|Crew||2 (double trapeze)|
|Boat Weight||170 kg (370 lb)|
|LOA||5,000 mm (16 ft 5 in)|
|Beam||3,050 mm (10 ft 0 in) (including wings)|
|Mainsail area||15.3 m2 (165 sq ft)|
|Jib / Genoa area||5.8 m2 (62 sq ft)|
The Laser 5000 is a double-handed, dual trapeze skiff with an asymmetrical spinnaker . It derives its name from its length of 5 metres. Although it lost out to the Bethwaite-designed 49er for selection as an Olympic class for the 2000 Games, it was one of 11 designs that took part in the ISAF High Performance Olympic Dinghy Evaluation Event in 1996.
It was designed in the early 1990s by Phil Morrison. The class is strongest in the UK and Europe.