The Catalina 16.5
is a 16’4” (4.98m) dinghy designed by Gerry Douglas
(United States). She is built since 1994 by Catalina Yachts
(United States). The Centerboard (Trunk)
version grants a minimal draft when the centerboard is lifted allowing beaching and easy access to shallow areas.
The Catalina 16.5
is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Fin keel
version (see all the versions compared
Catalina 16.5's main features
Hull and deck: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
Centerboard : daggerboard
Single spade rudder
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
Catalina 16.5's main dimensions
17’ 2”5.23 m
16’ 4”4.98 m
4’ 5”1.35 m
Draft when appendages up
0’ 5”0.13 m
Mast height from DWL
22’ 10”6.96 m
Light displacement (MLC)
430 lb195 kg
249 lb113 kg
Catalina 16.5's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
150 ft²13.9 m²
Sloop Marconi 7/8
Deck stepped mast
Number of levels of spreaders
Catalina 16.5's performances
Upwind sail area to displacement iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
445 ft²/T41.34 m²/T
Ballast ratio iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.
The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
Catalina 16.5's auxiliary engine
Catalina 16.5's accommodations and layout
Closed aft cockpit
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