- Jun 1, 2004
No offense, but to consider a Hobie 16 the "Ferrari" of beach cats is a bit far fetched. It might be the "volkswagon" of the genre, in that it was so popular, but it was probably the slowest and least technical beach cat of that era. It was this simplicity that made it so easy to learn to sail and made them popular as resort rentals. Plus, the Rainbow colored sails were quite the thing.