inflatable sailboat

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

minicat 460

  • ESPRIT
    • 4-Piece Aluminium Mast – black powder coated/matt
    • Aluminium Frame – black powder coated/matt finish
    • Rudder – Fibreglass/Epoxy RTM
    • Bowsprit – aluminium with eloxal coating
    • Main Sail 8.0 m² - from Monofilm & Racing Polyester X-PLY line with funky dark design
    • Jib 3.5 m² – Polyester Dacron
    • Jib Furler
    • Grey Floats
    • Black Trampoline
    • See-through/Chosen colour Sail
    • Chosen colour Jib
    • Floats fitted with hooks to fasten the additional front trampoline or the rope when anchoring the boat

    Constructed of the latest materials and technology, the 460 Esprit inflatable sailboat is ultra-light weight and delivers an exceptional sailing experience. This model can be completed with a Gennaker sail. It comes in three bags, can be assembled in about 40 mins and can carry 1-4 sailors.

    Rolling sail “Genna”

    The construction is based on the "Code Zero" type of sails. This sail does not have such a depth and balloon shape like the original Gennaker and is slightly smaller in size (9,9 m2), but its usage is much better as it is possible to sail not only on the tailwind, but also on the crosswind and even slightly against the wind.

    This special sail comes equipped with furler, so it doesn’t need snuffer as it can be rolled back in similar style as the jib is. It is possible to use this new rolling sail Genna also with the older MiniCat models (420 and 460), but only the ones with the thicker mast.

  • ELITE
    • 4-Piece ultra-light Carbon fiber mast
    • Aluminium Frame – black powder coated/matt finish
    • Rudder – Carbon
    • Bowsprit – Carbon
    • Main Sail 8.0 m² - from Monofilm & Racing Polyester X-PLY line with funky dark design
    • Jib 3.5 m² – Polyester Dacron
    • Jib Furler
    • Grey Floats
    • Black Trampoline with funky embroidery
    • See-through/Chosen colour Sail
    • Chosen colour Jib
    • Floats fitted with hooks to fasten the additional front trampoline or the rope when anchoring the boat

    The all-new ‘MiniCat 460 Elite’ is a high-tech edition to the largest category of the MiniCat portable sailboat range.

    The construction is based on the MiniCat 460 Esprit, designed for experienced sailors but the latest model ‘Elite’ takes the MiniCat 460 range to a new level of style, class and performance through the use of an ultra-light carbon fiber mast, rudder and bowsprit together with some eye-catching details of embroidery on the trampoline.

    460 Elite Detail 001
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    460 Elite Detail 003
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    This model can be completed with a Gennaker sail. It comes in three bags, can be assembled in about 40 mins and can carry 1-4 sailors.

    Rolling sail “Genna”

    The construction is based on the "Code Zero" type of sails. This sail does not have such a depth and balloon shape like the original Gennaker and is slightly smaller in size (9,9 m2), but its usage is much better as it is possible to sail not only on the tailwind, but also on the crosswind and even slightly against the wind.

    This special sail comes equipped with furler, so it doesn’t need snuffer as it can be rolled back in similar style as the jib is. It is possible to use this new rolling sail Genna also with the older MiniCat models (420 and 460), but only the ones with the thicker mast.

technical details

length 4600 mm
width 2200 mm
height of the mast 6100 mm
weight 63 kg (Esprit), 59 kg (Elite)
diameter of floats 490 mm
sail main sail+jib
main sail 8.0 m2
jib 3.5 m2
trampoline 1900x1450 mm
design category ‘D’
carrying capacity 450 kg
number of persons 4
time of assembly / dismantling 40 min.
dimensions of the bag 2x 1750x300x300 mm
1x 1000x300x300 mm

design

FRAME & DECK

The MiniCat 460 frame, to which the floats attach, is produced from light-weight aluminium and the frame parts are powder coated. The trampoline is produced from high strength woven plastic fabric. The frame is attached to the floats by means of welded-on ‘flags’, which are inserted into the pockets on the floats.

FLOATS

The MiniCat 460 is equipped with two inflatable floats 4.6 m length and 49 cm diameter. The floats are made of reinforced Heytex 5509, highly resistant to abrasion and very hard wearing. This material and production technology was adopted from the production of ‘white-water’ rafts. The floats are single-chamber with a combined load capacity of 550 kg.

KEEL FIN

To fully enjoy your sailing you must confidently control your boat. It is imperative to minimize ‘side-sail’, especially when sailing against the wind. To achieve this keel fins were designed 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.

MAST

The mast consists of three sections of equal length, slotted together. The length of the assembled mast is 6.10 m. The mast is from alloy tubing and has a groove for the sail attachment. This construction ensures high rigidity and strength for ultimate safety, performance and enjoyment.

SAIL

The MiniCat 460 is equipped with a main sail and a jib. The total area of the sails is 11,5 sqm (main sail 8,0 sqm, jib 3.5 sqm). The material ‘Racing PolyesterX-PLY Line’ is used for the main sail and the jib is made of “Polyester Dakron”. Both the main sail and jib have transparent windows to ensure better visibility and security while sailing. The 460 Esprit can be equipped with optional Gennaker.

RUDDER

MiniCat 460 is fitted with one rudder in the craft centreline, attached to the frame. The automatic cleat will unlock the rudder rope in case the boat runs aground, thus protecting it from damage. The design of the rudder allows it to be raised at a 90 degree angle, so 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. 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. All spare parts and accessories are available. See our SPARE PARTS & ACCESSORIES CATALOGUE.

spare parts & accessories

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