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Aqua Cat 14 Catamaran

The larger version of one of the world's most popular one design catamarans brings you performance, simplicity and weight carrying capabilities not offered in other catamarans this size. Featuring wide, flat bottom hulls with turned up bows and a small keel skeg, the pontoon design is unequaled in weight carrying capacity and planing speed. The small keels have replaced the daggerboards used on the smaller Aqua Cat and allow for easy beaching thru the surf. Designed for ocean sailing or inland lakes this cat has it all. The Aqua Cat 14 is ideal for four large adults or where capabilities to support 1,000 lbs. are needed.

The boomless sail rig supported by the tubular "a" frame provides simplicity and safety not found in traditional wire shroud designs. One sheetline and a simple tiller arrangement result in sailing simplicity, fun and excitement. Weighing in at 230 lbs. and with a 6-1/2 foot beam, it can easily be car topped or trailered to your favorite spot on the beach. Constructed of hand laid fiberglass, anodized aluminum tubing and stainless steel fasteners, maintenance is at a minimum. The rudder system is durable all aluminum construction with gudgeons through bolted to aluminum plates inside the hull and features wide performance designed aluminum blades. Positive foam flotation in each hull, plus the added feature of the mast flotation ball provide a measure of confidence and safety.

Standard features include spring loaded kick up rudders, 105 sq. ft. Dacron two colored sail, a 360 quick release cleat and rudder lift systems. Available with white hulls with red side stripes and four sail combinations, the Aqua Cat offers a performance fun package not to be missed. Experience the Aqua Cat feeling.

RESORT SPECIAL VERSION OF AQUA CAT 14 CATAMARAN

Exceedingly popular as a resort rental craft, the Aqua Cat 14 has proven itself as an excellent investment. Its simplicity allows use by the most inexperienced and offers a stable, safe and fun filled package for the Hotel Guest.

American Sail manufactures a slightly slower version of this popular catamaran for use in resort locations where most sailors are novices. The resort special features a smaller sail (90 square foot), a shorter mast and eliminates the 360 main sheet cleat to require the sailor to hold the rope controlling the sail thus reducing capsize possibilities.

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EXCESS 14 A FUN AND PLAYFUL CRUISING SAILBOAT WITH SLEEK LINES

The Excess 14 is the pure incarnation of the Excess DNA. It is the result of a dedicated design work and an industrial execution, unique to the brand. It is a cruising yacht that is both fun and playful, with sleek lines.

Excess 14 WELCOME ON BOARD!

This catamaran is the outcome of innovative architecture, of unbiased research work seeking 'out of the box' solutions. The Excess 14 is designed around a layout never seen before on the market, both in the owner's version and in the charter version. More sensations yet everything you'd expect from a cruising boat: this is the challenge taken up by the Excess 14! Our Excess catamarans are equipped with SEANAPPS technology : the solution for keeping your boat safe and seaworthy at any moment.Thanks to a device installed on board and a mobile application, you can access all your boat's information directly from your smartphone.

THE EMBODIMENT OF EXCESS DNA

Take a low boom, reduced windage thanks to lower freeboard, taut lines and redesigned hull windows, and you get a catamaran with a distinctive look!

INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURE

Thanks to our collaboration with VPLP design, the lines of the Excess 14 have benefited from an understanding of ocean racing.

MORE SENSATIONS AND EVERYTHING YOU'D EXPECT OF A CRUISING BOAT

The Excess 14 is a cruising catamaran that also offers comfort and modularity of its living spaces.

A LAYOUT UNSEEN ON THE MARKET

Designed around a layout unseen on the market, both in the owner's version and in the charter version.

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Discover the specifications of the Excess 14 catamaran

Square top mainsail

83 m² | 893 sq ft

Overlapping genoa

40 m² | 430 sq ft

Code 0 (option)

72 m² | 775 sq ft

Upwind sail area

123 m² | 1323 sq ft

135 m² | 1453 sq ft

Code 0 [option]

86 m² | 926 sq ft

Length overall (depending on options)

13.97 to 15.99 m | 45’9’’ to 52’5’’

Hull length

13.34 m | 43’9’’

Light displacement [EC]

12,8 T | 28219 lbs

7.87 m | 25’9’’

Mast clearance (std/pulse)

19.78 m | 64’11’’ / 21.54 m | 70’8’’

1.48 m | 4’10’’

Displacement

12.8 T | 28,219 lbs

CE certification

A : 10 - B : 12 - C : 16 - D : 20

Fuel capacity

2 x 53 US gal

2 x 57 HP (option)

Fresh water capacity

300 L (standard) + 300 L (option)

79 + 79 US gal (option)

Holding tank capacity

2 x 21 US gal

Salon and cockpits

3 cabin version, 3 cabin transformer version, 4 cabin version.

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“When the Excess 14 first came out, it seemed almost perfect. The main advantages of this catamaran are its perfect size for two people, and its ease of sailing. With the boom being low, it’s easy to handle.”

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Excess 14 Review

In this review, we will tell you how the topRik team got acquainted with the latest model of a sailing catamaran from Group Beneteau - Excess 14 . As always - a detailed description of the cat from transom to bowsprit, layout layouts, photos and videos, and, of course, reviews of professional yachtsmen-journalists from the leading media who were the first to see and test the Excess 14. By the way, in the end of the review you will find the answer to the question how to purchase productive, fast and comfortable Excess catamarans at an affordable price.

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Excess 14 Review

Excess 14 catamaran model was revealed to the world by Excess Catamarans, part of the Group Beneteau , at an international press conference in 2022. And now, those who want to buy this sailboat, which VPLP marine engineers and designers worked on, are on the waiting list for the second half of 2024.

This newest model in the latest Excess range and its resounding success among yachtsmen has finally established Excess Catamarans as a successful competitor in the double hull cruiser market. For such a young shipyard, this is a great achievement.

But we still remember that many sailors and businessmen in the yachting world met with bewilderment the decision of the Group Beneteau to create practically its own competitor when Excess Catamarans first introduced its first cat. This was because the first Excess somewhat disappointed the yachting world with their similarity to the Lagoon. But the shipyard quickly overcame the costs of growth, which was already evident with the built-from-scratch Excess 11 , and especially so with the release of the brilliant Excess 14.

TopRik team is delighted to be able to offer customers a boat with the freedom and lifestyle that only a twin hull can offer. That being said, Excess 14 owners will not lack the thrill and pleasure of sailing as this catamaran has some serious speed and responsiveness.

Features of Excess 14

  • Brand: Excess
  • Hull type: Catamaran
  • Overall length, m: 13.97 to 15.99
  • Width, m: 7.87
  • Draft, m: 1.48
  • Displacement, t: 12.8
  • Air draft, m: 19.78
  • Water tanks, l: 300 / 2 x 300
  • Exterior design (Architect): VPLP design
  • CE Certification: A: 10, B: 12, C: 16, D: 20
  • Mainsail type: Square top
  • Jib type: Furling genoa
  • Mainsail area, m²: 83
  • Jib area, m²: 40
  • Code 0 area, m²: 72
  • Engine: 2 x 45 HP / 2 x 57 HP
  • Fuel tanks l: 2 x 200

Excess 14 by TopRik Team

At the 2022 Cannes Yachting festival some lucky representatives of the topRik team saw, felt with their own hands and walked around the sailing catamaran Excess 14 from transom to bowsprit for the first time. That September the shipyard Excess Catamarans was showcasing two double-hull sailboats and the Excess 14 reveal was the world premiere.

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Even from the pier you can already appreciate many of the features of the new cat. A significant height of the boards is striking, which ensures high stability of the catamaran even at maximum speed and in heavy seas.

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On the transom there are powerful enough davits to lift and hold the motor boat. Between the davits below there is a compartment for rescue equipment: rafts, oars, pumps, etc.

Wide transom steps, finished with anti-slip teak, also serve as a bathing platform, but, of course, stationary. You can only raise and lower here a ladder for descending into the water. Pay attention to how conveniently the lower part of the step protrudes - just a foot further from the curvature of the side. This is an additional convenience, if the boat is moored side-to - no need to climb over the side to get on the deck or climb from the yacht to the pier.

At first glance, even from the pier, you can see biminis above the control stations, which are mounted on solid supports - stainless steel pipes. The continuation of the roof of the cabin (or saloon) hanging over the cockpit creates a cozy atmosphere, protecting the cockpit guests from the sun and rain.

An interesting effect: when you look at the Excess 14 from the pier, the catamaran seems like a very small yacht. But when you get on board, just step on the cockpit deck, you forget that the cat is actually small - just over 13 meters. The merit of naval architects and designers is that they used the width of the boat so successfully and provided the crew and passengers with so much space, volume and height. You don’t feel cramped in this spacious cockpit, where more than 10 people can sit on the corner sofa at the table, large sunbed and transom sofa, and this is not counting the skipper at the helm and his assistant at the helm station on the other side.

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While several experts were calculating the capacity of the cockpit, which is important for our clients who are in the charter business, the skipper of the topRik team traditionally went to evaluate the helms.

It seems that his disappointed look is connected only with the fact that he cannot find fault with anything in terms of organizing a skipper post.

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Even taking photos of control posts from several angles did not help to identify the shortcomings. Adjustable seats, thoughtful arrangement of the helm panel and winches, the presence of baskets where halyards and sheets are dropped - everything is provided here for ease of control. The panel behind the helm contains all navigation equipment, a large chartplotter , as well as sensors that allow you to control the operation of all Excess 14 equipment.

On the port side, the control post differs only in a smaller number of winches. For some reason, our leader could not find a photo of this post from the exhibition, so we used the official one.

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But the starboard side is presented in all angles, and one of them is remarkable in that it demonstrates not only the excellent organization of winches and halyards, but also the width of the deck on the starboard side, as well as convenient handrails on the roof. Moving here is free and safe.

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And pay attention to the fact that most of the windows from the cockpit to the saloon are not tinted. This is done so that all parts and opposite hulls of the catamaran are visible from both control posts.

But the deck and handrails along the edge of the roof from a different angle. We appreciate these safe movement features in combination with the presence of high lifelines on both sides.

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These wide transparent three-piece doors, which move apart and slide in all variations, lead from the cockpit to the saloon. Yes, Beneteau Group’s daughter company could not help but use this technique of superyachts - increasing the total usable area by combining two different areas.

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The photo below clearly demonstrates how wide the opening gets when you make full use of this sliding structure. And by sliding it to the other side, you can serve dishes from the saloon galley to the cockpit or organize a bar counter from the galley table if you want to throw a party on the yacht.

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The divided galley amidships occupies the entire width of the common deck. Everything here is perfectly organized for cooking and storing food. There is a gas stove (or electric at the request of the buyer), a microwave oven, an oven and a full set of auxiliary kitchen equipment.

Pay attention to the metal doors of the floor cabinet on the starboard side - these are refrigerators and freezers. By the way, the same freezer door located in the cockpit is perfectly visible from here. The saloon refrigeration equipment can be used for non-perishable products, and the cockpit freezer is regularly replenished with drinks, ice cream and other products that you want to always have on hand.

Once again, we note the attention of Beneteau Group and now Excess Catamarans to the "little things" that speak loudest of all about how manufacturers care about the comfort and safety of the crew and passengers. We are talking about rounding all joints and edges of furniture – can’t go wrong with this move.

In order to view the entire saloon, let's change the viewpoint to see that the room is divided into several zones. You have already seen the kitchen, now it's the turn to evaluate the dining and working area - the chart table.

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You can see for yourself how roomy the Excess 14’s saloon is: 10 more people in the saloon can join the diners (or rest) in the cockpit. This is a solid application for a crowded party while staying in the marina with guests from neighboring yachts.

But while the passengers are sunbathing, eating or relaxing, the skipper from time to time needs to sit down at the helm table in the saloon. Here is installed equipment similar to what you have already seen on the helm panel in the cockpit. This is also a photo from the official brochure, adding a little more atmosphere and romance to our report.

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The skipper's table is positioned so that he does not get too bored while charting or checking the course. His friends will always support him, sitting next to him and passing something tasty or refreshing.

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Despite the fact that the roof of the cabin, for obvious reasons, is devoid of hatches, there is enough natural light and natural ventilation in the cabin. In addition to a huge sliding door, light and air enter here through panoramic windows, in which opening portholes are mounted.

From the saloon it is natural to go down to the cabins located in both hulls of the catamaran.

This “comfortable and spacious” is not an advertising phrase, we often caught ourselves reminding each other: you are on a boat less than 14 meters long... We examined the Excess 14 catamaran with 3 cabins. In this version, one hull is traditionally given over to the owner's cabin with a large island double bed, a living area and a bathroom. This is what it looks like from the living room. As you can see, there is enough height, light and air due to portholes and skylights.

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There doesn't seem to be enough storage space here, some of the topRik team's experts have already begun to chalk this up as a drawback, but they've been stopped by those who have made it to the bow of the master cabin. The critics quickly hid their notes, as they were convinced that there was more than enough storage space. As you can see, even the largest family or group of friends doesn't have to limit themselves to picking too much of what they need on a cruise.

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In the left hull of the 3-cabin version, there are 2 VIP cabins with double island beds and private bathrooms each. All cabins have separate showers.

In addition to this option, the manufacturer offers a 3-cabin convertible version, when two single beds are placed in the bow of the right hull. A normal option for a family with children or if the yacht is steered or served by invited crew.

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The 4-cabin option offers 8 berths in two cabins in each hull with private bathrooms.

For charter voyages, you can also use a place in the forepeak and organize a berth for 2 people in the cabin, using a sofa, a bench and lowering the table to the level of the sofa, in total - 11 berths, and there is enough space for everyone on this "small" catamaran.

Since we are talking about the forepeak, it's time to take a look at the Excess 14 foredeck. At the exhibition, the manufacturers did not advertise it as a place to rest. Probably, they were afraid that visitors would start checking the elasticity of the nets, which many call a trampoline.

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We agreed that the catamaran would certainly be equipped with a sunbathing area in the bow, and when we unfolded the brochure, we realized that we were not mistaken.

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We took notice of Pulse Line sailing equipment option, which, unlike the standard one, is a high-performance version. This option features a square top mainsail like the standard version, but when ordered with the Pulse Line mast increases by almost 2 meters, and 12 square meters are added to the sail area on the windward side, as well as an elongated composite spier, to which Code 0 is attached. Since we could not photograph ourselves under sails, we are posting an official photo that demonstrates the installation of Pulse Line.

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To increase the sail area, a forward mast and an elongated bowsprit serve. Instead of the self-aligning staysail typical for most yachts of this class, the Excess 14 has a 120% overlap of the genoa to increase the sail area. We have seen in practice that the boom is located low and is accessible from the saloon roof, so to operate the mainsail there is no need to climb the mast ladder to attach a halyard or reach the reef line.

Advantages of Excess 14

As usual, let's start with the disadvantages instead. Our expert, who controlled the storage areas, nevertheless made a point that there are not enough of them for the galley in the saloon.

All the experts responsible for testing the various positions have unanimously agreed that the Excess 14 catamaran has the following advantages:

  • high seaworthiness, including speed and performance, which were achieved solely due to the found reserves and optimization of weight, steering and other structures, making the cost of a catamaran quite affordable for those who want to change from a monohull to a cat;
  • safety when moving around the boat, as well as on a long cruise with changing weather conditions;
  • enough comfort to make autonomous sailing a real pleasure and not a survival experience in extreme conditions;
  • ease of handling, in which an experienced skipper can handle the catamaran alone even in adverse weather conditions.

Reviews of Excess 14 from Professionals

Here are reviews of the Excess 14 catamaran from well-known yachtsmen, experts and journalists from the leading online maritime magazines Yachting World and Yacht World and - Rupert Holmes and Zuzana Prochazka respectively. But first let’s give a word to a group of experts from SAIL magazine who test vessels for Best Boat award.

SAIL Magazine

SAIL editors reviewed the new Excess 14 cat during the boat's US debut at the Miami International Boat Show. This is the first look at this 14 m double hull sailing yacht from Excess Catamarans, which is part of the Beneteau Group.

SAIL journalists, well known as experienced yachtsmen, identified several features on their first encounter with the Excess 14 to ensure that the yacht harmoniously combines cruising comfort with the pleasure of sailing.

The cooperation of the shipyard with VPLP Design resulted in the creation of completely new contours of the hulls and the exterior as a whole. Innovative asymmetric hulls reduce drag on the water mass, and the higher bridge position significantly reduces the impact force in waves. To improve sailing upwind, the keels have also been redesigned - they have become thinner and reach more depth.

SAIL editors also found significant changes in the steering system. The Excess 14's twin helms sit directly above the rudders, which have also been lowered to greater depths. The yacht is equipped with a Dyneema steering system which allows you to feel the helm to the maximum.

Experts noted that naval architects and engineers paid great attention to reducing the mass of a sailing catamaran. To achieve this, foam was used as bulkhead filler instead of plywood, and the load-bearing bulkheads were further lightened with carbon fiber.

A lighter deckhouse design was made possible by having the mast mounted on the deck rather than on the cabin. It also made it easier to access the mainsail via three steps to the boom.

Reviewers cited Thibaut de Montvalon, Excess Catamarans' director, who stated that the new Excess 14 aims to make up for the lack of sailing catamarans for those monohull owners who don't want to sacrifice the pleasure and feel of sailing for the comfort of a double hull sailboat.

Rupert Holmes

Yachtsman and author of Yachting World, at the start of its Excess 14 test report, goes into detail on how Beneteau Group’s developers ensure the high seaworthiness of the new range of catamarans and at the same time offer them at an affordable price.

Rupert Holmes began the review by describing sailing the Excess 14. The boat's speed rose and fell between 7.4 and 8 knots while sailing upwind with a true wind of 12-14 knots. He noted that at the same time the helm is very responsive, and the boat easily maneuvers and quickly responds to changes in the trim of the sail.

Aside from the lack of roll, this kind of sailing experience and true cruising speeds are more to be expected from a 50-foot (15.2 m) single hull cruiser. This is despite the fact that the Excess 14 is a very spacious platform 26 feet (8 m) wide, and it was not produced by a highly specialized manufacturer of single expensive powerful yacht structures, but by the world's largest shipbuilder for all kinds of of yachtsmen.

Rupert cited shipyards such as Outremer and Marsaudon Composites as examples, that produce really great catamarans. But their boats are difficult to handle, and high-tech designs and low production volumes mean high prices.

Further, the author understands why Beneteau Group and her new shipyard Excess Catamarans has the ability to provide yachtsmen with stock boats with good performance and performance at an affordable price.

First of all, the invited VPLP office, which usually deals with racing boats, analyzed the possibilities of reducing the weight of each element of the catamaran structure.

As a result, carbon reinforcement was applied to bulkheads made of sandwich panels filled with PET foam, which are subject to high loads. Low-density balsa filler has been used in those parts of the structure where loads are less high, such as the hull plating. The hull sections are reinforced with resin, water will not be able to penetrate there in case of local damage.

At the same time, the structure is monolithic in the area where the engines and keels are located, and the deck is a sandwich made of foamed polyethylene terephthalate.

Design proposals for furnishing were also based on careful weight analysis. Thanks to this, it was possible, for example, to reduce the weight of the galley by a quarter without the use of expensive foam fillers.

As a result of this optimization, the displacement of the Excess 14 is 12.8 tons, while for other boats of the same size and purpose, this figure reaches 14-15 tons. This is just one of the factors that the developers have used to significantly improve the sailing performance of the sailboat.

Renowned naval architect Vincent Lauriot Prevost worked on optimizing the hydrodynamics of the keel. As a result of the introduction of thin keels, lowered to a great depth, we get an increase in draft by 10 cm, but also 15% increased overall efficiency of the catamaran.

At the sailors' forum dedicated to Excess boats, the developers found out that yachtsmen are ready to accept a yacht with an increased draft of up to 1.48 m versus 1.2 m. The latter indicator is the standard for shallow water anchorages in the Bahamas.

The increase in draft made it possible to halve the length of the chord, and thin keels reduced the resistance of the water mass to the movement of the cat and improved steering response. The helms also dropped by 20 cm.

The asymmetry of the Excess 14’s hulls is characterized by a large external volume and curvature. This innovation reduces the impact force and wave resistance between the two hulls.

Zuzana Prochazka

The yachtsman and freelance journalist detailed her experience with the Excess 14 catamaran, which she tested in Biscayne Bay off Miami in late March 2023.

The reviewer recalled how in 2018 the Excess line of sailing catamarans was first presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival in France, and what bewilderment this caused among fans of Beneteau Shipyard’s catamarans. It seemed a strange decision, since the Excess cats were different from the Lagoons, but not enough to justify the creation of an entirely new line.

But after the release of the 11th model, these perplexities dissipated. And, in the words of Zuzana, chic Excess 14 confirmed that the brand has finally established its identity, as the latest yacht at the moment is the embodiment of the unique Excess' DNA.

The reviewer specifically noted that the twin helms located in the stern of each hull have direct, rather than hydraulic, control of the rudders. As an experienced yachtsman, Zuzana immediately appreciated the feeling of fast and responsive steering through these helms, which evokes the analogy of steering a monohull yacht. The shipyard’s goal here was to satisfy its customers, 85% of whom switched to their first cat from single-hull sailboats.

Video Reviews of Excess 14

There’s nothing better to making a final decision than to actually see the boat with your own eyes. The next best thing to that is checking out these videos, that we have found online.

First, we get short and sweet teaser from Multihulls World – sea footage, actually useful commentary and no time waste:

Next, Sail Tahiti provides us with wide-view interior walkthrough:

Let’s say that you actually have quite some time and want to know everything about the Excess 14. Here’s 26-minute review for you then:

And if you don’t want to listen and just want to watch, check out this no-commentary walkaround interior tour:

The productive and comfortable Excess 14 will surely be in demand by various members of the maritime community. And it’s not just some random prophecy: those wishing to buy the Excess 14 catamaran are already on the waiting list for the end of 2024. This is no coincidence, since the advantages of this cat allow it to be used successfully:

  • for family cruises, which will be safe even for children;
  • for long autonomous navigation with friends;
  • lovers of speed under sail in conditions of comfort and ease of management;
  • romantics, who love sea solo trips;
  • for organizing charter voyages or for renting the yacht out.

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Known as a specialist in smaller sailing dinghies, British manufacturer RS Sailing has recently launched a range of light catamarans aimed at sailing school or family use. For the moment, there are two models. Nicolas Honor, the brand’s importer in France, gave us a demonstration of the smaller (and most recent) of the two, the RS Cat 14, in its XL version.

Test location: Saint-Pierre-Quiberon, France Conditions: Westerly wind of 10 to 15 knots, sea state slight

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Though RS Sailing’s catamaran range is currently limited to the RS Cat 16 and 14, these two models have clearly managed to establish themselves as one of the players in the sports multihull business; this manufacturer who traditionally specialized in sailing dinghies has simply applied the rules that have made their monohull models so successful – build quality, attractive design, competitive prices. In fact, RS Sailing has been able to convince many sailing clubs to build an RS Cat fleet. The 16 is perfectly suited for two adults, while the 14, and this is the one we’re taking a look at today, is more suited to children. However, the RS Cat 14 has significant volume, as it is able to support a crew totaling 790 lbs (360 kg). Compared that to the maximum load of 350 lbs (160 kg) for a Hobie Cat 14. While we’re on the subject of comparisons, we can note here the heritage of the Dart 16 as for the anti-leeway plan: the undersid...

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RS CAT14 – EXCITEMENT AND HANDLING REACH A NEW LEVEL

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This boat takes the enjoyment and handling associated with beach cats to a new level. Stiffness and balance defy the cost-effective durability of the RS CAT14’s construction – making the boat perfect, not only for training and recreational sailing, but also as a true performance pathway class. We’re excited – and we think you will be too! The design protected system for joining the beams to RS CAT hulls gives increased stiffness compared to other rotomoulded catamarans, with the added bonus of allowing the boat to be disassembled quickly for storage or transport. Durability : Convenience : Excitement – the hallmarks of the RS CATs.

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Unbelievably stiff platform, proven fittings and systems from the CAT16, a fair amount of buoyancy in the hulls, can carry weight easily on top of being a junior boat. RS has got a winner here!

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Why change a winning formula? The RS CAT14 picks most of the characteristics of her big sister the RS CAT16 launched in 2014. The RS CAT14 is adapted to a wider range of use to allow youth and adult sailors have a lot of fun, with a minimum of constraints linked with set-up or care. It’s robust, ergonomic, well-built and easy to handle – the second Cat made by RS is clearly a success. To handle without care!

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To me the RS CAT14 is much more than the little sister of  the CAT16. The 14 is small enough to go singlehanded – even with jib and gennaker. And its big enough for a full family cruise with two adults and a child. The 14 feels stiff like a GRP-cat and tacks lively like a dinghy – totally different to these low volume ‘long-keel’ beach cats of the 1970s.

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Stiffness and manoeuvrability – sparkling performance & easy handling

  • Novice to expert capabilities for young and youthful sailors
  • Crisp, easy handling from the stiff platform leads to exciting performance
  • Practical features to make sailing convenient and fun
  • High buoyancy hulls give reserve stability and forgiving handling
  • Concave deck creates secure sitting area
  • Lift & lock – simple & secure rudder system
  • Designed by innovative multihull expert Jo Richards and the RS development team

Singlehanded or with crew

  • Exciting single-handed – great for two youngsters or a small groups
  • Blast across the bay – performance pathway
  • One, two or three sails to suit experience and performance level aims
  • Efficient gennaker chute system for simple hoists & drops

Storage and transport convenience

  • Fast assembly & separation allows storage in restricted space
  • Quick to rig – simple and robust
  • Practical moulded-in handholds make moving the boat easy on shore

Greatest durability – lowest maintenance

  • NEW – Hull & beam securing system without holes through the skin of the boat – no sealant required
  • Beam and shroud bolts secure into stainless-steel bars in channels on either side of the hulls
  • Exceptionally strong, simple and fast assembly – just 15 minutes using only one spanner
  • RS Comptec PE3 construction– state of the art three layer rotomoulding system
  • Toughest outer skin – middle foam layer for stiffness – strong inner skin
  • RS process leads the way & enables additional thickness in high load areas
  • Reduced overall weight for better sailing – every RS offers the best performance and most rewarding handling
  • Built in buoyancy from thick foam layer
  • Strongest fittings attachment – through-bolted rudder systems
  • Super-strong RS transom & rudder fitting structure
  • Virtually maintenance free

Safety features

  • Toe straps above and below tramps to assist capsize righting
  • Capsize righting line in under-tramp stowage bag
  • Knife stowage under tramp
  • Recesses in aft decks reduce volume and make it easier to “sink” a stern and right the boat from inversion
  • Mast head float standard on all models

RS CAT14 Club

  • Mainsail only – simple set-up
  • Single trapeze

RS CAT14 XL

  • Single Trapeze

RS CAT14 Accessories

  • Launching wheels
  • Road trailer
  • Carbon fibre tiller extension
  • Wind indicator
  • Gennaker pack

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Excess Catamarans have been busy since they launched their first model in 2019. First they splashed the 12 and the 15 which used modified Lagoon moulds for the hulls. They followed that up with the Excess 11 which was designed from the keels up.

The second “pure” design is the Excess 14, which continues to develop the sporty DNA of this brand while offering plenty of comfort onboard. The 14 comes with twin aft helms, a low boom, assymetric hulls to reduce leeway, and deeper rudders along with other enhancements. There are plenty of “power up” options if you choose the Pulse Line.

The Excess “look” continues to develop with reduced windage thanks to a lower freeboard, sporty lines, an aft-set coachroof, a forward stepped mast, a composite bowsprit and inverted bows.

This model has once again been designed with VPLP. Unlike her sisters, she has an overlapping genoa as standard for more power up front and a square top mainsail giving you a very decent SA/D. They’ve optimised the construction too (foam sandwich with carbon reinforcements, etc.)

  • The Low Boom, Overlapping Genoa and Main give you very decent SA/D ratios, especially on the Pulse Line
  • She’s extremely comfortable with some modular options to make the best use of the space.
  • All the lines come back to the helms.
  • There is an option for a Sky Lounge, like a Fountaine Pajot, but with no compromise on boom height.
  • Foam sandwich with carbon reinforced construction
  • Twin aft helms maximise sailing feel and living space
  • Longer rudder blades help you pinch upwind
  • Textile steering lines for maximum sailing feel
  • One piece longeron/bowsprit option
  • Not everyone likes aft helms. There is an option for biminis, but the visibility to the forward port bow is through the windows
  • Those helm seats look a long way from the wheels. Let’s see on the test sail
  • If you go for the full bowsprit option, your marina fees might be heading up into the bigger bracket.

This is a very comfortable boat that sits somewhere between a Fountaine Pajot and a Nautitech. In the hulls are wide, comfortable beds, and bathrooms with a separate head. There is loads of storage. There is also an option to convert the forepeaks into skipper cabins. If you compare the space down here to something like the HH44 , you will start to get an idea of where they have set the dial on this boat: she’s good value for money.

There are several options on the layout, and they are cleverly targeting couples working from their boats- the “digital nomads” – with a large office area with desk and a flexible space upfront which you can use as a dressing area, workshop or cabin with extra berths.

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3 Cabin Version

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  • A central bathroom amidships
  • A big private dressing area
  • An option for extra bunks

4-cabin version

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  • 4 cabins, 4 heads & 4 separate showers
  • An optional skipper cabin in the forepeaks
  • The skylounge option: lounging space on the coachroof at anchor with no compromise on the boom height.
  • A walk-in dressing room

We are looking forward to getting out on a test sail on the Excess 14. The standard set up is powered with 118 m² of upwind sail area that gives you an SA/D (Sail Area to Displacement) of 23.3. That puts you in Nautitech territory. If you go for the Pulse Line, you will be letting fly with 134 m² of upwind sail area with a bigger square top mainsail and overlapping genoa that boosts your SA/D to 26.5. Now we’re talking Outremer territory.

Now chances are that you’ll have more gear on this boat than you would do on an Outremer, and there are no boards. Even so, with deeper rudders and those asymmetric hulls, the Excess 14 will be no slouch upwind and we haven’t even discussed the Code 0 yet.

She comes with textile steering lines to maximise responsiveness and sensitivity

I love the direction that this brand is heading with the Excess 14. I thought the Excess 11 was a clever design and it was great to see more options at that catamaran length. This new boat ticks many boxes if you are after a sportier cat that is still very comfortable. I can’t wait to get out on a test sail.

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Sailing Instruction: Hobie 14 Catamaran Tuning Guide

Added by damonAdmin on Oct 20, 2003 - 10:58 AM

The Hobie 14 catamaran sailboat launched the "Hobie Way of Life" when it leaped onto the world stage with the now famous 1968 Life Magazine "The Cat that Flies" article. This great beachcat is still actively raced today and many new sailors get their first taste of catamaran sailing aboard the Hobie 14 catamaran.

Bob Curry, former World and National Champion on the Hobie 14, has agreed to share his tuning tips for the Hobie 14. His photos and explanations will save the new Hobie 14 catamaran owner lots of time getting rigged, and get the racer around the course a little faster.

The first thing you want to do is step the mast on the trailer. Next, using a carpenters level butted up against the shroud chainplate on the sidebar, level the boat.

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Undo your main halyard and attach a 5lbs weight. Measure the distance from the halyard to the bottom of the mast cutout for the mainsail. A good ball park number will range between 45”- 57” depending on your body weight. Lighter skippers will favor the larger number (larger distance) and heavier skippers will favor the smaller numbers (less distance). Since I weigh 160lbs, I opt for a 55” mast rake.

Hobie 14 Mast Rake

RIG TENSION

I normally carry a loose rig when not trapezing. This is tested by grabbing the leeward shroud with your hand and turning it to 120 degrees. As the breeze freshens, I tighten the rig to keep the leeward hull from depressing too much. This is very important to remember in choppy water. While trapezing, adjust the shroud tension to 45 degrees using the same method as above. This will keep the rig powered up and not dump you in the water in lulls.

The mast raker line should ONLY be used downwind to help keep the rigging from banging around too much.

Hobie 14 Mast rake cleat

SAIL SHAPE AND BATTEN TENSION

There are a lot of different thoughts on this area. I will address what has worked for me.

Draft position: 45% Camber: 16% Batten Tapers: Bottom 3= non-tapered Top 3= taper and soft

A good way to set up the draft is to raise the sail with some batten tension and downhaul applied to eliminate the wrinkles. Take the tail of the main halyard and run it down the sail starting at the aft end of the headboard to the middle of the boom. The maximum draft should be at this line intersecting the sail. You will probably have to use a belt sander to taper and soften the top 3 battens to achieve the draft/camber point.

I tension the battens starting from the bottom and working to the top. This is done with the sail laying on the trampoline.

  • #6 (Bottom): Almost standing up
  • #5: Barely standing up
  • #4: Standing up
  • #3: Standing up
  • #2: Barely standing up
  • #1: Almost standing up

For choppy water, apply a little more tension for power!

Hobie 14 Sail shape

There is really only one rule of thumb; wrinkles out in all but very windy conditions. Downhaul in windy conditions to bend the mast and release the leech.

I tension this as hard as I can and cleat and forget it! Since it is not a loose-footed sail, the main does not benefit by releasing it.

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Upwind: 5”- 6” out from center allows the boat to be footed with a great deal of speed if you have the sail set up as above. When trapezing, only let the traveler out 3”. Reaches will be out to the hiking strap and deep reaches/downwind will be all the way at the end of the track.

Hobie 14 Traveler Position

This one always causes debate! Start off with the rudders in the locked down position. Measure down the blade 12” from the bottom of the bottom casting. Make a line 2” perpendicular to the 12” point. Using a very thin line and starting at the top of the rudder pin, align the line with the rudder pin and check where the line intersects the perpendicular line on the rudder. Optimally, you should have 1 5/8” to 1 3/4” for a measurement. To achieve the 1 ¾” number, you might have to re-drill the front hole on the rudder or file away at the front of the rudder where it hits the casting.

Rudder toe in should be 1/8” with the rudders in the locked down position again measured from the 12” down point.

Good Luck!!

Bob Curry HOBIE 14 1984 World Champion 1980, 1985, 1986, 1987 US National Champion 1983, 1987 US TURBO National Champion

Detail pictures for this article are located in the "Beachcats Technical" photo album. View the entire series of Hobie 14 Tuning Guide pictures here.

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Fast cruising is the theme this year, say Toby Hodges and Sam Fortescue, who look at some of 2021's exciting new multihull launches

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2021 looks set to be a bumper year for new catamarans as the trend for fast cruising yachts, which deliver plenty if living space continues. This year there are set to be several new catamarans on the market, here’s our selection of those about which we are most excited.

A group of wild enthusiasts in the landlocked Czech Republic are the force behind the new IC36 from Independent Catamaran. The debut model is a fully race-tuned cat that aims to appeal to speed freaks as well as performance cruisers. Oh, and it unbolts to fit inside a shipping container or on a trailer!

Perhaps closer in design terms to the Extreme 40 than a traditional cat, the IC36 has super narrow hulls, high displacement bows and an optional rotating carbon rig with composite stays.

A sporty-looking carbon beam braces the bows and doubles as a bowsprit for asymmetric sails. Deep daggerboards help windward performance, and there’s a racy dual carbon tiller providing direct rudder control.

“The first time I saw it, I just felt like it was from one of Jules Verne’s adventures,” says co-founder Jaromír Popek.

The boat has been optimised for electric propulsion with twin 6kW Oceanvolt saildrives and up to 15kWh of lithium-ion batteries giving a range of a couple of hours. Powerful hydrogeneration under sail keeps batteries topped up. For longer spells at anchor , there is also a decent 1.15kW array of Solbian solar panel s which folds away when not required.

As much fun as this boat should be to sail in its Raw racing variant, it is also available with more creature comforts.

The Pacer model has a coachroof, cockpit tent, more storage and cooking and freshwater systems. It can accommodate a reported eight people in the hulls, with a fridge and two-burner hob to port and a shower/heads to starboard. Or you can opt for a fridge and hob in the folding cockpit table.

Construction is in epoxy-glass composite with local Kevlar reinforcement and foam core, helping to keep weight down to less than 3 tonnes (key for trailering). And there are three buoyancy chambers in each hull, which underpin the claim that the boat is unsinkable.

For all the variants, the light weight and high-performance rig means you can sail in a breath of wind. In a blow, the sky should be the limit. Expect reaching speeds of 20 knots plus, particularly if you take the high-modulus carbon wing mast from Pauger.

Specifications:

LOA: 11.00m / 36ft 1in Beam: 6.20m / 20ft 4in Draught: 0.85-2.00m / 2ft 9in-6ft 7in Displacement (light): 2,500kg / 5,512lb Price ex VAT: €295,000 (for RAW) Builder: www.independentcatamaran.com

This new launch from the world’s number one catamaran brand is the largest in the range of ‘regular’ boats, before entering the more luxurious world of the Lagoon 65.

It has been drawn by VPLP and Patrick le Quement, whose design nous has done much to make cats more mainstream. Many of the features, therefore, will be familiar from the smaller boats.

However, that extra length creates more volume below, so the Lagoon 55 can be arranged with up to six true double cabins with ensuite heads. “It’s the first time we have six cabins of the same size and function and a larger flybridge,” explains products developments manager Martina Torrini during a premiere virtual tour of the first model to launch in March.

Another first is the curving steps up from the transom skirt to the aft deck, dubbed ‘the stairway to heaven’. “The surfaces of the transom can be used differently,” adds Torrini. “Not just a way to access the boat, they become in themselves a living area.” This feature extends the size of the cockpit to 25m2, and even offers a plancha grill.

There’s more social space on the huge flybridge (with fridge and bar) and a movable sunpad on the forward part of the coachroof. The boat also features Lagoon’s first ever dedicated forward cockpit, connected to the saloon by a drop-down window.

A 107m2 fat-head main provides grunt, but is coupled with a self-tacking jib. As with all Lagoons, the emphasis is on comfort and ease of use rather than speed and windward pointing ability.

LOA: 16.56m / 54ft 4in Beam: 9.00m / 29ft 6in Draught: 1.55m / 5ft 1in Displacement: 26,500kg / 58,433lb Price: €tbc Builder: www.cata-lagoon.com

Fountaine Pajot Samana 59

Replacing the five-year-old Ipanema 58, this luxurious 59-footer integrates many of the new design features of the 45, which boasted longer, wider hulls that nevertheless showed 10% less drag. Chief among the new attractions is an enlarged cockpit, forward lounge and flybridge, for more socialising space.

“We wanted to emphasise her identity by optimising her interior and exterior spaces to make this 59ft catamaran the equivalent of a larger yacht,” explains designer Olivier Racoupeau.

“Whether it’s the flybridge, the cockpit or the saloon, we’ve worked hard to find harmony between all the living spaces on board, to gain every millimetre inside and outside.”

There’s a door forward out of the saloon, and the option of a hydraulic bathing platform, which doubles up for tender storage. Up to six cabins are offered, and the rare option of putting the galley up in the saloon or down to port. Hull number one is joining the World ARC .

Meanwhile, a new 51 is tipped for launch in 2022, which will focus on sustainability and have 2kW of flush solar panels built into the flybridge.

LOA: 18.21m / 59ft 9in Beam: 9.46m / 31ft 1in Draught: 1.40m / 4ft 7in Displacement: 25,500kg / 56,217lb Price ex VAT: €1,302,900 Builder: www.catamarans-fountaine-pajot.com

The new 42 replaces the Leopard 40, and it draws on the latest design thinking from the larger boats in the range. Like the award-winning Leopard 50, it has continuous hull windows, a hardtop, and contrasting coachroof accents. But it also goes further, with plumb bows and long horizontal chines.

That lounging space on the coachroof adds 65% to the exterior entertainment area. “By integrating the geometry of the lounge into the GRP hardtop, we were able to achieve a lightweight area that added less weight to the boat than one average sized crewmember,” explains Michael Robertson, chief designer at builder Robertson & Caine. It has been cleverly engineered so as not to steal headroom from the cockpit.

In contrast to many modern cats, the Leopard 42 makes a virtue of the separate cockpit and saloon, whose seating is focused on the forward galley. There is lots of glazing and a full-height door out onto the foredeck. Every cabin has a third more floor space and twice the glazed area of the old Leopard 40. Each has an island berth and its own heads with shower.

But it’s not all about space. “Performance potential remains one of the top priorities,” says naval architect Alex Simonis of Simonis-Voogd Yacht Design. “We spend a lot of time refining the rig geometry and the sail layout to boost the efficiency of the rig plan. At the same time, the ongoing refinement in hull and appendage design allows us to create a yacht with better sea motion and more agility.

LOA: 12.67m 41ft 7in Beam: 7.04m 23ft 1in Draught: 1.40m 4ft 7in Displacement: 12,460kg 27,469lb Price ex VAT: €399,000 Builder: www.leopardcatamarans.com

The new entry-level yacht from France’s Neel Trimarans is designed to bring the world of three hulls to a new clientele.

Building on the success of the larger Neel 47 and Neel 51, the 43 takes the fight to the catamaran, with a big superstructure that includes two double cabins as well as a galley and saloon.

There’s a further double cabin forward in the central nacelle, and cosy singles in either bow. A sliding door and window allows the saloon and the cockpit seating areas to be socially connected, although they remain two very different spaces.

The bulkhead helmstation to starboard has commanding views out over the huge coachroof. From the drawings, this appears to allow a tight sheeting angle for the genoa, but brings the mainsheet, which is fastened to the transom, close to the davits and skirt of the central hull.

The main is square-topped with two full battens and there is also a high-performance carbon spar option.

Though the lay-up is in standard foam-cored glassfibre, Neel says it is leaning towards more environmentally friendly construction. Interior joinery is from sustainable Alpi wood and recyclable material.

LOA: 13.11m / 43ft 0in Beam: 7.50m / 24ft 7in Draught: 1.50m / 4ft 11in Displacement: 9,000kg /19,841lb Price ex VAT: €329,800 Builder: www.neel-trimarans.com

Marsaudon Composites has quietly built an enthusiastic following for its TS42 and TS50 catamarans since the smaller boat was launched six years ago.

That these have been the first boats to cross the Atlantic in the last two ARC s has also done its reputation no harm.

The yard is based at Lorient La Base, at the heart of the French offshore racing scene, so it’s perhaps no surprise these designs are lightweight and offer plenty of performance.

The direct tiller steering, which gives a responsive feel to the helm, is an example of the thinking that sets these boats apart from other multihulls and makes them sought after models. Yet they also have enough space both on deck and below to offer very comfortable living.

A 57-footer from the board of Marc Lombard will be the third design to join the stable. It shares the same hallmarks as the existing models, although a wheel steering option will also be offered.

In suitable conditions this is a cruising yacht that can be expected to hit speeds of well over 20 knots.

The hull shape is clearly a progression from the earlier models, while following the same light displacement principles with fine hull shapes. Lombard drew a new shape for the bows to increase efficiency and reduce the tendency for bow-down trim. He told us: “The bows are shaped so that, when the boat is powered up and starts to heel, the lee bow will generate extra lift to push the bow up.”

The additional size makes the interior spaces of this boat significantly larger than those of the 50-footer, especially in the hulls. Much thought has also gone into ergonomics and weight saving, stripping out and simplifying anything that is not essential. CEO Damien Cailliau likes to draw on a quote from Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars: “Simplify, then add lightness.”

As an example, there are no hull linings, which saves weight and complication, but requires extremely neat moulding. “A core competency of Marsaudon Composites is that we produce excellent mouldings,” says Cailliau, “so we don’t need to hide our work.”

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Outremer 4X on test – a high-performance liveaboard cruiser that is built to last

It’s a mix of everything you need for cruising and what you want to feel for performance,” Loïck Peyron said…

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Seawind 1260: Lightweight catamaran making waves on both sides of the Atlantic

The Seawind 1260 has been well received in the States, where the brand has a strong following, but these multihulls…

As a low volume builder – only 28 of the smaller boats have been built in total – Marsaudon Composites can offer semi-custom interior arrangements, providing they don’t add unnecessary weight. The boat can also be built with varying amounts of carbon to reduce displacement further.

At the same time as announcing this design Marsaudon launched a rebranding of the range, which will now be known as Ocean Rider Catamarans (or ORC). The new name is a better fit with the qualities with which owners identify than the Très Simple concept that led to the original TS designation.

To underscore the difference between these boats and the majority of catamarans in this size range a tiller has been incorporated in the logo.

Tooling for the ORC 57 is under construction and the first boat is scheduled to be unveiled in September 2021.

Base price ex VAT: €1,085,000 Builder: www.marsaudon-composites.com

Current Marine CM46 & CM52

The founder of RS Sailing , Martin Wadhams, is a racing sailor who now spends more and more time cruising.

Martin and his wife, Amanda, enjoy sailing fast boats and have spent some time looking to upgrade from their Pogo 12.50 to a multihull. Their search for a true performance cruising catamaran – and one that wouldn’t cost seven figures – turned out few viable options.

Australian-based designer Jeff Shionning put them onto some fresh designs he has done for Current Marine, a new South African brand formed from an experienced team of composites experts at Knysna, between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on the south coast.

It has been set up to build the new CM46 and CM52 in low-volume semi-custom production. On visiting the yard a year ago, Wadhams was impressed enough with the high tech builds to order the second CM46.

He reports that the joinery is all laminated in, there is plenty of opportunity for layout customisation (in three or four cabins) and, owing to the lower labour costs in South Africa, pricing is keen.

Shionning’s CM designs are lightweight, efficient catamarans that should be able to sail well in light breeze and outrun weather systems in the open ocean.

Key features include daggerboards, fine bows, centralised weight of engines and tanks, and high bridgedeck clearance. The rig is also positioned amidships for optimum weight centralisation, while also helping to create a large foretriangle for flying a range of furling headsails. Aluminium or carbon spars and diesel or hybrid propulsion are offered.

Wadhams says there is good stowage space and payload capacity for comfortable liveaboard cruising. “They’re built using post-cured epoxy, carbon, E-Glass and PVC foam-cored laminates – a level above mainstream brands,” he insists. “This brings the construction found in a few larger, high-end boats into smaller-size catamarans.” The first CM46 is a full carbon racing version destined for an Auckland-based owner and is due to launch early 2021. The second boat (for Wadhams) has a more cruising-oriented spec.

Prices ex VAT: CM46 €635,000, CM52 €787,000 Builder: www.currentmarine.co.za

Seawind 1370

Is this the most popular new design of 2021? Although the first of this new 45ft model is not due to launch until later in the autumn, there has already been a phenomenal uptake in orders.

Publicity has been helped by vloggers Sailing Ruby Rose ordering one of the first boats, but a staggering 55 have been sold already. This has led to the Australian/Vietnamese yard establishing a new technical department that is separate from the production department.

European sales manager Jay Nolan says this 13-strong team is tasked with working up every system on the boat and looking at hybrid solutions.

Price ex VAT: €599,000 Builder: www.seawindcats.com

Outremer 55

A contemporary fast cat set up for short-handed world cruising, Outremer’s exciting new 55 launches this winter.

We previewed this VPLP design in our September issue and hope to test it during the spring. Much focus has been placed on weight and stiffness to help increase performance and ensure the boat can sail in the lightest breezes and therefore rarely need engine power.

Price ex VAT: €1,215,000 Builder: www.catamaran-outremer.com

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Hobie cat

Fairfield, Connecticut

Category Sailboats

Length 14.0

Posted Over 1 Month

This hobie 14 is a great boat. I have just redone the hulls with 3 coats of marine paint. everything on the boat works. you could sail it tomorrow. trailer is not included but could be purchased at an additional price. local pick up only. contact me at [email protected] if you are interested.

1997 Hobie Cat Holder 14

1997 Hobie Cat Holder 14

St Petersburg, Florida

1997 Hobie Cat Holder 14,Excellent condition, freshwater boat, always covered, well appointed, excellent colorful sails. Trailer with new tires, spare tire on rack, buddy bearings, mast crutch, current tag, Seitech beach launching dolly included. $3200.00, 7274036742

14 ft. Hobie cat parasail

14 ft. Hobie cat parasail

Las Vegas, Nevada

14 ft. Hobie cat had Hawwaii tags on it b4 I bought it.  This is a steal and the trailer is good with an extra wheel and good tags and taillights.

Hobie 14 Turbo Catamaran with Galvanized Trailer

Hobie 14 Turbo Catamaran with Galvanized Trailer

Nashville, Tennessee

Make Hobie Cat

Model 14 Turbo

Hobie 14 Turbo with Galvanized Trailer for Sale Excellent deal on a fun catamaran. Boat and trailer have been upgraded from original with many new parts. Upgrades: Hobie 14 Converted to “Turbo” (looks like a small Hobie 16). New Black mesh trampoline with halyard and zippered storage pockets. New “Super” Jib with battens. Good mainsail with new sail storage bag Single trap setup with new cross-bar type trapeze seat harness (size large) New lines (2) Hull access ports with “fat cat” storage bags Galvanized trailer (2) Storage tubes. New tires and mounted spare tire and rim. Pivoting front jack Set-up for solo mast stepping. Rear mast support for trailering New wiring and lights Copies of Hobie 14 assembly and parts manuals Free local pickup or delivery within 100 miles of Nashville TN buyer pays any other shipping. This boat is a lot of fun and is ready to sail (I had it out last weekend). $1400 or best offer (might consider trade).

Hobie Cat 14 Turbo Catamaran - NEW

Hobie Cat 14 Turbo Catamaran - NEW

Phoenix, Arizona

Category Catamarans

New Hobie 14 Turbo, with Top of the Line Upgrades. This un-sailed New Hobie Cat 14 Turbo was special ordered through Hobie Cat USA (hulls manufactured in France, all other parts are Hobie CAT USA.) Upgrades and extras that were added: Carbon ultra light rudders; Hobie Miracle 20 style Tiller Connection Kit; Harken Main and Jib Blocks; J & H Trapeze Handles; and Black Carpet Rail Kit. All original Hobie Cat manuals and are included. The retail base price for a Hobie 14 Turbo (without trailer) is $8,899 - This does not include the price of all of the upgrades. The Zieman trailer ($2,200) includes a Stainless Steal Hinged Rear Mast Support, and a matching spare tire and rim. Mounted on the trailer is a Sport Locker Max fiberglass sail box with marine carpeting ($1,000 cost). Total Invesment Cost: $12,461

2016 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14

2016 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14

Angola, Indiana

Model Mirage Pro Angler 14

Category Kayaks

2016 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14 2016 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14 Fish be warned: the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 excels at helping anglers land prizes of every fin, stripe and color. Whether it’s a day of drift casting, dry flying, or exploring new saltwater haunts, the boat’s super-stable, standing-friendly, rotomolded polyethylene hull encourages all styles of fishing. The Pro Angler 14’s feature-laden deck packs the essentials—from an easy-to-reach center hatch, to the fully adjustable Vantage ST Seat, to stowage for multiple Plano® tackle boxes—for years of blissful fishing. Also includes a retractable tracking keel and H-Rail mounting system. Features May Include:6 Horizontal Rod Holders8” Twist and Seal HatchBoa® System Lumbar SupportDual SteeringExtra Large Covered Bow Hatch with LinerFixed Front and Rear Carrying HandlesHorizontal Storage for Six RodsLarge Rectangular Hatch with Pivoting Tackle Management SystemLowrance® ReadyMesh-Covered Stowage PocketsMid-Ship Handles with Bungee® Tie-DownsMirageDriveMolded-In Vertical Rod StorageRear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie DownsReplaceable Mounting BoardsRetractable Rudder SystemSail MountTracking SkegTwo Plano® Tackle BoxesVantage ST Seating

2016 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14

2015 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14

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2015 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14 2015 Hobie Cat Mirage Pro Angler 14 Fish be warned: the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 excels at helping anglers land prizes of every fin, stripe and color. Whether it’s a day of drift casting, dry flying, or exploring new saltwater haunts, the boat’s super-stable, standing-friendly, rotomolded polyethylene hull encourages all styles of fishing. The Pro Angler 14’s feature-laden deck packs the essentials—from an easy-to-reach center hatch, to the fully adjustable Vantage ST Seat, to stowage for multiple Plano® tackle boxes—for years of blissful fishing. Also includes a retractable tracking keel and H-Rail mounting system.Key Features May Include:6 Horizontal Rod Holders8” Twist and Seal HatchBoa® System Lumbar SupportDual SteeringExtra Large Covered Bow Hatch with LinerFixed Front and Rear Carrying HandlesHorizontal Storage for Six RodsLarge Rectangular Hatch with Pivoting Tackle Management SystemLowrance® ReadyMesh-Covered Stowage PocketsMid-Ship Handles with Bungee® Tie-DownsMirageDriveMolded-In Vertical Rod StorageRear Cargo Area with Bungee® Tie DownsReplaceable Mounting BoardsRetractable Rudder SystemSail MountTracking SkegTwo Plano® Tackle BoxesVantage ST Seating

1984 HOBIE CAT 14' HOLDER DAYSAILER TRAILER IN OHIO

1984 HOBIE CAT 14' HOLDER DAYSAILER TRAILER IN OHIO

Kilbourne, Ohio

Model HOLDER

Category Daysailer Sailboats

1984 HOBIE CAT 14' HOLDER DAYSAILER SAILBOAT WITH TRAILER.. GOOD SHAPE, MAIN AND JIB SAILS LIKE NEW.. ALL RIGGING HARDWARE LIKE NEW. DAGGER BOARD, SWING RUDDER.. ROLCO TRAILER WITH ROLLERS AND NEW TIRES... ACTUAL SIZE OF BOAT IS LESS THAN 14', NO TITLE NEED IT OHIO..1/8" BALL.... 740 803 3667 Bruno Powered by eBay Turbo ListerThe free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

Collectible Vintage Hobie Cat 14' Full Package w/ trailer

Collectible Vintage Hobie Cat 14' Full Package w/ trailer

Camino, California

LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY! Untitled Trailer and Boat are located in the foothills of California near Placerville on Highway 50. Buyer must pick-up. Package includes everything you need to hit the water today. Hull and mast are in great condition. Sail is a beautiful, colorful Tequila Sunrise design. The trampoline is brand new (269$) and freshly rigged. This boat is fast, fun, and ready to go! This is a wonderful boat for collectors or beginning sailors.Please feel free to email us with any questions you have regarding the boat. We are asking $1250 for the entire package but are open to reasonable offers. Cheers!

2002 HOBIE WAVE 14 FOOT SAIL BOAT READY TO SAIL

2002 HOBIE WAVE 14 FOOT SAIL BOAT READY TO SAIL

Beacon Falls, Connecticut

Category Catamaran Sailboats

I bought this with hopes of learning how to sail. I realize now that I am not going to learn to sail this year due to my busy schedule already. The boat is located in Middletown CT and I maybe able to drop it off at your location. The boat is a 2002 Hobie Wave 14 foot. It took me a while to find this boat. I see many older (80's and 90's) that sell for $1500 to $2000. I have not found another 2000 or newer model for sale anywhere. The sail was new last year and the rest of the boat is in very good shape and is 100% ready to sail. Low ball offers will be automatically be declined. To replace this with a new one is well over $6000.00 so I think I priced it fairly. https://youtu.be/eLqiHS7aSG8

1974 Hobie Hobie 10

1974 Hobie Hobie 10

Newhall, California

Model Hobie 10

HOBIE 10 SINGLE HANDED SAILBOAT & TRAILER This craft is recently refurbished with reinforced edges and keel , new gel-coat finishes top and bottom and fresh Sun Yellow deck paint and anti-slip cockpit finish. Brand new rub rail insert. in addition I recreated a period correct Hobie logo graphic with the added numeral 10 in a font called 'Faster' As I understand the history …..The HOBIE 10: was the predecessor to the popular Hobie Holder Hawk sailboat series…..and is similar to the popular Laser series style of SINGLE HANDED SAILING DINGHY This boat is a 10’ long Personal Sailboat with a 48” beam. A great little starter sailboat. This is intended to be a PERSONAL SAILOR…….. for 0ne person. Extremely quick to set up (10-15) minutes. Has a newer (never used) sail ...). Rudder/tiller, centerboard in great shape. All rigging is there, though needs new lines. mast comes in two sections for easy transport. Trailer : Aprox 14’ long carrier trailer …light weight and perfect for towing this boat. Trailer has a fresh coat of primer and paint and all new lights and wiring NOW ASKING $880 OR BEST OFFER....... Search words: Hobie, Hobie Cat, Laser, Sailboat, Boat & Trailer, Catboat, Sailing Dinghy, Single Handed, Solo

2015 Hobie Cat Pro Angler 14v2

2015 Hobie Cat Pro Angler 14v2

Indianapolis, Indiana

2015 Hobie Cat Pro Angler 14v2 Hobie Cat Company - Pro Angler 14v2 - 2014 Model in stock.  2015 arrives November 2014

Hobie Cat 14 Turbo with Zieman Trailer - NEW

Hobie Cat 14 Turbo with Zieman Trailer - NEW

New Hobie 14 Turbo, with Top of the Line Upgrades. This Un-Sailed New Hobie Cat 14 Turbo was special ordered through Hobie Cat USA (hulls manufactured in France, all other parts are Hobie CAT USA.) Upgrades and extras that were added: Carbon Ultra Light Rudders; Hobie Miracle 20 style Tiller Connection Kit; Harken Main and Jib Blocks; J & H Trapeze Handles; and Black Carpet Rail Kit. Hobie Cat 14 Turbos are extremely fast, and they are easily rigged and launched single handed. Stepping the mast can be easily done by just one person, as well as setting up all rigging. All original Hobie Cat manuals and are included. The retail base price for a Hobie 14 Turbo (without trailer) is $8,899 - This does not include the price of all of the upgrades. The Zieman Trailer ($2,200) includes a Stainless Steal Hinged Rear Mast Support, and a Matching Spare Tire and Rim. Mounted on the trailer is a Sport Locker Max Fiberglass Sail Box with Marine Carpeting ($1,000 cost). Total Invesment Cost: $12,461 For Questions, Please Call: 480 759-8964

Hobie Cat 14 Turbo with Jib, Trapeze, and Trailer - VERY NICE

Hobie Cat 14 Turbo with Jib, Trapeze, and Trailer - VERY NICE

Lutherville Timonium, Maryland

This Hobie Cat 14 Turbo is extremely fast, and includes Jib and trapeze rigging. All rigging is intact and operational to sail. Letting it go only because I got another Hobie to restore.The hull tops were repainted with new gelcoat in the last year and have no UV damage or dryout. Trampoline is a bit faded but clean and solid. Side rails have been carpeted for comfort.The sails are very good both main and self-furling jib.Includes trapeze harness, Lifejacket, and Paddle.All original Hobie Cat manuals are included. It is easily rigged and launched single handed and is a great fun racing in a good wind. check out what a Hobie 14 turbo can do on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APW8QrilcTc The current retail base price for a new Hobie 14 Turbo (without trailer) is $8,899 -so $1,100. is nice.Trailer does not have a VIN# plate but has new tires and repacked bearings.call Rob at 443-992-0570 for any details.

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Sea Eagle FastCat 14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat Review For 2024

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Have you ever encountered one of those companies that one-ups itself all the time? If you haven’t check out Sea Eagle Boats. They seem to live by the motto Constant and Never-Ending Improvement.

That’s a work ethic I respect! Not only are they coming up with new designs, but they also improve on their tried and true. Some of their boats have been around for decades like the Sea Eagle 9 Inflatable Motormount Boat that’s been around for over 40 years.

In the Spring of 2021, they released the brand new FastCat 12. The first in the new FastCat line of inflatable boats with a catamaran-style hull design.

Sea Eagle has released the brand new FastCat 14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat . This impressive boat is over the top! If you bought the FastCat 12, stop reading. You may get boat envy. This bigger badder version of the FastCat 12 may be the most stable inflatable boat on the market!

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has a catamaran hull design that lifts this 14′ 4″ x 6′ 8″ boat up on top of the water to prevent the hull from slapping on the water. This creates a super-smooth ride for up to four people or 1600 lbs. This boat’s incredibly large deck is perfect for a fun day on the water.

The spacious deck space of the FastCat14 is designed for fishing, swimming, sunning, snorkeling, scuba diving, hauling gear, and extended camping excursions. They can even be used by filing crews. They are that stable!

The durable FastCat14 is also one of the most rugged inflatable boats on the market, made from a double layer of PVC-reinforced 1000 Denier fabric and fully constructed with drop-stitch technology for a high-pressure, rigid, dependable, stable, and high-performance boat.

The FastCat14 can be inflated and assembled in 30 minutes and it’s easy to pack up and stow away in almost any truck bed, SUV, or RV.

Other Sea Eagle inflatable boats that might interest you are the FastCat 12 , PaddleSki Inflatable Catamaran Boats , and Inflatable Sport Runabouts .

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Top, Front, and Side Views – Sea Eagle FastCat 14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat

The top of a Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat.

Overview of the Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat

A Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat with a canopy and four adults.

Specifications for the Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat

A Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat with a canopy powering across the water.

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Standard Features of the Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat can reach speed of 23 mph with a 20 hp outboard motor.

  • NMMA & CE Certified
  • Rugged, high-pressure, reinforced, drop-stitch construction
  • 30 Minute inflation and setup
  • Completely self-bailing
  • (4) Independent safety air chambers (bow, floor, port, starboard)
  • (10) Conveniently located grab handles (3 port, 3 starboard, 2 bow, 2 stern)
  • High-strength bow ring
  • Dual Quik-Cinch EZ-attachment seating system
  • Non-slip EVA foam-covered deck
  • Removable transom for easy storage
  • Canopy attachment grommets and D-rings for use with the optional Wide Sun & Rain Canopy
  • (2) Universal Scotty Pads in the stern for optional Scotty accessories
  • Side bumper guards and full-length, underside rubbing strakes
  • Rear D-ring attachment points for securing coolers and utility boxes

For a wealth of additional information, check out the Sea Eagle FastCat Owner’s Manual .

Key Features of the Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat

Catamaran design.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat has a catamaran-style hull design.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has a catamaran-style hull design with widely spaced side tubes that create lift to reduce center floor friction on the water.

The catamaran design:

  • Reduces drag and improves speed
  • Improves fuel efficiency
  • Improves balance, stability, and handling
  • Provides an incredible cloud-cushioned ride

High-Pressure, Reinforced, Drop-Stitch Construction

The Sea Eagle FastCat is made from a double-layer of PVC-reinforced 1000 Denier fabric that is drop-stitched together by joining the top and bottom of the floor and sides of the gunwales with tens of thousands of high-tensile strength threads.

The drop-stitch construction allows the boat to be inflated up to 15psi. This high-pressure improves performance and provides remarkable stability, buoyancy, and a rigid floor stable enough to stand and walk around on.

The reinforced double-layer protection allows the FastCat to bounce off rocks, logs, and other objects leaving the extremely durable boat unscathed.

Safety Air Chambers

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has four rugged, independent, safety air chambers.

With four separate air chambers, the FastCat14 adheres to the highest safety standards (NMMA and CE certified).

In the unlikely event of a chamber failure, the boat will easily stay afloat to ensure your safety and that of any passenger.

Protective Rubbing Strake & Bumper Guard

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has protective rubbing strakes and side bumper guards.

This rugged inflatable boat has full-length, underside rubbing strakes and side bumper guards for added protection from bumps and abrasions where the boat is most vulnerable.

Multiple Grab Handles

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has 10 heavy-duty grab handles.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has ten heavy-duty grab handles conveniently located to make carrying and portage a breeze.

There are 3 heavy-duty grab handles on the port, 3 on the starboard, 2 in the bow, and 2 in the stern.

Universal Scotty Pads & Attachment Locations

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has two rear Universal Scotty Pads for mounting optional Scotty accessories including rod holders, triple rod holders, anchor locks, bait boards, camera mounts, transducer mounts, and more.

The FastCat14 has two Universal Scotty Pads in the stern for optional Scotty accessories and two EZ-Attach Bench Seats each with four pre-drilled holes on each end to accept optional Scotty Universal Deck Mounts for four more Scotty accessory mounting locations.

Easily add rod holders, triple rod holders, cup holders, an anchor lock, bait boards, a camera mount, a transducer mount, and more!

Quik-Cinch EZ-Attach Bench Seating System

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat has a Quik-Cinch Seat Straps System for attaching the tandem swivel seats.

Securely attaching the Quik-Cinch EZ-Attach Tandem Bench Seats is fast and easy as 1-2-3!

Removable Transom

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 has a removable transom that makes the boat lighter and smaller when packed down.

The custom removable transom improves the storability and portability of the FastCat14 by making it lighter and allowing a smaller folded profile.

Install the transom and attach an electric motor up to a 20 hp outboard and you are ready to glide across the water.

Attach Up To A 20 HP Gas Motor

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat has a transom that provides the ability to attach an electric motor or up to a 20 hp outboard gas motor for speeds up to 23 mph.

The transom provides the ability to attach an electric motor or up to a 20 hp outboard gas motor for speeds up to 23 mph.

Canopy Attachment System

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat with a wide canopy.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 is equipped with a canopy attachment system for attaching the optional Wide Sun & Rain Canopy . Protecting yourself and your passenger from the sun and rain has never been easier.

Non-Slip EVA Foam Covered Deck

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat has non-slip EVA foam deck covering for secure footing and improved durability.

While the high-pressure structural strength of the FastCat14 provides a sturdy floor on which to stand, the non-slip EVA foam deck covering provides secure footing and improved durability.

Industry Leading Stability

A father and son standing and fishing from a Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat.

The high-pressure structural strength of the FastCat14 improves balance, stability, handling, performance, buoyancy, and rigidity for standing and carrying gear and supplies.

Transportable

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat will easily fit in the bed of a truck or in the back of an SUV.

The FastCat14 has an incredibly portable hull that will pack into almost any SUV, trunk bed, or RV for easy transport to and from the water.

Or leave it inflated and strap it to the top of your SUV, RV, truck rack, or a lightweight 18-foot bunk trailer with 12-inch high adjustable bunk risers.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat can be set up in 30 mins.

You can set up your FastCat14 at the water’s edge or easily get it from your vehicle to water and back with an EZ-Cart or by use of its ten heavy-duty grab handles.

Customizable Solutions

A Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat with a canopy and four adults powering over the water of a large lake.

A seemingly endless list of optional accessories can transform the FastCat14 into the tailor-made boat of your dreams.

Whether you are out to do some fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, sunning, swimming, picnicking, or an extended camping trip, Sea Eagle Boats has designed the FastCat14 to be easily customizable to meet your every need.

Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat Discount Packages

The transom of the Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat will accept up to a 20 hp motor.

Sea Eagle FastCat14 Package Overview

Sea eagle fastcat14 – deluxe package.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat, Model Number FASTCAT14K_D.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Deluxe Package (Model Number FASTCAT14K_D) is the way to go when you have your own motor.

Its features include two tandem bench seats with Quick Release Seat Mounts, two paddles, a manual hand pump with a pressure gauge, a repair kit, and a boat carry bag.

  • FastCat14 Catamaran Hull
  • Two FC14 Tandem Seat Kits
  • Two Fixed-length 66″ Aluminum Paddles
  • SUP Pump w/ Pressure Gauge
  • FC14 Boat Carry Bag

Sea Eagle FastCat14 – Swivel Seat Canopy Package

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat, Model Number FASTCAT14K_SWC.

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Swivel Seat Canopy Package (Model Number FASTCAT14K_SWC) provides protection from the sun and rain.

It features include the Wide Sun & Rain Canopy, two tandem bench seats with Quick Release Seat Mounts, two paddles, a manual hand pump with a pressure gauge, a repair kit, and a boat carry bag. All you need is a motor.

  • Wide Sun and Rain Canopy

Sea Eagle FastCat14 – 110w Solar Boat Package

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat, Model Number FASTCAT14K_S110.

It features include the Wide Solar 110 Sun & Rain Canopy, 110W self-charging solar panel, two tandem bench seats with Quick Release Seat Mounts, two paddles, a manual hand pump with a pressure gauge, a repair kit, and a boat carry bag. All you need is a motor.

  • Wide Solar 110 Sun and Rain Canopy
  • 110w Solar Panel

Sea Eagle FastCat14 – Honda Motor Package

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat, Model Number FASTCAT14K_HM.

Looking to have fun out on the water or get to your fishing spot fast? The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Honda Motor Package (Model Number FASTCAT14K_HM) is the way to go!

This package comes with the reliable Honda 9.9 hp 4-stroke outboard gas motor, Wide Sun & Rain Canopy, two tandem bench seats with Quick Release Seat Mounts, two Scotty rod holders, two paddles, an electric pump, a manual hand pump with a pressure gauge, a repair kit, and a boat carry bag.

  • BTP Electric Pump
  • Boat Carry Bag

Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat Instructions

Instructions and owners manual.

Looking to buy a FastCat? Checking out the Sea Eagle FastCat instructions and owner’s manual will give you valuable information for making your decision.

The instruction and owner's manual for the Sea Eagle FastCat14.4 catamaran inflatable boat.

Instructions and Owner’s Manual for the Sea Eagle FastCat

Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boat Instructional Videos

These Sea Eagle videos demonstrate the ease of operating a FastCat14 . The boat’s inflation, setup, operation, breaking down, deflation, storing, and more are covered.

Sea Eagle FastCat14 Video Instructions

Certifications

The Sea Eagle FastCat14 Catamaran Inflatable Boats have met the manufacturing standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) for design, construction, and safety and have been certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) .

Who Are Sea Eagle Boats?

Sea Eagle Boats is a family-owned and run company located in New York. They have had a stellar reputation for making high-quality inflatable boats since 1968 and each of the boats in their lineup is a testimony to their excellence in the inflatable boat industry.

Sea Eagle Boats are lightweight, extremely durable, compact, easy to carry and transport, and above all fun! These inflatable boats pack down into carry bags and can be stowed as luggage when traveling or stored in a car, SUV, van, truck, RV, or yacht. You can get Sea Eagles to almost any body of water for leisure, recreation, fishing, tending, rescue, and more.

Sea Eagle Boats Guarantee and Warranties

Sea Eagle Boats 4-Month Trial Guarantee: Try a Sea Eagle Risk-Free for 120 days! “If you’re not totally happy with your boat, just return it in good condition for a full refund of your purchase price .”

Sea Eagle Boats 3-Year Limited Warranty: 3-year limited warranty against any manufacturing defects.

Sea Eagle Boats 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty: In addition to the limited 3-year warranty, Sea Eagle offers a 3-Year Extended Hull Warranty to give you 6 years of total warranty against any manufacturing defects.

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