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2011 price increases

Existing pricing for 2010 is over in a few days so get your order in NOW to take advantage of the 2010 pricing.
Also note that there is an additional discount for all boats paid in full in the next few days.

Team Boskalis video


Nacra Playcat jib kit

The Playcat now has an optional jib kit for even more speed and it will make the boat easier to sail.

playcat with jib kit


F18 Infusion MK2

F18 Infusion MK2 ( read: Mark two)

Although the F18 Infusion is still the boat to beat we are launching a Mark II model of the Infusion. Together with the original designers Morelli Melvin and the International Nacra sailing team Nacra had decided to go for it! Here is a list of changes on the Infusion. This year during the worlds of F18 it showed again that Nacra is very competitive and almost had won the worlds until the last race was sailed. To make sure we stay there we need to stay one step ahead!!

  • Nacra Sailing “Team Boards” = Faster + higher upwind performance, easier all over
  • New designed monolithic dagger board cases = Stiffer & Stronger like F20 carbon
  • Pro-grip deck lay out like F20 Carbon = Soft & comfortable + safe ( good grip)
  • Improved general Construction = even improved torsion stiffness
  • Added sail color main + jib= Smoke/White/Blue
  • Updated race package = Cunningham jib, new line-pack, rudder& dagger board bags
  • Updated sail shape = quicker main/jib combination + spinnaker
  • Integrated upf*cker = to pull up port dagger board in racing
  • No further changes are made to the hulls = still unbeaten hull shape
The Infusion MK II is available from the 1st of January 2011. To get a production slot, please order in time to make sure that we can meet your expectations for delivery.  Note the 5% winter reduction on the full program.

2010 Canadian F18 Championships

The 2010 Canadian F18 championships will be held at Etobicoke Yacht Club Sept 24,25 and 26th with the 23rd as a weigh in day. We had a great turnout last year of 37 boats and we expect to get at least that many again this year. Please preregister at http://www.cat-alist.com/index.php/2010-canf18-and-ben-hur-registration

2010 orders

2010 Orders should be in by March 1st  in order to receive them by the end of May since there is at least an 8 week lead time. There is a lot of interest in the 500 this year and the F18 class is also going strong. Its a great time to buy considering the great exchange rate vs the US dollar.

Also all orders received and fully paid for by the end of January receive a 5% discount!

New Boat: the NACRA F20 Carbon

Press Release - 16-10-2009 – for immediate release
One boat to "Rule Them All"

The F20c did 28knots on its first outing..not bad.

Nacra is proud to announce the upcoming launch of its new flagship, the NACRA F20 Carbon. This latest addition to the Nacra range is a new high performance 20 ft catamaran.

Peter Vink, head of the development team: “ The whole development team is very proud to share the first information about the new Nacra F20 Carbon. We have been working with the best-of-the best in the maritime industry to ensure that this is truly a “king of the beach” boat. It will be bigger, wider and faster than anything in-or outside its class”. Although nicknamed “Babyzilla” by the team, it will still be a boat that can be sailed by the local clubracer and be able to win at it’s first outing at the clubrace.

Peter Vink:”We took all the best features and characteristics of our current F18 Infusion, which has won the last two F18 Worlds, and applied it to the new boat, as an example: the rudder system, mast extrusion, beams and some other small bits and pieces, this way we have proven technology on the new F20 Carbon”.

The development was done by world renowned designers, Morrelli & Melvin for hulls, Nils Bunkenburg, A cat guru for the foils, Performance Sails for the rig & sails combined with the in-house knowledge at Nacra.

Development and testing has been underway for over 18 months, 2 boats were fitted with both straight daggers and with foils to allow the team to compare; a third boat, a Nacra 20 was fitted with the wide beams and the new rig. The 3 test platforms allowed the development team to test in the real world without revealing to much about this new boat, so they could adjust and fine-tune the design.

A variety in masts, mast hardware positioning and different sail cloth and shapes has been tested. The new hull shape which has been created, starting with a wave piercing bow forming a diamond shape hull stretching backwards into a “square-ish” transom, is of mayor importance due to the combination with the curved daggerboard. Although the basic shape was chosen, several adjustments were made driven by new technology [computer fluid dynamics] and knowledge which was gathered by Melvin & Morrelli while working on the Americas Cup project for BMW ORACLE.

Pete Melvin:”It is not a coincidence that the hull shape of the new F20 Carbon shows resemblance with the floats of the AC boat, we were able to take the knowledge we gained at the AC project and scale it down to the F20 Carbon. The most noticeable and distinctive feature is the chine that runs from the bow backwards on the hull allowing the water to flow away from the hull. Combining the chine and wave piercing bow with the upperdeck shape reduces drag piercing trough the waves both upwards and downwards”.

Regular production has started and the first boats have been delivered.




Fun from Quebec


Nacra Wins F18 Worlds 2009

On Friday July 17, Team Boskalis (NED), sailing a Nacra Infusion, took gold and bronze at the F18 World Championships 2009 in Knokke/Belgium. Coen de Koning (NED) prolonged his world title with his new crew Thijs Visser (NED). Their team mates Hugh Styles (GBR) and Ferdinand van West (NED) won bronze, whereas Gunnar Larsen (NED) and Stefan Dubbeldam (NED) climbed from a sixteenth to a fifth position overall. Sascha Larsen (NED) and Christa van Helden (NED) finished twelfth as best mixed duo, out of 173 F18 cats.

Last week's weather gave the race committee and the sailors a hard time. Light and variable conditions with a strong current characterized Monday and Tuesday. The breeze picked up till force six on Wednesday and dropped to force three/four on Thursday. The forecast for Friday looked really bad, so the organization decided to have an early start (9 am) on the final day. That worked out well, as it was blowing over thirty knots in the afternoon. Due to these difficult circumstances, the six qualifying races were only completed on Thursday evening, where after the real battle for the title could finally commence. De Koning and Visser were leading after the qualification series, followed by their fellow countrymen Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij.

De Koning yesterday: "We were able to focus well until Thursday evening. Then we realized that I could win for the second time in row, against my own expectation." Before the first start of the last day, the two favourite teams were already close together. De Koning: "We were just above Mischa on the line. After the gun, we were match racing each other till the finish. By doing so, we ran away from the rest of the fleet. It was fantastic. However, we missed the gate in the l ast downwind, as we were probably too busy with positions, so we lost the lead and came second." At the second start, the Dutchmen didn't got off the line well and finished eleventh and Heemskerk/Tentij capsized downwind by pitchpoling. 

Exciting Stuff
Meanwhile, it was blowing over thirty knots with squalls coming through. De Koning: "The last race was chaos. A few boats were early over the line at the pin, which gave us bad air. Many teams were pinching, where we decided to loosen the traveller and jib. We were sailing lower, but much faster. At the last gate, we were in third or fourth position, but we capsized. We did extremely careful and we still got blown over. That really annoyed me, as we finished thirteenth." After the concluding race, De Koning and Visser learned that their rivals Heemskerk and Tentij had a black flag. However, the Englishmen Rob Wilson and Marcus Lynch sailed strongly in the big breeze and gained a few places. After nine races, they were on equal points with De Koning/Visser, but the Dutchmen scored more bullets and won the series and therefore the F18 World Title 2009.

Youngest F18 World Champion ever

Thijs Visser (19) has become the youngest F18 World Champion ever: "It has been a special year. for me I could hardly believe there was a possibility of crewing for Coen, when he called me in October. Our characters seem to match well, which is our strength I think. Coen is also a great sailor and coach, of which I took advantage. I learned a lot from him over the past six months, which made me a better crew and we could grow as a team."

Bronze for Styles/Van West

"It was difficult today", said Ferdinand van West on Friday. He and his helmsman Hugh Styles climbed from an eleventh to a third position overall, by finishing 10-4-2. Van West: "On the run we had to be careful and restrain ourselves from pushing too hard, but it was awesome. Although we capsized on Wednesday, we knew our limits now. It was our best day."

Larsen/Dubbeldam achieve their goal

Gunnar Larsen and Stefan Dubbeldam showed a final sprint by finishing 6-3-6. They climbed from a sixteenth to a fifth place overall. Dubbeldam: "We were no longer focussed on our goal of making the top six." On Monday, the two Boskalis riders commenced the Worlds with a black flag, which resulted in a 94th position overall. The shackle of their jib broke on Wednesday, followed by a capsize in a gibe. Dubbeldam: "All we could do after that bad start, was rising on the leader board and having fun.


1. NED - De Koning/Visser, 37 points, Nacra F18 Infusion
2. GBR - Wilson/Lynch, 37 points
3. GBR - Styles/Van West, 58 points, Nacra F18 Infusion
4. AUS - Ashby/Howden, 63 points
5. NED - Larsen/Dubbeldam, 67 points, Nacra F18 Infusion
10.NED – McPherson/Dercksen, 104 points, Nacra F18 Infusion
11.GER - Sach/Sach, 104 points, Nacra F18 Infusion
12. NED - Larsen/Van Helden, 109 points, Nacra F18 Infusion
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