The Catalina 14.2 is the perfect combination of day sailing comfort and racing performance for the active sailing family or couple. Stability and easy handling make the 14.2 an ideal boat to learn in, while the experienced skipper will enjoy the active one design racing class. The 14.2 is available in two keel designs: Centerboard model with easily retracted centerboard and kick-up rudder for beaching and easy trailer launching and the Keel model with high aspect cast lead keel, for storage on a mooring or dock. The 14.2 is built of hand-laminated fiberglass with molded-in nonskid, anodized aluminum spars, stainless steel rigging and quality hardware.
The Sticker Price (or MSRP - Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) is the retail price set by the factory. According to AAA, the Sticker Price is marked up by an average of 13.5% from what the dealer paid for the vehicle.
This is what the manufacturer theoretically charges the dealer for the vehicle. While this price includes manufacture costs, such as regional ad fees, it does not include discounts, incentives, or holdbacks (money allocated back to the dealer upon sale). These considerations make the dealer’s actual cost lower than the Factory Invoice.
This is the aforementioned Factory Invoice, but with the holdback taken out. This is essentially what the cost is to the dealer since he will be given the holdback money in the future.
The FactoryPricing information and Bottom Line should be used when negotiating with the car dealer. For a no-hassle experience, FactoryPricing recommends buying from one of our Certified dealers found on our website.