We specifically ask our customers to give us their feedback about MiniCat. Some of it is used to improve the boat, some are just nice comments. Read some of them here, it may help you to make up your mind about purchasing MiniCat.

 

  • laura dekker - the netherlands

    Laura is the youngest person sailing around the world. By chance she tried MiniCat and said on her website:

  • "...Yesterday, I saw someone assembling a Mini-Cat. A really small, inflatable catamaran. My sister and I went over and we asked if we could have a sail with it. Well, we did and are just back. It was very funny. It sails extremely well if you keep in mind that it is an inflatable catamaran........Kim and I also went sailing with the Mini-Cat again. The wind blew pretty strong and we sailed really super-super fast. Even Kim started to like it!! Normally she does not like sailing too much."

  • more on: www.lauradekker.nl
  • laura dekker - the netherlands

    "…Not long ago, I wrote that I sailed with an inflatable mini-catamaran with my sister. Due to some coincidences, I will be the owner of my very own mini-catamaran soon, and then I will enjoy speeding around even when lying at anchor. I will do a little bit of advertising: It sails really well and it is very fast. It is easy to assemble and the boat is very well thought out so you do not need much storage space if you are not living near to the sea. It can be carried along in one big bag. Usually advertisements are very much exaggerated but this one really says it like it is.I have seen and sailed numerous inflatable catamarans and this one really stands above them all."

  • graham clarke - UK

    "My experience of the MiniCat 420 so far….

    We purchased our MiniCat 420 in early September 2012. Delivery was very quick – only 3 days from CZ to the UK !

    We have used the boat 3 times so far, but intend to get sailing again when the weather improves.

    The Good Points – Easy to sail even for a beginner, it is very fast and picks up in even a gentle breeze. The boat is well built and good quality components used throughout. Out of all the inflatable cats out there I would say that the MiniCat is the best value for money and has the best design features.

  • The fact that all the attachments for building the boat are connected which means you don’t lose things on the beach.  Boat is easy to clean and dry off after use.

  • The Bad Points – Takes more time than 30 minutes to setup (The cable connections could be colour coded to help find the correct connection. The mast for one person is difficult to raise with the sail connections in place. I would recommend buying a good electric pump to help speed up inflation of the hulls as they are large and hold a lot of air. The boat is quite heavy and bulky once built (again a lot for one person).

  • I certainly would recommend  buying one of these boats if you want to get out onto the water with the family and don’t have much storage space when not in use.

  • Thanks again Petra for your help and advice during the sales / delivery process."

  • bob walker - NY, usa

    I Love My MiniCat 420

    "I have sailed a SuperCat 17' for over 30 years and found it heart braking to sell it.
    I needed a boat that would be less expensive to keep, easy to store and transport as well as fun to sail.
    Looking on the internet I found a number of inflatable catamarans to choose from and I began to compare cost and features. Some were not more than toys and some were too big for my needs.


  • I came upon the MiniCat 420 and found it's quality design and construction plus it's hardware and rigging to be a serious sailboat. The price was competitive with other boats but I was not sure about shipping  to the USA as well as parts and service. I found a dealer in Budapest who had in stock a display model that was a year old that had never been sailed for a good price and I bought it. 


  • The dealer was also a 420 owner and experienced sailer who was very helpful and knowledgeable. When it arrived there was a minor rigging error from the factory that was replaced right away. 
    I love the way it sails and how easy it is to assemble and store.
    Most of the time I sail single handed but it is comfortable for two people. 
    MiniCat is a wonderful boat and the company is serious about customer care. I couldn't ask for more."

  • Kamen Yakimov - Bulgaria

    "I'd like to thank you for your accuracy during our contacts previous year and to wish you health and full success with your business.
    I bought from your company MiniCat 310 Sport and I enjoyed it very much last summer. About this short period of use , I haven't spot any marks of damage. Thank you. "

  • paul klabost - spain

    "….what a great boat, I have my MiniCat at my flat in Spain, I keep it in the cupboard and can now sail even when I'm only there for a couple of days. I'm really surprised how responsive it is to sail and what fun it is… just what I was looking for, but never knew existed! Thanks for your help and the prompt delivery…"

  • Roxanna Maynard - Themainsail.com

    "With virtually no overheads, such as mooring fees or the cost of a trailer, this is a very cheap way of owning a small boat. Small enough to fit in a large deck locker or possibly below a bunk, the MiniCat would also be a fun addition aboard any cruising yacht. With the ability to sail in as little as 30cm of water it has the potential to offer a platform for exploring remote areas of shallow coastline without disrupting the environment."

  • Neil Chapman - Boatshed.com

    "an exciting product… a product that I think the market has been needing for some time..."

  • Ben Sutcliffe - UK

    …."it does exactly what it says on the tin…."

     

  • Roxanna Maynard - Themainsail.com

    "Even without a huge amount of wind, the MiniCat sits so high in the water due to the inflatable design that it wasn't long before I was belting across the lake.The robust 3.1 meter Valmex floats allows you to sail right up on to the shore, without fear of damaging the vessel. And after a swift 20 minutes' dismantling, we put the cat in the bag and were done for the day."

 

press coverage of minicat

Since 2007, our launch year, there has been a huge press coverage of MiniCat in various sailing magazines, newspapers, websites and forums all over the world. Here are links and downloads of some of them.

 

 

 

 

 

do you want to write about minicat in your publication?

We appreciate any help with promoting MiniCat worldwide. If you wish to write about our boat in your magazine or on your website please contact us and we will supply you with high resolution images and Press Releases.

You can email directly to: info@minicatamaran.eu