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Performance Cruising Yachts appointed dealer for Catalina Yachts

The team at Performance Cruising Yachts have announced that they are the new Australian dealer for the prestigious US brand, Catalina Yachts.

Founded by Frank Butler in 1970, Catalina Yachts has always prioritised quality and value over sheer size. Their philosophy remains unchanged: to craft exceptional boats that exceed customer expectations. With more than 40 designs and over 60,000 boats built, they are America’s largest sailboat builder.

COO of Catalina Yachts, Patrick Turner said: “We are delighted to appoint Performance Cruising Yachts as the dealer for our Catalina Yachts range. We know Matt Hayes and his team will do an incredible job representing and growing the brand in Australia that has traditionally been a very strong market for us”.

Matt Hayes, founder and CEO of PCY, said: “We are delighted to be representing Catalina Yachts in Australia. Catalina is a prestigious brand known for their quality, and we look forward to working with Catalina to grow the brand.”

Catalina 425

Catalina 385

“Catalina is by no means a new name in Australia, with well over 300 yachts previously sold into the country. They are a well-known and respected brand with models spread far and wide across the country. Their range of timeless classics are renowned as being well built with unmistakable American craftsmanship. They offer one of the highest specification of standard inclusions amongst all brands and maintain abundant use of solid rich timbers throughout, Corian counter tops, modern appliances and extremely comfortable interiors” said Hayes.

The Catalina Yachts shipyard is based in Largo, Florida and produce a vast range of boats, from the Sports Series, the Cruiser Series and the Ocean Series, featuring models from 12- 45ft. Over the years they have received a plethora of ‘Boat of the Year’ & ‘Best New Boat’ Awards across the range.

Catalina Yachts thrives in a competitive market by actively engaging with our customers and dealers, listening attentively to their feedback. Rather than reinventing the wheel with each new design, they blend time-tested features with innovative ideas and insights from boat owners, ensuring a consistent product line that maintains its value over time.

Catalina 315 interior

Catalina 355 interior

Catalina 425 interior

The Catalina Yachts team is made up of dedicated professionals, many of whom have been at the company for over 20 years and provide a depth of knowledge and experience that is unparalleled in the industry. Their passion for sailing and commitment to excellence shines through in every aspect of their operations, from design to production to customer service.

With their expertise, Catalina Yachts continues to set the standard for quality and innovation in the sailboat industry.

The first Catalina is already on order, with the 425 due to arrive late 2024/early 2025. The 425 incorporates all the valued hallmark Catalina features; a functional spacious cockpit, a comfortable, carefully detailed interior and all the “5 Series” features that have redefined the Catalina brand.

To find out more about the 425, or the rest of the Catalina Yachts’ range, visit or call 02 9281 4422