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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!


Hobie 16
  • Specifications *
  • Crew: 2-3
  • Length: 5.11 m / 16' 9"
  • Beam: 2.41 m / 7' 11"
  • Capacity: 240 kg / 529 lbs
  • Weight: 145 kg / 319.7 lbs
  • Weight: 149 kg / 328 lbs
  • Mast Height: 7.92 m / 26'
  • Mainsail Area: 10.5 m² / 113 ft²
  • Mainsail Area: 13.77 m² / 148.2 ft²
  • Jib Sail Area: 3.7 m² / 39.8 ft²
  • Jib Sail Area: 5.12 m² / 55.1 ft²
  • Spinnaker Sail Area (Optional): 17.5 m² / 188.3 ft²
  • Hull Construction: Sandwich Polyester
  • EC Homologation: Category C
  • Color Options

    • Tortola
    • Cayman

*All colors, graphics and specifications of all models are subject to change without notice.

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