Friday, September 9, 2011

Design 1238 - Katama

This little yawl is unusual in that she is of extremely shallow draft but with fixed keel only. She was constructed by Matthiessen & Paulsen of Arnis, Germany and launched in 1957. She is constructed of white oak for framing and double planked of mahogany over cedar. Fastenings are of Everdur.

Principle Dimensions
LOA 39'-8"
LWL 27'-6'
Beam 11'-3"
Draft 3'-11"
Ballast 5,600 lbs (outside) 300 lbs (inside)
Sail Area 761 sq ft


  1. Katama was moored in my home harbor (Osterville, MA) during the sixties when I was growing up. Concordia yawls were the sailing yacht of choice for many but Katama had a queenly look to her that really inspired admiration. I can picture her now.

  2. I'm the Katama actual owner.

    the boat stays in Italy - Venice, and me and my wife enjoy to cruise in croatian islands.

    1. I envy you Anon. I have always wanted to cruise Dalmatia in my own boat, but have never managed to do so, although I been down the coast twice on a steamer. I think it is one of the best cruising grounds.