Q: Is this *the* Hobie Cat I've always seen and heard about it?
A: That's correct. The Hobie 16 is easily the most iconic catamaran ever designed. It's still built to this day.
Q: Wow, and it's still being sailed/raced?
A: Correct! Most of our customers get this boat specifically for racing - and there are 16 events all over the World every single weekend.
Q: Trailer options?
A: We have a custom galvanized trailer that fits the 16 perfectly. https://westcoastsailing.net/carnai-hobie-16-getaway-trailer/
Q: I think I sailed one of these 20-30 years ago.. Is it going to be as fun as I remember?
A: The Hobie 16 is still a barrel of fun - no doubt. That said.... we advise a lot of customers that ask this question that - if the goal is just to go out and have fun on a catamaran - there are some more comfortable and easier to sail choices these days. If you want to race and participate in an amazing community - there is a reason we stock and sell new Hobie 16s. We just want our customers to get the right boat. So, feel free to contact us if you have any questions on the right catamaran.