Perfect small sloop to sight see the San Juans.
Want to get out and cruise the San Juans? Meet the Bubble Tub! She's a Catalina 22, which have been continually recognized as one of the best-designed sailboats in the world. No wonder that it's the most popular sailboat ever built. She is a perfect combination of comfort and reliability. The pop-top feature makes the cabin feel like she's much larger than 22ft, and yet with her compact size she is very manageable. It also makes finding dock space a breeze! I have lovingly restored this 1978 model to modern standards, and comes with everything needed for a comfortable cruise around the San Juans (in addition to USCG required safety equipment). Extras includes:
- 6HP Mercury Outboard Engine
- Inflatable 9ft dinghy (3-person capacity)
- Garmin Striker 4 Depth / Sonar / Fish Finder / GPS
- Handheld VHF
- iPad with iNavX software
- 2 outlets w/ USB charging capabilities
- Bluetooth speaker
- Paper Charts of San Juans
- San Juan Cruising Guide Book
- Anchor, chain, 100' rode
- Camping Stove
- Buddy Heater interior propane heater
- Fishing rods and tackle (*WA State license required)
During the winter months (Oct - March) I have her on a trailer, so I will be able to setup / takedown the rig at the Squalicum Harbor (Bellingham). During the summer (April - Sept) she will be in the water at the harbor. I'm happy to give an orientation of all her systems.
I love cruising planning and have visited a lot of places out in the islands, so I'm happy to put together a suggested itinerary for you based on your timeline and preferences.
Bring yourselves, provisions, and your personal gear. Everything else is already on board!