February 4, 2008 Necessity catalyzes invention, so it makes sense that eventually someone would come up with a collapsible boat that doesn’t require a trailer, and can be stored in a cupboard. At just 39 kg with 10 square meters of sail, the Smartkat is not only fast on the water, it is also fast to build (20 minutes), and even faster to put back in its two 180 x 30 x 30 cm bags (10 minutes), all done without tools.
The SmartKat is also adaptable because hen the wind isn’t blowing, you still have options: a 3HP motor will give it a top speed of 12 knots thanks to its light weight, or you can remove the mast and use it as a swimming platform.
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