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The Hobie Wave

The Hobie Wave is an easy- to-sail, easy-to-rig speedster that will have you smiling. Fun for the family and exciting for the juniors while forgiving enough for the newly initiated, the Hobie Wave is the ideal must-go-sailing-now catamaran.

ISAF StatusInternational Class
ConstructionRotomolded Polyethylene
No. of Crew2
DesignerJohn Wake / Hobie Cat
National OriginsUSA
Year Designed2000
Approx Number Built+1,000
Number of TrapezeNone
Hull Length13 ‘ / 3.96 m
Beam7′ / 2.13 m
Draft (rudder up)11″ / 0.28 m
Mainsail Area95 sq. ft. / 9.0 m2
Sail MaterialDacron taffeta
CenterboardsNone
Boat Weight245 lbs / 111 kg
Max Load800 lbs. / 362 kg

Its symmetrically shaped hulls and keel design provide lift while eliminating the need for daggerboards, and its rotomolded polyethylene construction is nearly indestructible. A large, fully-battened, boomless mainsail is powerful in the light stuff, but is designed to reduce power in an unexpected gust. The Hobie Wave is ideal for sailing solo or with a friend, while the Wave Club edition can also be used for schools, organizations or resorts.


Standard Features
  • Boomless Rig
  • Padded Seat Cushions
  • One-Piece Trampoline (Standard Version) or Three-piece trampoline (Club Version)
  • EZ Loc Rudder System
  • Fully-Battened, Multi-Colored Square-Top, Dacron
  • Righting-Line and Hobie Mast Float
  • Unique Keel Shape Eliminates Daggerboards
  • Comptip Mast for Safety
  • Color Stripe