Catamarans with skeg construction don’t rely on daggerboards for stability, and therefore can be easily launched, recovered, and sailed in shallow waters. The rudders simply kick up if they hit any obstruction and can be raised and locked up when parked on the beach.
Nacra’s skeg cats are built to Olympic standards and have a sail plan that is extremely flexible compared to other brands, allowing our boats to be sailed in a wide range of conditions. They are true catamarans for advanced sailors, while making the perfect learning platform for beginners.
Nacra’s daggerboard range offers strong racing catamarans with rigid mid-hull daggerboards. Because of this construction daggerboard cats have less hydrodynamic drag, and are therefore faster, more nimble and very accurate. Daggerboard cats have high balance, even in rough waters, making them extremely safe to use.
Nacra now offers both single-handed cats such as the Nacra 15 ONE and the Nacra F16 Carbon ONE, as well as crew cats. Our daggerboard flagship Nacra F18 Evolution, built upon the legendary F18 Infusion, is the current echelon of competitive daggerboard cat racing.
Nacra 15 ONE
Nacra F16 Carbon
Nacra F16 Carbon ONE
Nacra F18 Evolution
Nacra F20 Carbon
A foiling cat is a catamaran with specialized wing-like daggerboards (foils) mounted in or under the hull. As the boat increases its speed the foils lift the hulls up and out of the water, greatly reducing drag, resulting in extremely high speeds. Foiling cats are considered the most exciting to sail due to speed and accuracy, while still being safe and very stable.
Nacra offers semi-foiling and full foiling high performance cats for both single-handed and crew sailing. All foiling cats are very light, very stiff and very powerful, capable of blistering speeds in a wide range of conditions. And of course Nacra offers the Nacra 17 Olympic, our flagship specifically designed as benchmark for high performance mixed multihull racing at the Olympic Games.
Nacra 15 FCS
Nacra 15 FCS ONE
Nacra F18 FCS
Nacra 17 Olympic
Nacra F20 Carbon FCS
Can’t decide which Nacra boat to get? Not to worry. Nacra Sailing has something for everyone – from light and sturdy leisure cat to full-blown Olympic powerhouse.
To help you make the right choice, we’ve compiled a progression chart – for both the youth and adults, for both recreational and serious sailors. Take a look and make your choice.