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.
- Crew: 3-4
- Length: 16′ / 4.90 m
- Beam: 8′ / 2.43 m
- Capacity: 900 lbs/408 kg (US) / 529 lbs/240 kg (EU)
- Weight: 388 lbs / 176 kg
- Draft w/ Rudder Up: 10″ / .25 m
- Mast Length: 24′ 7.3″ / 7.5 m
- Sail Area: 172 ft² / 16 m²
- Hull Construction: Rotomolded Polyethylene