Have you ever wanted to sail a sailboat? Hobie 14 sailboats are known for their forward mast and very bent banana shaped hulls.
They were the first sports catamaran that was ever invented! Created in 1968, the Hobie 14 is unique and universal.
The forward mast and odd shaped hulls make the boat quite sensitive to weight placement fore and aft.
If the helm sits too far forward, the skipper can cause the leeward bow to dig in, resulting in a pitchpole.
Hobie 14's are great for sailors who want a solo multihull that can be held down without much weight.
Fast, Lightweight, and Manoueverable
The Hobie 14 sailboat is a lightweight, solo boat for sailors of all ages!
Sailors will find themselves having fun on the beach with these sailboats because they're so easy to control! And can be sailed in and out of the surf.
Hobie 14s: A Revolution in Water Sports
It's a real revolution in water sports and continues to make the adrenaline run.
The Hobie 14 is an outstanding platform for an experienced Hobie sailor wishing to both single-hand and be able to right the boat by one’s self when the inevitable flying hull goes over too far.
Like everything else in the Hobie watersports lineup the Hobie 14 is Fun!
Hobie Hobie 14 Specifications
- Crew: 1-2
- Length: 4.25 m / 13? 11?
- Beam: 2.34 m / 14? 3?
- Capacity: 160 kg / 353 lbs
- Weight: 110 kg / 242.5 lbs
- Mast Length: 6.78 m / 22? 3?
- Mainsail Area: 10.46 m² / 112.59 ft²
- Hull Construction: Fiberglass/Foam Sandwich