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OUR VISION

"Our vision is to travel with a catamaran to the most exciting places in the world,
launching in waters untouched by other sail boats."


Now that mission falls on your shoulders. Get out there and explore the pristine beauty of undiscovered sailing destinations. Be sure to keep us posted about your road trips and sailing experiences, wherever you and your Smartkat find yourselves in the years to come.

OUR PURPOSE
  "We want to inspire people to travel, sail, and connect with nature as often as possible. These are the elements which will recharge your batteries and strengthen your hold on the future."

OUR BELIEF


NO COMPROMISE FOR ADVENTURES

We believe in the invigorating power of water, wind and travel - just as much we believe in innovation and technology.

It’s about balancing two forces; the majesty of nature with our ability to fully immerse ourselves in all our natural environment has to offer.

OUR COMMUNITY


THERE ARE THOSE WHO SAIL, AND THOSE WHO LIVE TO SAIL. WE MAKE SMARTKATS FOR THOSE AMONG YOU WHO ARE GOING TO DO WHAT YOU DO WHETHER THERE´S ANYONE WATCHING OR NOT.

It’s about balancing two forces; the majesty of nature with our ability to fully immerse ourselves in all our natural environment has to offer. It’s about testing yourself, seeing the possibilities and pushing hard to take on the tough challenges. The greatest adventures don’t come by coincidence. They start with a vision and are hard earned and well deserved. When opportunity knocks, you can either dip your toe in the water or go all in. We make out boats for the ones who seek total immersion.

OUR PRODUCTS 

NO COMPROMISE FOR ADVENTURES

We provide adventurous sailors with innovative gear and the inspiration to explore unknown territory. Smartkat creates the next generation of water sports equipment, nurturing experiences that take the joy of both sport and travel to a whole new level.

 

"Focus on the essentials – maximize the experience."

This simple statement defines the Smartkat spirit, embodying why we do what we do. It speaks to how we see product design and personifies the soul of nomad sailing.
OUR VALUES


THE OPTIMISTIC MAVERIC

We are constantly challenging the status quo, seeking innovation in all that we do.
We’re curious, experimental, optimistic, focused, dedicated and passionate.
We were born with a thirst for life and remain profoundly excited by all the possibilities it holds.



IMAGINATION

We are guided by our belief that life is full of joy and opportunities. We are constantly calculating and reinventing to be part of what lies around the corner, even if that means sometimes having to rewrite the rules.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT

We see sailing around the world as an opportunity to share, enjoy, and better understand the diverse peoples with whom we share a planet. Be inspired by the incredible opportunities to see something new, and become a role model for making our world a global village.

COMMITMENT
We strive to bring the very best to everyone who sails with us. Performance sailors, freeriders and beginners are all watersport enthusiasts, and they are also our employees and business partners.

SIMPLICITY
We are take our work seriously and have great pride in our achievements. We keep things grounded, remain true to our common sense, and look for authenticity in everything we do.
OUR TEAM

COMMITTED TO DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

 
Our exceptional work environment is our hallmark, and we’ve fostered a sustainable culture since the very beginning. With dogs in the workplace, flexible schedules, and closing the office on windy days, we always make sure we take care of each other’s needs.
 
Our people are innovators in both sailing and travel, the perfect Smartkat ambassadors. They provide crucial feedback on their word travels, and are experts at making the most of every day. We are committed to doing things differently, and equally committed to living every facet of our vision.
 AND PARTNERS 
"FROM INSIDE THE WALLS OF OUR MANUFACTURING FACILITY,
TO THE GLOBAL PARTNERS WHO PRODUCE SMARTKAT PARTS AND SHARE OUR LIFESTYLE, EVERYONE MATTERS."
 
We are unwavering in insisting that all our suppliers meet the highest international human rights standards.  Above all, we strive to have a positive impact on everyone in the Smartkat community, whether they be employees, partners, suppliers, forwarding agents, or simply sailing enthusiasts.

SUSTAINABILITY

 

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PLAYING BY THE RULES
Taking care and minimizing our environmental footprint is the guiding principle to developing sustainable products. It is at the core of everything we do, and integrated throughout the manufacture of Smartkats.



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THE SUSTAINABLE WAY FORWARD

It is our common responsibility to take care of the world we live in. We leave an imprint on our environment just as we leave footprints in the sand. Our goal at Smartkat is to minimize this impact by setting and achieving environmental targets and engaging in green manufacturing practices.



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NOT A PROJECT

Responsible environmental stewardship is not a time-limited project at Smartkat. We are constantly seeking to strengthen our commitment by finding more ways to be environmentally responsible, both in how our product is made, and ultimately how our Smartkats are used. We place stringent demands on ourselves, and are encouraged by the pressure we feel from consumers who now insist on greener products.
Sustainability is fundamental to us, and we seek opportunities for improvement in every part of our business.

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CHOOSING CAREFULLY

Making better choices is at the heart of sustainable development. Some choices we’ve made at Smartkat include:

1) Choosing materials that have not only a long lifespan, but a lower environmental impact in their production

2) Designing sturdy products that have a wide range of uses, with an emphasis on function and durability

3) Planning our production carefully in conjunction with our suppliers and forwarding agents to minimize our carbon footprint.

Finally, we’ve increased the proportion of recycled material in our Smartkat manufacture to use resources wisely and put the focus squarely on sustainability. The aim is to constantly improve our entire supply chain, a job that is ever ongoing.



A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

CRAFTED BY HAND WITH QUALITY IN MIND

Smartkat has been revolutionizing independent sailing since 2005. Our future is supported by strong roots, fostered by a driving commitment to innovation, flexibility and cutting-edge design.

Passion, function and design come together in our boutique-style manufacturing facility in Steyr, Austria. Here, the focus is on attention to detail and hand-crafted precision.

Our passion for sailing, new technologies and craftsmanship continues to push us to improve our versatile Smartkats. We want you to be able to enjoy the freedom and reliability of these incredible mobile sail boats for many years to come.

2003

First Smartkat idea by Kurt Heiligenmann, creating a boat out of a suitcase

2005

Smartkat World Premiere at the ISPO in Munich

2006

Official Smartkat company foundation in Steyr/Austria.

2007

1st generation of Smartkat hits the market and is an immediate success

2008

Smartkat launches the white edition

2012

Smartkat launches the black edition

2014

Smartkat launches the rainbow sailing team edition

2015

Smartkat launches the dots sailing team edition

2016

2nd generation of Smartkat arrives to the market

2017

Smartkat brand relaunch and new logo


Our service


Worldwide delivery

We have partnered with a premium freight carrier to send all items worldwide, direct to your door, without delay.

Global Dealer Network

Test our Smartkat at one of our dealers if you still need a little convincing. Contact us to discover opportunities for field testing near you.

Premium Service

Our in-house customer support is ready to answer your questions. We love questions, so go ahead and ask!

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