MiniCat 460 Features & Benefits
The MiniCat 460 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.
Dyneema Shrouds - Standard
Dyneema cordage is stronger than steel and soft on the hands. Dyneema also weighs less than steel. Less weight aloft = faster!
Believe it or not, but these Dyneema shrouds will even stretch less under tension than stainless steel wire.
This cordage is easier to stow (for faster take-down and setup of the boat).
MiniCat has included spreaders on the mast of the 460. This is a major upgrade to rig tension of the boat.
These upgraded spreaders will increase the available power on MiniCat's largest and most powerful model.
Tilt-Up Mast Step
A new option for 2024, a tilt up mast step will greatly reduce the stress and physicality of stepping the 460.
The 460 mast is one whole section longer than the 420 mast, making it 25% heavier.
This is a welcome upgrade that will allow you to buy the faster boat without signing up for a sore back while trying to step the mast.
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.
Jib travelers are unique on an infaltable catamaran! These are a major upgrade allowing for more optimal sheeting angles of your jib.
This means the MiniCat 460 will point much higher and be faster on more points of sail than the 420 and even competitor's sailboats!
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 460 can easily reach speeds up to 18+ knots and some have even pushed their boat faster than 20 knots!
Heytex 5509 PVC
All MiniCats, including the MiniCat 460, 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!
MiniCat now covers their hulls with a 7-year warranty!
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.
Jib Halyard Tensioner - Standard
The MiniCat 460 includes a jib halyard tensioner as standard equipment.
This tensioner will allow you to increase your rig and jib luff tension significantly allowing for better pointing angles and better sail control.
Low Aspect Ratio Keels
The MiniCat 460 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 460 to be sailed in very shallow waters.
Only fly a hull when you want; the keels resist the rotation of the hulls making this boat harder to capsize than other beach cats!
The keels are set aft of the mast, which allows the 460 to tack much quicker than other hard hulled catamarans.
Small Pack-down for Easy Storage and Transport
The MiniCat 460 packs away into three 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.
Optional 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 460 Technical Specifications
|Esprit 139 lbs / Elite 129 lbs
|Sail Area (Jib + Main)
|124 ft² (38 ft² + 86 ft²)
|20' (Aluminum 20 lbs / Carbon 10 lbs)
|Carrying Weight Capacity
|Heytex 5509 PVC
Packing & Assembly Specifications
|Bag 1 (w/ wheels)
|68" x 12" x 12"
|Bag 2 (w/ wheels)
|68" x 12" x 12"
|Bag 3 (w/o wheels)
|39" x 12" x 12"
|Assembly Time (1 person)
|Tools Required for Assembly