01 SMARTKAT HULLS
DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE SAILING
FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION: Our customized hulls are engineered for maximum buoyancy and stability. The length is optimal for rapidly climbing towards the water surface and reaching full hull speed.
BOLD IS BEAUTIFUL: A bold hull diameter of 53 cm makes a clear statement of which we are very proud. The result is an approximately 25% higher buoyancy than other inflatable catamarans. Now you know why they get called "Big Berta".
Best in class: Our extreme pressurized hulls with a maximum of 350 mbar set the benchmark for inflatable boats. The additional pressure reinforces the stiffness and increases the speed potential significantly due to less body movement. You will experience your boat going the extra mile during adventurous rides.
One concept – two opportunities: Within our range we give you the option to chose between two lengths of hull, depending on your sailing preference:
Hulls with 4,0 m (agility hulls): Advanced agility/maneuverability – made especially for fast maneuvers and ocean adventures/waves. It´s the lightest model we offer, and the one with the lowest volume to pack, but the trade-off is more splash, especially for the front rider.
Hulls with 5,0 m (racing hulls): Higher speed and more buoyancy support at the front of the catamaran, which stabilizes the boat under a strong back wind (reduces the duck-diving effect).
Material: The hulls are manufactured of a highly tear-resistant, fabric-strengthened polyester/fabric mixture (bonded PVC) for extreme light weight and secure buoyancy. The PVC is coated with a DTEX-1100 cover and UV protection for durability. Reinforced head and tail protection caps with friction coating give protection in the event of collision.
Two layers of fabric are "heat welded" between an exterior reinforcement band and an interior airtight band (similar to Zodiac boats). Where sections are subject to elevated stress (e.g. Power Frame intake and seams), the material is multi-layered to make it extremely robust.
Safety valves: State of the art Halkey-Roberts valves (from an innovative high-quality valve manufacturer in business since 1941), with double seal leak protection. Easy to operate and secures your safety at all times.