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2013 Hobie 16

7 March, 2013 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

From Tiki Water Sports of West Florida comes the Iconic Hobie 16. The Hobie 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!

Crew: 1-4
Length: 16′ 7″ or 5.04 m/
Beam: 7′ 11″ or 2.41 m/
Capacity: 800 lbs or 362 kg/
Weight: 320 lbs or 145 kg/
Draft w/ Rudder Up: 10″ or .25 m/
Mast Length: 26′ 6″ or 8.07 m
Sail Area: 218 sq ft or 20 sq m/
Hull Construction: Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich

CONTACT: Jeff Drechsler at TIKI WATER SPORTS (# removed) or Jeff@MainsailNews.TV

Equipment on Board:


White Asymmetrical Hulls Eliminate Daggerboards /
Hobie’s Kick-Up Rudders Allow for Easy Beaching /
Colored, Race-Ready Dacron Sails /
Raised Mesh Trampoline for Dry Sailing /
EPO² Carbon Rudder Blades /
Double Trapeze System /
Harken Blocks /
6:1 Mainsheet /
Comptip Mast for Safety
Black Anodized Aluminum. ////


Spinnaker Kit w/Snuffer System;
Aluminum Trailer w/ Mast Stand & Double Rollers

Hobie 16
Hobie 16
Hobie 16
Hobie 16
Hobie 16
Hobie 16
I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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