The NACRA F17 is the true modern single hander which has some big advantages. Most single handers leave you trailing behind the bigger boats, but not the NACRA F17. The speed and power are unprecedented for a Catamaran of its size. The high pointing dagger boards enable you to sail high above the others on the windward leg. Tacking is easy as the F17 has fairly flat bottoms to the hulls meaning that it rides high in the water and the boards allow it to “spin” round with ease.

Technical data

Boat length 5.20
Boat width 2.44
Mast lenght 9.15
Area mainsail 15.25
Area Spi 19.00


F17 | 460 One Up 
500 One Up


Nacra snuffer system Standard
Dagger board Standard
Nacra kick up rudder system Standard
Foam sandwich Vinylester construction Standard
Boom Standard
Ariba Glassfiber telesscopic joystick Standard
Adjustable trapeze system Option
1:8 mainsheet system Standard

When you are sailing off the wind, you can drive the F17 when all other single handers have backed off. The F17 has real volume in front of the front beam. The RX mainsail is totally controllable with quality Harken gear on mast rotation, Cunningham downhaul and mainsheet blocks, allowing you to flatten the main as required. The Harken mainsheet traveller glides with exceptional ease. These matters are of real importance for a single hander as you have to steer with tiller extension with one hand and all the gear has to work perfectly with your other hand. NACRA “kick-up” rudders are a joy to use and the boards settle in just the position you place them, helping you in all points of sail.

When you are ready you can go a stage further and add the spinnaker. Then you have the real single hander, fast, high pointing single trapezing upwind and use the spinnaker to blast you over the waves on the downwind leg. This is providing the ultimate ride.