Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat Tiger

Designed and manufactured by Hobie Cat Europe, the Tiger is based on Jacques Valer's Alaldo 18. She is one of the pioneers of the Formula 18 rules with Dart Hawk. She has deeply evolved to remain efficient, facing increasing competition. Tiger, widely broad, has become itself a one-design class. She has now been replaced in the Hobie Cat range by Wild Cat.

See the Hobie Cat Tiger's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat Tiger
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
ClassFormula 18
DesignerHobie Cat Europe
Building years (first/last)1995 / Still in production
SuccessorHobie Cat Wild Cat
CE regulationC-3
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeDaggerboards
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all20.7 ft
Hull length18.1 ft
Waterline length17.8 ft
Beam over all8.5 ft
Draft (max./min.)4.0 / 0.5 ft
Mast length29.5 ft
Light displacement397 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop with rotating mast
MastFore beam stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing (diamond)
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea228 ft²
Downwind sailarea409 ft²
Mainsail area183 ft²
Working jib area37 ft²
Jib area45 ft²
Spinnaker area226 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

28.0 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

18.8 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1264.8 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2272.4 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

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2013

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