|The 2000, formerly known as the Laser 2000, is both a club racer and a family cruiser. It's a well-balanced and forgiving boat that provides exhilarating gennaker sailing for both novice and advanced sailors.|
The 2000 is a one-design class combining a traditional GRP hull and foam sandwich deck moulding with a modern asymmetric rig including a furling jib, reefing mainsail and single line gennaker hoist system.
A high boom provides plenty of headroom whilst the self-draining cockpit keeps the crew dry and drains quickly should the boat capsize.
The 2000 has established an enviable record as a resilient and versatile design; docile and forgiving for novices yet an exhilarating sail for more advanced sailors.
Since its introduction in 1998 more than 2,350 boats have been built. Details of sail numbers and boat ages can be found here
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|Principal Dimensions||Sail Areas|
|Length: 4.44m||Mainsail: 8.66m²|
|Beam: 1.77m||Jib: 3.04m²|
|Mast Height: 6.27m||Gennaker: 10.12m²|
|Component Weights||General Data|
|Hull2: 128.5kg ± 1.5kg||Designer: Phil Morrison in 1998|
|Unladen: 151kg ± 1.5kg||Manufacturer1: LDC Sailing|
|Trolley: 35kg||Construction Material: GRP|
|Road Base: 90kg||PY Number: 1112 (RYA 2019)|
|1. From 1998 to 2012 the 2000 was built by Performance Sailcraft Europe/LaserPerformance Europe ('Laser') and known as the Laser 2000.|
|2. The Laser 2000 was initially marketed with an incorrect hull weight of 100kg; this was changed to 140kg in 2008.|