Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat FX One

The Hobie Cat Fox is a solitary catamaran: she has a Cat Boat rigging and is equipped with only one trapeze. Those wishing more performance can install a self-tacking jib and a spinnaker kit, available for the boat. With these, the Hobie Cat Fox can compete with catamarans of "Class 1,04", such as the Mattia Esse and the Spitfire.

See the Hobie Cat FX One's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat FX One
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerHobie Cat Europe
Building years (first/last)2002 / Still in production
PredecessorHobie Cat 17
CE regulationC-2
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeDaggerboards
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length17.2 ft
Waterline length17.2 ft
Beam over all8.4 ft
Draft (max./min.)3.7 / 0.5 ft
Mast length27.9 ft
Light displacement309 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeCat Boat with rotating mast
MastFore beam stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreaderNo spreader
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea172 ft²
Downwind sailarea360 ft²
Mainsail area172 ft²
Spinnaker area188 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

26.6 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1230.2 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2569.5 ft²/Ton
Trapezes1 set(s)

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

rating (2013)

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2013

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