Wharram Hitia 17

Length: 5.18m (17ft)
Width: 3.05m (10ft 0ins)
Weight: 134kg
Country: UK
Rig Type:
Bermuda Sloop Fractional (with jib)
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 14.9 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
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Boats Built:
Class Association website:
Not known
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Hitia 17 is was designed as a beach catamaran, but also capable for use as a micro Coastal Trekker. The wingsail sprit rig with low centre of effort gives good drive and great stability. She has skegs and rudders that do not project below the V-eed hull, hence she can be sailed straight off the beach without lifting rudders or daggerboards.

She has stowage space within the hulls and the two self draining ‘cockpits’ are big enough to sit in, or stow camping gear for a longer Trek. The boat can carry four adults. The deck is designed to take a standard two-man dome or pop-up tent.