Hobie Cat
Hobie Cat Wave

The Hobie Wave is the first catamaran in "roto-moulded" range, she is a boat set for leisure sailing. Everything is as simple as possible, no dagger-boards or centerboards, no boom and even, for the majority of Wave produced, no jib. Despite this simplicity and overweight due to the manufacturing process, the Wave is a pleasant and fun catamaran. Her advantages and strength allowed it a large diffusion in the sailing clubs and tourist facilities.

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Main Features

ShipyardHobie Cat
ModelHobie Cat Wave
Sailboat typeBeach catamaran
DesignerGino Morrelli
Pete Melvin
Building years (first/last)1994 / Still in production
SuccessorHobie Cat Bravo
CE regulationD-3
Regulation165 kg
ConstructionRotomolded Polyethylene
Appendage typeSkegs
Rudder bladeDouble transom hung rudders
RudderSingle tiller
Main dimensions
Hull length13.1 ft
Waterline length12.6 ft
Beam over all7.0 ft
Draft (max./min.)1.7 / 0.9 ft
Mast length20.0 ft
Light displacement260 lbs

Rig and sails

Rig typeFractional Sloop with rotating mast
MastFore beam stepped mast
Rig materialMast in Aluminum and no boom
Standing rigging material1x19 strand wire
Number of rows of spreaderNo spreader
Spinnaker typeNo spinnaker
Upwind sailarea123 ft²
Downwind sailarea123 ft²
Mainsail area99 ft²
Jib area24 ft²

PMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)

18.2 ft

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

11.8 ft


Upwind sailarea / displacement1039.9 ft²/Ton
Downwind sailarea / displacement1039.9 ft²/Ton

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 specification2013

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