Compac Yachts 16’
Built by Hutchins in
At the dock,
The Compac 16 is a cute, traditional looking day sailor with cuddy cabin and “camping” potential. A very popular design with over 4000 built. Easy to trailer, launch, and sail. Holds its value well. Rugged, stable, seaworthy boat yet small enough to fit in a garage and light enough to be towed by a small car. Heavily built with long lasting, quality materials and construction. Solid fiberglass hull without wood core.
Full keel with 400 lbs of lead ballast provides stability yet a shallow draft allowing for easy launching, sailing in shallow lakes and bays, and pulling up close to the beach.
The enclosed cuddy cabin allows storing gear or camping equipment inside, with two full sized 8’ cushioned sleeping berths (best for people thinner than me!). Large cockpit of almost 7’ has room for 4 adults, and is long enough to use for sleeping under a boom tent.
Length: 16 ft Beam: 6 feet
Draft: 18 inches Air Draft: 20 feet
Sail area: 120 sq ft. Weight: 1100 lbs
Gross Towing Weight: (boat, trailer, gear) approx 1500-1800 lbs
Boat is in excellent condition, well maintained, freshwater
boat for its entire life except two trips to FL. I’ve sailed this boat in the Gulf of Mexico
Motor: 2006 Honda 2 hp 4 stroke air cooled outboard (no oil mixing)
Sails: (1) jib, (1) mainsail in good condition (1) new mainsail with reef points. Sail bags.
Positive foam floatation
Bow pulpit, stern rails, lifelines all around.
Rerigged with quick clips so that 1 person can set up the mast and rigging in a few minutes.
Boom top lift added. Tiller tamer
Anchor bracket and hawse pipe (anchor not included*)
Battery box with electrical switchpanel for running lights,
anchor light cabin light and auxiliary 12v sockets (
Upholstered cabin cushions
Life Jackets* * items I’d like to keep, but if you really need them we can deal…
Original galvanized factory Hutchins trailer custom fitted to the boat, The axle and bearings appear to be in excellent condition. (3) new tires, including the spare. Tongue jack and functional lights/wiring, spare tire mount. The boat has been towed on this trailer about 6000 miles this past year including 4 trips of over 1000 miles each. The tires were replaced, 4/2007. An on-deck cradle has been added to keep the mast, boom, and rigging up on deck, away from the road goo when trailering.
Due to its popularity, this boat has been put back into production by Hutchins recently and called the “Legacy”. You can buy a new one for something a little less than $20,000. There are many used ones from the 1980’s available ranging from $2,500 to $5,000.
Rick Lamb email@example.com 317-694-9488
http://www.com-pacowners.com/ Website for owners group
http://www.com-pacyachts.com/ Website of Manufacturer
this model under sail in
http://www.msog.org/models/m15/sbj1.cfm review of Compac and Montgomery microcruisers
http://www.sailingtexas.com/cboats99compac16.html Pictures of many other similar Compac 16s.
Room in the cockpit for 4 friendly adults. (the included 2006 Honda motor does not have the remote tank of this Mercury motor)
Easy to trailer and set up the mast. Pull into the parking lot and be sailing in about 20 minutes.
I can’t wait until spring ! (new bottom paint forthcoming)
Roaming offshore with the big boys, miles from land. April 2007
Room for a lot of stuff, I can’t believe 2 people can sleep in here !
The little boat that thinks it’s a yacht !