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Price: $5,900
Brand: Catalina
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1981
Length: 27 ft.
Name: Diversion
Location: Buffalo, NY


Hull Type:

 Fin w/spade rudder

Rig Type:

 Masthead Sloop


 26.83' / 8.18m


 21.75' / 6.63m


 8.83' / 2.69m

Listed SA:

 342 ft2 / 31.77 m2

Draft (max.)

 4.00' / 1.22m

Draft (min.)



 6850 lbs./ 3107 kgs.


 2700 lbs. / 1225 kgs.

Sail Area/Disp.1:







 Frank Butler/ Bob Finch


 Catalina Yachts (USA)



Bal. type:


First Built:


Last Built:


# Built:




 34.00' / 10.36m


 11.25' / 3.43m


 28.67' / 8.74m


 10.50' / 3.20m










 191.25 ft2 / 17.77 m2


 150.52 ft2 / 13.98 m2

Sail Area (100% fore+main triangles):

  341.77 ft2 / 31.75 m2

Sail Area/Disp.2:


Est. Forestay Length.:

 35.81' / 10.92m


SAILS: 155% (2014), 130%, 110% Dacron

Mainsail-Dacron 4-years old

Wire to rope halyards

New standing rigging 2014

Sheets and lines

Whisker pole

Boom vang

Velocitek Prostart w/Knot meter Compass

Bulk head compass

VHF radio

Tiller steering

Tiller cover

Mainsail cover

Cabin top adjustable traveler

Boarding gates P&S

SS bow and stern pulpits

Anchor locker

Anchor and rode


Transom mounted swim ladder

Dinette model interior

Blue interior cushions

Ice Box

Marine toilet with holding tank

Manual bilge pump-rebuilt 2016

Ablative bottom paint

Varnished bright work

Atomic 4 gas engine-electronic ignition


Battery charger

Battery selector switch

110 v shore power w/cord

110v power outlets below

Navigation lights

Reading lights

Lots of storage areas

Standing headroom below

Teak hanging locker

Berths for 6

2-Winch handles

Dock lines and fenders

Safety gear-life sling, flares, life jackets, horn

3-Fire Extinguishers

Steel storage Cradle

Always fresh water

Ready to sail away

Broker’s comments: 

“Diversion”- 1981 Catalina 27-

Catalina 27s have been sailed from the mainland US to Bermuda  and the Caribbean and have also carried out globe circumnavigations.[5]

In a 2002 review of the design as a used boat, Sail magazine writer John Kretschmer noted: "you don't buy a Catalina 27 for the craftsmanship, you buy it to have fun on the water ... One of the most surprising features of the 27 is how nicely it sails. The boat is fairly well balanced, and according to several owner reports, thrives upwind in moderate conditions. He concluded, "The Catalina 27 didn't become one of the most popular boats ever built without good reason. It offers good sailing, comfortable accommodations, one-design fleets and active owners groups.

Always a fresh water boat. The reliable Atomic 4 gas inboard engine and nicely maintained teak wood work are just some of the features you’ll notice on this boat. The bottom is smooth and fair, the sails are in great shape and the price makes Diversion a must see for the bargain buyer. Look at all the gear that goes with this boat, it’s ready to get you out sailing without the huge investment.

Located at our Marina in Buffalo, NY. Contact RCR Yachts listing broker, Rick Lenard, CPYB


A great starter boat!

Located at RCR Yachts Buffalo Marina

284 Fuhrmann Blvd

Buffalo, NY 14203

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Rick Lenard, CPYB - Sales & Brokerage

Buffalo, NY


Phone: 716-856-6314

After a long career in the fine jewelry business, Rick came to RCR in 2003 with a lifetime affection for boats and people. A native of WNY, he has owned a variety of crafts over the years and has successfully raced them all. He has also chartered numerous times all over the US & Caribbean. Rick is a CPYB and a 4 time winner of Beneteau’s prestigious Top Gun contest for sales excellence and is a two time Commodore of the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club Also, only recipient of the BHSC Trident award for over 35 years of service to the club. Rick resides in Williamsville, NY with his wife Terry and 3 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Louie, Barney & Cosmo.