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MiniCat vs. Competition

MiniCat 310
MiniCat 420
MiniCat 460
Smartkat
Happy Cat Neo
Happy Cat Evolution
Happy Cat Hurricane
Hobie 16
Hobie Wave
Hobie T2
Hobie Getaway
Length

10' 1”

13' 9”

15' 1”

13' 9”

13' 9"

15' 3"

16' 4"

16' 7”

13'

16'

16' 7”

Beam

4' 7”

6' 11”

7' 3”

7' 2”

6' 9"

7' 3"

7' 8"

7' 11”

7'

8'

7' 8”

Weight

77 lbs

97 lbs

128 lbs

97 lbs

123 lbs

165 lbs

176 lbs

320 lbs

245 lbs

388 lbs

390 lbs

Mast Height

12' 5”

16' 7”

20'

15' 9”

16' 7"

20' 1"

20' 1"

26' 6”

20'

16' 6"

25'

Sail Area (Jib + Main)

55.4 ft²

104.4 ft²

124 ft² (129 ft² Gennaker)

107 ft²

97 ft²

124 ft²

124 ft²

218 ft² (161 ft² Spinnaker)

95 ft² (25 ft² opt jib)

176 ft² (75.3 ft² Spinnaker)

180 ft²

Crew Size

1 – 2

1 – 4

1 – 4

1 – 4

1 - 4

1 - 4

1 - 4

1 – 2

1 – 4

1 - 4

1 – 6

Hull Material

Heytex 5509

Heytex 5509

Heytex 5509

PVC

1100 dtex

1100 dtex

1100 dtex

Fiberglass

Rotomold Poly

Rotomold Poly

Rotomold Poly

Carrying Capacity

529 lbs

992 lbs

1212 lbs

992 lbs

772 lbs

1102 lbs

1323 lbs

800 lbs

529 lbs

529 lbs

1000 lbs

Custom Sails

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Optional Motor Bracket

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Setup/ Rigging Time

25 minutes

30 minutes

40 minutes

~30 minutes

~30 minutes

~ 40 minutes

~ 40 minutes

~45 minutes

~20 minutes

~20 minutes

~20 minutes

Keel Type

LAR Keels

LAR Keels

LAR Keels

Centerboard

Centerboard

Centerboard

Centerboard

Assym Hulls

Assym Hulls

Assym Hulls

Assym Hulls

Starting Price

$4,400 No Trailer

$5,650 No Trailer

$7,800 No Trailer

$5,995 No Trailer

$6160 + Shipping / No Trailer

$7370 + Shipping / No Trailer

$8910 + Shipping / No Trailer

$10,999 + Trailer

$5,699 +Trailer

$7999 + Trailer

$8,199 + Trailer