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Hobie Cat 15 Club

Sailboat specifications

The Hobie Cat 15 is a 16’2” (4.95m) double handed sport/beach catamaran designed by Hobie Cat Europe (France). She is built since 1992 by Hobie Cat (United States). The Club version comes with the basic equipment needed to start sailing.

Hobie Cat 15's main features

Model
Hobie Cat 15
Version
Club
Hull type
Catamaran
Category
Double handed sport/beach catamaran
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
Country
United States
Construction
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
Sandwich foam fiberglass polyester
First built hull
1992
Last built hull
Still in production
Appendages
Skegs : skeg on each hull
Helm
Single tiller
Rudder
Twin transom hung rudders
Unsinkable
No
Trailerable
Yes
EC design category
 iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
About 
9 600
 (2020)

Hobie Cat 15's main dimensions

Hull length
16’ 2”4.95 m
Waterline length
15’ 1”4.61 m
Beam (width)
7’ 5”2.26 m
Draft
0’ 11”0.27 m
Light displacement (MLC)
342 lb155 kg
Capacity
705 lb320 kg

Hobie Cat 15's rig and sails

Upwind sail area
164 ft²15.2 m²
Downwind sail area
314 ft²29.2 m²
Mainsail area
126 ft²11.7 m²
Jib area
38 ft²3.5 m²
Asymmetric spinnaker area
188 ft²17.5 m²
I
 iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
13’ 8”4.19 m
P
 iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
24’7.3 m
Rigging type
Sloop Marconi fractional
Mast configuration
Fore beam stepped mast
Rotating spars
Yes
Spreaders angle
No spreader
Spars construction
Aluminum mast and no boom
Standing rigging
1x19 strand wire

Hobie Cat 15's performances

Crew
2
Trapezes
2 set(s)
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.
567 ft²/T52.68 m²/T
Downwind 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.
1089 ft²/T101.2 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
 iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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.
45

Hobie Cat 15's auxiliary engine

Engine(s)
No engine

Hobie Cat 15's accommodations and layout

Cockpit
No cockpit
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