Denis Ganley was a leading yacht designer in New Zealand who specialised in steel yacht design aimed at both the amateur and professional builder. The reason for designing mostly in steel is that many of these designs were intended for offshore and serious coastal cruising and so they provide the ultimate in strength and safety. There are over 1,000 of these designs either sailing or under construction around the world.
Denis Ganley received many accolades during his 35 year career, inlcuding winning the 1986 Steel Award for best Consumer product with the Pacemaker 40 design (a first for these awards). Many of his designs have made remarkable passages offshore and have successfully competed in various regattas and other events.
His brother Garth and his wife Janine offer their yacht 'CATALA' for sale in absolutely turn key condition. The yacht is a credit to all steel yachts cruising the oceans of the world. Recently repainted, the yacht is perfectly sealed inside and out. The centre cockpit design with doghouse and rigid bimini give a comfortable and secure cockpit, all sail controls lead back and reefing the mainsail is all done from the cockpit.
The yacht comes with all cruising kit and many spares, including indexed paper charts for the world and various cruising guides. CATALA has an extensive cruising history.
Inspection by appointment with YBC.