Q: How does this compare to a Hobie Wave?
A: They are similar in some ways, and very different in others. Think of the Cat 14 as the high tech, very modern fast catamaran. The Wave is more about lazy days sailing with friends on a very simple and docile boat. The Cat 14 is designed to go faster, with more controls and more sail area to match.
Q: I didn't know RS made catamarans?
A: It’s true!
Q: Can I sail this Cat right onto the beach?
A: Absolutely. No daggerboards to mess with there isn't anything you can hurt on the boat.
Q: Do I need the spinnaker?
A: No... but, it’s one of the things that really separates the boat from other beach catamarans. You might not be ready for the spinnaker at first, but getting it ensures you can expand your sailing skills as time goes on. Highly recommend.
Q: What about a trailer?
A: Yes, we can help with that. Just ask and we can adjust our catamaran trailers to work with the Cat 14
Q: What is the deal with the hull and beam setup?
A: We're glad you asked! The RS Cats feature a very innovative and strong design, where the aluminum cross bars are essentially through bolted to the hull. This provides an amazingly strong and rigid hull structure compared to the previous way this had been done.