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High performance catamaran sailing utilizing the durability of plastic construction. For it’s size, the RS CAT16 is easy to handle, maintain, and transport. With the durability of a plastic hull and the features of a racing cat, RS brings a whole new level of design and performance to catamaran sailing.

Two Models Available:

  • RS CAT16 S: Main and Jib

  • RS CAT16XL: Main, Jib, and Gennaker

  • Boats are not eligible for free shipping, but easy and inexpensive delivery options for Western North America are available. Use the 'Request A Quote button' to get a shipping quote.



Sail Singlehanded or with Crew

  • Exciting for a single-handed adult
  • Space for the family
  • Blast across the bay - picnic on the beach

High Performance and Easy Handling

  • Designed by innovative multihull expert Jo Richards and the RS development team
  • Easy handling with stable, buoyant hulls
  • Practical features to make life easy for novices and experienced sailors
  • Concave deck creates secure sitting area
  • Lift & lock rudder system

Convenient Storage and Transportation

  • Fast assembly / separation allows storage in restricted space
  • RS CAT16 can even be transported on the roof of a large car
  • Practical moulded-in handholds make moving the boat easy on shore

Highly Durable with Low Maintenance

  • Hull & beam attachment system without holes through the skin of the boat - no sealant required
  • Beam and shroud bolts secure into stainless-steel bars in channels on either side of the hulls
  • Exceptionally strong, simple and fast assembly - just 15 minutes using only one wrench
  • RS Comptec PE3 construction state of the art three layer rotomoulding system
  • Toughest outer skin, middle foam layer for stiffness, strong inner skin
  • RS polyethylene process enables additional thickness in high load areas
  • Reduces overall weight for better sailing, every RS offers the best performance and most rewarding handling
  • Built in buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment, through-bolted rudder systems
  • Virtually maintenance free

Safety Features

  • Toe straps above and below tramps to assist capsize righting
  • Capsize righting line in under-tramp stowage bag
  • Knife stowage under tramp
  • Recesses in aft decks reduce volume and make it easier to sink a stern and right the boat from inversion

Buying From West Coast Sailing

We represent a dozen sailboat brands from all around the world. Our dinghy sailboat inventory is second to none, with at least 80-100 boats in stock in our warehouse at any time. Our staff has extensive experience sailing, racing, rigging, coaching and delivering boats worldwide. This is what we do:

  • Selection – 70+ models of sailboats from manufacturers around the world.
  • Service> – Our staff is focused on helping you Own The Water.
  • Experience – The team here has decades of experience on all types of dinghies.
  • Inventory – Over $1millon of boats and parts inventory in stock at all times.
  • Logistics – We have experience shipping boats all over the world, at reasonable rates, quickly.
  • Rigging – We rig most boats by hand, and stand behind our work.
  • Long Term Support – We are a leader in our industry, and we didn't get here by cutting corners. We have your back.
  • Apparel and Accessories – We have the apparel, accessories, trailers and dollies to go with each boat.

Reach out to our team anytime at or (503) 285-5536 ext 2.

Additional Info

Additional Info

  • Construction: 3 Layer Comptec PE3 Hull
  • Length: 15'6" (4.7m)
  • Beam: 7'9" (2.35m)
  • Hull Weight (each): 95lb (42kg)
  • Sailing Weight: 308lb (140kg)
  • Capacity: 1-3
SKU 10070
Condition New
Manufacturer RS Sailing


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