The evolution of sailing
Record-breaking winning design.
The next step in Formula 18 sailing.
(r)Evolutionary on every level.
Using the most advanced technology in Formula 18 sailing, the Nacra F18 Evolution is a racing catamaran built to win – a sophisticated design combined with 45 years of experience make it the best all-round performing Formula 18 multihull, across the full range of sailing conditions for every sailor.
The literal evolution in Formula 18 sailing, it’s the next iteration of the boat that won it all, the Nacra F18 Infusion. Using the same unique construction process, this catamaran will take you to heights in performance you’ve only dreamed of.
Competitive One Design racing
EVOLUTION IS THE SECRET TO THE NEXT STEP
The main purpose of the new F18 Evolution design was to build upon the unique pedigree of the Nacra F18 Infusion MKII as the previous best-in-class allrounder. Taking all the best parts from its predecessor, redesigning its flaws, improving where we could, we’ve created a worthy successor. The main visual difference is of course a completely new hull shape, but the real improvement is
in the details. Built to push through in even the toughest conditions on the water, the Nacra F18 Evolution is truly the next step in Formula 18 sailing. Built upon a great legacy, it’s only a matter of time before the F18 Evolution makes its unforgettable mark in Formula 18 sailing.
NEW HULL DESIGN
An already winning design. The Nacra F18 Evolution has the same overall specifications as the Infusion MKIII, but incorporates a new hull design with reverse raked stems. It has a fractional sloop rig with aluminum spars. The hulls feature transom-hung carbon fibre rudders controlled by a tiller and dual retractable carbon fibre daggerboards. The rudders are a kick-up design.
CONFIGURABLE SAIL PLAN
Next generation sailing performance. Close collaboration with the aerodynamic sail design of Performance Sails has ensured an optimized sail plan which features the regatta proven Pentex™ Decksweeper mainsail and an optimized jib design tailored to the new mainsail. A tough polyester spinnaker, available in 3 colours and 2 types of different strength cloth, completes the sail plan.
Nacra Sailing strives to always be on the forefront of development. We don’t get it right all the time, but the F18 range has been a benchmark in design- and construction processes for decades, and the front line of box rule racing.
The Nacra F18 Evolution truly reveals our DNA, everything Nacra stands for. As an early adopter of the since perfected Infusion process, our development has taken a rapid flight that allowed us to be on the bleeding edge of Formula development limits. And we’re unabashedly proud of that.
Not only have we poured 45 years of knowledge in this boat, we coupled that with feedback from pretty much all F18 legends and engineers, some of whom have since evolved to America’s Cup teams.
From fluid dynamics to optimizing hull strength, to working with optimal sail shape and weight rules, ‘Scuderia’ Nacra’s 9th (!) generation F18 is built on a rich history of strife, success, hardship and perseverance.
|Standard ● Optional ○|
|Design||Nacra / Morelli&Melvin||⬤|
|Hull||5.52m (18')||Glass foam sandwich FRP epoxy resin||⬤|
|Mast length||9.15m (30')||Aluminium||⬤|
|Boat weight||180kg (418 Lbs)||Ready to sail||⬤|
|Trapeze system||2 person||⬤|
|Spinnaker retriever system||⬤|
|Mainsheet system||1 to 10||⬤|
|Mainsail cunningham system||1 to 16||⬤|
|Jib cunningham system||1 to 4||⬤|
|Daggerboard set||Full carbon FRP epoxy resin||⬤|
|Curved daggerboard set||Full carbon FRP epoxy resin||⬤|
|Rudder||Full carbon FRP epoxy resin||⬤|
|Rudder system||Kick-up aluminium / Cassette aluminium||⬤|
|Rudder & daqgerboard cover set||⬤|
|Standing rigging with adjustable turnbuckles||⬤|
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