Catalina Hall of Fame

The Catalina Cruisers Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize the sailing achievements of Catalina Owners who have made notable voyages and turned their cruising dreams into reality.

These capable sailors demonstrate to us that a spirit of adventure and the right boat can take you a long way. Your nominations to the Cruisers Hall of Fame are welcome.

View all the 2009 inductees – CLICK HERE

The Circumnavigation of the “Anja K” Catalina 42
Sailed by: The Richards Family

The Richards’ family (Don, Anja, Keith,13 and Katherine,11) left Adelaide, South Australia, in June 1998 on board their Catalina 42 Mk II #510. They traveled up the East Coast of … Read More


The Voyage of the “Red Thread” Catalina/Morgan 440
Sailed by: Glenn & Pam Maddox

Our first boat was the Catalina 27, then the 310, 350 and now the 440. The hardest part was leaving all our things – jobs, family and friends. We took our girls, MeiLing (1) and.. Read More


 The Circumnavigation of the “Patriot” Catalina 36
Sailed by: Craig Mortensen

Catalina 36 Patriot and her skipper Craig Mortensen returned from their circumnavigation on June 29, 2007. They departed San Diego on April 1, 2003, making the 3000-mile crossing to… Read More


The Circumnavigation of the “Hippos Camp”Catalina Morgan 43
Sailed by: The Eustache Family

In November 1990 Dominique and Carole left Long Beach with their 2-1/2 year old daughter Chloe. Crossing the Pacific, their son Jules wasborn in Papeete in 1991 and lift… Read More


The Voyage of the “Annie Laurie” Catalina 470
Sailed by: John MacDougall

The Trans-Atlantic sail on the Catalina 470 Annie Laurie, by owner John MacDougall was “wonderful!” The crew included John, his sister, Laurie and a mutual friend.. Read More


The Voyage of the “Last Resort” Catalina 470
Sailed by Richard & Sharon Drechsler

In 2006, after Richard survived Stage 3 cancer, we decided to pursue our dream of cruising. We purchased the “Last Resort” just before we shoved off for Mexico. After stops in San Diego, Oceanside… Read More