NACRA | 500 School

All school boats have to be designed to fulfil a certain sailing role. The NACRA 500 School does just that. It is a “proper Catamaran” something not all school boats are! It is modelled on the successful 500 but with Dacron boomless main and jib.

Technical data

Boat length 5.00
Boat width 2.44
Mast lenght 8.23
Area mainsail 14.15
Area Jib 3.52

NACRA School

Playcat | 460 School
500 School | 570 School 


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 advantage for a school boat of moving to Dacron is that the main can be reefed allowing the boat to be sailed in a wide range of conditions. This is important because when new sailors come to a sailing school, they are excited and want to go sailing and not to be told that there is not enough or too much wind.

Large buoyant hulls give the NACRA 500 School good ride capacity and all the quality features of NACRA are included in this boat: double trapeze, adjustable for individual height, Harken gear throughout, extendable tiller extension, tight polypropylene trampoline, kick-up rudders and a rotating mast.

The NACRA 500 School is a true Catamaran and forms the perfect learning platform.