Skip to content

A Legend Remastered: Costa Sunglasses Unveils Grand Catalina

March 14, 2024

Media Contact

Becca Katz I Verde Brand Communications I Hannah Trotter I Verde Brand Communications I

JUPITER, Fla. (Mar. 14, 2024) – Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, announces today the revitalization of one of its most beloved frames, Grand Catalina. A true brand icon initially introduced in the 80s, Grand Catalina’s original retro design pays homage to the brand’s 40 year legacy on the water, while its updated frame and lens technology represent the cutting-edge innovation Costa is known for today. Whether on land or at sea, Grand Catalina is the perfect blend of style, performance and versatility.

Sporting the beloved heritage aviator shape and removable side shields that led to its initial fame, Grand Catalina’s updated construction embodies the DNA of Costa’s Pathfinder Series: sweat management channels, vented adjustable nose pads, removable side shields (offering two different looks) and seamless surfacing. This retro-inspired, hybrid frame returns to the age of modern performance, making it a must-have for those who demand bold style and best-in-class functionality.

“It’s not too often you get to live your glory days,” says Jed Larkin, Brand Marketing Director, Costa Sunglasses. “The Grand Catalina was one of our top performing styles and to be able to bring it back – with all the new innovations we’ve made is special. This is the new standard that will bring true versatility and performance to all watermen.”

Costa’s commitment to quality and innovation shines through in this refined frame, made from Costa’s proprietary bio-resin. Designed with both style and performance in mind, Grand Catalina is available in a range of frame colors and lens options, including Costa’s latest 580G Gold Mirror Lens.

MSRP for Grand Catalina starts at $204. To see Costa’s complete collection of performance, lifestyle and optical frames, and learn more about its commitment to protecting the waters it calls home, visit

About Costa Sunglasses
As the first manufacturer of color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lenses, Costa combines superior lens technology with unparalleled fit and durability. Costa has made the highest quality, best-performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983, and now its product portfolio includes optical frames. Costa’s growing cult-brand status ties directly to its purpose to provide high-quality products with a focus on sustainability and conservation as the company works hard to protect the waters it calls home. From the use of sustainable and water-friendly materials to its Kick Plastic initiative, #OneCoast efforts and meaningful partnerships with mission-aligned organizations, Costa encourages people to help protect the Earth’s natural resources in any way they can. Find out more on Costa’s website and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CostaSunglasses.

Media Contacts:
Becca Katz I Verde Brand Communications I
Hannah Trotter I Verde Brand Communications I