Performance Cruising Yachts appointed as exclusive Australian dealer for Catalina Yachts

The team at Performance Cruising Yachts is delighted to announce that they are the new
Australian dealer for the prestigious US brand, Catalina Yachts.

Founded by Frank Butler in 1970, Catalina Yachts has always prioritised quality and value
over sheer size. Their philosophy remains unchanged: to craft exceptional boats that
exceed customer expectations. With more than 40 designs and over 60,000 boats built,
they are America’s largest sailboat builder.

COO of Catalina Yachts, Patrick Turner said: “We are delighted to appoint Performance
Cruising Yachts as the dealer for our Catalina Yachts range. We know Matt Hayes and his
team will do an incredible job representing and growing the brand in Australia that has
traditionally been a very strong market for us”.

Matt Hayes, founder and CEO of PCY, said: “We are delighted to be representing Catalina
Yachts in Australia. Catalina is a prestigious brand known for their quality, and we look
forward to working with Catalina to grow the brand.”

“Catalina is by no means a new name in Australia, with well over 300 yachts previously
sold into the country. They are a well-known and respected brand with models spread far
and wide across the country. Their range of timeless classics are renowned as being well
built with unmistakable American craftsmanship. They offer one of the highest
specification of standard inclusions amongst all brands and maintain abundant use of
solid rich timbers throughout, Corian counter tops, modern appliances and extremely
comfortable interiors” said Hayes.

The Catalina Yachts shipyard is based in Largo, Florida and produce a vast range of boats,
from the Sports Series, the Cruiser Series and the Ocean Series, featuring models from 12-
45ft. Over the years they have received a plethora of ‘Boat of the Year’ & ‘Best New Boat’
Awards across the range.

Catalina Yachts thrives in a competitive market by actively engaging with our customers and
dealers, listening attentively to their feedback. Rather than reinventing the wheel with each
new design, they blend time-tested features with innovative ideas and insights from boat
owners, ensuring a consistent product line that maintains its value over time.

The Catalina Yachts team is made up of dedicated professionals, many of whom have been
at the company for over 20 years and provide a depth of knowledge and experience that is
unparalleled in the industry. Their passion for sailing and commitment to excellence shines
through in every aspect of their operations, from design to production to customer service.
With their expertise, Catalina Yachts continues to set the standard for quality and
innovation in the sailboat industry.

The first Catalina is already on order, with the 425 due to arrive late 2024/early 2025. The
425 incorporates all the valued hallmark Catalina features; a functional spacious cockpit, a
comfortable, carefully detailed interior and all the “5 Series” features that have redefined
the Catalina brand.

To find out more about the 425, or the rest of the Catalina Yachts’ range, visit or call (02) 9281 4422.

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