FIRST ON BOATBOUND!! AERIAL DRONE VIDEO OPTION! ask for details! The Catalina 30' is an inductee into the American Sail Boat Hall of Fame(that in it of itself means a lot) and is the most popular sail boat ever built. The Meridian is a large, heavy and very stable sailboat. She weighs over 10,200 lbs and is designed to be a pleasure cruiser but can also handle the blue water. She cuts through the swell very nicely and with vigor when properly balanced. Her cockpit has a courtesy folding table and cup holders for convenience. The Bimini connects to the dodger and creates a really nice shaded cockpit if desired. There is a fishing pole holder attached to her stern pulpit and a trolling fishing pole and lure, so we will sail and fish at the same time. Her cabin is ample and you can stand upright without hitting your head on the ceiling. Onboard head(toilet(liquids only)) for convenience and excellent v-berth for that after sail nap! The boat comes with a cooler of drinks like water, sodas and a 12 pack of mexican beer as a courtesy. Three kayaks are also included and snorkeling equipment in case you'd like to jump in water when back in the marina!
A waterproof GoPro digital camera is available so you can have pictures/videos in or out of the water. Bring your memory card to save media on for easy departure.
Catalina 30 is the highest produced 30' sail boat ever made. The vessel is large and heavy with the largest beam (more width means deeper and more spacious cabin) of it's class. The Meridian is wheeled steering, has auto pilot for the longer route courses, onboard microwave, stove, ice box, tv, head (toilet for ladies and liquids only, men go in the water) She is sturdy and reliable and due to her mass, she cuts though the swell like a warm knife through butter. There are also three kayaks and snorkeling gear for two (snorkeling gear for more can be made available with advance notice) these extra toys available at no additional charge. She can excellently serve as a day cruiser or a weekend trip to Catalina or long weekly charters to the Channel Islands. There is also a troll fishing gear to drag a lure while sailing!
You wont need wind to have a great time with Dick on this trip! We had hoped for wind but the wind did not come! That did not keep our family from having a REALLY great trip. The boat is awesome, the slip was easy to get to and get on and off the boat and Dick is a great person- he really helped make the day special for our 2 little kids as well as my parents. Because of lack of wind, we motored around, saw seals, caught my sons sneaker that found its way overboard and simply enjoyed the weather and the company. We had an amazing surprise in the afternoon- a humpback whale on our trip feeding that we watched for almost an hour. Thanks again Dick- hope to be boating again with you soon!
Wow!! Too much to put in 500 characters but captain Dick was amazing! Made my girlfriends birthday so much fun! And not only was he professional and nice but he became a friend of ours for sure!!
Definitely going to be a return customer and recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome sailin experience!
Dick was an amazing captain!! He made sure all of us were comfortable and well taken care of. Great captain, great personality, perfect day!
We all had a great time and will be sailing with Dick again. Such fun experience for everyone. Had a great time swimming and relaxing on the boat. We even learned a thing or two about sailing as well. Will definitely schedule another trip out with Dick again.
Great guy! Fun and professional. Everything we were looking for and more than we expected. Great convos and advice redarding sailing and real estate!
We had a fabulous time with Dick! We went for a dip and sailed along wonderfully! We will definitely do it again.
I can't say enough about how awesome this sail was. Dick was very professional and personable. This was my first time sailing and he did everything to make my sail as enjoyable as possible. Dick is very knowledgable about the sea and sailing. His boat was very clean. He is comfortable to let you take the helm while he adjusts the sails. He allows you be as hands on or relaxed as you want to be. Once we were back on shore Dick relaxed with us and wound the day down with beverages and conversation. I am looking forward to another sail with him very soon. I suggest a sail with Captain Dick soon! You won't be disappointed.
Had a wonderful experience with Dick on his Catalina 30. He was great with communication and made sure we had the experience we expected. He was very knowledgeable about the area and sailing to make us feel comfortable on our excursion. Beautiful trip. He also prepare steak, sausage, and salads at the end of the trip and allowed us to use his kayaks around the marina. Great experience! Highly recommended!
Dick was very knowledgable of the local area and handled the Meridian so smoothly, he was alway confident and kept my family and I feeling safe but at the same time having fun. The kids asked to see animals and dolphins and he know to sail down the main channel since the sea lions like to lay on the buoys. I really needed this to help my decision process of buying a sail boat and this really helped the cause. We opted for the barbeque at the slip and his skills put a local steak houses in the back seat, we had a blast on the water and ate well on the same day.