Catalina 28 - Platypus - $57,500

Platypus is a Catalina 28 now exclusively for sale with the team at YOTI.

Launched in 1994, this is a very well kept example with some important updates. The Catalina 28 is a great example of a well-loved pocket cruiser and arguably the most spacious example of a yacht of this size. Catalina's are known for their solid build, spacious living quarters and smooth comfortable sailing. Catalina is the most widely respected brand of this size yacht in the country and once on board it's easy to see why.

Platypus has enjoyed regular maintenance with full anti-foul and topside polish just being completed in February 2020. The engine was rebuilt in 2010. The covers (dodger with clears cover, bimini and link sheet) and cockpit cushions were all replaced new in 2019. Sails include the battened mainsail (2017) and furling genoa (2016) both by Ian Short and an MPS (2015). A brand new Furler was installed in just September 2019.

The autohelm, furling genoa, electric windlass, self-tailing winches and superior visibility make shorthanded sailing easy. Her cockpit allows for the whole family or friends to sit comfortably around the beautifully varnished custom cockpit table and there is a walkway to the transom swim platform and BBQ area.

Below decks Platypus offers a lot more room than the average 28ftr allowing six guests to sleep aboard. Hot water, holding tank, cockpit shower and deep refrigerator all make for comfortable cruising. This is a two cabin layout with a substantial galley and a fully enclosed head and shower.

This is a very well kept cruiser with a surprising amount of space on board from one of the world's most respected manufacturers. Her owner has managed the yacht for long term ownership and Platypus is only offered for sale due to an unexpected opportunity that has taken the owner in another direction.

For more information or to arrange inspection, contact Peter Mactier.


At this time we are still able to conduct limited local in-person inspections, by appointment only. We also offer Facetime or WhatsApp real time video inspections onboard or if you are unable to attend an inspection we have comprehensive pre-recorded video walkthroughs. Please contact us for more details.

Price Price Now Reduced - Now $57,500 AUD
Price Base Price Now Reduced - Now $57,500
Model 28
Length 28.50 Feet
Year 1994
Category Yacht and Sail Boats
Hull Type GRP
Hull Style Single
Power Type Sail
Type Of Sales Dealer
Engine Make Universal
Engine Type Diesel 23Hp
Condition Used
State New South Wales
Stock Number Platypus 2020
Designer Gerry Douglas
Builder Catalina Yachts Inc
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) Bow x 50L and Stbd midship x 50L; total 100L
Hull Construction Material GRP with varnished timber fittings.
Hull Type Monohull
Deck Construction Material Composite
Length (feet) 28' 6"
Length (m) 8.69 m
Beam/Width (m) 3.1 m
Draft (m) 1.6 m
Engine Hours Approx 350 since re-build (2010).
Engine Room Engine under cockpit.
Number of Batteries 2 x 105Ah house batteries (new 2016) and separate Start Battery 75Ah 680CCA.
Number of Fuel Tanks 50L roto moulded tank.
Accomodation Notes Two cabins. Upgraded marine suede upholstery in TAUPE.
Number of Berths 6
Number of Showers 1 x Main head shower, 1 x Cockpit shower at transom.
Shower Type Pressurised Hot and Cold Water (sink, head, cockpit).
Number of Toilets Jabsco marine toilet with holding tank and macerator pump.
Galley Notes Magma BBQ with separate gas connection. Gas Compliance Tested with new hoses and gas bottle.
Stove 2-burner Gas stove with oven and grill.
Refrigeration Large fridge (Isotherm 12V).
Number of Sinks Stainless steel sink.
Entertainment and Appliances Notes Radio/CD.
Anchor / Winch Maxwell electric windlass. Plough anchor.
Bilge Pump 2 x Manual, 1 x electric.
Deck Gear 4 x Lewmar self-tailing 16 & 30 winches. Jammers x 5. Fenders, docking lines.
Mast/Rigging Alloy mast & boom. S/S with double swept back spreaders 2009. Boom Bag with Lazy Jacks. Double Bow Roller with Tackline for MPS.
Sail Inventory NEW mainsail 2017. NEW genoa 2016 with furler. MPS NEW 2015. All sails made by Ian Short. C120 Pro Furler new Sept 2019.
Electrics Solar panel. Interior lighting.
Electronics Navigation Raymarine bi-data speed / depth instrument in cockpit. Northstar Wind instrument display in cockpit. Simrad Autohelm. Gemini compass at helm (new).
Safety Gear V sheet, life ring, first aid kit (requires checking), fire blanket, fire extinguisher (requires checking), horn, 4 x life jackets.
Covers Bimini & Dodger with clears and clears cover plus infill / link sheet (all new 2019), winch covers, boom bag with lazy jacks, rope tail bags.
Ground Tackle 50mtrs chain and warp.
Has Navigation Lights Yes
Radio GME VHF.
Remarks Cockpit cushions new 2019, S/S transom swim ladder, custom varnished cockpit table, 2 x winch handles, boat hook, fenders, mooring lines, new model specific Catalina manual purchased directly from Catalina.
Vessel Name Platypus
Anti-foul Antifoul, Topside polish and propspeed - February 2020.