The American 14.6 is definitely one of the best small sailboats you can find. She is designed for the beginning sailor or those who are seeking a large, stable sloop that offers hassle-free sailing. This sturdy, deep-cockpit daysailer features a 6-foot 2-inch beam, fiberglass kick-up rudder, weighted fiberglass centerboard, and a large built-in storage compartment under the deck. The large cockpit offers room for four adults with generous freeboard, comfortable seats and backrest, and includes locations for drink coolers or a battery box at the end of the seats. The American 14.6 is also equipped with an advanced rudder system that can be raised or lowered from the cockpit and is designed to kick-up and spring down as necessary. The main and jib contain 112 square feet of Dacron sail which - combined with the wide beam, hard chine, and flat bottom hull - performs well in light breezes or a stiff wind. The wide flat bottom hull shape also allows for minimal draft with the board up, approx 4-6".
Other standard features include color-coded main and jib lines, simple up and down colored lines for centerboard control, and a tabernacle mast allowing for quick stepping and easy retrieval at the end of the day. Also included are motor mount bracket, hatch door for forward storage complartment, and a topping lift system.
This boat is constructed of hand-laid fiberglass with closed cell floatation and non-skid flooring in the cockpit. Anodized spars and Harken blocks among other quality parts assure years of maintenance free use for the new owner. The 700 lb. rated galvanized trailer, which includes a mast stanchion and winch, can easily be pulled behind today's smaller cars. Price package includes boat, sails, and galvanized trailer ready for a day on the water.
The American 14.6 is recognized as an extremely stable, roomy, dry, daysailer providing fun for all ages and we know you and your family will enjoy sailing this fantastic daysailer.
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|Length||14 ft. 6 in.|
|Beam||6 ft. 2 in.|
|Max Draft||3 ft. 6 in.|
|Dry Weight||340.0 lbs.|
|Length At Waterline||13 ft. 5 in.|
|Draft Board/Drive Up||0 ft. 4 in.|
|Mast Height||20 ft. 6 in.|
|Working Sail Area||112 sq. ft.|