Catalina 28

Sleeps max 6 people

The Catalina 28 is set up for ease of sailing and comfortable accommodation, making it the perfect choice for a couple, small family or group of friends. Accommodating up to six people, the Catalina 28 offers a two cabin layout and clever design that is both inviting and convenient.

The Catalina 28 features a walk-through transom and a stern boarding ladder for ease of access. The cockpit has long bench seats and two stern rail perches, offering great visibility. The cockpit seat lockers offer a huge amount of storage for the extra bits and pieces you’ll want to store, such as flippers and masks, fishing gear and so on.

The main cabin is filled with natural light, teak and oak finishes and loads of ventilation. The galley and head are located aft for ease of access from the cockpit. This arrangement is ideal for families with small children as the galley is positioned out of the walk-through creating a cooking space that is separate from the living space. The fully equipped galley has a gimballed stainless steel stove with two burners and an oven, a locker for utensils, pans and dried food, sink and electric fridge. The bathroom has a marine toilet with holding tank, a hot shower and a basin.

All sail controls lead aft to the cockpit providing effortless handling of sail trimming. This aspect, and the manageable size of the Catalina 28 makes it a popular choice for those learning to sail. It is also very popular with experienced sailors who can maximise the potential of this fabulous pocket cruiser.


Catalina 28 Layout – Ideal for 2-4 people, Max 6 people
A popular choice for couples and young families!
Boat ClassificationYacht
ClassCatalina 28
Length28ft / 8.4m
People Max6
People Ideal2-4
CabinsSaloon, forecabin, aftcabin
Hot Shower2 - bathroom & cockpit
Holding TankYes
Motor21hp diesel
Keel / Draft1.15m wing keel
No. in Fleet2

Pricing Catalina 28

DurationOff-peak: 1 May - 15 SeptShoulder: 16 Sept - 25 Dec; 16 Jan - 30 AprilPeak: 26 Dec - 15 Jan
2 Days$1320$1536n/a
3 Days$1320 (third day free!)$1890$2200
4 Days$1563$2231$2619
5 Days$1806$2522$2933
6 Days$2048$2798$3226
7 Days$2048 (seventh day free!)$2798 (seventh day free!)$3226 (seventh day free!)
Easter 4 Days$2619
Public Holiday Long Weekends 3 Days$2200
Melbourne Cup 4 Days$2231

The Details

Start and Finish Times (or Boarding and Disembarking if you want to be Nautical!)

Because your boating holiday is so much more than just a bed, we make sure you can enjoy full days. We count your booking in days, not nights – that’s a bit different from booking a motel or hotel room.

But to give you extra value for money, we invite you to arrive (after 6 pm) the evening before your holiday begins, board your boat and stay overnight at our marina. This is FREE. It’s a great start to your holiday – no early morning rush to get here, just a peaceful evening to settle in and start your holiday in a relaxing way.

On the final day, you are not due to have disembarked until 3pm. This means we need the boat handed back to us with all your belongings removed by 3pm.

Seven day holiday example: Monday to Sunday. We invite you to board on Sunday evening, staying at our marina. We take you through the briefing on Monday morning, and the boat is not due back until 3pm on the following Sunday. Two day example: board Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon.

Check the difference (and the value for money)
– Riviera Nautic five days: 8.30 am Monday (but board Sunday night!) until 3pm Friday
– Most other boating holiday companies’ five days: midday or later Monday to 10 am Friday
– Riviera Nautic’s five days is 23 hours longer!

Deposit and Security Bond Information

A $600 deposit towards your charter fee confirms your booking. This is due within seven days of making a booking.

The balance is due 14 days before your holiday starts, or in the case of peak periods, 30 days in advance.

Boat insurance is included in the charter rate, and it protects you against mishaps.The insurance excess is $2000. So we ask for a security bond of $2000 at the start of your holiday which we refund in full at the end of your holiday, when you return the boat in good condition.  You have the option to reduce your security exposure to $600 by paying a daily bond reduction fee of $25.

Credit card payments: we accept Visa and Mastercard. If you wish to pay by Amex or Diners a 3% surcharge applies.

We recommend you take out travel insurance against the possible need to cancel your booking.

Bookings and Payment Terms

We will reserve the Vessel for your exclusive use during the Charter Period, provided that you sign and return the Agreement by the date specified.

  • You undertake to pay the balance of the charter fees by the due date. If you do not do so we will be entitled to treat this Agreement as having been cancelled by you.


If you cancel this Agreement and;

  • you give us written notice of cancellation at least thirty (30) clear days prior to the start date, we will refund the monies that you have paid us less a $75 administration fee. The refund may be taken as a credit to an alternative date within twelve months of the original booking after which it is an automatic cancellation and all monies are forfeited.
  • you give us less than thirty (30) days notice, you will forfeit all monies paid, and we reserve the right to bring an action for all monies due but unpaid under this Agreement. However, if we can obtain a replacement booking we will refund to you an amount equivalent to the money received from the replacement booking, less our reasonable administrative costs associated with your cancellation and the $75 administration fee, up to the amount of your money that we are holding.
  • Bookings are not cancelled or transferred due to inclement weather. 

Please review our full Charter Terms and Conditions.