Before the ages of steam and internal combustion engines, sailing boats powered by winds of nature ruled the seas. In times when roaring engines and smelly exhaust gasses are no longer welcome, it is time to return to this tradition.
Sailing is one of the most exciting and at the same time relaxing activities there is, but somehow it has been taken away from most of us. Mainly because of the high cost of boats and difficulty in mastering sailing itself. With Catri 25 this is no longer a problem!
Based on our designer's and team member's Aldis Eglajs 40 years experience of boat building, we have changed the construction of our yacht so that it can be used by both - pros, who crave speed and high performance, and individuals looking for some “me time” or a pleasant day with friends or family.
The revolutionary Catri 25 will be a serious alternative to consider even for motor boat enthusiasts - the speed, stability, safety and comfort are almost on par. The best part - you can travel for miles without spending a dime, making noise, or polluting the water. This is especially important in case of shallow waters, where propellers cause microclimat changes leading to death of fish and other flora and fauna. In the age when environmental protection is the personal responsibility of every individual - Catri 25 will be the water craft of choise for all those who care. Even more, with innovative releasing system invented by Aldis Eglajs capsizing on Catri is impossible, and this is most important point of safety! Our next step is to develop bigger high speed Catri trimarans to provide even more possibilities for comfortable and safe long distance travels for larger groups.
How is it done?
Catri 25 uses the hydrofoil technology with a patented twist of our own, that has been developed based on extensive research, mathematical modelling and decades of experience. All patents, issued in this field in the last years, have to do with moving hydrofoil stabilization mechanisms, whereas our patented Catri Foiler solution simply attaches the “feather” at the end of the “arrow”, thus making all kinds of regulating mechanisms irrelevant and achieving unprecedented stability, safety and speed of the craft.
In our tests we have found the right combination of all the components and created a trimaran that is stable, easy to sail, and has the potential of being the fastest boat in its class. Catri 25 is a 25 foot long trimaran on underwater wings which have been calculated to be able to lift this birdie 100% above the surface of water. It`s almost as if you would be flying just above the waterline.
Why is Catri 25 so awesome?
- It could be the fastest boat in its class
- It is extremely stable & safe even at sea and during gusty winds
- Easy to operate and steer
- Can be folded and transported conveniently on a slightly adapted trailer (see the picture below)
- It is spacious – can easily accommodate a team of 3-4 members for long trips Participate in races or use it for cruises.
In the past 10 months, driven by our passion and trust in our technology, we invested our own resources in manufacturing the main hull, outriggers, beam, wings, mast, and other parts of the craft. We have set up a shipyard and created molds for different boat components in order to make our sea bird available not only for professionals, but also for middle class sailing individuals. Our team has proven their loyalty and devotion for Catri project - their enthusiasm has been one of the main driving forces of this project from day one.
Sadly - the amount of finacial resources necessary for getting this bird into water is out of our reach, since prototyping and design improvements always make slight corrections in projects of this type and scale.
Luckily - this is where YOU come in!
What can I do to launch Catri & what I'll get?
We are almost at the finish line of our project – the estimated time necessary to reach our goal – a fully operational Catri 25 trimaran ready to break records, is 2 months after raising funds. What we need is a final push in amount of €43 000. So to answer the question above:
- Ask us questions
- Do anything that comes to your mind and could help us all get there!
What does my pledge cover?
For the last stage of our project we still need to:
- Manufacture remaining metal components - €11 400
- Purchase additional equipment (ropes, winches, etc.) - €13 200
- Sew sails - €10 900
- Assemble the whole thing - €7 500
- Enjoy the beauty and performance of Catri 25
Total expenses: €43 000
Iniciator, Project manager