Nacra 580

The NACRA 580 offers all this and more:
  • a unique center board  class catamaran with fleets forming around the world
  • one of the best sailing catamarans in the popular 19 and 20 foot division
  • hydro dynamically refined hulls feature high aspect centerboard and powerful rudder giving extra volume in the bows allows it to be pushed to its limits long after the competition after the competition has backed off.
  • over 240 square feet of sail area
  • a fully battened mylar mainsail and mylar jib
  • Harken hardware

The NACRA 580 is as easy to sail as it is fast.

This sport catamaran is the ultimate hybrid between a racing and recreational catamaran. With it’s kick up centerboards and volumed hulls is high speed performance and fun guaranteed. It is also possible to fit out the 580 with an a asymmetrical spinnaker kit for even more downwind performance. Several big races were already won with this combination the last two years. The 580 can also be used as the all-round family boat to go out on the weekend and to spend time together. This specific design has super volume hulls in front of the front beam and that’s why it does not want to dive quickly and it is super stable to sail with. The 580 has a front beam jib sheeting position which provides an uncluttered trampoline. Roomy and simple set up with performance thrown in just for the fun of it! This Cat is ideal to sail with two persons for racing and with even more for cruising!

There's nothing like it.


  Length 19' 5,80m
  Beam ( width) 8' 4" 2,50m
  Mast Lenght 31' 9,40m
  Weight 397lbs 180kg
  Mainsail area 188sf 17,45m2
  Jib area 52 4,80m2
  Asym. Spinaker 21 /25m2
  # Trapeze 2 persons  in trapeze
  Construction Vinyl  Polyester
  Design Nacra design team
  Harken Equipped