The Catalina 16.5 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Centerboard (Trunk).
|Catalina 16.5's Main Features|
|Type of hull||Monohull|
|Construction||GRP (glass reinforced polyester)|
|First built hull||1994|
|Last built hull||Still in production|
Fin without bulb
|Rudder||1 spade rudder|
|Cockpit||Closed aft cockpit|
|Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)||N/A|
|Catalina 16.5's Main dimensions|
|Length overall||17’ 2”|
|Hull length||16’ 4”|
|Mast height from DWL||22’ 10”|
|Light displacement||650 lbs|
|Ballast weight||249 lbs|
|Catalina 16.5's Rig and sails|
|Upwind sail area||150 sq.ft|
|Rigging type||Sloop Marconi 7/8|
|Mast position||Deck stepped mast|
|Spars||Mast and boom in Aluminum|
|Number of levels of spreaders||1|
|Catalina 16.5's Performances|
|Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
|Ballast ratioiThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of the stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the weight of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shape and the position of the center of gravity, only boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shape should be considered.
Higher the ballast ratio is, greater is the stability.