Nacra (for North American Catamaran Racing Association) is a manufacturer of catamarans since 1975, via Performance Cat Inc.
In 1971 Geoffrey Prindle begins the production of Prindle 16. With its revolutionary fine bow entries, Prindle 16 gains the “Most Efficient Catamaran Trophy” award at the Pacific Multihull Association’s World Speed Trials. Tom Rolland introduces the Alpha Cat. In 1975, the “Nacra” name is formalized, and Alpha 18 becomes Nacra 18 square. For this occasion Nacra produces a unique machine: the Nacra 36.
Nacra's boat range is quickly developed to offer a range of simple and high performance boats. Some of them revolutionize the practice, as the Nacra 6.0 with its self tacking jib and a large spinnaker, which ruled over the long distance races.
Today the range is wide and segmented: catamarans for recreation (with 3 digits) and those for regattas (with 2 digits).
Website : www.nacrasailing.com
There are 11 "Nacra" sailboats on Sailboat-Data.
|Nacra 17||17.2 ft||2011|
|Nacra 450||15.0 ft||1993|
|Nacra 460||14.8 ft||2004|
|Nacra 500||16.4 ft||1998|
|Nacra 570||18.6 ft||1998|
|Nacra F16||16.4 ft||2012|
|Nacra F18||18.1 ft||2002|
|Nacra F20 FCS||20.3 ft||2014|
|Nacra Inter 17||17.2 ft||1998|
|Nacra Inter 18||18.1 ft||1996|
|Nacra Inter 20||20.0 ft||1998|