Nacra Inter 17

As a competitor of the Hobie Cat 17, the Nacra Inter 17 has somewhat more modern appearance. She is a solitary catamaran with slivered and inclined hulls, as a Class A. With her deep dagger-boards and large enough rudders, the boat is performing well and she has a good maneuverability. The Harken fittings are properly sized. If the mainsail is not enough, the optional spinnaker gives more downwind speed. Although Inter 17 was distributed all across Europe and USA, this catamaran is fairly uncommon.

See the Nacra Inter 17's specifications on

Main Features

ModelNacra Inter 17
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerRoscoe Guinea
Building years (first/last)1998 / 2008
SuccessorNacra 17
CE regulationC-2 / D-4
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/vinylester
Appendage typeDaggerboards
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length17.2 ft
Beam over all8.2 ft
Mast length28.2 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 sailarea149 ft²
Downwind sailarea332 ft²
Mainsail area149 ft²
Spinnaker area183 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

26.8 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1061.0 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2368.1 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)
1,150 / 1,089(Spi)

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2003

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