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!
Draft: 0 ft. 7 in.
Beam: 8 ft. 6 in.
Max load: 529
Length: 18' / 5.46 m
Beam: 8' 6" / 2.59 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
Carbon Telescopic Tiller Extension
Carbon-Reinforced Rudder Blades and Daggerboards
Fiberglass Hulls with EVA Anti-Skid and One Inspection Port at the Rear
Harken Mainsheet Blocks
Harken Spinnaker Blocks
Jib Tack Line and Jib Sheet Integrated in the Front Crossbar
Spinlock Cunningham Blocks
Spinnaker Tack Point and Spinnaker Halyard are Separated