Nacra 570

There are two words at the origin of this catamaran: simplicity and performance. The result is somewhat successful: for simplicity, the boat has a sloop rig without a boom, automatic rudders and symmetrical hulls without dagger-boards or centerboards. For performance, with a sail area of 21sqm – 226sqft and an optional spinnaker, the boat has a good speed even if the tack angle is a little less than at the Formula 18. The Harken hardware, adjustable spreaders and double trapeze can harness all this power.

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Main Features

ModelNacra 570
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerPerformance Catamarans
Building years (first/last)1998 / Still in production
PredecessorNacra 5.7
CE regulationC-2 / D-4
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeSkegs
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length18.6 ft
Beam over all8.2 ft
Mast length29.8 ft
Light displacement364 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 spreader1
Spreader anglePushing (diamond)
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea226 ft²
Downwind sailarea349 ft²
Mainsail area177 ft²
Jib area50 ft²
Spinnaker area172 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

28.1 ft

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

19.7 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1369.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2113.6 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)
1,069 / 1,021(Spi)

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2003

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