RS Sailing
RS Cat16

The RS Cat16 is the first beach catamaran from RS Sailing, a dinghy specialist. She is a leisure-oriented catamaran but still powerful. The big new aspect is the use of rotational molded polyethylene with 3 layers that incorporates foam in the manner of a sandwich bringing rigidity and low maintenance.

The structure is completely removable, quickly and without any bolt inside the hulls, it possible therefore to consider the transport on the roof of a car. The RS Cat16 is available in 4 versions with different equipment (single or double trapeze, standards or mylar sails, spinnaker kit, boom ...) to fit to all programs.

See the RS Cat16's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardRS Sailing
ModelRS Cat16
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerRS Sailing
Jo Richards
Building years (first/last)2013 / Still in production
CE regulationC-2
ConstructionSandwich rotomolded Polyethylene 3 layers with foam core (Comptec PE3)
Appendage typeHulls
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderDouble tillers
Main dimensions
Hull length15.4 ft
Beam over all7.7 ft
Light displacement309 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreaderNo spreader
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea138 ft²
Downwind sailarea251 ft²
Mainsail area113 ft²
Jib area25 ft²
Spinnaker area138 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement988.0 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement1792.9 ft²/Ton
Trapezes2 set(s)

SCHRSSmall Catamaran Handicap Rating System: rating introduced by ISAF in 1992 to allow to different catamarans to race together.

rating (2013)

Portsmouth-YardstickPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included).


Auxiliary engine

Transmission typeNone

Based on specification2014

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