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Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat Kitesurfing

Peter Lynn Kite Sailing Kitecat: £3195.95 - £3295.95
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Peter Lynn Kite Sailing is proud to introduce the KiteCat. The ultimate kite powered catamaran, which is very easy to control, even with little kite experience. The KiteCats designer, Peter Lynn based in New Zealand, had a vision of making multipurpose kite sailing accessible for everyone, the result is the KiteCat
 
The KiteCat is steered by four stainless steel rudders, which are operated and controlled by foot, while the sailor flies and controls the water relaunchable kite by hand. Whether there’s a gentle breeze or if its howling, you can still grab a kite and get on board the KiteCat and have the ultimate sailing experience!
 
As more and more people enter the world of kite sailing the racing scene will start to grow, enabling course racing. So keep your eyes peeled because next time you’re on the water you may see a KiteCat scream past you!

 

Performance:

Its amazingly responsive!! The Kitecat turns as quick as a buggy which is exactly what is needed to handle the waves and to wash off power, this is achieved by the unique steering system developed by Peter Lynn. It incorporates rudders just forward of the centre as well as the rear of each hull. This gives you the ability to really throw the KiteCat around! The acceleration after a jibe is unbelievable - get the hang of the KiteCat and its really hard to go back to a normal sailing boat.

  • The upwind performance is competitive with most conventional sailing craft and much greater compared to a kite surfer
  • Speed matches any other watercraft on the water
  • Can be used on all types of water; sea, lake or reservoirs
  • Wave tolerant and stable in surf 1.5m+
  • Anti heeling (sideward stability) meaning ultimate stability when your kite is pulling
  • Large wind range, from 5mph – 60mph, depending on your flying skills
  • Lightweight construction enables use on and off the water by a single person
  • Wind range - From 5kph to 50+kph
  • Reaching and downwind sailing - Can be faster than almost any other sailing craft, more than 50kph has already been achieved

  • Wave Tolerant - The Kitecat is extremely wave tolerant and stable. It's useable to 1.5m (face measure) waves, with care and skill.

  • Stability in heeling and in surf is much better than any comparable size sailboat.

Moderate skill and athleticism is necessary, not particularly age or gender limited. Currently lower set up cost than other sailing options, relative to speed and performance.

 

The KiteCat is conceived and presented as a single-design boat for racing and recreational sailing. It does not require a high level of athleticism or physical strength but does require and reward skill. KiteCat kitesailing is similar to kitebuggying, not as demanding as windsurfing or kiteboarding.

 

History:
The KiteCat was designed by Peter Lynn from New Zealand , the final result of intensive development since 1987. With over a hundred and fifty prototypes of every conceivable style, it's fair to say that Peter's dedication to kite-sailing throughout the many years has been a driving obsession. His aim, achieved at last, is to make all-course kitesailing practical for the widest range of users in the widest range of wind and water conditions.


The KiteCat is a cross-over from a variety of different sports. If you've never flown a high performance kite before, or aren't from a sailing background…..have no fear!! The KiteCat is relatively easy to use, with beginners sailing successfully after as little as a single day's instruction and practice. There is almost no limit to the level of skill that can be attained however, progress is satisfyingly continuous from that first day.

 

The KiteCats are beginning to receive more and more attention on a global scale from people of various backgrounds and interests in countries such as Australia , Canada , Italy , Kuwait , New Zealand and the USA . With continued awareness of kite-sailing, the KiteCats are sure to find their place in the 21st century.

 

Awards:

Team KiteCat have won winning awards at Weymouth Speed Week, UK 1-7 October 2007. Placed 2nd, 4th and 5th over all and winner of the D Ward Innovation trophy


Product Over View:

  • High-grade stainless steel frame
  • Light weight, high quality, polyester hulls with re-enforced strength

  • Extra comfortable foam padded adjustable seat
  • All KiteCats come with a folding frame for easy storage

Transportable by roof rack
 
General Specifications (Assembled):

  • Total length (including hulls) – 4.3m
  • Width - 2.0m

  • Height - 0.8m
  • Weight - 35kg

Available in White, Yellow or Red 

 


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Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat Kitesurfing
Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kitecat
RRP: £3195.95 - £3295.95

White:

3195.95

Yellow:

3295.95

Red:

3295.95

 

Specs

Kitecat Specifications:

 

Specifications

 

Length
(cm)
Width
(cm)
Height
(cm)
Weight
(kg)

Folded

415
50
50
40

Assembled

430
200
80
35

 

Kitecat Nose:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe bow-lifting section of the Kitecat is similar to a surf-ski (jetski).

 

The upward tip prevents "nose-diving", while surfing waves or out in choppy water.

 

 

 

 

Drainage Plugs and Breather Tube:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe breather tubes balance the internal air pressure when the Kitecat is heating or cooling in the daily sun, in changing climates, without letting water into the hull. On the inner side of each hull is a 3mm diameter breather tube that's placed through a mounted bolt and then coiled around the frame for 0.5m (50cm). This reduces the vacuum of a sealed hull that will suck water through the fibreglass.

 

The drainage plugs are placed at the rear of each hull. When necessary, the plugs can be opened to extract the water that may have seeped inside the hull.

 

Steering Rudders:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe Kitecat turns on a dime! Many first time users are amazed of the tight turning circle of the Kitecat. For very fast speed runs and time trials, users have been known to make the modifications to slow the steering down!

 

The steering operates similar to a land yacht or kite buggy with the sailors feet on the foot-pegs which control the rudders. The four non-retractable rudders are made from stainless steel which makes them strong and robust. With two rudders at the front and two at the rear, all steering provides very fast and precise turning. The rudders also take the load of the boat when on land. A person can sit in the seat of the Kitecat on land without any damage to the rudders.

 

Side Trampolines:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe two side trampolines are attached onto the frame between each hull and the seat.

 

This area is ideal for a passenger to sit as well as providing standing space when the sailor climbs aboard.

 

Sailor plus passenger weight should not exceed 160kgs.

 

Kitecat Seat:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe adjustable fabric seat is one of the latest inventions on the Kitecat that has really improved the overall comfort for the sailor.

 

Not only are the side walls high, allowing your body to be positioned securely into the seat (as you would be in a racecar), there are also two hidden side bars. These have been placed internally on the sides of the seat to take the majority of the load off the sailors harness and put it directly onto the seat and the frame. The sailors slots comfortably into the seat, with the internal seat side bars positioned above the harness. Essentially, it works like a seat belt and holds the sailor to the seat without the use of a lapstrap.

 

Only the best YKK zippers, buckles and marine grade webbing is used to produce the most rugged seat for the conditions.

 

Kitecat Frame:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe Kitecat frame is very strong and robust, made of various sizes of high quality stainless steel giving strength but keeping weight to a minimum.

 

For transportation and storage, it's possible to reduce the width of the Kitecat. Loosen six nuts and the frame will will fold to 1 metre wide.

 

For a complete pack down, take the frame off the hulls and disassemble the frame into four sections, which are easly stored away.

 

Kitecat Hulls:

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingThe Kitecat hulls are made from glass fibre with a Gelcoat finish. Internally, accurately placed bulkheads provide extra strength in the sections that hugely improve the overall strength, but keeping it light. The "upside down", low drag displacement style hulls, provide maximum grip with the side load of a kite.

 

The hulls have the perfect floatation, at 175kgms, hugely improving stability and speed, as well as allowing an extra passenger on board for instructional purposes.

FAQ

What's the Wind Range for the KiteCat?
It's easily capable of all course sailing in as little as 5-8knots, even down to 3 knots with specialist light wind kites. At the top end, KiteCats have sailed in 60+knots with skilled sailors. Ideally the best wind for the KiteCat is anything between 5-20knots.

 

Can I use the Kitecat in the Surf/Waves?
Yes, certainly. The duck bill prow resists nose diving in chop or heavy swell and when surfing in . Also being a catamaran that has relatively low centre of gravity, it's very stable!

What type of kites are recommended for the KiteCat?
Any kiteboarding kite will work best. The most suitable design for the KiteCat is a kite with an auto zenith feature, because they will generally apex up and de-power when left to themselves, which is great for times when the sailors attention is elsewhere.


In very light winds, 20sq/m and even larger style kites are also very suitable.


What size kite do you recommend on the KiteCat?
Any SLE 12m or 16m Twinskin style kite can be used 90% of the time. Their power and turning speed for light conditions and huge wind range will allow the same kite to be carried through to well over 20knots in experienced hands. The KiteCat can take any side load that the kite can provide- more than can be resisted by a kite-boarder.


Anything larger than a 20m (flat area) becomes a handful in the lighter winds and does not necessarily improve performance anyway. 8m to 15m kites can be used above 20+knots for easier control and in lighter winds also for cruising when maximum performance is not the aim.

 

What length of line should I use?
25m-30m is suitable for a majority of wind conditions..

 

How do you launch the kite and get going on the water with the KiteCat?
It's highly recommended to launch the kite from the beach (just like kiteboarding). Walk to the KiteCat which has been placed close to the water's edge.


Pick the KiteCat up from both side frames in front of the seat and move into the water until deep enough (about knee deep).


Sit back into the seat and power up the kite and you're off.


How do I come to a stop when Kite Sailing?
Approach the land at a slow comfortable speed with the kite in the neutral position.


The fins are designed to take the boats weight, so “running a ground” is not a problem.


Ride it in until the boat touches the shore.


Jump out of the seat and leave the boat at the edge of the water.


Land the kite on the beach and go back to the boat and pull the KiteCat out of the water.

 

Is the load of the kite going through the sailor?
Yes. The load goes from the lines, de-power loop, harness (body), seat and then frame. The KiteCat has a uniquely designed seat that takes the majority of the load off the sailor.

 

The harness bypasses the majority of the load off the sailor and onto the internal side frames, placed inside the seat. The specs page has more information on the seat.


Please note: For your safety, the public's safety and for the reputation of the sport – we don't recommend attaching the load of the kite directly onto the frame of the KiteCat. Serious injury may occur!!


How is the KiteCat transported?
Most users transport the KiteCat on a roof rack on top of their vehicle fully assembled. Another option that has just become available is a folding system to allow width reduction for even easier roof carrying. A trailer can also be used.

 

How is the KiteCat carried around from the vehicle to the water's edge?
If there's one person, you can stand infront of the seat, pick up the KiteCat by the side frames. You're free to walk around unaided as you're standing in the central postion without the KiteCat dragging on the ground.


If there's two people, it's easy to have one person on each side of the seat.


How many people can go on the KiteCat at one time?
The KiteCat is primarily a single person craft but a passenger seat is optional, which is great for taking children / partners for a sail as well as being perfect for instructing. The sailor and passenger weight should normally not exceed 140kgms.

 

I'm from a sailing background, I've never flown a power kite before, how do I start?
The basic knowledge required to fly and understand a power kite can easily be taught to you by a local kiteboarding school close to you. Go down and book yourself a lesson to understand more about the wind window which will lead you to sailing the KiteCat. Also, the sport of kitebuggying (similar to a land yacht but with kites) is a perfect way to tune your skills on land with a safe environment.

 

I'm from a kiting background, I understand the wind window and basic safety, but how do I get going on the KiteCat?
You already possess the essential knowledge necessary for kitesailing, and now it's only just a matter of understanding how a larger kite with a bar works. Get yourself accustomed to flying a kiteboarding kite by starting off in light winds on a beach. When you're ready to hit the water, you'll find that the KiteCat requires similar skills to kite buggying.

 

I'm from a kiteboarding background, how do I get going on the KiteCat?
You most likely have all the gear (kite, harness, lines and bar) and you understand all that's needed to know about the kite. The KiteCat requires less skill than kiteboarding, can be done in much lighter winds, goes upwind extremely well and can go surprisingly fast when fully powered. All you need now is a KiteCat!


What harness should I use?

A kiteboarding seat harness will give you the maximum comfort you will require.

 

What size of kite should I use on the KiteCat if there are other Kiteboarders out at the same time?

Gernerally speaking, you can use at least the same size of kite (perhaps one size bigger) as a kite-boarder, so long as you're as skilled at flying as they are.



If the wind is light, how can I see if there's enough wind without getting into the water?
If you have flat water, like a lake for example, fly the kite on the land first to see if your kite will stay in the neutral zone,directly above you (aka 12 O'clock ) without walking around to keep the kite up there, you have enough wind to hit the water with the KiteCat. If you're walking around to keep the kite flying, you will need a little more wind. If there's a lot of current or waves, you will need more wind=power to get the KiteCat out.

 

Should I have a paddle on the KiteCat just in case something goes wrong?
Yes, for sure. Just in case the wind dies off, or you have some kind of problem, you can always get back to shore. Having a life vest isn't a silly idea either!

 

How long does it take for you to set up and go kite sailing?:
About 10-15minutes. Take the KiteCat off the roof racks on the car, walk it down to the water and launch the kite - off you go!

 

What are the best learning conditions?:
As far as conditions go we would recommend for a beginner finding flat water and clean wind. Small waves are great fun and the larger waves can be a real handful. It is recommended to make sure that you wear a helmet no matter what the conditions and always use the KiteCat in a safe manner as recommended by Peter Lynn.

Accessories

Kitecat Accessories:
The KiteCats are 100% New Zealand made. Once you've placed your order, the lead time is approx 4 weeks, plus 4 - 8 weeks for shipping (by sea).

 

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingSide Trampolines:
The two side trampolines are attached onto the frame between each hull and the seat. The area is ideal for a passenger to sit, as well as providing standing space when the sailor climbs aboard. Sailor plus passengers weight should not usually exceed 160kg.

 

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingKitecat Roof Rack:
Transporting the KiteCat, with one person to the water, without the use of a trailer is very important. The KiteCat Roof Racks have been designed to clamp onto any existing roof rack. So if your current roof racks run the length or width of your vehicle, they will easily clamp on within a few minutes. We’re yet to find a roof rack that isn’t compatible. Once the KiteCat Roof Racks have been fitted, it only takes one person to place the KiteCat on or off the vehicle.

 

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingEngine Mount:
Attaching an out-board motor to the engine mount will open up the secluded launching locations for the KiteCat, or use it for a safety device to get you home in any weather conditions.  Whilst in power mode, the KiteCat steers by foot with possible speeds of 25km/h.  Engine not included.

 

 

 

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingDehydration Bladder:
Keep your fluids up when kite sailing the day away. The dehydration bladder slots into the pocket, located at the back of the seat. Velcro tabs keep the bladder upright, as well as keeping the mouthpiece on hand when you need to gulp down some water.

 

 

 

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingKitecat 2-in-1 T-Socket Tool:
All nuts and bolts on the KiteCat have a hex head of 13mm. Use the specially designed KiteCat tool to assemble your boat in minutes.

 

One end of the handle is pressed, into a flat screw driver shape, to allow the bungs to be opened. Store the T-socket in the seat pocket for safekeeping.

 

 

Peter Lynn Kitesailing Kite Cat Kitecat Catamaran Boat KitesurfingKitecat Paddle:
Keep a paddle on hand for safety reasons.

 

The lightweight paddle can be attached to the frame whilst not in use.

 

 

 

 

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