Designers: Greg Goodall, Jim Boyer
Company: AHPC (Aus)
Comments: Originally launched in 1989 as the Taipan 4.9; a one-design class. It served as the foundation boat of the F16 class together with the Stealth. Since 2003 this design is also offered as full spec F16. With an updated rig, added selftacker and widened to 2.5 mtr width, this boat is still a really competitive design. Despite its age it has rather modern looks and it sets the benchmark for workmanship and speed.