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16m Catamaran Sailing

The 16m catamaran sailing has good space, simple sandwich construction for light weight, tall sail plan for exceptional performance. Alternative sail plan for Florida bridges with 65 ft . air clearance. An all round, fast, go anywhere cruiser.

I particularly like the integration of cockpit with aft cabins as the master staterooms. The cabins are just two steps down from the b'deck and have double berths which are very wide at the head. This overcomes the almost universal cat double problem where the person on the inside cannot get out without disturbing the person on the outside of the berth. The berth level is at normal bed height above the sole. Above the berth the space varies with the seating and the units inside the saloon above - but not in a restricting way. Heads can be aft of the berth area or forward in the hull. One of the bonuses of this arrangement is the space it allows for tanks, just where we like to put the weight.

Cockpit sole level runs out to the top transom step - no up and down with high steps here. One client described to me how he liked to sail his 48 ft . mono - he stood at the helm and his quests sat on the cockpit seats either side. This is a picture that contrasts with the typical cat helm - high above and somewhat isolated from anyone sitting in the cockpit. The twin helm positions are close enough for the helmsman to step from one to the other and to operate all of the sail control winches - where most cats need the second crew any time adjustment is needed. The helm can have a screen and the helmsman can stand at a high or low level.

The saloon top is extended partly over the forward cockpit seating to provide some cover from spray or sun.

"Galley up" is a common preference for some owners, so the cook is not isolated. In most instances this means limited space and limited headroom. Our solution here is the side step in the b'deck to allow the galley to be well to one side, with full headroom.


Length Overall


Beam Overall





14.00 tonnes / 30856 lbm

Sail Area

130.00 sq.m / 1396.20 sq.ft