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Nacra F20NA Boat specs

Beam = 2.6 meter

Mainsail area = 19.5 m2

Jib area = 4.85 m2

Spinnaker area = 25 m2

Mast length = 9.45 meter

Carbon Hulls

Carbon Mast

Carbon Curved Boards

Nacra F16 on water testing starts 11/18/2011 ..... 


For some time rumors have been going around that NACRA would be launching a new 16 footer. Well, here she is: The “NACRA F16 ”

F16 Class developments

NACRA Sailing international has been following the development of the F16 class meticulously. Mainly consisting of homemade boats at first, but now maturing as the F16 class received the ISAF status “recognized class” at the end of 2010. After receiving this news, NACRA Sailing International decided it was time to get involved and started developments. In NACRA’s opinion it will also lift the F16 class to the next level when “well established manufacturers ” like NACRA are entering this class towards the future. 

Potential sales to five big groups:

           The solo sailors that just want to go out whenever it suits her/him

           Parents teaching their kids learning to race around the buoys

           Sailors that just want a light multihull with large range of sail and  crew weight versatility

           Light racing teams that are too light for F18 but are searching for an exciting competitive boat

           Couples/mixed teams that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with a boat

Design team

The NACRA F16 is designed & engineered by the world famous multihull construction company Morrelli & Melvin based in Huntington Beach California USA. Peter Vink overseeing this F16 project as counterpart on behalf of NACRA Sailing International explains  on the NACRA F16.

” In a young class, as the F16 class is, we had to come up with a design that needs to be the benchmark for a long time. A 16 footer that can be used by recreational sailors and/or racing teams,  pushing the limits of what is possible. Just get onboard and start exploring, with the launch of this F16, NACRA is not one step ahead but miles ”

Successful combination

Morrelli / Melvin already proved to be a successful combination with NACRA with several earlier designs such as the NACRA Playcat (1995), NACRA Inter F18(1995), NACRA F18 Infusion(2005) & The NACRA F20 Carbon(2009). 16 catamaran concept, Nacra has come out with the Peter Vink / Morelli & Melvin design.

NACRA celebrated its 35 years anniversary in 2010 as the brand was founded in 1975 in California USA.

“With growing interest worldwide in the Formula little brother to their very successful F20carbon. The action to build a hot 16 footer comes on the heels of the Olympic Committee’s acceptance of the multihull with a mixed crew (man and woman) for the ’16 Games. The F16 has been a frontrunner in the chatter regarding what will be chosen as official equipment.

Although the selection will likely not be made until after the 2012 Olympics, many hopeful teams will be training on F16s. If the Nacra F16 is anything like their other designs, like the two-time F18 world champion Infusion also designed by Morelli & Melvin, it’ll be the one to get on. They’ll be available in the U.S. in December, right on time..  - John Casey”

Nacra F16:

                      General Specs….


Length:               16.4ft.

Mast Height:       29.9ft.

Mainsail:             161.4sq.ft.

Jib:                       39.8sq.ft.

Genaker:              188.3sq.ft. (17.5sq.m.)

Hull Construction: Epoxy / Glass /Carbon


Standard specifications single hander F16 :

Mainsail including battens Ariba adjustable tiller-extension

Black mesh trampoline 2 trapeze wires with hooks

High quality aluminum wing mast Black anodized beams

Nylon asym. spinnaker (Black) Dyneema spinnaker halyard

Round anodized black boom

Spinnaker retriever system (snuffer)

 high aspect dagger-boards / rudders

Harken mainsheet system 8:1 (Fully Harken equipped)

Diamond wires/spreaders on mast

Cunningham system 8:1 Adjustable mast rotation 2:1

F16 Double-hander package: Adds

             jib/Selftack rail/blocks/sheets

 Please contact us for other available race options.

 The Cat House has 3 Nacra F16 on order, one is now pre-sold…….

Questions on the new 2012 Nacra F16 please email Kurt or Mark on contact page...........