Admittedly, we have a soft spot for Marshall Catboats. As a great customer of JD for years, and as an owner of a Marshall 22, there is great joy to be had with one giant mainsail and plenty of room for a crowd in the cockpit, as well as ample cruising accommodations down below. She can handle a stiff breeze and chop or a swell and rarely do you uncomfortably find yourself holding on for dear life while heeling.
We are not alone in our love for these great catboats. With popular models like the Sanderling and the 22 seen in most harbors along the New England and mid Atlantic coast, sailors recognize the appeal in this sturdy little cat and the fan club is large and appreciative of her sweet sailing form.
Check out this video and if you find yourself near South Dartmouth, MA – stop in to say hi and tell them, of course, that TotalBoat Show sent you.