It is a small pocket cruiser sailboat. Com-pac 16's are 16 feet long with a beam of 6 feet. They have a shoal draft keel and draw 18 inches. They are generally thought of as being very seaworthy vessels. A Com-pac 16 displaces approximately 1100 pounds with 450 pounds of that as ballast in the keel. A relatively high ratio of keel weight to boat weight make the Com-pac resistant to heeling or overturning. The Com-pac's stability lends to its popularity. Although it has been out of production for approximately 10 years, there is an active online community for the Com-pac 16 (as well as other Com-pac models). Com-pac owners routinely share ideas, boat modifications, and experiences.