The founding of the Catana shipyard

The Catana shipyard was founded in 1984 by Olivier Poncin, a sailing enthusiast who decided to start building high performance catamarans. The first boats were built in Canet-en-Roussillon, in the Pyrenees-Orientales region of France.

The Catana shipyard is renowned for its constant pursuit of innovation, with advanced designs and state-of-the-art technology, as well as for the quality of its materials and construction. Catana catamarans are designed to offer great stability, high speed and comfort on board.

The first boats built by Catana were the Catana 42 and 48, which were very popular with sailing enthusiasts for their performance and comfort. Since then, the shipyard has continued to develop its range of catamarans, now offering models ranging from 42 to 70 feet in length.

The development of the shipyard

In the 2000’s, Catana experienced a significant development by expanding its range of catamarans and by establishing itself in other countries.

In 2002, Catana launched a new high-end cruising catamaran: the Catana 50. And indeed, this model was very well received by sailing enthusiasts. As a result, the shipyard continued to develop its range by launching larger models, such as the Catana 55 and the Catana 58.

In 2008, Catana opened a new production facility in Canet-en-Roussillon. With this, the shipyard increases its production capacity to meet the growing demand for its catamarans.

At the same time, Catana began to expand into other countries, notably by opening a subsidiary in the United States in 2006 and a new production site in Tunisia in 2007.

Finally, in 2014, the shipyard’s founder and CEO created the Bali brand as a separate and complementary brand to Catana.

The latest Catana models

The Catana shipyard has launched several new models in recent years to expand its range of catamarans. Here are some examples:

  • Catana 53: launched in 2018
  • Catana 47: launched in 2019
  • Catana Bali 5.4: launched in 2020
  • Catana Bali 4.8 Open Space
  • Catana Ocean Classe: launched in 2021

These new Catana models are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding sailing enthusiasts. In addition, they offer exceptional sailing performance and innovative features.

Currently, the Catana catamaran range offers 2 models Catana 53 and the Catana Ocean Classe.

The most popular used Catana models

There are several models of used Catana catamarans that are very popular on the market. Here are some examples:

  • Catana 471: produced between 2001 and 2008
  • Catana 50: launched in 2002
  • Catana 52: produced between 2007 and 2015
  • Catana 58: launched in 2010

These used catamarans are very popular. They are renowned for their quality of construction, their sailing performance and their great comfort on board.

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