The RS CAT16 is a recent addition to the RS Range and our first catamaran. Easy to handle, exciting and highly durable, with rig options for beginners through to experienced cat sailors.
With significant technical developments in key structural aspects of the boat, the RS CAT16 not only looks modern, it also incorporates important practical benefits.
The hulls and beams are secured without holes through the skin of the boat – so the boat can be assembled or taken apart in around 15 minutes without need for sealant, using just one spanner. Bolts securing the beams and shrouds secure into stainless steel bars located in channels on either side of the hulls. Exceptionally strong, simple and fast assembly.
So the RS CAT16 can be stored in restricted space and even transported on the roof of a large family car.
RS Comptec PE3 – three layer rotomoulded polyethylene construction system – gives class leading durability, while latest design developments from innovative and highly successful multihull designer Jo Richards and RS Sailing ensure sparkling performance afloat, coupled with stability and easy handling built in by the RS development team.
|Standard Optional||RS CAT16||Club||S||XL||Race|
|Designer||Jo Richards and RS Sailing|
|3 Layer Comptec PE3 Hull|
|Hull Weight (each)||42kg (95lb)|
|Sailing Weight||140kg (308lb)|
|Mainsail - Dacron||9.98 sqM (107.5 sq ft)|
|Mainsail - Mylar||10.5 m2 (113 sq ft)|
|Jib - Dacron||2.35 sqM (25.3 sq ft)|
|Jib - Mylar||2.35 m2 (25.3 sq ft)|
|Gennaker||12.82 sqM (138 sq ft)|
|Twin trapeze (helm + crew)|
|Mast - aluminium alloy||1 - part|
|Mast - aluminium alloy||2 - part|
|Boom||Aluminium alloy + mast spanner|
|Rudder stock system||Lift & Lock|
|Tiller extension||Aluminium alloy|
|Tiller extension||Carbon fibre|
|Rudder blades||Aluminium alloy - low drag section|
|Heavy duty trampoline||Toe straps above and below + righting line pocket below|
|Capsize righting line|
|Mast head float|
"“I think Jo Richards and our development team have done a fantastic job with the RS CAT16. It not only looks great but also brings valuable technical steps forward to make the boat practical, strong and exciting. Response so far has been all that we could have hoped for.”"
Martin Wadhams MD RS Sailing