“FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS AND MAXIMIZE THE EXPERIENCE”
Creative technical solutions translate into a perfect distribution of force within the rigging, even when sailing in harsh conditions. Using these methods of construction and design, we have been able to reduce the thickness of all core materials while maintaining and ideal performance/weight ratio. Especially in light winds, the Smartkat will deliver maximum performance and propulsion.
Centerboard-based catamarans have enormous advantages when it comes to steering precision and responsiveness. The Smartkat shows a great aptitude for fast tacks and sailing close to the wind.
# 3: MOBILITY COUNTS
We stick to an intelligent 2-bags-only system and kept the weight for each bag under 25kg - the maximum weight allowed at flight check-in.
# 4: SINGLE- HANDED OPERATION
# 5: BIONICS - YOU CAN´T CHEAT NATURE
This bionic design leads to the best weight/stability ratio on the market. The same can be said for the hull: round tubes with a diameter that is optimal for high-pressure inflation, providing maximum stability and buoyancy.
# 6: CUT THE CRAP
For example, instead of using metal rods to fix the trampoline net to the frame, we use durable cords. Less metal results in a significant weight saving and adds to the catamaran’s overall stability.
Additionally, we don’t use transparent sections for the main sail. Sure, the aesthetics would be great, but using monofilm would affect performance in strong winds. It just doesn’t have the same tear-resistance as Dacron or X-PLY.
The captain sits below the main sail and needs this additional support to navigate. These may appear to be small details, but we’ve assessed every inch of the Smartkat in this way to build you an incredibly efficient and durable mobile catamaran. A boat that will stand up to the test, even in the toughest conditions.
# 7: ONE PRODUCT - ONE PROMISE
You have the added advantage of upgrading your Smartkat as new innovations come on stream, without ever compromising the fundamental design and performance features that you have come to love. Keeping your boat up-to-date will also preserve your Smartkat’s high resale value.
# 8: NEVER UNDERESTIMATE NATURE
That´s why we call it the ultimate mobile performance catamaran for adventure seekers.
# 9: CRAFTED BY HAND WITH QUALITY IN MIND
We are proud of our specialists and our small manufacturing facility. We have quality and not quantity in mind – and we’re good with that.