The Boat

Ronya was built in 2004 and is a 42 foot / 12.8 meter Catalina MK II sloop with a mast-furling mainsail and a 145% genoa headsail. She was built in 2004, and her previous 2 owners only used her as a day-sailer, so she got an extensive cruising refit from us after we bought her. Fortunately she already had some essential cruising facilities on board, including a diesel generator, a working fridge with a foot pump, a 2000 watt inverter, and a full bimini top.

We added 1050 watts of solar panels on top of our bimini (needed lots of extra stailess reinforecements) and a Victron Solar Controller, AIS (Automatic Identification System), Epirb (Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon), locking companionway doors (one with an optional cat entrance!), a 12V TV monitor, a Wifi Repeater, lots of galley (kitchen on the boat) upgrades, and upgraded the GPS with Explorer charts. We added a Rainman portable watermaker and an Engel 12V portable Freezer/Fridge, as well as upgraded the bimini top with a full enclosure (like having a florida room on your boat!) and an isinglass window (to see the sails when the bimini is up) with a velcro sunbrella cover. In 2021, we installed a brand new 16000 BTU MarinAir Air Conditioning / Heating System.

On deck, we made a boom tent that covers most of the deck for shade, and installed vertical stainless rods between the stancions to secure the extra diesel and fuel tanks. We also added 2 padded Magma kayak/paddle board holders on the outside of the deck.

In 2019 we replaced pretty much all the running rigging, and both Doyle sails are in great shape. We also went to the best boatyard in Melbourne and had the very best bottom paint on the market put on her, which was a 2 week process but so worth it!

Anya (having worked as a chef on several yachts) put quite a bit of work into making the boat galley (kitchen) perfect…

Other creature comforts we added/redid were new cushions with custom sunbrella covers in the salon and cockpit, a sunbrella helm shelf, galley racks, wooden shelving in the forward head, a shower head holder in the forward full shower, a custom (nice and firm) memory foam mattress in the forward pullman berth, and added/upgraded storage all around the boat.

When we bought her, we renamed our boat RONYA (from ALFIN II (?)) with a proper renaming ceremony, a TV crew, enough witnesses, and enough champagne to appease all 4 gods and then some! ๐Ÿ™‚

We have the Two Stateroom Interior version

Slideshows are currently a work in progress ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Deck

We added 1050 watts of solar panels on top of our bimini (needed lots of extra stailess reinforecements) and a Victron Solar Controller, AIS (Automatic Identification System), upgraded the GPS with 2020 Explorer charts, Epirb (Emergency Position Indicating Radiobeacon), and locking companionway doors (one with an optional cat entrance!). We installed an isinglass window (to see the sails when the bimini is up), upgraded the bimini top with a full mosquito-proof enclosure (like having a florida room on your boat!) and made new cushions with custom sunbrella covers for the cockpit.

We made a boom tent that covers most of the deck for shade, and installed vertical stainless rods between the stancions to secure the extra diesel and fuel tanks. We also added 2 padded Magma kayak/paddle board holders on the outside of the deck.

In 2019 we replaced pretty much all the running rigging, and both Doyle sails are in great shape. We also went to the best boatyard in Melbourne in 2019 and had the very best bottom paint on the market put on her, which was a 2 week process but so worth it!

Interior

We added/redid cushions with custom sunbrella covers in the salon, galley racks, wooden shelving in the forward head, a shower head holder in the forward full shower, a custom (nice and firm) memory foam mattress in the forward pullman berth, and added/upgraded storage all around the boat.

We added a 12V TV monitor, a Wifi Repeater, a Rainman portable watermaker and an Engel 12V portable Freezer/Fridge.

  • Salon

The Galley

Anya (having worked as a chef on several yachts) put quite a bit of work into making the boat galley (kitchen) perfectโ€ฆ

  • Custom Spice Rack

The Specs

Specs
Builder: Catalina
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Monohull

Dimensions
LOA: 42 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 10 in
LWL: 36 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 10 in
Displacement: 20500 lbs
Ballast: 8300 lbs

Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Center
Engine Hours: 900
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 56 HP

Tanks
Fresh Water Tanks: (111 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (46 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (52 Gallons)

Accommodations
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Main Salon

  • 16000 BTU Marinaire air conditioner with heater (new 2020)
  • Wrap around couch surrounds the dinette to port
  • Navigation station with pull out seating to starboard
  • Additional settee seating to starboard
  • Blue interior cushions and upholstery
  • Cabin window shades
  • Hatch covers
  • Access to main engine compartment underneath hinged companionway steps

Galley

Galley is located to port of the companionway and includes:

  • 3-Burner propane stove and oven
  • Wood cutting board that fits over the burners to provide even more counter space
  • 12v top and side-loading refrigerator
  • Double SS sink
  • Overhead dish and glasses storage
  • Extensive pantry storage with wire pull out bins
  • Very generous storage areas
  • Full aft of the galley is access to the battery compartment and more shelves and storage areas

Master Stateroom

Ronya features a pullman berth forward and to port

  • Memory Foam mattress – queen
  • Storage drawers, underlockers
  • Shelves, lockers and hanging locker to starboard

Head is full forward and features:

  • Hot and cold shower
  • Electric macerator for head
  • Separate shower

Guest Stateroom

Guest stateroom is aft and to starboard, and features:

  • Innerspring mattress โ€“ double
  • Storage shelves and locker

Aft head is to starboard of companionway and forward of stateroom:

  • Refit of macerator lines (2021)
  • New macerator pump (July 2021)
  • Accessible from main salon
  • Direct access from aft cabin
  • Manual head
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Molded sink
  • Mirrors and lots of storage in large medicine cabinet and behind head
  • Ventilation and lighting from overhead and deck level hatches

Deck

  • Windlass: Maxwell Electric
  • Anchors: (1) Rocna with chain and rode; (1) Bruce with chain and rode; (1) Danforth stern anchor
  • Canvas Dodger with full cover
  • Bimini with boot
  • Full front and side window covers
  • Isinglass window in bimini top to see the sail (new 2019)
  • Full custom-made sunbrella / mesh enclosure
  • Lines lead aft
  • Rope clutches on either side of companionway
  • 4 sheet bags
  • Winches: (2) Lewmar 54ST; (2) Lewmar 40 ST
  • Winch covers
  • Cockpit table with folding leaves, cupholders, custom sunbrella tablecloth
  • Generous storage surrounds the cockpit area, with compartments to port and starboard
  • Teak hatch boards
  • White companionway doors with tinted plexiglass or screen inserts (new 2019)
  • Access to aft cabin overhead hatch to starboard of cockpit
  • Leather-wrapped wheel
  • Canvas helm cover (also covers folding table)
  • Propane locker
  • Magma BBQ grill with cover โ€“ aft rail mounted
  • SS Dinghy davits
  • Engine hoist
  • Gates to port and starboard
  • Double SS wrapped lifelines
  • Horizontal stainless rods between the stancions to secure extra gerry cans and/or toys
  • (2) Magma covered paddle board / kayak holders (1 starboard, 1 port)
  • Walk-through transom aft
  • Integrated FRP swim platform with storage lockers on either side
  • Hot and cold cockpit freshwater shower in locker at swim platform
  • SS boarding/swim ladder
  • New 3-year bottom paint Nov. 2019

Sails and Rigging

  • Mast furling mainsail (Doyle)
  • Rigid Forespar boom vang
  • Deck mounted traveler
  • Shaefer roller furling
  • 140% furling jib headsail
  • Running rigging replaced 2019
  • Standing rigging checked 2019
  • New mast boot installed 2020
  • Double spreader rig

Electronics and Helm

  • Raymarine E80 combination GPS Chartplotter with upgraded screen
  • Autopilot: Raymarine ST6002
  • Tri-data: Raymarine ST60 speed, depth, windpoint/speed
  • VHF: (1) Standard Horizon and (1) handheld
  • Compass: Ritchie
  • AIS Transceiver (new 2020)
  • TV Antenna
  • New Stereo 2018
  • Speakers โ€“ 2 interior, 2 exterior
  • EPIRB mounted on top of bimini

Electrical

  • 110vAC and 12vDC
  • Batteries: (2) House, new in 2020; (1) Engine start
  • Battery charger
  • Inverter
  • Lights: interior LED, nav and deck lights
  • 6kW Fischer Panda Generator with <500 hours
  • 3 solar panels with total 1050 watts (new 2019)
  • Victron SmartSolar Controller with Bluetooth (new 2019)

Extras

  • Custom Zarcor doors in companionway (new 2019)
  • Magma padded kayak / paddleboard holders starboard and port (new 2021)
  • Dripless bearing new 2019
  • New motor blocks 2019
  • Canvas shelf in companionway (new 2019)
  • Epirb (new 2021)
  • 12 V TV (new 2020)
  • 12 V Fans (2) installed in salon (new 2018)
  • Custom made full cockpit enclosure with mosquito netting (new 2020)
  • Custom boom tent (new 2020)
  • All interior lights LED (2018)
  • Custom ultrastrong magnetic knife rack in galley (2020)
  • Custom spice rack for 26 spices in galley (2020)
  • Extra shelves in galley (2019)
  • Large wood shelf in forward head (2019)
  • Custom canvas helm shelf (new 2020)