat for sale

30 Tall Rig
Model Length:
30 ft
CAD $28,000
Nanaimo, BC
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Boat Description

The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats on the planet for good reason. They offer incredible value and this one is no exception. With assumable moorage in Nanaimo, you have a great base to start your adventure.

This is a roomy sailboat for its size that has a sleeping capacity of 7. Forced air diesel heat, solar charging, hot and cold pressure water, electric windlass, reliable Universal Diesel, and plenty of upgrades make for a complete package that is ready to take you cruising.

This version of the 30 has a huge companionway hatch allowing for a bright and well-ventilated interior underway. It’s no surprise that the design remained unchanged for 25 years. They sail well, are safe and it has all you need for cruising in BC.

Please call Mark Kelly at 604-218-5103 to set up a viewing.



30 ft
Beam Measure:
10,200 lbs
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Fuel Tanks#:
Fuel Tanks Capacity:
18 Gallon
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Fresh Water Tanks#:
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity:
20 Gallon
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Holding Tanks#:
Holding Tanks Capacity:
15 Gallon
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Engine #1

Inboard Direct Drive 11hp
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Catalina’s built their reputation on comfortable accommodations.

Starting in the bow there is a large split V-berth with storage below. Just aft is an adequate-sized head with a shower and a hanging locker to port with additional storage. The main salon has a dinette that converts to a double berth. The table folds up and mounts to the wall when you want some extra space. On the starboard side, there is a settee that can be used as a single berth and finally, there is another large double berth under the cockpit in the aft of the boat.

  •  All interior lights replaced with LED (New 2018)
  • Interior upholstery (New 2018)
  • Pressurized fresh water (New 2019)
  • 6 gallon hot water tank (New 2018)
  • Espar diesel forced air heater (New 2014)
  • Jabsco marine toilet (New 2015)
  • Macerator (New 2015)


Simple and functional galley with all the basic amenities for cruising the coast.

  • 2 burner propane stove with oven
  • Large refrigerator/ice box
  • Double stainless steel sink
  • Plenty of storage

On Deck

The Catalina 30 has a large cockpit and a comfortable steering station.

  • Raymarine autopilot
  • Stainless steel life lines (New 2015)
  • Cockpit cushions (New 2016)
  • Force MOB Rescue System
  • Dodger with window covers
  • Folding teak cockpit table
  • Swim ladder
  • Steering wheel pedestal with binnacle
  • Compass on Binnacle
  • Bimini top with window covers
  • Flexible solar panel
  • Lewmar electric windlass with foot pedal and cockpit controls (new 2017)
  • Chain x 75’ 5/16 galvanized with 125’ of 3/4″ rode (New 2017)
  • Bruce anchor


Basic systems with little draw on the batteries for longer periods of quiet cruising.

  • 100 amp solar panel (New 2016)
  • Enerwatt Technologies EWC 30 amp solar regulator (New 2016)
  • Battery charger
  • 4 X 12 volt batteris
  • 30 Amp shore power plug
  • Uniden VHF radio
  • Clarion Pro Audio stereo receiver with AM/FM, CD,
  • Sirius ready Interior speakers
  • Handheld VHF Radio


  • Universal M25 diesel inboard engine
  • Racor fuel filter/ water separator system (New 2018)
  • Raw water pump (New 2018)
  • Exhaust manifold (New 2015)
  • Motor mounts (New 2015)
  • Prop shaft & cutlass bearing (New 2015)
  • Prop rebuilt (2015)
  • Rule Mate 1100 GPH automatic bilge pump
  • Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit (New 2018)
  • Fuel polished (2016)
  • Spare fuel pump & filters

Rig and Sails

Tall rig to take advantage of the light airs of BC

  • Main sail (New 2014)
  • Headsail 130% (UV cover re-done 2017)
  • Running rigging (New 2015)
  • Garhauer traveller & mainsheet blocks (New 2017)
  • Adjustable backstay Headsail roller furling
  • Lazy jacks for mainsail
  • Mainsail cover
  • 4 x Lewmar self-tailing winches
  • Track for spinnaker pole on mast

Manufacturers Description

We designed the Catalina 30 to be big and comfortable.

She is designed for comfort as well as performance. The large and efficient self-bailing cockpit reflects this concept. The Catalina 30 cabin length, height, depth and especially the width permit amazingly spacious, luxurious accommodation.

She boasts a long waterline combining a wide beam and plenty of ballast so she’ll stand up to her sail. There are berths for seven, including the unique large aft double berth. Forward is a comfortable double cabin, with shelves and a large overhead hatch. Just aft is a generously proportioned head area with molded in shower pan.

The aft galley is easy and fun to use with a top-loading ice box and large double sinks. It’s out of the traffic yet open and handy. The navigation station is like those found on much larger yachts, providing storage for charts and navigation equipment.

Storage space aboard the Catalina 30 is abundant and well-planned. All shelves in both cabins have teak pin rails to keep things in place. Forward, opposite the head is a generous hanging locker and chest of drawers. Beneath all seats and berths are easily accessible compartments for larger gear and supplies.

For many, the ownership of the Catalina 30 represents the culmination of a dream to possess a comfortable, able, blue water cruising yacht.

Others appreciate the Catalina 30’s proven race-winning capability and outstanding performance.

However, if you intend to use your Catalina you can be confident she was built by those who understand the demands of the sea.

Catalina also understands your desire for a high-quality yacht that represents a sound investment.

The Catalina 30 is built with a spirit of craftsmanship that excels in the days when master boatbuilders built their vessels by hand. Our craftsmen construct the hulls and decks from alternating layers of matt, cloth and roving fibreglass. We use the finest materials available today to build our boats. We mould the gel coats and colors directly into the hull and deck. This makes the finish virtually maintenance-free. The keel concept is straightforward. We securely bolt and glass external lead ballast directly to the hull. Then we fair it carefully into the underbody for optimum performance. To suit your individual requirement, we offer the option of gasoline or diesel engines.


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.

1986 Catalina 30 Tall Rig

1986 Catalina 30 Tall Rig