- Sep 15, 2016
I saw the announcement this morning from the Catalina 22 association and thought I would pass along word here as well. Frank Butler the founder of Catalina Yachts passed away november 15th 2020. Having owned, sailed, and even lived on various catalina yachts over the years I can say that I am eternally grateful for the contributituations he made to sailing. If not for boats like the C22 and C14 etc. how many would have never even gotten started in sailing? His company was defined by well built affordable family oriented sailing yachts with fantastic customer support. May his legacy live on wherever the winds blow and may the future of Catalina Yachts look as bright as the past. 8 Bells and all's well. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family he leaves behind.
For Catalina Yachts enthusiasts, I am passing along the sad news that Frank Willis Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Catalina Yachts, passed away November 15, 2020 in Westlake Village, CA, due to unexpectedly severe complications from a rec