The big, dependable CL16 sloop rigged dinghy designed for safe, comfortable day sailing and cruising with up to six aboard, and is easily sailed by a crew of two for racing. The graceful, double chinned planing hull behaves well in all weather conditions, providing speed and maneuverability in light airs, plus stability and safety in heavy weather. The mast pivots below deck and is easily raised or lowered by one person.

L.O.A 16'0" 4.88 m
16'0" 4.88 m : 14'10" 4.52 m
Beam : 6'1" 1.86 m
Draft : c/b 3'10" 1.17 m
Draft : 8" 20 cm
Weight : 365 Lbs 165.6 kg
Main Sail: 95 sq.ft. 8.83 sq.m
Genoa : 46 sq.ft. 4.27 sq.m
Portsmouth Rating : 97

Standard Equipment

  • Mainsail and genoa in dacron with insignia, battens and sailbag
  • Centre Sheeting
  • Anodized aluminum mast and boom (foam filled)
  • Stainless steel fittings, rigging and turnbuckles
  • Dacron sheets, 3:1 boom-vang, sliding adjustable jib fairlead/cleats
  • Pivoting underdeck mast
  • 1 Stainless Steel Auto Bailer
  • Pivoting fiberglass rudder blade with aluminum head, tiller and extension
  • Pivoting fiberglass centerboard
  • Teak side benches and thwart
  • Hiking straps

    Popular Options
  • Spinnaker (sail, pole, lines and hardware)
  • Trapeze (wires, rigging and harness)
  • Custom Canvas Mooring Cover
  • Sunbrella Sailcover
  • Removable outboard motor bracket

    Additional Information
  • Option and price list
  • Pictures
  • Technical Assistance
  • CL16 online forum
  • Class Association


  • Hull and deck in hand laid fibreglass. Positive foam flotation in side decks, below cockpit sole and in fore and aft compartments. Cove stripe on hull and protective vinyl bumper.