26 feet




Here we have a highly spec'd Catalina 250 that completed an amazing European tour lasting 5 months during the summer, in 2018 which included France, Serbia and Greece.

The vendors that did that trip bought this boat early in 2018 with the intention of doing this trip and they spent lots of money getting it prepared for all types of sailing and motoring and for weeks aboard without marina facilities. The upgrades include adding an extra water tank, generator, two new batteries, upgraded gas stove top and a 2.3m inflatable. It will be hard to find another 26 foot yacht with as many extras as this one has. Every home comfort that the vendors bought for the trip remains on the boat and includes pots & pans, kettle, food processor. Everything left on the boat will be included with the boat.

The space inside the cabin is really impressive especially when the canopy is up which then adds a couple of extra feet of headroom. The canopy is fitted with mosquito nets all the way around so it can be left open on warm summer evenings.

This boat is sitting on a trailer with us here but PLEASE NOTE that, unfortunately, the trailer is not included with the boat.

Paperwork we are holding for this boat include:

VAT Invoice

CE Certificate

Builders Certificate

Manufacturers Statement of Origin

Import documents (2006)

Currently SSR registration expires in 2023

Full ownership paperwork – 4 owners from new including the current owner

As well as the above there are manuals and user guides for most – if not all, electrical units and instruments that are on the boat

What Cruising World have to say about the Catalina 250:

“The Catalina 250 is a flooding-water-ballast trailerable boat. There is no fixed ballast, and for tracking the boat relies on an unweighted centerboard. Righting moment comes from a flooding system that permits the double bottom of the boat to be filled with seawater, which is emptied when it comes time to leave the water and winch the vessel back onto the trailer again. There is no provision for pumping the water to the high side as is common aboard the BOC boats. There is no fixed ballast on the bottom of a fixed keel so the boat should never be sailed without the water ballast in place. When our Boat Of The Year judging team stepped aboard the 250, we found what we considered a large cockpit equipped with an outboard rudder and an outboard motor. The rig is of a masthead configuration with slides and conventional reefing on the mainsail and roller furling on the jib. The mast is stepped on deck and supported by wire rigging over single spreaders. There are no runners or movable stays to contend with. The deck-stepped rig is fairly light, both for ease of stepping and because the boat does not load the rig aggressively. It was breezy on our test sail and we reefed the mainsail. There was a minor inversion in the mast caused by mainsail leech tension in the reefed position. The interior is quite versatile for a boat this size, especially when the companionway pop top is deployed for full standing headroom below. Forward there is a small V-berth suitable for kids or stowage. Under the mast there is a circular settee facing aft with a table that converts also to a cockpit table when mounted in brackets topside. The V-berth can be made large enough for adults by removing the forward divider of the settee. This still leaves room for a couple of small kids on the balance of the settee seats. There is an enclosed head to port with a Porta Potti and a minimum galley to starboard. The icebox is in fact a removable cooler, making that picnic on the beach all the more convenient. There is also a huge double berth aft that suffers only from relatively low headroom.”

The vendors of this Catalina are very motivated sellers.

Please call us or email us with your questions and to arrange your viewing.

Thanks for looking!




Full Specification

Specification of this boat includes:


  • Orca 4-stroke, 8hp outboard engine (not shown on the boat) which was fitted in 2021
  • Sleeping for 4 people – in either the aft double, the dinette or by using the forward berth
  • Separate toilet compartment with portable chemical toilet
  • Coppercoated hull
  • Generator
  • Raymarine Dragonfly 5 GPS/fishfinder
  • Extra water tank - 160 litres can now be held in two tanks
  • 34 litres fuel capacity in three tanks
  • Twin batteries (2018)
  • Bow roller
  • Pulpit rail
  • Deck hatch
  • Swim ladder
  • Outboard bracket
  • Shore power
  • 20L portable Kookaburra camping shower
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Flare pack (expiry dates unchecked)
  • Life ring
  • Ropes, fenders, two anchors and an ensign
  • 12v/240v fridge/freezer and a cool box


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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02392 468 448 or email

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