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