Detailed sailboat specifications and datasheets since 2015
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Hobie Cat Wave LE Turbo
Last update: 2nd April 2020
The Hobie Cat Wave is a 13’1” (3.98m) single handed sport/beach catamaran designed by Morrelli & Melvin (United States). She was built since 1994 (and now discontinued) by Hobie Cat (United States). The LE Turbo version features a jib and all the hardware to sail double-handed.
iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)
A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
5 700 €
Hobie Cat Wave's main dimensions
13’ 1”3.98 m
12’ 7”3.84 m
1’ 8”0.53 m
Draft when appendages up
0’ 11”0.28 m
Light displacement (MLC)
260 lb118 kg
529 lb240 kg
Hobie Cat Wave's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
123 ft²11.4 m²
99 ft²9.2 m²
24 ft²2.2 m²
iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)
11’ 10”3.59 m
iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)
18’ 2”5.56 m
Sloop Marconi masthead
Fore beam stepped mast
Aluminum mast and no boom
1x19 strand wire
Hobie Cat Wave's performances
Upwind sail area to displacement
iThe 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 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
510 ft²/T47.39 m²/T
Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The 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.