Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat 15

The Hobie Cat 15 is known as "the school catamaran". With her simple deck and large hulls, Hobie Cat 15 allows safe and easy learning. Small keels, placed on the rear of both hulls, facilitate the tacking while decreasing the drifting of the boat. Their detritions pads can also be changed. With all her qualities the catamaran has became very successful among sailing clubs and tourist attractions.

See the Hobie Cat 15's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat 15
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerHobie Cat Europe
Building years (first/last)1992 / Still in production
SuccessorHobie Cat Max
CE regulationC-3
Regulation320 kg
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeSkegs
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length16.2 ft
Waterline length15.1 ft
Beam over all7.4 ft
Draft0.9 ft
Mast length23.6 ft
Light displacement342 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop with rotating mast
MastFore beam stepped mast
Rig materialMast in Aluminum and no boom
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreaderNo spreader
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea164 ft²
Downwind sailarea314 ft²
Mainsail area126 ft²
Jib area38 ft²
Spinnaker area188 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

24.0 ft

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

13.7 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1055.5 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2027.8 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)

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2012

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