Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat 14
LE Turbo

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Hobie Cat 14 is the first catamaran produced by the Hobie Cat and she is also the very first beach catamaran ever built. She reminds closely the Hobie Cat 16: both boats have asymmetrical banana hulls and are thus capable of surmounting waves while not needing any other appendages.

Hobie Cat 14 is originally rigged as Cat Boat and meant for sailing in solitaire. For sailing twosome, the Turbo version offers an additional jib and a trapeze, thus increasing the boat performance. At the moment Hobie Cat 14 is still supplied but she's only available in the European market.

See the Hobie Cat 14's specifications on

Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat 14
VersionLE Turbo
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerHobbart (Hobie) Alter
Building years (first/last)1968 / Still in production
CE regulationC-2
ConstructionSandwich foam/fiberglass/polyester
Appendage typeHulls
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Length over all13.9 ft
Hull length13.9 ft
Waterline length12.9 ft
Beam over all7.6 ft
Mast length22.2 ft
Light displacement240 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop with rotating mast
MastFore beam stepped mast
Rig materialMast and boom in Aluminum
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreaderNo spreader
Spinnaker typeNo spinnaker
Upwind sailarea143 ft²
Downwind sailarea143 ft²
Mainsail area113 ft²
Jib area30 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

21.6 ft

IFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay attachement)

12.3 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1309.4 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement1309.4 ft²/Ton
Trapezes1 set(s)

SCHRSSmall Catamaran Handicap Rating System: rating introduced by ISAF in 1992 to allow to different catamarans to race together.

rating (2013)

Auxiliary engine

BrandNo engine

Based on specification2012

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Hobie Cat 16 (sailboat) Hobie Cat 1616.6 ft1969

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