Smartkat’s Story

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Smartkat is the ultimate lightweight inflatable sailing catamaran packed in two bags. Have fun Smartkat sailing with your family and friends or enjoy your personal me-time.

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Smartkat provides outdoor enthusiasts with innovative watersports gear and the inspiration to explore the outdoors. At Smartkat we want to create the next generation of water sports equipment, nurturing experiences that take the joy of both sport and travel to a whole new level.

Smartkat is the industry leader for inflatable lightweight sailing catamarans designed for single-handed sailing: transport, setup, and sailing without the help from others.

Back in 2006, we came up with the idea to create a sailing boat out of a suitcase. The modular concept of our catamaran allows fitting the entire boat in two bags with a setup time of only 20 minutes.

We are proud of our product, Smartkat is the lightest and the best performing inflatable sailing catamaran in the market. Our boat got rewarded with a “Beaufort 6” wind force certification as the only inflatable sailing catamaran in the market.

Since the very beginning, we are proud of our founding idea, the patented centerboard construction, which is the heart of every Smartkat and the main contributor to reducing the weight of the catamaran. This innovation accounts for the performance and the character of our catamaran.

At Smartkat, we are committed to doing things differently and equally committed to living every facet of our vision. Our team members are innovators in both sailing and travel, the perfect Smartkat ambassadors. We believe in the invigorating power of water, wind, and travel - just as much we believe in innovation and technology. Also, our global partners producing Smartkat parts share our commitment and lifestyle.

All Smartkats are crafted by hand with quality in mind - German engineered and produced in Steyr, Austria. Passion, function, and design come together in our boutique-style manufacturing facility. We are proud that all our team members are passionate sailors and ambitious to improve the performance of the boat.

Taking care and minimizing the environmental footprint is our guiding principle for developing sustainable Smartkat products. It is at the core of everything we do and integrated throughout the manufacture of Smartkats.

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