Iconic. The Hobie 16 revolutionized multihull sailing and defined its culture
when she hit the California beach scene in 1969. Now, over forty years later,
this Sailboat Hall of Fame inductee continually attracts great sailors and
delivers serious adrenaline rushes worldwide.
Why? Because the Hobie 16 is the perfect cat, powerful enough for world champions
yet forgiving enough for novices. Its dual-trapeze rig helps you and your
crew member tame the high-powered sailplan, and its asymmetrically shaped
fiberglass hulls reduce weight and eliminate the need for daggerboards. Seriously
fast, seriously fun – fly a hull and the obsession begins!
Length: 16' 7" / 5.04 m
Beam: 7' 11" / 2.41 m
Capacity: 800 lbs / 362 kg
Weight: 320 lbs / 145 kg
Draft w/ Rudder Up: 10" / .25 m
Mast Length: 26' 6" / 8.07 m
Total Sail Area: 203 sq ft / 18.89 sq m
Hull Construction: Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich
The low-profile 6:1 mainsheet system features the load-sensing Carbo Ratchamatic®.
Allows more mast rake for fast upwind sailing in a breeze.
The 6:1 mainsheet system has a short stack height to fine-tune the main.
Jib Sheet: Two 29 mm blocks tie together at the jib clew for maximum
adjustment and a continuous 2:1 system.
Jib Car Controls:
A swivel base with micro deck organizer reduces friction
when the car is pulled outboard.
Aussie Jib Halyard
The 4:1 system reduces compression load at the mastbase for easier tacking,
mast rotation, and a consistant mast bend.
Hobie 16 Sailboat Parts and Equipment
We at Mauri Pro Sailing are fully committed to be your Hobie 16 Sailboat Parts and Equipment specialist not only providing the sailing community with a comprehensive and easy to use web site but with all the appropriate technical information that you might need to select your sailboat hardware and equipment. If you need any assistance selecting the appropriate Hobie 16 Sailboat Parts and Equipment
please contact us. Our crew is ready to help!
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