Happy Cat Hurricane Innovations
The Happy Cat Hurricane is a performance sailing boat. Easy to sail with hyper-refined control systems, this boat is both forgiving and fast, even capable of sailing faster than the wind. This sailboat is compact enough to be transported by car or in the bed of a truck and provides performance only previously available via trailer.
1 - Reinforcing Bow Braces: Additional bow braces further rigidize the frame and hulls. The Hurricane hulls do not flex, even in 5’ waves. The Hurricane, albeit more nimble, will feel just like a solid hull boat.
2 - Furling Jib: Furling jib on a continuous furler can be put away in heavy winds to increase boat stability. The innovative forestay design allows for the jib luff to be super tight for better windward performance.
3 - The convex hull bottom: Improved hull shape over other inflatables and mimics composite hull shapes. Wavepiercer bow cuts through the waves. This shape bow maximizes waterline length for faster sailing speeds
4 - Easy to set up and disassemble: The tilt-up mast joint makes it easy to step and de-step the mast, which can easily be stepped by just a single person.
5 - EPDM Rubber Hull Material: The most durable inflatable hull material in the world!
The Hurricane is a fast, fun, stable boat that will also last decades.
6 - Centrally Mounted Centerboard and Rudder: This allows the boat to be very responsive and to tack like a performance sailing dinghy!
Happy Cat Hurricane Features & Benefits
From your car, truck or RV to the water in just 30-40 minutes! The Happy Cat Hurricane inflatable sailboat is light, agile and incredibly fast! The Hurricane will make any racer or adrenaline junkie happy. Stable enough to have kids on board but there have been no compromises made by way of performance. Carbon fiber hulls are light, inflatable hulls are lighter!
Portable, Packable, and Race-Ready
The Happy Cat Hurricane inflatable catamaran can be easily stowed away and packed into three bags that are less than 6 feet long. The compact size is perfect for sailors with smaller vehicles, and makes stowing a breeze in an apartment closet, garage or shed. With a setup time of just 30-40 mins, you’ll be flying across the water in no time flat.
More buoyancy, extra loads, increased safety – and smooth sailing with less spray: The convex hull bottom reduces resistance at the bow and stern, and the modern Wavepiercer bow cuts through the waves. You will be the fastest sailor on the water! It has been developed and optimized through tank testing and the boat-skin is hand made from tough Grabner rubber. Inflatable buoyancy combined with inverted bows make this boat almost impossible to pitchpole.
Robust Aluminium Frame
Custom aluminum extrusions for the frame basically means the Hurricane is made out of masts! Completely anodized, your Hurricane will remain beautiful and will me low to no maintenance for years of use!
Custom extrusions have eliminated the need for a laced trampoline, further simplifying the rigging process.
The centerboard on Happy Cat boats is the secret weapon! Look for another beach cat on the market with a centerboard, you won't find it!
A centerboard allows the Hurricane to tack like a dinghy and point higher than many non-foiling beach cats. Because the boat weighs half that of a Hobie 16, flying a hull is not necessary and this boat will plane upwind!
Optional Carbon Fiber Mast
The Carbon Mast option is super beefy and the whole 20’ mast weighs just 8 pounds. Carbon Masts allows for more power in heavy winds resulting in a faster, more stable boat in all conditions, but especially noticeable in heavy winds and/or a lightweight crew. The carbon mast upgrade also includes a mast bag to keep that beautiful mast in great shape.
The adjustable traveler for the Hurricane allows you to better control the twist in the main. it also allows you to solo sail the boat comfortably in high winds by allowing you to spill winds at the top of the mast without compromising sail trim!
Happy Cat Hurricane Technical Specifications
|Overall Length||16' 4"|
|Overall Width||7' 7"|
|Air Draft||22' 6"|
|Total Weight||187 lbs|
|Sail Area (Jib + Main)||123.5 ft² (37.5 ft² + 86 ft²)|
|Mast Specs||20'" Aluminum / Carbon | 15 / 9 lbs|
|Crew Capacity||1-4 people|
|Carrying Weight Capacity||1323 lbs|
|Hull Material||EPDM Rubber|
Packing & Assembly Specifications
|Bag 1 (w/ wheels)||71" x 12" x 12"|
|Bag 2 (w/ wheels)||71" x 12" x 12"|
|Bag 3 (shaped like a drybag)||32" x 18" x 11"|
|Sail Bag (Standard w/ Carbon Version)||71" x 14" x 6"|
|Assembly Time (1 person)||~40 minutes|
|Tools Required for Assembly||None|