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Nacra 500 sport

The Nacra 500, here in "sport" version, is a 16’5” double handed beach catamaran designed by Performance Catamarans. She was built by Nacra (United States) and made of GRP (glass reinforced polyester). The production started in 1998 .

The Nacra 500 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Fun and School.

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Nacra 500's   Main Features
Model Nacra 500
Version Sport
Type of hull Catamaran
Shipyard
Designer Performance Catamarans
Construction GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull 1998
Appendages Skeg :
Skegs
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price (indicative only)
13 390
(2016)
Nacra 500's   Main dimensions
Hull length 16’ 5”
Beam (width) 8’
Light displacement 328 lbs
Nacra 500's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 192 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 335 sq.ft
Mainsail area 152 sq.ft
Jib area 40 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 183 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars Yes
Mast position Fore beam stepped mast
Spars Mast in Aluminum and no boom
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) 18’ 1”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 25’ 5”
Nacra 500'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.
63.55
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.
110.83

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