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!
The Hobie 16 is a logical step up from the Hobie Wave Green Fleet, with a crew of 2 people with a combined weight of over 130kg (youth limit is over 120kg). Being a slightly bigger boat and with fibreglass construction it delivers a much higher level of performance with the added excitement of being on trapeze. The relative simplicity and low cost of owning the Hobie 16 makes it the perfect boat for club level racing, with the opportunity to also compete at a high level with State, National and World Championships.