Best known for popular boats like the RS 100, Feva, and Venture, RS Sailing’s first entry into the world of catamarans is the RS CAT16. Expanding on the popular and successful rotomoulded plastic construction method, this multihull is both a joy to sail and easy to maintain. We have worked with RS Sailing for over 5 years and are excited for this addition to their small boat range. The RS CAT16 made it’s official North American debut at the Annapolis Boat Show this October, and George and Chris headed east to check it out.
George and Chris had a chance to get on the water and put the new catamaran through it’s paces. Job perks anyone? Here are their initial thoughts:
“We had an enjoyable first sail on the RS Cat 16. In 8 knots of breeze, it was quick, responsive, and comfortable. We can’t wait to try it out in more breeze and get out on the trap!” – Chris
The RS CAT16 is built using Comptec PE3 construction, a fancy term for three layer plastic. This allows for strong but durable hulls that can withstand years of use with minimal maintenance. The boat is simple to rig and sail, keeping shore to water time to a minimum without compromising performance. Several sail plans are available, including an XL version with mainsail, jib, spinnaker, and double trapeze.
Check out this short intro video on the RS CAT16
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