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Aqua Cat 12

1961
Designer
Arthur Javes
Builder
American Fiberglass Corp.
American Sail Inc,
Hull Type
Catamaran Twin Dbrd.
Construction
FG
Associations
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Dimensions

Length Overall
12 2 / 3.7 m
Waterline Length
11 10 / 3.6 m
Beam
6 5 / 2 m
Draft
0 5 / 0.1 m 2 0 / 0.6 m
Displacement
160 lbs / 73 kg
Ballast
?
drawing

Rig and Sails

Type
Lateen
Reported Sail Area
90 ft2 / 8.4 m2
Total Sail Area
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Mainsail
Sail Area
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P
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E
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Mast Height
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Foresail
Sail Area
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I
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J
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Est. Forestay Len.
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Auxilary Power

Make
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Model
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HP
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Type
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Fuel Capacity
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Accomodations

Water Capacity
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Holding Tank Capacity
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Headroom
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Calculations

Hull Speed
4.61 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
48.86
high performance
Ballast/Displacement
?
Displacement/Length
43.14
Ultralight
Comfort Ratio
1.7
lightweight racing boat
Capsize Screening
4.79
better suited for coastal cruising

Notes

At one time, the AQUA CAT was the worlds largest one-design catamaran class. (Later eclipsed by the HOBIE 16 & 18).
Although the original American Fiberglass Corp. was sold in 1971, a slightly modified version of the orginal AQUA CAT 12 was being built until at least 2003.
American Sail Inc.
7350 Pepperdam Avenue
Charleston SC 29418
Tel.: (843) 552-8548
Toll Free: (800) 844-2399
Fax: (843) 552-7770
Email: amerisail@gmail.com


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