The Hobie Cat 14 belongs to the ISAF class. The Hobie Cat 14 is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in version LE Turbo.
|Hobie Cat 14's Main Features|
|Model||Hobie Cat 14|
|Type of hull||Catamaran|
|Designer||Hobbart (Hobie) Alter|
|Construction||Hulls and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
|First built hull||1968|
|Last built hull||Still in production|
|Rudder||2 transom hung rudders|
|Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)||About
7 000 €(2016)
|Hobie Cat 14's Main dimensions|
|Length overall||13’ 11”|
|Hull length||13’ 11”|
|Waterline length||12’ 11”|
|Beam (width)||7’ 7”|
|Light displacement||240 lbs|
|Hobie Cat 14's Rig and sails|
|Upwind sail area||113 sq.ft|
|Mainsail area||113 sq.ft|
|Rigging type||Cat Boat Marconi fractional|
|Mast position||Fore beam stepped mast|
|Spars||Mast and boom in Aluminum|
|Standing rigging||1x19 strand wire|
|IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment)||12’ 4”|
|PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)||21’ 7”|
|Hobie Cat 14's Performances|
|Upwind sail area to displacementiThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.
The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. Upwind : under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 23 it indicates a fast sailboat.
|Displacement-Length ratio (DLR)iThe Displacement Length ratio is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length: a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.