Compac Yachts 16’  - For Sale – 317-694-9488




Built by Hutchins in Clearwater FL, their motto is   Sturdy, Seaworthy, Honest Value


At the dock, Fort Desoto Park St Petersburg FL December 2006


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.


Year: 1984

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 and Lake Michigan, and she can handle a little rough water.  I bought this boat on a whim in December 2006, to see if I liked sailing. Now that I’ve learned to sail, I want to move up to a bigger boat that can sleep four or six, and a Compac brand will be at the top of the list.


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 (Battery not included*).

Upholstered cabin cushions

Swim ladder

Fire extinguisher

Air Horn

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.


For Sale By Owner:

Rick Lamb 317-694-9488  Website for owners group    Website of Manufacturer

            Video of this model under sail in Texas. review of Compac and Montgomery microcruisers 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 !