Takacat-Lite - the landing craft
Innovative design - Superior performance Inflatables
The most advanced, high performance, light weight, compact and portable inflatable catamaran boat on the market to date. The all new Takacat Lite Open Bow.
Easy access bow design
Trying to get from the water, back into a kayak, dinghy, or inflatable boat can be very difficult and even dangerous. The unique Takacat Lite open bow designs makes boarding from the water easier than most if not all other types of craft in their category. An exceptional safety feature that is also ideal for customers who like to swimming, snorkeling and diving.
True portability - Boat in a bag
Takacats innovative catamaran hull design and revolutionary new open and completely removable transom allows for the inflatable tubes to be deflated easier and more compact than other inflatable boats. There are significant size and weight advantage with no fixed transom. Big advantages when it comes to handling, transportation and or storage in the motorhome, portable boat or tender markets.
Big on Stability
Takacat inflatable boats large diameter tubes do not effect the boats performance like they can on a conventional mono-hull inflatable boats. In fact the large tubes enhance the Takacat's performance. The low resistance catamaran hull design provides quick and level planning, exceptional stability and fuel economy. When you're boarding your Takacat from the mother-ship or enjoying a spot of fishing, you will really appreciate the stability of your Takacat inflatable catamaran.
Quick release wheel system
Takacats new quick release wheel system (QRW ) is part of our all-new completely removable transom. QRW provides the ability to get your Takacat inflatable boat to and from the water with minimal effort. The ability to fit (QRW) simply and efficiently to your Takacat with no drilling or retrofitting of aftermarket wheels is key. A simple clip on and off system that doesn't affect the pack down size or weight of your inflatable boat tender. Tough pneumatic rubber tyres provide the ability to get your Takacat to and from the water weather it's just up and down the beach or to and from your car or campsite.
Removable high-pressure air deck floor
It's hard to look past the portability aspect of our high pressure fully removable air deck floor system. Extremely rigid when inflated to pressure (10psi) "standing on board is no issue" yet quick and easy to deflate and stow away for transport or storage. The extra thick high pressure air deck creates a secondary flat floor above the waterline to provide a dry surface for your comfort. The secondary flat floor under the air deck provides additional protection against abrasions and hazards when beaching etc. A big advantage over inflatable boats that have a built in air deck floor and or V floors. Our new anti skid deck grip "glued to the top of the air-deck floor" provides exceptional grip and protection as well as adding comfort and rigidity to the floor. Ideal for when fishing, diving or having a fun day on the water with the kids.
A quick-drain transom is a big advantage and you won't find any faster than this. The ability to hold no water all but eliminates the chance of being swamped by a wave and capsized due to your boat being flooded. "In 2009 40% of all recreational boating deaths in the U.S. were the result of boats flooding, swamping or capsizing"
Set-up to row
If you are into rowing your inflatable boat tender then you must check this out. If you are only going to be rowing, simply remove the top transom bar along with the outboard mounting plate and you have a very fast and fun rowing tender. This also provides a easy on off boarding system and great vision into the water. The Takacats come with two seats so you can also position one right at the back for passengers. They track great as well!
"It's great to fish from and it also better to row than my Canoe!" Timo, South Island lake fisherman, New Zealand
Easy replacment tubes / Re tube
Unlike conventional ribs or inflatable boats Takacat's can now be re-tubed simply and cost effectively. Due to our revolutionary transom design and fully removable high pressure air deck floor system, the tubes are not fixed or glued to a hull. There for there is no hassle or costly process to have your aged of damaged tubes re made and replaced. You just simply order a set of new tubes from Takacat.
Quick release rod holder
A simple clip on/off system that doesn't affect the pack down size or weight of your inflatable tender. No need for drilling or retrofitting a set of aftermarket rod holders. Designed to work with Takacats new Tube-Transom