Launchings: Hobie T2

With the publicity of the America’s Cup and long-distance speed record-breakers, to its inclusion in clubs and sailing schools around the world, multihull sailing is going through a revival and Hobie is leading the pack. As the largest producer of catamarans in the world, Hobie knows what their customers want and they deliver. Enter the new Hobie T2 catamaran. Call it a Hobie fusion: a combination of the durability and simplicity of a recreational plastic catamaran with the high performance and agility of fiberglass that will appeal to performance and recreational sailors alike.

The result?  Two-layer, rotomolded polyethylene piercing hulls, a tall mast and a high aspect square top mainsail all combine to quickly get lift out of the water, providing that rush of flying a hull. The piercing shape of the hull also decreases the chance of pitch poling.  Hobie’s first double trapeze on a rotomolded catamaran lets sailors further take advantage of the boat’s power.

Molded-in bow and stern handles make the T2 Hobie’s easiest boat to move around. Hobie 16-style rigging means quick set up and proven reliability.  These types of user-friendly features ensure that the T2 will be part of sailing schools and club programs internationally.

Specifications:

The Hobie T2 is made in Europe.

Crew: 1-4

Length: 16’/4.90m

Beam:  7’8”/2.34m

Draft w/Rudder Up: 10”/0.25m

Mast Length: 26’ 6”/8.07m

Sail Area: 172 ft2/16m2

Weight: 388lbs/176kg

Capacity: 529lbs/240 kg

For more information visit www.hobiecat.com/sail/t2/

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