Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat Max

Hobie Cat developed Max in order to provide a learning catamaran that's offers "more fun" than the Hobie Cat 15. Max is a versatile sailboat, with moderate performances but allowing new teams to practice their skills in sport sailing. The sportive look is even enhanced in the Race version, equipped with Mylar sails.

See the Hobie Cat Max's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat Max
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerHobie Cat Europe
Building years (first/last)2003 / Still in production
PredecessorHobie Cat 15
CE regulationC-3
Regulation240 kg
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeSkegs
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length16.1 ft
Waterline length15.9 ft
Beam over all8.2 ft
Mast length26.2 ft
Light displacement320 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 sailarea176 ft²
Downwind sailarea337 ft²
Mainsail area137 ft²
Jib area39 ft²
Spinnaker area200 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

24.4 ft

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

16.9 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1216.6 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2323.5 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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