Hobbart (Hobie) Alter
Hobart Alter, a.k.a Hobie, is not really a naval architect; instead he's behind of one of the most famous surfboards shapes: light and fast boards shaped from polyurethane foam. In 1968 he began designing a beach catamaran that would have the same characteristics while being capable to pass the California swells, thus producing the Hobie Cat 14. While being easy to drag down a beach, fun to sail, and costing only $1,000, the boat is found to be a little too narrow and unstable. Thereafter Hobie Cat 14 is evolved into the Hobie Cat 16, which begins a long production...
Website : www.hobiecat.com
There are 2 "Hobbart (Hobie) Alter" sailboats on Sailboat-Data.
|Hobie Cat 14||13.9 ft||1968|
|Hobie Cat 16||16.6 ft||1969|