Premier Marine is pleased to offer this incredible Chris Craft Catalina 34, which is an all new model in the centre console range by Chris Craft.
The Chris Craft Catalina 34 is now the largest of the centre console fishing boats in the catalina range. It features all the amenities you are looking for in a fishing boat with all the style and appeal you expect from a Chris Craft.
The Chris Craft Catalina 34 has lines that are graceful, just as you’d expect from a builder with a 150-plus year history of designing and producing beautiful boats. Sporting a substantial and bold look, the Chris Craft Catalina 34’s aggressive stance is enhanced by a sheer line that runs flat and then rises smoothly to the bow, which has copious flare for keeping things dry. Her entry is also aggressive, but its curvy profile doesn’t detract from the rest of the boat’s elegance. Twenty-one degrees of transom deadrise greatly enhances offshore performance in choppy conditions.
Some fishing clues you may notice are the line of inset transom rod holders, or maybe the opening tuna door set into the starboard topsides. Sure, the tuna door can also be used to gracefully usher guests aboard just as much as to boat a yellowfin, but let’s stay on track. LED cockpit lights, fish lockers, and expansive fish-finding displays at the helm are other hints at this boat’s underlying angling DNA.
You will love the amenities in the cockpit including an option for a galley with an electric grill, a ceramic cooktop, microwave oven, refrigerator, freezer, and sink, providing a plush platform for a wide variety of activities, ranging from day cruising to creek-crawling, and island-hopping to offshore exploration.
To cater to the entertaining and fun end of those activities, the Catalina 34 has lots of room and seating on deck, much of which is convertible in nature, meaning you can put much of it away when you don’t need it or spring it into action when you do. Take the seating setup in the aft cockpit, for example. A long, thickly cushioned bench sits aft across the transom, but seats on both sides of it pop up from under the gunwale to create a U-shaped lounge.
A folding teak table can be set in the middle of this seating setup to create a dinette. Speaking of dining, this area just happens to be situated right behind that aforementioned galley area, which should make creating afternoon picnics or preparing evening happy hour snacks a breeze. An awning pulls aft out of the center-console hardtop pipework to shade this area—a nice touch. Also well done are the numerous stainless-steel hand holds situated just about anywhere you’d need one.
The bow seating area also is highly convertible. The forward end of the center-console unit forms a wide, forward-facing sun lounge, and an upholstered, U-shaped seating area is set into the bow. Pop in a table, which is cleverly stowed under lounge, and you’ve got a dinette. Use the table as an insert, drop in an insert cushion, and you’ve got a huge sun pad. It’s a clever setup.
Under the console via a door in its port side is a small cabin setup with a forward berth for weekend overnighters or mid-day naps underway, a washbasin, and a head. You’ll find no vast expanses of shiny white gelcoat down here—instead there’s rich wood cabinetry and trim, thick teak steps, and tons of natural light thanks to four portlights, one of which opens to provide ventilation (forward). The whole setup is air-conditioned, as you’d expect. It’s one of the nicer under-console cabins I’ve seen, and it’s plenty big and comfy enough to allow a couple to do weekend overnight cruises very nicely.