Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat Miracle 20

Developed with Jack Groeneveld, a Prindle 19 champion, Miracle 20 is resolutely speed oriented boat. The sail plan, large and with high aspect ratio, allows good performance upwind and the spinnaker, optional, confirms it downwind. Unlike Prindle 19, Tornado and other Hobie Cat it does not use centerboards but dagger-boards with higher aspect ratio.

An effort was made for construction to keep the catamaran under 200kg – 440lbs, but the early production models had structural problems; this was solved in later models.

See the Hobie Cat Miracle 20's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat Miracle 20
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
ClassFormula 20
DesignerHobie Cat
Jack Groeneveld
Building years (first/last)1991 / 2007
PredecessorHobie Cat 21
SuccessorHobie Cat Fox
CE regulationC-2
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeDaggerboards
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length19.6 ft
Waterline length18.7 ft
Beam over all8.5 ft
Mast length31.0 ft
Light displacement421 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 sailarea250 ft²
Downwind sailarea421 ft²
Mainsail area195 ft²
Jib area55 ft²
Spinnaker area226 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

27.7 ft

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

16.9 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1308.6 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2204.0 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 specification2007

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