25' 2006 Catalina 250 Water Ballasted


Last Updated: 2024-06-18

Lake Tahoe Boat...Fresh Water Only

NANCY JEAN is a family friendly trailerable pocket cruiser.   Gerry Douglas and the rest of the design team at Catalina got this right!

The ballast is 1,200 pounds of water carried in the bilge. There are 90 pounds of lead in the centerboard to overcome the buoyancy of the board. The advantage of the water ballast is that you can quickly reduce the weight of the boat down to 2,400 pounds for trailering. 

The deck is carefully sculpted, with the cabintrunk extending almost to the rail. This is great for volume below. The large cockpit opens to a convenient swim step area to port.

Below, the 250 is handsomely detailed. You can sleep four on this boat. There is a reasonably sized head to port adjacent to an equally reasonable galley to starboard. The icebox is a cooler stowed below the counter. 

The rig is a pivoting masthead sloop with swept spreaders. When we include the ballast water with the dry displacement, the SA/D is 18.45.

The profile of the Catalina 250 is quite handsome!   Given the volumetric demands, combined with trailering limits, the designers at Catalina have done a nice job keeping the profile low and the lines drawn out to avoid a stubby look. Catalina always seems to find its own look without leaning on Euro styling.

The conveniences of water ballast and trailerability make for a great weekender.

Make: Catalina
Model: 250 Water Ballasted
Year: 2006
Length: 25ft

Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type:
Located In: Point Richmond, CA

  • Category: Sail
  • Class: Cruisers
  • Keel: Centerboard
  • LOA: 25 feet
  • LWL: 21.25 feet
  • Beam: 8.5 feet
  • Min Draft: 1.67 feet
  • Max Draft: 5 feet
  • Total Engines: 1
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Mercury
  • EngineModel: Pro Kicker
  • EngineYear: 2006
  • EngineFuel: unleaded
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Aluminum
  • EngineHours: 100

  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 6 gallon
  • Fuel Tank Count: 1
  • Water Tank Capacity: 5 gallon
  • Water Tank Count: 1
  • Cabins: 1
  • Heads: 1

Additional Descriptions

Additional Information
  • Main, (2) Jibs and a spinaker with pole with all of the running rigging.
  • MERCURY Pro Kicker outboard on a lifting bracket
  • 2006 Trail Rite Two Axle Trailer
  • Full boat cover for storage

Additional Features

  • • 271.00


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

Bill Adams

Yacht & Ship Sales

415-425-5099 - mobile
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3300 Powell St., Ste 105
Emeryville, CA 94608

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