The stability of a catamaran design has found its way into a new very practical application in the form of a yacht tender with an innovative lightweight design from New Zealand now being represented by Multihull Central.
The Takacat dinghies range from 2.4m to 3.8m with either an open bow or closed tapered bow and are designed to save weight, offer superior stability and are an affordable alternative to the regular cumbersome RIBs currently available for cruisers.
Thanks to the large pontoons on each side, the Takacat doesn’t lean over and become unstable like traditional dinghies and drives well through all conditions due to the floats also providing the hull shape. New technology in inflatable design also means you can have a lightweight floor (bridgedeck) that is both firm when in use, but compact when deflated.
The entire boat can fit into just a couple of small bags, making it ideal to transport or stow onboard for passages and weighing in at half the weight of a aluminum RIB, your performance won’t be compromised either.
Multihull Central will have the range of Takacats available to purchase soon online and are currently on display at our Sydney marina and will be soon on display at the upcoming boat shows including the Gold Coast Marine Expo and Sanctuary Cove Boat Shows.