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Hobie Cat Max race

The Hobie Cat Max, here in "race" version, is a 16’1” double handed beach catamaran designed by Hobie Cat Europe. She was built by Hobie Cat (United States) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 2003 .

The Hobie Cat Max is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Easy.

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Hobie Cat Max's   Main Features
Model Hobie Cat Max
Version Race
Type of hull Catamaran
Category Double handed sport/beach catamaran
Shipyard
Designer Hobie Cat Europe
Construction Hulls and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 2003
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Skeg :
Skegs
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Cockpit No cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
10 600
(2017)
Hobie Cat Max's   Main dimensions
Hull length 16’ 1”
Waterline length 15’ 11”
Beam (width) 8’ 2”
Light displacement 320 lbs
Capacity 529 lbs
Hobie Cat Max's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 176 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 337 sq.ft
Mainsail area 137 sq.ft
Jib area 39 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 200 sq.ft
Rigging type Cat Boat Marconi fractional
Rotating spars Yes
Mast position Fore beam stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire continuous
Number of levels of spreaders 1
Spreaders angle Swept-back (diamond)
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 16’ 11”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 24’ 5”
Hobie Cat Max's   Performances
Crew 2
Trapezes 2 set(s)
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.
59.38
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.
113.41
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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