My wife and I bought at 1987 Catalina 30
, mk II in 2000 for $29,500. It was in good condition but it was lightly equipped. It had not been raced before. The diesel engine
had 300 hours on it. We sold it in 2007 for $27,000. The engine had around 650 hours on it when we sold it.
We spent around $12,000 to $24,000 a year. This includes for membership
at Edgewater Yacht Club, repair services, maintenance
, outside winter storage
, dockage, race fees
and drink for the crew, insurance
, and upgrades to the boat. Big items were replacing a bulkhead that split during a race
($4,500), new mast
step ($3,000), restoring the surface fiberglass
in the cockpit
($4,000), sound system ($3,000), sails
($3,500), safety gear
($2,500), new prop shaft/cutlass bearing ($1,000), electronics
($1,000). The boat was in better shape when we sold it than when we bought it.
We sailed the boat in fair weather
and foul, including in winds over 30 knots and waves over 6 feet. We raced twice a week from May to October.
We are shopping
for our next sailboat. I want a cruiser/racer that is a little bigger. Costs go up with size....