NACRA | 460 School

The NACRA 460 School is the answer for sailing schools and designed only for the purpose to teach sailors to handle their first Catamaran. A “school boat” must be reliable, strong, simple and yet still give the “first time” sailor the feeling that it is a proper Catamaran. School boats must as well be safe, adaptable to a wide range of conditions and they must have a long working life. Moreover they have to be able to go out when the breeze has picked up and also have sufficient sail power to manage successful in the lightest of breezes. The NACRA 460 School does all these things and a lot more!

Technical data

Boat length 4.60
Boat width 2.35
Mast lenght 7.77
Area mainsail 12.30
Area Jib 2.88

NACRA School

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Nacra snuffer system Option
Reef possibility Standard
Nacra kick up rudder system Standard
Foam sandwich Vinylester construction Standard
Jib roller furler Option
Ariba Glassfiber telesscopic joystick Standard
1:6 mainsheet system Standard

The hulls have the traditional buoyancy of all NACRAs. That is why these boats are rarely sailed single handed.

Main and jib by Performance Sails are of Dacron which means gaining years of life and true performance. The sail area is big enough to sail in the lightest of breezes and yet can be reefed down when the breeze gets too strong for beginners. The mainsail is boomless adding another great advantage for beginners as they won’t have to keep too low in tacks and jibes.

Skeg hulls, heavily reinforced on the lower sides give simplicity for the beginners. The NACRA kick-up rudders make it possible that one simple hand movement lifts and lowers the rudders when launching and beaching.

Like at all other NACRAs, the whole working gear is by Harken, just demonstrating again the NACRA philosophy that quality counts for everything.