The ideal 14-foot Deep-V Outboard. This is a craft with all the tradition and innovation of Rossiter Boats – coupled with exceptional fuel efficiency, ride and performance that are second to none! It's just 14 feet from stem to stern, but performs as if it was far, far bigger, having many features you would expect on much larger boats. The Rossiter 14 was designed to thrive in big water, with exceptional stability and safety, as well as a remarkably smooth, dry ride even when the whitecaps rule. Unlike other boats of similar size, the Rossiter 14 is rated by the Coast Guard for five adults and 50 horses (we recommend 40hp) – so if you want to get up on plane with the whole family on board, or pull a young water skier or two kids in a tube, you've found the perfect boat to do it.
Our Rossiter 14 also does very well with a 2 Stroke 25 hp if you are looking for a smaller engine. Since building the first Rossiter 14 for a Great Lakes customer some 12 years ago, I would have to say that the feedback remains consistent today with customers and marine operators alike saying that, "the Rossiter 14 is, without a doubt, the softest, driest riding outboard in its class."
With respect to construction of a Rossiter power boat, our hull design is unique to Rossiter with a focus on big-water performance, efficiency and ride, not to mention our commitment to quality fit and finish. Our boats have hand laid, solid hulls with a molded, foam-filled stringer grid, and the use of structural closed-cell foam cores used where needed to provide the necessary panel stiffness in our liners, decks and transoms. They also have a vinyl ester barrier coat to reduce the chance of osmotic blistering and print-through occurring. And, in fact, the only wood in our boats is the teak accents you see in the interior cockpit area. You should also know that our liners are bonded to the stringer grid, topsides and transom, independent of the deck assembly which is bolted to the sheer using machine screws every 6" though a 1/4" high density epoxy board which runs the length of the sheer. This method provides you with a very solid feel to the boat, thus enhancing the ride delivered by our hull shape and many years of enjoyment.
Draft: 1 ft. 10 in.
Beam: 5 ft. 8 in.
Fuel tank capacity: 19
Max load: 825
Standard features: ~SPECIFICATIONS
LOA 14' 4.27m
Beam 5'8" 1.73m
Dry Weight w/ 40hp engine & 19 gal fuel tank 1110lbs 498kg
Deadrise at Transom 24 degrees
Max HP Rating 50hp (40hp recommended) 29.83kw
Capacity Rating 5 Adults or 825lbs 375kg
Fuel Capacity 19 gallons 71 L aluminum tank
Draft (Hull only) approx. 11" 0.28m
Draft (Engine down) approx. 22" 0.56m
Bridge Clearance approx. 26" 0.66m
Planes with five adults
Lots of well-drained and ventilated storage
LED Navigation lights
Moderate Deep V with lifting pad and planing strakes providing hydrodynamic lift for superior fuel efficiency, and a top speed of around 35mph/56kph
Seven, through-bolted deck cleats providing ample options for lines and fenders
Large transom well, keeping the cockpit safe and dry in a following sea
Cockpit drain system ensuring that all water drains to a Bilge Well equipped with an automatic bilge pump â self-draining scuppers optional
Solid, hand laid fiberglass hull, liner and deck
Single piece, foam-filled molded stringer system
Stainless steel hardware and fastenings throughout
Strong tow rings bow and stern
Optional features: Helm Windshield & Grab Bar
Canvas-Cockpit Cover and Winter Storage Cover
Walk-thru Helm Seat
Multi-function Gauge Set
Three-color Hull View video Check out the review in Trailer Boating Magazine