Sailboat specifications and datasheets

Hobie Cat Wave turbo

The Hobie Cat Wave, here in "turbo" version, is a 13’1” double handed beach catamaran designed by Gino Morrelli and Pete Melvin. She was built by Hobie Cat (United States) and made of rotomolded Polyethylene. The production started in 1994 .

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

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Hobie Cat Wave's   Main Features
Model Hobie Cat Wave
Version Turbo
Type of hull Catamaran
Category Sport/beach catamaran
Designer Gino Morrelli
Pete Melvin
Construction Hulls and deck:
Rotomolded Polyethylene
First built hull 1994
Last built hull Still in production
Appendages Skeg :
Helm 1 tiller
Rudder 2 transom hung rudders
Cockpit No cockpit
Unsinkable No
Trailerable Yes
EC certification D
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only) About
5 700
Hobie Cat Wave's   Main dimensions
Hull length 13’ 1”
Waterline length 12’ 7”
Beam (width) 7’
Draft 1’ 8”
Draft when appendages up 0’ 11”
Light displacement 260 lbs
Capacity 529 lbs
Hobie Cat Wave's   Rig and sails
Upwind sail area 123 sq.ft
Mainsail area 99 sq.ft
Jib area 24 sq.ft
Rigging type Sloop Marconi fractional
Rotating spars Yes
Mast position Fore beam stepped mast
Spars Mast in Aluminum and no boom
Standing rigging 1x19 strand wire
IiFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachment) 11’ 10”
PiMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head) 18’ 2”
Hobie Cat Wave's   Performances
Crew 2
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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