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Review of the Catalina 310 by John Spera

Year built 2003  
Location of boat New Orleans  
The boat is sailed on Bays, sounds, or protected salt water  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2003  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? NO!!!!!!! This company dose not care about customer service, before i took delivery of the boat from turner marine i thought it was the dealers fault, iknow now it is the company Frank Butler could care less about customer satisfaction, i think the dealers hands are tied when it comes to problem solving Catalina assumes everyone will give up.Catalina boats are poorly designed and constructed. Optios are an after thought. I will Be at every boat show begging customers to consider another brand, see you in St. Pete Frank  
Gear that's been added A/C, crusing chute, evrything nothing was desinged for this boat  
Structural or complex improvements no  
The boat's best features sails okay  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. toilet a/c refrig windlass guages roller furling main linen package tv stand stero genoa nothing fits hinges and latches must have been desinged by a chimp, fuel guage is still broken a/c is improperly installed i could go on forever  
Sailing characterisitcs 12-15 knots  
Motoring characterisitcs  
Liveability cluttered  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) they could care less  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any they are decent people who sell an inferior product  
Other comments i wish i could sell it and buy a HUNTER  

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