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1985 Chris-Craft Catalina

Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi


The Chris Craft 280 Catalina was designed to meet the demand for a small family cruiser. Created with ease of maintenance and passenger comfort. The single-level cabin is arranged with the galley and head aft next to the companionway where they are convenient to the cockpit. For added convenience the generator provides power while cruising. The engine was completely over hauled in 2018 The cabin windows are large and provide excellent visibility and sea breeze ventilation. For ease of handling the side decks are wide, there is good  engine access and a swim platform. As an inexpensive entry level cruiser, this boat offer excellent value and it comes with a three-axel aluminum trailer. 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $12,500
Boat Name: Caribbean Missed
Make: Chris-Craft
Model: Catalina
Year: 1985
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 28 ft
Length Overall: 28'11 ft
Beam: 10'9 ft
Max Draft: 2'5 ft
Bridge Clearance: 8'6 ft
Dry Weight: 7,000 lb
Single Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercruiser
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Type: Inboard
Cruising Speed: 17 kn
Maximum Speed: 25 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 25 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity:


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers


Chris Roth
Whelton Marine Brokerage


Whelton Marine
700 Mariner's Plaza Drive, Ste 707
Mandeville, Louisiana, US, 70448

  • Forward V-Berth w/Storage
  • Convertible Sofa Seating/Over-Under Bunks
  • Convertible Dinette Seating w/Table
  • Galley w/2-Burner Electric Stove, Norcold Refrigerator, Outlets, Abundant Storage & Sink w/Cutting Board
  • Enclosed Head w/Shower, Sink & Storage
Mechanical & Electrical
  • Mercruiser 300hp Gas Engine (4 Hours SMOH)
  • 5 Gallon Hot Water Heater
  • Bilge Pumps
  • Bilge Blower
  • 30 Amp Shore Power
  • Battery Charger
  • Onan 3kW Generator (Hours Unknown/1988 model)

Hull & Deck
  • Bow Pulpit w/Rails
  • Fiberglass Deck
  • Bow Fender Holders
  • Cockpit Teak Railing
  • Cockpit Rod Holders
  • Teak Swim Platform w/Fold-away Swim Ladder
  • Forward Deck Hatch
  • Engine Room Access
Helm & Electronics
  • iCOM VHF Radio
  • Compass
  • Lowrance X65 Depth
  • Garmin GPSmap 182C
  • Horn
  • Audible Alarms
  • Hour-meter, Fuel, Engine Gauges
  • Trim Tabs
  • Helm & Companion Seats
  • Hardtop
  • Windshield Wipers
  • 2000 Hi-Tech Marine Aluminum Triple Axle Trailer (Brakes inoperable)

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