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RS Cat 16 XL

The RS Cat 16, here in "XL" version, is a 15’5” double handed beach catamaran designed by RS Sailing and Jo Richards. She was built by RS Sailing (United Kingdom) and made of sandwich rotomolded Polyethylene 3 layers with foam core (Comptec PE3). The production started in 2013 .

The RS Cat 16 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version Club and S.

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RS Cat 16's   Main Features
Model RS Cat 16
Version XL
Type of hull Catamaran
Category Sport/beach catamaran
Shipyard
Designer RS Sailing
Jo Richards
Construction Hulls and deck:
sandwich rotomolded Polyethylene 3 layers with foam core (Comptec PE3)
First built hull 2013
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Hull :
Asymetric hulls
Helm 2 tillers
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Cockpit No cockpit
Unsinkable Yes
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
7 200
(2017)
RS Cat 16's   Main dimensions
Hull length 15’ 5”
Beam (width) 7’ 8”
Light displacement 309 lbs
RS Cat 16's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 133 sq.ft
Downwind sail area 245 sq.ft
Mainsail area 107 sq.ft
Jib area 25 sq.ft
Asymetric spinnaker area 138 sq.ft
Rigging type Cat Boat Marconi fractional
Rotating spars Yes
Mast position Fore beam stepped mast
Spars Mast and boom in Aluminum
RS 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). 857
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.
45.73
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.
84.56

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