The Catalina 355 was introduced was introduced at the Uniteed States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland. The Catalina 355 and all 5 Series yachts evolved by taking advantage of many of the proven and robust construction details included with all their larger models from the recent past. However there were many innovations that defined all 5 Series Catalina yachts.
A short list includes:
- Strike Zone & Watertight collision bulkhead
- Dedicated 5th part structural grid
- Deep Defense rudder system
- T-Beam mast step system
- Ball N Socket chain plate system
- Teak interiors
- Lead keels
For a more detailed examination of the world class construction of all the 5 Series yachts please click on this link.
For a complete chronological history of the introduction of all Catalina models click on this link