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New Nacra F16 available

 

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). Both F18’s designed by Morrelli/Melvin became World Champion in the F18 class numerous times, the F20 Carbon is proving to be a true racing machine sailed by the more heavier sailors and winning events on line honors and handicap. Morrelli/Melvin is widely involved in the latest America’s cup designs and always on top of what knowledge is available to implement in new designs such as this NACRA F16.

Nacra F20 Carbon

Nacra is proud to announce the upcoming launch of its new flagship, the NACRA F20 Carbon. This latest addition to the Nacra range is a new high performance 20 ft catamaran.

 

Peter Vink, head of the development team: “ The whole development team is very proud to share the first information about the new Nacra F20 Carbon. We have been working with the best-of-the best in the maritime industry to ensure that this is truly a “king of the beach” boat. It will be bigger, wider and faster than anything in-or outside its class”. Although nicknamed “Babyzilla” by the team, it will still be a boat that can be sailed by the local clubracer and be able to win at it’s first outing at the clubrace.

 

Peter Vink:”We took all the best features and characteristics of our current F18 Infusion, which has won the last two F18 Worlds, and applied it to the new boat, as an example: the rudder system, mast extrusion, beams and some other small bits and pieces, this way we have proven technology on the new F20 Carbon”.

 

F18 worlds 2009 in Belgium

See http://www.f18worlds2009.com