Catalina 16.5 Keel

The Catalina 16.5 boasts a big roomy cockpit, and large storage locker forward, making for ideal family outings. The 16.5 is available in two keel designs. The Centerboard model features a powerful sailplan, balanced by the stable hull form and fiberglass centerboard and rudder. Adjustable hiking straps, tiller extension, adjustable outhaul, and sheet bag are all standard equipment. The Keel model is perfect for storing the boat on a mooring or dock most of the season. A molded-in sealed bilge sump is included. The high aspect keel is cast lead and attached with stainless steel keel bolts.


Standard Equipment


Length Overall:5.44 m 17′ 10″
Beam:2.13 m 6′ 12″
Draft - Wing Keel:.91 m 2′ 12″
Keel Material:Lead
Displacement - Wing Keel:650 lbs 295 kg
Sail Area:13.38 m2 144 ft2
Bridge Clearance:6.95 m 22′ 10″

Sails & Rigging

  • Mainsail, Dacron White
  • Boom Vang, Adjustable
  • Jib, Dacron White UV Protection Leach and Foot
  • Cunningham
  • Stainless Steel Standing Rigging
  • Dacron Running Rigging
  • Adjustable Outhaul
  • Barney Post with Ratchet Cam Cleat
  • Roller Furling Jib with Furler Unit
  • Anodized Mast and Boom

Deck Features

  • Adjustable Hiking Straps
  • Self-Bailing Cockpit
  • Molded-in Non-skid Surface
  • Forward Storage Compartment


  • Five Year Gel Coast Blister Protection * (2)
  • Flotation
  • Trailer Bow Eye
  • Fiberglass Composite Kick-Up Rudder
  • One Piece Fiberglass Hull, White
  • One Piece Fiberglass Deck, White
  • Tiller Extension

Optional Equipment

  • Roller Furling Gear For Jib Sail with UV Protection Leach & Foot
  • Kick-up Rudder
  • Boat Cover
  • Whisker Pole
  • Flotation Panel, removeable: mainsail
  • Pkg. A Colored Sails & Graphics (Red/White/Blue)
  • Pkg. B Colored Sails & Graphics (Blue/Yellow)
  • White Sail D with Graphics Pkg. A, B
  • Outboard Bracket
  • Trailer for Keel Version
  • Swans Safety Package for Keel
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