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Hobie Cat 16 classic

The Hobie Cat 16, here in "classic" version, is a 16’7” double handed beach catamaran designed by Hobbart (Hobie) Alter. She was built by Hobie Cat (United States) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 1969 with about 135000 hulls completed.

The Hobie Cat 16 belongs to the ISAF class. The Hobie Cat 16 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Easy.

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Hobie Cat 16's   Main Features
Model Hobie Cat 16
Version Classic
Type of hull Catamaran
Shipyard
Designer Hobbart (Hobie) Alter
Class ISAF
Construction Hulls and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1969
Number of hulls built About 135000
Appendages Hull :
Asymetric hulls
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price (indicative only) N/A
Hobie Cat 16's   Main dimensions
Hull length 16’ 7”
Waterline length 15’ 2”
Beam (width) 8’
Draft 2’
Draft when appendages up 0’ 11”
Light displacement 320 lbs
Capacity 529 lbs
Hobie Cat 16's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 203 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 310 sq.ft
Mainsail area 148 sq.ft
Jib area 55 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 161 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars Yes
Mast position Fore beam stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 14’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 24’ 5”
Hobie Cat 16's   Performances
Crew 2
Trapezes 2 set(s)
PY (Portsmouth Yardstick) ratingiPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included). 811
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.
68.44
Downwind 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.
104.24
Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
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