1985 Catalina 30

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A cruiser is a type of warship. The term has been in use for several hundred years, and has had different meanings throughout this period. During the Age of Sail, the term cruising referred to certain kinds of missions - independent scouting, raiding or commerce protection - fulfilled by a frigate or sloop, which were the cruising warships of a fleet.

The term "cruiser" or "cruizer" was first commonly used in the 17th century to refer to an independent warship. "Cruiser" meant the purpose or mission of a ship, rather than a category of vessel. However, the term was nonetheless used to mean a smaller, faster warship suitable for such a role. In the 17th century, the ship of the line was generally too large, inflexible, and expensive to be dispatched on long-range missions (for instance, to the Americas), and too strategically important to be put at risk of fouling and foundering by continual patrol duties.

In the middle of the 19th century, cruiser came to be a classification for the ships intended for this kind of role, though cruisers came in a wide variety of sizes, from the small protected cruiser to armored cruisers that were as large (although not as powerful) as a battleship.

By the early 20th century, cruisers could be placed on a consistent scale of warship size, smaller than a battleship but larger than a destroyer. In 1922, the Washington Naval Treaty placed a formal limit on cruisers, which were defined as warships of up to 10,000 tons displacement carrying guns no larger than 8 inches in calibre. These limits shaped cruisers until the end of World War II. The very large battlecruisers of the World War I era were now classified, along with battleships, as capital ships.

In the later 20th century, the obsolescence of the battleship left the cruiser as the largest and most powerful surface combatant (excluding aircraft carriers). The role of the cruiser varied according to ship and navy, often including air defense, commerce raiding, and shore bombardment. The U.S. Navy in the Cold War period built guided-missile cruisers primarily designed to provide air defense, while the navy of the USSR built battlecruisers with heavy anti-ship missiles designed to sink NATO carrier task forces.

Recently Listed
Cruisers For Sale

Cruisers for sale: Tartan 34, 34' - $17,500

Tartan 34'

Daytona Beach, FL
Single
Engine
141930
Stock #
1 photo
$17,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1972
Brand
Tartan
Model
34
Type
Cruiser
Length
34'
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Catalina 30, 30' - $31,200

Catalina 30'

Miami, FL
Single
Engine
141685
Stock #
118 photos
$31,200
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Catalina
Model
30
Type
Cruiser
Length
30'
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Laguna 30, 30' - $15,500

Laguna 30'

Elberta, AL
Single
Engine
142070
Stock #
81 photos
$15,500
Brand New Listing
Year
1985
Brand
Laguna
Model
30
Type
Cruiser
Length
30'
Hours
Not yet known
Cruisers for sale: Seaward 26RK, 28' - $44,900

Seaward 28'

Fort Lauderdale, FL
Twin
Engine
141589
Stock #
71 photos
$44,900
Available
Year
2007
Brand
Seaward
Model
26RK
Type
Cruiser
Length
28' 5"
Hours
107

Best Value
Per Foot

Cruisers for sale: Wellcraft Starwind 27, 26' - $5,950

Wellcraft 26'

Berkeley, CA
No
Engine
105625
Stock #
79 photos
1 video
$15,500
$5,950
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Wellcraft
Model
Starwind 27
Type
Cruiser
Length
26' 7"
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Cascade 36 Sloop, 36' - $17,500

Cascade 36'

Long Beach, CA
Single
Engine
130768
Stock #
129 photos
$24,000
$17,500
Available
Year
1972
Brand
Cascade
Model
36 Sloop
Type
Cruiser
Length
36' 1"
Hours
942
Cruisers for sale: Islander 28, 27' - $8,500

Islander 27'

Montgomery, TX
Single
Engine
101395
Stock #
35 photos
$15,500
$8,500
Available
Year
1985
Brand
Islander
Model
28
Type
Cruiser
Length
27' 11"
Hours
90
Cruisers for sale: Ranger Yachts One Ton, 37' - $17,000

Ranger Yachts 37'

Port Saint Joe, FL
Single
Engine
112188
Stock #
131 photos
1 video
$17,000
Available
Year
1973
Brand
Ranger Yachts
Model
One Ton
Type
Cruiser
Length
37'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Jeanneau Sunshine 36, 36' - $15,000

Jeanneau 36'

Key Largo, FL
Single
Engine
139532
Stock #
50 photos
$15,000
Available
Year
1984
Brand
Jeanneau
Model
Sunshine 36
Type
Cruiser
Length
36'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Columbia 29 S & S Mark II, 28' - $12,500

Columbia 28'

Norfolk, VA
Single
Engine
034837
Stock #
54 photos
$16,800
$12,500
Available
Year
1967
Brand
Columbia
Model
29 S & S Mark II
Type
Cruiser
Length
28' 5"
Hours
1

Recently Sold
Cruisers

Cruisers for sale: Ericson Yachts 32, 32' - $18,500

Ericson Yachts 32'

Gulfport, FL
Single
Engine
120105
Stock #
191 photos
1 video
$18,500
Sold 6 days ago
Year
1977
Brand
Ericson Yachts
Model
32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32'
Hours
unknown
Cruisers for sale: CAL 31, 31' - $15,000

CAL 31'

St. Marys, GA
Single
Engine
121357
Stock #
95 photos
$15,000
Sold 1.2 mos ago
Year
1979
Brand
CAL
Model
31
Type
Cruiser
Length
31' 5"
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Allmand Sail 31, 31' - $17,500

Allmand 31'

Fort Pierce, FL
Single
Engine
132501
Stock #
335 photos
$17,500
Sold 1.3 mos ago
Year
1981
Brand
Allmand
Model
Sail 31
Type
Cruiser
Length
31'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Hunter Vision 32, 32' - $31,000

Hunter 32'

Au Gres, MI
Single
Engine
087614
Stock #
49 photos
$31,000
Sold 1.9 mos ago
Year
1990
Brand
Hunter
Model
Vision 32
Type
Cruiser
Length
32'
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: Freedom Yachts 36, 36' - $49,900

Freedom Yachts 36'

Portsmouth, VA
Single
Engine
121113
Stock #
148 photos
1 video
$49,900
Sold 2.5 mos ago
Year
1987
Brand
Freedom Yachts
Model
36
Type
Cruiser
Length
36' 5"
Hours
Unknown
Cruisers for sale: WWP 19, 18' - $15,000

WWP 18'

Troy, MO
Single
Engine
114674
Stock #
22 photos
$15,000
Sold 2.9 mos ago
Year
2002
Brand
WWP
Model
19
Type
Cruiser
Length
18' 9"
Hours
Unknown

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