Catri 25 Trimaran - seriously stable and fast trimaran

The new revolutionary trimaran - Minimal traction - Maximum speed - Superb stability - Environmentally friendly - Easy to transport
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Mareks Justs
Sports
Riga
Latvia
1 Team Member

Our story

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 classCatri 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:

  • pledge
  • Share 
  • Promote 
  • Discuss 
  • 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 

 

 

Additional information and questions: 

  • More information about the project, technicalities and hydrofoil problem/solution can be found on our website
  • Do not hesitate to ask questions here on Indiegogo or
  • Contact us via our website

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU !

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  • €20EUR
    Your name on the Catri 25

    We will appreciate every single pound you pledge and to thank you for it, we will print the names of all our backers on the sides of the first Catri 25 Trimaran.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €30EUR
    Catri floating key chain

    For not to lose yours keys, Catri key chain will keep them afflot ; ) Name on the hull also included.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • €50EUR
    Catri Floating flashlight

    Useful thing for sailors. Name on the hull also included.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €100EUR
    Book of Nautical knots

    With signature of Catri designer ALDIS EGLAJS!!!!!!!!

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €200EUR
    Catri cap and windbreaker

    You really are one of us Sailor! We are proud to have earned such trust. We will not let you down and aditionally send you some pretty Catri cap and windbreaker, that will keep you comfortable even during the sunniest and windiest days! Name on the boat included.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €250EUR
    Catri Nautical binoculars

    Very useful thing. Name on the hull also included.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €300EUR
    Catri scarf

    Hand woven linen Catri scarf from Latvia. Name on Catri 25 also included.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €2,000EUR
    Catri trimaran model

    This is truly remarkable, your support is invaluable. To thank you for this we invite backers at this level for a ride of your life on our Catri 25 (travel and stay not covered). In Latvia we are proud of our supporters. This is why You will become the proud owner of a hand made Catri trimaran model. Of course the name on the boat, Catri cap and windbreaker is also included.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €20,000EUR
    Advertisement on the main sail

    Catri 25 will participate in many runs and exibitions. Design costs not included. Please contact before pledge.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • €50,000EUR
    Catri 25 prototype

    After trials and exhibitions you can become the proud owner of new Catri 25. Congratulations! Please contact before buy.

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    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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