Catalina 23

Catalina 23

Chris-Craft is famous to those in the marine industry for designing such state-of-the-art boats as the luxurious closed deck Corsair line, the sporty Lancer and the classic 40-foot Roamer motor yacht. While keeping all of this in mind, Chris-Craft is now creating waves in the industry with the development of a new line of boats that targets a new segment of the market, and that is fishing. The first boat to make its grand entrance into Chris-Craft’s Catalina center console family is the new Catalina 23.

Engine Tested: Yamaha F300XCA (300 hp)

Top Speed: 52.9 MPH @ 5800 RPM (45.97 knots @5800 RPM)

Cruise Speed: 33.2 MPH @ 4000 RPM (28.85 knots @ 4000 RPM)


  • Spacious cockpit and bow seating area
  • Self-bailing cockpit
  • Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
  • Fish boxes on both port and starboard
  • Powder coated aluminum T-Top with canvas (optional)
  • 15' Radial Outriggers (optional)
  • Flip-up seat reveals concealed porta potti
  • 22.5-gallon bait well located at helm seat module
  • Open cell upholstery for convenient drying


Overall length 23' 6" 7.16 m
Beam 8' 4" 2.54 m
Dry weight (with T-Top) 4,484 lbs 2,034 kg
Fuel capacity 103 gallons 390 liters
Water capacity 13 gallons 49.2 liters
Deadrise 21 deg  
Hull Draft 16" 40.6 cm
Height (w/T-Top) 10' 3.05 m
Height (w/o T-Top) 6'5" 1.98 m
Bridge clearance 9'2" 2.79 m

Hull & Deck

Deep-V hull with flared bow
Integrated fiberglass structural liner
Six 8" pop-up stainless steel cleats
Custom rod storage, port and starboard
Rod boxes hold four 7-foot fishing rods
Foam filled hull and deck
Port and starboard fish boxes with macerator
Stainless steel thru-hull fittings
International navigation, recessed into front deck, and T-Top mounted mast light (optional)
Forward aft bilge pumps
Meets ABYC & USCG standards
316 stainless steel latches throughout
Teak swim platform accents
Teak fuel tank hatch accents
Teak forward anchor area
Heavy duty PVC rub rail with 316 SS insert
Model designator on hull side
Stainless steel outboard engine mounting "Chris-Craft" logo plates
NMMA Certification


Self-bailing cockpit
Walk-thru transom door
Canvas console cover
Optional bow table
3-step swim ladder storage
LED cockpit lighting
Six stainless steel cup holders throughout
Fresh water fitting near the transom
Dry storage underneath bow seating
Rocket launcher on optional T-Top
12 rod holders (including T-Top)
Custom folding 2-person transom seat
Canvas helm seat cover
2-person bench in front of console
Bench in front of console flips up to reveal convenient head area
Vacuum infused hatches
Removable coaming pads on both port and starboard
12" SS grab rail at swim ladder location
Raw water wash down outlet at port entry
Polished SS flag poles
SS knife, pliers and fishing jig catty on bait station


Stainless steel steering wheel with tilt helm
Freestanding green Solex glass windshield with stainless steel bottom frame
Powdercoated aluminum electronics panel
Compass on console and auxiliary jack in glove box
22.5 gallon live well
12v outlet in switch panel and in glove box
Dash light dimmer
Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo system
Dual fiberglass backed helm seats
Two cup holders at helm
Teak storage area underneath dash contains battery switch and fire extinguisher
36 quart cooler under helm seat
Sealed Carling rocker switches at the helm with resettable breakers located on breaker panel in head area
Optional Raymarine Electronics Package
MP3 auxiliary jack in glove box


Lenco electric trim tabs with indicator lights on switch
Automatic bilge pumps (2k gph aft and 1k gph fwd)
Battery trays with battery switches
Hydraulic steering
Fresh water system with 13-gallon capacity
Fish boxes with macerator system
Kenwood stereo system with Yamaha digital premium gauges
Command Link, Yamaha key switches and premium binnacle control


Porta Potti with optional dockside pumpout
Breaker panel with push button reset
Three drawer tackle box
Toilet paper holder
Battery access panel
12v overhead light
Light switch with weather proof cover
MSC Sensa Tank monitor for water tank


Midnight Blue paint/Red stripe (Matching Captain Navy Canvas)
Outboard canvas cover with Chris-Craft logo (2)
Cockpit package (forward sun pad cushion, fiberglass table and pedestal)
Dockside pump out
T-Top with lace on canvas
T-Top wind screen
Top mount radial outrigger,15' telescoping poles/deluxe bases
Electronic box for T-Top
Raymarine Electronics Package (C80 Chart plotter, Fish Finder and VHF)
Raymarine - RD218 2kw 18" Radar (Only available with T-Top Option and Electronics Package)
Windlass with remote control and stainless steel anchor (rope or all-chain options available)
Sirius satellite radio (includes 6 month subscription; US and Canada only)
Air compressor for inflatables with bag
Bow docking lights - LED
Underwater lights (2)
Bimini Top
Heritage package (Deck teak rails)
CE option

Engine Options

Mercury Verado (250hp) 4-stroke outboard with control, digital gauges and stainless steel prop
Yamaha (250hp) 4-stroke outboard with control, digital gauges and stainless steel prop
Yamaha (250hp) 4-stroke outboard with control, digital gauges and stainless steel prop - International CE
Blank boat - no engines or rigging

Color Options

Standard (gelcoat/stripe/canvas)
White/ coach/ toast
White/ black/ black
Palm Beach yellow/ coach/ toast
Palm Beach yellow/ black/ toast
Seafoam green/ white/ spa green
Seafoam green/ black/ black
Carolina blue/ white/ toast
Carolina blue/ black/ black
Steel blue/ white/ sapphire blue
Midnight blue/ red/ navy (Optional paint upgrade)

Interior Selections
Ivory Creme
Butter Cream