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Nacra F16 is a Double handed sport/beach catamaran built by Nacra and designed by Morrelli & Melvin. Her first hull was built in 2012 and a Fore beam stepped mast mast configuration.

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NACRA F16 Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft5.00 m / 16.40 ft
Designer(s)Morrelli & Melvin
BrandFormula 16
categoryDouble handed sport/beach catamaran
CountryUnited States
Hull TypeCatamaran
First Hull Built2012
Last Hull BuiltStill in production
AppendagesCenterboard twin daggerboards
HelmSingle tiller
RudderTwin transom hung rudders
CockpitNo cockpit
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi fractional
Mast LayoutFore beam stepped mast


Overall Length (LOA) 5.00 m / 16.40 ft
Hull Length5 m / 16.5 ft
Beam (width)2.5 m / 8.2 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 128 kg / 282 lb
Maximum Displacement127 kg / 280 lb


Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)232
Sail Area to Displacement75.32
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement73.63 m²/T / 793 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement127.96 m²/T / 1377 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutFore beam stepped mast
Rotating SparsYes
Spreaders AngleNo spreader
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Reported Sail Area18.70 m² / 201.29 ft²
Upwind Sail Area18.7 m² / 201 ft²
Downwind Sail Area32.5 m² / 350 ft²
Mainsail Area15 m² / 161 ft²

Engine Room

Engine(s)No engine