The ISAF International Class Hobie 16 is a popular catamaran for racing and day sailing.
The craft was the driving force behind the popularization of beach cats and was recently inducted into the Sailing Hall Of Fame. Introduced in 1972, the Hobie 16 is the second largest boat fleet in existence with over 109,000 boats built to date.
The boat is distinctly recognized for its asymmetric "banana" shaped hulls, designed to work without the need for daggerboards so the catamaran could be run up the beach without worry. The rudders kick-up automatically by lifting up on the tiller crossbar.