Small boats. Right parts. Fine service. Since 1968.
|Length||12 ′ 9 ″|
|Sail Area||65 sq ft|
Jump in a Catalina Expo 12.5 and sail away in seconds. It's no hassle, low maintenance, and all about convenience and fun!
So easy to beach; her sail rolls up in seconds.
Her foot well is deep and wide, so you're not sitting with your knees in your chest, and its rounded-edge is kind to the back of your legs when you are hiking out. The well extends forward and aft, all the way to the back of the boat, so there's plenty of room for you and a friend. There's also a seat across the cockpit, a handy place for a child.
Her sail rig is especially user-friendly. Not only is her Hoyt boom angled, providing more headroom as you move aft, she has a SmartRig: her sail rolls up in seconds, much like a window shade, so you can easily adjust it to any size and keep her under control. Always. And her strong, carbon fiber mast means power, but it's tapered, which puts even less weight up high and allows it to flex in a gust, so you capsize less. And with a SmartRig, you just plunk the lightweight mast into the hole, tie one line, and you're ready to go. No cables, no halyards, no fuss. And in no time at all.
Her water entry is sleek, a deep V, and her hull widens out quickly to a hard chined, flat section aft putting stability under you and helping her accelerate quickly (plane), while providing easy and predictable handling, no matter which direction you're going.
Rounded fiberglass everywhere with no crevices to collect dirt. Even her daggerboard and rudder blade are a fiberglass composite. No wood means no varnishing. Ever. Her sail is durable Dacron and when her SmartRig is rolled up, UV resistant panels on the outer edges of her sail protect the colored Dacron from the sun. It's like having a sail cover built in.
White hull with two-tone, gray and white deck, with your choice of ice blue, lime, pink, or red sail. All sails are edged in white UV cloth.
Boats in stock. Sail selection varies.
The Pontiac Yacht Club hosts open races for small boats.
Visit Catalina Yachts to learn more about the Expo 12.5.
NOTE: The Expo 12.5 from Avon Sailboats includes upgrades, like the UV protected sail. Dealers' standards vary.
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