Hobie Wildcat

The Wild Cat is your ticket to all-out thrills. Simply put, speed is addictive. Savor some windy-day trapeze time and your brain quickly acclimates to quick closing times, and rapidly advancing horizons.

The Wild Cat—Hobie Cat Europe’s no-holds-barred Formula 18 class killer—is designed to efficiently feed your adrenaline addiction. Elegant, functional touches include wave-piercing bows, an integrated wing-mast section, high- aspect ratio daggerboards and rudders, dual trapezes, a spinnaker launching-and-retrieval system and seriously fast fiberglass hulls. Weight the trapeze wires and the Wild Cat immediately delivers real-world lessons in “evolving” apparent-wind angles. Caveat emptor: face-splitting smiles and unadulterated good times included!

Hobie wildcat


  • Crew: E.C. Category: 2/3-C
  • Length: 18′ / 5.51 m
  • Beam: 8′ 6″ / 2.60 m
  • Capacity: 529 lbs / 240 kg
  • Weight: 397 lbs / 180 kg
  • Draft w/ Rudder Up: 7″ / .18 m
  • Mast Length: 29′ 6″ / 9 m
  • Total Sail Area: 454 ft² / 42.0 m²
  • Hull Construction: Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich


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