The unique hull shape of the Carbon Cat combines the best attributes of both catamarans and monohulls. This hybrid design starts with a deep single-entry forefoot that smoothly cleaves through waves for improved tracking and spray resistance. The hull contour then gently widens aft and at the stern resembles a modified catamaran hull which provides lateral stability and lift. This hybrid-cat hull form is incredibly stable, riders can step on the gunnels while boarding and/or sit there underway and the sharp entry forward ensures a fast, efficient, dry ride.
The gunwale is finished with a thick foam bumper made with SeaDek HD for durability and to eliminate scratches and abrasions. The seating area is also cushioned with SeaDek creating a softer surface and better grip.
The amazing Carbon Cat construction and design means that the power requirements should be 35% less than typical inflatables due to the hard bottom and hybrid cat hull shape. During sea trials the T11 reached a top speed of 21mph powered by a single 9.9hp Yamaha outboard. This is an incredible speed to HP ratio superior to other tenders.
Using more moderate horsepower increases fuel efficiency and reduces weight. This makes Carbon Cats and their engines easier to stow onboard and easier to launch and retrieve. Optional transom wheels make beaching the Carbon Cat even simpler.