Sleek fast and fun

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

outboard 3 to 6 hp 37%

Designer: Builder:

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

Catalina Design Team

Catalina Yachts

1985-present

portable portable

Approx. trailering wgt.: 3,100 lbs.

The Capri 22 was designed to be a light, fast family boat with an emphasis on daysailing and fleet local racing. One main parameter in conceiving the Capri line was to produce a very well-finished boat for a reasonable price. One result is that both hull and deck have neat and easy-to-clean fiberglass liners. Another result is that when the boat first came off the line in 1985, the base price was a mere $6,000. The company must have done something right; now, more than 25 years later, the boat is still selling—last time we looked, at a base price under $17,000, including some major design updates (new deck profile flared across the stern, wider cockpit curves for crew comfort during and after sailing). Two keel configurations are available: a fin of 650 pounds and 4' 0" draft, or a wing of 700 pounds and 2' 8" draft. (Note ballast was 800 pounds on earlier boats, but less on later production.) Best features: Her PHRF of 201 puts her in the "fast" category along with the Beneteau, a comp. Active fleets in most parts of the United States can make life more fun and interesting for owners who seek camaraderie. Worst features: Accommodations are very basic, and headroom is low vs. comps.

Avg.

Max.

Motion

Space

No. of

Head-

Comps

LOD

Beam

MinDr

Displ

Bllst

SA/D

D/L

PHRF

Speed

Index

Index

Berths

room

Capri 22

22' 0"

8' 0"

2' 8"

2,150

800

22.0

120

201

6.0

10.0

301

4

3' 9"

Cal 22

22' 0"

7' 9"

2' 10"

2,275

950

20.6

135

234

5.9

11.3

314

4

4' 6"

Beneteau First 235 (22)

21' 8"

8' 2"

2' 2"

2,310

810

24.2

123

192

6.0

10.2

393

4

5' 4"

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