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1988 Catalina 30

Madisonville, Louisiana


Designed by Frank Butler as a performance cruiser, this vessel is equally at home racing around the lake or cruising the coast. This Catalina 30 is the Tall Rig model.  The taller mast means more sail area and better performance.  She boasts a comfortable deck as well as spacious accommodations, WITH A/C.  The Catalina 30 offers more boat inside and out than most production sailing sloops and it's why she remains so popular. With 6'4" interior head room she makes even tall sailors comfortable. All lines lead to the cockpit for ease of single handing. A large bimini top, pedestal steering, and a swim ladder, make her a joy whether at sea, at anchor, or at dock. She has LOW ENGINE HOURS, a NEW headsail, NEW interior cushions, and NEW opening port lights.  She also has a spinnaker!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Moonshadow
Make: Catalina
Model: 30
Year: 1988
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Frank Butler
Construction: Fiberglass
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 30 ft
Length Overall: 30 ft
Waterline Length: 25 ft
Beam: 10'10 ft
Max Draft: 5'3 ft
Displacement: 10,200 lb
Bridge Clearance: 47'11 ft
Ballast: 4,200 lb
Single Berths: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: M25
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1988
  • Engine Hours: 800


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity:


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


Menette Burns
Whelton Marine Brokerage


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

The accommodations of the Catalina 30 were well planned for cruising or weekend entertaining.

Port side L-shaped dinette
NEW blue upholstery
Teak table that lowers to convert to a double berth
Bookshelves port and starboard
Louvered, enclosed cabinets to port and starboard
6'3" headroom
Starboard settee
New opening portlights port and starboard
Teak companionway inserts
Navigation table to starboard
Bookshelf above nav table
Louvered cabinet below nav table
Teak overhead hand rails
Force 10 gimbaled 3 burn stove with oven
Double Stainless Steel Sinks
Pressure water
Large, below sink storage cabinet
Storage shelf
Upper storage cabinet
(5) teak stowage drawers
White laminate counter tops
Insulated ice box
New opening portlight

Forward Cabin:
Full size V-Berth
Natural light
Opening overhead hatch
Teak trim
New blue upholstery
(5) teak storage drawers

Quarter Berth:
Double size berth
New Blue Upholstery

Stainless steel sink with pressure water
Mirrored storage cabinet
White laminate vanity
JABSCO manual head
Teak hand hold
Opening overhead hatch
Opening port light
Sails & Rigging
Battened, Dacron mainsail
Sunbrella mainsail cover
NEW Jib (135%), North Sails
Roller furler
Spinnaker pole
Deck-stepped mast
Masthead rig
Single upper shrouds
Single spreader
Double lower shrouds
Split backstay
(2) Lewmar #40 two-speed, self-tailing winches
(1) Lewmar #15 two-speed, self-tailing winch
(1) Lewmar #7 single-speed, self-tailing winch
Cabin top mounted traveller
Halyards led to cockpit
Deck & Hull
Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
Double life lines with port & starboard gates
Teak cabin-top handrails
Bow, midship, and aft mooring cleats
Anchor well for rode & chain
Dual offset anchor rollers
(3) Cockpit and transom lockers
(3) Opening hatches
NEW Opening port lights
Fixed hull port lights
Non-skid deck Bottom job 3 year ago with Trinidad paint
The cockpit is big enough for crew, with seats long enough to stretch out for a nap at anchor. The seat backs are set at a good angle for comfortable sitting while sailing or at dock.
Pedestal wheel
Lighted Ritchie compass
Teak folding cockpit table
Cockpit cushions
Teak hatch inserts for companionway
Sunbrella bimini on stainless steel frame
Large cockpit lockers starboard, port, and aft
Emergency steering
Stainless steel swim ladderage
Winch handle holders
Engine & Mechanical
25 HP Universal
New Water pump 2019 New Heat exchanger 2019
Easy access
Electric, automatic bilge pump
VHF radio  Garmin 541 S chart plotter Raymarine depth meter Raymarine wind meter Raymarine autopilot
Marine reverse air system (heat & cool)
Running lights, steaming, & anchor lights
Cabin lights
30 amp power and cord

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