Laser Performance

The Laser Pico is a small initiation and leisure dinghy. She is a simple and solid boat. The hull is made of Tecrothene 109, an evolution of roto-molded polyethylene. This material guarantees durability. She can be sailed alone, with only the mainsail, or two handed with mainsail and jib. The maximum capacity is 3 people according to CE certification. The reduction of sail is a model of simplicity, no reef; the mainsail rolls up around the mast.

A Race version comes with a 6.44m² - 70sqft Mylar mainsail and Harken hardware.

See the Pico's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardLaser Performance
Sailboat typeDinghy
DesignerJo Richards
Building years (first/last)1995 / Still in production
Number built≈11000
CE regulationD-3
ConstructionThermo plastic Tecrothène 109, rotomolded
Appendage typeDaggerboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length11.5 ft
Beam over all4.7 ft
Draft2.7 ft
Light displacement154 lbs
Full load displacement540 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop without standing rigging
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreaderNo spreader
Upwind sailarea67 ft²
Downwind sailarea67 ft²
Mainsail area55 ft²
Jib area12 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement951.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement951.9 ft²/Ton

Portsmouth-YardstickPortsmouth Yardstick is an empirical system of handicapping used for small sailboat (dinghies included).


D-PND-PN is a variation of Portsmouth Yardstick used in the United States.


Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2014

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