dinghy sailboat

THE WORLD'S FAVORITE PORTABLE SAIL BOAT THAT FITS IN YOUR CAR

minicat guppy

  • GUPPY
    • 3-piece aluminium powder-coated mast with circular profile
    • Main sail 3.9 m2 from Dakron (no boom)
    • Aluminium ‘spine’ frame permanently attached to trampoline
    • Aluminium powder-coated frame finished in 3 colours
    • Trampoline 1600 x 1450mm with totally new design fixed with special grab-handles
    • Shorter but deeper keel fins, same fixing as with 420 models
    • No stainless steel ropes underneath the trampoline
    • Single design, single colour-scheme

    The size is based on our very popular 310 model but with GUPPY it is all about the simplicity and speed of assembly. Due to the specially developed design of floats already fixed with the frame the set up takes you 10 minutes from start to finish. GUPPY is also exceptionally light (just 26 kg) and with grab-handles on the trampoline manipulation is easy especially for children.

    Funky design of the sail and no jib makes this dinghy sailboat appeal especially to first-time young sailors who want to learn the sailing technics have fun and experience some adrenalin rushes.

technical details

lenght 3000 mm
width 1500 mm
height of the mast 3950 mm
weight 26 kg
diameter of floats 330 mm
sail 3,9 m2
trampoline 1600x1450 mm
dimensions of the bag 1650x300x300 mm
design category ‘D’
carrying capacity 235 kg
number of persons 2
time of assembly / dismantling max. 10 min.

design

Because Guppy is mainly intended for young and young-at-heart ‘Guppy sailors’, it was critical that the construction of the entire boat was simple, intuitive and fast. Therefore, the Guppy has a completely new technical solution in the design to meet these requirements. The result is a record low weight and speed of assembly, creating a new class of portable sail boat.

FRAME & DECK

The main element of the Guppy frame is the back-bone centre frame of light-weight aluminium which is fastened by pins to the cross-section part of the floats. They are permanently attached to the boards and define their position. The trampoline is produced from high-strength woven plastic fabric and is permanently attached to the floats for speed of assembly.

The trampoline fabric sections fill the frame and are tightly secured by a threaded line. As the trampoline is taut and the frame is tight there is no need for any additional fixings.

To the rear of the frame is further mounted rudder and mast. All parts of the frame are made of aluminum and are powder coated.

FLOATS

The Guppy is equipped with two inflatable floats 3.0 m in length and 33 cm diameter. The floats are made of reinforced Heytex 5509, highly resistant it abrasion and very hard wearing. This material is produced in Germany and production technology was adopted from the production of white-water rafts. The floats are single-chamber with a combined load capacity of 235 kg.

Both floats are fitted with three grab-handles for easy handling of the boat in and out of the water. Permanently affixed to the boards is a trampoline.

KEEL FIN

To fully enjoy sailing your Guppy you must confidently control your boat. It is imperative to minimize 'side-sail', especially when sailing against the wind. To achieve this detachable keel fins were designed from UV stabilised polypropylene to attach under each float. Their design and shape gives excellent performance yet still allows the boat to be sailed in very shallow water without the risk of damage. The principle of the keel fins runs across the range of MiniCat models and is a key factor in the handling characteristics of MiniCat.

MAST

As with other MiniCat models the mast on Guppy consists of three sections with circular profile of equal length slotted together. The length of the assembled mast is 3.95m. The mast is from alloy tubing (AIMg 0.7 Si) and powder coated. This construction ensures high rigidity and strength for ultimate safety, performance and enjoyment.

SAIL

Guppy is equipped with a single sail, without a boom for easy use. The total area of the sail is 3.9 m2. The sail material ‘Dimension Polyant ' is used with a surface density of 175-210g/m. The sail is ' all-spire ' construction, i.e. without a yardarm. The sail also has a window to ensure better visibility while sailing.

RUDDER

Guppy has the rudder attached to the centre of the frame. The design of the rudder allows it to be raised at a 90 degree angle, sat at the shore or in very shallow water there is no danger of damage. The rudder can be locked in both positions, raised or lowered. Thanks to the locking device the rudder can be easily arranged at the helm in two extreme positions. A tiller extension increases comfort and convenience while sailing. The tiller arm is jointed allowing full 360 degree movement.

FITTINGS

Fittings from the companies Ronstan, Seasure, Clamcleat and Suchomel are used throughout the MiniCat range of models.

All spare parts and accessories are available. See our SPARE PARTS & ACCESSORIES CATALOGUE

As with the entire range of MiniCat models Guppy is designed and manufactured with love in the EU

latest news

5TH MINICAT FUN WEEKEND

We are pleased to announce that the 5th MiniCat Fun Weekend will take place on the weekend 29th June – 1st July 2018 at the popular lake Como in Italy.

special offer

USED BOATS FOR SALE

Due to some shows and exhibitions we have again some used catamarans for sale at discounted prices. These are demo boats, so fairly new and it top condition.