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Nacra F18 Evolution

OverviewSpecifications

The Nacra F18 Evolution is a racing catamaran built with advanced technology, sophisticated design tools and 45 years of experience. The primary ambition of the new Formula 18 design was to build upon the Nacra F18 Infusion’s unique pedigree as the best all-around performing F18, over the full range of sailing conditions for every sailor.

Most notable on this F18 Evolution: the hull shape design. It has an aggressively styled raked wave-piercing bow with a horizontal hull chine running back into the transom. This design delivers a unique compromise for both sailing upwind and downwind at different speeds. The optimized foredeck in front of the main beam and embedded beams into the hull add extra sleekness to this design. The updated longitudinal beam position optimizes the hydrodynamic and aerodynamic balance between the sail plan and appendages.


F18 Class

The F18 class is founded in 1993 by Pierre Charles Barraud and Olivier Bovyn. The F18 class aims to provide fair racing for crews of various weights. With the use of two different sail sizes of jibs and spinnakers, crews can weigh from 115 to over 150 kg. Competition between the manufacturers keep the costs at the lowest level. Allowing mixed and female crews to compete on an equal basis in large male fleets made entering in the class more accessible for every sailor. The Formula 18 class keeps offering popular, exciting, safe and fair racing, and also keeps on growing and evolving.

International Formula 18 Class Association

Standard Configuration

  • 1:10 main sheet system
  • 1:16 Cunningham
  • 1:4 Jib Cunningham
  • Harken hardware
  • Tapered Spin Halyard
  • Nylon spinnaker
  • Pentex sails
  • Jib Self Tacker
  • Wing trampoline with outkickers
  • Fixed Carbon tiller extension
  • Shroud and forestay with adjustable turnbuckle
  • Foot straps
  • Deck sweeper sail
  • Adjustable trapeze system
  • Full boat cover and mast cover

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 9.15m(30′)
Beam:  2.15m(8’5″)
Crew Capacity: 1-4
Racing Crew: 2 / 2
Weight (fully rigged): 180kg (396Lb)
Mast Length: 9,15m(30′)
Mainsail: 17m2 (183ft2)
Jib: 4.3m2(46ft2)
Spinnaker: 21m2(226ft2)

Pricing Does not include shipping.  Shipping available upon request

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8865 Caratoke Highway
Unit #5
Point Harbor, NC 27964
Tel: 252-489-3491

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