Hobie 16

The Hobie 16 revolutionized multihull sailing. The Hobie 16 was unleashed on the Southern California beach scene in 1970 and sailing was instantly transformed.

The beach-launched Hobie 16 brought the sport to legions of speed-loving sailors. The catamaran's lightweight, asymmetrical fiberglass hulls provide lift and its dual-trapeze rig lets you and your crew member harness its sheer power. Now, 45 years and over 100,000 boats later, the Hobie 16 occupies a coveted spot in the Sailboat Hall of Fame and consistently delivers big-grin sailing and world-class racing. Fly a hull and you'll understand the global obsession!


Crew 1-4
Length 16' 7"
Beam 7' 11"
Capacity 800 lbs
Weight 320 lbs
Draft w/ Rudders Up 10"
Mast Length 26' 6"
Total Sail Area 218 sq ft
Hull Construction Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich

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