Cruising World Magazine’s Boat of the Year
Overall Boat of the Year
“It’s a major upgrade from anything they’ve ever built. I think it’s not only significantly bigger, but better than anything they’ve done.”
– Cruising World Magazine
Sail Magazine’s Best Boat
Best Large Monohull 51ft and Above Winner & Best Systems Winner
“In the eyes of our panel of judges, the reason the new Catalina 545 stood out as this year’s best large monohull is because of the way its collection of engineering and design features all worked together to result in a truly outstanding vessel. Beyond that, although the company is including the new flagship in its 5-Series, Catalina fans will immediately notice some eyebrow-raising differences between it and the rest of the line.”
“Put simply, the boat not only has all those same systems today’s sailors have come to expect, but they are all both admirably well laid out and provided with excellent access points for maintenance and easier servicing down the road—a design consideration that can be as important as the installations themselves.”
– Sail Magazine
Length Overall: 56′ 2″
Length of Hull: 53’6″
Length at Waterline: 50’6″
Distance from Waterline to Masthead: 74’6″
Bulb Keel: 6’3″
Ballast: 14,000 lbs
Approximate Lightship Disp.: 36,000 lbs
Displacement / Length: 153
Sail Area / Displacement: 20
Ballast Ratio: 36%
Total with 100% Foretriangle: 1350 ft2
TANKS & CAPACITIES
Water: Potable 225 gal.
Sanitary Holding Tanks: Total 60 gal.
Fuel: 130 gal.