A catsailing brand from the bottom up:
Nacra was founded in 1975 to tap into the market created by Hobie Alter the founder of Hobie Cat, and several other companies offering small fiberglass catamarans designed to be sailed off the beach by a crew of one or two.
Based in the Netherlands, and inspired and driven by Nacra sailors worldwide, the company is a leading manufacturer of catsailing equipment: producing everything from boats to masts to accessories. With boats ranging from ranging from 4.5 to 20ft in length.
Nacra offers complete cameraman solutions based on performance, design, secure, and value.
Nacra F20 FCS
The Nacra F20 FCS (Flight Control System) is the pinnacle of beach cat design today. Those seeking the ultra fast thrill of a two-crewed three point foiler will be blown away by the speed, responsiveness and excitement that this top end catamaran provides today.
This is the newer version of the C foiled F20C that took the world by storm in 2010. Both boats are all carbon multihulls. Both are built for the elite beach cat sailor who enjoy leaving the fleet behind in their wake!
Using J foils like its bigger Americas Cup cousins, the F20FCS has a specialised flight control system that allows for dynamic control of the boat’s flight above the water with both hulls out of the water and on foils. The control system allows for a greater degree of control in a variety of sea conditions and allows the experienced team with practice to complete the new technique of gybing without the hulls going into the water whilst completing the manoeuvre.
Standard sail configuration includes a Kevlar carbon square top mainsail, a Kevlar carbon high aspect jib and a full radial cut spinnaker for blasting downwind. The hull is a carbon sandwich with pre-moulded shaped core. T-foil rudders, rudder control system, spinnaker pole, boom and mast are made from carbon fibre as well.
Nacra 17 - Olympic multihull:
The Nacra 17 is a performance catamaran and has been the focus of multihull sailing at the Olympic Games since its conception.The Nacra 17 was used for the first time in the 2016 Olympics and will again be the equipment for the mixed multihull event at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
These 17 foot boats have only 2 crew members, making full foiling sailing a real challenge. This boat is at the forefront of ‘4-point’ foiling, where both daggerboards remain in the water at all times, to increase stability, decrease crew work, and allow such small crew to handle so much power.
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Narcra 15 - Pathway for youth sailing:
The Nacra 15 was designed from scratch to ISAF criteria in order to become the new official ISAF youth catamaran. The older catamarans in this program needed replacement, and it has now become the multihull of choice for youth development. The Nacra 15 very similar to it's bigger sister, the Olympic Nacra 17, creating a pathway towards the Olympics.
It first raced at the World Sailing Youth Worlds in 2016 in New Zealand and, with more than 75 boats on the water worldwide, there is already a fiercely competitive racing scene. The RYA also chose it as their Youth Multihull. Soon after, the Nacra 15 was chosen to be a 2018 Youth Olympic Games multihull (in full foiling mode).
It really is a ‘mini NACRA 17’, given that the NACRA 17 will also be making it’s full foiling debut at the 2020 Olympic games.