As one of the premier manufacturers of catamarans, Hobie Cat offers a rig for all budgets and abilities, including the Bravo, which begins at around $3,000, up to the Wild Cat, which sells for around $25,000. Hobie Cat sailboats have won medals all around the world for their ability to navigate any type of water while garnering praise from the leisure crowd looking to enjoy an afternoon on the water.
Hobie Alter, the founder of the Hobie Cat Company, made his first surfboard in 1950. Only 18 years later, he designed his first catamaran, the Hobie 14. Thought it cost a fraction of today's basic catamarans, it was instantly recognized for its quality and design.