Hobie Wild Cat



Hobie Cat Europe asked a panel of esteemed naval architects, Olympic sailors, and sailmakers to design and build an F18-class category killer. The result? The all-new Hobie Wild Cat F18. This no apologies racing cat will unquestionably make its presence known in ISAF. Wave-piercing hulls, integrated wing mast section, and minimal drag from its high-aspect rudders and centerboards contribute to outrageous lift when sailing to windward. Downwind is a sleigh ride with the full spinnaker rig. Whether fleet racing or blistering across the water for the sheer thrill of it, the Wild Cat will most certainly satisfy your need for velocity.


  • Length Overall: 18' / 5.46 m
  • Beam: 8' 6" / 2.59 m
  • Draft w/ Rudder Up: 7" / 0.18 m
  • Mast Length: 29' 6" / 8.99 m
  • Sail Area: 454 sq ft / 42.0 sq m
  • Weight: 397 lbs / 180 kg
  • Max Load: 529 lbs / 240 kg
  • Crew: 2
  • Hull Construction: Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich


  • Fiberglass hulls with EVA anti-skid and one inspection port at the rear
  • Carbon reinforced rudder blades and daggerboards
  • Carbon telescopic tiller extension
  • Mesh trampoline
  • Harken mainsheet blocks
  • Harken spinnaker blocks
  • Spinlock Cunningham blocks
  • Jib tack line and jib sheet integrated in the front crossbar
  • Spinnaker tack point and spinnaker halyard are separated


  • Aluminum trailer with mast stand and double rollers

Available Colors

  • Wild Cat Red
  • Wild Cat Smoke
  • Wild Cat White

All Colors, Graphics and Specifications are subject to change without notice