Friday, June 24, 2011

Design 1826 - Katama

This aluminum yawl was built by Robert E. Derecktor of Mamaroneck, New York. She was launched in 1965. She is a further development of the type including yachts Inverness, Carillon and Duster. The rudder has been pushed well aft for an attached rudder, to improve downwind steering and control. The interior layout is fairly conventional but a lot of thought went into the details based on the owner's experience with his previous Katama.

Here are the plans.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 42'-6"
LWL 29'-0"
Beam 10'-10"
Draft 6'-3"
Displacement 19,273 lbs
Ballast 8,300 lbs
Sail Area 810 sq ft


  1. Our family owned Katama 25+ years ago. Anyone know of her whereabouts now?


  2. Yes I owned her for 4 years in Hilton head SC. I sold her to an artist friend who sailed her to St John she sold her to a local a few years ago and she is still sailing down there as of 2015.

  3. I have some photos if you get in touch

  4. Hi Allan- would love to see some photos. what the best way to get in touch?