When I founded Catalina Yachts in 1970, my goal was not to become the largest sailboat builder in the United States. — Frank Butler, President of Catalina Yachts
My goal was, and still is to build good boats that are a good value for our customers. accomplishing this requires planning, efficient manufacturing (a part of the process I particularly enjoy) and well-designed boats.
I believe Catalinas do well in a very competitive market, because they are the result of listening carefully to our customers and dealers. When we design a new boat, we don´t try to reinvent the wheel each time. We incorporate proven features with new ideas and a lot of boatowners´ suggestions.