Iconic. The Hobie 16, AKA H16 Catamaran revolutionized multi-hull 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!
Want to pass the entire fast lane? The Hobie Wild Cat is your ticket for all-out, hold-on-for-dear-life thrills. The project began when Hobie Cat Europe tasked a panel of world-class sailors, naval architects and sailmakers to create a cat capable of dominating F-18 racecourses. High-performance touches include wave-piercing bows, an integrated wing-mast section, high-aspect ratio daggerboards and rudders, dual trapezes, a spinnaker launching and retrieval system, and seriously fast hulls. Whether you’re ready to take on the F-18 scene, or simply looking to taunt your local harbormaster, the Wild Cat has speed to burn.