Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Hobie Cat 14 LE Turbo

The Hobie Cat 14, here in "LE Turbo" version, is a 13’11” single handed beach catamaran designed by Hobbart (Hobie) Alter. She was built by Hobie Cat (United States) and made of sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester. The production started in 1968 .

The Hobie Cat 14 is as well listed, on, in version Classic.

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Hobie Cat 14's   Main Features
Model Hobie Cat 14
Version LE Turbo
Type of hull Catamaran
Category Sport/beach catamaran
Designer Hobbart (Hobie) Alter
Construction Hulls and deck:
sandwich foam / fiberglass / polyester
First built hull 1968
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Hull :
Asymetric hulls
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Cockpit No cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification C
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
7 150
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
Capacity 353 lbs
Hobie Cat 14's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 143 sq.ft
Mainsail area 113 sq.ft
Jib area 30 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars Yes
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
Crew 1 / 2
Trapezes 1 set(s)
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.

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