Inflatable fun-catamaran celebrates German premiere
Entering and exiting the water should be as fast, safe and straightforward as possible. Especially when escorting divers and surfers this is imperative. The Takacat-LiteS is a clever solution for this, with its innovative catamaran hull design, shown for the first time in Germany at boot Düsseldorf 2018.
The open bow in combination with the collapsible transom enables easy entry and exit. Furthermore the special design of the Takacat-LiteS allows water to immediately drain. Water will never collect in the boat, neither during rain nor high waves. The “S” in the name stands for “slim”, because with its compact dimensions of 3,4m by 1,36m the 29kg light catamaran can be easily folded and transported in two bags.
Extremely versatile boat Due to its light weight the LiteS is the ideal boat for electric outboard engines, because 6 to 8 Hp are enough to propel it to a comfortable gliding speed. The catamaran design ensures high stability and smooth operation. It is an extremely versatile boat, with various applications ranging from plain old water fun, fishing over sports trips to camping, its small pack size especially suited for transport in a car or motorhome. Also it makes for a fun dinghy on a yacht.
Takacat-LiteS - the Fun-Katamaran
The transom can be completely removed to allow the use as a rowboat. Rod holders for fishermen are fixed in a matter of minutes. A seat roll and the Takacat-float-seat guarantee an optimal and comfortable seating position at all times. When motorized the self-draining open transom design is a huge safety advantage. The Takacat-LiteS was designed for up to 3 people and a load capacity of 355kg of equipment and/or luggage.
The removable and foldable high pressure inflatable floor is extremely robust at 10psi. Standing upright in the boat is no problem. Deflated the floor stores away easily. A second floor beneath the inflatable one protects the boat against abrasion and ground contact. Ashore or on the yacht you can use the Takacat Boat-Cover to protect your boat from the heat of the sun or dirt. The tubes inside the air chambers can be changed if worn. The optional quick release wheel system (QRW) can be used to launch the LiteS into the water without the need to carry it.
Technical specifications: Total length: 3,40 m Width: 1,36 m Air chambers: 2 + 1 Capacity: up to 3 people. Engine min.: 2,5 to 6 HP Engine max.: 8 PS
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