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The Dorsett Catalina was styled by the famous streamline designer Raymond Loewy and built by Dorsett Plastics Company of Santa Clara, California. Raymond Loewy is also known for designing the United States Coast Guard logo, Air Force One paint scheme, and various Studebaker cars. The Catalina design continued with only minor changes from 1959 through 1963. 1963 is the only year with paint below the rub-rail and the “Catalina” name plate on the cabin. She has an overall length of 16 feet 8 inches and a beam of 79 inches. Displacement is 860 pounds. In her day, the hull was recognized as best-in-class, performing better than other first generation fiberglass hulls. She features a 6 foot double bunk. She has her original matching trailer. “Michelle” lived most of her life in Fall Creek, Oregon. After sitting in a barn for about 15 years, her second owner moved her to Southern California for a two-year restoration. She now lives at Big Bear Lake.
 
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