|Boat weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|Draft||8 in (20 cm)|
|LOA||14.00 ft (4.27 m)|
|Beam||7.67 ft (2.34 m)|
|Rig type||Bermuda rig or cat rig|
|Sailplan||Fractional rigged sloop|
|Mainsail area||118.00 sq ft (10.963 m2)|
|Jib/genoa area||30.00 sq ft (2.787 m2)|
|Total sail area||148.00 sq ft (13.750 m2)|
Hobie 16 →
The Hobie 14 is a recreational sailboat, built predominantly of fiberglass over a foam core. In its base model it has a fully battened catboat rig with a rotating mast and aluminum spars. A jib can be added to make it a fractional sloop rig and a trapeze is optional. The symmetrical hulls have spooned raked stems, vertical transoms and dual transom-hung rudders controlled by a tiller. The design has an elevated trampoline for the crew. The boat has no keels, relying on the curved shape of the hulls below the waterline to prevent leeway when sailing to windward. The design displaces 240 lb (109 kg).
In a 1994 review Richard Sherwood wrote, "The Hobie 16 and 18 ... are faster and perhaps more popular, but the Hobie 14 was the first ... This very fast boat has been clocked at over 24 mph ... Hobies are, with Sunfish, found at resorts all over the world. There are racing fleets to match. There are regional area, national, and world championships."