RS CAT16 – MORE FUN THROUGH BETTER DESIGN

RS CAT 16
Sparkling performance gives this modern beach and training catamaran the feel of a higher performance boat, yet it could hardly be easier to handle. Start with the main and jib – use the gennaker and trapeze to turbo charge the performance when you’re ready. The RS CAT16 has stability and space so you can enjoy the excitement alone or with family and friends. A new design protected system for joining the beams to the hulls gives increased stiffness compared to other rotomoulded polyethylene catamarans, with the added bonus of allowing the boat to be disassembled quickly for storage or transport. Durability : Convenience : Fun –  the hallmarks of the RS CAT16.
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Crew Weight (kgs)

Beam (m)

No. of Trapezes

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Length (m)

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INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

France

FRANCE

2014 Paris Boat Show
Coup de Coeurs

US

USA

2014 Sailing World
Best Dinghy

France

FRANCE

2015 Paris Boat Show
Coup de Coeurs

WHAT THE SAILORS ARE SAYING…

The RS CAT16, a triumph of rotomolding technology, is not just another plastic beach cat. It’s plenty high-performance. This is one for adults and kids alike to get hooked on the stoke that comes with two hulls. Sailing World, USA

The RS Cats were a huge success and the kids loved the thrill of catamaran sailing. Kate Mardel-Ferreira

Roadshows, Land Rover BAR

Even under main and jib alone, the RS Cat 16 sizzled along, its wave-piercing bows doing their thing while a pair of laser-beam-straight wakes stretched out astern. A few minutes later, we hoisted the A-sail, and life became very satisfying indeed. Adam Cort

Sail Magazine, USA

With more breeze you’d be laughing, but what’s really amazing is the build and how well it’s all put together – amazing. Chuck Allen

USA

FEATURES
Sparkling performance with easy handling
  • Easy handling and fantastic performance
  • Practical features for novices and experienced sailors
  • Concave deck creates secure sitting area
  • Lift & lock – simple & secure rudder system
  • Designed by innovative multihull expert Jo Richards and the RS development team
Singlehanded or family crew
  • Exciting single-handed – plenty of space for the family
  • Blast across the bay – picnic on the beach
  • More fun – more exciting adventures
Storage and transport convenience
  • Fast assembly & separation allows storage in restricted space
  • Quick to rig – simple and robust
  • Practical moulded-in handholds make moving the boat easy on shore
Greatest durability – lowest maintenance
  • NEW – Hull & beam securing system without holes through the skin of the boat – no sealant required
  • Beam and shroud bolts secure into stainless-steel bars in channels on either side of the hulls
  • Exceptionally strong, simple and fast assembly – just 15 minutes using only one spanner
  • RS Comptec PE3 construction– state of the art three layer rotomoulding system
  • Toughest outer skin – middle foam layer for stiffness – strong inner skin
  • RS process leads the way & enables additional thickness in high load areas
  • Reduced overall weight for better sailing – every RS offers the best performance and most rewarding handling
  • Built in buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment – through-bolted rudder systems
  • Virtually maintenance free
Safety features
  • Toe straps above and below tramps to assist capsize righting
  • Capsize righting line in under-tramp stowage bag
  • Knife stowage under tramp
  • Recesses in aft decks reduce volume and make it easier to “sink” a stern and right the boat from inversion
RS CAT16 Club
  • Mainsail only – simple set-up
RS CAT16 S
  • Mainsail
  • Jib
  • Single trapeze
RS CAT16 XL
  • Mainsail
  • Jib
  • Single Trapeze
RS CAT16 Accessories
  • Launching wheels
  • Road trailer
  • Carbon fibre tiller extension
  • Mast head float
  • Wind indicator
  • Jib pack
  • Gennaker pack
  • Twin Trapeze pack
  • 2-part mast
SPECIFICATION

Standard
Optional

RS CAT16 ClubRS CAT16 SRS CAT16 XL
DesignerJo Richards and RS Sailing
3 Layer Comptec PE3 Hull
Length3.64m (12')
Beam1.42m (4'8")
Hull Weight (each)63kg (139lbs)
Sailing weight2.1m² (22ft²)
Mainsail – DacronPerformance fabric
Jib – Dacron5.5m² (57ft²)
Gennaker7.0m² (73ft²)
Single trapeze
Twin trapeze(helm and crew)
Mast – aluminium alloy1-part
Mast – aluminium alloy2-part
Rudder stock systemLift and lock
Tiller extensionAluminium alloy
Tiller extensionCarbon fibre
Rudder bladesAluminium alloy – low drag section
Heavy duty trampolineTow straps above and below plus righting line pocket below
Capsize righting line
Launching wheels
Mast head float
Road trailer
Wind indicator

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