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Nacra 500 School is a Double handed sport/beach catamaran built by Nacra and designed by Performance Catamarans. Her first hull was built in 1998 and a Fore beam stepped mast mast configuration.

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NACRA 500 SCHOOL Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft5.00 m / 16.42 ft
Designer(s)Performance Catamarans
categoryDouble handed sport/beach catamaran
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeCatamaran
First Hull Built1998
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesSkegs skeg on each hull
HelmSingle tiller
RudderTwin transom hung rudders
CockpitNo cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi fractional
Mast LayoutFore beam stepped mast


Overall Length (LOA) 5.00 m / 16.42 ft
Hull Length5 m / 16.5 ft
Beam (width)2.44 m / 8 ft
Draft0.18 m / 0.60 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 149 kg / 328 lb
Maximum Displacement135 kg / 297 lb


Sail Area to Displacement68.36
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement62.87 m²/T / 677 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement110.83 m²/T / 1193 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutFore beam stepped mast
Rotating SparsYes
Number of Levels of Spreaders1
Spreaders AngleSwept-back (diamond)
Spars ConstructionAluminum mast and no boom
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire continuous
Reported Sail Area17.65 m² / 190.00 ft²
Upwind Sail Area17.67 m² / 190 ft²
Mainsail Area14.15 m² / 152 ft²
I18.1 ft * 5.52 m
P25.5 ft * 7.75 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)No engine
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