|Boat weight||234 lb (106 kg)|
|Draft||3.77 ft (1.15 m) with daggerboard down|
|Construction||Rotational moulded polyethylene tri-skin foam sandwich|
|LOA||13.78 ft (4.20 m)|
|Beam||5.12 ft (1.56 m)|
|Rig type||Bermuda rig|
|Sailplan||Fractional rigged sloop|
|Mainsail area||81.38 sq ft (7.560 m2)|
|Jib/genoa area||29.92 sq ft (2.780 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||116.79 sq ft (10.850 m2)|
|Total sail area||139.00 sq ft (12.914 m2)|
The Laser Vago is a recreational sailboat, built predominantly of rotational moulded polyethylene tri-skin foam sandwich. The hull has a sharply single chined design. It has a fractional sloop rig, a raked stem, a plumb transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a retractable daggerboard. It displaces 234 lb (106 kg).
There are "standard" and XD "race" models, with the latter model equipped with sails of larger area. The boat is rated as a skill level of intermediate to advanced.
The design has a Royal Yacht Club Portsmouth Yardstick racing average handicap of 1074 and is normally raced with a crew of one or two sailors. The optimal crew weight is 176 to 331 lb (80 to 150 kg).
The boat was named Sailing World magazine's "Best One-Design Dinghy" for 2007.
In a 2007 review for Sailing World, Chuck Allen wrote, "This boat is designed to be many things; singlehander, doublehander, fast trainer, and all-around fun, planing dinghy for whoever feels the need for speed in an inexpensive, durable design. Several key design features enable this 13'9" rocketship to get on a plane sooner than similar dinghies. The hard chine Richards designed into the hull combines with its rocker, which makes the boat handle like a dream during maneuvers. Its flared gunwales provide flotation and good righting moment. The XD version, which has 30 more square feet of sail area than the standard Vago, as well as a trapeze, is, quite simply, a ton of fun to sail ... Overall, sailing the boat is a great experience mostly because of the speed."
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