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Portable and on the waves in minutes. MiniCat eliminates boat trailers and slip fees, making sailing easier than ever.

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Distributor for MiniCat, XCAT, ROWonAIR, Happy Cat and Takacat

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SAILBOATS

XCAT Sailboats
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XCAT Sail

MEET THE MULTI-SPORT CATAMARAN THAT CAN BE ROWED & SAILED, AND ASSEMBLED IN UNDER 10 MINS

So you like to go fast — like really fast — like 15 knots fast? If you answered yes to all three, then behold the XCAT Sail configuration. In this sailing configuration, the XCAT Base frame gets a short mast and a generous sail that provides plenty of speed, with just a little bit of wind.

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Why Red Beard Likes XCAT Sailboats

We’re not overstating when we say the XCAT development is a feat of engineering. The XCAT team was dedicated to providing an experience that exceeded expectations in all aspects of boat ownership. The result is the world’s first hard-hulled catamaran that can be transported on the roof of your car and assembled in 12 minutes - all without sacrificing quality or performance.


Benefits:

  • Ultra-stable, sails flat.
  • Fast & stable in all seaways.
  • Built with exceptional materials and craftsmanship.
  • Ultrafast assembly.
  • Low draft, sails in ankle height water.

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MiniCat Sailboats
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MiniCat

NO TRAILER OR SLIP NEEDED JUST PURE SAILING FUN.

Want to take your own sailing boat on vacation, or on a weekend adventure, but don’t have space for your own boat? It’s so simple – from being stored in your cupboard, just load it in the car. One, two or three bags – depending on the model, weighing just 53 lbs.

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Why Red Beard Likes MiniCat Sailboats

MiniCat boats are the most complete, well thought out inflatable boats on the market. No other inflatable boat manufacturer offers a comparable selection of boat models or as wide of a selection of accessories.


Benefits:

  • Packs away into easy to store bags.
  • Catamaran design is stable and fast.
  • Four diverse models, one for every sailor.
  • Affordable without sacrificing quality.
  • Fit an outboard for use as a tender.

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XCAT Sailboats
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Happy Cat

Innovative features that make Happy Cat one of the finest inflatable boat companies in the world.

Happy Cat inflatable catamarans are versatile on the water, and can handle anything from high speed races, to all-day family fun, and the ultimate open water journey. Happy Cat boats are also constructed from the highest quality materials like eco-friendly rubber hulls instead of plastic, and anodized aluminum frames and mast. These innovative materials and attention to details will ensure your Happy Cat is built to last you many adventures for years to come.

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Why Red Beard Likes Happy Cat Sailboats

Designed with performance in mind, the Happy Cat’s inverted bows pierce through waves with little resistance, and the rotating mast allows you to amp up the power, giving you a one-of-a-kind sailing experience.


Benefits:

  • Catamaran design is stable and fast.
  • Easy to repair for longer life.
  • Easy to assemble and setup.
  • Boat skin inside coating is made of renewable, natural rubber.
  • Small packdown bags that fit in your car, hatchback, or SUV.
  • No PVC, toxic plasticizers, or poisonous chlorine.

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PADDLE & ROW

ROWonAIR Paddle & Row Boats
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ROWonAIR

A REVOLUTION IN THE SPORT OF ROWING. PORTABLE. INNOVATIVE DESIGN. TRUE ROWING FREEDOM.

ROWonAIR offers the most portable rowing experience in the world! From inflatable v-bottom boards optimized for rowing performance to the world's best portable rowing systems RowMotion - for traditional rowing and RowVista - for forward facing rowing. ROWonAIR delivers an unmatched portable rowing experience.

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Why Red Beard likes ROWonAIR

Assembled in minutes, ROWonAIR is portable, fun, and ready for your next rowing adventure. ROWonAIR’s engineers designed their products using click-on and plug-in connections. Don’t own a boat trailer — no problem. ROWonAIR products can be packed in to their provided compact bags so they can easily be transported by car, SUV, plane, or on foot.


Benefits:

  • Ultra-portable, can check as luggage.
  • Premium quality materials and workmanship.
  • Ball bearing seat slider, low resistance, never binds.
  • Ultra-lightweight carbon and aluminum construction.
  • Simple and universal mounting to any SUP board.
  • Tool-less assembly in seconds.

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XCAT Paddle & Row Boats
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XCAT Row

A REVOLUTION IN THE SPORT OF ROWING. PORTABLE. INNOVATIVE DESIGN. TRUE ROWING FREEDOM.

Here’s where the flexibility, versatility and unique functionality of the XCAT’s modular design system really shines. The XCAT Row is a smooth and stable rowing platform, thanks to being built atop the lightweight XCAT Base.

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Why Red Beard Likes XCAT Sailboats

We’re not overstating when we say the XCAT development is a feat of engineering. The XCAT team was dedicated to providing an experience that exceeded expectations in all aspects of boat ownership. The result is the world’s first hard-hulled catamaran that can be transported on the roof of your car and assembled in 12 minutes - all without sacrificing quality or performance.


Benefits:

  • Choose between traditional rowing (RowMotion) and forward facing rowing (RowVista).
  • Fast & stable in all seaways.
  • Built with exceptional materials and craftsmanship.
  • Ultrafast assembly.
  • Rows easily in shallow water.

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Grabner Paddle & Row Boats
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Grabner

STORE IT. HAUL IT. INFLATE IT. PADDLE IT.

Grabner inflatable canoes and kayaks are extremely versatile and durable—able to handle everything from lazy days on a calm river to navigating Class 3 whitewater rapids.

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Why Red Beard Likes Grabner

These boats are very comfortable to paddle even for long trips. Grabner canoes and kayaks are favorites for family excursions and professional expeditions alike. You can easily transition from paddling on coastal waters to rivers without having to worry about scratching your boat’s hulls or puncturing cheap inflatable materials.


Benefits:

  • Puncture Resistant EPDM Rubber
  • Easy to repair for longer life.
  • Easy to assemble and setup.
  • Small packdown bags that fit in your car, hatchback, or SUV.
  • No PVC, toxic plasticizers, or poisonous chlorine.

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PORTABLE WATERCRAFT

Takacat Portable Watercraft
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Takacat

THE ULTIMATE PORTABLE WATERCRAFT. COMBINES INNOVATION, STABILITY, AND PERFORMANCE.

An innovative range of quality catamaran inflatable boats designed and developed in New Zealand. Whether you love fishing, exploring or simply looking for a quality portable tender for your yacht or motorhome. They are quality built and tough and hence are popular with professional organizations, teams, rescue & explorers alike.

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Why Red Beard Likes Takacat

Whether you’re looking to explore your favorite fishing spot or take the family out on the open water, Takacat has you covered. The two carrying bags make Takacat compact and easy to transport. The quick assembly time will have you on the water in no time at all!

The easy access Open Bow makes it easy to get in and out of the water without a hassle. And when you’re done for the day, it takes just a few minutes to deflate, pack down, and head back home.


Benefits:

  • Easy access bow design.
  • Catamaran design is stable and fast.
  • Quick drain transom.
  • Industry best after-sales support.
  • Integrated quick release wheel mounts.

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Grabner Portable Watercraft
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Grabner

PORTABLE, DURABLE AND ALWAYS READY FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE!

Grabner portable watercrafts are high quality and cover a breadth of uses. These low-power boats are perfect for a lightweight tender, a flexible fishing boat or just a relaxing day out on the lake.

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Why Red Beard Likes Grabner

Grabner boats are versatile and incredibly durable. They inflate in seconds and provide unique hull forms that can get you to those honey hole that other boats just can’t access. Sticks, stones and hooks won’t pop these boats!

Lots of space for gear and passengers. Take the family out for a cruise on the lake, then pack it away into your RV or car for whenever adventure calls!


Benefits:

  • Puncture Resistant EPDM Rubber
  • Easy to repair for longer life.
  • Easy to assemble and setup.
  • Small packdown bags that fit in your car, hatchback, or SUV.
  • No PVC, toxic plasticizers, or poisonous chlorine.

Take a deep-dive in to the world of Grabner.

Sailboat Finder Tool

Are you on the hunt for a new sailboat, and not quite sure where to start? As boat-people ourselves, we believe in finding the perfect fit for your sailing needs. With a couple of simple questions, we can pair you with the right vessel from our curated product line. Whether it’s an open water adventure, your maiden voyage, or family vacation cruiser, we’ve got the perfect boat for you.

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For a long time I have dreamed to own a sailboat, but don't have the space to have a towable one. Storage and transport were major concerns since I live an hour and a half from the nearest sailable lake. I learned about MiniCat and was completely amazed about its features. Alex did a good job taking me and my family for a demo sail and the deal was closed the same day. Now we own a 420 emotion and it is our dream turned into reality.

Fernando Rivera MiniCat 420 owner since 2018

The X Cat is fast, easy to rig & de-rig, NO trailed needed, easy to learn on, much less likely to capsize or pitch poll when sailing fast. I'm no longer concerned about sailing solo in the ocean. I'm very old & the X Cat and Alex Caslow have extended my sailing experience by several years.

Thank God for Alex Caslow at Red Beard Sailing and for the X Cat Catamaran!

Richard C. Levy XCAT owner since 2017

We were nervous to take the plunge and buy our first sailboat. We don't have a ton of space and did not want to invest in a car to tow/towing but wanted to have fun sailing. When we found the MiniCat we were so excited!

We have now taken our MiniCat in our Subaru across the country and it is easy to put together and practice our sailing. I also have to add that Alex and the crew at RedBeard were SUPER helpful with all our questions and needs!!! 5 stars all around!!!

Megan Shanley MiniCat 420 owner since 2016

In two packs you can take it as luggage on an intercontinental plane, and with all that it is still a sporty and exciting sailing boat. Being a Cat is also useful on a pond with shallow grounds. I have sailed in ponds and rivers and seas and in the small boat section there are none better than the 310. Fabulous.

And thank you Redbeard for an excellent service.

Jerome Nollet MiniCat owner since 2017

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