Laser Performance
Laser 2000

The Laser 2000 is a double-handed dinghy without trapeze, a "hiking boat". She is well suited for leisure or initiation but can be fast and exhilarating especially downwind once the asymmetrical spinnaker is set. To keep production costs reasonable materials used are classic: composite fiberglass / polyester for the hull and aluminum spars. The class is developed enough, particularly in France and the United Kingdom, to allow some great time in regatta.

In 2013 production is entrusted to RS Sailing, leaving Laser Performance. The Laser 2000 is then called 2000.

See the Laser 2000's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardLaser Performance
RS Sailing
ModelLaser 2000
Sailboat typeDinghy
DesignerPhil Morisson
Building years (first/last)1998 / Still in production
Number built≈2400
CE regulationC-3
ConstructionGlass fiber/polyester, monolithic hull, sandwich deck
Appendage typeDaggerboard
Rudder bladeSingle transom hung rudder
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length14.6 ft
Beam over all5.8 ft
Draft3.9 ft
Mast length20.6 ft
Light displacement333 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Number of rows of spreader1
Spreader anglePushing
Spinnaker typeAssymmetrical spinnaker on bowsprit
Upwind sailarea126 ft²
Downwind sailarea202 ft²
Mainsail area93 ft²
Jib area33 ft²
Spinnaker area109 ft²


Upwind sailarea / displacement834.0 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement1338.7 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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