You’ve come far. The 470 will take you the rest of the way. There comes a point in a sailor ’s life where time and ability excite the desire to reach for more and more dis-tant horizons. There is also a point when experience and knowledge will define the vessel capable of reaching distant horizons. The Catalina 470 was created to answer the call of offshore passagemaking– however distant– with clearly the most impressive list of systems, construction refinements and quality of life features ever offered in a production yacht.
A level of performance, comfort and safety that effectively raises the bar for the entire cruising category.
The challenges of extended offshore cruising have been met with a display of strength, innovative design and engineering that clearly define the 470. A unique, structural fiberglass grid is bonded to the hull and pro-vides both strength for the hull and a massive founda-tion for securing bulkheads, equipment, engine and tanks. Below you’ll find a new standard of functionality and comfort:
The galley is remarkable in its use of space, and amount of cold, consumables and equipment storage. The generous deck beam is carried well aft pro-viding for an expansive cockpit with twin steering stations and large master stateroom below. The luxuri-ous main salon boasts adjustable arm chairs and deep banquet seating in soft, durable leather.
The nav station contains all necessary readouts, a swivel TV and VCR. For easy maintenance, centrally located equipment clusters offer easy access to all pumps, valves and filters. A washer/dryer combination is sensibly located in the shower area of the for-ward head. At every turn, equipment and systems have been engineered to the most demanding bluewater specifications: The first ever articulated traveler rotates fore and aft, spreading the load evenly over bearing surfaces for smoother main sheet handling and more precise trimming.
Custom cheek blocks and raised genoa tracks guide sheets straight aft to large, powerful winches. And a powerful, double spreader rig and generous sail plan are balanced to deliver a remark-able combination of high performance and ease of handling. The Catalina 470 embodies all that is essential to safe passagemaking and all that is desired in performance, function, comfort and luxury.
All three interior layouts are available with the following options on the Starboard side of the Main Cabin:
- Settee with storage or fuel tank below
- Settee convertible to double dinette
- Two swivel lounge chairs with table
Everywhere you look, design solutions that elevate the cruising experience.
Comfortable, forward-facing NAV station with ample space for electronic displays, main and distribution panels and a swiveling TV/VCR combination.
A practical combination washer/dryer located forward in the shower area of forward head. Custom engineered cheek blocks and unique, raised genoa tracks guide sheets straight to chrome bronze Lewmar 66 winches. An electric main-sheet, main halyard and winch are standard. Integral navigation instrument housings are at the fore and aft ends of the cockpit table.
The aft housing accommodates a plotter/radar within easy reach of the helmsman. Full-feature galley with microwave oven, 3-burner L.P. stove with oven and a hood with exhaust fan vented to the exterior. A large deep dry food and pot locker is forward of the stove. Dual-entry, refrigerated storage is divided into freezer and refrigeration compartments. Anchor windlass with a vertical capstan and chain gypsy facilitates primary and secondary anchors. Separate, deep lockers will accommodate the anchor rodes required for cruising.
Twin steering stations permit unrestricted visibility on all points of sail and unencumbered transom access. Large cockpit with two -leaf table, ample seating and foot brace bar accommodate heavy weather sailing and leisurely outdoor dining with equal efficiency. For those knowledgeable and experienced sailors, the 470 will open a whole world of possibilities. She is as confident and at home at sea– as those who sail her will be. And she possesses all those qualities that over a quarter-century of boat building has taught us are valued most.