MiniCat 420 Features & Benefits
The MiniCat 420 is a boat that combines premium and lightweight materials that allow you to spend time on the water without the need for a slip or trailer! This travel ready sailboat is perfect for fast solo sailing as well a safe and family friendly daysailer.
The jib and main sails on the MiniCat boats all have windows in them. This allows you to be more aware of your surroundings. Even with the colorful sails, sometimes other boaters are not paying attention. These windows allow you to see 360° and be responsive to your surroundings.
Continuous Line Roller Furling Jib
All MiniCat 420 models are equipped with a continuous line roller furler. This allows you to put away the jib sail, on either tack without any worry or possibility of a snag, clog, or line override that the single-line furlers are notorious for. You can also store your jib furled (folded in half) to make boat set-up and take-down quicker and easier.
Fully Battened Square-top Mainsail
The square-top mainsail provides this beachcat with more than enough power to have a fun day on the water. Fully battened for superior sail shape, even in light winds.
The 420 can easily reach speeds up to 12 knots and some have even pushed their boat faster than 16 knots!
Heytex 5509 PVC
All MiniCats, including the MiniCat 420, have hulls made in Germany with Heytex 5509 PVC. This is top shelf PVC and has a longer life expectancy than typical boat PVC. This boat fabric is no different than other PVC with regards to repair. It is easily repairable by an amateur, so no more expensive boat yard repair bills!
Powder Coated Lightweight Frame
MiniCats are built with lightweight aluminum frames that have been powder coated using techniques that are time tested and durable. The rugged, long-lasting frame uses the lightweight and durable materials for both transport ease and sailing performance.
The MiniCat 420 has a feature rich trampoline, complete with plenty of places to hold on with reinforced handles in each corner. There are also pockets for the halyards and even a place to clip drybags in a snag free pouch. There is a hiking strap long enough for at least 2 pairs of feet and bungee lacing at the base of the mast for stowing larger gear. There are also diagonal webbed straps sewn on the trampoline to provide extra grip.
Low Aspect Ratio Keels
The MiniCat 420 is equipped with long shallow keels under each hull which contribute to the MiniCat’s ease of use and great sailing characteristics. The keels allow the 420 to be sailed in very shallow waters. You need only fly a hull when you want; it is very easy to prevent capsizes thanks to these keels that resist rotation of the hulls. The keels are set aft of the mast, which allows the 420 to tack much quicker than other hard hulled catamarans.
Small Pack-down for Easy Storage and Transport
The MiniCat 420 packs away into two easy-to-manage bags. These bags are well-organized to keep things from getting damaged in storage. The MiniCat bags and packaway are better than other portable boats on the market. These bags can be stored under your bed, in a closet or checked as luggage on an airplane. Call your airline for a quote on oversized luggage fees, they can vary by airline. Wheeled storage bags are easy to transport and move around without heavy lifting.
MiniCat has a comprehensive catalog of accessories for their boats. From front trampolines to motor mounts and even a gennaker, there is a way to spice up your next adventure!
MiniCat 420 Technical Specifications
|Overall Length||13' 9"|
|Overall Width||6' 9"|
|Total Weight||114 lbs|
|Sail Area (Jib + Main)||104.5 ft² (34.5 ft² + 70 ft²)|
|Mast Specs||17' Aluminum / Carbon | 15 / 8 lbs|
|Crew Capacity||1-4 people|
|Carrying Weight Capacity||992 lbs|
|Hull Material||Heytex 5509 PVC|
Packing & Assembly Specifications
|Bag 1 (w/ wheels)||68" x 12" x 12"|
|Bag 2 (w/ wheels)||68" x 12" x 12"|
|Assembly Time (1 person)||~35 minutes|
|Tools Required for Assembly||None|