This 7.5‑m/25‑ft keelboat is an ideal boat for learning to sail and to perfect techniques for more advanced sailors. Its simplicity allows the student to learn how to manage the sails, operate an outboard engine and use a tiller. Because of its size, this boat responds quickly and allows the helmsman to appreciate the effect of the wind on the tiller.

Our Catalina was named by our members. Nika means goose or bustard in Ojibwe and Algonquin.