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Fun Small Sailboats

Sunfish, Laser, Hobie Cats, Catalina, and more! Top notch, affordable small sailboats, for speed or easy sailing. Ideal for Michigan lakes, big or small. Catamarans, beach and board boats, daysailers, and unique new designs to single-hand, double-hand, or sail with your family.

Examine small sailboats at our showroom in southeast Michigan. Online brochures are helpful, but no substitute for a conversation with us; we sail them all. Your needs, desires, intended use, and experience — are key considerations; we explain how the pros and cons of each model will affect you, so you are better equipped to choose the best and most fun sailboat for you.

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    Super Snark

    this could be you The Super Snark is simple, rugged, and straightforward. Enjoy it yourself; share it with family and friends. Anyone can sail this so inexpensive, easiest to car-top sailboat. Children or adults. A whole lot of summer fun in a small affordable package. see more

    Specifications
    Length 11 ′
    Beam 3 ′ 2 ″
    Sail Area 45 sq ft
    Weight 50 lbs
    Capacity 310 lbs
  2. Pico

    for now --and later The Pico is one of the best bargains in small boats, with broad appeal. Two sails promote teamwork between parent/child, small adults/children. Easy to rig. Easy to right. Great board boat most anyone, of any size, can singlehand.

    comfy layoutRounded deck for comfortable hiking, ample room for legs, foam filled roto-molded poly hull insures good durability, even with rugged use and constant beaching.
    more at laserperformance.com

    Specifications
    Length 11 ′ 6 ″
    Beam 4 ′ 8 ″
    Sail Area 76 sq ft
    Weight 154 lbs
    Capacity 1–3
  3. Hobie Bravo

    great for kids too Novice/kid-friendly, stable, hull design. So easy to jump in and go. Great as a backyard/cottage/beach boat, suitable for a wide variety of potential users. Furling sail allows the sailor to control power in any wind condition, or roll it up completely.

    On large, windy lakes, it is safe and fun, yet happy on a backyard pond. Learn more at hobiecat.com

    Specifications
    Length 12 ′
    Beam 4 ′ 5 ″
    Sail Area 86 sq ft
    Weight 195 lbs
    Capacity 1–2 small
  4. Sunfish

    always a favorite Own one of the best little sailboats ever, "the most popular fiberglass boat ever designed." Built in America for over 60 years, the Sunfish is easy to rig, sail, and right. This is The simple, classic, board boat. No hassle, no complications. Still affordable.
    more at laserperformance.com

    sunfish sail logoThe Greater Detroit Sunfish Club welcomes you, as does Creekfleet, open to all small sailboats.

    Specifications
    Length 13 ′ 9 ″
    Beam 4 ′ 1 ″
    Sail Area 75 sq ft
    Weight 120 lbs
    Capacity 1–2
  5. Hobie Island

    try one, you'll love it Everyone should consider owning an Island. There's simply nothing like it. A 16′ Mirage Adventure pedaling kayak at its center, and amas (pontoons) on each side, this trimaran is extremely stable. Sit comfortably, steering lever at your side, sail control line in your hand, moving your legs only to pedal.

    fits everyoneFeatherweight mast. Furling sail rolls in or out in seconds.

    typical respoonse: love it!A sailboat, pedal boat, kayak—comfortably efficient at all. Quick and easy to rig, Perfect fun. see more

    Specifications
    Length 16 ′
    Beam max 9 ′ 4 ″
    Beam min 3 ′ 6 ″
    Sail Area 57.5 sq ft
    Weight 115 lbs
    Capacity 350 lbs
  6. Expo 12.5

    when convenience and ease count: Expo 12.5 sailboat is perfect Style and comfort. The Expo 12.5 uses the SmartRig™, one of the easiest of all rigs to sail, use, and control. Its tapered composite mast and free-standing arched boom allow the sail to be rolled in or out quickly, no effort, no snags, while providing headroom. The Expo 12.5 accelerates well off the wind and feels stable underway.

    looks great, even on trailerWide hull, and a deeper cockpit than most board boats, allows you to sit more comfortably. Two-tone deck reduces glare on sunny days. Remarkable features in this compact design. see more

    Specifications
    Length 12 ′ 9 ″
    Beam 5′
    Sail Area 65 sq ft
    Weight 160 lbs
    Capacity 1–2
  7. Hobie Wave

    so easy, you'll sail more The Hobie Wave provides all the sweet taste of traditional cat sailing, but in modern design— so she's user friendly and comfortable. At only 13′ she's easy to set up and sail. Her roto-molded poly hull insures beaching durability, and she'll carry several on her roomy tramp. Fast with one aboard. Solid winner. see more

    hobie cat sail insignia Sail with metro Detroit's Creekfleet, open to all small sailboats: monohull or catamaran. Waves welcome!

    Specifications
    Length 13 ′
    Beam 7 ′
    Sail Area 95 sq ft
    Weight 245 lbs
    Capacity 1–4
  8. Laser

    Olympic class LaserChosen by racers who seek serious competition, and those who love sailing on the edge. Responsive, fast, thrilling, an Olympic class sailboat.

    sail a LaserHer price tag still within reach, she's quality through and through, and still a simple enough board boat you too can learn to sail. Hone your skills to perfection. Buy it for your teenager —or yourself.

    long day of Laser sailingYou may get downright exhausted on a Laser, but you'll never get bored, nor tire of sailing her. She's a joy in any wind condition, you need only be agile and in physically good shape.
    more at laserperformance.com

    Laser sailboat insigniaThe Laser sailboat is available in Race, or XD, with standard or radial rig. The Laser is actively raced in the Metro-Detroit area at various southeast Michigan sailing clubs. Lasers also participate in Creekfleet.

    Specifications
    Length 13 ′ 10 ″
    Beam 4 ′ 6 ″
    Sail Area 76 sq ft
    Weight 130 lbs
    Capacity 1–2
  9. Hobie Tandem Island

    Sail a Hobie Tandem Island. You'll love it! The Hobie Tandem Island is amazing —and unique. Fast, easy, fun, and versatile. Sail alone or with others. Nothing compares to the ease, speed, and excitement. Feel confident quickly, even if you are new to sailing. Fun from the moment you launch. see more

    Specifications
    Length 18 ′ 6″
    Beam max 10 ′
    Beam min 4 ′
    Sail Area 90 sq ft
    Weight 190 lbs
    Capacity 600 lbs
  10. Catalina Expo 14.2

    Expo 14.3 provides wide body comfort Catalina's Expo 14.2 daysailer has amazing headroom and a SmartRig™ with a roll-up sail, making her exceptionally easy to control in any wind condition and so simple to single-hand. Minutes to rig, even alone. Easy to trailer. Moor her and she self-bails by gravity—you need not cover her. Great for old, young, experienced, or raw. PerfectOwners love their Expo 14.2, easy, roomy boat. Comfy for larger people too. see more

    Specifications
    Length 14 ′ 2 ″
    Beam 6′ 2 ″
    Draft 4 ″ – 3′ 6 ″
    Sail Area 105 sq ft
    Weight 340 lbs
    Capacity 1–4
  11. Hobie T2

    Hobie T2 catamaran If you want a user-friendly, safe, modern hull design, and also want performance when double-handing, you'll love the T2. She'll carry up to 529 pounds. Take a friend!

    Hobie T2 flying a hullDouble trapeze, furling jib, and optional spinnaker. For those requiring durability but seeking more thrill than most roto-molded beach cats deliver. Learn more about the advantages of catamarans and
    more about the T2 at hobiecat.com

    hobie cat sail insignia Metro Detroit's Creekfleet sails at Stony Creek and is open to all small sailboats: monohull or catamaran.

    Specifications
    Length 16 ′
    Beam 7 ′ 8 ″
    Sail Area 172 sq ft
    Weight 388 lbs
    Capacity 1–4
  12. Hobie Getaway

    Hobie Getaway She's big, she's wide and she's oh so comfy. Ride first class on this luxury liner. Optional wings and trapeze add even more comfort and excitement. Modern design, modern material (roto-molded poly) make her affordable too. Learn more about the advantages of catamarans and
    more about the Getwaway at hobiecat.com

    hobie cat sail insignia Metro Detroit's Creekfleet sails at Stony Creek and is open to all small sailboats: monohull or catamaran.

    Specifications
    Length 16 ′ 7″
    Beam 7 ′ 8 ″
    Sail Area 180 sq ft
    Weight 390 lbs
    Capacity 2–family
  13. Catalina 16.5

    Catalina 16.5 daysailer handles any air The Catalina 16.5 is a traditional fiberglass, sloop rigged daysailer, built right. We add a wealth of accessories including reefing main and furling genoa to make her more novice friendly, and aid seasoned sailors in heavy air.

    add ladder and motor mountHer cockpit is wide, deep, and roomy. Covered storage in her bow. She self-bails at rest, so you can leave her uncovered at a dock or at mooring. Our boats include special, two-tone gelcoat which not only looks and wears great, but reduces glare off the deck.

    easy to board from trailerTrailering is a cinch: her pivoting mast, and forestay housed in her headsail, reduce rigging time.
    more at catalinayachts.com

    Specifications
    Length 16 ′ 4 ″
    Beam 7 ′
    Draft 5 ″–4 ′ 5″
    Sail Area 150 sq ft
    Weight 430 lbs
    Capacity 1–6
  14. Hobie 16

    a great ride! The Hobie 16 is popular world wide, exhilarating to sail, and exciting to drive. For over forty years, she's been the fertile root of catamaran sailing. Powerful and challenging. Classic design, fiberglass construction.

    cat flyingIf you're active and seek thrills, the Hobie 16 deserves your attention. Learn more about the advantages of catamarans and
    more about the Hobie 16 at hobiecat.com

    Sail with Metro Detroit's Creekfleet at Stony Creek. Open to all small sailboats, monohull or catamaran.

    Specifications
    Length 16 ′ 7″
    Beam 7 ′ 11 ″
    Sail Area 218 sq ft
    Weight 320 lbs
    Capacity 2–4

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