One step up from her little sister

outboard 3 to 6 hp 28%

Catalina Design Team

Catalina Yachts

1985-present

portable portable

Min./max. draft: Bridge clearance: Power: B/D ratio:

outboard 3 to 6 hp 28%

Designer: Builder:

Years produced: Sail area: Fuel tankage: Water tankage:

Catalina Design Team

Catalina Yachts

1985-present

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 2,300 lbs.

The Capri 18 is one step up from her little sister, the Capri 16. Whether it is worth spending roughly 40% more (new) to gain two feet of length and 150 more pounds of displacement is up to the customer. Best features: She sleeps only two— perhaps a plus on a boat this small—and on a very big double berth, when the two filler cushions are in place. Foam flotation is standard. Worst features: Low headroom, and the fact that she sleeps only two adults (plus two children forward), may deter some potential buyers (but the "children's berth" is an ideal place to store personal gear when two are cruising). The lead ballast wing keel with a 2' 3" draft, which was an option early in the boat's production history but later was made standard, will make retrieving at a ramp more difficult than with the wingless 2' 0" fin keel, but won't much improve her so-so performance to weather. The mainsheet lead is poor, and there's no provision for a boom vang.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head

Comps

LOD Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Alerion Express Cat 19

19' 2" 8' 6"

1' 2"

1,450

450

34.3

121

NA

5.6

7.1

313

2

3' 6"

Capri 18

18' 0" 7' 7"

2' 0"

1,500

425

18.9

149

NA

5.4

9.0

248

2

3' 6"

ETAP 20

19' 10" 7' 6"

1' 6"

1,500

441

21.4

136

NA

5.5

8.8

278

4

4' 0"

Windrose 5.5 (1.8)

18' 0" 8' 0"

2' 3"

1,500

500

18.6

163

288

5.4

8.7

228

4

3' 9"

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