Nacra 450

The smallest Nacra holds all the arguments of her big sisters: a square top mainsail and hulls with fine water entry, but she struggles in performance with the weight of two adults onboard. As on the 500 or 570, simplicity is everywhere: mainsail without boom, skegs rather than dagger-boards. The Nacra 450 is also equipped with an automatic rudders system that accept the "beaching".

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Main Features

ModelNacra 450
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerPerformance Catamarans
Building years (first/last)1993 / 2003
SuccessorNacra 460
CE regulationC-2 / D-4
Appendage typeSkegs
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length15.0 ft
Beam over all8.0 ft
Mast length25.5 ft
Light displacement284 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 sailarea183 ft²
Downwind sailarea264 ft²
Mainsail area145 ft²
Jib area38 ft²
Spinnaker area118 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement1418.5 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement2044.3 ft²/Ton
Trapezes2 set(s)

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2007

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